Memorial Day Side Dishes

Memorial Day is upon us so it’s time to break out the side dishes, salads and appetizers to make your holiday parties great. We have made most of these recipes many, many times for summer holiday fun and especially for potlucks during the summer season.

This collection of 50+ Memorial Day Side Dishes does not include desserts. It contains recipes for Appetizers, Fruit Salads, Pasta Salads, other types of salads that are not tossed salads. It also includes baked beans recipes. After all, how can you have a summer party or backyard barbecue without baked beans??? 🙂

I have to admit that I love making side dishes: whether they’re hot and in casserole form, or cold as in salad or appetizer form, I enjoy making side dishes probably even more than making desserts–and I LOVE making desserts. But over the years, I’ve been called upon to make side dishes a lot, so I have tons of recipes in my cookbooks and on my computer.

I didn’t include any of my hummus recipes in this collection, although some may enjoy those kinds of recipes for holiday bashes as well. I have about ten hummus recipes posted so, if you’re interested, you can search my blog for them.

I also didn’t include any hot dips or appetizers–mostly cold stuff. The only hot dishes I include in 50+ Memorial Day Side Dishes are the baked beans recipes.

If you’re looking for some fantastic ideas on food to bring to your Memorial Day parties, then consider some of these excellent choices. I’ve included 56 of my favorite Memorial Day Side Dishes. Most of them are finger lickin’ good, too! 🙂

50+ Memorial Day Side Dishes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | great #sidedishes, #salads and #appetizers for #MemorialDay parties!

MEMORIAL DAY SIDE DISHES:

Appetizers

Avocado Black Bean Dip

Avocado Black Bean Dip | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Chunky Homemade Guacamole

Chunky Homemade Guacamole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of the BEST #guacamole recipes you'll ever eat. We love this chunky #appetizer. #Tex-Mex #avocados #tailgating

Chunky Homemade Salsa

Chunky Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Classic Spinach Dip

Classic Spinach Dip | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Garden Vegetable Ranch Dip

Garden Vegetable Dip | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Hot Sauce

Garden Vegetable Dip | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Jalapeno Taco Party Appetizer

Jalapeno Taco Party Appetizer | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Layered Mexican Dip

Layered Mexican Dip | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Parmesan Ranch Dip

Parmesan Ranch Dip | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Ranch Bacon and Cheddar Dip

Ranch Bacon and Cheddar Dip | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Salsa Ranch Dip

Salsa Ranch Dip | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Spicy Guacamole

Spicy Guacamole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fabulous #TexMex #appetizer for #MemorialDay & other summer or holiday fun. #avocados

Teresa’s Famous Deviled Eggs

Teresa's Famous Deviled Eggs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip

Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Baked Beans

Calico Baked Beans

Calico Baked Beans | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Coca Cola Baked Beans

Coca Cola Baked Beans | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Hearty Cowboy Baked Beans

Hearty Cowboy Baked Beans | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most spectacular #bakedbeans #sidedish you'll ever eat! This one's filled with #groundbeef #bacon and 6 kinds of #beans!

Spicy Baked Beans

Spicy Baked Beans | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Fruit Salads

Ambrosia Salad

Ambrosia Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Ambrosia Waldorf Salad

Ambrosia Waldorf Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this marvelous fluffy & fruity #salad has always been a family favorite for the #holidays. #Cranberries provide zest and it also includes #grapes #pineapple and #apples.

Apricot Gelatin Salad

Apricot Gelatin Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this creamy #apricot #Jello #salad is one of our favorite summer salads. It's wonderful for #MemorialDay & other #holiday fun. #pineapple #bananas

Blueberry Fluff

Blueberry Fluff | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Blueberry Salad

Blueberry Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Cherry Fruit Salad

Cherry Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Fresh Fruit Salad

Fresh Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | delicious #fruitsalad that's great to make for summer potlucks & #holidays. #fruit #salad #glutenfree #vegan

Peaches and Bananas

Peaches & Bananas | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of my favorite #fruit #salad recipes growing up. Simple, easy, delicious! #glutenfree #vegan #peaches

Peachy Fruit Salad

Peachy Fruit Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Pineapple Mango Salad

Pineapple Mango Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Pink Fluff

Pink Fluff | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Pistachio Fruit Fluff Salad

Pistachio Fruit Fluff Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Such a quick, easy and refreshing #fruitsalad for summer barbecues and #holidays. #fruit #salad

Six Cup Salad

Six Cup Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Taffy Apple Salad

Taffy Apple Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This delectable #salad tastes just like eating #candyapples! It's great for #holiday menus. #apples #peanuts #pineapple

Pasta Salads

Farmer’s Market Pasta Salad

Farmer's Market Pasta Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Garden Pasta Salad

Garden Pasta Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Ranch BLT Pasta Salad

Ranch BLT Pasta Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Trio Antipasto Salad

Trio Antipasto Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Salads

Black-Eyed Pea Salad

Black-Eyed Pea Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We loved this fabulous summer #salad. It's perfect for #MemorialDay or other summer #holidays. #broccoli #cauliflower #glutenfree

Carrot Raisin Salad

Carrot Raisin Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Copper Pennies

Copper Pennies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Corn Salad

Corn Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Creamy Potato Salad

Creamy Potato Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Cucumbers in Sour Cream

Cucumbers in Sour Cream | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | quick and easy #salad that's great for any summer fare or holiday barbecues. #glutenfree #cucumbers

Down Home Potato Salad

Down Home Potato Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Greek Tomato Salad

Greek Tomato Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Healthy Broccoli Salad

Healthy Broccoli Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Healthy 24-Hour Layered Salad

Healthy 24-Hour Layered Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Heavenly Cole Slaw

Heavenly Cole Slaw | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Marinated Greek Salad

Marinated Greek Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Marinated Squash and Tomato Salad

Marinated Squash and Tomato Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Marinated Veggie Salad

Marinated Veggie Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Pea Salad with Bacon and Cheese

Pea Salad with Bacon and Cheese | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Tomato Avocado Mozzarella Salad

Tomato Avocado Mozzarella Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Vegetable Salad

Vegetable Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

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50+ Memorial Day Side Dishes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | great #sidedishes, #salads and #appetizers for #MemorialDay parties!

2 Replies to "Memorial Day Side Dishes"

  • comment-avatar
    Kim @The Baking ChocolaTess May 18, 2015 (9:08 pm)

    Whoa! What an awesome collection of sides Teresa! 🙂 I see plenty of them I will want to try! Thanks for sharing! 😉

    • comment-avatar
      Teresa May 19, 2015 (10:16 am)

      Thanks, Kim. I love making and eating sides! 🙂

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