Snacks and Small Bites for Memorial Day
Memorial Day fare is known for burgers, hot dogs and patriotic desserts—but there is so much more to this holiday (not that we don’t want a few of the classics on the menu, though!). So, why not impress your guests with an array of appetizers? Bite-size treats, mini dishes and an assortment of dips will get your taste buds tingling—but still leave room for other delicious eats all day long. Can’t wait for the main event? The Pioneer Woman puts all the deliciousness of a bacon cheeseburger into one tiny bite with this clever appetizer. It’s perfect for when you want to eat other Memorial Day treats and not be too full.
Get the Recipe: Bacon Cheeseburger Bites
Caramelized Onion Dip
Savory caramelized onions add a nice touch (and major flavor) to the homemade version of this satisfying dish.
Get the Recipe: Caramelized Onion Dip
Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta
This bruschetta has it all: zesty, garlic-rubbed bread; creamy ricotta; sweet, honey-roasted tomatoes and smoky grilled eggplant. It’s like a party in your mouth!
Get the Recipe: Grilled Eggplant Bruschetta
Grilled Pizza with Fresh Tomato and Basil
Top homemade pizza dough with mozzarella, tomato and basil, then grill it to perfection.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Pizza with Fresh Tomato and Basil
Mini Lobster Rolls
Giada’s miniature version of this Maine classic will tide you over until it’s time to dig into the other BBQ favorites. (Or, you can just munch on these all day long!)
Get the Recipe: Mini Lobster Rolls
Make anything bite-size and it’s automatically more fun! Plus, these mini burgers will cook faster on the grill — and leave more room on your plate for other tasty bites.
Get the Recipe: Bite-Size Burgers
Star Spangle Layered Dip
The only patriotic duty you’ll have this holiday is to create this flag-shaped dip for all your guests to enjoy with some chips, crudités, or crackers!
Get the Recipe: Star Spangle Layered Dip
Pull-Apart Pigs in a Blanket
Entertain your guests with these fun, pull-apart pigs in a blanket — made easy, thanks to store-bought, refrigerated crescent dough.
Get the Recipe: Pull-Apart Pigs in a Blanket
Grilled Oysters with Lemon Dill Butter
Ina makes a simple herb butter — a combination of good butter, freshly squeezed lemon juice and dill — and adds some to each oyster before grilling. It’s the perfect summer appetizer: celebratory and so delicious.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Oysters with Lemon Dill Butter
Pimiento Cheese Dip
You’ll want to snack all day on this creamy, cheesy dip. Better make a double batch!
Get the Recipe: Pimiento Cheese Dip
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