Labor Day Weekend Recipes

I don’t know about you, but I love 3 day weekends! I think every week should have 3 day weekends! Who can we contact about that?

I’m sure many of you will be having get-togethers to celebrate Labor Day. We’ll be laying low but will definitely be cooking up some goodies!

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I put together a list of recipes that would be perfect for your Labor Day celebrations. These all feed a crowd and will leave everyone with a full and happy tummy!

I have included some appetizers, main courses, sides, and of course, desserts. No celebration is complete without desserts!

You have worked hard all year, so now, it’s time to celebrate!

Labor Day Appetizers

Let’s start at the beginning with appetizers. Keep your guests munching and happy while they wait for the main course!

  • scooping up some buffalo ranch chicken dip with a tortilla chip

    Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

    from One Happy Housewife

    This Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip is always a hit at any get-together. It’s easy to make ahead and it tastes amazing! Your family and guests will love it!

Labor Day Main Courses

On to the main course for your party. All these options will have your guests and family raving!

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles

    Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

    from One Happy Housewife

    This Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork is a crowd pleaser. It feeds a small army and is so versatile. After shredding it can be used for bbq pulled pork sandwiches, nachos, tacos, baked potato topping and whatever else you can imagine! For a large party, sliders are a perfect choice!

  • French Dip

    from One Happy Housewife

    These Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches are heaven sent! I’m telling you, the juiciness is absolute perfection. Easy to make and so delicious. A crowd favorite for sure.

  • chili in a bowl topped with shredded cheese and green onions


    from One Happy Housewife

    Chili is always a great choice for a get-together! This super quick and easy stovetop chili doesn’t compromise on taste. It is really delicious! If you’d rather use your Instant Pot, then you have to try my easy and delicious Instant Pot Chili. It uses canned beans and is so tasty! I have a yummy Instant Pot Chili with Dry Beans as well.

  • juicy and tender carnitas


    from One Happy Housewife

    This is a fill the pot and go recipe! These Instant Pot Carnitas are incredibly tasty and are crazy easy to make. Your guests will love them!

Labor Day Sides

Some super easy sides to go with your delicious main course.

  • top view of a bowl of homemade mac and cheese on top of a plate

    Macaroni and Cheese

    from One Happy Housewife

    If you choose to make pulled pork sandwiches then this Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese is a perfect side! Also great side options for pulled pork are these easy Instant Pot Green Beans or this Corn on the Cob.

  • instant pot potato salad

    Potato Salad

    from One Happy Housewife

    A classic side for any celebration! My Instant Pot Potato Salad is creamy and delicious! You will love how easy it is to make potato salad in the Instant Pot and your family and guests will devour it!

  • cornbread with jalapenos, chili powder and red pepper flakes

    Texas Wildfire Cornbread

    from One Happy Housewife

    If you’re making Chili you’ll definitely want to make some cornbread to go along with it. My Texas Wildfire Cornbread has an amazing kick to it and will complement any chili you make. If you’d like to avoid any spiciness, then my traditional Skillet Cornbread is the way to go!

  • a spoonful of loaded cauliflower casserole

    Loaded Mashed Cauliflower

    from One Happy Housewife

    If you’d like to switch it up from the regular mashed potatoes, then this Loaded Mashed Cauliflower Casserole is for you! “Loaded” with flavor and perfect for those wanting fewer carbs. It can be made in the Instant Pot or on the stove.

  • a bowl with a serving of creamy macaroni salad

    Macaroni Salad

    from One Happy Housewife

    This Macaroni Salad is special. My family and friends love it! It’s definitely got a different combination of ingredients, and it may not be for the picky eater, but the result is a delicious macaroni salad! You can make it in the Instant Pot or boil your pasta as usual on the stove.

Labor Day Desserts

Now for the best part. Dessert! Here are some simple dessert ideas that your guests will love!

  • chewy chocolate chip cookies

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

    from One Happy Housewife

    These Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies will become your favorite new cookie! They are so delicious and chewy. They’ll be the perfect ending for your Labor day celebration.

  • a delicious coconut bundt cake served on a large plate

    Coconut Cake

    from One Happy Housewife

    This Mini Instant Pot Coconut Cake is delicious and it hits the sweet spot for sure! It’s a tiny cake but can still feed about 8-10 people. If you’ll have a bigger crowd, you can always make 2!

  • taking a slice of flan


    from One Happy Housewife

    Once I made Flan in the Instant Pot, I never turned back! I’ve been making this recipe in the oven for years and it is so delicious. Now that I can make it in the Instant Pot, it’s easier and in my opinion, even better!

  • Easy from Scratch Brownies

    Homemade Brownies

    from One Happy Housewife

    You can’t go wrong with brownies! My recipe for easy, from scratch oven brownies, is perfection! Serve alone or with ice cream and you’re set!

More Labor Day Ideas

If you need ideas for some delicious, refreshing drinks, check out these Fun Drink Ideas!

I hope you have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend! I’d love to hear if you try any of these recipes. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends!

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