Ready to spend your holiday partying instead of cooking?

Remember that one person who didn’t bring a dish to the family Fourth of July picnic? The one who ate all the hotdogs and desserts? Wait, was that you? We get it. Between work, vacation and visiting relatives, prepping a July 4th dish might not be on your priority list. This year, we have you covered with some delish, super-simple-to-prepare recipes.

And as a bonus, because our recipes are simple to prepare, you’ll get a good night’s sleep the night before so you can enjoy your patriotic party on July 4th.

Red, white and blue sweet buns recipeRed, white and blue sweet buns recipe

Just in case you need a breakfast or pre-picnic treat, these breakfast buns will help you start the festivities on a sweet (and colorful) note. Get the recipe:

Red, white and blue deviled eggs recipeRed, white and blue deviled eggs recipe

Spicy horseradish and smoked paprika give these deviled eggs a tasty kick. They’re a bit fussy to make but the colorful presentation and surprising taste sensations make them totally worth the work. Get the recipe:

Prosciutto palmiers recipeProsciutto palmiers recipe

Little sandwiches that can be enjoyed as an appetizer or the star of the show. Prosciutto and gruyere cheese are tightly wrapped into a buttery, puff pastry that’s been brushed with tomato paste. Get the recipe:

Caprese pasta salad recipeCaprese pasta salad recipe

The beautiful thing about pasta salads is that they actually taste better a day after making them. The beautiful thing about this salad is the balsamic drizzle – yum! Get the recipe:

Lobster roll-style salmon sandwiches recipeLobster roll-style salmon sandwiches recipe

In this clever take on the summertime classic, salmon replaces lobster and yogurt stands in for mayo. Topping rolls with potato chips adds a lot of crunch and even more fun! Get the recipe:

Best ever fried chicken recipeBest ever fried chicken recipe

Served hot or cold, this American classic will be a winner. Get the recipe:

Best hot dog recipesBest hot dog recipes

Hot dogs are always a winner at a July 4th picnic, but it’s time to teach an old dog some new tricks. You’re going to love how easy these are to prepare almost as much as everyone is going to love eating them. Get the recipes:

Red, white and blueberry delight recipeRed, white and blueberry delight recipe

Loaded with fresh strawberries and blueberries, this jellied desert is the perfect end to your fourth of July picnic. Get the recipe:

Red, white and blue crispy rice treats recipeRed, white and blue crispy rice treats recipe

Each layer is colored with a few drops of food coloring and, once assembled, the whole pan is topped with a dusting of red, white and blue sprinkles. Get the recipe:

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