From breakfast to BBQs and everything in between, these 4th of July recipes are sure to make your day dynamite!
All holidays need festive food to celebrate with and the 4th of July is no different! Here's all the best 4th of July recipes you need to know about.
Each tried-and-true recipe is easy, fast, and a crowd pleaser...making you the coolest kid on the block.
Whether you're looking for 4th of July breakfast ideas, BBQ ideas, or festive drinks, check out all these simple patriotic ideas!
EASY 4TH OF JULY RECIPES FOR BREAKFAST
Serve up a delicious and festive breakfast with these 100% whole wheat waffles. Let everyone decorate their own "flags" to kick off the day of freedom. Get the recipe and tips here.
If you don't have time for a Patriotic Waffle Bar above, make some patriotic parfaits instead!
APPETIZERS & SIDE DISHES
STAR-SPANGLED FRUIT SKEWERS
SPINACH TORTELLINI SALAD
The Easiest Spinach Tortellini Salad is always a favorite.
SWEET SUMMER SALAD WITH APPLES, CANDIED NUTS & POPPYSEED DRESSING
FLAG FRUIT PLATTER
Create an American Flag fruit platter with blueberries, strawberries and white stars made out of marshmallows. I used a mini star cookie cutter.
BOWTIE PASTA SALAD
If you want something a little more unique, how about this Teriyaki Bowtie Pasta Salad? It's good enough to eat as the main dish!
PINEAPPLE CREAM CHEESE DIP
Arguably the best chip dip recipe ever and so simple, too! This is a great side dish to your favorite burger.
EASY 7-LAYER DIP
Just because you're celebrating America's Independence Day doesn't mean you can't have a little Mexican food on your table! This easy 7-layer dip is always one of the first things to go.
FRESH MANGO SALSA
Fresh mango makes this easy salsa to die for! Serve with your favorite tortilla chips for a 4th of July recipe everyone will be coming back for more.
4TH OF JULY FOOD FOR BBQS
You can never go wrong with all-American grilled hamburgers or sliders. Here's all the best tips to make your own slider burgers.
GOURMET HOT DOGS & SPECIAL SAUCE
Or grill up some gourmet hot dogs with the best darn hot dog recipe and special sauce!
ROSEMARY RANCH CHICKEN KABOBS
If you're burned out (no pun intended) of hot dogs and hamburgers, try our all-time favorite Rosemary Ranch Grilled Chicken Skewers.
EASY 4TH OF JULY DESSERTS
Firework cupcakes-- You'll never guess how easy they are!
EASY FLAG CAKE (JELLO POKE CAKE)
Making an American flag cake is super easy. Try this patriotic poke cake with a special ingredient to make it extra yummy.
STAR JELLO JIGGLERS
Or for the children, how about some fun Star Jigglers?
RICE KRISPIES TREATS SPARKLERS
Fruit pizza is an easy 4th of July dessert that everyone will ooh and ah over. Make a simple crust, top with a cream cheese frosting and decorate it with strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries for a super festive treat!
Or you can make it in a rectangle cookie sheet for a flag cake like this:
RASPBERRY PRETZEL SALAD
Technically this could be a side dish, but it's sweet enough to be considered a dessert, too! Either way, this raspberry pretzel jello is always a home-run!
4TH OF JULY DRINKS
RED, WHITE, & BLUE LAYERED DRINKS
Cool off after the hot parade with these easy Red, White, and Blue Layered 4th of July drinks!
EASY ITALIAN SODAS
Cool off with these easy Italian Sodas!
FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE
Beat the heat with this refreshing drink. There's no need to wait for Christmas to enjoy hot chocolate. You can make this frozen hot chocolate in less than 5 minutes!
Which 4th of July recipes will you be making for your party? Tag @sofestive on Instagram so I can see what you end up making!