Delicious-up your 4th of July with these mouth-watering must-make recipes! Be the STAR of the bbq this year!
I’ve put together some of my favorite recipes that will take your backyard cookout dishes to a whole new level! Skip the standard burgers and dogs this year and go, full-on foodie!
Today I’ve gathered some of mine and your favorite burgers, sides, slaws, salads, and desserts to make your 4th of July even more amazing!
Burgers are iconic to cookouts however if you’re like me you’re tired of the same ol’ burger. Showcase one of these amazing burgers at your cookout but um, be sure to make extra as they will go fast!
♦ Lord Have Mercy Triple B Burgers
♦ Caramel Infused Apple Cheddar Chicken Burgers
♦ Chunky Shrimp Burgers with Avocado Aioli sauce
♦ Veggie Sweet Potato Garden Burgers
♦ Southwest Turkey Burgers with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde
♦ Chorizo Burgers with Cool Ranch Pepper Sauce
♦ Aloha Burgers
♦ White Bean and Corn Veggie Burgers
Salads & Slaw
Skip the boring potato salad or macaroni salad, instead amp up your sides this year with one of these amazing dishes!
♦ Cucumber Chickpea Summer Salad
♦ Best Broccoli Slaw Salad
♦ Roasted Corn Avocado Black Bean Chutney
♦ Pittsburgh Slaw
♦ Rainbow Tomato Roasted Corn Summer Quenching Salad
♦ Grilled Italian Salad
♦ Italian Chicken Panzanella Salad
♦ Quinoa Summer Salad
Sides & Snacks
You’re a foodie so skip the bowls of chips and pretzels and show up with a plate of one of these sides! You’ll be sure to be the most popular at the cookout!
♦ BBQ Crack Chicken Casserole – Tots, Crispy Bacon, Cheeeeese and BBQ Ranch Sauce!
♦ Cucumber Ham Rollups
♦ Spinach & Cheese Puff Tarts
♦ Double Bean Cheesy Dip
♦ Grilled Flatbread Ham & Cheese Hoagie Pizza
♦ 3 Ingredient Candied Kielbasa Bites
♦ Creamy Chicken & Salsa Pinwheels
♦ Creole Shrimp Nachos
Um hello, it’s bacon! Of course it gets its own category!
♦ Crispy Bacon Wrapped Green Beans Fries
♦ Baked Sriracha Glazed Man Candy Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings
♦ Bacon Chicken Ranch Meatballs
♦ Sriracha Spiced Bacon
♦ Grilled Sriracha Candied Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
♦ Candied Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Maple Dijon Glaze
♦ S’mores Bacon Man Candy V
♦ Sweet ‘n Heat Bacon Wrapped Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzels with Bacon Crunchies
Now no cookout is complete without some killer desserts. I’m from the school of “if it’s a party or vacation, then calories don’t exist!”
♦ Butterscotch Pudding Cream Pie with Toffee Crunch!
♦ OMG! Bars
♦ Frozen White Chocolate Strawberry Yogurt Bark
♦ SNICKERS® Cheesecake Dip
♦ Grandma’s Orange Cream Ice Box Pie
♦ Creamy No Bake Cheesecake Strawberry Tart
♦ Cranberry Zucchini Blondie Bars
♦ To Die For Apple Pie Bars