21 Delicious 4th of July Recipes to Celebrate Independence Day

by Carole John

4TH OF July recipes

With the 4th of July around the corner, we have compiled 21 delicious 4th of July recipes for you to try. They are easy to prepare, and delicious and both kids and adults are likely to love them. 


You have got to add this to your 4th of July Menu.  Grilled chicken is easy to make, affordable, and crowd-pleasing. Serve it with some corn and barbeque sauce. The good thing is you only need a total of 30 mins for it to be ready. 

Full Recipe at Delish. 

4th of July recipes
Source: Delish


4th of July Menu

This is a great way to involve all your guests, you can have each guest oversee a section of the meal.  Good thing is, you can change some of the things on the menu to your liking. 

Main course: BLT SLIDERS


Wedge Salad

Cheeseburger Dip

Green Goddess Potato Salad


Chocolate-Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Blackberry Icebox Cake


Cranberry and Thyme Gin and Tonic

Potluck 4th of July Menu
Source: The Pionneer Woman

3. Classic Potato Salad

You can never go wrong with a potato salad.  It is a favorite among kids and adults. It is creamy, tangy, and has a bit of crunch from the pickles and onions. 

Full recipe at Delish. 

Source: Delish

3. Salt - and- Pepper BBQ rIBS

4th of July Recipes

You have to slow cook this until the meat is falling off the bone.  After that grill it and give it just the right amount of char. They will be perfect for celebrations. 

Full recipe at CountryLiving. 

Cookout recipes
Source: Country Living

4. Grilled Corn on the Cob

One of the easiest things that you can make for a cookout or any 4th of July celebrations that you are having.  Grilled corn is perfect for summer.  They are also quick and easy to make. You only require 15 mins. 

Full recipe at  Delish 

Source: Delish

5. 4th of July Recipes: Easy Peach Cobbler

For this, you can use canned peaches because they are softer. 

Full recipe at Food Network

Source: Food Network

6. Hot Dogs with Pickle and Parsley

Why not take your hotdogs to the next level by switching to this recipe.  It only takes 20 minutes to prepare. 

Full recipe at Southern Living

7. Spicy Coleslaw

The best thing about this coleslaw is that it pairs well with a lot of dishes and it is also very easy to make.  it will be ready within 5 mins.

Full recipe at Food network. 

4th of July Recipes
Source: Food Network

8. Chicken Burgers

You really can not go wrong with chicken Burgers. They are extremely easy to make and you can use any inserts that you like. 

See this recipe from Delish. 

Source: Delish

9. Grilled Cheese Hot Dogs

4th of July Recipes

This is another recipe that you can add to your 4th of July recipes.  This will be a favorite of both adults and kids. Within 20 mins they will be ready. 

Full recipe: Delish

Grilled Cheese Dogs
Source: Delish

10. Vegetarian 4th of July Menu

This vegetarian menu is perfect for the 4th of July.  That is, Grilled veggie enchiladas, grilled corn salad, and even grilled doughnut holes.

Main Course

Grilled Veggie Enchiladas


Grilled Corn Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Guacamole Tostada Bites

Chipotle Pasta Salad with Mozzarella


Doughnut Hole Kebabs



Source: The Pioneer Woman

4th of July Menu
Source: The Pioneer Woman

11. Ritzy Ranch Mac ’n’ Cheese

4th of July Recipes

This will only take you one hour to prepare. It is a real showstopper. 

Full recipe at Country Living. 

recipes for 4th of July
Source: Country Living

12. Tomato and watermelon Salad

This is a perfect salad for summer. The good thing is watermelons are in season and can easily be found in the market.  For a perfect salad refrigerate the watermelon but not the tomatoes. Full recipe at Food Network. 

4th of July Salad
Source: Food Network

13. Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

This makes such a beautiful display on the set-up table of your celebrations.  To get the most colors you can vary the color of tomatoes that you use.  It is very easy to make and you only need 5 mins to prep. 

Full recipe at food network

Source: Food Network

14. Spicy Oven Baked Wings

4th of July Recipes

It is not a party without wings, and nothing says lets party than these spicy oven-baked wings.  It makes a perfect appetizer for the entire family.  Serve this with coleslaw and you are good to go. 

Full recipe at Country Living. 

4TH of July recipes
Source: Country Living

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15. Chicago- Style Chicken Dogs

To add to the list of hot dogs are these Chicago-style chicken dogs. These are going to complete your barbecue. These are made from chicken and not beef. 

Full recipe at Woman’s Day. 

Source: Woman's Day

16. Homemade Guacamole

This makes an ideal dip for vegetables, chips, and quesadilla bites.  You can also serve this with other foods. 

Full recipe at Good Housekeeping. 

4th of July Menu ideas
Source: Good Housekeeping

17. Corn on the Cob with Parsley Butter

Here is yet another corn recipe. Perfect for the 4th of July celebration and 4th of July recipes.  These only take 25 minutes to prepare. 

Full recipe at  Woman’s Day

Source: Woman's Day

18. Hawaiian Pork Pull-Apart Rolls

How about these Hawaiian pork pull apart tools. You need 1 hr and 20 mins and they will be ready. 

Full recipe at Woman’s day

4th of July brunch Ideas
Source: Woman's Day

19. Slow Cooker Baked Beans

4th of July Recipes

Beans make a perfect side dish for your barbeque. Good thing is, they are very easy to cook since you just have to put them in the slow cooker. 

Full recipe Country Living

Source: Country Living

20. 4th of July Recipes: Classic Salsa

This will give you a reason to take out the tortilla chips.  This salsa is easy to make and you can just make it at home. 

Full recipe at Delish

Source: Delish

21: Tomatillo Salsa

Here is another salsa to add to your 4th of July recipes.  For this, you will require only 3 ingredients, that is, tangy tomatillos dried chiles and cilantro. 

Full recipe at Woman’s Day

Source: Kat Teusch

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