July 4th Food Ideas - Have a Delicious Celebration!
Food Ideas for July 4th
Barbecues and Picnics are a fun way to celebrate the July 4th holiday. The question is, what should we have to eat on Independence Day? Here are some great food ideas! Whether you are grilling on the barbecue or cooking indoors, you'll find some easy recipes and ideas on this page! Everything from traditional hot dogs and potato salad to patriotic themed desserts!
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Main Course Ideas
Tips & Recipes for Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Potatos, Corn on the Cob, and more! - Cook inside or outside... Either way, it will be great!
- Serve Up Patriotic Burgers this July 4th
Nothing says July 4th better than a big, juicy hamburger on your plate. Mix things up this year with four patriotic-inspired burger for your guests!
- How to Grill Better Burgers on the BBQ
BBQ Tips, Top 20 Burger Recipes, Hamburger Video How-To, and more.
- Grilled Bacon Wrapped & Stuffed Hot Dogs
Hot dogs stuffed with cheese, onions, and sauerkraut, wrapped in bacon and cooked on a hot grill.
- How to BBQ Ribs ~ BBQ Institute, How to Barbeque, Barbecue
Trimming spare ribs into St. Louis style ribs, How to trim St Louis Spare Ribs, Trimming spareribs St Louis style, how to cut your own St. Louis ribs
- Grilling Potatoes - There are a thousand ways to grill a potato
Learn all about how to barbecue a potato! Baked potatoes cooked in your oven are also a great choice for a July 4th meal. Sometimes we have baked potato parties where each guest brings a topping. Easy and yummy!
- Grilled Corn on the Cob
A true summertime delight! We used to always have local grown corn on the cob when we were kids! We'd buy it at the food stand.
- Grill Master Chicken Wings
Over 90 reviews on this amazing barbecued chicken wings recipe.
If you can use a power drill, then you can learn to grill! - Silly saying... In other words, this book makes it easy!
This is described as the perfect reference guide for grilling! Check out the raving reviews and fire up that grill. It'll be a delicious fourth of July!
Desserts & Treats
Dessert Recipes with Patriotic Theme! - Impressive Cakes, Cupcakes, & Ice Cream Treats
- Patriotic Gelatin Salad
Almost as spectacular as the fireworks, this lovely salad make quite a 'bang' at our July Fourth meal. It's exciting to serve, and our guests loved the cool fruity and creamy layers. This salad really added to my patriotic theme.
- Decorating an American Flag Cake
No patriotic celebration would be complete without an All-American Flag Cake! Decorate your cake in the baking pan if you'll be taking it farther afield than the backyard.
- Patriotic Cupcakes Recipe
These festive cupcakes from Jodi Rugg of Aurora,Illinois are sure to be the star of your Fourth of July menu.
- Patriotic Banana Split
A creative cross between a classic banana split and a fruit salad.
- Patriotic Frozen Delight
Delicious frozen dessert with blueberries and strawberries.
- Red, White, and Blue Torte
This patriotic cake recipe is easy! It uses pound cake and pie filling!
- Red, White, & Blueberry Cheesecake Pie
Cheesecake is always a favorite dessert in my family! This looks like a patriotic cheese cake!
- Fourth of July Ice Cream Cake - Easy to make
Make this delicious homemade ice cream cake using angel food cake and ice cream!
Poll Question - What do you think?
Which is better?
July 4th Cake Pops
Red, white and blue... Some people say these are better than cupcakes!
Salad Recipes for the Fourth! - Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, and Cole Slaw are all great choices for picnics
- Mama's Potato Salad
There are many potato recipes out there, but this looks like the recipe I'm familiar with. It's easy to make, with the main ingredients being potatoes, eggs, mustard, dill pickles, horseradish, and onion. Yummy!
- Patriotic Pasta Recipe for Independence Day!
A popular side dish for our Independence Day menu, this hearty pasta salad is practically a meal in itself. It fit into our theme with the bright red cherry tomatoes, white noodles and cauliflower plus blue cheese. The creamy dressing is pleasantly z
- Red, White and Bleu Slaw Recipe
Find recipes for Red, White and Bleu Slaw and other Course recipes. Get all the best recipes at Taste of Home. Recipe directions: In a large bowl, combine the coleslaw mix, tomatoes, salad dressing and 1/2 cup blue cheese. Cover and refrigerate until
- Fruit & Chicken Salad
Grilled chicken accented by ripe cantaloupe and cucumber makes a refreshing main-dish salad.
More Menu Ideas
More Great Recipes - for the perfect picnic!
- Don't forget the Deviled Eggs!
These are a family favorite at any holiday picnic!
- Old-Fashioned Lemonade
Lemonade is the best summer drink, and homemade is far better than store bought!
- Hearty Baked Beans
Find recipes for Hearty Baked Beans and other Course recipes. Get all the best recipes at Taste of Home. Recipe directions: In a small skillet, saute onion and bacon until onion is tender; drain. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the pork and