July 4th Recipes

Throw the ultimate Independence Day party with our easy 4th of July recipes, including simple finger foods and star-spangled desserts. Plus, get the best party tips to ensure a good ol’ American time.

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      Our Favorite 4th of July Party Recipes

      Our 4th of July forecast calls for friends, family, fireworks and fantastic food. Get ready to throw the best party in the USA with these all-American Taste of Home 4th of July recipes.

      Fourth Of July Recipes For A Crowd

      These patriotic summer barbecue recipes worthy enough to feed your whole crowd!


      Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...


      Cubano Macaroni Salad

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      One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...


      Caprese Macaroni Salad

      When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...

      Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

      This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....


      Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      I have always loved SPAM, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....

      Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

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      After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that eggs are the key to making a smooth and creamy vanilla...


      Barbecue Macaroni Salad

      My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...


      Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


      Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

      Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...

      Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...


      Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

      I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


      Tex-Mex Potato Salad

      I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for...


      Watermelon Cupcakes

      My granddaughter and I bake together each week. She was inspired by her mommy's flavored syrups, so we came up...


      Coleslaw Waldorf Salad

      Potlucks tend to have a lot of heavy dishes, so this bright, fresh Waldorf salad coleslaw recipe is a welcome...

      Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

      This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...


      Easy Hamburgers

      These easy hamburgers come together in a snap. Grill and then add your favorite toppings. —James Schend, Taste of Home...


      Baked Cannellini Beans

      My sister developed this baked cannellini beans recipe after a Christmas holiday. We were still all together but nobody wanted...


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      32 Patriotic Pies Decked Out in Red, White and Blue

      If you've got a sweet tooth this 4th of July, these patriotic pies are perfect for your Independence Day celebration.


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      Grandma’s All-Time Favorite 4th of July Recipes

      From potato salad to gelatin desserts, Grandma knew how to make July 4 special. Take a cue from her with...


      Our Best 4th of July Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

      Grab the family, head outside and have all the 4th of July fun you want. You can still feast on...


      26 Jiggly, Creamy and Fluffy 4th of July Salads

      Our summery July 4th salad recipes combine sun-ripened fruits with your favorite textures—it's the most fun you can have in...


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      41 Red, White and Blue Desserts

      Show your patriotic spirit with red, white and blue recipes perfect for July 4th and Memorial Day picnics. Find patriotic...

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      40 Vegetarian Recipes for Your 4th of July Cookout

      Vegetarians coming to your 4th of July cookout? These picnic-ready recipes will please meat-eaters and vegetarians alike.


      60 Easy July 4th Recipes

      These easy July 4th recipes are sure to be hits at your picnic or backyard barbecue. With simple steps and...


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      Top 12 Flag-Shaped Recipes

      Celebrate American pride on Memorial Day, Flag Day or July 4th with these patriotic cookies, cakes, pies and more flag-shaped...


      30 All-American 4th of July Dessert Bars

      Get in the spirit this Independence Day with easy 4th of July dessert bars. These recipes include fresh fruit and...


      How to Celebrate the 4th of July in Your Backyard

      Here's how to celebrate Independence Day (safely) this year.


      11 of the Best Things to Do on the 4th of July

      Can't think of any plans other than grilling and chilling? Celebrate the stars and stripes with these creative July 4th...