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

Memorial Day Side Dishes

May 18, 2015Teresa

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??? šŸ™‚

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! šŸ™‚

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 | one of the best #TexMex #appetizers you'll ever taste! Perfect for summer #holidays like the #FourthofJuly or #LaborDay, the #SuperBowl or other tailgating parties, potlucks and backyard barbecues. #Avocado #corn #blackbeans #chilies #glutenfree #vegan

Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this 5-ingredient #appetizer is one of our favorites. Guests always rave over #tomatoes stuffed with #bacon! They're perfect for #tailgating parties, potlucks or the #SuperBowl. #pork #HolidayAppetizer #SuperBowlAppetizer #StuffedTomatoes #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeAppetizer #CherryTomatoes

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

Homemade Pico de Gallo

Homemade Pico de Gallo | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | fantastic #TexMex #appetizer. It's also terrific served over grilled chicken and fish or with salads, burritos or other #Mexican entrees. #GlutenFree #PicoDeGallo

Classic Spinach Dip

Classic Spinach Dip | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This wonderful #appetizer is the classic #KnorrsSoup #recipe. It's absolutely scrumptious for any kind of party or potluck. #Tailgating #spinach #SuperBowl #WaterChestnuts #SpinachDip

Easy Homemade Salsa

Easy Homemade Salsa | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This incredibly delicious and easy 5-ingredient #salsa is terrific for any party. It's always a hit with everyone! #appetizer #TexMex #vegan #glutenfree

Garden Vegetable Ranch Dip

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 | the best #TexMex layered dip ever! This one uses refried beans with jalapenos, #avocados, a sour cream & #taco seasoning layer. Then it's topped with olives, #cheese, green onions and tomatoes. Perfect for #tailgating or #SuperBowl parties. #appetizer

Layered Mexican Dip

Layered Mexican Dip | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this super easy 5-ingredient #appetizer can be made in a jiffy! It's perfect for #tailgating parties, potlucks, grilling out or anytime you're getting together with company. Everyone always loves it! #salsa #TexMex #cheddarcheese #EasyAppetizer #EasyTexMexAppetizer #LayeredMexicanDip

Parmesan Ranch Dip

Parmesan Ranch Dip | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This fantastic #appetizer is terrific for #tailgating parties & potlucks. We like to serve it before large company or #holiday meals to hold off appetites until the meal is ready! #EasyAppetizer #RanchDressingMix #ParmesanCheese #RanchDip #recipe #DipAndChips #ParmesanRanchDip

Ranch Bacon and Cheddar Dip

Ranch Bacon and Cheddar Dip | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is a fantastic 4-ingredient #recipe that will knock your socks off! Dry #RanchDressingMix adds so much flavor. #Bacon & #CheddarCheese make everything better! Terrific for #Tailgating parties, potlucks or backyard BBQs. #appetizer #TailgatingAppetizer #GlutenFree #GlutenFreeAppetizer #EasyAppetizer #4IngredientAppetizer

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

The BEST Deviled Eggs | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my Mom's fabulous recipe. These have a secret ingredient: #bacon! Perfect for the #FourthofJuly & other #holiday fun. #eggs #glutenfree

Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip

Tex-Mex Black Bean Dip | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #TexMex dip is amazing. It's one of the best #appetizers we've ever eaten. #blackbeans #cheese #salsa #glutenfree

Baked Beans

Calico Baked Beans

Calico Baked Beans | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these #BakedBeans are heavenly & one of my most requested #recipes! They use 4 kinds of beans, #bacon & #GroundBeef. Wonderful for potlucks, backyard BBQs or grilling out with friends. #casserole #SideDish #CalicoBakedBeans #Holiday #HolidaySideDish #MemorialDay #FourthOfJuly #LaborDay

Coca Cola Baked Beans

Coca Cola Baked Beans | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this terrific #bakedbeans #recipe is perfect for potlucks, family reunions, backyard #BBQs & other company dinners. I used #turkey #sausage & #VirgilsRealCola which is a much healthier option than regular #cocacola. #turkeysausage

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 | this heavenly #fruit #salad is perfect for summer #holidays like the #FourthofJuly or #LaborDay. The flavors are divine and it's quick & easy. #cherries #pineapple #glutenfree #ambrosia

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 | This amazing #salad tastes like #dessert! It's quick & easy & perfect for summer #holiday fun, family reunions & backyard #BBQs. #blueberrypiefilling #pineapple

Blueberry Salad

Blueberry Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this scrumptious congealed #salad is made with #grape #JellO, #pineapple, #blueberrypiefilling & has a lovely #creamcheese topping. It's delightful for potlucks, company or #holidays like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas. #JelloSalad #congealedsalad #blueberries #glutenfree

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 | this is the perfect #salad for summer #holidays like the #FourthofJuly. The tropical flavors are heavenly. #pineapple #kiwi #strawberries #glutenfree #vegan

Pink Fluff

Pink Fluff | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | the most divine #fruit #salad ever! It's almost like eating #dessert. This is also incredibly easy to make since it uses only 5 ingredients. #pineapple #cherrypiefilling #glutenfree

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 | this amazing #pasta #salad includes #chicken, #peaches, fresh #corn, #tomatoes and bow-tie #pasta. It's topped with a wonderful homemade #vinaigrette. One of the best salads we've ever eaten!

Garden Pasta Salad

Garden Pasta Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | We love this fabulous #pasta #salad. It's perfect for the #FourthofJuly & other summer #holiday parties. #tomatoes #olives

Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | my favorite #pasta #salad. This one has a #Greek flair with #pepperoni #olives #avocados & #fetacheese. I used #glutenfree noodles. Absolutely amazing!

Ranch BLT Pasta Salad

Ranch BLT Pasta Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | awesome #pasta #salad with #ranchdressing. I used #turkey #bacon. Great for summer #holidays, potlucks or backyard #BBQs.

Trio Antipasto Salad

Trio Antipasto Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this favorite #pasta #salad includes #pepperoni, #salami & #provolone cheese. The homemade #vinaigrette is delightful. Great for potlucks, reunions & summer #BBQs.

Salads

Black-Eyed Pea Salad (Texas Caviar)

Texas Caviar a.k.a. Black-Eyed Pea Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | perfect as a dip with #Fritos scoops or serve as a #salad. Light & refreshing & great for summer #holidays, backyard BBQs or family reunions. #glutenfree #vegan #blackeyedpeas #appetizer

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 | my Mom's delicious #salad includes #marshmallows & #pineapple. Great for #MemorialDay & other summer #holidays. #carrots #glutenfree

Copper Pennies

Copper Pennies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Marinated #Carrots never tasted as well as they do in this wonderful #recipe. It's a quick & easy #SideDish that's terrific for company, #holidays, potlucks or grilling out with friends. #Easter #EasterSideDish #MothersDay #MothersDaySideDish #Holiday #potluck #HolidaySideDish #CopperPennies #MarinatedCarrots

Corn Salad

Corn Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This #TexMex #salad is spectacular. You can also serve it as an #appetizer dip with #Fritos scoops. It's perfect for #MemorialDay & other summer #holidays. #glutenfree

Creamy Potato Salad

Creamy Potato Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | This is our favorite #potatosalad recipe. Great for #MemorialDay & other summer #holiday fun. #potatoes #eggs #glutenfree

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 | Wow your family with this Best #PotatoSalad #Recipe ever! This is so mouthwatering & delicious. It's not like so many drab #Potato #Salad recipes with very little flavor & less ingredients. Terrific for #tailgating parties, potlucks, backyard BBQs & Family Reunions. #GlutenFree #eggs #holiday #DownHomePotatoSalad #MemorialDay #LaborDay #FourthOfJuly

Greek Tomato Salad

Greek Tomato Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this quick & easy #GreekSalad #recipe can be whipped up in 10 minutes. It's a delicious #sidedish for any meal. We serve it a lot for company because it gets rave reviews. #tomatoes #Greek #olives #salad #FetaCheese #glutenfree

Healthy Broccoli Salad

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

24-Hour Layered Salad

24-Hour Layered Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Wow, I absolutely love this stuff! This #salad has so many layers & tastes absolutely awesome. We love to serve it for potlucks, backyard #BBQs and summer #holidays like #FathersDay, #FourthofJuly & #LaborDay. #bacon #romano #glutenfree

Heavenly Cole Slaw

Heavenly Cole Slaw | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic version of #coleslaw has #marshmallows & #pineapple. Perfect #salad for #MemorialDay & other summer #holidays. #cabbage #glutenfree

Marinated Greek Salad

Marinated Greek Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | marvelous #Greek #salad for summer #holidays, BBQs and potlucks. This one has a fantastic homemade dressing. #glutenfree

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 | this healthy & delicious #salad is light and crunchy fare just in time for the #holidays! It's the perfect #SideDish for #Thanksgiving or #Christmas when you're trying to eat a little lighter, or offer some #vegan & #GlutenFree items on the menu. The #SaladDressing uses no oil. #tomatoes #broccoli #Cucumber, #carrots #SugarSnapPeas #MarinatedVeggieSalad

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 | this is one of the best #salads ever! It's so easy to make & it's perfect for #holidays like #Easter #MothersDay or #FathersDay. It's also great for summer #BBQs & potlucks. #glutenfree #tomatoes #avocados #Mozzarella

Vegetable Salad

Vegetable Salad | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
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2 Comments

  • Kim @The Baking ChocolaTess

    May 18, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Whoa! What an awesome collection of sides Teresa! šŸ™‚ I see plenty of them I will want to try! Thanks for sharing! šŸ˜‰

    1. Teresa

      May 19, 2015 at 10:16 am

      Thanks, Kim. I love making and eating sides! šŸ™‚

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