4th of July Party Recipes

4th of July Party Recipes – 23 easy and delicious recipes to celebrate America’s Independence! Appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. There is something for everyone!!! PLUS all the recipes are easy to make and lots can be made ahead of time too!!

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The 4th of July is next weekend. I can’t believe it! It is time to start buying those fireworks and planning your cookout! Today I am sharing 23 of our all-time favorite 4th of July recipes. I have appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. There is something for everyone!!! PLUS all the recipes are easy to make and lots can be made ahead of time too!!

I hope everyone has a delicious holiday!

taco dip in shape of flag with chips

Patriotic 7 Layer Taco Dip

BBQ Pork Dip - THE BEST! I could make a meal out of this dip! Pork, cream cheese, Ranch, BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese and green onions. YUM! You can make this dip ahead of time and refrigerate until you are ready to bake. Perfect for bringing to a party!

BBQ Pork Dip

Cracked Out Pimento Cheese - pimento cheese loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch! Dangerously delicious!! Great as a dip or on a sandwich. Cheddar cheese, pimentos, mayonnaise, ranch dressing mix, bacon, green onions. So simple and it tastes AMAZING! Perfect for watching The Masters golf tournament! #crack #pimentocheese #cheese #themasters #dip

Cracked Out Pimento Cheese

Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts - ready to eat in under an hour!! We love these boiled peanuts for tailgating. SO easy to make! Season with cajun seasoning, old bay or salt. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. #instantpot #tailgating #peanuts #boiledpeanuts

Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts

Pulled Pork Pastry Puffs - only 4 ingredients! Great recipe for a quick lunch, dinner or party. Smoky pulled pork tossed with BBQ sauce and cheese then baked in puff pastry. SO good! Can make ahead and freeze for later. We love to serve these with some coleslaw and extra BBQ sauce or Ranch for dipping. YUM! #pulledpork #partyfood #appetizer #tailgating

Pulled Pork Pastry Puffs

kansas city bbq grilled chicken

Kansas City BBQ Chicken

Steakhouse Pork Chops - hands down the BEST pork chops we've ever eaten!! Ridiculously easy to make! Marinate pork chops in steak seasoning and Worcestershire sauce then sprinkle with a delicious steakhouse rub of brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and dry mustard. Ready to eat in under an hour! We made these twice in one week!! Our go-to pork chop recipe! #pork #porkchop #grilling @iowapork #sponsored

Steakhouse Pork Chops

hamburgers topped with cheese cooking on a grill

Grilled BBQ Burgers

Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese Sliders recipe - CRAZY good! I took these to a party and they were gone in a blink of an eye!!! Slow cooked pulled pork on Hawaiian rolls topped with macaroni and cheese, bbq sauce and a sweet and savory butter sauce. These sandwiches are THE BEST!!!! Pulled pork, store-bought mac and cheese, Hawaiian rolls, bbq sauce, butter, brown sugar, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and poppy seeds. YUM! #pulledpork #ohpork #sandwiches #macandcheese

Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese Sliders

Dr. Pepper Chili Dogs Recipe - hot dogs topped with a sweet and tangy Dr. Pepper chili - great for your Summer cookouts! Ready in under 30 minutes!

Dr. Pepper Chili Dogs

melt in your mouth steaks

Melt in Your Mouth Steaks

grilled chicken on cutting board

Awesome Sauce Chicken

Marinated Grilled Vegetables - zucchini, squash, mushrooms, tomatoes, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper and red onion marinated in olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice and garlic. Marinate veggies for 30 minutes and grill. Ready in about 15 minutes! SO easy and SO delicious! Everyone loves these vegetables! Use leftovers in a quiche.

Marinated Grilled Vegetables

bbq coleslaw in a bowl

BBQ Coleslaw

Slow Cooker Baked Beans - absolutely THE BEST baked beans! Bacon, baked beans, onion, mustard, bbq sauce, smoked pork and the secret ingredient - pineapple! SO good! I could make a meal out of these delicious beans! They slow cook all day in the slow cooker. Great for a potluck crowd. Took these to a cookout and everyone asked for the recipe!

Slow Cooker Pineapple Baked Beans

The Ritz Carlton Potato Salad Recipe - heirloom potatoes tossed in mayonnaise, celery, fresh chives and tarragon, and lemon juice - tastes amazing. Everyone always asks for the recipe!

Ritz Carlton Potato Salad

Sweet Macaroni Salad - seriously THE BEST macaroni salad EVER!! I took this to a potluck and it was the first thing gone. Everyone asked for the recipe! Can make this ahead of time and refrigerate overnight. Elbow macaroni, red onion, green bell pepper, carrots, sweetened condensed milk, mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. This is our new favorite side dish!!! #sidedish #pastasalad #potluck

Sweet Macaroni Salad

Butter Dips Biscuit Recipe - only 6 simple ingredients! You probably have them in your pantry right now! No-kneading at all! Just mix dough together and pat down in pan. Ready in under 15 minutes!

Butter Dips

"Cracked Out" Sour Cream Cornbread - quick cornbread recipe kicked up with cheddar, bacon and Ranch. Cornmeal, sour cream, creamed corn, cheddar, bacon and Ranch. This is the most requested cornbread recipe in our house. Everyone loves it! It is super easy to make and tastes amazing!

Cracked Out Sour Cream Cornbread

Flag Cake Recipe - transform cake mix into a festive Flag Cake that is perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day! It is actually really easy! Bake the cake layers, make a few cuts and assemble. SO impressive and festive!

4th of July Cake

coconut pie on a plate with strawberries

Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Frozen Lemon Ice Box Pie - only 4 ingredients! A store-bought graham cracker crust filled with a no churn lemon ice cream made with lemons, heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk. Only takes a minute to make and it tastes amazing! Fantastic lemon flavor! I made this for a party and it was gone in a flash! Everyone asked for the recipe!!

Frozen Lemon Ice Box Pie

Snickers Poke Cake Recipe - chocolate cake, caramel, whipped cream, peanuts and chocolate sauce - OMG! There is NEVER any left! People go nuts over this cake!!

Snickers Cake


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  1. Sweet heat pork chops were a HUGE hit on fathers days. My son said I knocked it outa the park with the pork chops. Will cook these again.
    Your recipes are awesome!!

  2. Hey Steph! I absolutely LOVE your blog! The recipes are simple with simple ingredients. But every dish I’ve made on your site is absolutely delish! I use your weekly meal plan quite often, too. Thank you for bringing us such delicious food and sharing your gift with us! ❤️

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