Our Favorite July 4th Recipes
Cobb-Style Hot Dogs
Padma's Grilled Corn
Blueberry Lemonade Poke Cake
Lemon desserts are a cool, refreshing end to any summer meal—and these yummy lemon bars couldn't be easier. The prep time is less than 30 minutes, and the yield is more than 35 bars. Add this tart treat to your rotation of 4th of July dessert recipes and win the holiday.
Red, White, and Blue Shooters
It's official: Fourth of July recipes don't get more festive than this. These colorful cocktails are the most patriotic shots ever! To make them, simply layer grenadine, peach schnapps, and blue curacao in a tall shot glass.
Pineapple, Mint, and Coconut Water Pops
Pineapple desserts are perfect for summer because the fruit is so refreshing—and these chilly ice pops are no exception. Made with coconut water, pineapple chunks, mint, lime juice, and honey, these flavorful pops are a healthy addition to your 4th of July spread.
BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches
Ranch Potato Salad
Swirled Fourth of July Bundt Cake
This sweet 4th of July dessert looks patriotic on the outside thanks to drippy white frosting and firecracker-inspired sprinkles. But there's also a surprise hidden inside each slice. We swirled together red, white, and blue cake batter so that every bite of this bundt cake recipe is just as patriotic as the American flag itself.
Honey Fruit Salad
Hot Italian Beef Melts
Texas Cowboy-Style Ribs
Peanut Butter Brownies
Grilled Romaine Panzanella
Sparkling Rose Blueberry Floats
Firecracker Party Cake
Steak and Herb Tacos
Fat-Free Watermelon Sherbet
Ranch Fried Chicken
We know 4th of July is prime barbecue season, but fried chicken deserves a spot at your celebration too. Especially this recipe—ranch salad dressing is included in the batter, while dry seasoning is mixed with crushed crackers for double the flavor. True ranch lovers, make sure you have a cup on the side for dipping your piece.
Brats with Mango Relish
White Strawberry Sangria
Toast to the nation's independence with a sweet strawberry sangria recipe. The red-and-white big-batch holiday punch gets double the fruit flavor from fresh berries and strawberry schnapps.
Fourth of July Trifle
Celebrate the 4th of July in festive fashion by making this patriotic trifle for your dessert table. White angel food cake and cream, red strawberries, and blueberries mimic the stripes of the flag, which you can see throughout the bowl when you make this recipe in a trifle dish. For added patriotic pep, use a tiny cookie cutter to shape the strawberries into stars.
Peach and Blueberry Slab Pie
Coconut Cream Island Punch
Grilled Cherry Tomato Turkey Burgers
All-American Barbecue Chicken
Grilled Veggie Pasta Salad
Sweet Tea Swagger
Whiskey Barrel Burgers
Creamy BLT Pasta Salad
BLT sandwiches aren't the most shareable 4th of July treat, but they are when you turn them into a creamy pasta salad recipe! Toss your lettuce, tomato, and bacon with pasta, cheese, and a mayo-based sauce to transform the favorite sandwich into a popular potluck side. This delectable dish serves eight at the most, so if you've got a large crowd coming, definitely double up.
Lemon-Sage Pork Chops on a Stick
Summer Hot Dogs
Berry Patchwork Tart
Boiled-in-the-Husk Corn on the Cob
Baby Back Ribs and Quick Pickles
For maximum flavor, give this rib recipe 24 hours to really soak up the spice mixture. Then, start roasting them in your oven and finish on the grill as your 4th of July party guests arrive. In addition to a lip-smacking homemade barbecue sauce, serve with quick-pickled cucumbers on the side.