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21 4th of July brunch ideas: From succulent appetizers to summer coolers!

There’s nothing quite like a perfect meal, and the Fourth of July brunch is no exception. What I love about hosting a brunch party is that it allows us to indulge all of our breakfast classics and lunchtime favorites, while also adding in some sweet and savory bites in the process. 

This coming Fourth of July, why not take this underrated meal up a notch by creating a tasty Independence Day brunch menu that includes red, white & blue appetizers, main entrees, complementary sides, and thirst-quenching summer coolers. 

And in case you’re dealing with some picky eaters, worry not! There are Fourth of July brunch recipes on the list that can please everyone, even the pickiest eaters. 

So gather everyone close to your heart and epically celebrates the holiday with these 21 patriotic Fourth of July brunch ideas.

Appetizers

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Look for appetizers that are delicious enough to please everyone at the table, just like these bacon-deviled eggs! 

There’s so much bacon goodness in this dish that you won’t be able to handle; it’s sure to be the first thing to disappear at your Fourth of July table!

This easy-to-make recipe features a touch of spicy mustard that adds a spicy note in the oh-so-rich filling while shredded white cheddar cheese, sour cream, and mayo give enough creaminess. 

On the other hand, the inclusion of thinly sliced chives makes a good and cute topper for the final dish. 

And in case you’re feeding a crowd who’s fond of fruits and veggies, you better start preparing these stuffed cherry tomatoes and prosciutto melon bites!

The former only requires four ingredients to pull together: cheese, fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, and chives. The sweetness of the plump tomatoes complements the tangy goat cheese in such a surprising little mouth pop of flavor–a mouthfeel you shouldn’t miss!

Meanwhile, the former lets you indulge in the warm days of summer with the refreshing and tasty combination of cantaloupe, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella pearls, fresh basil leaves, and balsamic glaze.

  1. Stuffed cherry tomatoes
  2. Bacon deviled eggs
  3. Fresh strawberry crostini
  4. Prosciutto melon bites
  5. Watermelon flag salad
  6. 7-layer flag dip

Main dish

You can choose several recipes for the main dish, but hashbrown breakfast casserole, sausage and gravy casserole, and chicken spinach wraps are my go-to entrees when it comes to Fourth of July.

The hashbrown casserole is a breakfast lover’s dream! The cooked sausage is combined with eggs, evaporated milk, salt and pepper, and Italian seasoning before being whisked and topped with cheddar cheese. And what’s good about the recipe is its flexibility. For one, you can use ham instead of sausage!

While the hashbrown casserole is laden with creaminess from cheddar cheese, this sausage and gravy casserole is filled with the savory goodness of peppered gravy mix, eggs, and milk. The recipe is suitable for any occasion, from holiday get-togethers to simple Sunday morning breakfast feasts. 

Last but not least, the chicken spinach wraps! Whether you have them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this entree is sure to become a family favorite. 

And who would believe that these wraps only require eight ingredients? Just secure spinach wraps, Romaine lettuce, chicken breast, bacon, tomato, mozzarella, provolone cheese, ranch dressing, and do a little rolling and folding—then, that’s it!

  1. Fresh toast casserole
  2. Aunt Jemima pancakes
  3. French toast
  4. Dr. Pepper-glazed ham
  5. Chicken spinach wraps
  6. Sausage potato casserole
  7. Sausage and gravy breakfast casserole
  8. Hashbrown breakfast casserole

Side dishes

You can always rely on a summer salad and bacon sweet potato hash for satisfying sides as these both are easy to whip up yet loaded in flavor. 

The unexpected ingredients give the summer salad recipe its special kick and surprise. Lemon juice, corn, olive oil, fresh basil, and crumbled feta all add a nice textural nuance and a lot of bite to the crunch and flavor of English cucumbers, avocados, strawberries, and cherry tomatoes. 

Serve this fresh summer salad at the Fourth of July brunch table and expect to delight and surprise your crowd!

If you love everything about bacon, add this bacon sweet potato hash to your Independence Day menu! This side item is flavored with simple ingredients such as salt and pepper, garlic, onions, fresh parsley, and apple cider vinegar. 

Apart from the Fourth of July brunch, you may also serve the dish for breakfast and dinner.

  1. Peach berry fruit salad
  2. Sweet potato hash
  3. Bacon sweet potato hash
  4. Mashed potato cakes
  5. Summer salad
  6. Cold and creamy sweet corn
  7. Cheddar bacon ranch pasta salad
  8. Kale Swiss and mushroom strata

Drinks

Apart from tasty appetizers, refreshing drinks are exactly what you need to get the party started and to celebrate the birth of American independence. Of course, festive cocktails can kick things off, but it’s always nice to have an alcohol-free drink option.

If you’re confused with what beverages to serve, then try making two of my favorite party drinks–the sparkling cranberry-orange mocktail and lemonade prosecco punch. 

Made from soda and cranberry, and orange juices, this cranberry orange mocktail recipe is a festive holiday treat your celebration needs. To make one, simply combine the ice cubes, juices, and cold salad in a large punch bowl, then garnish the drink with cranberries and orange slices. 

In addition, this lemonade prosecco punch recipe is a delightful sipper for your Fourth of July brunch or a sweet addition to your next pool party. It combines lemonade, Prosecco, citrus vodka, blackberries, and mint. 

I recommend making the drink ahead and letting the flavors blend so that the flavors are more infused and become better.

  1. Party punch
  2. Lemonade prosecco punch
  3. Cranberry orange mocktail
  4. Mimosa mocktail
  5. Sparkling pineapple mocktail
  6. Strawberry cucumber mint-infused water
  7. Raspberry mojito mocktail

The bottom line

Whether you’re brunching the morning of the big day or recovering from your late-night Fourth of July party preparation, these 21 succulent Independence day brunch recipes will get you through all the cooking and prepping without spoiling the main event!

What’s your favorite entree combination on the list? Let us know your best picks for appetizers, main dishes, sides, and drinks!

21 BEST Fourth of July Brunch Recipe Inspiration

21 BEST Fourth of July Brunch Recipe Inspiration

This recipe guide includes red, white & blue appetizers, main entrees, complementary sides, and thirst-quenching summer coolers for your Fourth of July party celebration.

Ingredients

  • Stuffed cherry tomatoes
  • Bacon deviled eggs
  • Fresh strawberry crostini
  • Prosciutto melon bites
  • Watermelon flag salad
  • 7-layer flag dip
  • Fresh toast casserole
  • Aunt Jemima pancakes
  • French toast
  • Dr. Pepper-glazed ham
  • Chicken spinach wraps
  • Sausage potato casserole
  • Sausage and gravy breakfast casserole
  • Hashbrown breakfast casserole
  • Peach berry fruit salad
  • Sweet potato hash
  • Bacon sweet potato hash
  • Mashed potato cakes
  • Summer salad
  • Cold and creamy sweet corn
  • Cheddar bacon ranch pasta salad
  • Kale Swiss and mushroom strata
  • Party punch
  • Lemonade prosecco punch
  • Cranberry orange mocktail
  • Mimosa mocktail
  • Sparkling pineapple mocktail
  • Strawberry cucumber mint-infused water
  • Raspberry mojito mocktail

Instructions

  1. Choose two appetizers and a main dish. 
  2. Pick two drinks and some dessert recipes. 
  3. Gather the ingredients and create the selected recipes. 
  4. Serve them and celebrate the Fourth of July with your loved ones.

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