The best collection of Fourth of July Recipes, perfect for serving a crowd at your next summer barbecue, picnic, or potluck! We’ve gathered every recipe you’ll need for your next summer celebration!
I love the Fourth of July, but especially because I love watching Fireworks, and I love getting together with friends or family and eating delicious food!
But along with fireworks this holiday makes me think of parades, independence, red white and blue and barbecues! What is better than having a summer BBQ and celebrating a fantastic holiday and our country’s independence and watching fireworks when it gets dark? Nothing right?
This year to help you with your holiday meal planning, I’ve come up with over 50 Fourth of July, or summer, themed recipes for you to make!
I’ve include some delicious grilled main dishes, summer salads and sides, patriotic desserts, refreshing drinks, and more! Scroll on through the list and pick out a few tasty dishes to celebrate this wonderful holiday!
Barbecue Dinner Ideas:
We can’t forget our main dish at our Fourth of July Party or Barbecue. I want to grill all summer long, and here are some of my summer dinner favorites!
I love grilled meat and veggie kabobs! They’re bursting with flavor, and these ones are packed with juicy pork, pineapple and veggies!
These dogs are so delicious, a tasty combination of a chewy pretzel, wrapped around a juicy, and salty hot dog. Perfect for lunch or dinner!
This pork isn’t grilled, but it’s the easiest meal you can make for 4th of July! Almost no prep work, only a few ingredients, and it’s perfect for serving over sandwiches, nachos, salads, and more.
Beef Brisket // Hey Grill Hey
Smoked Brisket is a summer time classic, this meat practically melts in your mouth. It’s flavorful, tender, and so delicious.
These juicy and sweet cheeseburgers are covered in teriyaki sauce, topped with grilled onions, and pineapple. So fresh for a hot day!
This chicken is coated in a delicious marinade and is sure to be a hit. It’s grilled to perfection, and so good served over rice or quinoa.
These Western Bacon Cheeseburgers are one of my favorite burgers ever, I love the combination of the crispy onion rings, savory bacon, melty cheese, and tangy barbecue sauce all on a juicy grilled burger!
BBQ Chicken Wings // Simply Homecooked
These grilled bbq chicken wings are a classic appetizer or dinner, with an easy homemade bbq sauce, they’re simple, quick, and delicious!
Grilled Shrimp Kabobs // African Bites
These shrimp kabobs are marinated in a quick fresh dressing, and paired with fresh veggies, they’re the perfect grilled summer dinner!
If you want the flavor of bbq, but without the grill, this french bread pizza is the perfect easy dinner, ready in only 15 minutes!
Combining two favorites, these hot dogs are topped with nacho cheese, chili, shredded cheese, tortilla chips, and more!
Fall of the Bone Ribs // Tornadough Alli
These tender, and juicy barbecue ribs are a summer time favorite. They’re perfect for a barbecue dinner!
Ground Chicken Burgers // Salt and Lavender
The most juicy, and flavorful chicken burgers, you’ll have a quick burger recipe that everyone will love instead of the traditional.
Hawaiian Hot Dogs // Taste and Tell
These Hawaiian style hot dogs are topped with pineapple, and onions, for a delicious Hawaiian flavor!
A delicious lamb burger with the same great flavors of a gyro, topped with tzatziki, onions, tomato, and more!
Homemade Corn Dogs // Natasha’s Kitchen
These honey battered, hand dipped corn dogs are loved by kids and adults alike. They’re definitely a summer time favorite.
Huli Huli Chicken // Eazy Peazy Mealz
This huli huli chicken is the perfect sweet and savory chicken covered in a sticky sauce, it can be grilled, or baked, and is a definite family favorite!
Summer Side Dish Ideas:
We all need some delicious side dishes to serve at your Fourth of July barbecue. These options are perfect for bringing to a barbecue, potluck, or summer party.
Not wanting to spend a lot of active time on making your side dish? These Slow Cooker Baked Beans do take a few hours, but only because they’re cooking in your slow cooker. The barbequey molasses flavor of these beans is seriously perfection.
This delicious fresh summery berry salad is the perfect combination of mixed greens, fresh berries, and candied nuts, all coated in a poppy seed dressing. It’s perfect for the 4th, and even a little red, white and blue!
Grilled Corn // Well Plated
The perfect juicy, grilled corn topped with butter, salt and spices. This is a summer must make side dish!
The perfect side dish to enjoy all spring and summer long, it’s loaded with chicken, pasta, peppers, corn, black beans, and more!
Potato Salad // A Spicy Perspective
This classic potato salad is the ultimate summer side dish! It’s perfect paired with some grilled burgers, or other summer favorites.
A delicious, and colorful rainbow fruit salad coated in a simple honey lime glaze. It’s a great way to enjoy some fresh fruit this summer.
One of my favorite side dishes is Corn Bread. I love it topped with butter and dark corn syrup or honey, but it tastes great with your favorite barbeque food!!
A delicious addition of pasta to your favorite chicken Caesar salad. It’s refreshing, and tangy, and so delicious.
A creamy fruit salad that is so easy to make and so delicious!
This delicious broccoli salad is loaded with fresh ingredients, and topped with a creamy, and tangy sauce. It’s a favorite for potlucks and barbecues!
A delicious pasta salad, loaded with Mexican flavors, with seasoned ground beef, crunchy nacho chips, and a delicious creamy dressing!
This acini di pepe salad is a classic sweet side dish, it’s all coated in a creamy custard sauce. It’s practically a dessert, but you can serve it as a side, so win win.
This corn dip is just like a traditional grilled street corn, with a delicious combo of sweet corn, cotija cheese, and a creamy dressing. It’s perfect eaten by the spoonful or with chips!
Panzanella Salad // Once upon a Chef
Crispy bread pieces, juicy tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers – this is a great light dinner, or easy side!
Summer Drink Ideas:
We need all need some refreshing drinks to cool down with on a hot summer day. Perfect for enjoying at a summer party or barbecue!
The perfect homemade lemonade, it’s only 3 ingredients, and is so easy to make!
This strawberry lemonade is just the right amount of sweetness and is the perfect summery drink!
Italian Sodas are such a fun drink, so refreshing, and colorful! They’re great for parties because everyone can customize their own drink flavors.
Rosemary added to lemonade seems like a strange combination, but this Rosemary Lemonade is seriously delicious. Sweet lemonade with just a slight tint of rosemary.
Layered drinks are a really fun way to add color to any dinner party. This Fourth of July Layered Drink is perfect to celebrate the holiday and it tastes great!
This drink is such a fun pink color, and it’s so delicious and refreshing. It’s the perfect cold drink for a hot day!
The perfect refreshing and flavorful drink, this raspberry lemonade is so quenching and tasty!
Watermelon Mint Spritzer // The Wooden Skillet
This fun, refreshing mocktail is the perfect summer drink!
Strawberry Lime Popsicle Spritzer // Mama Loves Food
This is the perfect afternoon refreshment! What a fun bubbly drink, with an actual popsicle in it!
Fourth of July Dessert Ideas
And the best part, Fourth of July Dessert ideas. I love all of the fun, beautiful, and patriotic desserts for a good Fourth of July celebration.
These cookies are like your favorite chocolate chip cookie with a patriotic twist, filled with red, white, and blue m&ms, white chocolate chips, and sprinkles!
Chocolate covered strawberries are one of my favorite simple desserts. But these Red White and Blue Strawberries take it to the next level. Strawberries dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles to make them so festive!
American Flag Pie // House of Nash Eats
This beautiful American Flag Pie is the perfect patriotic dessert. Using both blueberry and cherry pie fillings, to make the perfect stars and stripes pie.
No Bake Cheesecake is a great no bake, no heat option for keeping your kitchen (and you) cool all summer long. It’s perfect for a summer barbecue!
These Jello Cups are another great way to celebrate! The cups are a little time consuming, but the result is a fun and delicious treat everyone will love.
Pie doesn’t need to only be enjoyed for Thanksgiving, it’s perfect for Independence Day too! This Berry Custard pie is a delicious dessert idea, and the berries even make it a little red, white, and blue too.
Firecracker Cupcakes // Princess Pinky Girl
These fun red, white, and blue cupcakes are the perfect way to celebrate Fourth of July this summer!
These pretzel sparklers are especially fun for kids, but adults will love these white chocolate dipped pretzel rods too. Who doesn’t love a good sweet and salty combo?
Who doesn’t love a good sugar cookie? But decorate your favorite sugar cookies with frosting and poprocks and make them into Fire Cracker Cookies and you’ve got the ultimate Fourth of July dessert! You will love the crackle and pop in your mouth!
This fun jello poke cake is a beautiful white cake full of blue jello, and topped with fresh whipped cream, and berries. It’s the perfect summer dessert!
This red, white, and blue trifle is loaded with layers of fresh strawberries, blueberries, angel food cake, pudding, and whipped cream. It’s such a beautiful patriotic dessert!
This beautiful sheet cake is decorated to look like an American flag topped with buttercream, and fresh berries. It’s perfect for celebrating Fourth of July!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Cake // My Baking Addiction
A giant chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich cake is the perfect dessert for a crowd! It’s a great option for a Fourth of July cookout, or summer BBQ!
These mini cheesecakes are layered with red, white, and blue cheesecake, and topped with whipped cream and fresh berries.