25 Fourth of July Recipes to enjoy

I’ve combed through my archives and collected my 25 favorite 4th of July recipes and cocktails for your All-American celebration.

a flag made of white meringue, berries arranged in am American flag motif

Let’s get this Party Started:

From my award-winning salsa verde to spinach dip, these starters will be the perfect dishes to kick off your summer festivities.

  1. Salsa Verde Mexicana
  2. Blistered Shitshito Peppers
  3. Spinach Party Dip
  4. Fire Crackers Recipe
  5. Green Goddess Dressing or Dip
salsa verde in a ceramic bowl next to a bowl of tortillas

The Best of the Meat lovers:

Southern slow roasted pulled pork and juicy mouthwatering burger you can grill, these recipes will be the star of t your 4th of July party.

  1. Montana Burger
  2. Philipp’s Excellent Burger
  3. Big Mac Smashburger Tacos
  4. Southern Slow Roasted BBQ Pork with Slatherin’ Sauce
  5. Chicken Fajitas
a hamburger next to a pile of corn succotash on a blue and white plate

My Favorite movies about the American Spirit and our History:

  • The Right Stuff
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • John Adams- HBO Series
  • Lincoln
  • Dances with Wolves
  • Unbroken
  • Miracle
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Last of the Mohicans
  • The Age of Innocence
  • Boys in the Boat
grilled chicken on tortillas

Plant Based Yumminess:

Peppers stuffed with delicious veggies or lentil based sloppy joes, flavor is packed in this collection of vegetarian friendly summer dishes.

  1. Vegan Sloppy Joes
  2. 30 minutes feta and roasted vegetable bowl
  3. Lentil Stuffed Peppers
bell peppers stuffed with lentils and cheese
  • the author fishing in the gun of Mexico pulling in a fish on her line
  • The Clark Fork River in Western Montana
    A view of the Clark Fork River in Western Montana

Ocean Fare:

Celebrate the 4th with mouthwatering dishes like panko fried shrimp or fresh catch snapper. Seaside entrees with coastal flair are extra special.

  1. Mangrove Snapper
  2. Panko Fried Shrimp
  3. Meggen’s Seafood Chowder
  4. Gulf Coast Red Snapper with Citrus Sauce
  5. New England Clam Chowder
a baked blackberry cobbler next to a bowl of white vanilla ice cream

Sweet Liberty calls for a Showstopper Sweet Treat:

A layered trifle of berries, shortcakes, all American pie or blackberry cobbler. These desserts are worthy of a flag waving celebration and firecracker cheers.

  1. Summer Berry Trifle
  2. Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
  3. Blackberry Cherry Crumble
  4. Family Size Banana Split with Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce
  5. Simple Mixed Berry Shortcake
  6. Double Chocolate and Walnut Brownies
  7. Atlantic Beach Pie
a trifle dish filled with strawberries and blueberries on a picnic table

Setting a Star Spangled Table:

Keep to your red, white and blue theme with these easy and inexpensive finds-

  • Blue or red enamel plates are perfect for outdoor picnics. They are inexpensive and available at most hardware or Army Navy stores. Purchase HERE.
  • Use cut greens from around your yard, pieces of driftwood or shells for a beautiful centerpiece.
  • A large bowl filled with sliced berries is not only delicious but looks beautiful on your table.
  • Simple low vase or jars filled with white flowers make for a beautiful floral display.
  • Bandanas or red striped dishtowels are perfect for napkins.
  • Ice cubes filled with edible flowers or berries liven up your cocktails
  • These napkins rings from Pottery Barn are perfect for a western themed table.
a lion wood table decorated with Americana for a 4th of July celebration

Raise a glass to the Red, White and Blue:

Cheers for cocktails on the 4th. Check out my blog post of my favorite Summer Cocktails:

a bowl of spinach dip next to corn tortillas on an old wood picnic table

a worn cowboy hat on a kitchen counter next to a bottle of tequila
a green kayak on a blue lake
a blackberry margarita
a pitcher of red margarita mix

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