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July 2, 2016

40 Delicious July 4th Recipes

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July 4th is just a few days away! Prepare for the red, white and blue holiday by browsing and gathering inspiration from these 40 delicious July 4th recipes that would be perfect to serve to friends and family this July. From cocktails to appetizers, side dishes to entrees and then desserts, these 40 recipes from The Speckled Palate and her food blogger friends are sure to be well-loved at any cookout or get-together this summer.

July 4th is MONDAY! And if you’re anything like me, you miiiiiiight be starting to think about your menu now.

Feeling stressed? Don’t be!

I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite recipes, along with some of my food blogger friends’ recipes, that would be perfect for Independence Day.

Ready? Here we go…


3 Easy, Healthy July 4th Appetizers from Family Food on the Table

Cotija Corn Avocado TRISCUIT Crackers from The Speckled Palate

Cucumber Bruschetta from The Speckled Palate

German Pretzels and Beer Cheese from Feast + West

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta from The Speckled Palate

Patriotic Fruit Skewers from Domestically Blissful

Roasted Grapes and Manchego Cheese from Dish It Girl

Spicy Bacon Pimento Cheese from Feast + West



Cool off with a Blackberry Gin Slush this summer! This cocktail mixes frozen blackberries with ginger ale, mint and gin and makes a delightful, chilled creation that's hard to stop sipping.

Blackberry Gin Slush from The Speckled Palate

Blackberry Mint Julep from Feast + West

Pimm’s Cup from The Speckled Palate

Red, White and Blue Sangria from Life’s Ambrosia

Strawberry Honeysuckle Sparkler from The Speckled Palate

Sparkling Bourbon Peach Lemonade from Cake ‘n Knife

Vodka Strawberry Lemonade from Cake ‘n Knife



With football season kicking off this weekend, these Pork Tenderloin Sliders with a Red Wine Reduction Sauce are the perfect tailgate entree! Marinate the pork overnight in Black Box Merlot and a few other ingredients, then toss it on the grill at your tailgate party for a delicious sandwich! You can use the wine to make a delicious reduction to top the sliders.

All-American Burger from Valerie’s Kitchen

Broiler Eggplant Sandwiches with Tomato and Mozzarella from I Wash, You Dry

Easy Pulled Pork Sandwiches from The Country Contessa

Grilled Chicken Shawarma from The Speckled Palate

Juicy Lucy Burgers from The Speckled Palate

Pork Tenderloin Sliders from The Speckled Palate


Side Dishes

July 4th Food: Cucumber and Feta Salad // The Speckled Palate

Cucumber and Feta Salad from The Speckled Palate

Fresh Mozzarella Watermelon Salad from Domestically Blissful

Melon Mint Mozzarella Salad from Feast + West

Red, White and Blue Watergate Salad from A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

Strawberry Summer Red Quinoa Salad from Dash of Herbs

Sriracha Baked Beans from The Speckled Palate

Tangy Broccoli Salad from The Country Contessa



Finish your July 4th feast on the lighter side with Berry Pound Cake, full of blueberries and strawberry puree, then topped with homemade whipped cream. The perfect dessert for a warm summer's day.

All-American Sugar Cookie Bar from A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

Berry Mascarpone Tart from A Savory Feast

Berry Pound Cake from The Speckled Palate

 “Hamburger” Macarons from I Say Nomato

Mini Pavlovas with Mascarpone and Fresh Berries from Lavender and Macarons

Pavlova Recipe with Bourbon Cherry Sauce from Tag & Tibby

Red, White and Blue Berry Popsicles from According to Laura Jean
Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Covered Apples from Sustaining the Powers

Red, White and Blue Sheet Cake from Sugar & Soul

Red, White and Blue Yogurt Parfaits from Family Food on the Table

Stars and Stripes Crispy S’mores Cake Bites from Sugar Dish Me

Strawberry Lemon Shortcakes from Dash of Herbs


What do you plan to make for July 4th?


  1. Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table

    What a fun and festive round-up!! Love all these cute July 4th recipes – will just have to celebrate for days!

    • Erin

      Thanks so much, Kathryn! I completely agree – we should all celebrate for days. 😉 Happy Fourth to you and yours!

  2. Susannah // Feast + West

    Thanks for sharing this round-up, lady! I didn’t get to plan a July 4 party this year but next year is going to be big. It’s my favorite holiday! I pinned this in the meantime. I love that these recipes can be made for Memorial Day, Labor Day and all summer long, too!

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