A fantastic collection of delicious 4th of July Eats and Treat Recipes from Main dishes to loads of fun patriotic desserts!
It’s almost that Yankee Doodle Day time!
Red, white, and blue signal the height of Summer! The fourth is a day filled with activities. Community and Church Pancake Breakfasts, Picnics at the park, Parades, Fireworks, and of course the traditional backyard bar-b-que!
At the center of all the festivities is one thing….FOOD! Really great American food! There’s no better way to celebrate than food. (In my humble opinion!) It’s the one thing that unites us all.
I wanted to pull together a really great round-up of Patriotic and Traditional recipes. From desserts and side dishes to main courses and finger foods. A little something for everyone and every type of celebration on the 4th of July.
I reached out to my foodie friends… and boy did they come through y’all! Here are 40 of their, and a few of my own, best Fourth of July recipes that your family and friends are sure to love this Independence Day!
Fourth of July Recipes for Eats & Treats
A collection of delicious festive eats and treat recipes for your 4th of July celebrations!
Need a patriotic treat for your next party? This Americana-inspired dessert is easily made with layers of cookie crust, creamy cheesecake filling, and blue and red jello. The No-bake Red White and Blue Jello Cheesecake is perfect for summer holiday parties.
All you need is for these fun, festive fruit sparklers is watermelon, blueberries, a few wooden skewers, a star-shaped cookie cutter, and a knife. They are an adorable, healthy 4th of July recipe! These are fun for kids and adults and they are super easy to make with a group of people or prep in advance of a party.
This from-scratch Red, White, and Blueberry Cream Pie is the patriotic pie of of my 4th of July loving dreams. From the biscoff cookie crust and fresh berries to the homemade white chocolate pudding filling and sweetened whipped cream, this easy dessert recipe is ready for all your summer cookouts and holidays!
This Red, White, and Blueberry Bacon Burger with Basil Aioli is a mouthful in every sense! A perfectly seasoned and grilled hamburger gets topped with rich havarti cheese, blueberry balsamic compote, red onions, arugula, and an easy basil aioli, all on a brioche bun. Perfect for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, or any other day of the year!
Poke cakes are a favorite around there and this red, white and blue poke cake is the perfect patriotic dessert for Memorial Day weekend as well as the 4th of July. It’s one of my daughter’s favorites to make, and it’s always a party favorite.
These fabulous red, white, and blue cookies are perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or any other patriotic holiday. Whether you are packing a picnic, having a backyard BBQ, or want something special to take to an Independence Day gathering, these terrific cookies – that can be frozen (raw) for up to three months prior to baking – are what your holiday celebration needs!
Slow Cooker Apricot BBQ Riblets start with a full rack of baby back pork ribs, cut in half lengthwise, slow baked, and finished off with a delicious homemade Apricot BBQ Sauce in the slow cooker. A great lip smacking appetizer or main dish!
Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats in 4 minutes!!! Yes please. Get the perfect oats in your Instant Pot every time with this easy and fool proof method. A great way to enjoy the goodness of oats with this warm heart bowl. Video Recipe. Vegan. Gluten-Free.
Bourbon Peach Cheesecake Mousse is a no bake dessert that’s bursting with the fresh flavors of summer. A true southern dessert recipe, juicy peaches are sautéed in brown sugar, butter and Bourbon and layered with a pecan graham cracker crust and a light and fluffy cheesecake mousse!
When it comes to finding a flavor of ice cream that everyone in the house is going to love, the secret ingredient of Kool-Aid is going to come to the rescue! Because really…who doesn’t like the sweetness of this favorite childhood drink?
Here’s a very easy to make and incredibly delicious Instant Pot cheesecake with a smooth and creamy texture that melts in your mouth. Top with your favorite fresh fruit, pie filling, or whipped cream. This fail-proof cheesecake recipe will definitely impress everyone!
This melon and mint salad is perfect for summer potlucks and barbecues! Top melon balls with fresh mint, shredded coconut, toasted pistachios, and a honey-lime dressing. A dash of cayenne adds spice! Make sure your melon is perfectly ripe!
Easy Homemade Belgian Waffles are made from scratch using items you have in your pantry to create a classic buttery crispy waffle with deep nooks to capture your favorite syrup & toppings! A great easy recipe your family is sure to enjoy!
Take mounds of leftover pulled pork and heap it on top of creamy homemade mac and cheese, bake it, and top it with BBQ sauce! What you have is Leftover BBQ Pulled Pork Macaroni and Cheese! A fabulous comfort dish the whole family will love.
The perfect treat to serve and celebrate for Patriotic holidays! This easy recipe for Patriotic No Churn Ice Cream has won rave reviews in our home! Only 3 ingredients and a few mix-ins and you’ll be making your own red, white and blue frozen treat!
Strawberry shortcake is a fresh and flavorful, and this strawberry shortcake cupcakes recipe doesn’t disappoint. These delicious vanilla cupcakes are swirled with a sweet cream cheese frosting. Then diced fresh strawberries are added for a delicious twist on a classic strawberry shortcake.
These restaurant style best Burgers with Caramelized Onions are amazing — afraid of bison, try ground turkey, beef or chicken! Plus easily convert to gluten free, Paleo, Keto and Whole30! These are the best juicy burgers around!
Tortellini Olive Salad is loaded with cheese filled tortellini, green and black olives, salami, and marinated in a cheesy Italian Dressing! It’s the favorite summer pasta salad at this Nest! It’s a taste treat for the senses!
A special “Thank You” to all my food blogger friends who so graciously shared their favorite Holiday Recipes.
Happy Nesting Friends! I hope this Independence Day is filled with Family, Loads of Good Food, and lots of Fun!
Oh dang, Norine! You've done it again!! So many good options on here. Those blueberry burgers look insane and there are so many delicious desserts. I can't wait to make your blueberry pie, either! Thanks for sharing this. :)
Tuesday 23rd of June 2020
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