10 Labor-Less Labor Day Recipes for Your Barbecue

You’ll actually enjoy your Labor Day party with these labor-less meals

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A juicy and succulent burger topped with slaw.

You work hard all year round, so why not take a day to celebrate your accomplishments? Don’t get bogged down in the details of planning your Labor Day bash: Quick and easy appetizers and entrées are your best friend for a simple and successful backyard barbecue. Make your Labor Day labor-less with easy options like chips and dip, grilled pizza, and burgers. Before you start manning the grill, make a simple salsa with chopped raw tomatoes, lime juice, chiles, onions, cilantro, and garlic. If you want to “spice up” your salsa, create a sweet and spicy fruit salsa — and make sure you serve it with cinnamon chips. Salsas are perfect for barbecues because they keep your guests occupied and only require a few ingredients.

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Grilled mini pizzas are another fun labor-less dish — the dough only takes a few minutes to char on the grill. Set up a pizza bar for your guests with pepperoni, pizza sauce, green peppers, cheese, diced ham, and pineapples. It’s a fun and simple way to get everyone involved, and it takes some of the pressure off the host — you want to enjoy the party, too.

Personal pizzas, chips and dip, and burgers are simple and delicious recipes for your barbecue. Need a few more ideas? We have 10 recipes that will allow both you and your guests to enjoy the festivities.

Bacon Avocado Dip


Delicious and simple avocado dip with bacon.

While you’re manning the grill, make sure your guests have something to snack on. Bacon avocado dip is a great starter to have with chips, and if there’s extra, people can even top their burgers with it.

For the Bacon Avocado Dip recipe, click here.

Barbecue Grilled Shrimp

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A tasty shrimp dish lathered in barbecue sauce.

If you have pescetarians coming to your Labor Day barbecue, this is the perfect recipe. It has tons of barbecue flavor and only takes a few minutes on the grill — it’s quick, delicious, and healthy.


For the Barbecue Grilled Shrimp recipe, click here.