Quick Recipes for a Last Minute Labor Day Party

Don’t stress over the food

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Strawberries add quick sweetness to any Labor Day Recipe.

Labor Day is almost upon us, and some of us don’t even have plans for the holiday. But what if your friend suddenly asks you to throw a party, or what if you decide on a whim that you want to have a few people over? By now, you’ll hardly have time to plan, which can be stressful, especially when it comes to the menu.

But don’t worry because we have got you covered. We’ve rounded up a few quick recipes that are perfect for Labor Day (or any occasion really) and won’t keep you slaving away in the kitchen for your whole party.

Strawberry and Ricotta Appetizer

This recipe is about as easy as they come. All you need to do is toast the bread, spread on a bit of ricotta, and top with honey. It will be a sweet start to the festivities.

Grilled Moroccan Spice Chicken 

This recipe requires no extra time to marinate, which is good if you are in a rush. Plus it’s perfect for the grill, and has a zesty flavor that your friends will love. 

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

This simple recipe takes a little while to roast, but you can leave it in the oven as you mingle and entertain your guests. Just remember to set a timer! It’s a perfect side dish for Labor Day.

Grilled Pound Cake with Strawberry Basil Cream Cheese

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This recipe uses store bought pound cake, so you don’t need to worry about baking, and the cream cheese dressing is super quick to make. Also it incorporates your grill, which is always a plus.