4th of July Recipe Roundup

4th of July Recipe Roundup

A recipe roundup of some of our favorite foods for 4th of July celebrations! 

This year is just flying by so quickly! I can’t believe we’re already halfway through the year and y’all know what that means? Yep, Christmas is right around the corner.

But let’s not hurry up the winter holidays just yet. We still have to celebrate one of Summer’s favorite holidays, 4th of July.

4th of July is all about celebrating our independence and freedom here in America.

My favorite memories from 4th of July are of pool parties, spending time with family and friends, dad lighting up the grill, and trying to stay cool with frozen treats and drinks. And then at nightfall, we would light off the fireworks, my favorite being the sparklers.

Oh, how I loved to run around the yard with sparklers in both hands! If I did that now, I’d probably step in a hole and break my hip if I were to do that this year!

As with most holidays, it’s really all about the food and drinks. And this year, you don’t have to worry because I’ve got that part covered for you. Well, along with some help from my friends over at Culinary Content Network.

I’ve rounded up some of their favorite summer recipes, along with a few from myself, to help make your 4th of July get together a blast.

So all you have to worry about is which one you’re going to eat first!

I’d start off with the Popsicles myself!

Salads & Sides

Salads & Sides

Rainbow Salad with Grilled Chicken & Raspberry Walnut Dressing – A Calculated Whisk

Grilled Peas in the Pod (with video) – Coley Cooks

Macaroni Salad – Sweet and Spicy Monkey

Broccoli Grape Salad with Mango & Buttermilk Dressing – Chef De Home

Papaya Pecan Slaw with Apple Cider Dressing – Food N Thought Peddler

Israeli Hummus – Sweet and Spicy Monkey

Jalapeño Cilantro Hummus – Sweet and Spicy Monkey

Mediterranean Pasta Salad – Sweet and Spicy Monkey

Loaded Baked Potato Salad – Every Day Made Fresh


4th of July Main Entrees

Main Entrees

Easy & Healthy Grilled Fish Tacos – Vindulge

Chevrel-Stuffed Lamburgers, Sun-Dried Tomatoes-Tahini Pesto, GF Flatbread, & Radish Coleslaw with Poppy Seed Yogurt Dressing – Food N Though Peddler

Smoked Pork Ribs with Asian Spice Rub – Vindulge

Korean BBQ Kebabs – 2 Cookin’ Mamas

Smoked BBQ Tofu Bowls (Vegan) – Vindulge

Grilled Adobo Chicken & Sweet Potato Bowls with Jicama Guacamole – A Calculated Whisk

Thai Peanut Chicken Skewers with Crunchy Slaw Salad – Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish




Patriotic Celebration – A Year of Cocktails

Brazilian Lemonade (non-alcoholic) – Sweet and Spicy Monkey

Pomegranate Gimlet – A Year of cocktails

Classic Refreshing Mojito – Citrus Blossom Bliss

Wine Slushies – 2 Cookin’ Mamas

Skinny Strawberry Lemonade (non-alcoholic)- Sweet and Spicy Monkey


July 4th recipes

More 4th of July Recipes

Grilled Lamb Chops with Eggplant Puree, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, & Crispy Chickpeas – Coley Cooks

Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs – Moore or Less Cooking

Frozen Champagne Salad – Moore or Less Cooking

Pioneer Woman’s Best Macaroni Salad Ever – Cooking On The Ranch

Rosemary Brown Butter Pecan Ice Cream – Coley Cooks

Ice Cream Cupcakes – Sweet and Spicy Monkey


Frozen Treats


Frozen Treats

Red, White, & Blueberry Popsicles – The View from Great Island

Pina Colada Popsicles – Living Sweet Moments

Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet – Sweet and Spicy Monkey

Limeade Popsicles – Chattavore

Chocolate Peanut Butter Nice Cream Cake – Pumpkin & Peanut Butter

Pineapple Mango Ice Cream – Sweet and Spicy Monkey

Skinny Frozen Strawberry Lemonade – Sweet and Spicy Monkey

Lemon Honey Granita – Sweet and Spicy Monkey


Frozen desserts


More Frozen Treats

Easy Ice Cream Cake – A Chick Who Can Cook

Banana Pudding Ice Cream – Chattavore

Blueberry Buttermilk Ice Cream – A Calculated Whisk

Lavender Peach Popsicles – Coley Cooks

Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake (with video) – Coley Cooks

Pecan Mud Pie Sundaes with Bourbon Chocolate Salted Caramel –  The Hungary Buddha

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches – Sweet and Spicy Monkey

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles – Pumpkin & Peanut Butter

Independance Day Drinks

Patriotic Drinks

American Watermelon Daiquiri – A Year of Cocktails

Red, White, & Hpnotiq Blue Martini – A Year of Cocktails

Purple Independence – A Year of Cocktails

Memorial Milkshake – A Year of Cocktails

Cherry Crepe – A Year of Cocktails

Apple Pie – A Year of Cocktails

Remembrance – A Year of Cocktails


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