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50 Easy Fourth of July Recipes

With simple steps and only a handful of ingredients, these easy Fourth of July recipes will have you out of the kitchen and celebrating in no time.

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Nothing says summertime like Fourth of July! These recipes are quick and easy so you can enjoy the fun and stay out of the kitchen.

From unique and tasty salads like peach caprese and summer orzo salad, you will find something for everyone here. If you’re looking for classic summertime dishes, you’ll want to check out this chili dog recipe and these drool-worthy pork chops.

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Mom’s Oven-Baked Country-Style Ribs

These country style ribs are ideal for a summer barbecue, potluck or Fourth of July celebration. And the sauce? It’s finger lickin’ good!

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Watermelon Feta Flag Salad

This refreshing watermelon salad is the perfect dish to bring to a July Fourth celebration. Why? It resembles the American flag! Guests won’t want to wait a second to dig in.

For more festive appetizers, you’ll love this Fourth of July charcuterie board.

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Chipotle Chili Dogs

Chili hot dogs are a classic for a reason and this chipotle chili dog recipe is a new fresh and fun take! This is the perfect summertime dish to bring to your Fourth of July barbecue.
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Marinated Pork Kabobs

You truly can’t go wrong with kabobs in the summertime. These marinated pork kabobs are juicy, flavorful and everything you could want on a hot summer day.
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Cheese-Stuffed Burgers for Two

Here’s a sandwich that does traditional burgers one better—with a surprise pocket of cheddar! My family really enjoys the melted cheese center. It’s ideal for cookouts and potlucks, but prepare for all of them to be gone once your loved ones get their hands on them!
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Dilled Potato Salad

Potato salad is the perfect dish to start the summer with. The dill, white pepper and garlic elevate a potluck classic.
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Peach Caprese Salad

This salad is refreshing and juicy—perfect for your Fourth of July get-together. The peaches add a wonderfully sweet flavor that is ideal for summertime.
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Coconut-Lemon Ice Cream Cake

This lemon ice cream cake is a yummy dessert that everyone will adore. It will be the perfect treat to cool down with while enjoying Fourth of July festivities.
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Apricot Ice Cream Soda

This float is such a fun drink to bring to your Fourth of July party. The apricot adds a wonderful sweetness to the drink; it tastes like sunshine in a cup!
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Three-Bean Baked Beans

This is an easy recipe that won’t take much time to cook up. When it comes to baked beans, this recipe will hit the spot.
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Corn Dogs

You can never go wrong with corn dogs during the summertime. For your Fourth of July party this year, make sure to whip up these delicious dogs for any and every party. Take your Independence Day celebration to the next level with these fun Fourth of July crafts.
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All-American Banana Split

All-American Banana Split

This banana split is the ideal summertime dessert. You can’t go wrong with fresh bananas, the three different types of delicious ice cream, and the drool-worthy chocolate syrup.
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Cucumbers with Dill

These cucumbers will help you cool off in the summer heat. The dill makes this dish even more flavorful.
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Peach Cobbler

Peach cobbler is a classic dessert that everyone will enjoy. This recipe is quick and easy, so you won’t have to spend hours in the kitchen.
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Barbecued Chicken Salad Sandwiches

These sandwiches will be a major crowd-pleaser, especially on the Fourth of July! The barbecue sauce takes these dressed up sandwiches to the next level.
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Caprese Salad

Caprese salad is always a good idea, but especially in the summertime. This salad is super quick and easy to make, so you’ll be able to go out and enjoy the summer festivities in no time.
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Crispy Fried Onion Rings

If you want to make a delightful kid-friendly snack for the Fourth of July, look no further than these crispy and savory onion rings.
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Barbecued Picnic Chicken

This chicken dish is juicy and tender. It’s a must for summertime barbecues, potlucks and get-togethers.
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Sloppy Joe Tater Tot Casserole

This sloppy joe recipe will be a hit this year. It’s tasty, satisfying and surprisingly easy to make.
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Grilled Jalapenos

These crowd-pleasing stuffed peppers offer everyone a bit of heat. The jalapeños will make your tastebuds go off like fireworks!
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Buffalo Chicken Deviled Eggs

If you love the spice from buffalo sauce and tasty deviled eggs, this combination will blow your mind. Bring this dish to a family barbecue or a Fourth of July gathering. It’s sure to be a hit.
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Hot Dog Casserole

This hot dog casserole is an easy way to get your hot dog fix without the buns. It’s also incredibly quick to make and the kids will love it.
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Lemon Artichoke Romaine Salad

This salad is healthy, nutritious and truly delicious. The artichokes and addition of lemon make this refreshing and ideal for a Fourth of July cookout.
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Pennsylvania Dutch Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a perfect way to cool down after inhaling all those burgers. This version is light and flavorful; a staple for a Fourth of July potluck.
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Can-Can Chicken

This recipe is a take on beer can chicken. The best part is that once you put the chicken on the grill, most of the work is done. It’s simple, easy and, of course, insanely tasty.
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Appetizer Tortilla Pinwheels

These cream cheese pinwheels are fun to make and fun to eat! If you’re looking for a finger food recipe, look no further than this one. It’s absolutely perfect for Fourth of July too.
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Russian Potato Salad

Russian Potato Salad

Nothing screams summer more than potato salad and this recipe won’t disappoint. If you love pickled foods, this one’s for you.
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Barley Corn Salad

This easy Fourth of July recipe adds refreshing herb flavor to corn, barley, and red and green peppers. It’s also an excellent alternative to pasta salad.
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Layered Garden Bean Salad

This salad is not only good for you, but it’s just as delicious and refreshing. For an easy Fourth of July recipe, cover and refrigerate this salad a few hours before your guests arrive.
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Red, White and Blueberry Pie

This pie is a dream come true for July Fourth. It’s as pretty as it is yummy. The berry toppings add a natural sweetness throughout every bite.
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Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

These turkey burgers won’t make you miss beef at all! They’re moist and tender, and the pineapple topping is perfect for summer.
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Garden Tomato Salad

Summertime means an abundance of fresh tomatoes. Put that to good use and make this simple salad that everyone will love.
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Creamy Pineapple Fluff Salad

Everyone will run to get their share of this fluff salad! This salad is creamy, fruity and perfect for your July Fourth plans.
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Favorite Grilled Pork Chops

This recipe is a great option for a Fourth of July gathering. You can’t go wrong grilling these pork chops on a hot summer day.
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Grilled Angel Food Cake with Strawberries

Not only does this dish look patriotic for your July Fourth plans, but it’s incredibly addicting! The angel food cake and strawberries make a perfect summertime treat.
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Mini S’mores

Want to sweeten up your table for July Fourth? Here’s the answer! Just combine marshmallow creme, chocolate and graham crackers for an awesome s’mores that everyone of all ages will love.
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Sweet Macaroni Salad

This macaroni salad isn’t your ordinary salad! The dressing adds a unique sweetness to it. It’s safe to say your guests will keep running back for more.
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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Need to bring a dish to pass on the Fourth of July? This easy recipe will disappear quickly. It’s almost too adorable to taste!
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Slow-Cooker Meatballs

Who doesn’t love meatballs? This recipe is especially flavorful, hearty and perfect for a Fourth of July get-together.
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Strawberry Arugula Salad with Feta

The combination of peppery arugula, sweet strawberries and robust feta cheese mixes together perfectly. This is the perfect summer salad that guests won’t be able to get enough of.
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Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade

Lemonade is a summertime staple, but this recipe elevates it to a whole new level. It’s simple, refreshing and perfect for hot summer days.
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Crispy Fried Chicken

This deep fried chicken recipe is delicious either hot or cold. Kids will love that it tastes like KFC!
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Summer Orzo

If you are looking for a recipe that uses up fresh veggies, this orzo salad is perfect for that. It’s a true crowd-pleaser.
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Fizzy Peach Shake

Nothing says summer as much as fresh peaches do. Quench your thirst with this fizzy shake—even kids will love it.
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Buffalo Chicken Dip

This chicken dip is great if you want to whip up something quick that everyone will love. It’s tasty and comforting, with a little bit of heat from the buffalo sauce.
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Mango Guacamole

Tired of regular guacamole? Look no further than this mango recipe that has some heat to it. Get ready to dip your chips in once you’re done.
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Corn ‘n’ Cucumbers Salad

Love cucumbers? Love corn? Throw ’em together in this cucumber and corn salad. It’s cool and refreshing for summer.
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Buttery Grilled Shrimp

Ready in under 30 minutes, this grilled shrimp recipe is easy and delicious! It pairs well with grilled meats, like burgers and steaks.
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Easy Lemon Berry Tartlets

These tarts are fruity, flaky and sure to be a big hit at your July Fourth party. The lemon addition makes it a true staple for summer.
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Quick Watermelon Salsa

On hot days, this sweet combo of watermelon, pineapple and fresh cilantro has everything you could want in a summer dish. It’s also quick to make, so you can go back to watching the fireworks.

Lauren Jarvis-Gibson
Lauren Jarvis-Gibson is currently an Assistant Editor at Taste of Home. Since 2018, her writing has been published in publications like Allure, Teen Vogue, HuffPost and more. She now has published two poetry books that are available on Amazon. Lauren loves every kind of pasta known to man and can be found singing Taylor Swift songs all day long.