11 Labor-Free Labor Day Recipes for Your Backyard BBQ

It’s called Labor Day for a reason, so make it as effortless as possible
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This easy strawberry salad is perfect for Labor Day weekend.

Labor Day is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women in America — so why not celebrate properly? It’s the end of summer and the perfect time to ease into fall with a labor-less barbecue. If you’re throwing a barbecue with friends, then pasta salads, slow-cooker meals, and grilled fruit should be some of your your go-tos.

11 Labor-Free Labor Day Recipes for Your BBQ

Vegetable pasta salad is a great way to fill up your tabletop with nutritional and effortless foods. It’s the perfect time to gather last-minute summer produce like tomatoes, corn, and summer squash before transitioning to fall vegetables.

The slow-cooker will also be your best friend when it comes to throwing a labor-less barbecue. You no longer have to stand by the grill all day to get that great smoky taste. The Slow Cooker Barbecue Ribs recipe that we’re sharing will have your guests fooled.

Don’t worry; we didn’t limit recipes to just slow-cooker dishes and pasta salads. We also added in a few lettuce wraps and a splendid black bean corn salad sure to be a hit.

Apricot Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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Most of us love to nosh no matter what diet we’re on, but light party snack options can be few and far between. On top of having fewer calories, apricot chicken lettuce wraps are made easy with the help of a slow cooker. Boom, a simple and refreshing appetizer.

Click here for the Apricot Chicken Lettuce Wraps recipe.

Barbecue Potatoes Recipe


These no-fuss, sweet and smoky potatoes are guaranteed to satisfy your hungry friends and family.

Click here for the Barbecue Potatoes Recipe

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