For many, weekdays have already settled into a schedule defined by school and fall sports, but there’s still one important summer celebration to look forward to: Labor Day weekend! Round up your friends and family, fire up the grill and give summer a proper sendoff with these sumptuous and crowd-pleasing Labor Day grilling recipes.
Appetizers and Sides
- Mexican grilled corn.
Also known as elotes, this creamy and cheesy variation on corn packs a lot of flavor.
- Grilled parmesan potatoes.
Nothing quite like hot potatoes fresh off the grill. Take red potatoes, add a little parmesan, garlic salt, onion and oregano, and your guests will be in tater heaven.
- Grilled sweet potatoes.
If you’re more of a sweet potato person, this recipe’s got you covered—mixing in a little lime and cilantro (or parsley) for extra zest.
- Grilled onion blossoms.
A bloomin’ onion on a grill? Oh yes.
- Classic bacon cheeseburgers.
No reinventing the wheel here. Just good-old all-American goodness.
- Really awesome black bean burgers.
If you’re a vegetarian or anticipating any at your cookout, these are for you. (P.S. – These might even be a hit with the carnivore crowd.)
- Sweet & spicy grilled chicken.
Bring a little sweet to the heat with this chicken dish.
- Grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream.
It’s peach season, and this grilled variation on the popular juicy fruit is guaranteed to be a hit.
- Brown sugar cinnamon grilled pineapple.
Grilled pineapples are a treat all by themselves, but add a little brown sugar and cinnamon? Yes, please.
- Grilled banana dessert bar.
Here’s a camping-themed grill dessert that will have your guests begging for s’more.
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