33 Easy 4th of July Recipes
Celebrating the 4th of July like a true American requires three things: food, friends, and fireworks. Whether you plan on going to a town fireworks display or shooting off your own in the backyard, you'll still need to cover the food part of the festivities. If you're planning a party or cookout before the show, the recipes below are sure to keep everyone full and satisfied all day long and well into the night.
For me, 4th of July means plenty of grilling, corn on the cob and fruit desserts and this collection includes all of those and more. From blackberry hand pies to grilled BBQ chicken kabobs, this collection is sure to make your 4th of July celebration one that will be talked about till next summer! What are you waiting for? Fire up that grill, grab your sparklers, and get ready to enjoy a perfectly patriotic picnic.
Check out these easy Patriotic Cookie Pops! Perfect for kids and adults alike:
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Quick and Easy 4th of July Desserts
Around here, we start with dessert. You may not be eating it first, but you're definitely thinking about it first, so let's jump right in. Summer is the best time to take advantage of all those ripe, sweet berries that just don't taste as good during the rest of the year. Enjoy strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries when you make everything from cheesecake to pie. Don't worry, there's tasty patriot poke cake and cookie dough bark in here too! 4th of July is gonna be sweet!
For more classic summer recipes, try our collection: 23 Grilling Ideas for Dinner + How to Grill a Steak
Easy Appetizer Recipes for Your 4th of July
What 4th of July party would be complete without appetizers? This section includes some unique eats like the Pickle Sliders shown to your left and Cheesy Loaded Tater Tot Nachos, as well as classic crowd pleasers like homemade guacamole and pigs in a blanket. While these tasty dishes are so good, you'll want to keep eating, don't fill up here -- we've still got two more sections of mouth-watering 4th of July party food to go!
What would summer be without these easy campfire treats? Check out these 14 Simple Smores Recipes
4th of July Skewers and Sandwiches
BBQs have been doing skewers and sandwiches better than ever since the dawn of time, and 4th of July is the best time for a BBQ. Make your party come to life with delicious brisket sandwiches, cheesy bratwursts, BBQ chicken skewers, pineapple burgers, and more. This section won't let you down!
Because one is never enough. Try these 4 Easy Recipes for Potato Salad
Easy 4th of July Side Dishes
Give your plate one final touch with these easy 4th of July side dishes. Fruit salad, corn on the cob, and pasta salad will complete your meal. Now it's time to sit back, enjoy the weather, fireworks and your friends and family. God bless America and all this great food.
Try our easy test kitchen recipe for strawberry shortcake: Homemade Buttermilk Shortcakes with Strawberries