Want to celebrate Memorial Day with delicious barbecue recipes without all of the sweating and hard work that goes into cooking a delicious barbecue meal?
From crock pot appetizers to easy dump crock pot dessert recipes. You can find a slow cooker recipe from start to finish.
I'm sharing all my best and the easiest crock pot recipes to make enjoying the holiday relaxing instead of overwhelming when you cook your Memorial Day meal!
You'll find recipes to cook your entire holiday meal in the slow cooker.
Easy Barbecue recipes for Memorial Day
Crock Pot barbecue recipes are perfect for Memorial Day.
You can make some delicious crock pot meals and not sweat while you're doing it. That is a holiday dinner winner for me.
Barbecued pork, chicken or beef turns out moist and delicious when you use a slow cooker.
Crock Pot Main Dishes
Barbecue main dish recipes included pulled pork, chicken, barbecued ribs and beef brisket.
Pulled pork recipe is so easy to make when you start with boneless pork ribs and this combination of ingredients that makes an amazingly flavors barbecue sauce.
I love fall off the bone tender barbecued spare ribs. For a sweet and spicy kick rub them with my all-purpose sweet & spicy pork rub before cooking.
Slow cooking the pork in the crock pot is the way to make the tenderest pork spare ribs ever.
A few minutes under the broiler slathered with barbecue sauce and you'll never cook spare ribs on the grill again.
For the pork rib adventurist, we have the sweet flavors of pineapple to add another delicious flavor that also helps tenderizing the pork spare ribs.
Dreaming of a tropical Island vacation? Try these Hawaiian pork sliders this weekend.
Who wouldn't love to be lounging on a balmy beach sipping on a frozen tropical cocktail this Memorial Day?
For those who love chicken, you can make my easy Crock Pot Pulled Chicken Sandwiches.
If you're serving a large crowd this Memorial Day you can make both chicken and pork pulled sandwiches easily to keep all of your guests happy when it's time to eat.
Beef brisket is another way to enjoy the weekend meal. You can slice this smoky barbecue beef brisket for dinner one day and pull the tender beef apart the next day and make sandwiches with the leftover brisket.
Side dish recipes
Multiple slow cookers come in very handy when you are cooking for a crowd. I own at least one crock pot in each size from the little dipper for dips to an 8 quart for the main dish.
If you don't own multiple slow cookers delegate a few of these Memorial Day crock pot recipes to the friends and family.
You can set up a buffet style table for dinner and everyone can serve themselves easily.
Sides include the creamiest mac and cheese, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, and cheesy ranch potatoes.
This cheesy crock pot mac and cheese recipe made with Velveeta is served at every one of our holiday get-togethers.
The kids love it. The adults love it. Everyone loves it!
Make tender and fluffy baked potatoes without heating up the house!
Not a crock pot recipe but you can follow the same instructions to make crock pot corn on the cob. It will just take a couple of hours.
Cheesy ranch potatoes is another favorite crock pot potato side dish recipe perfect for your summer barbeque.
Garlic mashed potatoes goes well with any meal. Cook and beat the potatoes in the crock pot then keep them warm while you serve them.
Appetizers are just as important as the rest of the meal. You need some snacks to keep everyone satisfied while that wait on the meal.
Crock Pot Weenies are fun to serve and delicious to eat. Remove the tooth picks before serving!
Cheesy and spicy dip that tastes just like cream cheese stuffed jalapeno poppers. This hot dip is always a favorite.
Spicy chicken buffalo dip is a perfect hot dip recipe when you want to serve more than just chips and dip as an appetizer.
This hot cheesy dip is made with Velveeta cheese and Hormel chili and is a classic hot chili cheese dip that has been around forever.
Cheesy Hot Artichoke Spinach dip tastes just like the hot spinach dip you would get at a restaurant.
Crock Pot Dessert Recipes
After the long hot day of celebrating you can sit back and relax as you enjoy a perfect dessert made in the slow cooker while you were hanging out with family and friends.
Color the cake mix red, white and blue for a patriotic dessert recipe or just make it with a white cake mix any time of the year.
Make this pineapple upside down cake with a boxed cake mix and it still tastes just like an old fashioned homemade pineapple upside down cake.
An old fashioned peach cobbler recipe from days gone by that is a dump and go slow cooker dessert. Serve this warm gooey treat with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
This Cherry Cobbler recipe only has four easy ingredients and still tastes amazing!
This crock pot apple cobbler recipe is made with a homemade crumb topping that will have you moaning and rubbing your belly with pleasure after each spoonful.
Blueberry and lemon cake is the best of two favorite flavors that taste amazing together. This easy dump cake will become a favorite.
Easy Memorial Day Menu
So here you have it all of the best Memorial Day crock pot recipes in one place.
You make the entire meal in a slow cooker if you should decide to do it.
Memorial Day Cocktails
You can't have a party without a cool and refreshing cocktail. Mix up a glass or pitcher of these perfect Memorial Day cocktails.
Lemonade is a perfect thirst quencher for Memorial Day or any special summer occasion.
- Lemonade Concentrate: make it once and freeze some for later.
- Strawberry Lemonade: the best strawberry infused lemonade recipe.
- Watermelon Lemonade: the perfect combination of summer fruit lemonade.
- Watermelon Thyme Lemonade: herbal infused lemonade.
- Easy Fruity Lemonade: start with a can of pink lemonade concentrate.