Check out our 4th of July Menu that's filled with fun, easy and delicious recipes. There's a little something here for all to enjoy ranging from main dishes to desserts.
I can't even believe we are heading into July. Things are looking a little brighter compared to last year, and my hope is that we continue to see more positivity, camaraderie, and love in this world.
Although this 4th of July may still feel and look a little different for many of us, I hope it will not prevent us from showing gratitude, having great conversation, and sharing delicious food.
Whether or not you decide to physically gather with friends and family or have a virtual 4th of July over zoom, it's important that we continue to practice safe and healthy habits. Check out this guide on how to remain safe.
I'm hoping this 4th of July Menu brings you joy and provide you with ideas for planning your 4th of July Menu.
What should I BBQ for the 4th of July
You should BBQ your favorite types of protein. Chicken wings and thighs, beef ribs, pork spare ribs, tri tip and salmon are our favorites. I've highlighted some of these recipes in the 'Main Dishes' section below.
From there, decide on your side dishes. Make it easy on yourself, but I must say... what's 4th of July without Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese (see the link below) so that's a must.
Lately, we've been putting so many different vegetables on the grill (peppers, carrots, green beans, bok choy and sugar snap peas). They're quick and make absolutely delicious sides. The smoke flavor that infuses throughout the vegetables really enhances the flavor and takes those veggies up a notch.
Of course, green salad, coleslaw, and other summer salads are terrific options. Really, the ideas are limitless.
I've rounded up a list of recipes that would be great to have on your 4th of July Menu. I've broken them out by:
- Main Dishes
- Side Dishes
- Non grilling recipes
What is a good 4th of July menu
A good 4th of July menu, consists of recipes from each category outlined below:
If you do not have a grill, you'll love these
What should I bring for a 4th of July party
If you're wondering what you should bring to a 4th of July Party, here's are a list of additional ideas I hope you find helpful:
- Various types of salad (green salad, potato salad, macaroni salad, protein salad)
- Vegetables platter with dip
- Finger foods (cheese board with crackers)
- Shrimp cocktail
- Chips with dip (guac, salsa, bean dip)
- Fruit salad, fruit skewers or diced watermelon
- Beverages (for kids and adults)
- Patriotic themed gift ideas or food
- You can also bring food to go on the grill (corn, meat, prepared kabobs, hot dogs, links)
Note: If you'll be celebrating outdoors, be mindful of food items that may be perishable. For example, instead of bringing a dish that contains mayo or other perishable ingredients, bring a dish that will not go bad if left outdoors.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful and safe 4th of July.