26 Recipes for 4th July. Celebrate with the best tasty, patriotic party foods. From hot dogs, to red, white and blue desserts and beyond. There is everything here for the most fun day of the year to wow your guests and feed a crowd. It’s that time of the year and 4th of July is upon us. The biggest day of the year for cookouts, barbecues and fireworks. Celebrate the red, white and blue with food.

A collage of patriotic desserts from hot dogs to red white and blue desserts

In this post, I have you covered with some noteworthy recipes from colorful cocktails, delicious hot dogs and you can’t forget the patriotic themed desserts.  Break out that checkered tablecloth and fire up the grill for a fun and festive fourth.

Red White & Blue Cheese Burger

A burger on a bun with lettuce, white and blue cheeses and roasted red pepper with the burger top off to the side

Patriotic Firework Cupcakes

Patriotic red, white and blue cupcakes are red velvet cupcakes topped with patriotic frosting to emulate a bursting firework.

A red velvet cupcake on a white plate with red white and blue frosting

Slow Cooker Beer Bratwurst with Peppers and Onions

Slow cooker beer bratwurst with onions and peppers are the perfect, easy cookout meal for a crowd. Brats are slow cooked in German beer along with onions and peppers, pile onto a bun and you’re set.

Slow cooker  beer brats with peppers and onions are the perfect, easy cookout meal for a crowd. Brats are slow cooked in German beer along with peppers and onions, pile onto a bun and you’re set.

Queso Fundido Skillet Nachos

Queso fundido skillet nachos are perfect for 4th of July celebrations for feeding a crowd. These nachos are loaded with everyone’s favorites and more.

A closeup showing the green avocado, jalapeño, tomato and meat

Chocolate Pecan Coated Ice Cream Balls

Delicious vanilla ice cream is coated in dark, crispy chocolate, toasted pecans and served with your favorite caramel. 

On a white plate with fresh raspberries and caramel sauce

Spicy Jalapeño Mango Margarita

This Spicy Jalapeño Mango Margarita takes this favorite Mexican libation to a whole other flavor level with only 3 ingredients. A delicious fruity mango margarita with chili lime rim.

A short glass of Spicy Jalapeño Mango Margarita on a mat

Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Pasta

This grilled chicken and vegetable pasta is the perfect meal too cook outdoors, and make in a big batch for feeding your 4th of July crowd.

A closeup showing the grilled chicken and colorful vegetables

Summer Greek Pasta Salad

The perfect side dish for Summer! All the flavors of the Mediterranean in a delicious and easy pasta salad.

Lemon and mint dressing being poured over pasta and colorful vegetables

No Bake Cherry Lemon Cheesecake

Bright lemon zest is added to the creamy cheesecake which perfectly complements the sweet cherry topping.

A closeup of the dark cherries on top of the cherry lemon cheesecake

Patriotic Jello and Cream Push Pops 

These Patriotic Jello and cream push pops are easy to make and so much fun to look at and eat! Get your kids involved in not only the eating, but the making of the layers of Jello, lemon cream and sprinkles. Fun for 4th July  celebrations.

Patriotic jello and cream push pops-18

Beet Relish

A delicious and vibrant colored relish that can be a side for grilled meats, or a burger topping.

A sealed jar filled with beet relish

Baja Style Fish Tacos

Fresh halibut pieces are coated in Mexican spices then sautéed. They are nestled in corn tortillas, topped with crunchy shredded cabbage,  homemade pico de gallo and a cooling lime crema. Fresh, healthy and delicious.

A closeup of a fish taco

Mexican Style Hot Dogs

Hot dogs are always delicious, but it’s the toppings that really make them better and you can pretty much top any hot dog with any toppings you like. This has avocado crema and a fresh bean salsa.

A closeup of the hot dog showing the pinto beans, salsa and avocado crema toppings

Blueberry Coconut Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

A healthy summer treat. Greek yogurt, then frozen into protein-packed Blueberry Coconut Frozen Yogurt Popsicles.

A closeup of a blueberry coconut frozen yogurt popsicle on top of fresh blueberries

Key Lime Cupcakes

With all the flavors of key lime pie in a pretty little cupcake. Bright and fresh lime flavor that’s a little tart, a little sweet, that makes  for a bright summery dessert.

Key lime cupcakes on a white cake stand

Grilled Parmesan Garlic and Basil Corn on the Cob

Grilled Parmesan garlic and basil corn on the cob is a delicious use of sweet, seasonal corn. Sweet corn on the cob is grilled then topped with fresh Parmesan, a butter made with roasted garlic and fresh basil for the best barbecue side dish.

Grilled corn cobs coated with butter, garlic, Parmesan cheese and basil

Chipotle Chicken Burger

Juicy and very flavorful, this chipotle chicken burger mixes finely chopped onion, red pepper, cilantro and a little kick from chipotles in adobo right into the ground chicken meat.

A thick chipotle chicken burger topped with melted cheese, tomato and lettuce

Lemon-Lime Margarita

With delicious citrus of lemon and lime and orange liqueur. These margaritas are both refreshing and cooling for a hot day by the pool.

Lemon-lime margarita on a silver tray with tequila and cocktail shaker

Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

One of the easiest teriyaki sauces that is made a little healthier by using agave instead of sugar. This recipe for teriyaki chicken skewers is healthy, but not lacking in flavor.

Crunchy Vegetable Coleslaw

There’s a little something extra in this Crunchy Vegetable Coleslaw. Added protein in the dressing along with a flavor boost from fresh fennel and scallions.

Crunchy vegetable coleslaw with vibrant orange carrot shreds and green scallions in a bowl