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Our 47 Best 4th Of July Recipes For Summer Eating

From picnic-perfect sides to kebabs on the BBQ, these festive recipes won't disappoint.

Any holiday is only as good as the food you're eating — everyone knows that. Grab your favorite red, white, and blue outfits. We've got the festive recipes, so all you have to do is scroll and enjoy the sunshine.

Below are some of the absolute best recipes we know for your 4th of July cook-outs, picnics, or barbecues.

1. Marbled 4th Of July 'Box' Cake

2. Hearty Potato Salad

3. Red, White and Blue Sponge Cake

sponge cake

4. 4th of July Tie-Dye Cake

5. Celebratory Pudding Pops

red, white, and blue popsicles

6. Patriotic Pretzel Bites

red and blue M&M's on white candy melted onto pretzels

7. Mini Trifles

trifles in a jar

8. Brie Berry Bites

cheese and berry bites

9. Mint Watermelon Salad With Feta

Mint Watermelon Salad with Feta

10. Easiest 4th of July Fruit Skewers

Easiest July 4th Fruit Skewers

11. Hot Dog Fiesta

Hot Dog Fiesta

12. Crunchy Pickled Salad

Crunchy Pickled Salad

13. Corn, Crab, and Old Bay Deviled Eggs

Corn, Crab, and Old Bay Deviled Eggs

14. Melon Caprese Skewers

Melon Caprese Skewers

15. Shrimp Avocado Sandwich

Shrimp Avocado Sandwich

16. Easy Skillet Mac 'n' Cheese

Easy Skillet Mac & Cheese

17. Easy Watermelon Sangria

Easy Watermelon Sangria

18. Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

19. Caprese Grilled Balsamic Chicken

Three pieces of balsamic grilled chicken topped with sliced tomatoes, melted mozzarella, basil, and balsamic glaze

20. Mexican Street Corn Salad

A big bowl of Mexican street corn salad topped with cilantro, cheese, red onion, avocado, and lime wedges

21. Watermelon Salad With Cucumber and Feta

A salad with fresh watermelon, cucumber, chunks of feta, fresh basil and mint

22. Sticky Oven Barbecue Ribs

A dozen-or-so ribs brushed with barbecue sauce on a foil-lined baking sheet

23. Easy Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad

A big bowl of tortellini pasta salad with mozzarella, tomato, and pesto

24. Grilled Salmon Tacos With Strawberry Avocado Salsa

An up-close shot of a tortilla filled with grilled salmon and a slaw made of avocado, strawberry, red onion, and cilantro

25. Grilled Bruschetta Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushroom caps stuffed with homemade tomato bruschetta

26. Easy Tomato Gazpacho

27. Sparkling Red, White, & Blue Sangria

sangria with berries

28. Flag Cake With Cheesecake Topping

cake with berries and cream cheese frosting

29. Easy Layered Taco Dip

taco dip designed like an American flag

30. Coconut Water Berry Popsicles

coconut and berry popsicles

31. Berry Dessert Pizza

dessert pizza

32. Blueberry Cheesecake Bites

cheesecake bites with berries

33. Patriotic Oreos

Oreos dipped in candy

34. Grilled Flank Steak and Corn Salad

Flank steak topped with corn, tomato, jalapeño, onion, and peppers

35. Black Bean & Corn Burgers

A black bean and corn burger on a bun with veggies and cheese

36. Buffalo Chicken Sliders

A slider with cheesy Buffalo chicken

37. Crispy Buffalo Wings

A plate of Buffalo wings with celery

38. Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

A bowl of tomato, avocado, and red onion salad

39. Five Cheese Mac 'n' Cheese

Decadent mac 'n' cheese with a crispy topping

40. Cookies & Cream-Stuffed Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies stuffed with chocolate cream cookies

41. Stars and Stripes S’mores Cups

Stars and Stripes S'mores Cups

42. Sheet Pan Sweet Corn and Summer Squash Hash

A bowl of vegetable hash with fried eggs

43. Pesto Chicken, Corn, and Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

Pesto Chicken, Corn, and Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

44. Baja-Style Mexican Hot Dogs

Mexican-style hot dogs with avocado, cilantro, and spicy mayo

45. New England Shrimp Rolls

A shrimp roll on a hot dog bun

46. Crab Cake Sliders With Spicy Aioli

Crab cake sliders with aioli

47. Skillet Berry Cobbler

A berry cobbler in a skillet

This article contains content previously curated by Hannah Loewentheil, Farrah Penn, Marie Telling, Eboné Denise, Krysten Peck, Catherine O'Donnell, and Kayleigh Jackson. It was compiled by Lavanya Narayanan.