Fourth of July Grillin’ Out

The Fourth of July is almost here, which means fireworks, family, fun, and of course FOOD! Barbecues are tradition when it comes to celebrating our country’s independence. If you are looking for some recipes to please your guests this holiday, then you’re at the right place. I spent some quality Pinterest time in the food section so I could find some great barbecue recipes to share.


Why not start with the starters?

broccoli grape pasta salad

Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad

Why not try adding a new spin to an old-time favorite? This creative pasta salad will have your guests coming back for more!

chocolate covered strawberries

Patriotic Strawberries

These festive strawberries are dipped in white chocolate and dusted with sprinkles to make a delicious red, white, and blue treat!


The Fourth of July is just not the same without firing up the grill, so check out these recipes to add some flair to your cook-out food.

babyback ribs

Babyback Ribs

Surely you have your own secret barbeque sauce and know how to cook ribs, but if you don’t, or even if you are interested in trying something new, then this recipe from Kate at Our Best Bites is definitely worth a gander.

burger with mozzarella and spinach-arugula pesto

Burgers with Mozzarella and Spinach-Arugula Pesto

Don’t just throw any old burgers on the grill and call it done. Be inventive to make a truly memorable Fourth of July meal. This recipe sounds mouthwatering (of course, I would use a black bean burger).


Your Fourth food list is not complete yet. I saved the best for last. Check out these recipes to feed your loved ones something extra sweet (and patriotic).

fourth of july trifle

Berry Trifle

This looks pretty, is patriotic, and I can say from experience that it is delicious! Of course with angel food cake, blueberries, and strawberries what more could you expect?

american flag cookie platter

American Flag Cookie Platter

No shindig is complete without a cookie platter. I love how simple this idea is (sugar cookies with icing) and yet how perfect it is for a Fourth of July cookout.

Now that you have the menu planned, you need to focus on staying cool and having fun! Check out our July Fourth party ideas to keep your guests occupied all day long.

Also don’t forget to wear your best red, white, and blue! You can try something small like these awesome flag reading glasses if you do not want to get too crazy. They are super fun and a great way to show your American pride. Have a good Fourth!

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  • The BearFoot Baker

    I love all the recipes and ideas above! I am going to add a few to my menu this year! Thanks for adding my cookies to the list:)