20 Easy Labor Day Recipes

labor day recipes

No one wants to do hard work on Labor Day. The last thing anyone wants to do is spend their day in the kitchen making difficult dishes. That’s where these easy Labor Day recipes come in. Macaroni salad, dump peach cobbler, and marinated grilled chicken kabobs are effortless summer favorites anyone can make. While they require little energy, they don’t skimp out on flavor. With these easy summer recipes in your recipe box, you’ll be sure to impress everyone at your Labor Day cookout.

Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Kale Slaw

Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Kale Slaw

“Braised Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Kale Slaw is fall-apart tender, juicy, and packed with flavor from the perfect seasoning! This tender pork is paired with crunchy slaw, tangy bbq sauce, and sits on a soft bun.” - Paula
Dump Peach Cobbler

Dump Peach Cobbler

“I immediately had to make this cobbler because I am not a baker and it seemed so easy. IT WAS EASY!! My only substitution was the cinnamon, as my son is allergic. I replaced it with allspice and a touch of nutmeg. It was not only simple to make, it was delicious. Not a crumb left!! Thank you for this recipe for a non baking gal !! I plan on trying different fruit tomorrow!!” - Kirsten
Jan's Macaroni Salad

Jan's Macaroni Salad

“This is my Mom's recipe that I have tweaked. Everyone really likes it. I get asked to bring it to parties and picnics.” - Janice
Grape Salad

Grape Salad

“Grape salad is one of those things that you just have to try once in your life. One taste of this concoction and believe me you will be hooked and want it all the time. This was something I wasn’t introduced to until I was an adult and it was love at first bite. To me this grape salad just tastes of summer and no summer event is complete without it but this is more like a dessert lol. This is the perfect side dish for those summer BBQs or pool party.” - Debbie
One of the Greatest Grilled Burger Recipes

One of the Greatest Grilled Burger Recipes

“This is one grill out recipe that my husband, kids, and friends have declared a must-have. It is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser every time and you'll never have a dried out burger again!” - Brooke
Honey Chipotle Grilled Chicken Skewers

Honey Chipotle Grilled Chicken Skewers

“Sweet, spicy, salty and sour, this honey chipotle chicken has it all! Chicken is marinated in a simple honey, chipotle sauce with apple cider vinegar and soy sauce, before being skewered up and grilled.” - Kevin
Fresh Blueberry Pie

Fresh Blueberry Pie

“Fresh blueberry pie is one of my seasonal favorites. Be sure to use fresh blueberries, not frozen. I also use the Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crusts to save time.” - Tara
Watermelon Lime Frosty/Margarita

Watermelon Lime Frosty/Margarita

“Definitely an adult beverage if you add the alcohol. If you don't like tequila you can use either vodka or gin.” - CC
Garden Pasta Salad

Garden Pasta Salad

“This is the perfect name for this pasta salad because with all the fresh veggies it literally tastes like summer. There are so many textures and flavors going on. Ham adds a little heartiness while peas add a pop of sweetness. The two types of cheese pair perfectly with the light and tangy Italian dressing. If you're making this ahead of time, we suggest not adding the lettuce until you're ready to serve or it will get soggy. Serve this as a side or a light lunch.” - Kitchen Crew
Southern Sausage Baked Beans

Southern Sausage Baked Beans

“This is my mama's recipe. It has always been a must-have side at all of our BBQs! Goes very well alongside potato salad too. The sausage gives it such a great flavor. If you try this recipe, you'll never wanna go back to ‘plain’ baked beans.” - Leslie
Triple Layer Lemon Meringue Pie

Triple Layer Lemon Meringue Pie

“This no-bake lemon pie is cool and refreshing. It's bursting with lemon flavor. The marshmallow whipped topping adds a unique flavor and fluffy texture. A light and delicious summertime dessert.” - Kitchen Crew
Marinated Cucumbers, Onions and Tomatoes

Marinated Cucumbers, Onions and Tomatoes

“I grew up marinating cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes every summer as a side dish. Always a great side to a summertime meal.” - Angie
Steak on the Grill

Steak on the Grill

“We like t-bone steak and it's the best with this recipe. This is for a big cookout. But you could 1/2 this recipe.” - Shirley
Patriotic Berry Trifle

Patriotic Berry Trifle

“Oh My Goodness! I made this for our July 4th family gathering. Needless to say it was a total hit. Not one person said anything negative about it.Even those who say they don't like cream cheese loved it. So easy to make. Only problem; it went too fast!!!” - Terry
Grandma Barbara's Tuna Salad

Grandma Barbara's Tuna Salad

“Our family gatherings would never be the same without a giant bowl of my Grandma's tuna salad! My favorite part is the green olives! MMMMM!” - Lindsey
No-Bake Chocolate Oreo Pudding Pie

No-Bake Chocolate Oreo Pudding Pie

“Did someone say no-bake? Sign us up! This Oreo pudding pie couldn't be any easier to prepare. Chocolate pudding is silky and always delicious. This pie makes it even better with little bits of Oreo crumbs mixed into it. With layers of Oreos, chocolate pudding, and Cool Whip how can you go wrong? This no-bake dessert is easy to make whenever a chocolate craving hits. The hardest part is letting it chill so kids can help prepare it too.” - Kitchen Crew
Chicken Bacon Kabobs

Chicken Bacon Kabobs

“This quick and easy tropical treat is sure to delight your family or guests at your next grilled lunch or dinner!” - Cheryl
Carmelized Onion and Pepper Potato Salad

Carmelized Onion and Pepper Potato Salad

“This creamy potato salad is unique in so many ways. The caramelized onions and peppers add a little something different to the salad. It's great for those who like onions in a potato salad but not their crunch. Mixing mayonnaise and sour cream are slightly sweet and tangy but at the same time has a mellow flavor. There's a hint of garlic that complements the caramelized onions and peppers. This salad doesn't have a ton of ingredients. You really taste the flavor of the potatoes. A delicious side dish for any cookout.” - Kitchen Crew
Aunt Helen's Fried Peach Pies

Aunt Helen's Fried Peach Pies

“This is my mother's recipe. Since my cousins remember her for her delicious fried pies at family reunions I named these Aunt Helen's. She also made fried apple pies.” - Gail
Cherries Jubilee Cheesecake Bars

Cherries Jubilee Cheesecake Bars

“This is very rich... but oh so good. You will surprise everyone wit this recipe and you're sure to get requests for this recipe. Enjoy!”- Tammy