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.


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.

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.

Babyback Ribs

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).

Burgers with Mozzarella and Spinach-Arugula Pesto


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).

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?

Berry Trifle

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.

American Flag Cookie Platter


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!