It’s time to plan your Fourth of July Menu! Are you looking for easy recipes that can be prepared ahead of time? Rest & Relish has you covered!
Can you believe Fourth of July is next week!? Whether you’re hosting friends, attending a potluck or picnicking in front of fireworks, this is the perfect menu for you. Each recipe may be prepared in advance so you are able to fully enjoy your celebration!
Fourth of July Menu and Recipes
Fourth of July Appetizers
First, start your celebration off right with my Perfect Creamy Deviled Eggs. This is the most hassle-free deviled egg recipe! If you want to know my secrets, hop on over to the recipe post for all of the details.
These Perfect Creamy Deviled Eggs go quick, so I suggest doubling (or tripling) the recipe depending on how many you plan to serve.
Serve the eggs as a passed appetizer or invest in a chilled deviled egg tray to keep them cold. Traveling to another location? I LOVE my deviled egg carrier and don’t know how I ever stored deviled eggs without it in the past!
If you need a vegan appetizer choice, my Classic Hummus Recipe is a crowd favorite. Serve with fresh vegetables for an extra healthy start to the meal.
Fourth of July Main Dish
The main dish for our Fourth of July menu is burgers! Grass-fed beef burgers, turkey burgers, ground chicken burgers, veggie burgers….we’ve tried a lot of burger recipes! Check out my Pinterest Burger Board for some inspiration.
If you don’t want to grill while entertaining or just want to offer another easy main dish, pick up some fried chicken from your favorite local restaurant. Easy All-American favorite!
Fourth of July Side Dishes
Now, on to side dishes!
My Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad is a no-brainer! Everyone loves it and it’s easily adaptable if you have vegan guests. Throw a few extra ears of corn on if you’re already grilling burgers. Kids love corn on the cob!
Most people think of baked beans as an obvious Fourth of July Menu item, but I lean toward cold foods in the heat of the summer.
Once you try this Easy Three Bean Salad, it will become a year-round favorite. This salad is great for a summer party because it will not spoil in the summer heat!
If you need another dish for vegetarians, my Mediterranean Orzo Salad is on of our favorites. Bonus…..it also stores well for lunches!
Fourth of July Dessert
Of course, we finish off the meal with something sweet!
Strawberry Pretzel Salad is the ultimate crowd pleaser! Store it in the refrigerator the day before until you’re ready to serve.
If you have gluten-free guests, my Gluten-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies are another great make-ahead dessert.
Need a little more inspiration? Check out my Fourth of July Pinterest Board! I pin regularly to this board and love finding new red, white & blue ideas.
Please let me know if you try any of these recipes by leaving a rating and comment. I love connecting with you!