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 mixture of chopped dill pickle, pickle juice, and Dijon mustard gives this potato salad just the right amount of tanginess.
Recipe: Summer Potato Salad Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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) Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
You’ll never settle for the frozen version again after making this cheesy, crispy, spicy party app from scratch.
Recipe: Jalapeño Poppers Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
While this drink is non-alcoholic, you could certainly mix in your favorite booze like tequila or vodka.
Recipe: Tropical Fizz Refresher Tasty / Via tasty.co
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 Tasty / Via tasty.co
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