4th of July Recipes

Bring the best burgers, potato salads, and desserts that say U-S-A! to your July 4th cookout.

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Potato Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 251
Quick and easy potato salad recipe with a lot of old-fashioned potato salad flavor. This will become a go-to summer side dish recipe. Better if made the day before.

No-Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 171
That you can make this lovely, sweet treat without turning on the oven is probably enough of a reason to give this serious consideration. Besides the taste and light mousse-like texture, I think your guests will enjoy the iconic stars and stripes design provided by the fresh blueberries and strawberries. USA! USA! USA!

Red, White and Blue Deviled Eggs

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
These are a great Fourth of July appetizer! They're a bit fussy to make, but the colorful presentation is so fun, it's worth it. Spicy horseradish and smoked Spanish paprika give these deviled eggs a bit of a kick. This recipe scales easily; just be sure to go easy on the salt amount and season to your tastes.

Awesome Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 696
This is the best pasta salad I've ever eaten, and people request it frequently. It's a very easy, light-tasting side dish for a picnic or dinner.

Cherry Cheesecake Brownies

Rating: 4 stars 21
The delicious combination of chocolate and cherry swirled up into cherry cheesecake brownies that your family and friends will love, and they can be made gluten-free to boot! Serve them warm or cold and store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Jamie's Sweet and Easy Corn on the Cob

Rating: 5 stars 476
Use a little sugar and lemon juice in the water to make the sweetest, quickest, tastiest boiled corn on the cob.

Instant Pot® Baked Beans

Rating: 5 stars 38
This recipe was passed down through my French Canadian family from my grandmother, to my mother and then to me many years ago. It traditionally takes hours to make, as we let the beans slow cook overnight in the oven on low heat. I decided to try and transform it into a much quicker Instant Pot® recipe with great success! With this method, you don't even have to presoak the beans. These are even better the next day, and they freeze well, too.

Chicago-Style Hot Dog

Rating: 5 stars 288
Loaded hot dog on a poppy seed bun made Chicago-style with no ketchup.

Red, White, and Blue Dump Cake

Rating: 4 stars 5
A summer holiday dump cake that is easy to make, delicious to eat, and there is only one pan to clean! Perfect for the 4th of July! Serve with whipped topping.

Refreshing Watermelon Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 124
Watermelon, cucumber, and feta cheese combine for a light, cool, and refreshing summer salad.

Juiciest Hamburgers Ever

Rating: 4.5 stars 1266
These juicy, flavorful burgers are perfect for summer BBQs or parties.
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Key West Chicken
Rating: 4.5 stars 1574

This recipe from the Florida Keys has been given to almost everyone I know. It is the best marinade for chicken, and it only takes 30 minutes from prep till you can grill! It's a great blend of flavors with honey, soy sauce, and lime juice. If you have time, try marinating overnight for the fullest flavor.