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
Our Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa will be a huge hit for any festive occasion, especially a patriotic one!
Crispy fried chicken can’t be beat!
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More Fourth of July Ideas!
- BBQ Pulled Pork
- Grilled Pork Kabobs
- Grilled Striped Bass With Grilled Corn and Watermelon Relish
- Latin-Style Grilled Corn
- Roasted Potato Salad
- Apple-Zucchini Slaw
- Sweet and Sour Slaw
- Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake
- Star-Spangled Berry Pie
- Blueberry-Lemon-Sour Cream Ice Cream
- Cherry Limeade Ice-Cream Pie
- Red, White, and Blue Sundae
Find our collection of refreshing, cool drinks and punch to quench your thirst on a hot July day! See Summer Drinks Recipe page.
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.
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 … “
What’s your favorite 4th of July food? Let us know in the comments!