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Ellen K's Easy Recipes for Memorial Day Cookout 🍗🥗🍓

Ellen K (the K stands for Kitchen!) is always on a mission to spread joy through her delectable recipes. But when Memorial Day rolls around, her kitchen produces a full on cook out! Ellen's passion for fresh ingredients, sizzling grills, and even the latest air-frying techniques takes center stage during this epic weekend. From tantalizing BBQ ribs to zesty grilled veggies and crispy air-fried treats, Ellen's Memorial Day creations are a gastronomic adventure that will make your taste buds dance with delight. So get ready to fire up the grill, grab those tongs, and embark on a culinary journey with Ellen's fantastic recipes.

Here are 21 recipes to try for your Memorial Day weekend cookout:

  1. Classic Cheeseburgers: Juicy beef patties topped with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, and pickles.
  2. Grilled BBQ Chicken: Tender chicken marinated in a tangy barbecue sauce and grilled to perfection.
  3. Grilled Shrimp Skewers: Succulent shrimp marinated in garlic, lemon, and herbs, threaded onto skewers and grilled to a smoky char.
  4. BBQ Ribs: Slow-cooked and glazed with a finger-licking barbecue sauce until they're fall-off-the-bone tender.
  5. Grilled Corn on the Cob: Sweet corn brushed with butter and grilled until slightly charred for a delicious smoky flavor.
  6. Caprese Skewers: Skewers with cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella balls, and basil leaves, drizzled with balsamic glaze.
  7. Watermelon Feta Salad: Refreshing combination of juicy watermelon, crumbled feta cheese, mint, and a tangy vinaigrette.
  8. Grilled Veggie Kebabs: Colorful assortment of marinated vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, and onions, grilled to perfection.
  9. Classic Potato Salad: Creamy and tangy potato salad with boiled potatoes, mayo, mustard, and a medley of spices.
  10. Coleslaw: Crisp and crunchy coleslaw with shredded cabbage, carrots, and a creamy dressing.
  11. Grilled Pineapple Salsa: Sweet and tangy salsa with grilled pineapple, diced tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, and lime juice.
  12. Grilled Portobello Burgers: Marinated portobello mushroom caps grilled and served as a meaty, vegetarian burger alternative.
  13. BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches: Slow-cooked and tender pulled pork smothered in barbecue sauce, served on a soft bun.
  14. Mediterranean Pasta Salad: Flavorful pasta salad with olives, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese, and a zesty dressing.
  15. Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken: Chicken marinated in a mixture of lemon, herbs, and garlic, then grilled to juicy perfection.
  16. Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Dill Sauce: Grilled salmon fillets topped with a creamy and tangy lemon-dill sauce.
  17. BBQ Beef Skewers: Tender beef cubes marinated in a savory barbecue sauce and skewered with colorful vegetables.
  18. Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan: Fresh asparagus spears grilled until tender and sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese.
  19. Berry Spinach Salad: A refreshing blend of baby spinach, mixed berries, feta cheese, and a tangy vinaigrette.
  20. Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream: Ripe peaches grilled until caramelized, served with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream.
  21. Patriotic Fruit Salad: A vibrant mix of red and blue fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, and watermelon, perfect for a patriotic touch.
  22. A quick and easy recipe for a Memorial Day berry pie:


  • 2 pre-made pie crusts (store-bought or homemade)
  • 4 cups mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar (optional, for sprinkling)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the mixed berries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Gently toss until the berries are coated with the mixture.
  3. Line a pie dish with one of the pre-made pie crusts.
  4. Pour the berry mixture into the pie crust, spreading it evenly.
  5. Cover the pie with the second pre-made pie crust. You can create a lattice design or simply place it as a full crust on top. Crimp the edges to seal the pie.
  6. Brush the top crust with the beaten egg and sprinkle with turbinado sugar, if desired. This will give the pie a golden and slightly sweet crust.
  7. Place the pie on a baking sheet (to catch any drips) and bake in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly.
  8. Once baked, remove the pie from the oven and let it cool for at least 1 hour before slicing.

Serve your Memorial Day berry pie with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious and festive treat. Enjoy!

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