Celebrate the 4th of July with easy, patriotic recipes sure to fire up everyone's taste buds
Celebrate America's holiday with a fun feast that includes grilled kebabs, cool salads and delicious treats! These easy, but
impressive-looking recipes are kid and adult—and wallet!—friendly.
Cost per serving: $2.70
This Pork-Mango Kebabs with Chili Lime Glaze recipe is bursting with flavor. Put leftovers over salad greens for an easy lunch the next day. Add crispy veggies to freshen up this dish.
See recipe: Pork-Mango Kebabs with Chili Lime Glaze
Cost per serving: 20¢
This cheap and tasty Cheesy Crustless Mini Quiches recipe is an easy way to please a crowd. Feel free to add another type of cheese to suit your preferences, or whatever you already have in your fridge.
See recipe: Cheesy Crustless Mini Quiches
Cost per serving: $1.45
No barbecue would be complete without hamburgers, and this recipe is a classic. For a more mellow flavor, sauté the onions and celery in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes until softened before mixing them into the meat.
See recipe: Beef Burgers
Cost per serving: $1.22
This affordable Pesto Green Bean Salad is the perfect, no-fuss side dish to bring to a cookout or serve at a party.
See recipe: Pesto Green Bean Salad
Cost per serving: $1.08
Missing some of the ingredients? Don't worry! You can substitute the type of potatoes, pickles, vinegar and mustard this recipe calls for with different varieties and still have a mouthwatering result.
See recipe: Mom’s Potato Salad
Cost per serving: $1.10
This fresh and light Green Goddess Dip with Crudites recipe takes just minutes to prepare. Make this the day before so it has plenty of time to chill.
See recipe: Green Goddess Dip with Crudites
Cost per serving: $2.86
This juicy Sirloin-Vegetable Kebabs with Balsamic Glaze recipe will be a guaranteed success with family and friends! Make your job easier by putting out platters of cut-up veggies and meat so guests can build their own kebabs.
See recipe: Sirloin-Vegetable Kebabs with Balsamic Glaze
Cost per serving: $3.18
This flavorful Turkey Kielbasa Kebabs with Peppers and Fennel recipe is perfect for serving a crowd at a cookout. Mix it up by swapping kielbasa for turkey sausage in a few different flavors, such as sun-dried tomato, andouille and spinach-feta. Put different flavors on each skewer so everyone gets a variety.
See recipe: Turkey Kielbasa Kebabs with Peppers and Fennel
Cost per serving: $1.05
While the grill is hot, toss on a few sausages along with your classic hot dogs. Chicken, turkey or pork sausages are all delicious options.
See recipe: Grilled Sausages with Mixed Pepper Compote
Cost per serving: 8¢
At only 8 cents a serving, you can’t go wrong with this easy-to-make favorite. To make sure the yolks of your eggs are centered, set the eggs on their side overnight before cooking.
See Recipe: Classic Deviled Eggs
Cost per Serving: 66¢
Kebabs are not only fun to serve but they're also a simple way to stretch your food budget. This recipe makes eight kebabs and only requires three chicken breasts.
See recipe: Chicken Onion Kebabs
Cost per serving: $1.47
Since both the meat and sauce are prepared in the slow cooker, this is an excellent "make-ahead" recipe. It’s also great for taking to a potluck party.
See recipe: Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Cost per serving: 73¢
This zesty Lemon Dill Potato Salad recipe is a crowd-pleasing side dish that is wallet-friendly, too. You can swap the Yukon gold potatoes for whatever kind you already have.
See recipe: Lemon Dill Potato Salad
Cost per serving: $1.70
Your family and friends will rave about this quick-and-easy dish. Want a touch of heat? Toss in a pinch or two of crushed red pepper with the vinegar. Or add a few diced jarred pepperoncini. For the best texture, dress the salad within two hours of serving.
See recipe: Pizza Pasta Salad
Cost per serving: $1.43
Take advantage of fresh summer produce for this grilled veggie salad. If you want to make this in advance, just wait to dress it until right before serving.
See recipe: Grilled-Vegetable Succotash Salad
Cost per serving: $1.38
This delicious Malted Milk Ice Cream Pie is winner with both kids and adults. Instead of pouring the glaze on, spoon it into a ziplock bag, push air out and seal. Snip off a small corner of the bag and pipe glaze in swirls (you might not use it all). Sprinkle the top with crushed candies and freeze the pie as the recipe directs.
See recipe: Malted Milk Ice Cream Pie
Cool off and quench your thirst with this flavorful fruit punch, a refreshing complement to a holiday meal.
See recipe: Strawberry Citrus Punch
Cost per Serving: $1.15
Nothing is more American than apple pie and this traditional recipe is a sure hit.
See recipe: Deep-Dish Apple Pie
Cost per serving: 19¢
This decadent dessert is a fun treat for kids and adults alike. Top off cupcakes with buttercream frosting and a garnish of fresh fruit, and for a festive touch, use red, white and blue liners.
See recipe: Easy Chocolate Cupcakes
Cost per serving: 82¢
To give the punch a stronger taste, make extra juice mix and freeze it into cubes. Serve the punch over the flavored cubes instead of plain ice so the punch doesn't get diluted. If you're sure the kids won't be taste-testing this one, add a splashes of light and dark rum for a real island treat!
See recipe: Pineapple Planter's Punch