How are you celebrating Independence Day this year? Whether you’re planning a big picnic with friends or grilling in the backyard with the family, we’ve made it simple by compiling four complete menu ideas for lunch or dinner. Each menu includes our favorite Fourth of July recipes for a main dish, side, dessert and drink. Your guests will explode with happiness and you’ll sparkle with pride.
Chipotle Turkey Burger – Fire up the grill with this burger recipe. Flavors get kicked up a notch with chipotle, salsa, onions and spices.
Sweet and Tangy Cole Slaw – Simple and easy-to-make, it’s a BBQ staple.
Watermelon Lemonade – Only four ingredients, this quick and easy drink recipe will quench the thirst of all your July 4th guests.
Apple Pie Tassies – An American favorite in bite size form.
It’s Time for a Fiesta
Spicy Beef Fajitas – Spice up your Fourth of July with a kick of heat and a bit of sweetness.
Grilled Corn with Tequila Lime Butter – Grilled in the husk to lock in the lime, tequila and cilantro flavors.
Watermelon Salsa – This quick and easy, chilled recipe is filled with the flavors of cilantro and jalapeno.
Frozen Mango Margarita – Your guests will love this twist on a traditional favorite.
Red, White and Blue No-Bake Cheesecakes – Festive and fun.
Star-Spangled Banner Lunch
Slow-Cooker Pork Sliders with Coleslaw – This easy-to-make recipe is great for serving a large crowd.
Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers – These bite-sized gems “pop” with flavor.
Roasted Tomato Mozzarella Bruschetta – Served before or with your meal, this light recipe is perfect for a summer celebration.
Patriotic Sangria – Fresh and fruity with a patriotic twist.
Star-Spangled Cheesecake – Rich and creamy July 4th goodness.
Picnic at the Park
Slow Cooker Korean Beef Tacos – Prepare these the day before and assemble at the park for a satisfying summer lunch or dinner.
Red, White and Blue Coleslaw – This festive red, white and blue coleslaw is a crunchy combination of tangy and sweet.
Cinnamon Sweet Potato Chips – Great by themselves or combined with a dip or salsa.
Old-Fashioned Lemonade – Cool off on a hot July day just like they did in the good ol’ days.
Fireworks Cookies – An explosion of red, white and blue yumminess.
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