Are you looking for super yummy memorial day recipes that’ll make your kids think you’re just the greatest? Or maybe you’re a teacher and you just need a few things to spice up (not literally) your Memorial Day celebration at school!
Here are 15 Memorial Day recipes for kids you’re sure to love!
1. Chicken Pineapple Skewer for Kids
Our friends over at Clean Eating with Kids suggested chicken pineapple skewers for Memorial Day. In place of the pineapple, you could add other ingredients like mushrooms, zucchini, baby corn, tomato, peppers, onion, or apples.
If you don’t care for chicken, simply substitute steak, prawns, or salmon.
Prep and marinade takes about 30 minutes. Baking takes less than 20 minutes and you’re ready to enjoy your Memorial Day dinner!
2. Taco Salad Flag
If you’re looking for an easy recipe for the Fourth of July or Memorial Day, this Taco Salad Flag Recipe will feed your hungry crowd.
The preparation time is just 11 minutes and the cooking time is 15 minutes. This dish is so versatile that you can serve it with meat or make a vegetarian version of it. You’ll surely be the hit of any patriotic holiday and get together with this simple yet awesome food.
3. Good Ol’ Burger
With Memorial Day coming up, it does not only mean the unofficial start of the summer season is near but it also means it’s time to start grilling. Hamburgers are America’s favorite sandwich. What would be a Memorial Day or a Fourth of July holiday without a Good Ol’ Burger? This recipe is one of the best out there. If you prefer other meat aside from beef, go ahead and experiment with some of the recipes. From chicken to pork or vegetarian burgers, there is something for everyone. With just half an hour of preparation time, you can celebrate the holiday in style!
4. Brown Sugar & Bacon Wrapped Smokies
Bacon wrapped smokies are hearty, fun to eat and totally delicious. Perfect for any occasion. Wrapped in bacon, then coated in brown sugar (and sometimes spices) and baked to perfection. You could never go wrong with this recipe because it surely takes the flavors to the next level. This simple appetizer is great for feeding a large crowd and people always go crazy for them.
5. Fresh Fruit Tart with Almond Crust
It’s that time of year where summer fruit is plentiful. Eating a fresh fruit tart with almond crust is great. Rolling out dough on a hot summer day isn’t but it’s totally worth it if you’re making this yummy treat. A beautiful and classic fruit tart packed with blackberries, and blueberries that’s perfect for a crowd, and so easy to make!
6. Reuben Roll Ups
Still trying to figure out what to serve the kids or the guests this Memorial Day? Worry no more! You can make Reuben Roll Ups. This handheld goodies are an easy baked version of the classic favorite. Crescent rolls are stuffed with swiss cheese, corned beef and sauerkraut and baked until golden brown. This delicious twist is a match made in heaven.
7. Banana and Raisin Muffins
Who would have thought that your staple go-to recipe for overripe bananas could also be a perfect snack for Memorial Day? That’s right, banana raisin muffins have so much flavour and taste so delicious that your guests will surely enjoy. Preparation time takes 20 minutes and the ingredients are just simple. The key to super moist muffins is to not over bake.
8. Bacon Macaroni Salad
This bacon macaroni salad recipe is tossed with fresh veggies, creamy dressing, and a secret ingredient: bacon. The preparation time is only 20 minutes. After that, you get to enjoy the delicious salad that’s a hit at the dinner table on a busy weeknight, a potluck, or a sunny cookout on Memorial Day.
9. Cheese Enchilada
This Cheese Enchilada recipe is perfect for a Memorial Day picnic or cookout. A good cheese enchilada should consist of an extra flavorful sauce, wrapped around a tortilla, holding in all that delicious melted cheese. These enchiladas are absolutely delicious and very easy to make (ready in 47 minutes)!
10. Balsamic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
You’ll surely won’t get enough of these balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes. This low carb and healthy treat only takes just 5 minutes of prep time then about 25 minutes in the oven. You can also use it to add a burst of delicious sweet tomato flavor to your salads, sandwiches and other recipes. The ingredients are cherry tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, olive or avocado oil, garlic, raw cane sugar and a little bit of salt.
11. American Flag Pie
Nothing says summer like a delicious berry pie. This American flag pie is the perfect dessert for any patriotic celebration you can think of! You’ll only need a handful of ingredients and about 3 hours making it but rest assured it will be totally worth it. The blueberry and strawberry fillings can be changed into your favorite red or blue fruits to make your favorite pie with the stars and stripes.
12. Steakhouse Kebabs
Since it’s now safe to say that we’re officially into grilling season, or at least it will be very soon, are you searching for a Memorial Day bbq recipe? This one is everything off the shelf, nothing too fancy, but wonderful and perfect for grilling. Prep time plus cooking time is a total of one and a half hours. Marinate, or add sauce directly to the kebabs. Either way, you and your guests will surely have the best steakhouse experience on a stick.
13. Three Cheese Ravioli
If you are looking to impress your guests on Memorial Day, this three-cheese ravioli meal will do it. This recipe uses ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese filling for a great combination of creamy texture and flavor. A simply stunning meal that is the perfect start to a fantastic dinner.
14. Strawberry Lemonade Bars
Imagine crossing lemon bars with a strawberry pie. These easy bars taste like a strawberry lemonade drink! But bars that taste like strawberry lemonade are even better than drinking it. There’s a creamy, sweet, lemony filling that tops the crust, which gives the bars a soft but dense texture. To make these strawberry lemonade bars, you really don’t need a lot of ingredients and it only takes 25 minutes for baking.
15. Shrimp Boil Foil Packets
This grilled shrimp boil in foil packets is a flavor-packed meal that’s easy to make on the grill or in the oven. Such a hearty food is filled with perfectly seasoned potatoes, shrimp, sausage, corn, and more. This shrimp boil recipe could not get any easier. It is a versatile family meal that’s perfect for all occasions even on Memorial Day. So everyone can count on getting their fair share of deliciousness!