15 Perfect Labor Day Recipes

15 Perfect Labor Day Recipes

I’m in denial about the end of summer. I know that most people in the US consider Labor Day to be the unofficial start of fall, but since I live in Southern Virginia where the whether tends to stay warmer longer, I say that it is still summer until October 1. At least.

At least the end of summer marks the start of football season!

Anyway, Labor Day will be here in just a few days, so I wanted to do a quick recipe round-up of some of our favorite dishes for saying goodbye to summer with your friends and family. Without further ado, here are some awesome Labor Day recipes:

Stuffed Squash Boats

Summer Squash Boats

Harvest the rest of the yellow squash or zucchini from your garden for these awesome squash boasts. They’re hearty enough to be a complete meal, or you can serve them as a side dish. Personally, I love to eat these with a huge salad on the side. Which brings me to my next recipe…

copycat chili's honey mustard dressing

Copycat Chili’s Honey Mustard Dressing

Whatever is in season n your garden right now can go into a huge salad. This dressing is the bomb. It’s also great on chicken fingers for the kids, sandwiches, and more, so make a huge batch to use over the next few weeks!

Honey Lime Sriracha Grilled Chicken

Honey Lime Sriracha Chicken

Fire up the grill! Instead of boring burgers, thought, try this totally yummy chicken recipe. If I was naming a recipe of the year, this would be it. This is hands-down the best recipe I’ve tried all summer, and when the weather isn’t cooperating any longer for grilling, we’ll be making it inside in the oven.

watermelon slush

Watermelon Slush

Last year, I couldn’t believe that summer was ending already…and I suddenly find myself in the same situation. Grab one of the last watermelons of the season and make these yummy slushes. Spike with a little somethin’ somethin’ or learn it perfectly refreshing and virgin so the kids can enjoy.

Sunshine Wine Cake

End-of-Summer Sunshine Wine Cake

Soon, we’ll be saying goodbye to days of endless sunshine, but that doesn’t mean your dessert can’t be bright and sunny! This Sunshine Wine Cake recipe is one we love, and you can use your favorite wine in the mix to give it a unique taste you love.

In addition to the above recipes right here on The PinterTest Kitchen, we’ve collected some of the best end-of-summer recipes from food bloggers around the world. Here are some that we’ll definitely be trying out in the near future:

What’s your favorite Labor Day recipe? Leave a link in a comment below!

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Allison is one of the co-founders here at The PinterTest Kitchen. She also works as a content marketing consultant and freelance writer - find out more at AllisonBoyer.com.

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