Perfect Cookout Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend

From Carrie Morey's hot little suppers cookbook

Perfect Cookout Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend

Easy Memorial Day Recipes to Serve up This Summer

    Read on for the best, easiest Memorial Day recipes to make the first weekend of summer a great one.

Memorial Day weekend 2022 will be here before you know it. First and foremost, my family spends this holiday to honor soldiers who died while fighting for our country. It's truly so important to teach our children why we can be thankful every day when we wake up and take time to reflect on the patriotism and sacrifice that represents Memorial Day. One other thing I love about Memorial Day – it is the first true weekend of summer which means firing up the grill, having friends over, and enjoying the warm weather.

The centerpiece of the weekend will be the cookout! Put a spin on your usual plates with these fresh and delicious Memorial Day recipes. Try adding some flavorful shrimp to the menu, or get out the food processor to make a creamy dip everyone will love. It’s never a bad idea to have a bright, flavorful cucumber sandwich for vegetarian guests (although omnivores will also appreciate it, we’re sure). And of course, you can’t forget dessert!


On The Go Appetizers

Are you going on a family outing Memorial Day weekend like the beach or lake? Take these Callie's Hot Little Biscuit travel well treats - sea salt biscuit crackers, cheese crisps, pimento cheese, cocoa & cream cookies.

The perfect companion to the Callie's Hot Little Biscuit sea salt biscuit crackers is my Smoked Fish Dip. This proves to be a great snack to take on the go for your Memorial Day adventures.

Sausage & Peppers Cocktail Biscuits is a quick favorite that ignites my urge to entertain, especially when I smell the grill. These are a perfect twist on Callie's Hot Little Biscuit buttermilk biscuits for a delicious travel sandwich.



The Sheet Pan Shrimp & Sausage is here to help if you need something super quick and easy! I love serving it on its own or atop of a salad for a quick and healthy meal that is delightful.

Perfect for hot summer days or for an afternoon Southern soiree - the cucumber dill-icious sandwich is versatile and easy to make.



Baking Nutter Butters as a family is only half the fun of these tasty treats! They are so easy to pack for your Memorial Day activities.

Rosé-Spiked Berry Crostata - this recipe combines beautiful patriotic–themed colors with rosé wine and fresh summer fruits.

Peach Upside Down Cake is a dish that is so versatile! It can be served in the morning at breakfast or brunch, as a dessert or at room-temperature to travel for your picnics.

Another mouth watering recipe that can be changed for whatever time of day you are needing, the crowd pleasing shortcake biscuit recipes gives you a breakfast, snack and dessert option!

GoGo's killer cookies are not only a no-bake treat to keep in your freezer to whip out at a any occasion but they travel well for your Memorial Day activities.


Briny Hounds is a refreshing drink perfect for a day of hanging with your friends and family. Enjoy!

Coined the Morey Margarita for my love or margaritas and my twist of the jalapeño kick. 


Sea Salt Biscuit Crackers

Cheese Crisps

Pimento Cheese

Cocoa & Cream Cookies

Buttermilk Biscuits

Shortcake Biscuit Mix

Hot Little Tip

The best appetizers, dinners and desserts to serve (and grill) up for the long weekend.