Fourth of July Recipes

Celebrate the Fourth with These Delicious Recipes!

June 25, 2019

Celebrate Independence Day (U.S.) with tasty, patriotic dishes. Here are 10 classic 4th of July recipes—including our best fried chicken, BBQ ribs, burgers, drinks, and festive desserts!

Fourth of July Recipes

Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa

Our Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa will be a huge hit for any festive occasion, especially a patriotic one!


Best Fried Chicken Recipe 

Crispy fried chicken can’t be beat!


Super Summer Burgers

Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Grilled Veggie Platter Recipe


Best Barbecue Ribs Recipe


Berry Iced Tea

Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Yogurt-Blueberry Parfaits

Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Berry Tart with Blackberry Sage Creme Anglaise 


Cran-Banana Blueberry Popsicles

Photo Credit: Julia Sudnitskaya/shutterstock

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles

Photo Credit: S. Perreault

More Fourth of July Ideas!

Summer Drinks

Find our collection of refreshing, cool drinks and punch to quench your thirst on a hot July day! See Summer Drinks Recipe page.

Picnic Recipes

Planning to take a picnic to a Fourth of July concert and fireworks on the lawn? From refreshing drinks to finger food to salads, we’ve got you covered. See our list of cold picnic food recipes

Potato Salad with chicken and green beans. Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner.
Potato Salad with chicken and green beans. Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner.

Grilling Recipes

The Fourth of July is the perfect time to break out the grill! Check out our top grilling tips and recipes for ideas on what to cook up this holiday weekend!

History of Independence Day

In the United States, July 4 marks the day in 1776 when the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson.

Writing in July 1776 from Philadelphia, John Adams related to his wife, Abigail: “Yesterday the greatest Question was decided, which ever was debated in America, and a greater, perhaps, never was or will be decided among Men.  A Resolution was passed without one dissenting Colony … “

Take a moment to read a brief history of Independence Day.

What’s your favorite 4th of July food? Let us know in the comments!

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Summer squash

When your squash grows 3 inches long, then shrivels up and dies, then it isn't getting pollinated. Squash plants bear both male and female flowers. To have fruit set, pollen from the male flower must be physically transferred to the female flower by bees. Do you have a lot of pollinating bees in your garden? If not, you can manually pollinate the flowers yourself--help them along with some Q-tips! Also, be sure to avoid pesticides in the garden which kills the pollinators.