Hosting a cookout for the 4th of July? Then this patriotic cookout menu includes all the recipes you need to make your taste buds celebrate!

Summer is in full swing and we’re gearing up to celebrate our country’s birthday.

What better way to celebrate than with a patriotic cookout with friends?

We’re co-hosting a virtual progressive cookout with a summer-inspired menu.

With some fun patriotic touches.

Seriously, this menu would be perfect for the 4th of July!

Or memorial Day.

Or Labor Day.

Maybe even Flag Day…

Or any day you want to tempt your taste buds with the fresh flavors of summer!

Honestly, you don’t wanna miss any of these delicious recipes from our friends all across the United States in Texas, New Jersey, Nebraska, and North Carolina.

Today, we’re serving our meal on AnnMarie’s deck, because there’s nothing like eating outside for a summer cookout.

Outdoor table with American flag centerpiece set for dinner with mason jar glasses filled with Watermelon Blueberry Mojitos

You can get all the details and sources for her patriotic tablescape, plus see four more inspiring tables over here.

If you’re visiting from our friend Michele’s home in Texas, or you’re new to our blog, welcome!

We’re so glad you’re here!

two woman holding glass mugs with fruit cocktail in them outside on deck

AnnMarie and I live across the street from each other and love sharing simple ideas for home decorating, easy DIY projects, entertaining, healthy eating, and some tips for raising teens and beyond.

AnnMarie is wearing the blue dress, and I’m wearing red!

Patriotic Summer Cookout Menu

This menu has me drooling because cookout food is some of my favorite food!

So let’s take a look at our menu for this simple summer dinner party.

Cocktail

Close up of a glass mason jar filled with Watermelon Blueberry Mojito garnished with a wedge of watermelon and a pick with fresh blueberries and a wedge of lime on a table set for dinner with white dishes and blue striped napkins
Watermelon Blueberry Mojitos

This month, we’re serving up the cocktail, and you are gonna love this delicious Watermelon Blueberry Mojito!

It’s a fun twist on the classic mojito, one of the most perfect summer cocktails.

Pureed watermelon and a blueberry simple syrup meld with the subtle flavors of mint and lime to help you cool down on even the hottest of summer days.

Appetizer

Watermelon plate with onion dip and crackers
The Easiest Onion Dip Recipe

The next stop for a tasty recipe is our friend Rachel. She lives about an hour and a half east of us in North Carolina on a gorgeous lot at the end of a road surrounded by ponds.

She’s sharing her friend Joan’s recipe for an ooey gooey cheesy onion dip.

What a delicious way to start our cookout meal!

Main Course

Grilled sausages with grilled peppers and onions
Grilled Sausages and Peppers

One of my family’s favorite cookout foods has got to be grilled sausages and peppers.

Our friend Stacy, from New Jersey, is sharing her version of this tasty summer staple!

There’s nothing like the smell of grilling peppers and onions, is there?

Side Dish

Bowl of summer berry salad on a bed of spinach sitting on a blue patterned plate surrounded by fresh berries
Summer Berry Salad

Next, we’re heading to Nebraska to visit Jen from the blog Midwest Life and Style.

Jen is sharing her recipe for a delicious Summer Berry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing.

Don’t you love the way the berries and cheese show off the red, white, and blue?

AnnMarie and I both love salads featuring fruit, cheese, and nuts, so this recipe will definitely be on our menus this summer!

If you’re looking for a sugar-free salad dressing option for this salad, you’ll love this one!

Dessert

American Flag dessert pizza decorated with stripes of strawberries, whipped cream, and raspberries with a square of blueberries and banana stars
American Flag Dessert Pizza

The last stop on our progressive dinner is our friend Michele from Texas.

She’s serving a beautiful American Flag Dessert Pizza that sounds absolutely delicious!

I love that she’s used both strawberries and raspberries on this yummy dessert.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our patriotic cookout menu!

Be sure to check out all our entertaining menus. Just click on any of the links below for more tasty recipes.

We can’t wait to share our next progressive menu with you next month! Any guesses what our theme will be?

If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment!

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