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Best 4th of July Recipes

Happy Independence Day! The Best 4th of July Recipes is a patriotic food collection from beverages to desserts and will be your go-to guide for any 4th of July celebration.

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Furthermore, this collection includes Sourdough and More recipes as well as other talented bloggers. Finally, this post is categorized into specific courses to make it easier to sift through recipes for your July 4th festivities.

What is the 4th of July?

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July 4th or Independence Day celebrates the passage of the Declaration of Independence. According to, “The 4th of July has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition goes back to the 18th century during the American Revolution.

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Furthermore, On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of Independence, and two days later, the Declaration of Independence was adopted. Finally, this historical document was drafted by Thomas Jefferson and celebrated the birth of American independence.”

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Although adopting the Declaration of Independence is reason enough to celebrate, this American holiday is typically celebrated with parades, fireworks, patriotic concerts, barbeques, live music, and more!

The Best 4th of July Recipe Collection


Blueberry Moscow Mule

Start your July 4th celebrations off with this Blueberry Moscow Mule! Blueberries set the tone for a patriotic holiday and add a bright, tart, and naturally sweet flavor. Furthermore, this recipe is flavored with a hint of maple, sparkling ginger beer, and fresh lime juice. If you’re looking for a cocktail that is bright and refreshing, this is it!

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Watermelon Agua Fresca is the ultimate drink for any Spring or Summer day. Furthermore, Watermelon Agua Fresca incorporates the patriotic, red color, is allergen-friendly, and is kid-friendly! Finally, if you’re looking for a way to use Watermelon in a different way, check out this recipe!

Blackberry Mojito

Keep the red, white, and blue drink classics going with a refreshing Blackberry Mojito! Furthermore, this delicious cocktail is made with fresh muddled blackberries, mint, lime juice, and sugar. Finally, if you’re looking for a way to turn this into a mocktail, cut the alcohol and substitute it for sparkling water!

4th of July Layered Drink (Mocktail)

This 4th of July Layered Drink is the perfect way to celebrate Independence Day! In addition, it is easy to make, totally customizable, and a fan of kids and adults! It’s the perfect 4th of July mocktail that you have been looking for. 

Sparkling Cherry Mocktail (No Sugar Added)

Sparkling Tart Cherry Mocktail is festive, alcohol-free, and sugar-free. Furthermore, this is a great bubbly mixed drink to make for friends or family who want to celebrate without alcohol.


Fresh Peach Salsa

Are you looking for a way to use fresh, juicy, summer peaches? Look no further than this Fresh Peach Salsa! This sweet and spicy Peach Salsa recipe is made with fresh peaches and classic Mexican ingredients. Finally, serve this salsa as an appetizer with chips or as a topping for your favorite lean meat.

Pulled Pork Empanadas

Pulled Pork Empanadas are smoky, rich, and the perfect BBQ bite. Furthermore, these empanadas are the perfect way to pack a pocket of dough with protein, so you can still enjoy all of the 4th of July festivities. Finally, slow, smoked Pulled Pork mixed with Kinder’s BBQ Sauce and hugged with Vegan Empanada Dough.

Corn Salsa

Looking for a twist on the classic chips and salsa? Check out this recipe! Corn Salsa is a fresh corn salad with tomatoes, onion, bell peppers, jalapeno, and cilantro. Add a squeeze of lime and you’re done! Finally, this Corn Salsa can be served as an appetizer with chips or is my favorite topping over any lean protein.

Tomato Bruschetta

Tomato Bruschetta is bright, bursting with flavor, and the perfect appetizer for any holiday or party gathering. In addition, this recipe is excellent to make ahead and comes together within minutes. Finally, spoon this flavorful Tomato Bruschetta over Sourdough French Bread Crostini slices for a crowd-favorite appetizer.

4th of July Charcuterie Board

Who is looking for an epic red, white, and blue-themed board? If you answered yes, check out this 4th of July Charcuterie Board! Finally, this is the perfect board to celebrate the 4th of July.

Side Dishes

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Brittany Williams from Instant Loss will win you over with this Homemade BBQ Sauce! Smoky, tangy, with a hint of spice, this Homemade Barbecue Sauce is great for grilling or dipping! Finally, if you’re looking for a low-in-sugar and rich-in-flavor BBQ sauce for the 4th of July, check out this recipe!

Creamy Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad is a classic side dish for any party, and this recipe is delicious! Furthermore, it is made with tender pasta, vegetables, hard-boiled eggs, and a nutritious, creamy dressing. This easy Macaroni Salad belongs at every July 4th BBQ or summer cookout! Finally, if you have an egg allergy, like me, just eliminate the eggs and enjoy!

Fruit Kebobs for Kids

Fruit Kebobs are delicious, easy to build, kid-friendly, and can be customized with patriotically-colored fruit. In addition, this recipe is served on skewers with a yogurt dipping sauce. Furthermore, this is an easy and healthy snack that the kids will devour! Finally, if you’re looking for a healthy side for kids, make this recipe!

Cucumber-Dill Salad

Looking for a way to cool off during your patriotic celebration? Check out this Cucumber Dill Salad that is crisp, cool, and refreshing. Finally, it is made with fresh dill, garlic, and lemon juice for a tasty dish that can be served as a side or on its own.

Grilled Jalapeno Peach Quinoa Bowl

Half Baked Harvest has packed the flavor of Summer with this Grilled Jalapeño Peach Quinoa Salad. Made with summer peaches, corn, and tomatoes, and then tossed together with quinoa, avocado, and spicy/sweet candied jalapeños – what could be better? Finally, add an herb dressing and lots of crumbled feta to elevate the flavor even more. In conclusion, this is a delicious salad for any 4th of July party!

Main Courses

Chicken Bruschetta

Tomato Bruschetta and chicken meet in this delicious, bright, and vibrant recipe. Furthermore, Chicken Bruschetta makes the perfect light, summery, and flavorful dish that is filled with garden fresh ingredients. Finally, this recipe is allergen-friendly, low-carb, and the perfect meal for any patriotic celebration.

Amy and Jacky’s Instant Pot Ribs

Interested in making BBQ ribs, but want to enjoy all of your party festivities? Then, make Instant Pot Ribs! Furthermore, in just 40 minutes, and using 4 simple ingredients, this recipe is hard to beat! Finally, this is a great beginner recipe perfect for weeknight dinners or your 4th of July party!

Venison Burger Salad

Venison Burger Salad is lean, flavorful, and simple. This meal comes together easily and is a delicious low-carb recipe to enjoy during any celebration.

Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken is incredibly delicious, juicy, and moist. Furthermore, this chicken is perfectly seasoned with herbs and spices and baked to crispy perfection. In addition, the steam from the beer creates an unbelievably moist chicken, you’ll love it from the very first bite. Finally, if you’re looking for a new recipe for your July 4th celebration, try this!

Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Salmon is Salmon that has been coated in a flavorful sticky sauce made from blueberries, balsamic vinegar, sugar, thyme, and lemon. Bring the patriotic, blue color to your table with this delicious main dish!


Blueberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream

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Blueberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream is dairy-free, creamy, delicious, and the perfect cool-off treat for any 4th of July celebration! Finally, it is made with freshly-picked blueberries, creamy Coconut Milk, and a few other ingredients, this ice cream comes together quickly.

Sorrel Cheesecake Bars

If you’re looking for a red-colored dessert, check out these Sorrel Cheesecake Bars! Furthermore, these dessert bars are tart, sweet, rich, and festive! Sorrel Jam is swirled into an eggless cheesecake filling for a vibrant and beautiful topping on these dessert bars. Finally, these cheesecake bars are the perfect treat for any time of the year and will be a show-stopper in taste and sight on any table.

Mini S’mores

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

Blueberry Hand Pies

Blueberry Hand Pies are sweet, tart, and flaky! Furthermore, these delicious hand pies are made with Sourdough Discard Pie Crust and filled with a slightly-sweetened and tart homemade Blueberry filling. Finally, the pies are baked until golden brown, served warm, and are a scrumptious treat for any 4th of July celebration!

Red, White, and Blue Trifle

Red, white, and blue trifle is a perfect festive 4th of July dessert. Furthermore, it is a super simple, no-bake summer dessert that consists of red and blue berries. In addition, it is layered with white cream cheese fluff and will be your edible table arrangement for Independence Day!