SUMMER RECIPES FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

Hey loves! I’m sharing a new cook with me for summer! These recipes are perfect for the 4th of July and Team USA inspired dinner recipes. You can use these for your upcoming Summer BBQ or Olympics party. Here’s how I plan what to make and then I’ll walk you through my meal prep process! Don’t forget to grab your free printables here to get my BBQ planner as well as the templates for the flags!

ALL AMERICAN BURGERS

  • Press 1 lb ground beef into dish
  • Top with salt and pepper
  • Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
  • Cut Hawaiian rolls in half, spray with oil and toast if you wish!
  • Remove burger meat and drain fat
  • Top with American cheese slices and melt cheese
  • Remove buns
  • Oil top and sprinkle with sesame seeds
  • Layer thousand island dressing
  • Add shredded lettuce
  • Top with cheeseburger and buns
  • Cut into single sliders
  • Add flag toothpicks!

RED WHITE AND BLUE SALAD

  • Wash strawberries and blueberries
  • Quarter strawberries
  • Add spring mix to bowl
  • Top with berries and feta cheese
  • Once ready to serve, add your dressing of choice!

POTATO SALAD

  • Cut potatoes into quarters
  • Boil for 10-15 minutes until cooked through
  • Mix 1 1/2 cups mayo and 1/2 cup ranch seasoning
  • Drain potatoes
  • Mix potatoes into dressing
  • Add 1/2 pound crumbled bacon
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Mix to combine
  • Add 1 bunch chopped green onion and mix
  • Top with cheddar, bacon and green onion
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve!

STAR-SPANGLED FRUIT KABOBS

  • Cut watermelon into rounds
  • Press through with star cookie cutter
  • Alternate blueberry and mini marshmallow
  • Top with star watermelon

FIRECRAKCER MARGARITA

  • Pour pop rocks onto plate
  • Run lime wedge around the rim of your glass and add pop rocks
  • 1 shot/2 oz of blue curaco
  • 1 shot/2 oz of tequila
  • Splash of agave (more if you like it sweet!)
  • 2 oz lime juice
  • Shake with ice
  • Pour into glass to serve

TEAM USA BROWNIES

  • Follow brownie package directions
  • Grease baking dish
  • Spread brownie mix into baking dish
  • Bake according to package
  • Top with chocolate frosting once cool
  • Add red white and blue sprinkles

I hope you enjoy these 4th of july recipes!! You can see exactly how I make these recipes in this video and you can always find more recipes here!

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