Celebrate Independence Day in style with some festive recipes, including Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa—and Star-Spangled Berry Pie for dessert. You’ll also find burgers, ribs, our prize-winning fried chicken and patriotic desserts to top off any great meal!
Fourth of July Recipes
Our Star-Spangled Chicken With Fireworks Salsa will be a huge hit for any festive occasion, especially a patriotic one!
This one-crust “Star-Spangled Berry Pie” is the ultimate Independence Day dessert! Ripe raspberries and blueberries are topped with stars; a white chocolate layer on the bottom takes this over the top!
We taste-tested a lot of fried chicken—and this recipe won first prize in our annual Almanac recipe contest! It’s delicious, crispy, and moist. What more could you want?
This festive Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for celebrating any patriotic holiday.
How about a yummy dessert or snack for an afternoon treat? Trade off layers of blue and red berries for a more patriotic look!
This Baby Back Ribs With Coffee Spice Rub are made with a unique coffee rub mixture that features a hint of cocoa.
There’s nothing like an America ice cream sundae on the 4th of July—or, any summer day!
More Fourth of July Recipes
- BBQ Pulled Pork
- Grilled Pork Kabobs
- Grilled Striped Bass With Grilled Corn and Watermelon Relish
- Latin-Style Grilled Corn
- American Potato Salad
- German-Style Potato Salad
- Apple-Zucchini Slaw
- Blueberry-Lemon-Sour Cream Ice Cream
- Cherry Limeade Ice-Cream Pie
- Cran-Banana Blueberry Popsicles
Find our collection of refreshing, cool drinks and punch to quench your thirst on a hot July day! See Summer Drinks Recipe page.
Cold Picnic Food Recipes
Planning a picnic? 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!