I ♡ the 4th of July. I could take or leave the fireworks, because let’s be honest, we all know I go to 4th of July parties for the food. Burgers. My beloved side dishes. Desserts. Drinks. Hanging outside. Yessss. It seriously can’t be better.
Because I love the 4th so much, I’ve gathered up the Best 4th of July Recipes for side dishes, dinner, desserts, and drinks.
I hope you all have a fun and safe 4th of July. I know I will! 🙂
Best 4th of July Recipes for Side Dishes:
German Potato Salad:
I’ve told you guys before. I LIVE for side dishes when we grill out. This German Potato Salad is perfect for the 4th because it can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature! It’s creamy, tangy, and has prosciutto! Score!
Mexican Pasta Salad:
I’ve been going crazy for Mexican spices! I love this twist on a BBQ classic. What could be better than rotini, black beans, corn, a bit of chopped bell peppers, and an insanely delicious sauce? I’ll help you out… nothing!
Honey Goat Cheese Strawberry Spinach Salad:
When I’m throwing a party, I always love to have a healthy option and this spinach salad definitely fits the bill: spinach, goat cheese, strawberry, and nuts get tossed with a homemade champagne vinaigrette! Add some blueberries and you’ve got yourself a red, white, and blue dish!
BBQ Baked Beans:
You can’t have a BBQ or grill out without baked beans. Amiright?
Best 4th of July Recipes for Dinner:
Pepper Jack Stuffed Burger w/ Jalapeno Cream Sauce:
This. Burger. Is. Amazing. A juicy burger stuffed (and topped!!) with gooey pepper jack cheese, smothered in the best cream sauce I’ve ever had, and topped with perfectly crispy fried onions. Your guests will not be disappointed!
Seattle Hot Dog:
A fun twist on a hot dog! Let me keep it simple: an all beef hot dog + bacon cream cheese + caramelized onions + jalapeno kettle chips. Sounds crazy, but it’s seriously, ridiculously delicious.
Crockpot BBQ Chicken:
If you’re looking for an easy, delicious way to feed a crowd, this recipe is for you! I love making sandwiches, nachos, and even a salad with this!
Easy Beef Lo Mein:
A not-so-traditional, but really stinkin’ awesome main dish for the 4th! Grilled flank steak is tossed with noodles, crisp veggies, and a yummy, smoky sauce!
Best 4th of July Recipes for Dessert:
One Bowl Brownies:
I can’t have a party, or go to one, without these babies making an appearance. They’re fudge-y, chocolatey, and so. darn. gooey!
Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies:
An easy, seriously addicting dessert that everybody loves!
The Best Monster Cookies:
I love the idea of serving these monster cookies at a party! This is my most requested dessert to bring to gatherings. The best part is that this recipe will definitely feed a crowd and it’s EASY!
Summer Shandy Lemon Bars:
When I think of the 4th, BBQ’s, and picnics, I think of lemon bars. I added in a little Summer Shandy Beer for a fun, adults only twist!
Best 4th of July Recipes for Drinks:
I love this sangria (other than because it tastes ahhh-mazing), because it makes a ton! Make this the day before and let people help themselves! Now you don’t have to play chef, host, AND bartender!
Mango Habanero Margarita:
You guys know I’m obsessed with margaritas. This one, however, beats all other margaritas. It’s fruity, a little spicy, and sooo smooth.
Strawberry Basil Gin Cocktail:
This cocktail is so unique! It’s a little sweet from the strawberries, earthy from the basil, and a little tart from a touch of lemon! This is perfect for gin lovers.
What are your favorite 4th of July recipes? Show me the yummy!