4th of July Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Red, White and Blue Deviled Eggs
Rating: Unrated 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.
Potato Salad
Rating: Unrated 250
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: Unrated 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!
Awesome Pasta Salad
Rating: Unrated 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: Unrated 21
The delicious combination of chocolate and cherry cheesecake swirled up into a brownie 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.
Garlic Corn on the Cob
Rating: Unrated 215
Delicious and fresh summer treat. A favorite for everyone.
Instant Pot® Baked Beans
Rating: Unrated 36
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.
Red, White, and Blue Dump Cake
Rating: Unrated 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.
Avocado Watermelon Salad
Rating: Unrated 11
This is a very healthy, yet delightfully different salad. A flavorful addition could be small slices of red onion.

Inspiration and Ideas

Desserts That Say "U-S-A! U-S-A!"
Show your pride and eat it too with these red, white, and blue desserts.
Easy Summer Menus for the Fourth
These easy recipes celebrate America and all its great flavors.