5 Labor Day Food Recipes
If you will be hosting a Labor Day gathering, you may find the 5 Labor Day food recipes listed here to be helpful. These delicious recipes are simple and inexpensive to make and will be a great addition to your party. Several of the Labor Day recipes below stay in line with a red, white and blue theme, which is perfect for Labor Day!
To make fruit salad, you will need:
- A large can of fruit cocktail
- A red apple (cut into bite-sized pieces)
- A banana (sliced)
- Fresh blueberries
- Fresh strawberries
- 2 tablespoons whipped topping
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Fruit salad is one of the easiest recipes on our list of Labor Day food recipes, yet it's a perfect dish in warm weather. Simply toss together all ingredients and chill for several hours. Provide small bowls and spoons to make eating the fruit salad easy for guests.
To make grilled chicken, you will need:
- 1 whole, cut-up chicken
- Olive oil
- Salt, pepper, seasoned salt, garlic powder and parsley
Grilled chicken is another great Labor Day recipe. Wash and clean the chicken parts and place them in a container that has a lid. Add all the olive oil and spices (exact quantities will depend on personal preference). Seal the lid and shake. Place in the refrigerator for several hours and grill.
To make stuffed mushrooms, you will need:
- Large mushrooms
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 jalapeno pepper (seeded)
- 8 ounces softened cream cheese
- Cooked bacon (extra crispy)
Stuffed mushrooms are delicious on Labor Day. Remove the stems and set the mushroom caps aside. Combine all the other ingredients (except the bacon) and stuff the caps. Crab meat or shrimp can be added to this recipe, if desired. Sprinkle the stuffed mushrooms with crispy bacon and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for ten to fifteen minutes. Serve hot.
To make firecracker pops, you will need:
- Almond bark (found in the baking aisle)
- Large marshmallows
- Popsicle sticks
- Red, white and blue sprinkles
Firecracker pops are a festive Labor Day treat. If you have children at your party, this will be their favorite food. Firecracker pops are colorful, fun to look at and easy to make. In a small bowl, melt the almond bark. Push two marshmallows on each popsicle stick and dip them in the melted chocolate. While the chocolate is still wet, cover the firecracker pops with colorful red, white and blue sprinkles. Place on wax paper until dry.
To make a red, white and blue cookie dessert, you will need:
- Refrigerator sugar cookie dough
- Softened cream cheese
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
A red, white and blue cookie dessert provides a great end to a Labor Day meal. The last of our Labor Day food recipes is one of the yummiest. Press the cookie dough into the bottom of a shallow baking pan or cookie sheet and bake according to package directions. Cool completely. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, lemon juice and sugar until smooth. Spread over the cookie. Arrange the fresh fruit on top of the cream cheese mixture. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
There you have it! Your guests will enjoy these 5 Labor Day food recipes, but they won't take you a lot of time to put together. Have a great Labor Day party!