4th of july recipes

25+ Recipes for Fourth of July Weekend

  • With Fourth of July Weekend officially upon us, I wanted to share 25+ recipes you can make for the festivities. Everything from fun cocktails to easy side dishes! Check out the full list below.

    My favorite is the Light & Refreshing Strawberry Daiquiri!

    Happy 4th of July everyone! 

    Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blondies

    Blondies but with creamy peanut butter, dark chocolate chips, crushed peanuts and NO refined sugar! A peanut butter lovers dream all while being completely gluten-free.

    baked gluten free peanut butter blondies

    Mixed Berry Frozen Yogurt Pie

    A refreshing summer dessert that requires no baking and can be made ahead of time in just 10 minutes! Let this pie chill for a few hours and enjoy a cold summer treat full of delicious berry flavors.

    mixed berry frozen yogurt pie + slice missing

    Fruity & Refreshing Red Sangria

    Sweet red wine, a splash of seltzer, brandy, and the freshest fruits combine for a thirst quenching red sangria!

    fruity & refreshing red sangria in wine glasses

    Skinny Spicy Margaritas

    This Skinny Spicy margarita is made with jalapeno pepper puree, ginger sparkling water, silver tequila, and lime juice. It’s refreshing with a bit of a kick for all the spicy drink lovers out there.

    skinny spicy margaritas from above

    Whipped Feta Dip with Air Fried Pita Chips

    A creamy, zesty, and boldly flavorful whipped feta dip that is ready in just five minutes!

    whipped feta dip in a bowl with air fried pita chi

    Light & Refreshing Strawberry Daiquiri

    This strawberry daiquiri is made with real ingredients - no pre-made mixers - and a sugar-free simple syrup to give this usually overly-sugary cocktail a lightened up and refreshing feel!

    Light & Refreshing Strawberry Daiquiri

    Grilled Peach, Burrata and Prosciutto Pizza (Peach-za)

    Grilled peach-za! See what I did there? We’re rolling out our dough and grilling it up alongside some fresh peaches, burrata and prosciutto for the ultimate summer time dinner!

    grilled peach-za topped with everything

    Triple Chocolate S’mores Cookies

    Gimme gimme, gimme gimme s’moreeeee. In the words of Britney Spears, gimme s’more of those triple chocolate s’more cookies! These cookies are a heavenly combination of chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows that are pillowy, chewy, and oh so delicious!

    Triple Chocolate S’mores Cookies with milk

    Browned Butter Chocolate Candy Cookies

    Browned butter cookies are an absolute game changer. If you haven’t experienced the unique caramel/toffee flavoring that comes from a browned butter cookie, you have to give these a try!

    pile of cookies

    Oreo Crumble Cookies

    These Oreo Crumble Cookies are loaded with crushed up oreo cookies and tons of chocolate chips for the perfect indulgent treat!

    oreo crumble cookies on cooling rack

    Herbed Yogurt Potato Salad

    Greek yogurt, lemon juice, dill, and parsley forms the most delicious potato salad dressing that is not only healthy but creamy and oh so tasty!

    herbed yogurt potato salad in a bowl

    Edamame Hummus Dip

    Creamy and smooth edamame hummus made from edamame beans and tahini that is delicious, gluten free, vegan, and nut free! Give this simple snack, appetizer, or spread recipe a try any day as it takes less than 10 minutes to make!

    edamame hummus with blue corn chips

    Lemon Olive Oil Cake

    A classic lemon olive oil cake that can be ready to eat in under an hour. The perfect summer dessert to accompany your vanilla ice cream and bowl of fresh fruit!

    Lemon olive oil cake topped with lemon slices

    Peppadew Poppers

    The easiest appetizer that’s savory and a little bit sweet. Made with 4 ingredients, it only takes 5 minutes to make this delicious appetizer that all your friends and family will be “popping” into their mouths! The perfect bite-sized snack that’s stuffed with mozzarella cheese and drizzled with a balsamic reduction.

    stuffed peppers with mozzarella on plate

    Spicy Black Bean Dip

    This super simple and spicy black bean dip is the perfect snack to whip up for an afternoon of watching football or as an appetizer to make for your next gathering. Only a handful of ingredients and 5 minutes of your time required!

    black bean dip with chips

    No Bake S'mores Pudding Pie

    Dairy-free, no-bake pudding pie! Calling all s’mores lovers - I’ve got a super simple recipe for you. This s’mores pudding pie is simplicity at its finest and packed with all the flavors you love from this bonfire classic food.

    smores pudding pie

    Strawberries & Cream Smoothie

    A creamy and deliciously refreshing smoothie that feels like a breakfast treat!

    Strawberries & Cream Smoothie in a mason jar

    Mexican Elote Turkey Burgers

    These Mexican Elote Turkey Burgers are perfect for grilling up in the summertime. Bursting with Mexican-inspired flavors that will leave your tastebuds howling for more!

    mexican elote turkey burgers on a bun

    Red Cabbage Coleslaw

    Crunchy, colorful, and bursting with flavor, this red cabbage coleslaw is the perfect make-ahead recipe for your next summer BBQ!

    assembled red cabbage coleslaw in a bowl

    Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    Pork tenderloin, sweet barbeque sauce, and a bottle of dark beer are the three key ingredients for a classic juicy pulled pork sandwich that will leave your mouth watering for more!

    pulled pork on toasted bun with red cabbage slaw

    Baby Shrimp Salad

    A tasty, cold shrimp salad to accompany your grilled chicken, burgers, or any main entree! Made with a homemade herbed greek yogurt dressing.

    Baby shrimp salad in a grey bowl with lemon slices

    Barbeque Shrimp Burgers

    Shrimp, garlic, scallions, red peppers, and barbeque sauce combined into deliciously juicy burgers! Pescartarian-friendly, gluten-free, and dairy-free burgers for your next summer BBQ!

    barbeque shrimp burger on a bun with tomato

    Cannoli Dip with Homemade Cinnamon & Sugar Pita Chips

    Creamy and soft cheese with mini dark chocolate chips, this dip has all of the wonderful flavors of a classic Italian cannoli but made at home! Make this sweet treat for your next gathering - it’s the perfect party snack!

    Cannoli Dip with Homemade Cinnamon & Sugar Pita Ch

    Whipped Goat Cheese & Beet Dip

    The earthy flavors of roasted red beets paired with the tangy flavors of goat cheese and greek yogurt combine to make a delicious light and colorful whipped dip that’s perfect for snacking on with some chips!

    Whipped Goat Cheese & Beet Dip in grey bowl

    The Ultimate Cheeseball

    The most savory and delicious appetizer that takes less than 15 minutes to make. Two types of cheeses rolled together with some scallions or chives, dried cranberries, and chopped nuts. Make this for your next gathering, it’s always a HUGE crowd pleaser!

    The Ultimate Cheeseball crackers and chives on sid

    Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

    This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is the perfect make-ahead dish. Enjoy on its own as your lunch, as a side dish at dinner, or bring along with you to a picnic gathering. Made with good-for-you ingredients and is vegetarian-friendly.

    Mediterranean Quinoa Salad in a wooden bowl