The best way to celebrate Independence Day is with delicious food and treats shared with loved ones! Before July 4th rolls around, plan your menu with these creative, adorable and explosive red, white and blue recipes: 4th of July edition! From 4th of July appetizers to 4th of July cake and cupcakes, these festive recipes will be a hit. Also great for Memorial Day, too!
Fourth of July Recipes
Ready for July 4th, Memorial Day, or even Labor Day? One of my favorite traditions during the 4th of July is grilling, cooking, and of course eating all of the tasty food! Whether you are going on a picnic, celebrating at home, or meeting up with some friends, don’t go about your plans empty handed. Scroll through these recipes for the 4th of July and recreate some of these creative and tasty red, white and blue Fourth of July recipes. From tasty cheese boards for the adults to food crafts for kids, there is something for everyone. You can never be too prepared with these 4th of July snacks, cupcakes, and appetizer inspiration! More used to having the traditional grilled options on the 4th of July? We also included a twist on your favorite Independence Day recipes like a classic hamburger and hot dog!
What is a traditional 4th of July meal?
Most Americans enjoy grilled meals on the 4th of July, including hamburgers and hot dogs. These are often accompanied by sides like potato salad, corn on the cob, and more. The great thing about the 4th of July is that there is no “official” meal, so you can experiment with new recipes and ideas year after year!
What is not usually served at a July 4th cookout?
Since July weather is hot, it’s best to avoid hot beverages while you’re celebrating Independence Day. It’s also not typically the time to serve something fancy. In our house, we usually celebrate outside with the kids running around and games being played, so food that’s easy to serve up and eat is always the best option.
Enjoy these 4th of July Recipes, and happy 4th everyone!
It only makes sense to start the party with some 4th of July appetizers! Get festive with this Ultimate Patriotic Cheeseboard. | Eat Yourself Skinny
Star-Spangled Skewers are the easiest 4th of July appetizer that you’ll ever make with only 5-min prep! Store in the fridge until mealtime! | Stacey Homemaker
This American Flag 4th of July Cake is a must! Show your American pride with these festive red, white, and blue treats. | Frugal Coupon Living
BLT Pasta Salad with White Beans is so easy, refreshing, and perfect for a summer party, picnic, or potluck! | An Edible Mosaic
Yes, you can make tacos festive too! These Red, White and Blue Chicken Tacos with Blueberry Jalapeño Coleslaw will be a huge hit with the family! | PDX Food Love
These Crockpot Ribs are made completely in the slow cooker. These ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender and coated in a deliciously sweet, sticky glaze. Perfect for a summer gathering! | Well Plated
These grilled red, white, and blue potato skewers with ranch dressing are the perfect patriotic side dish or addition to your 4th of July appetizers. Plus, they are Paleo, Whole30, and vegan! | 40 Aprons
This red, white and blue fruit salad is a festive and fresh combination of fruit drizzled with a touch of honey citrus dressing. | Life Made Simple
This adorable 4th of July appetizer will be a hit with everyone at your gathering! Mini hamburgers and cheeseburgers got together and created these bite sized, flavor-packed taco sliders. | Seasoned Sprinkles
These Grilled Jerk Chicken Drumsticks are an easy meal to prepare for a large crowd and perfect for summer. | Tips in the Kitchen
Pass the greens, please! This red, white, and blueberry salad is a healthy welcome to your 4th of July spread. Yummy! | Life is a Butadish
Tortilla Dogs are a super easy appetizer that your kids will love. | Or Wherever You Go
This pull apart stuffed bread makes a crazy good party and game food! Bite-sized cheeseburgers encased in the softest and fluffiest mini buns, are too fun to eat and so delicious. | Cleobuttera
Red, white and blue – these cookies on a stick look just like firecracker Popsicles. | Frugal Coupon Living
Get creative with this food craft for kids – Smoke Bomb Oreo Pops | Easy Baked
Looking for a twist on your traditional pizza or fruit salad? Try this Watermelon Pizza with Feta, Mint and Balsamic. So healthy, but so good and refreshing! | Frugal Coupon Living
Speaking of pizza, celebrate 4th of July with these grilled pizzas. Red peppers, goat cheese & blue potatoes complete the holiday color palette! | Pastry Chef Online
This Memorial Day or Fourth of July, make these super easy fruit and Mozzarella cheese skewers or strawberry boats! | Family Food on the TableCreative and adorable red, white and blue Fourth of July Recipes @frugalcouponmom #fourthofjuly #recipes
Summer fruit bruschetta with a savory balsamic vinegar cheese spread that balances with sweet strawberries and blueberries. | Satsuma
This Slow Cooker Root Beer Glazed Pulled Pork is juicy, tender and sticky sweet with a kick of root beer for flavor. | Kevin is Cooking
With these red, white and blue mini fireworks 4th of July cakes, you can watch your fireworks and eat them too! | Paint the Gown Red
This red, white, and blue fruit platter with yogurt dip is a simple, delicious, and healthy four ingredient patriotic appetizer! | Homemade Nutrition
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