It’s almost the 4th of July! That time of year when all you can think about is grilling out and enjoying the summer sun! Whether you’re excited to cook up some tasty burgers or relax by the pool with a dye free red, white and blue popsicle, I’ve got you covered with some of my favorite festive 4th of July recipes and more below. Get ready to have the BEST 4th ever!

Fourth of July Appetizers

4th of July Fruit Wands
These are delicious and double as a fun activity for kids! Cut out star shaped watermelon, grab some blueberries and let your kids create their own fruit wand!
American Flag Toast
Even 4th of July breakfast can be festive with this American Flag Toast that is so so cute! These also make a great appetizer (especially for the kids).
Watermelon Fries
My kids love when I slice up a watermelon into "fries"! Add these to a charcuterie board or eat them on their own!
Tomato Bruschetta
Bruschetta is a staple at any gathering I have because it's so delicious. The flavor combo is out of this world!
Watermelon Star Bites from WeeliciousPin
Watermelon Star Bites
These couldn't be easier to make and will add the festive 4th of July touch you're looking for. I love any reason to whip out my cookie cutters!
Peach and Ricotta Crostini
Peach and Ricotta Crostini are the easiest summertime appetizer or snack you'll ever make. Not to mention, they're absolutely delicious!
Nacho Scoopers
Forget about a big platter of chips with gooey processed cheese on top and go for these individually stacked Nacho Scoopers.
Guacamole is a crowd-pleaser at any gathering! Whether you're hosting a party or simply looking for a delicious snack, this creamy and flavorful dip is the perfect choice.
Slow Cooker Queso Blanco
Queso blanco in the slow cooker is the ultimate appetizer and simple to make. It's cheesy, delicious and perfect for taco night, game day or anything in between!

Fourth of July Mains

Chicken, Peach & Bell Pepper Skewers
These Chicken, Peach and Bell Pepper Skewers are marinated in a tangy, sweet marinade that is beyond delicious. They're a perfect recipe for your summer BBQs!
Southern Style Pork Tenderloin
Southern Style Pork Tenderloin is smoky, sweet, and tangy all in one. Perfect for grilling!
The Best Turkey Burger
These classic Ground Turkey Burger's are a family favorite and super simple to make. Not to mention super juicy, delicious and a secret ingredient for added nutrition. 
Broiled Salmon with Summer Fruit Salad
If burgers on the grill aren't your thing, this simple salmon should definitely be on your menu.
Guacamole Cheddar Burger
Blue Corn Chip Crusted Fish Sticks Video from WeeliciousPin
Blue Corn Chip Crusted Fish Sticks with Red Pepper Coulis
These fish sticks use naturally blue chips to make this dish super festive for your 4th of July get together! 
Ultimate DIY Hot Dog Bar
This DIY Hot Dog Bar is the best way to serve a crowd. Everyone gets to build their dog the way they like it!
Slow-Cooked Green Chili Pork Tacos
Slow Cooked Green Chili Pork Tacos are a mouthwatering dinner everyone will love. The best part is that it requires little to no effort to make them!
Grilled Chicken, Vegetable and Avocado Salad
There's nothing better than a bed of crispy lettuce topped with grilled chicken, tons of grilled vegetables and sliced avocado and then drizzled with a zippy vinaigrette!
Pretzel Fried Chicken
Pretzel Fried Chicken is the crispiest and most tender fried chicken you'll ever make! Crunchy pretzels coat the outside to give you the most satisfying crunch.
Halibut Pesto Kabobs
Halibut Pesto Kabobs are easily one of my favorite healthy recipes that everyone in our family enjoys! They're simple to make, delicious and great for summer BBQs!

Fourth of July Sides and Salads

Summer Succotash Pasta Salad
Want an easy weeknight dish that has the best of summer's produce and tastes absolutely fresh and delicious? Try this Summer Succotash Pasta Salad.
Avocado Cucumber Tomato Salad
This Avocado Cucumber Tomato Salad is the perfect recipe to go along with your grilling this summer!
Classic Macaroni and Cheese
Cheesy goodness at a Fourth of July celebration is always a yes! This classic mac and cheese will disappear quick at your BBQ.
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Heirloom Tomato Salad is one of our go-to recipe when these bright beautiful tomatoes are in season. It's fresh and delicious! 
Summer Fruit and Mozzarella Salad
Another gorgeous salad for your party! Grab a melon baller if you want these perfect spheres. I use mine all the time.
Tomato Bread Salad
When you're looking for an easy dish that really impresses and just screams summer, try this Tomato Bread Salad!
Summer Pasta Salad
Another classic pasta salad. You can't go wrong with this one!
Golden Potato Gratin
This Golden Potato Gratin is a fantastic dish to prepare for both adults and kids because although it looks quite fancy, it's super easy to prepare.
Summer Fruit Salad
We can't get enough of a simple summer fruit salad this time of year. It always makes it on the table at our Fourth of July hang!

Fourth of July Desserts

Red, White & Blue Pops
Cool down on the 4th with these tasty red, white and blue popsicles! They're super healthy and absolutely delicious!
Red, White and Blue Parfaits
Use your favorite granola and make red, white and blue parfaits for a simple and refreshing 4th of July dessert (or breakfast!).
Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Brownie Bites
These Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Brownie Bites are absolutely delectable and a perfect sweet treat to snack on while watching fireworks!
Fourth of July Parfaits
These parfaits are "heavenly" with their layers of angel food cake, fresh whipped cream and red and blue berries!
Strawberry Lemon Hand Pies
Making these for dessert is a no brainer. Fresh juicy strawberries in a bite-sized crispy pie crust? What could be better? 
Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
How cute are these? Obviously, ice cream and cookies are the ultimate dessert combo so everyone will love these!
Baked Nectarines with Honey Yogurt Sauce
There's nothing better than a juicy nectarine or peach on a hot summers day. These are baked and topped with a to die for Honey Yogurt Sauce. 
Dairy Free Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream
Dairy Free Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream is filled with sweet, ripe cherries and rich chocolate! It's so delicious, it's hard to believe that it's entirely dairy free.

Fourth of July Drinks

Fruity Mocktail from Weelicious.comPin
Fruity Mocktail
These are a must at any Fourth of July get together. Feel free to make them boozy if you want!
Watermelon Slushie
This bright and beautiful Watermelon Slushie will blow your mind at first sip! It's super refreshing, sweet and a bit tangy — the perfect summertime treat!
Strawberry Lemonade
This version of Strawberry Lemonade is made with agave instead of sugar and is the perfect mixture of sweet and tart. Cool down during these warm days coming up with a glass of this!

I hope these festive Fourth of July Recipes give you tons of inspiration for fun and easy cooking projects you can do together!

About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Thank you for posting so many fantastic vegetarian dishes, I will have to get all that ready for Tuesday!

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