40 Delicious July 4th Recipes

Collage of July 4th food and drink recipes

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…

Here are some more ideas for July 4 festivities: 15+ 4th of July Cocktail Recipes | 40+ 4th of July Desserts

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    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

    If you’re looking for more appetizers, check out these 12 Patriotic Red, White and Blue Appetizers!


    Three Blackberry Gin Slushes with blackberry and mint garnish

    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


    pork tenderloin sliders on purple napkins with two glasses of wine

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

    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

    Strawberry Summer Red Quinoa Salad from Dash of Herbs

    Sriracha Baked Beans from The Speckled Palate

    Tangy Broccoli Salad from The Country Contessa


    Two slices of berry pound cake with whipped cream and berries

    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

    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 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?

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    About the Author:

    Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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

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

    2. 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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