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Best 4th of July Recipes

Best 4th of July Recipes

Independence Day is just around the corner, and with that in mind, I am sharing my best 4th of July Recipes! Some of these recipes embrace the red, white, and blue color scheme, while others are perfect to serve at a party.

The Best 4th of July Recipes : American Flag Cookies Pizzas

Best 4th of July Recipes:

Red, White, and Blue Recipes:

Best Fourth of July Recipes : Patriotic Classic Strawberry Shortcake - this simple dessert recipes is one of the best 4th of July recipes!

New England Style Strawberry Shortcake

This patriotic shortcake is made with a biscuit style cake, fresh whipped cream, sliced strawberries, and blueberries. It is a classic dessert and a fitting centerpiece for a 4th of July celebration.

Best 4th of July Recipes - This Whipped Feta is an easy 4th of July recipe that is equal parts delicious and festive!

Whipped Feta

This is the easiest, and most patriotic appetizer that you can serve! Feta is whipped with cream cheese, lemon, and olive oil, and then spread onto a plate and decorated with sliced tomatoes and blue corn chips to create an American flag! This was my most popular 4th of July recipe on the site last year.

Best 4th of July Recipes

Red, White, and Blue Orzo Salad

This orzo salad is made by tossing cooked orzo pasta in balsamic vinegar and then topping it with sliced strawberries, blueberries, and crumbled goat cheese. I love the sweet and salty flavor combinations in this salad.

Best 4th of July Recipes

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Parfaits

These no-bake cheesecake parfaits are a no-fuss dessert that can be made into individual servings.

Best 4th of July Recipes

American Flag Cookie Pizzas

These sugar cookies are topped with no-bake cheesecake filling and then decorated with blueberries and strawberries to resemble an American flag are definitely one of the best 4th of July recipes.

Cocktail Recipes:

Best 4th of July Recipes

Watermelon Lemonade Cooler

This quick and easy cocktail recipe was a huge hit at my friend’s bachelorette party.

Best 4th of July Recipes

Rosé Slushies

This recipe for 1 minute Rosé Slushies could not be any easier – frozen peaches, watermelon, and strawberries, get blended up with a dash of vodka, and chilled rosé for a fruity and refreshing drink.

Best 4th of July Recipes

Cucumber Lime Gin and Tonics

This cocktail is refreshing twist on a classic gin and tonic that is perfect for summer. You can make these cocktails in a big batch and serve them in a drink dispenser or you can mix them up one by one.

Appetizers:

Best 4th of July Recipes

Cheeseburger Stuffed Sweet Peppers

I love this appetizer because it is more hearty than most. This is the type of thing to serve if you are planning to serve a bunch of appetizers and not a full meal. Sweet peppers are filled with ground beef and cheese and then wrapped with prosciutto.

Best 4th of July Recipes

Roasted Garlic and Lemon Hummus

Hummus is easy to make, and homemade hummus really tastes so much better. I have tried making several different types of hummus over the years, but roasted garlic and lemon is my personal favorite.

Best 4th of July Recipes

Reduced Fat Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip is a staple at parties and this reduced fat version is still creamy and cheesy.

Best 4th of July Recipes

Grilled Pineapple and Mango Salsa

I love the presentation of this sweet and spicy salsa – it is perfect for a summertime party. The sweetness and fruitiness of the pineapple and mango contrast nicely with the jalapeño and spices.

My recipe for 7 Layer Taco Dip brings together 9 simple ingredients to create 7 delicious layers of taco goodness. The only steps to prepare the dip are mixing sour cream with taco seasoning, mashing avocado with some lime juice, some chopping, and assembly. The hardest part of making 7 layer taco dip is not eating it all yourself.

7 Layer Taco Dip

This incredibly easy to prepare dip tends to be the first thing eaten at parties.

Salads:

Best 4th of July Recipes

Shopska Salad

This salad is common in the Balkans, and I love how light and refreshing it is. It’s just the thing to make with fresh juicy tomatoes.

Best 4th of July Recipes

Couscous Salad with Pesto, Goat Cheese, and Veggies

This couscous salad is made with pearl couscous, fresh tomatoes, sugar snap peas, pesto, and goat cheese. You can eat it warm or chilled. You can serve it at a party – or make it for weekday lunches.

Best 4th of July Recipes

Elote Salad

This creamy, cheesy, and spicy salad made with fresh corn is a fun summertime vegetable side dish.

Best 4th of July Recipes

Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil, and Bacon Pasta Salad

Caprese salad comes together with pasta and bacon for a side dish everyone will love.

Mexican Corn Pasta Salad

Mexican Corn Pasta Salad

I am not into pasta salads made with mayonnaise. They are just so heavy. This salad uses ranch dressing instead of mayonnaise and it pairs wonderfully with the pasta, tomatoes, roasted bell peppers, lime juice, cheese, and fresh corn.

Main Courses:

Best 4th of July Recipes

Roast Beef Sandwich Sliders

These sandwich sliders are an easy way to feed a crowd. The combination of blue cheese, mustard, caramelized onions, spinach, and roast beef is spectacular.

Best 4th of July Recipes

Honey Sriracha Shrimp

This simple recipe for sweet and spicy shrimp is an easy recipe to add to your grill.

Easy Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Macaroni and Cheese

Is there anything more American than Mac & Cheese? I used boxed Mac & Cheese from Safe + Fair to create three fun variations of macaroni and cheese: sausage with peppers, chorizo jalapeño, and buffalo chicken with broccoli. The best part is that each recipe takes under 30 minutes to prepare!

Bacon Cheeseburger Tacos are made with cheeseburger wrapped in flour tortillas and topped with tomato, avocado, bacon, lettuce, pickles, grilled red onion, and a sriracha animal sauce. They are just as crazy delicious as you might imagine.

Bacon Cheeseburger Tacos

Instead of serving up burgers, serve bacon cheeseburger tacos. They are easier to eat than a typical burger (the toppings don’t come crashing down onto your plate when you take a bite) and you can add a variety of fun toppings – like sriracha animal sauce. I think that these tacos are one of the best 4th of July recipes because cheeseburgers are such an all-American summertime meal.

Desserts:

Best 4th of July Recipes

Mini Apple Pies

How cute are these mini apple pies?! They are easy to prepare and even easier to serve. They also make a beautiful display at a party.

Best 4th of July Recipes

Strawberry Vanilla Cupcakes with Lime Icing

Strawberries and lime give these cupcakes a fresh fruity flavor. If you want to be a little more patriotic you could garnish the cupcakes with strawberries and blueberries.

Bourbon Peach Pie via The Kittchen vertical

Bourbon Peach Pie

This peach pie gets extra richness from the bourbon and a drizzle of caramel sauce. I like to use cookie cutters to cut out star shapes and then I layer them to create the top of the pie crust. It looks great and makes the pie even more festive!

Do you have any favorite 4th of July recipes? I would love to hear about them in the comments!

The Best 4th of July Recipes

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