50+ Easy 4th of July Recipes for an Ultimate Summer Party

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Celebrate Independence Day with delicious and easy 4th of July Party recipes that capture the essence of summer. From smoky, mouthwatering BBQ to refreshing salads, sweet treats, and thirst-quenching beverages, these party recipes have something for everyone that will make this year’s celebration unforgettable!

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So grab your apron, fire up the grill, and get ready to indulge in delicious dishes that pay tribute to the American spirit while igniting a spark of celebration with these simple recipes that embody the flavors of America!

American Flag Watermelon Feta Salad

It isn’t a recipe, it isn’t hard, and it’s my favorite starter and appetizer for the 4th of July!

You only need a platter or flat surface (even a sheet pan works). Make a bed of arugula, small greens, or herbs on the bottom of the platter.

Add layers of cubed watermelon and feta (I like to cube them in 1-inch cubes) and create a striped pattern (Just like the American flag). In the upper lefthand corner, add a square of fresh blueberries.

You can drizzle a small amount of balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze for added flavor.

Brunch Charcuterie Board with fruit, bagels, croissants, fruit, and cheese

Easy Brunch Charcuterie Board

Enjoy a European-style Brunch Charcuterie Board that's incredibly easy to put together. Minutes in the making, filled with delicious brunch sweet and savory options, it's a 5-minute cheese board everyone will love.

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10 Minute Greek Salad

Greek Salad is the perfect spring and summer side dish, made in about 10 minutes, and is packed with Mediterranean flavor, healthy vegetables, and salty, briny feta cheese. And… it only requires about 6 ingredients plus a homemade Greek salad dressing.

Pasta Salad in a White Bowl with salami and vegetables.

Summer Pasta Salad with Feta and Italian Dressing

This Easy Summer Pasta Salad recipe is a must for summer picnics, potlucks, and gatherings. It is also the perfect make-ahead pasta salad for your 4th of July celebrations! This Mediterranean-inspired recipe is a family favorite with salami, peppers, broccoli, zesty Italian dressing, and feta cheese.

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Easy Greek Orzo Salad

Greek Orzo Salad is a delicious, colorful salad filled with Mediterranean ingredients like feta, olives, cucumber, and herbs, tossed in a delicious and easy vinaigrette.

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Macaroni Salad: Simple and Classic Recipe

Macaroni Salad is a classic and delicious pasta salad recipe every summer cookout, BBQ, potluck, and picnic deserves! It’s incredibly simple to make and filled with fresh vegetables and macaroni tossed in a tangy, slightly sweet, and creamy homemade dressing.

Boston Baked Beans Recipe: A quick classic you’ll love

This Boston Baked Beans recipe is a classic side dish perfect for BBQs, picnics, holidays, and gatherings. Unlike traditional recipes, this is an easier, quicker, and even healthier version of this summer favorite. Smokey sweet and delicious!

Closeup view of a bowl of German Potato Salad with mult color baby potatoes

Simple German Potato Salad

This German Potato Salad is a simple hot potato salad recipe with fork-tender potatoes, savory bacon, and fresh parsley tossed in a delicious tangy dressing you will love.

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Easy Patriotic Recipes Celebrating the Red White and Blue

With summer quickly approaching, it’s time for Easy Patriotic Recipes Celebrating the Red White and Blue. These ideas are amazingly fun, simple… and easy. Perfect for Memorial Day, Fourth of July or Labor Day! Festive Patriotic Recipes in Red White and Blue When summer rolls around, the sun shines and temperatures soar, you know the 4th of

Grilled Vegetables with Burrata Cheese on a serving platter.

Easy Grilled Vegetables with Burrata Cheese Platter

Easy Grilled Vegetables with Burrata is a centerpiece of summer grilling. With a simple balsamic glaze drizzled over delicious and slightly charred vegetables, it's a feast for the eyes and the palate.

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Feta and Toasted Pecans

Welcoming spring and summer with this fresh and easy Strawberry Spinach Salad with feta and toasted pecans is the best rite of passage I can think of. Fresh, sweet strawberries, crunchy pecans, and savory feta, drizzled with a sweet poppy seed dressing; it’s the taste of sunny days in every bite.  And when that elusive

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Easy Instant Pot Potato Salad

Summer isn’t summer without potato salad. But it can be time-consuming. This Instant Pot Potato Salad is so incredibly easy and time-saving, you will find yourself making it more than once this summer, guaranteed! And yummy? Absolutely!

Easy Mexican Street Corn Dip

Mexican Street Corn Dip is a quick and easy party appetizer incorporating all the flavors of street corn into a delectable dip oozing with flavors of sweet corn, the smokey heat of warm spices, and the creaminess of melting cheese. It’s summer party food, any time of the year!

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Smokey Instant Pot Baked Beans

Smokey Instant Pot Baked Beans recipe is the perfect side for summer BBQs or game time food. And cook in a fraction of the time. Smokey, sweet, and tender beans cooked with bacon and pure maple syrup.

Closeup view of Mediterranean Couscous Salad with Smoked Salmon on a blue and white striped linen

Mediterranean Couscous Salad with Smoked Salmon

Mediterranean Couscous Salad is a light and healthy summer salad, lightly dressed in olive oil, and topped with incredibly delicious smoked salmon.

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How to Make Smoked Pork Ribs in the Smoker

These are the drive-across-town-to-get, almost addictive, divinely delicious smoked pork ribs we adore. But guess what? You don’t have to drive across town. Because… they are incredibly easy to make at home. And here’s how:

Top view chicken souvlaki skewers on a white platter with pita bread

Easy Mediterranean Greek Chicken Souvlaki

If you love Greek street food, this Mediterranean Greek Chicken Souvlaki recipe is for you. Tender, juicy grilled chicken wrapped in warm pitas is an incredibly simple, delicious, and authentic dish to make at home.

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Easy Grilled Chicken Marinade

This easy Grilled Chicken Marinade is so incredibly delicious. It’s filled with savory herbs, sweet with honey, and citrusy with lemon flavors. It’s a marinade you’re going to love for the grilling season. Bonus… the marinade helps keep the chicken moist and tender. Just as we love it!

Grilled Sausage with Peppers, Onions and Herbs shown close up on the grill.

Grilled Sausage with Peppers, Onions and Herbs

This simple recipe for Grilled Sausage with Peppers, Onions and Herbs yields delicious, juicy sausages and tender, charred onions perfect for grilling season! Served either stuffed into a fluffy bun or overcooked rice, grilled sausages with onions are the ultimate Game Day treat!

Grilled and Tender Foil-Wrapped Baby Back Ribs close up.

Grilled and Tender Foil Wrapped Baby Back Ribs

Learn how to make deliciously Tender and Juicy Foil Wrapped Baby Back Ribs on the grill this summer! It’s grilling season and nothing says BBQ quite like a fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs made with a homemade dry rub and a mouthwatering basting sauce.

As fireworks light up the night sky, gather your friends and family for a patriotic feast bursting with flavors and textures that capture the essence of summer. May this Independence Day be a memorable and unforgettable day as we celebrate all that’s good in America!

Have a beautiful and fun weekend!


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