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4 Festive Recipes for Your Labor Day Cookout

Planning a Labor Day party? Order crab cakes from Basta Pasta!

Planning a Labor Day party? Order crab cakes from Basta Pasta!

With summer coming to an end, there is little time left for throwing a cookout. That makes Labor Day the perfect time to close out the summer with one last spectacular barbeque. You will need to get ahead of planning your Labor Day cookout while you can, which also includes picking out and preparing the recipes and food you want to serve at your Labor Day cookout. Consider these fun, festive recipes for your Labor Day party!


Add a touch of gourmet to your Labor Day cookout by preparing steak burgers instead of the traditional burgers found at all the other cookouts this Labor Day. With the right seasoning to go with the patty, placed on a ciabatta bun with a melted Italian cheese to leave everyone that eats it impressed. This steak burger is sure to make everyone come back to you asking for seconds this Labor Day.

Whether you are grilling or smoking them, ribs are a terrific dish to include this Labor Day at your cookout. If you choose to smoke your ribs for your Labor Day cookout, you will want to do so for about four to six hours before brushing them with a thick and sweet barbecue sauce to get that delicious pork taste in the style of the famous Kansas City Ribs.
Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs

Everyone knows that you cannot have a real cookout without hot dogs. However, this Labor Day take your hot dogs to the next level by adding the blast of flavor that only bacon can provide. Bacon is a favorite to many and goes well with just about everything. So, for your Labor Day cookout this year, wrap your dogs in bacon, and while you are at it, add a touch of cheese sauce and jalapenos to add another easy to make gourmet dish packed with taste to your Labor Day cookout.

Crab Cakes

Crab cakes make for a perfect appetizer or side dish to any meal, including the meals you are serving at your Labor Day cookout. To make your crab cakes, grab some fresh crab meat, bind them together with mayonnaise, add starch by using oyster crackers, put in a touch of mustard, mix it all and throw it on a skillet to make delectable crab cakes for your Labor Day party. You can also always give yourself one less thing to make for your cookout and order your crab cakes online.


For over 12 years, Basta Pasta has been providing Marylanders with delicious Italian specials cooked from fresh, delicious, high-quality ingredients. Enjoy a taste of classic Italian food with spectacular pasta dishes, unlimited salad and breadsticks, and sumptuous fine Italian wines. To make a reservation at our Timonium, Fallston, Perry Hall, or Eldersburg location, contact us online or give us a call at the location-specific phone number listed here. To find out more about our menu, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Don’t feel like going out? Order our signature crab cakes online and enjoy Basta Pasta in the comfort of your dining room table.

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