Our Fourth of July celebrations are going to look pretty different this year. We won’t be planning lavish affairs with mile-long guest lists but that doesn’t mean we won’t be celebrating this patriotic holiday in fun (and delicious) ways. No matter what your small and socially distanced July 4th celebration looks like this year, we’re willing to bet you don’t want to spend hours in a hot kitchen preparing the food so you might need a few quick and easy July 4th food ideas — as in, the kind you can whip up in 30 minutes or less.
Fortunately, there exists an abundance of just such recipes. From onion dip with star-shaped tortilla chips to a festive fruit salsa, we’ve rounded up just what you need to pull off a star-spangled July 4th party menu (even if you’re whipping it all up in the eleventh hour). So, don’t fret. No matter how woefully unprepared you feel for the festivities ahead, we’ve got you covered.
Get ready to add the following recipes to your list of fast favorites. And happy 4th!
A version of this article was originally published June 2019.