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    Jun 27, 2019

    21 Fourth Of July Recipes You Can Make Ahead Of Time

    Make these crowd-pleasing dishes in advance and serve them at your BBQ or get together.

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    1. Pizza Pasta Salad

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    When two classic crowd-favorite foods become one, what could go wrong? Get the recipe for pizza pasta salad here.

    2. Crispy Carnitas

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    Make a big batch of these super tender pork carnitas ahead of time, then serve them in tortillas, on sliders, or in burrito bowls when your guests arrive. Get the recipe for crispy carnitas here.

    3. Skillet White Chicken Chili Dip

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    You can never have too many party dips in your recipe arsenal. This one ⁠— packed with sour cream, white beans, shredded chicken, corn, and lots of cheese ⁠— is guaranteed to impress. Get the recipe for skillet white chicken chili dip here.

    4. Lemon Pepper Sheet Pan Salmon

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    Cooking fish for a group shouldn't be intimidating, especially with this easy sheet pan recipe. Just toss your salmon and veggies into the oven and let it roast. Get the recipe for lemon pepper sheet pan salmon here.

    5. Chicken Taco Pinwheel Sandwiches

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    The ultimate party finger food, you can fill your pinwheel sandwiches with whatever deli meats, veggies, and condiments you like best. Get the recipe for chicken taco pinwheels here.

    6. Fresh Summer Corn Salad

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    Corn on the cob can get messy and annoying to eat. Instead, serve sweet summer corn in a colorful and fresh salad like this one. Get the recipe for fresh corn salad here.

    7. Mediterranean Farro Salad

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    This nutty and crunchy farro and veggie side dish will change all your preconceptions about the word salad. It's full of Greek veggies, sun dried tomato, parsley, and creamy feta, then topped with a tangy homemade red wine vinaigrette. Get the recipe for Mediterranean farro salad here.

    8. Hawaiian Sweet Roll Sliders

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    You can make these ham and Swiss cheese sliders up to two months in advance. The day before you want to serve them, thaw them in the fridge and then pop them in the oven. Get the recipe for Hawaiian sweet roll sliders here.

    9. Cheesy Stuffed Shells

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    This freezer-friendly cheesy pasta dish never goes out of style. Whether your feeding kids, adults, or both, who can resist stuffed shells? Get the recipe for cheesy stuffed shells here.

    10. Pepperoni Pizza Party Rolls

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    Pepperoni and mozzarella get baked in fluffy Hawaiian rolls, then the mini sandwiches are drizzled in crushed red pepper, Italian seasoning, and melted butter. Get the recipe for pepperoni pizza rolls here.

    11. Kale Pesto Pasta Salad

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    Sometimes the simplest combinations are the most satisfying. Take, for example, the basic caprese, made with mozzarella, tomato, and pesto. Get the recipe for kale pesto pasta salad here.

    12. Thai Baked Chicken

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    Looking for a no-fuss main dish you can prepare ahead of time and serve when your guests arrive? This tangy and spicy Thai-inspired grilled chicken is the perfect option. Get the recipe for Thai baked chicken here.

    13. Summer Rolls With Peanut Dipping Sauce

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    You can make these light and fresh summer rolls with shrimp, chicken, or keep them totally vegetarian packed with crispy veggies. Get the recipe for summer rolls with peanut dipping sauce here.

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    You don't have to be a vegetarian to appreciate these moist and delicious bean and sweet potato burgers. Top them with anything from sliced avocado and goat cheese to sun dried tomato and grilled eggplant for an impressive BBQ main dish. Get the recipe for black bean and sweet potato veggie burgers here.

    15. Spinach Artichoke Dip

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    Warning: You will not have leftovers of this addictive dip. Get the recipe for spinach artichoke dip here.

    16. Antipasto Skewers

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    Use whichever antipasto ingredients you like best from cheese and charcuterie to marinated vegetables and olives. Get the recipe for antipasto skewers here.

    17. Greek Seven Layer Dip

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    If you're pressed for time, you can always buy store-made hummus, but if you're willing to go the extra mile, this homemade creamy chickpea dip is insanely good. Plus, you can make a big batch and put the extra away for later. Get the recipe for Greek seven layer dip here.

    18. Strawberry Shortcake Ice Box Cake

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    Make this pound cake in the morning, then pop it in the freezer for at least four hours. When your guests arrive, it'll be ready to eat. Get the recipe for strawberry shortcake ice box cake here.

    19. Lemon Cheesecake Mousse Parfaits

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    This light and zesty lemon mousse is the perfect treat for warm summer days. Get the recipe for lemon cheesecake mousse parfaits here.

    20. Coconut Cream Trifle

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    You don't need any baking skills to make a delicious trifle. In fact, you can start with store-bought, and this dessert will still be irresistible. Get the recipe for coconut cream trifle here.

    21. No Bake Cheesecake

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    Topped with strawberries and blueberries, how perfectly festive is this creamy cheesecake? Get the recipe for no bake cheesecake here.