40 Festive 4th of July Recipes for a Crowd

June 23, 2023

It’s almost the 4th of July! That time of year when all you can think about is grilling out and enjoying the summer sun! Whether you’re excited to cook up some tasty burgers or relax by the pool with a dye free red, white and blue popsicle, I’ve got you covered with some of my favorite festive 4th of July recipes and more below. Get ready to have the BEST 4th ever!

Fourth of July Appetizers

Pin 4th of July Fruit Wands These are delicious and double as a fun activity for kids! Cut out star shaped watermelon, grab some blueberries and let your kids create their own fruit wand! View RecipePin American Flag Toast Even 4th of July breakfast can be festive with this American Flag Toast that is so so cute! These also make a great appetizer (especially for the kids). View RecipePin Watermelon Fries My kids love when I slice up a watermelon into “fries”! Add these to a charcuterie board or eat them on their own! View RecipePin Tomato Bruschetta Bruschetta is a staple at any gathering I have because it’s so delicious. The flavor combo is out of this world! View RecipePin Watermelon Star Bites These couldn’t be easier to make and will add the festive 4th of July touch you’re looking for. I love any reason to whip out my cookie cutters! View RecipePin Peach and Ricotta Crostini Peach and Ricotta Crostini are the easiest summertime appetizer or snack you’ll ever make. Not to mention, they’re absolutely delicious! View RecipePin Nacho Scoopers Forget about a big platter of chips with gooey processed cheese on top and go for these individually stacked Nacho Scoopers. View RecipePin Guacamole Guacamole is a crowd-pleaser at any gathering! Whether you’re hosting a party or simply looking for a delicious snack, this creamy and flavorful dip is the perfect choice. View RecipePin Slow Cooker Queso Blanco Queso blanco in the slow cooker is the ultimate appetizer and simple to make. It’s cheesy, delicious and perfect for taco night, game day or anything in between! View Recipe

Fourth of July Mains

Pin Chicken, Peach & Bell Pepper Skewers These Chicken, Peach and Bell Pepper Skewers are marinated in a tangy, sweet marinade that is beyond delicious. They’re a perfect recipe for your summer BBQs! View RecipePin Southern Style Pork Tenderloin Southern Style Pork Tenderloin is smoky, sweet, and tangy all in one. Perfect for grilling! View RecipePin The Best Turkey Burger These classic Ground Turkey Burger’s are a family favorite and super simple to make. Not to mention super juicy, delicious and a secret ingredient for added nutrition.  View RecipePin Broiled Salmon with Summer Fruit Salad If burgers on the grill aren’t your thing, this simple salmon should definitely be on your menu. View RecipePin Guacamole Cheddar Burger View RecipePin Blue Corn Chip Crusted Fish Sticks with Red Pepper Coulis These fish sticks use naturally blue chips to make this dish super festive for your 4th of July get together!  View RecipePin Ultimate DIY Hot Dog Bar This DIY Hot Dog Bar is the best way to serve a crowd. Everyone gets to build their dog the way they like it! View RecipePin Slow-Cooked Green Chili Pork Tacos Slow Cooked Green Chili Pork Tacos are a mouthwatering dinner everyone will love. The best part is that it requires little to no effort to make them! View RecipePin Grilled Chicken, Vegetable and Avocado Salad There’s nothing better than a bed of crispy lettuce topped with grilled chicken, tons of grilled vegetables and sliced avocado and then drizzled with a zippy vinaigrette! View RecipePin Pretzel Fried Chicken Pretzel Fried Chicken is the crispiest and most tender fried chicken you’ll ever make! Crunchy pretzels coat the outside to give you the most satisfying crunch. View RecipePin Halibut Pesto Kabobs Halibut Pesto Kabobs are easily one of my favorite healthy recipes that everyone in our family enjoys! They’re simple to make, delicious and great for summer BBQs! View Recipe

Fourth of July Sides and Salads

Pin Summer Succotash Pasta Salad Want an easy weeknight dish that has the best of summer’s produce and tastes absolutely fresh and delicious? Try this Summer Succotash Pasta Salad. View RecipePin Avocado Cucumber Tomato Salad This Avocado Cucumber Tomato Salad is the perfect recipe to go along with your grilling this summer! View RecipePin Classic Macaroni and Cheese Cheesy goodness at a Fourth of July celebration is always a yes! This classic mac and cheese will disappear quick at your BBQ. View RecipePin Heirloom Tomato Salad Heirloom Tomato Salad is one of our go-to recipe when these bright beautiful tomatoes are in season. It’s fresh and delicious!  View RecipePin Summer Fruit and Mozzarella Salad Another gorgeous salad for your party! Grab a melon baller if you want these perfect spheres. I use mine all the time. View RecipePin Tomato Bread Salad When you’re looking for an easy dish that really impresses and just screams summer, try this Tomato Bread Salad! View RecipePin Summer Pasta Salad Another classic pasta salad. You can’t go wrong with this one! View RecipePin Golden Potato Gratin This Golden Potato Gratin is a fantastic dish to prepare for both adults and kids because although it looks quite fancy, it’s super easy to prepare. View RecipePin Summer Fruit Salad We can’t get enough of a simple summer fruit salad this time of year. It always makes it on the table at our Fourth of July hang! View Recipe

Fourth of July Desserts

Pin Red, White & Blue Pops Cool down on the 4th with these tasty red, white and blue popsicles! They’re super healthy and absolutely delicious! View RecipePin Red, White and Blue Parfaits Use your favorite granola and make red, white and blue parfaits for a simple and refreshing 4th of July dessert (or breakfast!). View RecipePin Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Brownie Bites These Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Brownie Bites are absolutely delectable and a perfect sweet treat to snack on while watching fireworks! View RecipePin Fourth of July Parfaits These parfaits are “heavenly” with their layers of angel food cake, fresh whipped cream and red and blue berries! View RecipePin Strawberry Lemon Hand Pies Making these for dessert is a no brainer. Fresh juicy strawberries in a bite-sized crispy pie crust? What could be better?  View RecipePin Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches How cute are these? Obviously, ice cream and cookies are the ultimate dessert combo so everyone will love these! View RecipePin Baked Nectarines with Honey Yogurt Sauce There’s nothing better than a juicy nectarine or peach on a hot summers day. These are baked and topped with a to die for Honey Yogurt Sauce.  View RecipePin Dairy Free Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Dairy Free Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream is filled with sweet, ripe cherries and rich chocolate! It’s so delicious, it’s hard to believe that it’s entirely dairy free. View Recipe

Fourth of July Drinks

Pin Fruity Mocktail These are a must at any Fourth of July get together. Feel free to make them boozy if you want! View RecipePin Watermelon Slushie This bright and beautiful Watermelon Slushie will blow your mind at first sip! It’s super refreshing, sweet and a bit tangy — the perfect summertime treat! View RecipePin Strawberry Lemonade This version of Strawberry Lemonade is made with agave instead of sugar and is the perfect mixture of sweet and tart. Cool down during these warm days coming up with a glass of this! View Recipe

I hope these festive Fourth of July Recipes give you tons of inspiration for fun and easy cooking projects you can do together!

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