4th of July Party Recipes

4th of July recipes.

Having trouble figuring out what to make or to bring to your Independence Day parties? Look no further than this list of simple and delicious 4th of July Recipes!


Over 40 easy and tasty 4th of July recipes for any gathering! Whether you are hosting a big cookout or you were asked to bring a side dish, there is something for everyone here. I’ve included drinks, appetizers, side dishes, desserts and of course the main meals! They are all simple to throw together but are still sure to impress!

collage of recipes to make for the 4th of July.


Just click on any image or the link below the image to take you to the recipe! Also, if grilling is your thing, be sure to check out all my grilling recipes HERE! I hope you and your family and friends love these 4th of July recipes as much as we do! Happy Independence Day!

The Best Homemade Lemonade

This Fresh-Squeezed Homemade Lemonade has a secret ingredient that really kicks up the lemon flavor. It is the best ever lemonade recipe!

Rum Punch

This tropical, fruity Rum Punch is the perfect party drink to whip up and have on hand, that's ready in only 5 minutes.

Ocean Water Punch

Ocean Water Punch only has a couple of ingredients but is perfect for all your summer parties, Memorial Day and 4th of July gatherings!.

Sparkling Strawberry Punch (+Video)

Sparkling Strawberry Punch is a delicious non-alcoholic punch drink recipe. Or add in a bit of rum for a more "adult" drink!

Fiesta Pinwheels (+Video)

These Fiesta Pinwheels are so simple! Made with flour tortillas, cream cheese, salsa, sour cream and of course, shredded cheese!

Cheddar Bacon Celery Sticks (+Video)

A fun and easy snack or appetizer for young and old alike, these Cheddar Bacon Celery Sticks are so unbelievably delicious and whip up in no time!

Pineapple Cheeseball (+Video)

This Pineapple Cheeseball is always a hit at parties. Crushed pineapple, cream cheese, green pepper, shallot and chopped pecans!

Jalapeño Popper Cheeseball (+Video)

This creamy Jalapeño Popper Cheeseball has a fun texture combo from the shredded cheese, bacon crumbles and green onions and is always a hit! 

The Best Deviled Eggs (+Video)

These classic, best ever deviled eggs are a must serve every holiday or cookout. Plus, an easy tip and shortcut for perfect hard-boiled eggs every time!

Frito Corn Salad (+Video)

This Frito Corn Salad is a unique appetizer that combines corn kernels, cheese, taco seasoning, Fritos, green peppers and red onion. So good!

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Super easy, quick and delicious, this Grilled Corn on the Cob recipe is a tasty side dish that goes with so many meals. Dress it up or down, grilled corn is always a hit!

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad is creamy, cheesy with a hint of crunch. It has a delicious dill pickle flavor that makes it stand apart from other pasta salads. Plus, it's ready in just about 20 minutes!

BLT Macaroni Salad (+Video)

Corkscrew pasta with a creamy dressing and full of crunchy bacon, lettuce and tomato. The perfect BLT Macaroni Salad recipe! 

Cornbread Salad (+Video)

This layered Cake Pan Cornbread Salad has layers of cornbread, bbq ranch dressing, beans, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and green onion!

Carrot Salad (+Video)

This classic Carrot Salad recipe is just like the one at Chick-fil-A. Freshly grated carrots, raisins, pineapple tidbits and dressing!

Spaghetti Salad (+Video)

This summer Spaghetti Salad recipe is a classic and is full of veggies, cheese, seasoning and tossed with a yummy Italian dressing. Always a hit!

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad (+Video)

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad is unlike any other pasta salad! Macaroni noodles in a sweet and sour creamy dressing with shredded carrots!

The Best Macaroni Salad (+Video)

The Best Macaroni Salad recipe starts with macaroni noodles, peppers, onions and radishes and is mixed with a secret-ingredient creamy dressing!

Patriotic Jell-O Marshmallows (+Video)

Patriotic Jell-O Marshmallows are the perfect 4th of July (easy!) treat that kids and adults will have a blast making and eating!

Lemonade Pie (+Video)

Enjoy a slice of homemade Lemonade Pie for a refreshing and slightly tart dessert. A no bake pie made with just a few ingredients and minimal effort!

Grilled Peaches

A tasty, beautiful and refreshing dessert, these Grilled Peaches get sweeter on the grill and are a perfect treat in the summer!

The Best Banana Pudding (+Video)

This Banana Pudding is a no-cook pudding recipe made with sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese and pudding, fresh bananas and Nilla wafers!

Walking Banana Pudding (+Video)

This Walking Banana Pudding is a crazy fun, easy and tasty treat that whips up in minutes with only 5 simple ingredients!

Walking Strawberry Pretzel Salad (+Video)

When it comes to easy, fun and unique treats, this Walking Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a hand-held version of the classic potluck dessert!

Walking Strawberry Cheesecake

This Walking Strawberry Cheesecake has all the fun flavor of one of your favorite desserts – but in handheld form! Perfect for parties, a quick treat or just for fun!

Walking S’mores (+Video)

A fun handheld treat, these Walking S'mores are family friendly and come together in no time. A fun twist on classic s'mores without the campfire!

Patriotic Homemade Funfetti Cake

This Patriotic Homemade Funfetti Cake is a delicious homemade cake studded with sprinkles, topped with a tasty buttercream and then more sprinkles! A fun recipe for the 4th of July!

Red, White and Blue Pinwheel Cookies

A fun, colorful, layered cookie, these homemade Red, White and Blue Pinwheel Cookies are chewy, crispy and fun for everyone!

4th of July Waffle Cones

A super easy kid-friendly treat, these 4th of July Waffle Cones are a fun and tasty way to cool off this summer and celebrate Independence Day!

Beach Party Cupcakes

Fun, beach themed cupcakes with cute Teddy Grahams in a life raft on top!

Crock Pot Pulled Pork (+Video)

Crock Pot Pulled Pork uses a special rub and soda to make it come out super tender and flavorful! Delicious in sandwiches!

Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs

These Grilled BBQ Chicken Thighs are seasoned and grilled to perfection! Using an affordable cut of chicken, this is a quick and easy recipe that will have everyone begging for more!

The Best Crock Pot Ribs (+Video)

These Crock Pot BBQ Ribs come out so tender with the an amazing BBQ glaze. No smoker needed! Lip-smacking good and so easy!

Grilled Bacon Cheeseburgers with Coca Cola Onions

Take your classic burger up a notch with these Grilled Bacon Cheeseburgers with Coca Cola Onions. Immense flavor in the burgers, with the addition of the caramelized onions, these will be the hit of your next cookout.

Grilled Baby Back Ribs (+Video)

How to easily gas grill the best baby back ribs. Includes a deliciously easy pork rub seasoning and a simple glaze. No special tools needed for delicious grilled ribs!

Air Fryer Ribs

Enjoy some tender ribs without the fuss with this simple Air Fryer Ribs recipe.

The Best Grilled Chicken Marinade (+Video)

This really is the best grilled chicken marinade! It's easy to prepare and makes any chicken taste like restaurant-quality chicken. So good!

Grilled Hot Dog and Potato Packets

These Campfire Hot Dog Potato Packets are perfect for grilling! Hot dogs, diced potatoes, cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce and seasonings cooked in foil!

Hot Dog Burnt Ends

Sweet, savory and so tender, these Hot Dog Burnt Ends are always devoured!

Mini Homemade Corn Dogs

These Mini Homemade Corn Dogs are perfectly crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. A fun lunch or dinner for kids and the whole family alike!

Homemade Steakburgers

This recipe for Homemade Steakburger tastes just like a Steak and Shake or Freddy's hamburger. No meat grinder needed!

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