Easy 4th of July Cookout Recipes and Ideas

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If you’re hosting or attending a 4th of July cookout, we’ve gathered some easy recipes and inspiring ideas you’ll want to see!

4th of July Cookout Inspirations

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See our 4th of July Summer Patriotic Porch ideas for more porch inspirations.

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4th of July Cookout Serving Ideas

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It doesn’t get much more simple than this serving of easy to prepare fruit from BHG.

Decorative Utensil Jars

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“Don’t bother setting silverware—guests can grab what they need from these adorable, no-fuss serving buckets. Simply decorate containers, like empty oatmeal canisters, by wrapping them with festive paper and securing with tape. Add an adhesive chalkboard label to send a fun message.”

Celebrate with Snacks

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Wrap craft paper around tin cans for a fun way to serve snacks. Speaking of snacks, amp up your standard onion dip with creamy ricotta, as seen in the bowl on the left.
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4th of July Cookout Recipes

Grilled Chicken with Quick Barbecue Sauce

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“Commercial barbecue sauce often contains gluten. This sweet-spicy version, however, is a delicious alternative that will inspire friends to come back for more.”
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Bobby Flay’s Perfect Burger

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“This is Bobby’s standard, go-to burger how-to. Perfectly melted cheese and toasted burger buns are of the utmost importance.”
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Grilled Hotdogs with Fixin’s

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“Take your cookout to the next level by topping the summer staple with one of these unexpected ideas.”
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BBQ Brisket Sandwiches with Quick Slaw

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“Traditional Southern fare doesn’t get any more delicious than hearty barbecue brisket on a bun, topped with a tangy cabbage slaw.”
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Cobb Style Hot Dog

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“Our favorite salad fixings paired with a 4th of July favorite? Yes, please! These Cobb-style hot dogs are grilled to perfection, then loaded with avocado, tomatoes, lettuce, bacon, and creamy buttermilk dressing.”
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Old Bay Shrimp

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“Those 18 herbs and spices in Old Bay make this five-minute dish taste ah-mazing.”
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Green Bean Salad

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This colorful salad will brighten up any 4th of July table!
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Summer Easy Pasta Salad with Shredded Carrots

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I can’t remember when we’ve had a 4th of July cookout without this favorite, super easy pasta salad!
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Parmesan Garlic Grilled Corn

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“An outdoor summer feast is never complete without corn. This year, switch up your standard seasoning to one everybody will ask about.”
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Color Packed Potato Salad

 

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“Gorgeous, tangy, delicious and healthy, this salad brings everything you love to the table.”
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Cayenne Grilled Eggplant with Fresh Tomato Salad

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Brighten up the cookout with these colorful grilled veggies!
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Charred Corn Salad

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“A sprinkling of red onion and a red chili give this smoky corn side some serious bite.”
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Strawberry Galette

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This Strawberry Galette is deceptively simple and incredibly delicious. A perfect 4th of July dessert!
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Easy S’mores Bars

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“These s’mores bars are the easiest, most quintessentially summer desserts you can make. Without a campfire, and a mere 6 minutes in the oven.”
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Little Strawberry Pies

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As charming as they are tasty, Little Strawberry Pies conclude the party on a sweetly spectacular note.
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Berry Hand Pies

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“These little cuties are so good and extremely simple. This is a perfect dessert to celebrate Summer and the Fourth of July.”
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Mini Stars Berry Pies

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“Top these tiny desserts—filled with raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries—with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream.”
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Blueberry Crostata

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Do you need an easy, easy 4th of July dessert? This Summer Fresh Blueberry Crostata is one of the simplest “pies” you’ll ever make.
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Red, White, and Blue Summer Berry Yogurt Mousse

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With 3 simple ingredients… this Red, White, and Blue Summer Berry Mousse is a lighter, and even healthier option for 4th of July treats.
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Berry Coconut Yogurt Popsicles

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“We’re celebrating our Independence Day with these super-refreshing, creamy, and delicious Berry Coconut Yogurt Popsicles. But in light of their red, white, and blue colors, why don’t we simply call them Patriotic Fruit Popsicles to make it easy?”
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Watermelon Mint Popsicles

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There’s nothing quite like Watermelon Mint Popsicles on a hot, summer 4th of July day. It’s an easy, 2-3 ingredient, simple and refreshing treat.
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Red, White, and Blueberry Shortcakes

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“Red White and Blueberry Shortcakes with a (slightly) healthier whipped cream are perfect little desserts to celebrate patriotic summer celebrations, from 4th of July, to Memorial Day and Labor Day!”
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Lemon Bars

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“Lemon desserts are a cool, refreshing end to any summer meal—and these yummy lemon bars couldn’t be easier. The prep time is less than 30 minutes, and the yield is more than 35 bars. Add this tart treat to your rotation of 4th of July dessert recipes and win the holiday.”
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Old-Fashioned Lemonade

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“Take a break from the July heat with a tall glass of fruit-filled lemonade.”
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Fruit Infused Water

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“For an infusion of some of the season’s best indulgences, steep handfuls of sliced strawberries, cucumber, and basil in spring water for at least an hour. Serve over ice for a thirst-quencher worth sipping throughout the afternoon.”

Watermelon Berry Limeade

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“We all love cooling off with a juicy slice of watermelon, so we turned this favorite summer fruit into a refreshing drink! Blend in strawberries and coconut water to really make this summer drink sparkle.”
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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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