If there is ever an appropriate time to be over the top with your foodie presentation, the 4th of July is it!
With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, everyone has red, white and blue on the brain. If you are hosting a backyard BBQ at your place or heading off to a picnic party at the shore, you’ll want to be ready with festive eats and drinks.
But before you start diving deep into those Pinterest feeds for ideas, check out this list of Pinterest’s top Fourth of July party essential ideas. Some of these recipes call for baking or slow cooking and others get creative and cook them on the grill!
It’s got everything from refreshing cocktails to patriotic recipes. No need to spend hours creating your own party board!
Here’s 15 Fourth of July BBQ Recipes & Party Essentials That Are Beyond Delicious!
Let’s Get Cooking!
1. Balsamic Glazed Steak Rolls
Found from Picture the Recipe
This is an easy 3 ingredient marinade that makes an insanely good BBQ recipe. Make these roll-ups for your Fourth of July party for the perfect meat and veg combo. There’s nothing more savory than flank steak eaten hot off the grill!
2. Firecracker Dogs
Found from Handmade in the Heartland
These are fairly simple and really adorable. Wrap a pre-made breadstick dough around the hot dogs on the stick then bake til perfection. The star cut out of cheese on top really makes this a fantastic recipe for a backyard BBQ!
3. Wine Sparklers
Found from The Kitchn
This wine spritzer is so easy, yet so festive and refreshing. Mix wine with lemon-lime soda and garnish with blueberries and watermelon stars. Make a big batch of this cocktail thats ready to go when guests arrive. Bonus: when you hit the bottom of the glass, you get a bite of boozy chilled fruit to eat!
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4. Fall Off The Bone Ribs
Found from Jenny Can Cook
Ribs and backyard BBQs go hand in hand. This is a foolproof rib recipe that seriously anyone can make. Rub and cook ribs right away or rub and refrigerate for a few hours. These amazing ribs are equally delicious finished in the oven or on the grill. Warning you now don’t expect leftovers!
5. Parmesan Chive Corn on the Cob
Found from Must Love Home
Corn on the con is always a fresh and crunchy side dish that goes best with any grilled meats you might have at your summer BBQs. This Parmesan Chive Corn on the Cob reminiscent of Mexican street corn, this recipe calls for a healthy dose of butter, grated cheese and spices. Salty parmesan adds just the right bite to sweet corn! (I like to add a little cayenne pepper to a spicy kick!)
6. Copycat IN-N-OUT Burger
Found from Your Homebased Mom
Born and raised in California, I’m obsessed with In-N-Out burger and this recipe is the best copycat burger recipe ever. It is seriously so good and will have all your guests screaming for more. Be sure to make extra burger sauce because you won’t be able to get enough!
7. Coconut Water Fresh Berry Popsicles
Found from Back to the Book Nutrition
These frozen pops are delicious and healthy, and they couldn’t be any easier to make. Just drop some berries into popsicle molds, then fill with coconut water and freeze.
8. Patriotic Chopped Fruit Salad
Found from Whole and Heavenly Oven
This is a truly summer fresh fruit salad that is the best combination of tangy and sweet! The fresh fruit is covered with a tangy lime glaze, topped with poppy seeds and a touch of fresh basil.
9. Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans
Found from Pass the Sushi
Just like ribs, barbecue beans is made for summer cookouts. These is one of my favorite recipes because you can make this is the slow cooker. Throw all the ingredients into your slow cooker and set the cook time. Don’t babysit the beans!
10. BBQ Chicken with Avocado Cucumber Salad
Found from In Honor of Design
BBQ chicken legs makes for an easy main dish. It is also paired perfectly with this fresh avocado cucumber salad. And in this recipe it calls for a sweet BBQ sauce but there’s also a variation to make spicy buffalo chicken. So maybe you can make half n half!
11. Loaded Baked Potato Salad
Found from Confetti and Bliss
Potato salad is a perfect american BBQ recipe and this really takes it up a notch. If you enjoy baked potatoes with all the fixings like cheese, bacon, onions and sour cream, then you’ll absolutely love this loaded baked potato salad recipe!
12. Kid Friendly Patriotic Punch
Found from Mom Endeavors
This red, white and blue layered punch makes for an awesome drink kids of all ages will enjoy. This recipe calls for a cranberry cherry juice, pineapple and finally a blue raspberry drink. These drinks contain different levels of sugar so it creates a cool science experiment. The drinks are layered to then float on top of each other and they will stay that way until mixed together!
13. Berry Feta Spinach Salad with Creamy Strawberry Poppy Dressing
Found from Carlsbad Cravings
Here is a gorgeous salad recipe that’s ready for summer. It is deceptively simple, smooth, and sweet speckled with poppy seeds and sesame seeds with a base of strawberry yogurt!
14. Patriotic Lollipop Centerpiece
Found from Gluestick
Here is a fun patriotic lollipop topiary that the kids will love! It’s a sweet treat that also serves as an awesome centerpiece for your table!
15. 4th of July White Sangria
Found from Street Smart Kitchen
Nothing says 4th of July quite like strawberries, pears, and blueberries boasted by Moscato wine. Then topped with tonic water, lemon juice and a gentle touch of gin. This white sangria will be the fireworks at your party!
These Fourth of July BBQ recipes and party essential ideas are amazing! I never would have thought there were so many possibilities, but there are, and they’re all awesome!
Happy 4th of July!