Take the Labor Out of Labor Day with These 5 Make-Ahead Recipes

Take the Labor Out of Labor Day with These 5 Make-Ahead Recipes

Hosting a Labor Day party is hard work. When you're not busy greeting guests, you're grilling delicious burgers and dogs, setting up games for the kids or making sure the cat doesn't get out.

Since we don’t want you laboring any more than you have to – it’s Labor Day, after all – here are five make-ahead recipes you can make the day before, so you can focus on having fun when the big day arrives.

Make-Ahead Garlic Toast

Always a crowd-pleaser, garlic toast is one of the ultimate make-ahead foods – and a great way to use those leftover buns.

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

These potatoes are so good your guests will think you spent all morning slaving over them. Pro tip: Add crumbled Ball Park® Buns for extra thickness.

Toasty Mac and Cheese

Whether for a cookout or a family dinner, this easy-to-make recipe will fast become a favorite. Oh, and it’s mac and cheese. ‘Nuff said.

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is a refreshing addition to any cookout – and a healthy alternative to sugary desserts. If you wanna get those juices mingling, let it sit covered overnight, and get ready for a delicious blend of flavors that’ll drive your taste buds wild.

Pulled Pork Sandwich with Sweet and Sour Slaw

Put that slow cooker to work with this hearty make-ahead sammy. Just do a little prep, let it cook overnight, then shred and serve. Congrats! You won Labor Day.

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