4th of July Recipes to Try When Camping


Fourth of July is an easygoing summer holiday, traditionally marked by backyard barbeques and camping excursions with family. Here are some classic Fourth of July recipes you should try when camping this summer.

1. Patriotic Breakfast Parfait

If you’re in search of an easy breakfast that won’t leave you sleepy, this patriotic parfait could be just what’s needed! It’s made up of layers of yogurt, granola and red and blue fruit – making it easy to transport.

  • Spoon 2 Tablespoons yogurt into a clear glass or plastic cup (or even wine tumblers!)
  • Add a layer of crunchy granola
  • Layer strawberries then blueberries (or fruit of your choice)
  • Top with more yogurt and another layer of granola
  • Repeat until your cup is full of wonderful yumminess!

2. Berry French Toast Casserole

Instead of trying to fit a large breakfast into one sitting, try this French toast casserole that can be eaten quickly! Make the mascarpone filling ahead of time and store in an airtight container; or create it fresh as each batch is made over the camp stove.

3. Fruit and Cheese Platter

No Fourth of July campfire would be complete without delicious treats like these patriotic charcuterie boards, which are easy to create and will look fantastic displayed on your camping table.

Add festive flare to your board with festive-looking candies like red-and-white stars-and-stripes candies or chocolate nonpareils for an extra special touch. Taste of Home Food Stylist Shannon Norris brought additional color by arranging her white foods on her board in stripes that mimic an American flag design.

If you don’t own a pastry cutter, try cutting some of your food into star shapes for an eye-catching presentation. Make sure there are plenty of RITZ Crackers and WHEAT THINS Snacks ready for guests at your gathering!

4. Berry Salsa with a Kick

Salsa made of berries, strawberries and jicama may not be at the top of your mind when planning your cookout menu, but this sweet-savory dip makes an excellent summer party appetizer. Pairing well with tortilla chips but even better on other foods such as grilled halibut fillets or butter-seared salmon/scallops/venison. pheasant.

5. Watermelon Feta Salad

An irresistibly sweet and salty combination like watermelons, feta cheese and mint make the ideal light meal to complement grilled meats and other scrumptious campfire meals at any Fourth of July cookout. This simple yet impressive recipe guarantees it will bring delight to everyone at your celebration!

This recipe from The Spicy Apron is superb.

Or for a simpler version, at your campsite, mix together 1 pint of fresh blueberries with 4 ounces of crumbled feta cheese and sprigs of chopped mint leaves in a simple lemon dressing before garnishing it with toasted walnuts before enjoying!

6. Red White and Blue Cake Batter Dip

An easy and delicious dessert to show your patriotic pride is this tasty cake mix creation, combined with whipped topping and colorful sprinkles. Any flavor is suitable, although chocolate works particularly well for Fourth of July celebrations.
Ingredients: 8 oz whipped cream cheese, 4 oz Cool Whip, 1 cup white or chocolate cake mix (dry), ½ cup of your favorite sprinkles.

Combine the cream cheese, Cool Whip, and cake mix until fully combined, then simply stir in most of the sprinkles. Transfer to a serving bowl and use the remaining sprinkles to decorate the top. Serve with fruit, crackers, or cookies.