It’s that time of year again when people gather to celebrate Independence Day with food, fun, laughter, and of course, fireworks. Whether you are at an outdoor barbecue or gathered in your neighbor’s living room, you can’t have the fun, laughter, and fireworks without the food. That would just be…wrong, not to mention downright un-American. If you are scratching your brain or just in need of a new idea, here are 25 recipes that will be a big hit at your Fourth of July festivities. We’ve made sure to include recipes that will help you before, during, and after the major chow-down. Happy Fourth to you and yours, and we hope you enjoy these 25 Fourth Of July Recipes That Are Worth Celebrating.
Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Let’s kick things off with a few appetizers and side dishes. This is a good recipe for its blend of sweet and savory flavors. It’s also pretty simple and doesn’t require too much time or many ingredients, especially if that grill is already fired up for the burgers and hot dogs. You can find the recipe here and a very helpful video to follow here.
Patriotic Puppy Chow
Have you ever tried Puppy Chow? No, not from your dog’s food dish, but the one with the Chex-mix smothered in peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar. If you haven’t, mark this as a must-try recipe. You will thank us later, but we must warn you that it’s highly addicting! While it sounds more like a desert, it’s actually a fantastic snack to put out as people mingle at your party. Just don’t expect to have any left over. Find the patriotic version here.
This recipe is actually quite clever. By using some food coloring and crushed up crackers, it’s easy to turn any party dip into a patriotic party dip. However, there is a really good chicken dip recipe included with the instructions.
Patriotic Flag Pretzel Snacks
These are great for those of you who love fine detail work and have a bit of time to play with pretzels. These bite-sized snacks are another treat that would be great to put out while people mingle.
Grilled Blackberry Strawberry Basil and Brie Pizza Crisp with Honey Balsamic Glaze
If you like to grill, love pizza, and you view food as more of an art form than anything else, these pizza crisps are just for you. Just look at the picture. We’re not sure if we want to eat it or just gaze at it in wonder. Wait, who are we trying to kid? Where are the plates?