Fourth of July Menu Ideas

Fourth of July Menu Ideas

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Whether you’re out for a picnic in a city park or at home with family for a barbecue, here are a few Fourth of July Menu Ideas. Have a great celebration!

 

Fourth of July Menu Ideas – Breakfast

 

Start your day with  Biscuits and Gravy. It’s not uncommon for me to make this breakfast on the Fourth of July. It’s what my mom did when I was a girl, and I guess it’s one of those traditions that carried on through the years. Serve with Country Biscuits or Sourdough Biscuits. Enjoy

Country Sausage Gravy
Here's a recipe I make every year on the Fourth of July. Serve with Country Biscuits or Sourdough Biscuits. Enjoy!
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Recipe for Country Sausage Gravy

 

Or Breakfast Burritos. We like this breakfast at any time of year, but it seems especially fitting for the summer months.

Breakfast Burritos
Here's a recipe we enjoy making at any time of year.
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Appetizers for the Evening Meal

 

Easy Corn Dip– Here’s a delicious dip introduced to me by a good friend years ago. This dip is perfect with corn chips. Try it with Lime-flavored Corn Chips!

Easy Corn Dip
Here's a delicious dip introduced to me by a good friend years ago. It's especially good with lime flavored corn chips.
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Recipe for Easy Corn Dip

 

Guacamole Dip- One of my favorites using ripe avocados and tomatoes. It’s perfect for outdoor barbecues or the next time you make Mexican food.

Guacamole Dip
Here is a yummy dip perfect for outdoor barbecues or the next time you make Mexican food.
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Fourth of July Menu Ideas – Main Dishes for the Grill

 

Barbecued Baby Back Ribs – Ribs, anyone? We love these ribs. Start them in your oven and finish off on the grill. So yummy! 

BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Here's a delicious recipe to try the next time you want to grill. Enjoy!
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BBQ Baby Back Ribs - Backyard Barbecue Menu Ideas

 

Cajun Shrimp – Don’t want to heat up your oven in the summer? Try these grilled shrimp on a Skewer.

Cajun Shrimp
Here's a fun recipe for any shrimp-lovers out there. A great addition to any barbecue.
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 Honey-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs – This chicken recipe is delicious. 

Honey-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs
Here's a recipe perfect for summer grilling that is easy to make and quite delicious.
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Recipe for Honey-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs

 

Salads and Side Dishes for your Picnic or Barbecue

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad – Here’s a recipe that reminds me of the boxed Suddenly Salad dish you can buy in the store. Only better!

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Here's a recipe that reminds me of the boxed Suddenly Salad dish you can buy in the store. Only better!
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Recipe for Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad - Summer Salad Ideas

 

Broccoli Raisin Salad – Here’s a delicious salad to serve at your next family gathering. One of our favorites!

Broccoli Raisin Salad
Here's a delicious salad to serve at your next family gathering. One of our favorites!
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Broccoli Raisin Salad

 

Cheesy Corn and Macaroni Casserole  is a favorite recipe on my husband’s side of our family. It’s quite nice for church dinners or family gatherings and is a perfect choice for your next picnic, barbecue, or even holiday dinner.

Cheesy Corn and Macaroni Casserole
Cheesy Corn and Macaroni Casserole is a favorite recipe on my husband's side of our family. It’s quite nice for church dinners or family gatherings and is a perfect choice for your next picnic, barbecue, or even holiday dinner.
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recipe for cheesy corn and macaroni, fourth of july menu ideas

 

Homemade Bread for the Fourth

 

Ranch Loaves – We love this recipe. And it makes 4 loaves. Enough for a large gathering!

Ranch Loaves
This recipe is one of our favorite breads. It won a purple ribbon at the county fair.
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Recipe for Ranch Loaves

 

Tangy Sourdough Bread – Here’s a sourdough recipe we adore and make every week. If you don’t have a sourdough starter, you may make your own HERE. This bread is delicious with butter, plus it makes 2 large loaves.

Tangy Sourdough
Here's a sourdough recipe we adore and make every week. If you don't have a sourdough starter, you may make your own HERE. This bread is delicious with butter, makes wonderful Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, or use it to make your own Sourdough Croutons.
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Tangy Sourdough Bread

 

Fourth of July Menu Ideas – A Few Desserts Before Fireworks

 

Homemade Apple Pie – Nothing says America more than a slice of fresh apple pie. This pie dough is a family favorite. And it goes perfectly with a bowl of ice-cream–another summertime favorite!

Homemade Apple Pie
Here is a favorite recipe for homemade apple pie:
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Recipe for Homemade Apple Pie

 

Patriotic Cupcakes – How about some Red, White and Blue Cupcakes! Here’s a fun recipe to make for your 4th of July Celebration. (You may substitute other colors for other times of year.)

Patriotic Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
Here's a fun recipe to make for your 4th of July Celebration. (You may substitute other colors for other times of year.)
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recipe for Patriotic Cupcakes

 

Blackberry Cobbler – Or maybe some homemade cobbler with ice cream is more to your liking. My husband calls this my best dessert ever. You’ll have to decide for yourself.

Homemade Blackberry Cobbler
Here's a yummy dessert my husband calls my best dessert ever. You'll have to decide for yourself. Enjoy!
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Recipe for Homemade Blackberry Cobbler

 

And speaking of ice-cream, we’d better not leave that out! Here’s my mom’s recipe for Homemade Ice Cream. We love it and it’s perfect for a hot, summer celebration.

Mom's Homemade Ice Cream
Here's a favorite recipe served at almost every family gathering we have on the Swiler side. Creamy and sweet.
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Recipe for Mom's Homemade Ice Cream

 

Whatever you decide to make for this American holiday, I hope you will have a Grand Fourth of July!

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2 thoughts on “Fourth of July Menu Ideas”

  • These look yummy, especially those beans! Thanks for all the recipes you share. I always enjoy seeing them come up in my reader.

    Have a great week!
    Bethany

    • Thanks, Bethany! That bean recipe is one of my husband's favorites. Mine too. Enjoy your fourth of July!

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