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Easiest Fourth of July Menu That Everyone Will Love!

posted: 06/28/17
by: Kristine Boyd
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It is almost the 4th of July and you've decided to host a party for your family and friends. It may sound enticing to be that host who puts together a complex meal for their guests. But then you realize that you have taken on more than you can handle. It's a holiday, no need to stress! Plus, who wants to be running around in the kitchen when there is a party going on outside. We have got you covered with the perfect stress-free menu. This secretly simple menu will make you look like a super-host. These recipes can all be easily prepared days in advance. That way you will only have to throw a few things in the oven and can enjoy your day off! Your guests will be drooling over this amazing food that took you no time at all.

Appetizers:

5 Minute Million Dollar Dip

Don't spend hours trying to make perfect bite size appetizers. Instead, make a large portion of this delicious 5 minute million dollar dip from The Recipe Critic. This addicting dip is sure to please any crowd. It only takes 5 minutes to make and everyone will be begging you for the recipe!

dip
The Recipe Critic

Watermelon Star Kabobs

Since once appetizer is never enough make these festive watermelon star kababs. But don't do all the work alone. Cut big slices of watermelon and grab plastic star cookie cutters. Get all the kids sit down for a 4th of July craft in the kitchen. They will have so much fun making these star watermelon kabobs and you won't have to do any of the work!

watermelon stars
The Baby Bump Diaries

Main Course:

Cheesy Party Burgers

Burgers are a classic party essential. But no one wants to stand over a flaming grill in the summer heat cooking dozens of patties. That is why these cheesy party burgers from Kevin and Amanda will save the day. Just lay out rolls in a pan, add the sloppy burger filling and a generous layer of cheese. Heat them through in the oven and in no time at all you will have enough burgers to feed a crowd!

burgers
Kevin and Amanda

Sides:

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

This greek orzo pasta salad from Kitschen Cat is a huge time saver because it is a great make ahead recipe. The day before your party make a large batch of this delicious pasta salad. The flavors will marinate overnight and will actually taste better the next day. This way all you have to do is pull your pre-made side out of the refrigerator and serve!

pasta salad
Kitschen Cat

Skillet Parmesan Veggies

It's always important to include a side that is light and healthy when you are surrounded by indulgent party foods. Make these super simple skillet veggies from Cooking Classy. Adding parmesan, garlic and Italian seasoning make these vegetables little flavor bombs. This is easy to make right before serving because it takes no time at all!

veggies
Cooking Classy

Dessert:

Sugar Cookie Pizza

Don't waste your time icing and decorating induvial cookies. Make this super festive sugar cookie pizza from The Crafted Sparrow instead. This is an amazing dessert that takes little effort and time. Make one large sugar cookie with store bought dough before the party starts. When you are ready to serve dessert add the whipped cream cheese frosting and fruit on top. So easy and ridiculously good!

Dessert pizza
The Crafted Sparrow
This is such a simple menu that you can prepare in no time! Try out these stress-free recipes and thank us later. Check out some helpful life hacks for the best Fourth of July party here!