26 Memorial Day Potluck Ideas

What to bring for Memorial Day BBQ Party. You can bring one of these recipes:

  • BBQ Burgers
  • Shrimp Kabobs
  • Grilled Zucchini
  • Coleslaw
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Corn Salad
  • Macaroni Salad
  • Ice Cream Cake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Blueberry Cake
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Strawberry Cake
  • Rhubard Bars
  • Strawberry Pie
  • Tomato and Cucumber Salad
  • Rhubarb Pie
  • Pasta Salad
  • Watermelon Salad
  • Strawberry Lemonade
  • Fruit Salad
  • Grilled Egg Plant
  • Red Cabbage Salad
  • Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Salmon Patties
  • Sweet Potato Wedges
  • BBQ Ribs

Celebrate your holiday weekend with some delicious foods. I have gathered a list of 26 recipes for you to choose from. Everything from burgers, and salads, to desserts and drinks.

Memorial Day Potluck Ideas

barbecue cheeseburger with lettuce and cheese

1. BBQ Burgers

The first recipe on the list shows you how to make the best bbq burgers. The burgers are grilled with seasoned ground beef and are topped with cheese onions, lettuce, and tomatoes.

Get this recipe on Simply Recipes.

2. Shrimp Kabobs

Try this shrimp kabobs recipe. For this recipe, you add marinated shrimp to a kabob stick with zucchini, onions, and peppers and then grill to perfection.

Get this recipe on The Recipe Critic.

3. Grilled Zucchini

Use up your zucchinis and make this grilled recipe. Thinly sliced zucchinis are seasoned and then grilled which creates a great flavor.

Get this recipe on Skinny Taste.

4. Coleslaw

Whip up a batch of coleslaw to take to your memorial day gathering. This recipe is loaded with green and purple cabbage which is combined with a homemade coleslaw dressing.

Get this recipe on Spend With Pennies.


5. Grilled Chicken

Here is a flavorful and juicy chicken recipe that you can make on your grill. You will need to marinate the chicken for at least 4 hours before cooking.

Get this recipe on Once Upon A Chef.

6. Corn Salad

Salads are a popular option to make for holiday gatherings. This recipe is a perfect option. It is loaded with fresh corn, tomatoes, onions, cheese, and a tasty dressing.

Get this recipe on Cooking Classy.

7. Macaroni Salad

Macaroni salads are always my go-to recipe to make for spring and summer barbecues. This recipe is loaded with macaroni, pepper, celery, eggs, and a tasty homemade dressing.

Get this recipe on Sugar Spun Run.

8. Ice Cream Cake

This dessert is sure to be a hit at your memorial day party. This cake is mixed with ice cream, chocolate cake, Oreos, and hot fudge sauce.

Get this recipe on Preppy Kitchen.

9. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are a perfect option to take to gatherings. This recipe shows you how to make the best chocolate chip cookies. These cookies are softy, chewy, and delicious.

Get this recipe on Pinch of Yum.

blueberry cake

10. Blueberry Cake

Blueberry cake is one of my family’s favorite desserts for summer. This recipe is loaded with fresh blueberries and is topped with a homemade vanilla glaze.

Get this recipe on Gimme Some Oven.

11. Key Lime Pie

Try this delicious key lime pie recipe. They use a graham crack crust for this pie that is filled with their homemade sweet-tart mixture that is topped with whipped cream.

Get this recipe on Live Well Bake Often.

12. Strawberry Cake

Fresh strawberries taste delicious when added to cake. This recipe shows you how to make a delicious layered cake. It is filled with strawberries and is topped with a strawberry cream frosting.

Get this recipe on Sugar Geek Show.

13. Rhubarb Bars

Whip up a batch of these rhubarb custard bars to take to your memorial day barbecue.

Get this recipe on Taste of Home.

14. Strawberry Pie

Here is another delicious strawberry recipe you should try. This one shows you how to make the best strawberry pie.

Get this recipe on Inspired Taste.

strawberry cake

15. Tomato and Cucumber Salad

A delicious salad recipe loaded with cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, seasonings, and a great summer dressing.

Get this recipe on Eat Well 101.

16. Rhubarb Pie

Here is another rhubarb recipe. This one shows you how to make a delicious rhubarb pie. This recipe is loaded with rhubarb and strawberries.

Get this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction.

17. Pasta Salad

Delicious salad recipe loaded with pasta, garden vegetables like cucumbers, carrots, peppers, and much more. It is combined with Italian dressing.

Get this recipe on Cooking Classy.

18. Watermelon Salad

Cut up your watermelon and make a tasty salad. This salad is loaded with watermelon, cucumbers, and feta cheese.

Get this recipe on Dinner At The Zoo.

19. Strawberry Lemonade

You can’t have your memorial day meal without a refreshing drink to enjoy with it. This strawberry lemonade is refreshing and is perfect to enjoy on a hot day.

Get this recipe on Taste Better From Scratch.

fruit salad with strawberries, pineapples, grapes, blueberries, kiwis, in a bowl

20. Fruit Salad

Your guests will love this simple fruit salad recipe. It is loaded with fruits like strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and kiwis.

Get this recipe on Go Money Mom.

22. Red Cabbage Salad

Whip up a batch of this red cabbage salad. This salad is very colorful and will look great on the table. It is filled with red cabbage, cucumbers, apples, and a few other ingredients.

Get this recipe on Natashas Kitchen.

21. Grilled Eggplant

Here is a healthy appetizer to enjoy. You will thinly slice the eggplant, season, and then grill creating a crispy flavorful taste.

Get this recipe on Well Plated.

23. Ice Cream Sandwiches

The kids are sure to love these homemade ice cream sandwiches. This is the perfect treat to cool you down on a warm day.

Get this recipe on Simply Recipes.

24. Salmon Patties

Skip the ground beef burgers and make salmon burgers instead. This recipe shows you how to make the best homemade salmon patties.

Get this recipe on Salt and Lavender.

25. Sweet Potatoes Wedges

Enjoy your burgers with these sweet potato wedges. They are soft inside and crispy on the outside with a flavorful taste.

Get this recipe on Two Peas and Their Pod.

26. BBQ Ribs

The last recipe shows you how to make the best bbq ribs. Enjoy all these delicious recipes and have a great memorial day weekend with your family and friends.

Get this recipe on Cafe Delites.

Other Recipes

20 Awesome Summer Dessert Recipes

20 Summer Drinks That Will Cool You Off

34 Best BBQ Side Dishes For A Crowd

26 Memorial Day Potluck Ideas

Delicious memorial day recipes.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Memorial Day Potluck Recipes, Memorial Day Recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 580kcal


  • Ground Beef
  • Seasonings
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Hamburger Buns


  • Pick a recipe to make.
  • Gather all your ingredients.
  • Follow the recipe instructions.
  • Make the recipe and enjoy.


Nutrition, serving size, and cooking time may vary depending on which recipe you choose.