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I’m rounding up my favorite 4th of July recipes! We’ve got everything from appetizers and drinks to desserts and main courses. You’ll find great options for any Independence Day party, gathering, or BBQ. 

collage of the best 4th of July recipes roundup

Some recipes are patriotic with a red, white, and blue theme, and others are just plain tasty! 

Red, White & Blue Flag Cake from A Classic Twist

red white and blue layered flag cake piece

This layer cake is seriously impressive, and everyone will love it at your 4th of July party!

Classic Macaroni Salad by Salt & Lavender

creamy macaroni salad in a teal bowl with wooden salad utensils

This salad has a tasty creamy dressing and it can be served as-is or dressed up depending on your tastes!

Sparkling Peach & Strawberry Sangria from Savory Spicerack

peach strawberry sangria

Sangria is a delicious summer refresher, and these flavors are perfectly in season in July!

Red, White & Blue Watermelon Fruit Salad by Foodie Crush

red white and blue watermelon salad

This fruit salad is packed with goodness and it’s refreshing on a hot summer day!

Star Spangled Sugar Cookies from A Family Feast

star spangled sugar cookies

These patriotic cookies are cute, fun, and easy to make!

No-Bake Eton Mess Berry Cheesecake by Half Baked Harvest

no bake eton mess cheesecake with red white and blue berries

You can skip turning on the oven with this gorgeous patriotic cheesecake! 

Juicy Lucy by Pinch of Yum

Juicy Lucy burgers (cut in half and cheese coming out)

What is a Juicy Lucy, you ask? It’s a burger stuffed with cheese!

4th of July White Chocolate Fudge by Taste & Tell

patriotic white chocolate fudge

This fudge is fun to make and the perfect addition to Independence Day gatherings.

Southern Baked Beans by Grandbaby Cakes

southern baked beans

These beans are smoky and sweet and pair well with any BBQ fare you’ll find at a 4th of July cookout!

Apple Coleslaw by Salt & Lavender

simple apple, cabbage, and carrot slaw in a beige bowl

This is the best coleslaw recipe! Apples give it a sweet and tart twist.

Coney Island Hot Dogs from Taste & Tell

Coney Island hot dogs

These perfectly spiced hot dogs will be a hit at your BBQ!

The Best Turkey Burgers from Salt & Lavender

close-up of a man holding a ground turkey burger with mayo, tomato, and lettuce on a sesame bun

These turkey burgers are perfectly moist and seasoned… this ain’t no boring turkey burger!

Southern Potato Salad from Immaculate Bites

classic southern potato salad on white plate

This potato salad is a classic must-have side dish.  

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken Skewers from Salt & Lavender

several grilled honey mustard chicken skewers on a plate

These 3-ingredient chicken skewers will be a hit with the whole family!

The Best Grilled BBQ Burger from Fox & Briar

BBQ cheeseburgers with a glass of beer

You can’t do 4th of July without burgers… and this one is a winner!

4th of July Berry Cheesecake Popsicles from The Beach House Kitchen

berry cheesecake pops (3 layers)

These popsicles are fun and refreshing for kids and adults alike!

Strawberry Iced Tea from Queenslee Appetit

strawberry iced tea

This drink is thirst-quenching and color-wise it’ll fit right into American flag-themed decor!

Summer Dip Board by Real Food by Dad 

summer dip board (3 dips)

This dip board has 3 different kinds of tasty dips (Seven Layer Bean Dip, Mexican Corn Salad Dip, and Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole)… so good!

Crockpot Pulled Pork Sandwich from Salt & Lavender

a close-up of a slow cooker pulled pork sandwich with crunchy apple slaw in a bun

I may be biased, but I looove this pulled pork recipe, and it won’t heat up your kitchen.

Watermelon Margaritas from Isabel Eats

watermelon margaritas

What’s more refreshing than a margarita on a hot summer day? 

Nashville Hot Chicken Tenders by My Forking Life

Nashville hot chicken tenders

Who doesn’t love chicken tenders? If you’ve got an air fryer, this recipe is a must-make! 

Bacon Ranch Cheeseburgers from The Cozy Cook

marinated ranch bacon cheeseburger

You can’t get much more American than a cheeseburger… and these deliver!

Red, White & Blue Fudge Brownies from Queenslee Appetit 

patriotic brownies

You can’t go wrong with brownies any time of year, and these have a fun patriotic twist that everyone will love. Not that it’ll take long before they’re all devoured!

Grape Salad from Garnish & Glaze

lightened up grape salad in white bowl

This grape salad is crunchy, creamy, refreshing, and sweet… and the best part is that it’s lightened up with Greek yogurt!

Loaded Potato Skins from Brown Sugar

loaded potato skins

You may think of potato skins as a game-day food, but they’re good at ANY gathering in my opinion. I so want to eat these as a BBQ side!

Grilled Chicken Sandwich from Wine & Glue

grilled chicken sandwiches

This sandwich is super simple to make and delicious. The recipe includes a tasty homemade honey mustard BBQ sauce.

Patriotic Marshmallow Popcorn from Salt & Lavender

patriotic marshmallow popcorn with red, white, and blue colors close-up

This sweet popcorn is fun and different… and you can’t go wrong with sprinkles!

Red, White & Blue Pudding Pops from The Recipe Rebel

red white and blue pudding pops

These popsicles are quick and simple to make with vanilla pudding mix. Kids and grown-ups will love ’em!

Caprese Crostini from Salt & Lavender

close-up of balsamic Caprese crostini appetizer

Tomatoes are in season, so take advantage of their ripeness and make these amazing snacks!

Star Spangled Fruit Infused Water by The View From Great Island

pitcher with patriotic cut out watermelon (star shapes) and blueberries

Everyone should stay hydrated on July 4th and this is a fun way to do it!

White BBQ Sauce Pork Ribs by A Family Feast

white BBQ sauce pork ribs

Fire up the grill for this one! The zesty, peppery sauce is a total crowd pleaser!

Classic Chili Dogs from The Beach House Kitchen

classic chili dogs

If you’re a chili lover, you need these on your menu!!

Crispy Quinoa Burgers by Half Baked Harvest

quinoa burgers

If you want to be a little extra this 4th of July, give these quinoa burgers a try. They’re topped with gruyere, beer caramelized onions, and sweet potato fries!

Which recipe will you try? I hope you have an amazing July 4th! 🙂


Hi! Iā€™m Natasha.

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9 Comments

  1. What a round up Natasha!! So many great recipes for the 4th and all summer long!! Thanks so much for sharing! XO

  2. Spectacular round up Natasha! Thanks so much for including my popsicle recipe!