Can you believe it’s Fourth of July week already? It feels like we’re just getting into the swing of summer with pool days, bonfires, and cookouts. For the next two months, I expect to permanently smell like sunscreen and bug spray, and I don’t mind a bit.
This week’s meal plan brings you some fresh berry salads, pasta, casseroles, and a red, white, and blue dessert. If you’re looking for more patriotic recipes check out my Red, White, and Blue Berry Angel Food Cake Parfaits (a super easy dessert to throw together) and my favorite Bumbleberry Pie.
And if you’re headed to some holiday parties and need a side dish to share, I’ve got a whole slew of Cookout Side Dish recipes that are perfect for pairing with hamburgers and hot dogs.
Happy Fourth, friends!
Taco Tater Tot Casserole with ground beef, green chilies, cheese, and all your favorite taco toppings is a weeknight dinner the whole family will love.
Berry Chicken Spinach Salad is a sweet, refreshing, and filling summer salad. This salad is loaded with berries, chicken, avocado, goat cheese, pepitas, and then topped with a delicious poppy seed dressing. You will be eating this salad all summer long!
Wednesday: Easy Enchilada Pasta - Diary of A Recipe Collector
All the flavors of beef enchiladas but in pasta form! It’s a perfect 30 minute pasta recipe for busy week nights!
With just 10 minutes prep, these Slow Cooker Pepperoncini Beef Sandwiches are the perfect combo of succulent beef, melty cheese and crispy fried onions.
Friday: Pizza Salad with Vinaigrette- Little Dairy On the Prairie
Pizza Salad with Vinaigrette is the an easy recipe that packs all the deliciousness of pizza in a crustless pizza version of green salad! Choose your favorite pizza toppings and pile as many as you’d like on your salad! It’s a perfect gluten free or keto pizza recipe!
This Turkey Avocado Sandwich gets its smoky heat from an easy chipotle mayo. It's the perfect way to upgrade your deli meat sandwich!
Sweet, buttery, tender, and moist Buttermilk Cornbread slathered in butter and drizzled with golden honey. It’s the perfect side to chili or any Mexican meal. If you aren’t already obsessed with cornbread, you will be after trying this cornbread recipe!
Breakfast: Ham Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sliders- Little Dairy on the Priaire
Ham Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sliders have layers of gooey cheese, sliced deli ham, and scrambled eggs piled on rolls! This breakfast recipe can be made the night before and baked in the oven! These sliders make weekday breakfasts easy, weekend brunch lazy, and are a perfect on the go breakfast for the busiest days
Dessert: Red, White, and Blue Cookie Bars - Diary of A Recipe Collector
Red, White, and Blue Cookie Bars – An easy cookie bar recipe made with the help of cake mix! They are perfect for the Fourth of July!
Apple Piecaken, you ask? I’ve baked an entire apple pie inside a yellow cake and frosted with my Cinnamon Cool Whip Frosting for a one of a kind dessert.