Labor Day Menu

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The most delicious Labor Day Menu is about to go down!!

Labor Day is this weekend and it’s basically another excuse to make all the food (as if we really needed an excuse!) What’s Gaby Cooking has you covered from head to toe when it comes to menu planning. From appetizers and cocktails to mains to sides to dessert – a little bit of everything so you can mix and match and entertain in style!

Don’t feel pressure to cook it all yourself, you can channel your inner Gaby and do what I do. Because I want to have full control of the menu at all times, I just email my guests/family/friends links to recipes and then they can bring them!! I’m a nut – fully aware! So send around some links, whip up a dish or two – and Happy Labor Day party-ing!


Stone Fruit Sangia

Stone Fruit and Strawberry Sangria from (@whatsgabycookin)

Strawberry and Peach Rosé Sangria

Sparking Peach and Cherry Sangria from (@whatsgabycookin)

Skinny Margarita

Skinny Margarita // What's Gaby Cooking


Melon Caprese Skewers

Melon Caprese Skewers from (@whatsgabycookin)

Loaded Guacamole

Loaded Guacamole from (@whatsgabycookin)

Homemade BBQ Potato Chips!

Homemade BBQ Potato Chips from (@whatsgabycookin)

Grilled Shishito Peppers

Grilled Shishito Peppers from (@whatsgabycookin)

Layered Corn Guacamole

Layered Corn Guacamole / Cinco de Mayo recipes on (@whatsgabycookin)

Homemade Chipotle Salsa

The BEST Homemade Chipotle Salsa

Grilled Artichokes

Grilled Artichokes from (@whatsgabycookin)


Herbed Caprese Salad

Herb Caprese Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad

Stone Fruit Salad

Avocado and Heirloom Tomato Salad

Avocado Heirloom Tomato Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

California Cobb


Summer Power Salad

Summer Power Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

Watermelon Jicama Salad

Watermelon Jicama Salad

Peach Caprese

Peach Tomato Caprese from (@whatsgabycookin)

Marinated Tomato and Burrata Salad

Marinated Tomato and Burrata Salad from (@whatsgabycooking)

Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

Stone Fruit and Burrata Salad

Stone Fruit and Burrata Salad


Santa Maria Tri-Tip

Santa Maria Tri Tip from (@whatsgabycookin)

Grilled Flank Steak with Salsa Verde

Grilled Flank Steak with Salsa Verde from (@whatsgabycookin)

Parmesan Pretzel Dogs

Parmesan Pretzel Dogs from

Guacamole Turkey Burgers

Guacamole Turkey Burgers loaded with Pepper Jack Cheese + Pico de Gallo from (@whatsgabycookin)

BBQ Baby Back Ribs

BBQ Baby Back Ribs with Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce from (@whatsgabycookin)

BBQ Nachos

BBQ Nachos from (@whatsgabycookin)

Spicy Shrimp Tostadas


Chicken Shish Kebabs

Chicken Shish Kabobs from (@whatsgabycookin)

Grilled Chicken with Avocado Tomato Salad

Grilled Chicken and Tomato Avocado Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza from (@whatsgabyookin)


Snickerdoodle S’mookies!

Blackberry Peach Crisp

Peach and Blackberry Crisp from (@whatsgabycookin)

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream from (@whatsgabycookin)

S’more Cheesecake Pops

S'more Cheesecake Pops from (@whatsgabycookin)

Strawberry Peach Pie

Strawberry Peach Pie from (@whatsgabycookin)

Mixed Berry Galette

Mixed Berry Peach Galette from (@whatsgabycookin)

S’more Slutty Brownies

S'more Slutty Brownies from - the most incredible treat you could imagine (@whatsgabycookin)

and some strawberry blueberry shortcakes!!

Strawberry Blueberry Shortcakes from (@whatsgabycookin)



  1. I think I will just send this link to everyone and I will sit back and relax and enjoy eating all of this!!! It looks incredible! All of it!

  2. Thank you, Gaby!!! I have a large crowd coming to the lake this weekend and you just made my menu planning SO much easier!! How do I decide what to make as it all looks amazing?? 🙂

    And I made your bruscetta bar for a recent reunion of several high school girlfriends (class of 1973!!) and it was a HUGE hit!!

    LOVE your blog!

  3. YES! I was just starting to plan this weeked! I love your pictures- everything looks mouthwatering!

  4. Everything looks amazing! Truly though, I can’t believe it’s almost Labor Day! Where has the year gone?!

  5. I love how much avocado pops up here, total yum!! Amazing spread, I would love to see friends and family arrive with any of these beautiful dishes.

  6. thanks for kickstarting my weekend menu planning…if only there were more days to cook ALL of the recipes!! thanks for posting the menu ideas. Can you let me know what the link for the chicken skewers is? I think it is linked to peach caprese but doesn’t seem to be working.
    thanks and have a great weekend!

  7. This post was ridiculous… in the BEST way. I started through it thinking it was a “menu”- we are having a 4 friends over on Monday and I thought I would just use your menu. Well… what in the world am I going to do- so many salads that I want to forget the BBQ part of the day. Thank you for the inspiration and indecision!

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