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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!
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!
WANT MORE 4th OF JULY DESSERTS?
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.
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 – 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!
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 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.
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.
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!
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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 – 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.
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 – 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.
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.
WANT MORE MASON JAR DESSERTS?
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 – 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.
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 – 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!
WANT MORE STRAWBERRY RECIPES:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.
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.
Thanks for providing your Dad’s macaroni salad recipe, Michael. I made it a few weeks ago and it was outstanding!
can you give us more single serve recipes? due to the virus family style recipes aren’t an option in our house. Thx
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.
So glad I find this one!
Im gonna try it asap!
thank you for all of this Fourth of July inspiration, crack corn dip, oh my
It’s always a crowd-pleaser! Enjoy!
You have the BEST recipes! Thank you!!
Thank you so much!! I’m so glad you enjoy them!!
OMG, Michael all these recipes look delicious…Happy 4th!!
Thank you!! Happy 4th!