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12 Easy Labor Day Recipes

Trying to decide what to take to this year’s Labor Day cookout? We’ve got you covered with 12 easy Labor Day recipes for everything from drinks to sides and dessert.

12 Easy Labor Day Recipes12 Easy Labor Day Recipes

Labor Day is always the last hurrah of summer. School has started, cooler weather is just around the corner, and grilling season is coming to a close.

But at least we can get our party on with one last big cookout, right?

Problem is, I usually forget to plan ahead on what I am going to take with me. I get to the night before or the morning of and realize I have to whip something together.

Planning ahead isn’t always my best gift.

Luckily, I have a mental file of easy-to-make recipes that are also a big hit at barbecues and cookouts. So I know I can quickly make my Pineapple Cake or Macaroni Salad and be the hit of the party, even if I didn’t remember the party was happening until just a few hours before.

If you also need to have a few easy Labor Day recipes to keep on hand, check out this list I’ve pulled together. Whether you want to make a refreshing summer beverage or a sweet dessert to round things out, I can guarantee you’ll find the recipe for you here!

Amish Macaroni Salad

Amish Macaroni Salad is a potluck classic! This pasta salad combines cooked macaroni, hard boiled eggs, crispy veggies and a creamy dressing for a side dish your friends will ask for again and again.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Fluff

Strawberry Cheesecake Fluff comes together in less than 10 minutes and is the perfect dessert, or side dish for any occasion.

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Homemade Coleslaw

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Coleslaw is the perfect summer side dish, and this creamy coleslaw recipe is my favorite! It’s easy, it’s simple, it’s quick, and it goes with all the best summer foods. This homemade coleslaw dressing is so flavorful, the perfect thing to eat with burgers, BBQ, or sandwiches!

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Old Fashioned Baked Beans

Old Fashioned Baked Beans are hearty enough to eat as a meal and make a great dish for potlucks. These baked beans are easy to make but taste like they simmered all day long!

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Vegetable Pizza 

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Made with a crescent roll crust and flavored with ranch dressing mix, Vegetable Pizza is a staple party appetizer in the Midwest!

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Amish Ham & Pea Salad

Amish Ham & Pea Salad is a delicious side dish that comes together in minutes.

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Ginger Peach Limeade

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Sweet peaches plus tart lime juice and spicy ginger equals this Ginger Peach Limeade. A refreshing summer beverage!

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Pineapple Cake

Pineapple Cake is bursting with sweet pineapple and topped with cream cheese frosting for a moist, summery cake perfect for any occasion. Add in some coconut for an extra tropical flavor!

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French Onion Chip Dip

Making Homemade French Onion Chip Dip is almost as easy as buying it at the store, but is way more delicious!

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Homemade Strawberry Lemonade

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade is sweet, tart, and perfectly refreshing. Just add vodka for a delicious summertime cocktail!

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Caramelized Onion Bacon Blue Cheese Dip

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Caramelized Onion Bacon Blue Cheese Dip is a revamped and homemade version of the classic onion dip. This dip has tons of flavor thanks to the addition of blue cheese and plenty of crumbled bacon.

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Raspberry Pie Bars

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Raspberry pie bars are an easy dessert that is perfect to whip up for any summer entertaining.

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