4th of July Recipe Ideas 2014


Planning a 4th of July Party or outdoor BBQ?  Here are my best and easiest recipe ideas: drinks, sides, main course, and dessert!

4th of July Roundup

The 4th of July is in FOUR days.  I can’t believe tomorrow is the month of July already.  Time is flying!  I hope everyone gets to have some time to relax and spend some down time with the favorite people in your lives this Independence Day.  I also know that this holiday (or should I say EVERY holiday) requires a plethora of food to go along with the celebration, so I am giving you some ideas to help you out.  Nothing I post is ever very difficult to make, so if you are looking for “easy”, this is the place to be!


Layered Patriotic Non-Alcoholic Drink for the 4th of July. Kid-friendly!

Layered Patriotic Drink

Watermelon Lemon Cooler with Mint

Watermelon Lemon Cooler

Easy Strawberry or Raspberry Sherbet Party Punch recipe for a holiday party, birthday, wedding.

Strawberry Party Punch

Main Course

Super easy, healthy restaurant-quality Grilled Pesto Chicken and Tomato Kabobs recipe for summer grilling and entertaining!

Grilled Pesto Chicken Tomato Kabobs

Caprese Burgers on English Muffins with Balsamic Glaze

Caprese Burgers & Balsamic Glaze on English Muffins

Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Burgers Recipe

Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Burgers

Tandoori Chicken Burger recipe made on naan bread perfect for any summer BBQ, picnic, or fourth of July cook out.

Tandoori Chicken Burgers

Appetizers and Side Dishes

An easy, yet very delicious pasta salad is the perfect side dish for any BBQ, picnic, pot luck, or cook out.

Simple Pasta Salad

Tender red potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and bright green bell pepper get tossed together to create this delicious Potato Salad recipe that is perfect for Summer picnics or Memorial Day!

Creamy Potato Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe that is great for any BBQ or party where you need to feed a crowd. Easy!

Caprese Pasta Salad

Creamy Garlic Shells Recipe. Perfect side dish for any barbeque or any occasion.

Creamy Garlic Shells

Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad is a delicious and healthy Mexican food dish made with avocado and Greek yogurt.

Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad

Pasta with Peas Smoked Almonds and Dill recipe makes a great side dish when grilling out. Can also be a main vegetarian course.

Pasta Salad with Peas, Dill, and Almonds

Crunchy Asian Slaw Recipe made with Ramen noodles. Perfect for a side dish to any party or barbeque.

Crunch Asian Slaw

Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad made by Rachael Ray on the Food Network.

Tomato, Onion, and Cucumber Salad

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Hearty Beef Taco Salad

Hearty Beef Taco Salad


Fruit Pizzas for 4th of July or Memorial Day. Very festive and patriotic!

Red, White & Blue Mini Fruit Pizzas

S'mores Pie dessert Recipe with a graham cracker crust and marshmallow creme

S’mores Pie

This is a recipe for an incredibly simple and festive red, white and blue 4th of July mini trifle dessert with fresh strawberries.

Red, White & Blue Trifles

Homemade recipe for Strawberry-filled Patriotic Red White and Blue pound cake cupcakes with whipped cream cheese frosting.

Strawberry Patriotic Cupcakes

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cups Recipe

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cups

Key Lime Pie Dip Recipe. Key Lime pie in a dip form!

Key Lime Pie Dip

Frozen S'mores made with Perry's Peanut Butter Chip Frozen Yogurt

Frozen S’mores

Golden Graham S'mores Bars

Golden Grahams S’mores Bars

Giant Pina Colada Cookie Cups dessert recipe have the best flavors of summer: pineapple and coconut. Great for Cinco de Mayo!

Pina Colada Cookie Cups

 Happy July 4th, everyone!

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

12 Responses to “4th of July Recipe Ideas 2014”

  1. June 30, 2014 at 7:49 AM #

    So…i was thinking i could start with the strawberry punch and move onto the Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction and then to the Tandoori Chicken Burgers and then to the Key Lime Pie Dip…but then I saw the Pina Colada Cookie Cups, and the S’mores Pie and the Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad…so much deliciousness – where do I start…how do I stop??? 🙂

  2. June 30, 2014 at 8:25 AM #

    So many delicious recipes for the 4th of July Ashley! You always inspire me!! sharing on FB! Nettie

  3. June 30, 2014 at 8:54 AM #

    Want to come cater my 4th of July? 😉

  4. June 30, 2014 at 9:44 AM #

    I’m addicted to all of your round-ups, everything here looks fantastic!!

  5. June 30, 2014 at 12:31 PM #

    Happy 4th of July weekend to you Ashley. Great round up and so many delicious dishes but I think I want to start with your chicken pesto skewers. They look delicious.

  6. June 30, 2014 at 1:19 PM #

    Those mozzarella stuffed chicken burgers sound awesome!! Happy 4th lady! Hope it’s a great one!

  7. June 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM #

    Love all these recipes in one place! Amazing roundup, thanks 🙂

  8. June 30, 2014 at 7:37 PM #

    Yum to everything! You post the most amazing recipe round ups!

  9. June 30, 2014 at 8:55 PM #

    That’s a true firework of fantastic ideas fot 4th of July!
    Your guests are lucky guys, Ashley!
    Love the mini fruit pizzas, so cute.

  10. June 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM #

    You sold me on the patriotic drink! That reminds me of a drink we had in Jamaica. We drank lots of those 😀 Great roundup!

  11. July 1, 2014 at 11:32 AM #

    I love this recipe round-up! Creamy garlic shells sound awesome right about now…

  12. July 1, 2014 at 2:56 PM #

    Some fabulous ideas!

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