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
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 .
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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 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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I LOVE all the details!! The table cloth is fantastic! I have never had purple potatoes before! I’m definitely going to have to try them (and your recipe) very soon!!! Also, that chicken looks so good!! #client
Wow – lots of fun ideas here! I need to do something fun like this for the 4th of July!
Such a fun post, so looking forward to the 4th now! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Love these ideas… Looks like a fab party!
How about a recipe for that Avocado coleslaw? ?
We will be sharing that soon!
Fun, and pretty 4th of July ideas!
Love the cupcakes in a jar! Totally making those this year – thanks!
Hope you like them as much as we did!
Happy Independence Day to you! Thank you for sharing your fabulous 4th of July ideas with us at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy! We’re thrilled to announce that you are “In The Spotlight” as our Friend Of The Week at this week’s Party – # 179 – look forward to seeing you there! 🙂
Thanks so much! We love linking up to you every week.