During 4th of July weekend, the BBQs become more plentiful, the parties get louder, and the fun keeps rolling. Between the late nights of hanging with friends and droves of fireworks that touch the sky, worrying about cleaning off the grill and hauling it back to its resting place is a dreaded task that many could do without. With that being said, finding a few 4th of July recipes you don't have to grill can be a huge life and time saver this year.
Although grilling is a huge part of summer, sometimes the maintenance that follows and the items to help prep are just not worth it. Not to mention standing outside in the burning sun over the hot grill is not a way that I want to spend my 4th of July this year. And if you have little ones running around, finding grill-free foods to serve is a great way to baby proof your BBQ. Even if you're not the one who guards the grill, giving the traditional grill master a chance to kick back, pop a brew, and chill would be a great option too.
Whatever your reasoning may be for not wanting to touch the grill this 4th of July weekend, these 11 recipes that don't require the grill are sure to help.