6 4th of July Menus to Wow Everyone at Your Cookout

Whether you're catering to meat lovers or veggie enthusiasts, these menu ideas aim to please.

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If there’s one thing the 4th of July is known for, it’s mouthwatering seasonal food. So if you’re in charge of hosting the neighborhood cookout this year, the stakes are high to feed and please the masses. Lucky for you, we compiled six diverse five-course 4th of July menus—including appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts—for any kind of holiday crowd and party theme. Stick to the grilled classics through a meat-infused lineup, but go beyond burgers and brats with firecracker-shaped hot dogs to start, followed by cupcakes topped with brown-sugar-coated bacon. Or, if you want to go meatless, butternut squash apple burgers and good old French fries will cater to vegetarian guests. You can also opt to keep things on the sweet side with an all-fruit-everything buffet. And since no one wants to spend all 4th of July in the kitchen, our roundup of easy menu options has you fully covered. These five-course recipes will ensure your best 4th of July food spread to date—and don’t hesitate to mix and match from menu ideas!

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4th of july menu watermelon fruit appetizer
Cravings of a Lunatic
Fruit Lovers | Appetizer: Watermelon Cups With Cranberry Mascarpone

Kick off your celebration on a sweet note with juicy watermelon bites, made even more mouthwatering by the cranberry mascarpone filling.

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The Real Food Dietitians
Fruit Lovers | Main: Raspberry Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Healthy, filling, and oh-so-easy to cook, this raspberry-infused spin on standard salmon will have party guests begging for your recipe.

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4th of july menu fruit side salad
Peas and Crayons
Fruit Lovers | Side: Cranberry and Blueberry Salad

Send everyone's sweet cravings into overdrive with this summer side salad, which features a blueberry balsamic dressing as an added fruity enhancement.

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4th of july menu watermelon skewer side dish
Recipes From a Pantry
Fruit Lovers | Side: Watermelon Skewers With Prosciutto

Who needs a 4th of July charcuterie board when you can stick your meats, cheeses, and watermelon on skewers?

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4th of july menu peach popsicle dessert
Oh So Delicioso
Fruit Lovers | Dessert: Peach Popsicles

There's no better way to top off the cookout buffet than with a refreshing homemade popsicle.

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easy 4th of july menu chicken sliders appetizer
Life Made Sweeter
Easy | Appetizer: Chicken Bruschetta Sliders

Build excitement for the main course with these bite-sized delights, which you can make in the blink of an eye using rotisserie chicken.

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easy 4th of july recipe prosciutto pesto hot dogs
Country Cleaver
Easy | Main: Prosciutto Pesto Hot Dog

While the dogs do their time on the grill, you can quickly whip up the fried prosciutto and pesto toppings. Add mozzarella slices and artichoke hearts for the finishing touches, and prepare to hear lots of "this is the best thing I've ever tasted."

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easy 4th of july menu mexican street corn casserole
Easy Family Recipes
Easy | Side: Mexican Street Corn Casserole

Pressed for time? This crowd-pleasing, corn-infused dish comes together with only five minutes of prep and 30 minutes of cook time.

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easy 4th of july menu pasta salad side dish
Julie Blanner
Easy | Side: Bow Tie Pasta Salad

It's not a 4th of July cookout until the pasta salad gets passed around, and this rendition makes for a lighter alternative to most mayo-infused recipes. You can also sub in your favorite noodles.

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easy 4th of july menu no bake cookie dough cake
The Recipe Rebel
Easy | Dessert: No-Bake Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cake

For added convenience, go the no-bake route with your dessert contribution. This frozen cookie dough creation easily rivals store-bought versions.

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Cheese Lovers | Appetizer: Ranch Bacon Mac and Cheese Cups

Both kids and adults will devour this cheesy bite-sized appetizer.

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Courtesy of The Chunky Chef
Cheese Lovers | Main: One-Pan Cheesy Jalapeño Chicken

An easy, 20-minute entree is ideal when you're serving four other courses.

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Courtesy of Emily Bites
Cheese Lovers | Side: Cheesy Broccoli Bake

You won't have trouble getting the kids to eat their vegetables with this classic side.

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Cheese Lovers | Side: Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

Serve this rolled up grilled cheese sandwiches with a shot of tomato soup.

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Courtesy of A Family Feast
Cheese Lovers | Dessert: Vanilla Cream Cheese Custard

Pipe this custard dessert into chilled glasses for a stunning presentation.

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Homemade in the Heartland
Meat Lovers | Appetizer: Firecracker Dogs

Wrap hot dogs in flaky dough and top with cheese stars for a fun and festive appetizer.

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The Chunky Chef
Meat Lovers | Main: Whiskey Glazed Blue Cheese Burgers

This mouthwatering, meaty main is topped with caramelized onions and lots of melted cheese. Yum!

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The Comfort of Cooking
Meat Lovers | Side: Crispy Salt and Vinegar Smashed Potatoes

The perfect pairing to an all-American burger. (Vegetarians will also love this side.)

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roasted snap peas and mushrooms
Becky Stayner
Meat Lovers | Side: Roasted Snap Peas and Mushrooms

A crispy bacon topping takes this vegetable side to the next level.

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Bakingdom
Meat Lovers | Dessert: Bacon-Hazelnut Buttermilk Cupcakes

Topped with Amaretto maple buttercream, brown sugar-coated bacon, and a drizzle of bourbon caramel, these cupcakes are a sweet and salty way to end the night.

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She Wears Many Hats
Hawaiian | Appetizer: Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs

These grilled starters are ready in just over five minutes. Be sure you make enough because these are sure to fly off the plate.

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Half Baked Harvest
Hawaiian | Main: Hawaiian Barbecue Salmon Burgers with Coconut Caramelized Pineapple

Barbecue sauce, juicy salmon, avocado, cheese, and caramelized pineapple combine to make this main course simply delicious.

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Mary Britton Senseney
Hawaiian | Side: Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Garlic and Lemon

Party guests will love peeling and eating these kicked-up shrimp bites.

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Damn Delicious
Hawaiian | Side: Pineapple Fried Rice

This mix of pineapple, smoked ham, brown rice, and veggies will taste better bite after bite.

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Glorious Treats
Hawaiian | Dessert: Piña Colada Cake

Give your guests a piece of this tropical dessert topped with a tasty coconut cream cheese frosting.

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Pizzazzerie
Vegetarian | Appetizer: Cheese and Onion Dip

Start off your meal with this cheesy, patriotic pleaser.

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Veggies Don't Bite
Vegetarian | Main: Butternut Squash Apple Burgers

Sweet and savory flavors combine in this main course. Made with a rice medley, squash, shallots, and more, you've never tasted a burger quite like this.

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Layers of Happiness
Vegetarian | Side: Extra Crispy Oven Baked French Fries

These are fries no one will feel guilty about eating.

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Mary Britton Senseney
Vegetarian | Side: Roasted Wax Bean, Avocado and Crispy Quinoa Salad

This fresh summer salad adds a burst of green to any plate.

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The Wiegands
Vegetarian | Dessert: All-American Pie with Lemon Butter Crust

Everyone will be begging for a piece of this beautiful berry pie.

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