The Fourth of July is a great time to get together and celebrate. Whether hosting a small or big group, check out these Cheap and Tasty 4th of July Food Ideas that are stomach satisfying.
Hot Dog Bar
Grill or boil some weinies and offer buns and a spread of toppings such as:
- Melted Cheese
- Pickle Relish
Pair with some chips and lemonade and iced tea and you are good to go.
Frito Pies-4th of July Food Ideas
Buy the mini bags (lunch size of Fritos). Whip up a simple meat or meat and bean chili. Offer the following toppings to put right into the bags with the Fritos:
- Melted Or Shredded Cheese
- Sour Cream
Pair with some fresh fruit and ask your guests to each bring a beverage to share.
BBQ Grilled Chicken Meal
Enjoy grilling? The trick to making this an economical meal is to buy chicken whole and break it down yourself or have the butcher do it. Pound for pound this is much cheaper than buying chicken breasts or other pieces separately. Also by buying the whole chicken(s), you can offer your guests both white and dark meat selections to choose from.
Pair your BBQed chicken with sides such as:
- Baked Beans
- Corn On Cob
- Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Fruit Salad
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Potato Salad
- Watermelon Slices
Make Your Own Sub Bar
Lay out some sub sandwich bread and the fixings and let your guests create their own masterpieces. Chips and potato salad make for easy, awesome sides along with watermelon slices.
Sandwich fixings might include:
- Cheese Slices
- Cucumber Slices
- Ham Slices
- Sandwich Pickles
- Turkey Slices
- Sliced Olives
Festive Floats And Ice Cream Cones
No 4th of July meal is complete without something colorful and sweet. It is easy to offer your guests a choice of an ice cream float or ice cream cone.
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Orange Soda
- Root Beer
- Ice Cream Cones (You might even be able to find some red and blue ones.)
- Topping such as butterscotch and chocolate sauces, M & Ms, nuts, sprinkles, and whipped cream.
All these meal and sweet treat suggestions above are so easy because you can lay out the ingredients on one or two tables and let everybody serve themselves. And best of all, these 4th of July meal ideas, won’t have you stuck in the heat of a kitchen on a hot summer day.
Check out this fun, inexpensive 4th of July craft while your here.