Color-themed food is a fun way to celebrate any holiday. As much as I love grazing through a picnic table of food in the holiday theme, I realized my favorite camping food usually doesn’t adhere to the color code on our patriotic holidays.
So I went on the hunt to find fun red, white and blue recipes across the web and have 22+ R,W & B July 4th Camping Recipes … and even more 4th of July camping food ideas that are out of the color scheme but totally yummy!
4th of July Camping Food Ideas
We’ll start with the red, white and blue recipes and then some of our summertime favorites.
Who needs red velvet cupcakes when you can have French toast!
Sure, it’s yellow but you can’t have a 4th of July event without corn on the cob!
Add a little Cajun kick to your red, white and blue menu.
Serve these baked beans with burgers, hot dogs or grilled meats. They have five types of beans, ground beef and bacon!
This thick and fluffy French toast is made with Texas-style bread.
Add shrimp to your holiday menu without breaking the bank by adding pasta!
This deep-dish pizza is so fun! You bake it upside down then invert it to serve!
These fluffy pancakes are topped with a delicious strawberry banana compote.
Make a simple homemade cobbler with fresh blueberries and a simple topping for a fabulous dessert.
This is no ordinary loaf of meat! We use a combination of ground beef and Italian sausage, then top with bacon and a simple homemade glaze.
I can’t even count how many chili recipes we have! This red sauce chili is one of our favorite Dutch oven camping recipes.
If you’d rather do a white sauce chili, we have two. Try this Dutch Oven White Chicken Chili for a rich and creamy textured sauce. Or, try our other white chili made with turkey: Campfire White Turkey Chili.
This Dutch baby is great for breakfast or dessert.
Who doesn’t love BBQ ribs during summer camping trips?
This patriotic dessert is simple and festive.
These just-add-water pancakes are made special with fresh fruit topping instead of just using maple syrup.
This almost-gourmet appetizer is simple and elegant.
Try these blueberry muffins with a cup of coffee for breakfast or a slightly sweet and tart dessert.
Make this cold salad in advance and it’ll be ready to serve instantly at your campsite.
This cobbler is great on its own or with a scoop of ice cream!
We like serving this pita recipe for brunch!
BLTs are fast and fabulous camp lunches.
Talk about easy and flavorful dinners!
This easy recipe gets RAVE reviews!
Enjoy your favorite salad in a tortilla for a quick camp lunch.
This wrap is so easy and delicious!
This hand-held breakfast sandwich is always a crowd-pleaser!
If Open Flames Are Prohibited
This summer holiday often comes with dry weather conditions and high danger from forest fires. If you are prohibited from cooking over a campfire or using charcoal, try our awesome camp stove recipes.
If Refrigeration Space Is Limited
There are tons of options to make awesome meals even if you don’t have a cooler or refrigerator. Use shelf-stable ingredients to make no refrigeration camping meals.
Recipes For Large Groups
You don’t have to eat hot dogs and beans for the entire holiday just because you need to feed lots of people. Try these easy camping meals for large groups.
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More R,W&B Recipes
Blue and White Potato Gnocchi with Fresh Red Tomato Sauce Recipe
Try this homemade potato gnocchi with a fresh tomato sauce Get the recipe here.
Grilled Chicken with Red & Blue(berry) Salsa
Enjoy this savory red, white and blue chicken dish. Get the recipe here.
Grilled Blackberry, Strawberry, Basil and Brie Pizza Crisp with Honey Balsamic Glaze
Brie with fresh fruit … yes please! Get the recipe here.
Red, White, and Blue (Berry) Green Salad
Don’t you just love a little feta in your salad? Get the recipe here.
Red White and Blue Potato Salad
Potato salads and 4th of July just go together. Get the recipe here.
Red, White & Blue Salad
Blueberries, beets and goat cheese are the stars in this salad. Get the recipe here.
Red White and Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
Cheesecake bars are perfect for summer camping. Get the recipe here.
Fourth of July Crème Filled Strawberries
These strawberries are stuffed with a vodka-spiked whipped cream. Get the recipe here.
Red, White & Blue Mini Fruit Pizzas
Make a mini pizza with a sugar cookie! Get the recipe here.
Summer Berry Crostini with Lemon Ricotta + Honey
Ricotta and lemon offset sweet fruit nicely. Get the recipe here.
Triple Berry Gingersnap & Granola Yogurt Parfait Recipe
Yummy and healthy! Get the recipe here.
Stars and Stripes – Red, White and Blue Layered Shot
Grenadine, peach schnapps and blue curacao make a festive layered shot! Get the recipe here.
Fireworks Red, White and Blue Daiquiris
Get your blender ready for this patriotic-colored cocktail. Get the recipe here.
Camping Recipes And Food Safety
When you are camping in the heat of the summer, it is super important to handle your food safely so you don’t have anyone getting sick from food poisoning.
If you are tent camping or RV camping on the Fourth of July holiday weekend, be sure to check our Camping Food Safety Tips Including How To Pack A Cooler For Camping post for helpful tips!
July 4 Fun Fact
Q: Did you know Independence Day shares the July 4 calendar date with another lesser-known food holiday? Which holiday is it?
A. National Hotdog Day
B. National Ice Cream Day
C. National Barbecued Spareribs Day
D. National Fried Chicken Day
Drum roll, please….
A: National Barbecued Spareribs Day Is Celebrated On July 4
The Reason For The Season: 4th of July
No matter what you put on your table during this Fourth of July, don’t forget to celebrate the holiday.
July 4th…It’s a party of independence! It was on July 4, 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was adopted declaring our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
July 4 Camp Trip Planning
See our trip planning tips for Camping on July 4th!
More Camping Recipes
Make every trip a delicious one!