Fourth of July American Dinner Recipes - Rachael Ray Every Day

5 Patriotic Dinners to Make This Week

Fourth of July is on a Wednesday this year, so we'll be using that as an excuse to eat American faves all week long.
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Monday: BLT Lobster Roll

blt lobster roll

Start your week off with a double whammy. Two American summer faves in one roll!

Recipe: Try our BLT Lobster Roll

Tuesday: Kale Cobb Salad

Kale Cobb Salad

Pile on the protein the night before the Fourth! You can never go wrong with a classic, hearty Cobb.

Recipe: Try our Kale Cobb Salad

Wednesday: Burgers with Red, White & Blue Special Sauce, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Onion

Burgers with Red, White & Blue Special Sauce, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Onion

What's more American than a fully loaded burger? One with an American flag stuck in the bun! Try Rach's signature red, white & blue burger for the ultimate Fourth of July food experience.

Recipe: Try Rach's Burger with Red, White & Blue Special Sauce, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Onion

Thursday: Shrimp & Grits

shrimp grits

You don't have to go all the way down South to enjoy this delicious American dish. It's as easy as cooking instant grits and throwing some shrimp on the stovetop.

Recipe: Try our Shrimp & Grits

Friday: Cheese Coney Dog

cheese coney dog

Hot diggity dog! Keep celebrating America's independence with some good ole cheesy, chili-topped dogs.

Recipe: Try our Cheese Coney Dog

Shopping List

For the BLT Lobster Rolls

  • Mayonnaise
  • 1 Lemon
  • Butter
  • Tomato paste
  • Smoked paprika
  • 1 lb. cooked lobster
  • 4 top-split brioche or hot dog buns
  • Little gem lettuce leaves
  • 2 thick-cut slices bacon
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh chives

For the Kale Cobb Salad

  • 6 slices bacon
  • EVOO
  • Shallot
  • White wine vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • 2 bunches kale
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/4 pound smoked turkey, diced
  • 1 avocado
  • Crumbled blue cheese

For the Burgers with Red, White & Blue Special Sauce, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato & Onion

  • Crumbled smoked blue cheese or other blue cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Ketchup
  • Pickle relish
  • 2 lbs. 80% lean ground beef
  • 2 tbsp. grated onion
  • Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • 12 slices smokey bacon
  • Canola or olive oil
  • 4 sesame-seed hamburger buns
  • Little gem lettuce leaves
  • 1 beefsteak tomato
  • 1 red onion

Shrimp & Grits

  • Instant grits
  • Corn
  • Shredded cheddar
  • 1 1/2 lbs. peeled and deveined shrimp
  • Beer
  • Butter
  • Parsley (for garnish)

Cheese Coney Dogs

  • Hot dogs
  • Buns
  • Chili
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Yellow mustard
  • White onion