An All-American summer holiday, the 4th of July is a popular time to host a backyard BBQ and family get together. July 4th cookouts usually include patriotic desserts, summer food favorites and grilled foods to cover the table. If you are looking for some inspiration on what to bring to the party or how to impress your guests, Kitchen Kneads has all the ingredients, spices and foods you need to make it happen.
For the best BBQ you may have to come up with some creative food options. If you are at a loss for what to make, here are some recipes and inspiration to help.
1- Chips And Salsa
This popular appetizer is a crowd favorite all year round, but summer time is a great time to try other veggie or fruit flavored salsa’s. Kitchen Kneads has a Black Bean Corn Salsa and a Peach Salsa to add to your party platter. Another great way to add some extra spice to the food line up is to bake your own tortilla chips with different seasonings.
2- Homemade Pie
The American classic of homemade apple pie is an important part of a 4th of July party. Even if you choose to go with a different filling, pies are a popular dessert for all occasions. Fruit pies are best for the summer because there is easy access to in season produce and fruit.
You can get extra festive with a decorative pie crust. Cut out stars or create an American flag with the filling or crust!
3- Loaded Hot Dogs
Hot dogs are a common outdoor cookout food but there is a way for you to upgrade just a basic hot dog or brat. Topping a grilled or smoked hot dog with chili, sautéed onions, bacon, jalapenos and cheddar cheese, pickled vegetables, tomato salsa, and common condiments can dress up a classic.
4- Squash Fricassee
Summer squash is a popular vegetable that grows during the summer time. Zucchini, spaghetti squash, or even eggplant can be used to make a summer fricassee. This dish is a cross between a saute and a stew. It is a light dish that can be made with more spice or without and uses lots of squash, tomatoes, corn and you can add a protein.
5- Potato Salad
Macaroni or potato salad is an easy side dish for potlucks and cook outs. This may not be the fanciest dish, but there are multiple different recipes that include red or yellow potatoes, topped with paprika, add eggs and bacon or include vegetables.
Flavored cornbread can be another side dish to include in your 4th of July cookout. Making cornbread from scratch, or just from a box mixed can be made with additives such as jalapenos, crumbled sausage, basil, or cheddar cheese.
7- Pulled Pork Sandwiches
BBQ pulled pork sandwiches are a staple for summer time. 4th of July cookouts can feature multiple entree options, but this one is sure to be a favorite. Using a homemade BBQ sauce is a sure way that guests will be asking for the recipe.
Making BBQ sauce can be easy with Kitchen Kneads with ingredients such as apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, corn syrup and more. We have quality ingredients to make a hearty sauce for the whole family.
8- Red, White And Blue Desserts
Patriotic desserts are traditional and an easy way to add some flare to your outdoor feast. Some popular desserts are red, white and blue M&M’s which can be baked into cookies or brownies. Adding some color to these popular desserts are easy but are sure to be a hit with children and adults alike.
Chocolate coated pretzels, red, white and blue popsicles, or fruit pizza are other popular options.
July 4th Cookout With Kitchen Kneads
Kitchen Kneads started in 1973, and with over 40 years of experience, Utah trusts us to provide them with gadgets, trusted and local ingredients and the skills they need to be successful in the kitchen. We share our love for products, recipes and our store with our customers. Our community can improve with the joy of baking and cooking.
Kitchen Kneads works with and sells brands such as, Kamut, Nesco, Salt City Nut Company, Torani, Wilton, Wonder Mill and more. This gives you a broad range of ingredients and flavors to choose from and experiment with.
We are open Monday through Saturday and offer shopping for ingredients online as well. We look forward to serving you and helping you learn more about cooking and baking. If you want to practice or learn more, we offer cooking classes for those of all skill levels. You can sign up here and learn more about scratch baking!
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