5 Fantastic Memorial Day Recipes & How to Make Them

When you think of Memorial Day you likely think of food; hot dogs, chips, watermelon, and popsicles to name a few, are some of the most classic Memorial Day fare. If you are at the beach on vacation the food is even more important. You want recipes that are stress free, easy to make, and going to be healthy and filling while you play corn hole on those hot summer days. It is also vital to make things that are easy "grab and go" type foods for the little eaters of the group. People tend to spend time grazing the buffet tables at a Memorial Day party, so it is important to keep those grab and go foods in mind while keeping it fun and interesting. With our loyal Topsail Island vacationers in mind, we have compiled some of our favorite healthy and some not so healthy recipes for you to try out this year on Memorial Day! 

1. Red White & Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Our first recipe is a true red white and blue favorite. These summer berries topped off with a delicious cheesecake filling are the perfect finger food, without adding too many steps for those of us in the kitchen. Use these as a pre bbq appetizer or even a refreshing and light dessert that will please just about any croud!

2. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Dip (AKA Memorial Day Dip)

This hearty dip is on of our favorites with tons of bacon and ranch flavor this one is a winner for sure! Be sure to check out the full recipe from Blogger Lauren's Latest. pssst... it only takes 15 minutes to make this dip!

While the name says Italian, nothing could be more patriotic than a good sausage and peppers. This super easy and BBQ friendly recipe will be best for the adults among the group and its easy to just throw on hot dogs for the kids if you need to!

4. Loaded Baked Potato Salad

There is literally nothing better than a loaded baked potato, except loaded baked potato salad! this simple recipe is always a favorite at our Memorial Day bash and we wouldn't dream of having a party without it! Make sure to keep it refrigerated, as it does have mayo in it!

5. Patriotic Oreo Pops

Oreos are the quintessential American dessert. With the crunchy cookie and the sweet creamy center there is little debate as to why this american classic is a household favorite! Happiness is Homemade blog makes this dessert a little more fun with a patriotic theme and easy recipe that takes just a few minutes to make, best of all the kids can join in the fun too!

*BONUS* Strawberry Blueberry Limeade

We couldn'd bear to leave off this delicious beverage. It only takes a couple of minutes to make and it is in a word, delicious. Go ahead and try it out yourself and see!

Well that sums us our top five Memorial Day Foods to make while you are on vacation in Topsail. What are your favorite Memorial Day recipes? 

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