July 4th Tasty Treats & Eats

The 4th of July is a fun time to celebrate with friends and family. BBQs, going to the lake, swimming at a friend’s house, and watching fireworks are ways people celebrate. Plus, having a 3 day weekend is also a major bonus for most people too.

Whether you’re hosting your own party or if you need to bring a fast and tasty dish to a friend’s or a neighborhood get together, we’ve got what you need to make any 4th of July fun and yummy!

4th of July Main Dishes

Take hot dogs to the next level with this Grilled Reuben Dogs.
These can be cooked on your stovetop or grilled (the best way to cook ‘em!). Plus, this is a super quick, easy, and versatile recipe. Toppings can be added per recipe instructions or put them on the side so your guests can add what they like and leave off what they don’t want.

 

Be sure to check out even more ideas from Good Housekeeping for your 4th of July party.


If you want to something tasty and a little more fancy, then try grilling Strip Steaks with Rosemary Butter. Just thinking about this one has our mouths watering! All you grilling gods and goddesses will love this one. Grilling steaks is perfect for when you are having a smaller get-together.


For vegetarians, check out this Spicy Butternut & Black Bean Burger. This recipe incorporates butternut squash, black beans, quinoa for a super delicious veggie burger than even your meat-eating friends will enjoy!

Take a look at even more 4th of July vegetarian recipes. And vegans, we’ve got links for you too!
Find everything from drinks to desserts here.


4th of July Side Dishes

What’s a BBQ or picnic without Deviled Eggs? Add some malt vinegar and you’ve taken a classic recipe to new levels.

Summer means lots of fruits are in season. Give your fruit salad a patriotic flair with this easy Honey Fruit Salad. Note this recipe is best when chilled for around 2.5 hours.

Corn on the cob and summer are seriously best friends forever! Boiled or grilled, corn on the cob can be doctored up in hundreds of ways. Try Parsleyed Corn on the Cob or spice it up even more with this Chili Lime Corn on Cob recipe.


4th of July Desserts

Now to our favorite part of any meal…dessert!
Holiday celebrations can be a struggle if you’re watching your carbs. So we thought we’d include a low-carb recipe and a link to where you can find an additional 20 low carb red, white, and blue recipes!

Most of us love cupcakes and these are aptly named Delicious Fourth of July Cupcakes. This is low carb recipe also includes recipes for cream cheese frosting and a chocolate ganache frosting. They may be low carb, but they look…well…delicious!


We’ve got two words for you – Peach Cobbler! And as a bonus, this recipe is quick and easy.

Pro Tip: Read the comments on the link for ways to make this recipe even better. Like adding 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to the flour mixture. Or if you don’t have self-rising flour in your pantry, you can substitute all-purpose​ flour and 2 tsp baking powder!