32 4th of July Recipes for the Holiday Cookout of Your Dreams

These mouthwatering recipes deserve a spot at your holiday barbecue.

4th of july recipes
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Fire up the grill this holiday with must-have 4th of July recipes that will keep the celebration going long after the fireworks finish. Plus, check out our patriotic cocktails to wash down all the delicious goodies.

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4th july recipes pork
David Tsay
Bourbon BBQ Glazed Pork Chops

The secret to this mouthwatering main lies in the homemade bourbon-infused barbecue sauce.

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4th july recipes hot dogs
David Tsay
Grilled Hotdogs with Fixin's

Take your cookout to the next level by topping the summer staple with one of these unexpected ideas.

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4th july recipes vegetable
David Tsay
Vegetable Kebabs with Lemon-Scallion Vinaigrette

Grilled veggies are the ultimate holiday side dish—they're healthy and delicious.

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4th july recipes salad potato
David Tsay
Creamy Potato Salad

What is a barbecue without potato salad? Try this recipe that utilizes dijon mustard and lemon juice for a zesty finish.

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4th july recipes corn
David Tsay
Charred Corn Salad

A sprinkling of red onion and a red chili give this smoky corn side some serious bite.

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4th july recipes dessert
David Tsay
Mini Stars Berry Pies

Top these tiny desserts—filled with raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries—with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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4th july recipes lemonade
David Tsay
Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Take a break from the July heat with a tall glass of fruit-filled lemonade.

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Brian Woodcock
Blue Bell Ice Cream Bombe

Top this ice cream "bombe" with sparkler candies from for a dessert fireworks show.

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Bacon Sriracha Potato Salad

Spice up your classic potato salad recipe with crowd favorites, like bacon and sriracha chili sauce.

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Mini Cheesey Pretzel Dogs

No need to serve hot dogs at your 4th of July cookout when you can have these tasty pretzel dogs instead.

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Watermelon, Blueberry, and Feta Salad

Get your fix of sweet and salty with this tasty fruit salad that combines feta cheese with watermelons and blueberries.

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Courtesy of Lil' Luna
Barbecue Bacon and Chicken Bites

Perfect for a quick snack or an appetizer, your guests will love these smokey bites.

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BBQ Chicken

What makes this barbecue chicken so delicious is the Italian seasoning and basil that gives it an extra punch of flavor.

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bbq side dishes hatch pineapple salad
Brian Woodcock
Grilled Hot Dogs and Hatch Pineapple Salsa

Top all your barbecue favorites with this sweet and spicy chili-pineapple salsa.

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Brian Woodcock
Sweet Heat Cheerwine Baby Back Ribs

Smothered on grilled baby back ribs, this Cheerwine glaze is finger-lickin' good. Better stock up on the napkins.

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Kana Okada
Miso-Glazed Chicken Burgers with Cabbage Apple Slaw

Compared with a typical cheeseburger slathered in mayo, this miso-glazed chicken version—topped with flavorful slaw—is a healthier choice.

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Tidy Mom
Aloha Barbecue Sliders

Treat your guests to a sweet and salty treat with mini beef burgers made with pieces of pineapple, Swiss cheese and bacon.

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Damn Delicious
Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa

Fresh mango, lime juice, tomatoes, onions and jalapeño peppers create a fantastic mix that brings a taste of an island vibe right to your guests.

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CenterCutCook
Grilled Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

Stuffed with cream cheese, sour cream, cilantro and lime, these are melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

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Madigan Made
Watermelon, Feta, and Mint Salad Bites

Watermelon is the ultimate summer fruit. Pair it with feta and mint, and you've got flavorful, petite packages that will be gone in no time.

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Damn Delicious
Vegetable Kabobs

Vibrant, healthy and simple to make, you'll feel good about eating these marinated beauties.

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Our Four Forks
Sweet Potato Bun Sliders with Portobello, Red Peppers and Pesto Mayo

This healthy concoction is every vegetarian's dream, but even meat lovers will eat these right up.

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Tara's Multicultural Table
Parmesan Garlic Grilled Corn

An outdoor summer feast is never complete without corn. This year, switch up your standard seasoning to one everybody will ask about.

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FoodieCrush
Kale Caesar Pasta Salad

Traditional Caesar salad gets a flavor boost from kale, farfalle pasta and sweet roasted tomatoes.

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The Cookie Rookie
All American Bacon Cheeseburger Dip

In just over 30 minutes, this cheesy dish will be ready for your guests to devour.

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Climbing Grier Mountain
Chickpea Baked Beans with Barbecue Bacon Hummus

Chickpeas and black beans are tasty on their own. Pair them with barbecue bacon hummus, and you've got a dish you'll crave all year long.

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Cooking For Keeps
Strawberry, Basil, Bacon and Brie Chicken Burger

With or without the bacon, this burger will satisfy every hungry guest.

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Cinnamon Spic & Everything Nice
Italian Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Potatoes

Smothered in garlic, olive oil and cheese, these potatoes pair perfectly with whatever you've cooked up on the grill.

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Creme de la Crumb
Sticky Asian Grilled Chicken

This dish alone is worth a firework celebration.

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The Busy Baker
Lemon Garlic Grilled Shrimp Skewers

You can never go wrong with a little seafood on your grill. So zest up your barbecue with these light bites.

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