Memorial Day Weekend is quickly approaching, and I couldn't be happier. Aside from the fact that I'll be spending time with my family and friends, I know that the weekend will include a good meal mixed with a great time. Usually, my family pulls out the grill and embraces the sunny weather, but this year my mom is adamant about having grill-free menu options just to switch things up. Though her request caught me a little off guard, I knew I had to look into some grill-free Memorial Day recipes.
As much as my mom loves anything that's barbecued, she's grown tired of having the same thing over and over again. So, this year, she decided to do something outside of the traditional meal plan and find a few options that don't require my dad or brother-in-law to stand out in the heat to make. She even requested that we have a few healthier meal options, too.
Although I'm used to grilled ribs, chicken, sausages, and hot dogs being the main menu items for our annual Memorial Day Weekend cookouts, I'm definitely not against this grill-free option we're going for this year. So, if you're willing to go rogue and ax the grill this year, here are 11 recipes you should consider making.
1Festive Onion Casserole
Need a delicious and easy side dish this Memorial Day? Try making this festive onion casserole recipe from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs.
2Jalapeño Popper Chicken
If barbecue isn't something you're interested in having this Memorial Day Weekend, Ari's Menu has a great recipe for jalapeño popper chicken that could please your guests.
3Bruschetta Chicken Sheet Pan
A Spicy Perspective's recipe for bruschetta chicken is a delicious option for a healthier, grill-free option this Memorial Day.
4Loaded Chicken Enchilada Nachos
There's no bad time to have nachos, so these loaded chicken enchilada nachos from Averie Cooks will definitely be a hit for you Memorial Day Weekend cookout.
5Mini Red, White & Blue Star Cheesecakes
A Memorial Day cookouts wouldn't be complete without a good desert on the side. So having these red, white, and blue star cheesecakes from Baked by Rachel would be a great addition to this year's menu.
6Crunchy Chicken Salad Sandwiches
If having low-key menu options are more your speed, this recipe for crunchy chicken salad sandwiches from Big Girls, Small Kitchen will be perfect to add.
7Wagon Wheel Taco Pasta Salad
This recipe for wagon wheel taco pasta salad from Cara's Cravings will be a great side or main dish for your Memorial Day cookout.
8Monterey Chicken With Pico De Gallo
Want to find a new and vibrant way to incorporate chicken into your menu this year? Try Mel's Kitchen Cafe's recipe for Monterey chicken with pico de gallo.
9Shrimp Scampi Pasta With Asparagus
If you're looking to make a meal that will have everyone jumping for joy, this shrimp scampi pasta with asparagus from Natasha's Kitchen will be the perfect option.
10Easy Sticky Lemon-Turmeric Chicken
This recipe for easy sticky lemon-turmeric chicken from Simply Delicious will be great to serve this Memorial Day.
11BBQ Central Smoky Sweet Wings
Want some easy grill-free wings to have at the party? Steamy Kitchen's BBQ Central smoky sweet wings are the only ones you'll need.