40+ Fourth of July Recipes (Easy & Delicious)

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate independence, freedom, and of course, delicious food! Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, attending a potluck, or having a picnic in the park, these recipes are sure to be a hit with your friends and family.

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The 4th of July is a time for celebration, grilling, and enjoying delicious food with friends and family. If you’re looking for some new and exciting recipes to try this year, look no further! Here are some of our favorites.

The BEST Recipes for the 4th of July

Traeger smoked chicken thighs on serving plate.
Learn how to make smoky and succulent BBQ chicken thighs with this easy Traeger Chicken Thighs recipe. It works with bone-in or boneless thighs, can be adapted for any pellet grill, and leaves you with wood-smoked chicken every time.
Traeger Chicken Thighs
Seafood boil spread out on newspapers with small bowl of garlic butter sauce.
Impress your friends and family with a homemade Seafood Boil! Made with fresh seafood, smoked sausage, potatoes, and corn, it’s the ultimate one-pot feast for special occasions.
Homemade Seafood Boil
Overhead shot of french dip burgers on platter with bowl of au jus.
Flavorful onion au jus compliments these delectable burgers topped with melted Gruyere cheese to make a perfect French Dip Burger.
French Dip Burger
Lamb chops arranged on grey plate next to bowl of peanut sauce.
These Lamb Chops with Spicy Peanut Sauce are perfect for your next BBQ. Rich, smoky grilled lamb pairs perfectly with the creamy, tangy Thai-style spicy peanut sauce. It’s a delicious, quick and easy dinner.
Grilled Lamb Chops
Side view of two lamb burgers arranged on plate next to bowl of caramelized onions and glass of red wine.
Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onions are perfect for the summer grilling season. The lamb burgers are seasoned with a red wine reduction, as are the caramelized onions, then they're topped with creamy goat cheese and peppery arugula. Yum!
Lamb Burgers with Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onions
Steak on plate with asparagus spears.
Learn how to cook ribeye, filet, sirloin, and other cuts of mouthwatering steak on a Traeger or pellet grill. Whether you’re a grill master or a novice, this Traeger steak recipe always yields steakhouse-quality results!
Traeger Steak
Side view of smoked burger topped with tomato, lettuce & cheese.
Step up your burger game with this comprehensive Smoked Burgers guide. It includes tips for forming the patties, seasoning secrets, and easy-to-follow instructions for cooking irresistibly juicy burgers low and slow on a standard smoker.
Smoked Burgers
Overhead close up of pork chop topped with white bbq sauce on grey plate.
Grilled Pork Chops with White BBQ Sauce are rich, smokey and tangy. They make a delicious, quick and easy dinner that’s sure to please.
Grilled Pork Chops with White BBQ Sauce
Overhead close up of three smoked pork belly slices with grill marks.
Smoked Pork Belly Strips are the only thing better than bacon! Seasoned with an easy dry rub, the pork is cooked low and slow until it’s tender, juicy, and melts in your mouth. It’s a smoky and deeply flavored cut of meat that must make an appearance at your next barbecue.
Smoked Pork Belly
Overhead close up of bowl of grilled potato salad.
Say bye bye to basic potato salad. This Grilled Potato Salad combines smoky grilled potatoes with a delicious tangy mustard dressing that’s loaded with fresh herbs and salty capers. It’s delicious! 
Grilled Potato Salad
Close up of chicken breast with grill marks.
This easy Traeger Chicken Breasts recipe features Greek marinated chicken breasts cooked low and slow on a pellet grill. It’s the perfect summer meal with layers of herbaceous, tart, and smoky flavors in every bite!
Traeger Chicken Breasts
Baked potato toppings on wooden tray.
There are so many delicious baked potato toppings to choose from! This extensive list of the 50+ BEST toppings includes meats, cheeses, veggies, sauces and more.
Baked Potato Bar
This is the BEST Beer Chili recipe! A hearty one-pot chili with beans that’s rich, spicy and perfect for Fourth of July.
Beer Chili
Smoked asparagus spears on baking sheet with parchment and charred lemons.
Learn how to smoke asparagus on a Traeger or pellet grill/smoker! This Traeger Asparagus recipe is foolproof and yields tender-crisp, delightfully smoky asparagus every time.
Traeger Asparagus
Traeger smoked tri tip sliced on serving tray.
Take barbecue season over the top with this Traeger Smoked Tri-Tip recipe. Well-seasoned, cooked in the smoker, then seared to juicy perfection.
Smoked Tri Tip
Overhead close up of combined vinegar slaw in large white mixing bowl.
Red Cabbage Slaw is a super simple side dish recipe made without mayo. It’s tangy, delicious and crunchy. 
Red Cabbage Coleslaw
Best Baked Beans platingsandpairings.com
The BEST Baked Beans! Simmered in a rich, hearty sauce seasoned with bacon, vinegar and brown sugar. The ultimate side dish to bring to a potluck or BBQ.
Baked Beans
Close up of apple slaw in serving bowl.
Apple Celery Root Slaw is an exciting twist on your basic coleslaw. Crisp apples and celery root combine with jalapeno, cilantro & pickled onions. It's sure to be a stand out side dish!
Celery Root Slaw
Hawaiian coleslaw in white serving bowl.
Hawaiian Coleslaw with pineapple, cabbage, carrots, sesame seeds and a ginger-soy lime vinaigrette brings a tropical taste to traditional slaw.
Hawaiian Slaw
Sausage Kabobs are simple to make, nutritious, and loaded with flavor! We combine smoked sausage with veggies & the best seasoning blend and recommend serving with a delicious honey mustard sauce.
Recipe: Chelsea's Messy Apron
Sausage Kabobs
Grab the recipe for this bright herby Avocado Corn Salad with plenty of lime juice and a hint of garlic! This makes for the perfect summer dish dish!
Recipe: What's Gaby Cooking
Avocado Grilled Corn Salad
Finger-licking good Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Wings will have you smacking your lips! These deep-fried wings are crispy, spicy, sweet, and dripping with homemade Nashville hot sauce.
Recipe: Gimme Delicious
Nashville Hot Chicken Wings
Hawaiian pulled pork sliders are a delicious sweet & spicy twist on classic pulled pork.
Recipe: Tastes of Lizzy T
Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sliders
Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread is savory cornbread that is made with sharp cheddar cheese, corn kernels, onions, and jalapeno peppers.
Recipe: I Am Homesteader
Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread
Crispy Potato Skins – baked russet potatoes are hollowed out into a boat-like shape, baked until crisp, filled with cheddar cheese, then finished with bacon, green onions and an herbed sour cream. 
Recipe: Cooking Classy
Potato Skins
This Mojito Fruit Salad recipe was made for celebrating summer! It’s loaded with fresh watermelon, strawberries, and blueberries, and then tossed with a sweet lime and mint mixture.
Recipe: A Farm Girl Dabbles
Red White and Blue Fruit Salad
Grilled Romaine Salad has fresh bites of grilled lettuce, tomatoes. and sweet corn. Bacon and homemade buttermilk ranch dressing make it a summer favorite!
Recipe: A Farm Girl Dabbles
Grilled Romaine Salad
This Grilled Vegetable Salad recipe has perfectly charred vegetables dressed with a sunny, herby lemon vinaigrette. Bites of creamy, salty blue cheese (or sub Parmesan) are the finishing touch!
Recipe: A Farm Girl Dabbles
Grilled Vegetable Salad
Garlic grilled shrimp skewers are marinated in a delicious garlic herb mixture, then grilled to perfection in under 10 minutes!
Recipe: Downshiftology
Garlic Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Made with just pineapple, butter, & brown sugar, this BBQ side is wildly easy to whip up.
Recipe: Blue Bowl Recipes
Caramelized Grilled Pineapple
Learn how to make bacon wrapped asparagus using just 5 ingredients and made in the oven, grill, or even in the air fryer!
Recipe: The Big Man's World
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
This Spicy Black Bean Burger is perfect for meatless meals. Full of flavor and topped with a homemade avocado cream sauce, it’s hard to beat.
Recipe: Dude That Cookz
Spicy Black Bean Burger
Traeger jalapeno poppers are the perfect party snack. They are stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon, and finished with a maple glaze.
Recipe: Savor The Best
Traeger Jalapeno Poppers
Mango guacamole with creamy avocado and sweet mango chunks for a sweet and savory flavor. It’s a crowd favorite during summer time!
Recipe: Little Broken
Mango Guacamole
A simple and satisfying Caesar salad with romaine lettuce, shredded Brussels sprouts, and sourdough croutons. So good!
Recipe: Little Broken
Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad
Easy, zesty and packed with flavor! This pasta salad comes together in minutes and is tossed in the best homemade kale pesto!
Recipe: Kalefornia Kravings
Pesto Pasta Salad
These blood orange BBQ ribs are smoky, sweet, sticky and oh-so good. Serve alongside an avocado butter greens salad for the ultimate combo!
Recipe: How Sweet Eats
Smoky Blood Orange BBQ Ribs

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40+ Dishes for the Fourth of July

The 4th of July is a time to celebrate independence, freedom, and of course, delicious food! Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue, attending a potluck, or having a picnic in the park, these recipes are sure to be a hit with your friends and family. Try this easy Traeger Chicken Breasts recipe. It features Greek marinated chicken breasts cooked low and slow on a pellet grill. It’s the perfect summer meal with layers of herbaceous, tart, and smoky flavors in every bite!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people



  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon (zested and juiced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (grated or minced)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • 1 pound chicken (breasts or thighs, pounded to a uniform thickness)


  • In a medium bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the marinade ingredients.
  • Place the chicken in a large ziploc bag or casserole dish, and pour in the marinade.
  • Allow chicken to marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.
  • Once ready to cook, remove the chicken from the refrigerator and allow it to sit on the counter for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat your Traeger (or other pellet grill) to 400 degrees. Grill the chicken for 15-20 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Remove from the grill and set aside to a clean plate. Tent with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!


Store the leftover chicken breasts in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. They also freeze well for 3 to 4 months. Before reheating, let the chicken thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
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Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 1006mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

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