60+ 4th of July Recipes
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With 4th of July being right around the corner I thought I’d share an ultimate list of 60+ delicious 4th of July Recipes! This recipe round up includes lots of healthy, a few more indulgent, and totally yummy recipes! I asked some blogger friends from all over the internet to help me create this crave worthy list for y’all. Here you’ll find so many good ideas for the Fourth of July or any summer party you’ve got on the schedule!
Drinks? bottoms up! Appetizers.. check! Side dishes.. absolutely! Meat for that grill? of course (even a few for the smoker too)! Vegetarian ideas? We got a few! Desserts- you bet your bottoms!
Let’s get to the good part!
60+ Delicious 4th of July Recipes
side dish and salads
We’re always looking for that perfect dish to pass! Potato salad, pasta salad, fruit salad, ramen salad– We’re sharing a little of everything!
Creamy Sweet Corn Pasta Salad
Sweet Corn Pasta Salad is a reader fave, a pot luck fave, and family favorite! Pasta salad filled with roasted sweet corn and red onion, crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes, and tossed in a tangy buttermilk dressing.
Easy Watermelon Basil Salad
This quick summer salad is so fresh and it’s easy to throw together. Watermelon, cucumber, blueberries, blackberries, jalapeno, basil and feta in a honey lime dressing.
Mom’s Best Potato Salad
This make ahead potato salad recipe is the best. Chock-full of the classic ingredients and flavors from mayo, dijon mustard, paprkia, celery, red peppers, and chopped hard boiled eggs.
Ramen Noodle Salad
Ramen Noodle Salad is full of crunchy ramen, shredded cabbage, carrots, and mandarain oranges then finished off with a sweet and savory dressing. A flavor and texture party that everyone will love!
Mexican Street Corn
Mexican Street Corn is a little healthier take on a street cart favorite. Corn mixed with Cojita cheese, chili powder, mayo, and sour cream and topped with hot sauce and lime.
Keto Broccoli Slaw
This Keto Broccoli Slaw is the perfect summertime dish. Each bite has roasted sunflower seeds, cranberries, green onions, and a sweet sauce. It's low carb, keto, grain-free, and gluten-free too.
Healthy Chickpea and Vegetable Pasta Salad
Healthy chickpea and vegetable pasta salad is light, but packed with flavor and protein. This dish features protein pasta, chick peas, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion and fresh herbs.
BLT Pasta Salad
Everything you love about a BLT turned into a easy and super tasty pasta salad dish!
Chicken & broccoli pasta salad
Creamy pasta salad filled with cooked chicken, broccoli, and red onion!
Avocado Pasta Salad
This Avocado Pasta Salad is one that'll be different than all the others on the cookout table. It's creamy, bright, packed full of (hidden) spinach, healthy pasta salad that just happens to be vegan friendly!
10 Minute Four Bean Salad
A twist on the classic three bean salad, this 10 Minute Four Bean Salad is a delicious, healthy side dish. Creamy cannellini beans, crisp sweet peppers, and vibrant red wine vinegar bring this dish together in just a few minutes!
Stone Fruit Salad with Honey Lemon and Thyme
A delicious summer salad with a mix of sweet and juicy stone fruit, drizzled with a simple dressing of honey, lemon and fresh thyme.
Greek Cucumber Salad
Greek Cucumber Salad is a light and fresh side dish full of Mediterranean inspired flavors, cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, and olives. Perfect addition to any plate!
Doritos Taco Salad
This flavorful potluck salad features taco seasoned ground beef with crunchy Nacho Cheese Doritos and sweet, tangy Catalina dressing!
Grilled Potato Salad
This creamy, dreamy Grilled Potato Salad Recipe is easy to make with just 5 ingredients and no mayo.
Tuna Pasta Salad
A healthy and full of flavor classic pasta salad tossed with peas, tuna, and hard boiled eggs. A instant favorite! Top with potato chips for extra goodness.
the main dish
on the grill, smoker, or even in the slow cooker. I’ve got some goodies to share! While we usually like to associate grilled food with the 4th of July. I’ve noticed a lot of people wanting to keep it a little more simple and throw something in the crockpot for ease. You’ll find chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, and a few vegetarian friendly recipes too!
Slow Cooker Kalua Pork
Kalua Pork is a Hawaiian speciality, but this slow cooker version is incredible. Drizzle a little of your favorite BBQ on top. The perfect party food because its almost 100% hands off.
Sweet and Sour Grilled Shrimp Skewers
These sweet and sour grilled shrimp skewers are packed with flavor, from the bell pepper, red onion and pineapple, to the flavorful sweet and sour marinade and sauce.
Chili Lime Chicken Burgers
If you were a fan of the Trader Joe’s frozen Chili Lime Chicken Burgers, then you’ll love this recipe! Zesty, slightly spicy, and packed full of flavor.
Slow Cooker Italian Beef
Grab that slow cooker and make this Italian Beef! It's a FAVORITE and no one will care that it's not food off the grill because they will just be saying "oh this is so good".
The Ultimate Pork Burger
The Ultimate Pork Burger is a delicious mess of a burger. It’s the homemade pork version of a Big Mac but with insane flavor.
Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Grilled Pork Ribs
I am talking flavor popping ribs with a finger-licking homemade sweet and spicy barbecue sauce your going to LOVE!
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Grilled Pork Tenderloin is tender, juicy meat that’s been marinated in a homemade vinaigrette that’s made with pantry staple ingredients!
Grilled Balsamic Pork Kebabs
These Grilled Balsamic Pork Kebabs are made with marinated and seasoned pork tenderloin medallions, bell peppers, zucchini, and red onion, and served with a crunchy, fresh side salad.
Chicken Kebabs Recipe
Marinated Chicken and vegetable kabobs perfect for any grill!
Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken
This is a simple marinade that really lets the few ingredients shine to make a delicious and healthy chicken marinade. The honey and balsamic works so well on the grill and thickens and caramelizes with the heat.
This Traeger smoked meatloaf recipe is perfectly juicy and tender. And it is smoked to perfection.
BBQ Chicken (Grilled or Baked)
This BBQ chicken is chicken pieces that are grilled or baked until juicy and tender, then coated in BBQ sauce and cooked until caramelized.
Grilled Traeger Salmon with Marinade
With a little bit of marinade, this delicious salmon cooks up perfectly. And with very little extra effort. With its mild flavor and texture, salmon is ideal for the outdoor grilling season.
Tequila Lime Margarita Grilled Shrimp
With fresh squeezed lime juice, minced garlic, and chopped cilantro, this easy grilled shrimp recipe is just bursting with bright flavors.
Grilled BBQ Chicken Drumsticks
These grilled BBQ chicken drumsticks are out of this world! They’re easy to make and jam packed with bbq flavor, plus super juicy and perfectly sticky.
Chipotle Carne Asada Recipe
This Chipotle Carne Asada recipe is marinated in guajillo pepper, chipotle chile powder, garlic, orange, lime, beer and much more!
Tandoori Chicken Tikka Kebab Skewers
Chicken breast in a simple marinade of tandoori masala spices, fat-free yoghurt, garlic, and lemon. Red food colouring optional.
All of the classic bacon cheeseburger flavors in one patty make for an easy, juicy, and mind-blowingly flavorful lightened-up burger!
Crockpot BBQ Pulled Chicken
Easy slow cooked pulled chicken breast covered with a smoky sweet homemade bbq sauce with no added sugars PLUS a ridiculously delicious slaw recipe
BBQ Grilled Eggplant
Thick tender slices of eggplant coated with a smokey dry rub, perfectly charred and glazed with your favorite BBQ sauce!
Quick & Easy Vegan Lentil Veggie Burger
Super easy and simple 6 ingredient vegan mushroom lentil veggie burgers that are the perfect veggie burger recipe!
Grilled Zucchini with Balsamic Glaze, Basil, and Feta
Grilled zucchini with balsamic glaze, basil, and feta sprinkled on top
Easy Grilled Vegetable Kabobs
Vegetable Kabobs are the easiest way to eat a rainbow of delicious veggies during summer.
Appetizers are a must for any party and I bet there’s something for everyone on this list from dips to salsas. If you need me at just about any cookout, you’ll find me with a plate of appetizers. They are the highlight of any party in my opinion.
Skinny Southwest Ranch Dip
Quick and easy, totally tasty, protein rich dip that you won't want to stop eating! Everyone will love this one.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Jalapeño Poppers
These aren't your average Jalapeno Poppers. They are even better and a bit healther for ya too!
Cheesy Bruschetta Bites
Bite sized and and full of flavor! The easiest and most impressive appetizer you'll ever make!
How To Make A Patriotic Charcuterie Board On A Budget (Cheese and Dessert)
This easy to make flag shaped Patriotic charcuterie board is designed to allow your guests to serve themselves both dessert (berry angle food cake with whipped topping) and appetizers (cheese, pepperoni and crackers).
7 Layer Dip
This 7 Layer Dip is special, because not only is it layer upon layer of fresh and fantastic Mexican flavors, but since it is served chilled or at room temperature, it’s super easy to bring along!
Strawberries & Cream Basil Bruschetta
toasty baguettes with strawberries & cream bruschetta piled on top
Star Spangled Kielbasa Bites
These Star Spangled Kielbasa Bites are so fun and festive. Think of saucey pigs in a blanket except the blanket is a "sail" shaped star!
Roasted Garlic Spinach Artichoke Dip
This spinach artichoke dip has 3 cheeses, marinated artichokes, spinach, roasted garlic, roasted lemon, shallots and spices. The roasted garlic and roasted lemon really take this dip over the top.
Watermelon Blueberry Feta Stars
These watermelon feta stars are topped with blueberries and finished with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Sweet and savory perfection.
Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Cups
Tater tots smashed into a muffin tin to make a cup then filled with buffalo chicken, cheese, and drizzled with buffalo. Your gonna need a few batches of these if you're expecting guests!
Fresh Peach Salsa
Fresh Peach Salsa is sweet and spicy salsa that goes well with chips, on top of fish or meat, or spooned over tacos.
Roasted Corn Salsa
Roasted Corn Salsa is full of fresh sweet corn, poblanos, onions, and cilantro. A delicious alternative to tomato salsa that's perfect for cook outs!
Everything but the bagel cheese ball
Who doesn't love crackers and cheese? This Everything Bagel Cheeseball is simple to prepare and full of all the flavor!
Deviled Eggs - Emily Bites
A classic recipe that every picnic, bbq, party, and cook out should have!
red, white, and blue recipes
Grilled Watermelon with Jalapeno Rings
Grilled Watermelon is an unexpected watermelon recipe perfect for grilling season! It’s easy to make and transforms into a smoky flavor.
Red, White & Blue White Wine Spritzer
An easy & gorgeous wine spritzer recipe featuring fresh strawberries & blueberries + white wine for a patriotic "Red, White & Blue" theme without any food dyes.
Red, White and Blue Jello Shots
Festive, fun, and boozy jello shots!
Patriotic Red, White, & Blue Poke Cake
The moist white cake with red & blue streams of colored gelatin is so pretty. The yummy cherry and berry blue Jell-O adds some fruity bright flavors that make a boxed white cake so much more fun & tasty.
Strawberry cheesecake shooters
Mini healthier strawberry cheesecakes!
Easy Blueberry Cobbler with Frozen Blueberries
this easy blueberry cobbler with frozen blueberries is a fool proof recipe that taste like summer and it can be whipped up by even the most novice of bakers.
4th of July No Bake Pie
With a fun fruit flag decoration, this patriotic pie has a pillowy lemon filling and a crunchy gingersnap crust that your family will love.
So delicious a refreshing! Easy coconut milk ice pops!
With just one ingredient and sprinkles, these coconut popsicles are a healthy and refreshing summertime treat.
Easy Strawberry Crumble
This easy dessert combines sweet strawberries and a crunchy crumble topping.
Showstopper Red, White and Blue Fruit Salads
These Red, White and Blue Fruit Salads are sure to be showstoppers at all your summer holiday parties.
Patriotic Dipped Marshmallows
An awesome kids treat!
Patriotic Jello Parfait
This Patriotic Jello Parfait recipe has layers of cherry Jello, a creamy blue Jello mixture, and Cool Whip. They’re topped with a cherry and festive sprinkles.
Red, White, and Blue Sangria
This Red, White, and Blue Sangria is the perfect boozy cocktail to serve when celebrating the 4th of July.
Red White and Blue Sports Drink Rocket Popsicles
Red White and Blue Popsicles are perfect for patriotic summer celebrations. Sports drink Rocket Popsicles keep everyone cool and hydrated in the summer heat.
Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie
This Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie is the epitome of a summer pie in my eyes. It’s got fresh strawberries, a slightly sweetened cream cheese, flaky pie crust, cool whip and it’s cold!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post full of so many delicious 4th of July recipes. Thanks to all the bloggers who helped me pull it together!
Happy 4th of July and happy cooking!