Great Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend that Make Apartment Cooking so Easy

If you’re planning a fun little get-together for Memorial Day, you’ll be so happy you cooked up these delicious appetizers. Tasty cheesy potato balls are a fan favorite, who knew they were made with just 5 ingredients?

The classic deviled eggs are also a must for this extended weekend celebration. Check out these mouth-watering recipes that will complete your menu of Memorial Day specialties:

Cheesy Potato and Italian Sausage Balls


  • 1 Package (24 oz.) of Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 cups of seasoned Panko, divided
  • 5 ounces of sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 1 pound of Italian sausage, cooked and cooled
  • 8 ounces of Italian cheese blend


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the potatoes, pesto, cheese, sausage, and ½ cup of Panko crumbs. Mix together thoroughly.
  2. With wet hands, form the potato and cheese mixture into 1 ½ inch balls. Spread the remaining breadcrumbs on a large plate. Roll each ball evenly in the breadcrumbs until balls are coated with Panko.
  3. Place the balls on a plate and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or until ready for next step.
  4. Preheat the over to 380 degrees. Place potato balls on a non-stick baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Enjoy these potato balls with marinara sauce.

Delightful Deviled Eggs


  • 10 eggs
  • 3 slices of bacon, cooked crispy and cut into bits
  • ¼ cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons of light sour cream
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons of sweet relish
  • 1 Tablespoon of mustard
  • ½ teaspoon of seasoning salt or paprika for garnish


  1. Place eggs in a pot, fill with cold water, and bring water to a boil.
  2. Remove the eggs from heat and cover for 12 minutes.
  3. Pour hot water out of the pot and cover the eggs in ice water until they are cool to touch.
  4. Peel and slice the eggs lengthwise. Gently pop out the yolks and put them in a bowl.
  5. Smash the yolks with a fork and mix in the rest of the ingredients.
  6. Spoon the egg yolk mixture into the egg halves and sprinkle with seasoned salt or paprika for garnish.


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