The Absolute BEST July 4th Recipes

Whether you’re attending a barbecue, heading out to the lake or simply enjoying a day at home, July 4th is a day for food and celebration! Should you need recipe inspiration, I’ve thrown together a list of ALL the July 4th recipes you will need to make your Independence Day celebration, no matter what it is, the best it’s ever been!

A woman holds a red, white and blue popsicle. Pinterest graphic.

Celebrate our country’s independence.. with red white and blue foods galore!

Whether you’re attending a barbecue, heading out to the lake or simply enjoying a day at home, July 4th is a day for food and celebration!

Should you need recipe inspiration, I’ve thrown together a list of ALL the July 4th recipes you will need to make your Independence Day celebration, no matter what it is, the best it’s ever been! And I’ve broken it down by category, too, because I find that makes it easier.

July 4th Red, White and Blue Recipes

Patriotic Strawberry Bruschetta are served on a white platter, sitting atop a white background and a blue buffalo plaid napkin. The bruschetta are surrounded by strawberries, blueberries, lemon curd, pudding and grilled angel food cake, which all go into the making of the bruschetta.

Celebrate the summertime with Patriotic Strawberry Bruschetta. This dessert bruschetta features a homemade almond pudding, lemon curd, macerated strawberries and blueberries, too!

July 4th Recipes: Appetizers

Overhead image of Cotija Corn Avocado TRISCUIT Crackers on a white platter

Cotija Corn Avocado TRISCUIT Crackers–CotijaCornOcadoScuits–are the perfect summertime appetizer!  This savory, slightly salty appetizer makes a tasty vegetarian starter for any crowd!

July 4th Recipes for Grilling

A Guacamole-Stuffed Fajita Burger sits on a white plate on a marble slab before eating

Guacamole-Stuffed Fajita Burgers make the PERFECT entree for summer parties! This burger combines guacamole goodness, beefy deliciousness and fajita veggies on a bun. 

July 4th Barbecue Recipes

Sliced and seasoned Memphis-Style Barbecue Ribs on a white platter, set on top of a blue and white striped towel before serving

Summertime is the season of barbecue… so it’s time to learn how to make a barbecue classic. Even though ribs take time, they’re well worth the effort, and these Memphis-Style Barbecue Ribs are PERFECT for any summer get-together. 

July 4th Picnic Recipes

A woman pours dressing into a Strawberry Romaine Salad in a Jar while sitting on a picnic blanket

Planning to picnic? Bring Strawberry Romaine Salad in a Jar along as a tasty, seasonal side dish.

July 4th Side Dish Recipes

A bowl of No Mayo Potato Salad sits on a granite countertop, ready for serving

Potato Salad is a favorite summertime side… but oftentimes, it’s weighed down by too much mayonnaise. This No Mayo Potato Salad is a lighter rendition of the classic, and is just as scrumptious. 

July 4th Dessert Recipes

Two slices of Berry Pound Cake, topped with homemade whipped cream and fresh berries, sit on a white plate on a turquoise background

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.

July 4th Drink Recipes (Mixed Drink and Nonalcoholic Drinks)

A woman holds a glass of Blackberry Ginger Lemon Whole30 Tea, decorated with a patriotic pinwheel.