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4th of July Recipe Ideas for Breakfasts, Grilling, and Dessert

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Your one-stop inpiration spot 4th of July recipe ideas for patriotic breakfasts, grilling, and dessert 😋🇺🇸🌭.

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We love grilling out for the 4th of July! This year we're eating Johnsonville's Firecracker Brats and Peanut Butter Banana Pudding .

Looking for 4th of July recipe inspo? I’ve gotcha covered!

4th of July is hands down my favorite holiday of the year. It was tied with Thanksgiving for a while, you know. But I finally had to drop that one out of the running, because it got a little too tangled up with all the holiday stress that comes with the end of the year. But the 4th of July isn’t like that. Nope! It’s all about family and summertime and NOT being stressed out.

Also, the food. 4th of July food is the BEST holiday food of the entire year. The meat is grilled, the fruit is fresh, and the desserts are creamy and delicious. How could it get any better?!

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Here are a few festive breakfast ideas to kick off your 4th of July.

We’re always decorating the kids’ bikes and wagons for the parade up until the last moment on the morning of the 4th, so we rarely sit down and have a Red, White, and Blue breakfast. But if we did, here are some festive recipes I’d consider:

Red Velvet Crepes

Let’s fire up the Grill!

After the parade we’ll be grilling Johnsonville Firecracker Brats, jumping in the pool, and playing cornhole!

For the 4th of July we'll be grilling Johnsonville Firecracker Brats, jumping in the pool, and playing cornhole!

We love grilling out for the 4th of July! This year we're eating Johnsonville's Firecracker Brats and Peanut Butter Banana Pudding .

We love grilling out for the 4th of July! This year we're eating Johnsonville's Firecracker Brats and Peanut Butter Banana Pudding .

Johnsonville’s brats are my go-to for grilling this summer. You can’t spell SAUSAGE without U-S-A! 

My husband and I were DYING over Johnsonville’s seasonal Firecracker Brats (they’re only here for a limited time, so hurry and pick some up ASAP)! They have just the right amount of kick— not too much (FYI I’m a total wuss when it comes to spicy), but enough to really make the flavor come alive. You will not regret grabbing a few packs of these for your 4th of July grilling this year, I promise!

How do you like your brats?? If you were wondering about us… Chris and I are firm believers that there is only one way ☝🏻 to eat a brat: in a bakery-soft bun, topped with raw onions, grainy mustard, and J-Dawgs sauce (a super sweet BBQ sauce from our favorite hot dog joint in Provo).

 

You know what goes with grilling? Cornhole.

Are you guys into cornhole?! My husband and I love playing yard games on summer evenings while the grill is going. Our very favorite is cornhole. We started playing this a few years ago together, and my husband even made these AMAZING custom BYU boards for us!

I mean, really. These are outrageously cool! I’m pretty stinking proud of him.

This year, we’re checking out the American Cornhole League’s Pro Invitational event at Coney Island, sponsored by Johnsonville, which is airing on ESPN2 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET on July 4.

To get you pumped up for the event, check out some of the action in this video!

If you live in the area, the event is free, open to the public and begins at 10 a.m. ET at Coney Island’s MCU Park (1904 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY)!

A little dessert before the fireworks show.

You guys knew I couldn’t wrap this up without talking about dessert! If you’re looking for some great ideas for summertime treats, you’ve come to the right place. Be sure to check out my 4th of July recipes on Facebook, for starters. And here are some more of my favorites that would be perfect for your 4th of July celebration! As for us, we usually go with the Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Trifle. It is 💣💣💣.

Gourmet S’mores

Gourmet S'mores

Homemade Strawberry Pie

Homemade Strawberry Pie

 

Quick and Easy Peach Cobbler

Quick and Easy Peach Cobbler

 

Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Trifle

Red, White, and Blueberry Cheesecake Trifle

 

Strawberry Jell-O Poke Cake

Strawberry Jell-O Poke Cake

 

Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

 

Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

 

Dirty Diet Coke & Swig Cookies

Dirty Diet Coke

 

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4th of July recipe ideas for patriotic breakfasts, grilling, and dessert

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.