Fourth of July Recipes

Patriotic Recipes to Celebrate Independence Day

June 17, 2021
Recipe for Star-Spangled Berry Pie

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

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!


Star-Spangled Berry Pie

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!


Fried Chicken Recipe: First Prize

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?


Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Red, White, and Blue Sprinkles

Photo Credit: S. Perreault

Super Summer Burgers

Our super summer sliders are a gourmet-level burger for a burger chef and a special feast. If it’s too gourmet for you, we also have a basic burger recipe. 

Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake

This festive Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for celebrating any patriotic holiday.


Grilled Veggie Platter Recipe


Yogurt-Blueberry Parfaits

How about a yummy dessert or snack for an afternoon treat? Trade off layers of blue and red berries for a more patriotic look!

Photo Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Baby Back Ribs With Coffee Spice Rub

This Baby Back Ribs With Coffee Spice Rub are made with a unique coffee rub mixture that features a hint of cocoa.


Berry Iced Tea

Credit: Sam Jones/Quinn Brein

Berry Tart with Blackberry Sage Creme Anglaise 


Red, White, and Blue Sundae

There’s nothing like an America ice cream sundae on the 4th of July—or, any summer day! 


More Fourth of July Recipes

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.

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

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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Why don't y'all make this to share on Facebook.

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Catherine Boeckmann's picture

Funny you say that! It’s on Facebook now–today!

Help! My Zuchinni, straight

Help! My Zuchinni, straight neck,and crook neck squash, are only growing 3 inchs long, and shriveling up. What is wrong?

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Catherine Boeckmann's picture

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.