Independence Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with food! If you haven’t planned out what to bring to that family potluck or neighborhood cookout, you’re not alone. As family and friends are gathering to celebrate America’s birthday, treat them to these easy and fun 4th of July recipes that are bound to please everyone. With easy recipes like this, they’ll never know that you waited until the last minute.
4th of July Appetizers
These cream cheese-filled, bacon-wrapped bites are great for adding a little kick to your party. The preparation is easy and you could be chomping on peppers in 20 minutes or less. You can grill them at the party or bake them ahead of time to keep your guests satisfied.
This veggie-filled dip will keep your guests coming back for more. There is no stove needed, just a microwave-safe bowl and a microwave. Heat it up right before your guests arrive or before you head out the door.
Crockpot Spinach Dip
Have a couple hours and a crockpot? You can throw together this crowd-pleasing spinach and artichoke heart dip. This recipe makes twenty servings, so it’s perfect for a party or potluck.
In 15 minutes you could make this great spin on classic guacamole. With just a dash of hot sauce, this chunky guac dish cranks up the heat! You will have your guests asking you for this recipe all night long.
4th of July Main Dishes
This Midwestern spin on grilled burgers includes ranch dressing and Fareway’s ranch rub. Crank the flavor up for your family and friends while you wait for the fireworks to start. The best part is that you make these patties right before you put them on the grill. No prep needed.
Chili Lime Chicken Kabobs
These customizable kabobs will add a little zing to your festivities. Marinated, cubed chicken and your favorite pre-cut veggies, these kabobs only take between two and four hours to pull together. Make sure to check out Fareway’s fresh veggies that are sliced in-store everyday to make your cooking even faster.
Maple Bacon Beer Burger
The all-American bacon cheeseburger gets a twist when the beef is mixed with beer and Worcestershire Sauce before it’s grilled. Lightly grilling the hamburger buns will add a great new texture to your family’s meal. Don’t forget to check out Fareway’s craft beers to pair with this awesome burger.
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings
This quick and easy grilled meal comes together in as little as 15 minutes. Honey, chili pepper sauce, and balsamic vinegar create a one-of-a-kind flavor that your guests are sure to love.
4th of July Side Dishes
The 20-minute prep time makes this a perfect side to throw together before your guests arrive. Cooked asparagus and potatoes mixed with tomatoes and corn create an amazing mix of textures and colors that everyone will love.
Grilled Potato Salad
Your grill isn’t just for meat, this bacon and potato “salad” is ready in less than 25 minutes on the grill and will satisfy anyone’s potato cravings.
This fun side dish couldn’t be any easier, simply pick up a selection of Fareway’s daily sliced fruit and mix together in a large bowl. This recipe is easily customizable to fit any party.
4th of July Drinks
What flavors say ‘summer’ more than iced tea and mint? We’ve added white wine to make this tea even more refreshing. Ready in ten minutes, it is perfect for your last minute celebration!
Peach Pie Smoothie
With five minutes and a blender, you can create this delicious pie in a cup. There are only four ingredients, which makes it easy to whip up in a flash for your family and friends.
The Skinnygirl Margarita
At 100 calories a glass, who wouldn’t want some margaritas in their life? Get your party started with this great drink as you wait for the fireworks to begin.
4th of July Desserts
In just an hour and a half you could serve your guests soft, Oreo filled, chocolate covered desserts. You can even get creative with your chocolate and color them red, white, and blue in honor of this special day.
Baked Cinnamon Tortilla Chips
A perfect combo for your fruit salsa, these yummy and sweet homemade tortilla chips take only eight minutes in the oven and can be eaten by themselves or with a sweet dip.
This dessert is slightly more time consuming than the others, but it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser this 4th of July. Follow this recipe to create your very own cake pops, and decorate them with lots of star-spangled glory.
Whether you’ve prepared for the 4th of July weeks in advance, or you’re looking to whip up a great recipe the day-of, these recipes will get you off to a good start. Check your local Fareway for everything you’ll need this holiday weekend, and don’t forget to look at this week’s ad for any discounts and coupons!