No holiday is complete without delicious food, and Canada Day is no exception! Despite not having a long weekend, there is still lots of fun to be had. Celebrate Canada’s 153rd birthday with these on-theme recipes on a budget from Canadian food blogs that we just love. Mix and match these appetizers, mains, and desserts to create a 3-course meal that will satisfy your craving for everything red and white.
This easy to assemble cheese board is bound to get everyone’s attention. All you need is cheddar cheese, grape tomatoes, and red bell pepper. Arrange your ingredients in the shape of the Canadian flag, and you have yourself an appetizer that doubles as a festive centrepiece.
Cheesy spinach & artichoke stuffed baguette
This simple cheesy spinach and artichoke stuffed baguette is ready in just 20 minutes. Elevate store-bought spinach & artichoke dip by combining it with cream cheese and red pepper flakes for an added kick. Prep your ingredients the night before, and simply pop in the oven when the munchies strike.
You know we couldn’t leave poutine, one of Canada’s national dishes out of this list, but there’s a twist! We found a healthier (and sweeter) alternative to traditional poutine. This all-vegetarian variation with mushroom gravy and sweet potatoes keeps all of the yumminess of the classic Canadian comfort food, with less fat.
If you’re spending Canada Day outdoors, you can’t go wrong with a fresh off the grill burger. Spice it up with a tangy and patriotically red Thousand Islands-style dressing that features shallot, mayonnaise, sriracha, ketchup, baby dill pickles, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Is your mouth watering yet?
If you haven’t joined in on the Canada Day celebrations by lunchtime, what are you waiting for? This recipe for mac & cheese lobster roll featured in the Great Canadian Cookbook TV series uses gruyere cheese, white cheddar cheese, pancetta, lobster, and tender macaroni to bring you an explosion of flavour. This delicious comfort food will definitely start a party in your mouth.
Hickory chicken wings with maple bourbon sauce
Try this summer classic with a Canadian twist. Your guests are going to love these out of the ordinary chicken wings with their smoky flavour and maple bourbon BBQ sauce.
No-bake celebrate Canada mini cheesecakes
There’s nothing simpler than mixing up a bunch of ingredients and letting them chill overnight. Using cream cheese and sour cream as the base ingredients, you’ll get that authentic cheesecake flavour with half the effort. Create a red, crunchy crust with Canada sandwich cookies and butter, and top off your mini cheesecakes with another cookie for the perfect, Instagrammable dessert.
For the adults looking for a refreshing dessert and an ice-cold beverage, these snow cones are the all-in-one solution. By combining rosé wine, lemon juice, sugar, and strawberries, you’ll have a delicious, homemade syrup to create the snow cone of your dreams.
Cooldown at the end of a long day of celebrating with these layered strawberries & cream ice pops made from wholesome ingredients like eggs, strawberries, and milk. Alternate between the strawberry layer and the custard layer, letting each layer chill in the freezer for 30 minutes before applying the next layer.
Ready to add a patriotic flair to your Canada Day dishes? Remember to hop on the Flipp app to find all your ingredients on sale before stores close for the holiday!