Get 15 of the BEST 4th of July Recipes in one place! Delicious and easy to recipes that are perfect for celebrating Independence Day with family and loved ones.
The 4th of July is a great time to get together with friends and loved ones to celebrate. It is the quintessential summer party that screams fun and relaxation. This 4th of July BBQ menu is easy full of easy make-ahead recipes so you can get out and spend time with your guests.
Be sure to check out these fan-favorite recipes that are perfect for sharing. With a little bit of prep, you can have a truly stress-free and fun celebration with family and friends. So fire up that grill and enjoy our country’s Independence Day!
I’ve got you covered with all of the recipes you’ll need from appetizers to grilling to desserts. And don’t forget the sides! Read on to see how delicious and easy these recipes are.
Keep your appetizers simple for your 4th of July BBQ. I like to serve chips and salsa, veggies and hummus, bean dip, or this delicious Caramelized Onion Dip that you make a day in advance. Slow cooking the onions brings out their sweetness and makes this dip extra special.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love this creamy and satisfying bean dip. Make the entire recipe ahead and heat up right before serving. It’s great served with tortilla chips and salsa.
Guests will go crazy for this delicious Buffalo Chicken Dip! And the best part is that it is entirely made in the slow cooker. So you can save space and the hassle of turning on an oven.
Just five ingredients to make this delicious and simple Pesto Pasta Salad. This is a great dish to serve at a barbecue because it’s delicious chilled or room temperature. Plus, you can make it a day in advance.
BROCCOLI SALAD WITH DRIED CRANBERRIES
This crunchy and easy-to-make broccoli salad is lightened up with tangy greek yogurt. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your 4th of July barbecue feast!
There is nothing more classic than potato salad at a barbecue. This one is an all time favorite and is super easy to make. Plus, you can make it up to a day in advance and it only takes 20 minutes to come together!
PASTA SALAD WITH VEGGIES AND CORN
I love to serve pasta salad at my gatherings. This is a great one to include because it’s totally vegan, and perfect for those meatless guests too. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any extra veggies you have on hand.
SIMPLE GRILLED HAMBURGERS
When it comes to grilling, I am definitely a minimalist. I like to keep things simple and opt for traditional items like hamburgers, hotdogs, and bratwursts. Guests seem to appreciate this as well. Give these simple burgers a try, you’re going to love them.
Take your grilled chicken to the next level with this delicious recipe that includes a sweet balsamic sauce. Marinate the meat ahead of time to make the day extra easy and tasty!
Everyone loves carne asada! This recipe has been tested and perfected. It’s the perfect addition to your 4th of July barbecue.
Skewers are just plain fun to eat! And these chicken kabobs are extra special with their turmeric and garlic marinade. Guaranteed to be a new favorite with your group!
Can’t forget the sweets! I love to serve these simple donut and fruit kabobs at any outdoor gathering. They are super easy to make and eat! Plus, you can get the kids to help put them together.
Pull-Apart Vanilla-Wafer Cupcakes
These beautiful and simple cupcakes are made with vanilla wafers. They are super fun to put together and so pretty to display.
4th of July Cookies with M&M’s
Nothing more fun and festive than these colorful 4th of July cookies! Made with red and blue M&M’s and white chocolate chips, your guests are going to love these tasty treats. Sandwich them between vanilla ice cream for an extra special dessert.
You are going to love how refreshing and simple these white wine spritzers taste! It’s a great way to incorporate summer produce into the mix too. Make a pitcher in advance and at seltzer when ready to serve.
I hope this has inspired you to throw a fun and relaxing 4th of JulyBBQ. The day should be stress-free, so make-ahead and enjoy yourself!
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Just came across these recipes and they look so good! Definitely trying them this next 4th of July… or anytime I want to host a BBQ.