Recipes That Deserve a Spot on Your Fourth of July Menu
Whether you’re celebrating with a day at the lake, spending time by the pool, or attending a backyard barbecue, these Fourth of July recipes make for a simple yet extraordinary Independence Day with friends and family. For an all-day celebration that will last into the evening, you'll need plenty of refreshing drinks, festive appetizers, hearty mains, fresh sides, and patriotic desserts.
Instant Pot Ribs
Recipe: Instant Pot Ribs
Achieve delicious ribs that fall off the bone, no grill required.
Tangy Slow-Cooker Pork Shoulder
Recipe: Tangy Slow-Cooker Pork Shoulder
Serve with plenty of homemade sauce.
Cherry Flag Pie
Recipe: Cherry Flag Pie
Wow your guests with the presentation—and taste—of this patriotic pie.
Classic Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Classic Deviled Eggs
Easy, classic, and mama-approved.
Hot Dogs with Pickle and Parsley Relish
Recipe: Hot Dogs with Pickle and Parsley Relish
Instantly upgrade the buns by placing them on the grill until they are lightly toasted.
Potato Salad with Sweet Pickles
Recipe: Potato Salad with Sweet Pickles
Most of the ingredients for this cookout classic are probably already in your kitchen.
Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad
Recipe: Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad
This light and fresh pasta salad is easy to toss together and even easier to enjoy.
Red, White, and Blue Popsicles
Recipe: Red, White, and Blue Popsicles
This refreshing treat will be enjoyed by everyone on a hot summer afternoon.
Classic Grilled Corn on the Cob
Recipe: Classic Grilled Corn on the Cob
If you're already firing up the grill for hamburgers, you'll want to throw your corn on there as well.
4th of July Punch
Recipe: 4th of July Punch
Make two batches of this patriotic punch if you'll have kiddos attending your July 4th party, one with alcohol and one without.
Recipe: Firecracker Cake
This firecracker bundt cake will be gone before the fireworks begin.
Heirloom Tomato Pie with Parmesan-Buttermilk Crust
Recipe: Heirloom Tomato Pie
If you make and take this tomato pie to your Independence Day celebration, we guarantee you'll get an invite next year.
Recipe: Texas Caviar
Because every party needs a dip, or two.
Recipe: Flag Cake
We don't think you'll find a more patriotic dessert.
Lemonade Iced Tea
Recipe: Lemonade Iced Tea
Two classic drinks come together for a refreshing tea for all ages to enjoy.
Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Recipe: Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese
It's not a Southern get-together without this classic dish that both kids and adults love.
Classic Baked Beans
Recipe: Baked Beans
Dress up canned beans with this 13x9 recipe.
Chewy Red, White, and Blue Cookies
Filled with oats, peanut butter, and chocolate, these fun cookies are sure to disappear quickly at your patriotic celebration.
Recipe: Tomato-Watermelon Salad
This surprising salad combination will please your palate. The bright hues and refreshing flavors make it the perfect side dish for summer entertaining.
Blue Cheese Ranch Dip
Recipe: Blue Cheese Ranch Dip
Throw together this creamy, four-ingredient dip in just five minutes. Serve with carrot and celery sticks, sturdy potato chips, and hot wings.
Beer-Batter Fried Pickles
Grilled Chicken Thighs with White Barbecue Sauce
Bacon-Wrapped Barbecue Burgers
Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Barbecue Burgers
Vidalia onions and barbecue sauce add an unbeatable Southern flair to these juicy burgers. They’re sure to become a favorite.
Blueberry Cobbler with Sugared Star Shortcakes
Impress guests with this festive, fruity cobbler; they’ll have no idea how easy it was to make. Simply cut stars out of refrigerated biscuit dough and fill with a four-ingredient warm blueberry mixture. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream.
Fipps Family Potato Salad
Recipe: Fipps Family Potato Salad
Round out your meal with this classic mixture of potatoes, eggs, mayo (Duke’s of course!), and spicy mustard. Make the recipe your own by adding sweet pickles, onion, celery, bacon, and fresh herbs.