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32 Of The Very Best Fourth Of July Recipes We Know How To Make

Can you believe the Fourth of July is already almost here?

Of course, any holiday is only as good as the food you’re eating, so here are some of the absolute best recipes we know for your summer cook-outs, picnics, or barbecues.

More: Tasty’s 4th of July Recipe Collection

A bowl of summer potato salad with corn and onion and chives.

A mixture of chopped dill pickle, pickle juice, and Dijon mustard gives this potato salad just the right amount of tanginess.

Recipe: Summer Potato Salad

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Star Spangled Fruit Platter

If you don’t have these exact ingredients, swap in anything that fits the color scheme — like strawberries, blackberries, or raspberries.

Recipe: Star-Spangled Fruit Platter

Flank steak topped with corn, tomato, jalapeño, onion, and peppers.
Pasta salad with cilantro lime vinaigrette.

If you like light and bright pasta salads, you’ll love this version, which is tossed with a homemade cilantro-lime vinaigrette infused with chili powder and honey.

Recipe: Grilled Corn Summer Pasta Salad

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Avocado deviled eggs.

Classic deviled eggs are great, but just wait until you try this jazzed up version made with mashed avocado, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and cumin.

Recipe: Guacamole Deviled Eggs

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Mexican street corn on the cob topped with cheese and cilantro.

Traditional corn on the cob gets an exciting twist with this Mexican-inspired street corn recipe. It’s grilled and then brushed with a blend of mayonnaise, sour cream, lime, chipotle powder, and cotija cheese.

Recipe: Elote (Mexican Street Corn)

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A black bean and corn burger on a bun with veggies and cheese.

These burgers are totally vegetarian, but they’re hearty enough to satisfy anyone at your summer cookout. Serve them on buns with any of your favorite toppings like avocado, cheese, roasted red peppers, spinach, or even a fried egg.

Recipe: Black Bean & Corn Burgers

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Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Dogs

Start by wrapping hot dogs in your favorite sliced cheese. Pop them into the freezer and let them harden, then dip them into a batter made of cornmeal, baking powder, milk, egg, and jalapeño. Fry them in oil and get ready to chow down.

Recipe: Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Dogs

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A slider with cheesy buffalo chicken.

You could easily eat this cheesy Buffalo chicken filling straight by the spoonful, but it tastes even better stuffed into rolls and served as sliders.

Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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Slow cooker BBQ ribs on a serving tray.

They take a good day to make, but the majority of the cooking is totally hands-off. After letting these ribs slow cook for about eight hours, broil them in the oven until they’re crispy and sizzling.

Recipe: Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

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A plate of buffalo wings with celery.

The trick for the crispiest homemade wings is tossing them in cornstarch, then letting them dry out on a wire rack before battering and frying them.

Recipe: Crispy Buffalo Wings

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A shrimp, potato, and corn sheet pan boil.

This shortcut shrimp boil — made with potatoes, andouille sausage, and corn on the cob all tossed in Old Bay seasoning, garlic, and butter — comes together entirely on a sheet pan.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

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Jalapeño poppers wrapped in bacon.

You’ll never settle for the frozen version again after making this cheesy, crispy, spicy party app from scratch.

Recipe: Jalapeño Poppers

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A bowl of tomato, avocado, and red onion salad.
Chicken and vegetable skewers in a honey garlic glaze.
Meatball subs topped with Parmesan cheese.

If you want to take a shortcut and make these sub boats with your favorite frozen or plant-based meatballs, go right ahead. We won’t tell a soul.

Recipe: Meatball Sub Boats

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Cornbread muffins stuffed with pulled pork.

Cornbread and pulled pork is a winning combo, so why not just pair them together in one decadent finger food? Top them with creamy slaw for the ultimate party food.

Recipe: Pulled Pork-Stuffed Cornbread Muffins

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Hamburger sliders stuffed with cheese.
Steak fajita skewers.

Serve these fajita skewers with tortillas, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream on the side and let your guests assemble their plates DIY-style.

Recipe: Steak Fajita Skewers

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Buttermilk fried chicken.

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of making fried chicken from scratch. All you need is a good marinade and breading and you’re halfway there.

Recipe: Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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Decadent mac 'n' cheese with a crispy topping.

Why settle for one cheese when you can have five? That’s cheddar, mozzarella, feta cheese, provolone cheese, and smoked gouda, to be exact.

Recipe: Five Cheese Mac ‘n’ Cheese

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Chocolate chip cookies stuffed with chocolate cream cookies.
A peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream.

Shhh, this cobbler has a secret. It begins with boxed cake mix, making it an easy, no-fail summer dessert.

Recipe: Easy Peach Box Cobbler

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Stars and Stripes S'mores Cups
Strawberry shortcakes with cream filling.

It’s strawberry season, so you should be taking full advantage. These buttery, flaky strawberry shortcakes are a great place to start.

Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake

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A slice of cheesecake with apple pie filling.

One should never have to choose just one single dessert. That’s where this apple pie cheesecake mash-up comes in especially handy.

Recipe: Apple Pie Cheesecake

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S'mores chocolate chip cookies.

These three-ingredient cookies are ideal for when you want a no-fuss, simple dessert that will still impress and satisfy any sweet tooth.

Recipe: S’mores Cookies

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An orange tropical fizz drink.

While this drink is non-alcoholic, you could certainly mix in your favorite booze like tequila or vodka.

Recipe: Tropical Fizz Refresher

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Strawberry Lemonade
Aperol spritzes with rosemary.
A chili pineapple margarita in a mason jar.

Take your traditional Margarita to the next level with the help of just a few simple ingredients: cubed pineapple, pineapple juice, and chili powder.

Recipe: Pineapple Chili Margaritas

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