A collection of summer-inspired recipes to celebrate the 4th of July deliciously. From Watermelon Berry Feta Salad to Salsa Fresca, Mom’s Stuffed Cabbages to 3-Ingredient Candied Kielbasa, and so much more! Let’s Eat!
Happy Birthday, America! I so am looking forward to celebrating your birthday with delicious treats and eats! I’ve put together some of your (and my) favorite holiday dishes!
And while most of us attribute the 4th of July with food and bbq, remember that’s about giving thanks to those that have served and still serve to protect you, your family, your friends and keep our country safe. It is because of their selflessness that we live free and are kept out of harm’s way.
With love and thanks, let’s eat! Today I’ve rounded up some of my most popular recipes for the 4th of July and the rest of the summer! Enjoy!
The Best EVER Stuffed Cabbages!
My Mom’s Stuffed Cabbages are LEGENDARY! No summer cookout is complete without a tray of stuffed cabbages! Tender cabbage leaves stuffed with rice, seasoned ground meats, and a rich tomato sauce make this the perfect summer comfort food. Plus this freezes beautifully!
Candied Kielbasa Bites
These 3-ingredient Candied Kielbasa bites are one of the most requested cookout snacks! Super easy and delicious to make!
Elote – Mexican Street Corn Dip
Kick up your corn on the cob by turning it into THE BEST corn dish you’ll ever have! This Elote is the PERFECT summer dip!
Pulled Pork Sandwich with Tater Tots and Slaw
This Pittsburgh classic sandwich is a culmination of tangy pulled pork, epic Pittsburgh slaw, and Crispy Tater Tots.
Watermelon Berry Feta Salad
Whether your booze it up or leave it as-is, this watermelon berry feta salad will be the number one hit your entire summer!
Crowd Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken Flatbread Pizza
OMG, seriously this will knock your socks off this 4th of July! Serve this Buffalo chicken pizza at your 4th of July gathering and be the MVP of the food table!
Spicy 3-Meat Banana Pepper Meatballs
Perfect for a party served with some small rolls or toothpicks. Folks will go nuts over these Spicy 3-meat banana pepper meatballs!
Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork
One of the best bbq pulled pork recipes out there! Bold, flavorful, tender, and perfect for weekly meal prep, freezer meals, or a killer pulled pork sandwich! Find out how to make it in no time thanks to the Instant Pot!
Super Easy Cherry Pie Bars for a Crowd
These cherry pie bars are filled with cherryrific pie filling layered in a no-roll, cookie pie crust. Perfect for parties as you can hold a drink in one hand and a cherry pie bar in the other!
This Pittsburgh coleslaw is tangy with just the right amount of bite. It’s perfect on pulled pork and pretty much any sandwich you get while visiting the ‘Burgh!
Crunchy Cold Thai Noodle Salad
This Crispy Thai Cold noodle salad is infused with spicy peanut sauce, fresh veggies, cilantro, and crunchy peanuts which makes it perfect to serve on a cold summer day!
Everything Bagel Ham & Cheese Rolls
These Everything Bagel Ham & Cheese Sweet Rolls are light, airy, cheesy, and addictive. Topped with a Dijon glaze, your friends will be begging for the recipe!
Stuffed Banana Peppers
Stuffed Banana peppers are a summer cookout must! Stuffed with 3 types of meats, an amazing spicy banana pepper sauce and lots of melted cheese!
Baked Sheet Pan Lemon Dijon Salmon and Veggies
This Baked Sheet pan Lemon Dijon Salmon is perfect for smaller gatherings! Flaky salmon coated in a mouth-watering lemony Dijon mustard glaze baked with crispy potatoes and carrots.
Creamy Chicken and Salsa Pinwheels
These Creamy Chicken and Salsa Pinwheels are no-bake/no-cook AND you can totally cheat by using store-bought rotisserie chicken!
Pizza Stuffed Potato Skins
Pizza Stuffed Potato skins are a party favorite! Crispy potato skins stuffed with zesty pizza sauce, Italian herbs, lots of cheese and pepperoni. It’s the perfect 5 ingredient dish!
Salsa Fresca (Pico de gallo)
This Farm-Fresh Salsa Fresca is the perfect mixture of chopped tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, garlic, avocado, jalapeno and a kiss of lime! Use it with chips, add it to burgers for a fiesta topping, spoon it over chicken or pork.
Chipotle Maple BBQ Sauce
Lip smackin’, pork basting, burger topping sweet and heat bbq sauce! Make a double batch. You can thank me later!
Homemade French Onion Dip
This Homemade French Onion Chip dip is THE BEST dip you’ll ever have! Make up a big batch of this, grab some chips/pretzels, and head on over to the party! You’ll be a huge hit!
No-Bake Peanut Butter Mousse Tarts
These No-Bake Peanut Butter Mousse Tarts are the perfect dessert to show up with to any gathering!
Rainbow Tomato and Corn Salad
Rainbow cherry tomatoes make up this light and healthy salad served with roasted corn, avocado, cucumbers, and light lime dressing!
Best Broccoli Slaw Salad
This is a new spin on a classic broccoli salad slaw. Crispy and packed with veggies, seeds, cranberries, and bacon topped with my Grandma’s amazing old fashioned boiled dressing. Every cookout needs this dish!
Lord Have Mercy Triple B Burgers
This Triple B Burger is a mixture of Beef, Bacon, AND BBQ sauce in the burger! Topped with more crispy bacon, cheese, tangy bbq sauce, caramelized onions, and waffle fries – seriously, this burger is LIT!
No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits
No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits are layers of sweetened graham crackers, luscious creamy vanilla bean no-bake cheesecake, and the best fresh blueberry sauce make up this heavenly dessert. All the flavor without the fuss of a traditional cheesecake!
Cheesy Pickle Pinwheels
These Pickle Pinwheels are a cookout must have! Just a few ingredients needed plus NO COOKING and you have a huge crowd favorite!
Root Beer Float Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Ice Cream Sandwiches are meant for summer! Have your A&W Root Beer Float and eat it, too! These cookie ice cream sandwiches are a summer must-make!
This Flank Steak is perfect for a cookout and bbq! By marinating this flank steak overnight you’ll tenderize it to the point it’ll just slice like buttah when you serve it! Add some sauteed onions and peppers along with some killer Chimichurri sauce and you have one killer recipe read for tacos, burritos, enchiladas and Mexican beef bowls!
No Bake Ham & Cheese Cucumber Rollups
These Cucumber Ham & Cheese pinwheels are perfect for a party. No cooking or baking required and always a crowd favorite!
Thai-Style Chilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups
These Thai-Style Chilled Shrimp Lettuce Cups are healthy, easy and delicious! A perfect low-carb, keto dish to whip up for a quick lunch or casual dinner!
Hot Sausage, Peppers and Onions
Classic Hot Sausage sandwiches with peppers and onions are a classic staple for most summer cookouts!