Believe it or not, we’ve made it out of the winter blues and through the spring drizzles. Memorial Day is right around the corner. To make your day easier and more delicious than ever before, we’ve rounded up the 10 best simple Memorial Day recipes from KitchMe and a Coupons.com exclusive. Every one of these classic recipes takes just minutes to prep, and most can feed a crowd.
Grilled Corn - This grilled corn is topped with a zesty butter that turns a basic corn on the cob into a confetti-colored treat! It truly spices up one of the classic Memorial Day recipes.
Potato Salad - Homemade potato salad gets tastier than ever with this simple recipe. Perfect when served alongside barbecue, warm potato salad lets you skip a step, making this version quicker than cold potato salad.
Macaroni Salad - Mix up a bowl of pasta salad so good you won’t believe how quickly it disappears! Of all the Memorial Day recipes, this is definitely a favorite of kids and adults and a great picnic dish.
Bean Salad - Spice up your basic three-bean salad with this easy Mexican-inspired treat. It’s easy to make a day or two ahead, leaving your kitchen clean and tidy on Memorial Day.
Coleslaw - Homemade coleslaw is one of the classic Memorial Day recipes. Toss together this quick dish and get more veggies in your diet.
Deviled Eggs - What would a picnic be without deviled eggs? This recipe will walk you through the easiest way to prepare this favorite. Try boiling them the day before and prepping that night for an easy, lazy day appetizer.
Dinner Rolls – Yes, you can buy these at a store, or you can whip up a batch of homemade dinner rolls and use them as slider buns! Sometimes making yeast rolls seems like a difficult task, but this recipe is easy and yields fresh, hot rolls that pair perfectly with our exclusive Spicy Pulled Chicken Sliders recipe (below).
Apple Pie - Memorial Day recipes demand an all-American dessert! That’s why this classic apple pie is a dessert you’ve gotta add to your menu. This version from KitchMe makes it easy to pull together a pie just like your granny used to make.
Strawberry Shortcake – If you’re not into pie then get your sweet tooth going with strawberry shortcake instead. Layers of golden cake and strawberries get a happy kiss of sweetened whipped cream in this scrumptious recipe.
3-Ingredient Spicy Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sliders
There’s nothing like a big batch of BBQ pulled-chicken sliders to feed a crowd of friends and neighbors. Put a smile on everyone’s face this Memorial Day with this creative recipe. Add a little twist with this fun, bright red spicy sandwich. Just three ingredients and five minutes of prep allow you to relax until dinner!
Ingredients: Makes 24 sliders - 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed, 1 (18 ounce) bottle honey BBQ sauce, ½ cup Sriracha
Directions: Place all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Fifteen minutes before serving, remove the chicken from the slow cooker. Use a fork to pull the meat until very well shredded. Return the shredded meat to the slow cooker and stir until well covered with the barbecue sauce. Serve on slider buns.
Before you shop: Click the KitchMe links for detailed instructions on how to prepare each of these Memorial Day recipes. You’ll also find coupons for the ingredients while there!
Brooke McLay is a professional recipe developer, food photographer, food writer, and single mom to four rad kids. Author of two cookbooks and the beloved blog, CheekyKitchen.com, her creative approach to fast, fresh, family-friendly foods has garnered her regular gigs with Disney’s Babble.com, Tablespoon.com, Good Cook, and Coupons.com.