Happy FRY-DAY. As in, the day meant to eat fries for breakfast, lunch and dinner. How about a bunch of 4th of July recipes you’ll actually want to eat?
Because apparently there’s this holiday thing happening next week, and if I were to believe Pinterest it’s the day for highly questionable recipes. As in, food dye + pudding cups.
Come on, you can do better without too much extra work. I did the research for you, and found a bunch of so fetch and lit recipes that will make your Independence Day not only super fun, but also super delicious.
Also, I didn’t even include any main dishes, because let’s be honest… Do we even care about them on a BBQ centered holiday? Steak and burgers, who needs more than that?!
I care way more about all the sides and appetizers and DESSERTS. And drinks. OMG the drinks.
My Favorite 4th of July Recipes from Around the Interwebs:
Sides and Appetizers:
The best way to celebrate summer. Toasted bread with creamy goat cheese and marinated cherries? Gimme gimme gimme more.
This is a recipe I can tolerate about once a year, but then I’m just going to admit that I’m basic af sometimes. You know the deal. Bottled bbq sauce, meatballs, crockpot. That’s it. Also, I love BBQ sauce so much.
My fave fave faaaaave pasta salad! I mean OMG get out of here. It’s full of chopped veggies, feta cheese and a homemade Greek dressing. The best.
Yeah I do think there needs to be a new Italian pasta salad. Once without the same amount of sausage as there is pasta. So this one has fresh buffalo mozzarella, arugula salad and all the goodies.
Uhm, in case you haven’t noticed yet, I’m obsessed with all things pineapple and fruit in savory dishes. It is just the best, and this baked bean recipe is no exception.
Not going to lie, this is one of the very first recipes on this post, so have mercy on its sweet soul. But the recipe is stellar, and it’s one we make pretty much on a weekly basis every summer.
What else do you need than a refreshing salad made with blueberries, watermelon, jicama and feta cheese?
I mean, this is the recipe equivalent of Millennial personification. It’s hot waffles tossed in crunchy cinnamon sugar and topped with berries soaked in rosé. Do I really need to say another word??
Oh baby, YES. Grilled watermelon. It’s different. And if you add salt it’s magnificent.
Don’t like making pie? Make COBBLER instead! It’s so so so easy and this one has buttermilk cornbread biscuits on top and is just outstanding.
These are definitely dessert muffins and not breakfast muffins… So I don’t feel bad at all to count them as a holiday dessert. So soft and crumbly and just perfect with the hint of lavender. You can leave out the lavender if you’re not feeling the fan-cay vibes 💁🏻♀️
I mean, is it a salad? Is it a side dish? Is it a dessert? WHO CARES, it’s berries and banana in a creamy Greek yogurt based dressing, and it’s so good I could cry.
This is probably another one of those recipes I won’t make more than once a year, ha! But it’s a good one with freshly whipped cream and lots of fresh berries.
How ADORABLE are these?! And worth the extra effort to cut out the stars, if you ask me.
I know, can I stop with the hand pies already? No can do, babydoll. Especially not if there’s mascarpone involved.
I mean, if there ever was a time to break out the champagne… 😉 Don’t worry, any sparkling wine will do.
This is so pretty, and so perfect, and I wish I had a glass of it with me right now.
I mean, yes please. That’s all.
I mean, are you crying tears of joy, too? This is so pretty, summery and just all around creative. PLEASE make it!