May always brings about “good eats” as far as I’m concerned. We start the month off with one of my favorite feasts with Cinco de Mayo. I just love Mexican food and any chance I get to have some makes me very happy. We close out the month with the official start to barbecue season when Memorial Day arrives. This month’s menu plan will help us celebrate all that with over 30 delicious budget-friendly, kid-approved dinners (and, of course, 4 desserts).

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Delicious meals to feed your family in the May Monthly Menu Plan! Printable Menu Plan! Budget friendly meal plan - Kid approved! Pin to your Recipe Board!

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May Menu Plan

1 – Chicken Strips with White Barbecue Sauce, Oven Fries

2 – Lasagna, Salad and Garlic Bread

3 – Slow Cooker Beef Roast, Mashed Potatoes

4 – Chicken n’ Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Corn

5 – Happy Cinco de Mayo! Grab one of our 35 Mexican Recipe to serve

6 – Easy French Dip Sandwiches, Chips, Veggies and Dip

7 – Grilled Chicken FajitasHomemade Pico de Gallo  and Chips

8 – Appetizers and Baked Potato Bar

9 – Grilled Peppers and Sausage, Pasta Salad

10 – Happy Mother’s Day! Treat Mom to a special meal! Mother’s Day Recipes


11 – Make Ahead Sloppy Joes, Chips, Veggies and Dip

12 – Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole and Smoothies

13 – Quick & Easy Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas, Chips and Salsa

14 – Classic Spaghetti with MeatballsHerb Garlic Bread and Salad

15 – Pepperoni Pizza Ring

16 – Grilled Italian Chicken Sandwich and Salad

17 – Hot Dog Bar, Potato Salad

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18 – Healthy Taco Salad served in Taco Bowls

19 – Vegetable Country Skillet and Fruit Salad

20 – Wet Bean BurritoMexican Red Rice and Chips

21 – Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches, Pasta Salad

22 – Pizza Sliders

23 – Cowboy Burgers with Homemade Onion Rings

24 – Southwest Grilled Chicken and Taco Pasta Salad

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25 – Memorial Day Cookout – Grab a new recipe

26 – Barbecue Chicken and Rice

27 – Taco RingHomemade Pico de Gallo and Chips

28 – Beefy Noodle Casserole and Salad

29 – Honey Hoisin Chicken and Oven Fries

30 – Baked Chicken Nuggets, Oven Fries

31 – Pizza Pasta Salad, Homemade Bread Sticks

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas

Desserts for the Month



  1. I would love to use a monthly menu plan like this. There are just 2 of us, but I’m tired of trying to come up with meal plans month after month. My only complaint about most of these meal plans is there are no “planned leftover” meals. If I cook a whole chicken on Sunday, I plan to use the leftovers on Monday and Wednesday for dinner and sometimes for lunch other days. That’s the kind of meal plan I continue to search for.
    I do love your ideas and your website, however.

    • That is a great idea. We typically have leftovers, if there are any for lunch. We will see what we can come up with for you.

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