collage of four recipes including pork, potatoes, strawberry shortcakes and salad

Memorial Day Recipes

My Memorial Day Recipes are the best yet and include dishes your family will love. From appetizers to dessert, this meal plan is the perfect way to celebrate.

Need help choosing the best Memorial Day recipes for your family? Relief is here! Below you’ll find the exact meal I’ll be serving on Memorial Day weekend. It includes everything from appetizers to dessert ~ as well as a spicy red, white and blue cocktail!

May we never forget the reason we gather for Memorial Day…to remember the courageous men and women who died while defending our country. I hope you’ll be able to spend this special time with your family.

Let’s Get The Picnic Started!

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Appetizer ~ Deviled Eggs

deviled eggs on lettuce on a white platter

The real secret to perfect deviled eggs is in the filling. It doesn’t matter about anything else if the filling is too thin and can’t stand up to the egg white. Ya gotta give that filling some substance. Discover my secret ingredient that works like a charm!

Beverage ~ Blueberry Sriracha Margarita

blueberry sriracha margarita in a glass with lime rimmed with salt

Talk about Red, White and Blue! You’ve got it all in this Blueberry Sriracha Margarita. It’s cool, yet spicy…fruity, yet sassy…blue, yet red. Heck, it’s just lip-smacking good. This will definitely be your favorite patriotic drink!

Main Dish ~ Grilled Pork Tenderloin

grilled pork tenderloin sliced on a white platter

There’s nothing quite as delicious as pork tenderloin on the grill (ad). It’s tender, flavorful, and sassy when drizzled with my chimichurri sauce. Your family will oooh and ahhhh when you serve this special main dish.

Side ~ Sheet Pan Taters

red skin potatoes and onions seasoned on a sheet pan

Need a savory side in a jiffy? Sheet Pan Taters really pack a punch! Red-skin potatoes are dusted with seasonings and olive oil, then baked until golden brown and tender. What could be easier than that?

Side ~ Strawberry Pecan Salad

strawberry pecan salad with feta cheese in a white bowl with tongs

When I think of food that screams ‘deliciousness’, I think of Strawberry Pecan Salad. The coolness of the berries, feta, and mixed greens compliments many meals. Add pecans for crunch, and you’ve got the perfect treat!

Bread ~ Cheesy Skillet Cornbread

slice of cheesy skillet cornbread in a cast iron skillet

Have you ever made Cheesy Skillet Cornbread with a layer of cheddar cheese inside? If not, you need to stop everything and whip up some right now. With only 5 ingredients, Cheesy Skillet Cornbread can be on your table in 30 minutes!

Dessert ~ Mini Strawberry Shortcakes

strawberry shortcakes layered in small glasses with whipped cream

Don’t you just love little things? Mini Strawberry Shortcakes are so yummy and cute, you’ll want to serve them at every event. They’re easy to put together too. Add blueberries and you’ve got a perfect red, white and blue dessert!

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cheesy cornbread in a cast iron skillet

Cheesy Skillet Cornbread

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


With only 5 ingredients, Cheesy Skillet Cornbread can be on your table in 30 minutes!  Now, that’s something to get excited about! 




  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  
  2. Add 1 Tbsp. butter to 12″ cast iron skillet (ad) and place in oven for 2 minutes.
  3. Take skillet out of oven and swirl melted butter around to coat the pan.
  4. In a mixer, beat eggs, then add cornmeal mix, sour cream, milk, and butter.  Mix well.
  5. Pour 1/2 of batter into skillet.  Sprinkle shredded cheddar on top of batter.  Pour rest of batter on top of cheese.
  6. Bake 30 minutes at 425 degrees until golden brown.  


The batter will be stiff. A spatula works well when spreading it in the skillet.

For spicier cornbread, add extra ingredients to the batter before laying in skillet such as chopped onions, green chiles, or jalapeños.

  • Category: Breads
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Southern

Keywords: cheesy skillet cornbread, southern cornbread, cheesy cornbread, sour cream cornbread, cornbread

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  1. These recipes are perfect for Memorial Day or any picnic really. Thanks for sharing!

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