While it’s not the official start to the season, Memorial Day always feels like the beginning of summer. Many people decide to celebrate the holiday with their first backyard barbecue of the year. If that’s actually how you’re choosing to honor the day, you’ll want some Memorial Day recipes from TikTok to add to your menu. Grilling up some burgers and hot dogs is a given, but you want your spread to have more than just some main dishes.
From appetizers and desserts, TikTok has got your back. In fact, this list of Memorial Day grill recipes includes some casserole recipes and ideas for alcoholic punch as well to serve as you and your besties hang in the backyard or lounge by the pool. Along with recipes, TikTok is full of kitchen hacks and foodie tips, so you know there’s a few grill hacks here as well.
Basically, whether your Memorial Day plans are to have a big bash with your BFFs or keep it simple with a picnic in the park, you’re sure to have something tasty to serve thanks to these 15 easy-to-follow TikTok Memorial Day recipes and grilling ideas.
Memorial Day appetizer, make these rose skewers using cheese and meat rolled up to look like roses. The comment section of this tutorial from TikToker @domeniquetrupia also suggests adding tomatoes or olives to the skewers as well. Have them on display next to a full charcuterie board with some breadsticks as well. Either way, you’ll have a truly Insta-worthy snack to serve your besties.
Who can say no to potatoes? These
grilled potatoes from @genies_life will be a real hit at your Memorial Day party. You can even have some toppings and different dipping sauces, like this creamy chipotle from Yummly, available for your guests to customize their grilled potatoes with.
If you’re looking for a Memorial Day casserole, you have to try this
Marry Me casserole from TikToker @abigaelbfrazier. Your friends will love this cheesy chicken and broccoli casserole so much that they’ll want to marry you — or so the name suggests. To go along with the “marry me” theme, you can also make a batch of these Marry Me Brownies from Yummly as well.
Another casserole recipe that’s sure to be a hit among your guests is this
tater tot casserole. If you’ve got some vegan friends, you could also try this recipe from TikToker @hurricanedkitchen with beyond meat and non-dairy ingredients. Either way, you can’t go wrong with cheesy tots.
If you’re planning to make some chicken kebabs for your Memorial Day BBQ, try this
grill hack from TikToker @healthylittlepeach. By prepping your chicken skewers ahead of time, they can be marinated and ready to add to the grill when you need them. It’ll save you tons of time, which you can use instead to hang with your friends. Mix up some honey-garlic sauce to add on top for even more flavor.
One way to serve your corn on the cob is to serve it as
corn ribs. This grill recipe from TikToker @spilling_the_sweet_tea has a real kick to it, and includes a second recipe for a ranch dipping sauce as well. These are so good that they may make you want to fire up the grill more often. Of course, if dips are more your style, Yummly has this Mexican corn dip that tastes like an elote.
If you’re still loving the
green goddess salad from TikTok, you’ll want to make this green goddess dip for your backyard hangs. This recipe from @katcancook is super easy to make and store in your fridge for whenever you need it. All you need to do is get some fresh veggies to serve alongside it. To bring the green goddess to the grill, you can also make these turkey burgers for your besties.
A trifle is always a good choice for a
Memorial Day dessert. Just make sure you don’t add the meat to make it like Rachel’s trifle from Friends. Instead follow this angel food cake trifle recipe from TikToker @michelleconnellyw that has whipped cream cheese, strawberries, and blueberries to make it a very festive dish. For something more decadent, try a chocolate trifle from Yummly with layers of rich chocolate pudding and brownies. 11
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Star Spangled Spritzer is a super refreshing alcoholic punch you can serve that’s also on theme for Memorial Day. Following TikToker @samanthabauchmann, you basically prep a white wine sangria with fresh fruit and place in the fridge before your party. When your guests start to arrive, serve them this drink with some sparkling seltzer. If you’re feeling extra lazy on your day off, there’s also this lazy sangria recipe from Yummly that has just four ingredients. 13
American Flag Fruit Pizza
Jalapeño Popper Corn Dip
Revolutionary Broccoli Salad
Add some green to your spread with this
broccoli salad. TikToker @katcancook says this salad only gets better as it sits and will keep for days, so prep it a day or two before your big party. For something more cheesy, you could also make a broccoli casserole. After all, you can’t go wrong with a casserole. Don't miss a thing
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