People have been celebrating Labor Day since before it became a national holiday in 1896. Just imagine all of the burgers and hot dogs that have been consumed in celebration of hard workers everywhere. This year, let’s liven those Labor Day recipes up a bit and show all of our laborers that we appreciate everything they do!
Need more dishes to serve up at your party? Try these 13 super easy no-bake tomato recipes or treat your guests to savory summertime tarts. Don’t forget to include your pup in the celebrations with recipes for homemade frozen dog treats!
Like all good celebrations, let’s start with a drink! This Endless Summer Sangria is ideal for a crowd of Labor Day partygoers, plus its crisp and refreshing will be a hit in the summer heat.
2. Hot Lobster Roll
Source: Nutmeg Nanny
If you’re getting tired of the same old barbecue fare, this hot lobster roll will add a little variety to your menu! Fresh lobster tossed in butter, lemon, and cilantro is the perfect way to enjoy your Labor Day.
3. Barbecue Burger
Source: Love Bakes Good Cakes
Some of us just can’t stand the thought of a Labor Day without burgers, and there’s nothing wrong with that! Especially if you doctor those burgers up with a whiskey barbecue sauce and crispy, crunchy onion rings.
4. Green Bean & Potato Salad with Bacon
Source: Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Proving once again that bacon makes everything better, this simple potato salad is bursting with flavor. Everything gets tossed in a garlicky mustard dressing before serving.
5. Grilled Avocado Caprese Crostini
Source: Cafe Delites
Whether you serve this crostini as an appetizer or a side dish, guests will love the creamy avocado paired with the crunchy sourdough bread. The sweet tomatoes and melty mozzarella just bring the whole dish over the top.
6. Strawberry Shortcake Sandwiches
Source: The Novice Chef
For dessert, it’s fun to put a little twist on a classic favorite. Using store-bought pound cake and homemade whipped cream with ripe, juicy berries makes this a quick and simple dessert sandwich that will keep guests going back for more!
7. Patriotic Red Velvet Cupcakes
Source: Inspired by Charm
Classic red velvet gets a little patriotic update, making these perfect for the holiday! The pecan cream cheese frosting doesn’t hurt things, either.
8. Frozen Mudslide
If you’re going to start the celebration with a little liquor, you should end it with a little more! These frozen mudslides are full of chocolate, coffee liqueur, and a healthy splash of vodka.