Independence Day usually means fun, friends and food!! We usually have water involved in some way too, but let’s get back to the FOOD part…
We have so many great 4th of July recipes, including appetizers. We love to serve apps because we usually hang out for a good portion of the day with friends and family, and we love having food that can be out for everyone to snack on until we grill and have dinner.
We wanted to make sure we shared with you all of THE BEST 4th of July appetizers!
Tips for Serving Appetizers
Here are some general appetizer tips:
Appetizers should be served about an hour before dinner.
Choose appetizers that are easy to make as well as ones that can be made ahead of time.
Don’t hesitate to ask guests to bring appetizers to help ease your to do list.
Balance the dishes by offering a mixture of hot and cold, protein and vegetables, light and heavy. Consider colors and textures as well.
Appetizers should not be set out for more than 2 hours.
How many? If appetizers will be served before a large meal, plan for each person to eat 4-6 appetizers. If you plan to serve only appetizers, plan for guests to eat 8-12 in the first hour and 6-8 during every hour after. Increase the number of different appetizers served according to how many guest you have attending:
3 appetizer dishes: <10 guests
5 Appetizer dishes: 10-20 guests
7 appetizer dishes: 20-40 guests
9 appetizer dishes: 40+ guests
Dips and Salsas
Dips and Salsas
You can never go wrong with dips of any kind on holidays. They usually serve a lot and are very easy to make.
Serve Dips and Salsas with chips, crackers, and veggies.
AppetizerSpinach Artichoke Dip Recipe
This is the BEST Spinach Artichoke Dip recipe, and the ultimate dip for any get together! Filled with spinach, artichoke hearts, cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, and mayo - this easy spinach artichoke dip is sooo cheesy and flavorful, served perfectly with chips, bread pieces or veggies.
7 Layer Bean Dip - our family's favorite recipe with loads of flavor and all your favorite dip ingredients including avocados, olives, tomatoes, cheese and more! It's a must-have appetizer at most family functions.
This is such an EASY homemade salsa recipe! All you have to do is throw diced tomatoes, rotel, cilantro, lime juice, onion powder, jalapeños, and cumin into your blender, and blend! It goes perfectly with tortilla chips, tacos, enchiladas, or any other Mexican food!
This sweet and savory Mango Salsa is perfect with chips or any Mexican meal. It's filled with sweet pineapple, cilantro, mangoes, onion, cilantro and jalapenos making it full of flavor and simple to make.
All the flavor of buffalo wings in a creamy, cheesy, simple dip! This super easy Buffalo Chicken Dip is filled with chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch, and three different types of cheese! It's perfect for parties and get togethers, served with chips or veggies.
Even when things are hot outside, that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy warm food. Many appetizers can be made ahead and throw in the oven so they’re nice and warm for grazing before the real dinner begins.
Keep appetizers warm by using a crock pot or chafing dishes.
AppetizerGrilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe
This Recipe Is Inspired By One Of Our Favorite Disneyland Foods – Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers From Bengal Barbecue! These Skewers Only Require 4 Ingredients And Take Less Than 10 Minutes On The Grill!
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