Easy 4th of July Recipes including main dishes, summer sides, and delicious desserts. Simple recipes that will make you a hit at this year’s 4th of July party!

Easy 4th of July recipes including 4th of July dips, main dishes, grilling recipes, side dishes, desserts, and drinks.

Easy 4th of July Recipes

Today I’m sharing some of the BEST 4th of July recipes for your upcoming parties. As much as like having people over sometimes I get overwhelmed with all of the preparation that goes into hosting a bunch of people and I know you guys get it.

So, today I wanted to share a few simple 4th of July food ideas that are quick and easy…but still make you look like an amazing host! You know me I’m all about the least amount of effort for the most reward ;).

4th of July Dips

It wouldn’t be a party without chips and dip! These 4th of July dip recipes include hot and cold dips. All can be made ahead of time, and for the hot dips all you have to do is pop them in the oven before guests arrive.

Summer Fruit Salsa
Blueberries, apples, and strawberries make up this light and fresh summer fruit salsa. It is perfect side dish or dessert recipe for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day cookouts .
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red pepper slice with Creamy Jalapeno Corn Dip on it
Creamy Jalapeño Corn Dip
Creamy jalapeno corn dip is the perfect cold dip for summer parties. Make it ahead of time and bring this side to your next barbecue, picnic or potluck!
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This decadent Mississippi Sin dip is an easy appetizer made with cheese and ham mixed together and baked inside a loaf of French bread until it is ooey gooey. The perfect game day appetizer or holiday party appetizer!
Mississippi Sin Dip
This decadent Mississippi Sin dip is an easy appetizer made with cheese and ham mixed together and baked inside a loaf of French bread until it is ooey gooey.
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make ahead 7 Layer Dip in glass dish
Mexican 7 Layer Dip
Mexican 7 Layer Dip is an easy dip to make for parties. Layers Tex-Mex flavors come together in to make a simple cold dip to serve with tortilla chips.
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a black bowl of Avocado Hummus
Avocado Hummus
Avocado Hummus is a delicious blend of chickpeas and fresh avocado that makes a healthy, gluten-free dip that is perfect for parties or just an afternoon snack.
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Whipped Ricotta and Tomato Dip in a bowl on a vegetable platter
Whipped Ricotta Dip with Tomatoes
This Whipped Ricotta Dip blends ricotta and goat cheese with fresh summer tomatoes for a light appetizer recipe that everyone will enjoy.
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4th of July Main Dish

Every 4th of July party requires something cooked on the grill. Am I right? These easy 4th of July grilling recipes include grilled steak, shrimp, lamb, chicken, and pork! Make one or make two or three, I promise they will all be gone at the end of the day.

easy potluck Steak Fajita Pasta Salad
Steak Fajita Pasta Salad
Perfectly cooked fajita steak and vegetables tossed with pasta and topped with a glorious dressing that brings all of the flavors of this Fajita Pasta Salad together.
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juicy tender Chimichurri Steak
Chimichurri Steak
Chimichurri Steak is delicious combination of grilled flank steak and simple chimichurri sauce. It is a great summer grilling recipe for family dinners.
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Chipotle Dry Rub Ribs
A simple dry rub recipe for awesome ribs!
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quick and easy Citrus Marinated Grilled Shrimp
Citrus Marinated Grilled Shrimp
This Citrus Marinated Grilled Shrimp is an easy grilled shrimp kabob recipe marinated in fresh citrus and herbs, and grilled on an outdoor grill for a smokey flavor.
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sliced grilled skirt steak, sweets peppers and limes
7UP Marinade Skirt Steak
7UP Marinade is an easy way to add flavor to your skirt steak. Marinate your steak for a few hours in 7UP Marinade and then toss it on the grill for perfectly tender grill skirt steak every time!
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Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Skewers | These easy grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Skewers make an amazing summer dinner recipe. Grilled pineapple, peppers, onions, and chicken are glazed with a sweet and salty homemade teriyaki sauce for a summer grill recipe the whole family will love.
Grilled Teriyaki Chicken and Pineapple
Grilled teriyaki chicken and pineapple skewers are easy to assemble and throw on the grill just about any night of the week. These tasty skewers have a sweet and savory flavor that you're going to love!
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2 Grilled Lamb Chops in a Curry Marinade on top of brown rice
Tandoori Grilled Lamb Chops
These Tandoori Grilled Lamb Chops are an easy summer grilling recipe that is full of rich, deep, Indian-inspired flavors. 

4th of July Sides

I think the sides may be my favorite part of any potluck and these 4th of July sides are perfect for taking with you to a party. All of these are make ahead side dishes and with the exception of the baked beans they are all served cold so there is plenty of time to party!

Ramen Noodle Salad in a bowl
Ramen Noodle Salad
Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad is an easy recipe for summer parties and potlucks. This simple side dish is made with crunchy noodles, fresh veggies, and a delicious dressing that brings all the flavors together.
Three Bean salad made with green beans, wax beans, and kidney beans in a black bowl.
Easy Three Bean Salad
Three Bean Salad is a classic summer potluck recipe made with green beans, wax beans, and kidney beans tossed in a sweet and sour dressing.
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how to make the best Instant Pot Baked Beans
Instant Pot Boston Baked Beans
Instant Pot Boston Baked Beans are made with dried beans, no soaking required, and cooked in a sweet sauce, made with molasses, and salt pork, for that traditional Boston baked bean flavor you love!
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how to make sour cream potato salad
Sour Cream Potato Salad
Creamy, crunchy, Sour Cream Potato Salad will add a little flavor to all of your summer potlucks! This easy red potato salad is the perfect side dish for picnics and BBQs.
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Classic Macaroni Salad in a bowl
Classic Macaroni Salad
Classic Macaroni Salad is an easy side dish for potlucks, summer parties, or Easter dinner! Elbow macaroni, veggies, and a creamy tangy sauce make this cold pasta salad perfect for feeding a crowd.
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glass bowl of Greek Spaghetti Salad
Greek Spaghetti Salad
Greek Spaghetti Salad is an easy summer pasta salad recipe that comes together really quick. It is loaded with roasted red peppers, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese, topped with a homemade Greek vinaigrette. It’s my latest obsession!
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4th of July Desserts

Everybody loves dessert! These delicious 4th of July desserts include lots of fresh strawberries and blueberries, tart lemon desserts, and no bake dessert recipes. Make a couple and watch them disappear!

Red, White & Blue Fruit Pizza July 4th dessert
Red White and Blue Fruit Pizza
This Red White and Blue Fruit Pizza is an easy fruit pizza recipe for 4th of July parties! Fresh fruit, sweet cream cheese frosting, and a soft cookie make this the perfect summer dessert.
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No Bake Red White and Blue Cake | This easy no bake red white and blue cake is a 4th of July dessert recipe that you don’t want to miss. This no bake cake recipe is filled with whipped cream and fresh summer berries for a summer dessert recipe that everyone will love. Make this as a Memorial Day dessert recipe or Labor Day dessert recipe too.
No Bake Red White and Blue Cake
Three layers of pound cake topped with whipped topping, and lots and lots of fresh berries makes this No Bake Red White and Blue Cake perfect for summer!
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Red, White, and Blue Zinger Cake | This patriotic cake is the BEST 4th of July dessert recipe, Memorial Day dessert recipe, or Labor Day dessert recipe. This easy Red, White, and Blue Zinger cake is covered in shredded coconut and filled with a marshmallow cream to make a beautiful red, white, and blue dessert for the 4th of July!
Red White and Blue Zinger Cake
This beautiful Red White and Blue Zinger Cake makes an amazing 4th of July dessert!
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cupcakes in a jar with fresh fruit and whipped cream
4th of July Cupcakes in a Jar
These 4th of July cupcakes are always a hit!  Strawberries, blueberries, whipped cream, and cake make these cupcakes in a jar a delicious addition to any summer celebration!
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Lemon Icebox Pie slice on a plate with fork laying on it
Lemon Icebox Pie
A creamy lemon filling baked into a graham cracker crust and topped with some fresh whipped cream make this Lemon Icebox Pie is one of the best summer pies you’ll ever make!
Sour Cream Pound Cake with fresh strawberries in the center
Sour Cream Pound Cake
This sweet, buttery Sour Cream Pound Cake is an easy cake recipe made with simple ingredients. Serve it with fresh fruit as a simple summer dessert.
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slice of Frozen Strawberry Pie on a black plate with fresh strawberries on top
No-Bake Strawberry Pie
This no-bake Strawberry Pie is made with a graham cracker crust, strawberries, and creamy strawberry yogurt then frozen into a delicious summer dessert.
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Lemon Tart
This delicious 7UP Lemon Tart is an easy summer dessert recipe with a sweet and tart 7UP lemon filling and a graham cracker crust. It is the perfect recipe for summer parties!
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4th of July Drinks

You need something to wash all of that food down with! We have 4th of July drink recipes that are alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Make a pitcher or two to keep your guests cool!

Top down view of Blood Orange Mojito
Blood Orange Mojito
Blood oranges and a little mint make this Blood Orange Mojito beautiful and delicious.
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Strawberry mojito mocktail in a mason jar with limes and strawberries.
Strawberry Mojito Mocktail – Infused Sparkling Water
A light and refreshing summer drink, this strawberry mojito mocktail is made with lime sparkling water and fresh herbs and berries.
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Green Goddess Hard Lemonade | This adult lemonade recipe is an easy summer cocktail recipe that everyone will love. Green Goddess Hard Lemonade mixes fresh lemonade with fruits and vegetables for a summer drink recipe you won’t forget.
Green Goddess Hard Lemonade
Green Goddess Hard Lemonade is a simple summer cocktail recipe that takes lemonade to a whole new level!
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Frozen Watermelon Cocktail in a glass
Frozen Watermelon Cocktail
This Frozen Watermelon Cocktail combines summer fruit with a bubbly sparkling wine for a fun take on a summer bellini.
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That’s all of our favorite 4th of July recipes for your summer celebration. I hope you and your family have an amazing 4th of July !