My Favorite 4th of July Recipes

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What are your plans for July 4? In America, many people will be celebrating our country’s birthday with fireworks, get-togethers, and plenty of food and drinks. It’s a celebration I look forward to every year. Here are a few of my favorite 4th of July recipes!

The Best 4th of July Recipes #4thofJuly #recipes #independence #day #dessert #picnic #cookout

In the spirit of the holiday, I’ve rounded up my favorite 4th of July recipes from IBC. There are dips, salads, sandwiches, desserts/treats, and even a drink. So much goodness to choose from! I hope that you’re able to one or several of these recipes to celebrate this Independence Day or any summer get-together. While a few of the 4th of July recipes fit the red, white, and blue theme, many can be served for any occasion or celebration.

I’m certain you’re going to find a new recipe to love. Like many of these recipes have for me, I hope one or two become a new tradition and must-have recipe for years to come. Enjoy!


You’re in luck! In addition to all of these recipes, I created and entire post dedicated to 12+ of the Best Star-Spangled 4th of July Recipes. You can find that recipe collection HERE.

The Best 4th of July Dessert Recipes #4thofJuly #dessert #recipes #independenceday #picnic #cookout #summer

And with that let’s get into this collection of delicious recipes. There’s something for everyone!

My Favorite 4th of July Recipes:

The first two dishes are ones I make every year for the 4th of July party my father hosts.

Out of this World Corn Dip - The BEST Corn Dip recipe! #corndip #dip #appetizer #recipe #crackcorndip

Out-of-this-World Corn Dip – I promise this dip is a crowd pleaser. Some people even call it “crack corn dip.” It has a bit of heat that nicely complements tortilla chips. I make this multiple times a year. It’s so simple and loaded with flavor. This is a must-make!

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Red, White and Blue Trifle – This 4th of July recipe uses a boxed red velvet cake mix, Cool Whip, and a mixture of blueberries and strawberries so it’s easy to create. Layering the ingredients in a large clear glass container gives it a fancy look.

Red Velvet Cupcake #redvelvet #cake #cupcakes #4thofJuly #dessert #recipe

Red Velvet Cupcakes – Speaking of red velvet, these cupcakes are baked in patriotic-colored liners and decked out with red, white, and blue sugar candies. They are topped with Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting. Delicious!

4th of July Macaroni Salad Recipes:

Everyone has their favorite type of macaroni salad so I often serve a couple of varieties.

Macaroni Salad (Miracle Whip Based) Recipe #macaronisalad #summer #grilling #recipe #pasta #salad #sidedish

Miracle Whip Macaroni Salad – If you prefer the tang of Miracle Whip Salad Dressing, you’ll want to try this one inspired by my dad’s recipe. The Ditalini pasta adds an unexpected rustic touch to this tried-and-true side.

Really Good Macaroni Salad #macaronisalad #recipe #pasta #salad #macaroni

Mayonnaise Macaroni Salad – Folks who favor macaroni salad with a creamy mayonnaise and sour cream base are likely to go for this one with its Dijon mustard and dill highlights. It’s called “really good” for a reason!


If you’re looking for even more pasta salad recipes, I have an entire collection of them! I love making them as much as I love eating them. You can find 10+ more unique and delicious pasta salad recipes HERE.

Pulled Pork Sliders #sliders #pulled #pork #recipe #picnic

Pulled Pork Sliders – This 4th of July recipe is my take on the regional staple. Meat eaters will definitely love these sliders, but all of your guests are sure to enjoy the homemade coleslaw. Serve it in the sandwiches or as a side.

4th of July Drink Recipes:

Star-Spangled Mule - Fourth of July / Independence Day Cocktail Recipe #MoscowMule #cocktail #america #berry #recipe

Star-Spangled Mule – You and your fellow partiers can toast America’s birthday with this tasty Moscow Mule. Summer-fresh berries and a super special garnish give it a memorable twist.

You're going to love this easy and delicious Campari Sangria Recipe! #sangria #recipe #summer #campari #rosé #wine #cocktail

Sangria – If you’ve been following IBC for some time, you’ll know how much I love sangria. It’s so simple to make, really delicious, and sit erves a crowd. In fact, I love it so much that I have 12+ unique sangria recipes. I will link them all HERE. There is red sangria, white sangria, rosé sangria, sangria popsicles, and so much more. Pick your favorite or try them all.

Rummy Cherries (Alcohol Soaked Gummies) #gummybears #rum #cocktail #cocktails

Rummy Cherries – These colorful, alcohol-soaked, cherry-shaped gummies are a fun adult treat for summer entertaining and yummy homage to the father of our country. Make plenty or you might have to ration them. These technically aren’t a drink, but you’ll love them just the same.

Mason Jar Cherry Supreme - classic summer dessert recipe | Inspired by Charm

Cherry Supreme – I know I’m not the only one who associates cherries with the Fourth. This classic dessert looks and tastes even better when served in small Mason jars.


In case you’re looking for more Dessert in a Jar Ideas, check out my post HERE. There are several unique and delicious recipes. They are all served in mason jars for the most unique and beautiful presentation.

More Must-Make 4th of July Recipes:

Blueberry Cream Pie #blueberry #cream #pie #dessert #recipe

Blueberry Cream Pie – If you want to bring blue into your dessert lineup, try this 4th of July recipe. The graham cracker crust and creamy custard filling don’t require a lot of time in the kitchen.

These Antipasto Kabobs (Antipasto Skewers) are a delicious, easy, and beautiful appetizer recipe. #antipasto #kabobs #recipe #appetizer #HorsDoeuvres

Antipasto Kabobs – These kabobs are quick to assemble, and only a few of the ingredients need to be cooked. The best part, however, is the wow factor. (You can find other Delicious and Easy Hors D’oeuvres Ideas here.)

Cheesecake Dip with Strawberries - a fun and delicious way to eat dessert! #cheesecake #dip #strawberries #dessert #recipe

Cheesecake Dip with Strawberries – The flavors in this 4th of July recipe mimic those of strawberry cheesecake, but I suspect your guests will be more intrigued by the presentation. After dipping a whole strawberry in  cheesecake, you roll the fruit in graham cracker crumbs. Too cute!


Strawberries are a summer staple. That’s why I put together a list of my favorite strawberry dessert recipes. There are cakes, cocktails, dips, pies, and so much more. You can find my Best Strawberry Desserts for Summer Recipe Collection HERE.

This Really Good Veggie Dip is actually THE BEST vegetable dip! #veggie #dip #recipe #snack #vegetable

Really Good Veggie Dip – This recipe comes from a deli in my hometown. The dip is simple to whip up using things you probably have in your refrigerator and pantry, so it’s perfect for a busy holiday. I bet you and your guests will love it as much as I do.

You'll love this tasty and delicious Fruit Dip Recipe. You can make it under five minutes! #fruit #dip #fruitdip #dessert #recipe

Really Good Fruit Dip – True to its name, this creamy dip is incredible! And since it only requires four ingredients, it’s a breeze to prepare. I got the recipe from my mom, who’s been making it for as long as I can remember.

How to Make Italian Hoagie Dip #hoagie #sub #hoagiedip #dip #appetizer #recipe #italiansub #gameday

Italian Hoagie Dip – All the ingredients and flavors you love about an Italian hoagie (submarine sandwich) have come together in this unique Italian Hoagie Dip. You’re going to be looking for an excuse to try this tasty dip.

Want even more cold appetizer recipes ideas? Well, you’ve guess it, I have an entire post dedicated to my favorites. You can find THE BEST COLD APPETIZER RECIPES here.

Thanks all … for now!

I will continue to update this post as I discover more delicious recipes! Which of my 4th of July recipes are your favorites? What are your “must-makes” for Independence Day? Please tell us in the comments below

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  1. Everything looks so delicious, picture perfect, I am eating it up with my eyes!
    (I just ate, but if I was hungry, this would have been a killer for me!)
    You need a beautiful cookbook, can you imagine the divisions between the
    recipe categories are your paintings taking a beautiful salute there? I am madly
    raising my hands in the air for the chance to buy your paintings, even your
    photography is so over the moon too, it needs a coffee table book to enjoy it.
    I love your pivot, listening to your heart is what it is all about. Good job.

    1. Totally understand. I don’t have many single serving recipes, but if / when I do I will share them. Thankfully this virus is only temporary. Also, most of my recipes can be cut in half or you can save leftovers for the next day. Hope that helps.

      xo Michael