4th of July Appetizer Recipes

Start the fireworks early with these easy 4th of July appetizers.

Staff Picks

Deviled Eggs

Rating: 4.25 stars
These deviled eggs are made with Miracle Whip® instead of mayo.

Watermelon Caprese Appetizer

Rating: 4.73 stars
A refreshing appetizer for the summer, my family loved this so much they ate more than a serving each. Also great for those who love the flavor of caprese but aren't huge fans of tomatoes.

Creamy Shrimp Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Rating: 4.36 stars
A make-ahead appetizer, that looks very pretty on the plate.

Watermelon Tomato Salsa

Rating: 4.8 stars
Terrific fruit salsa mix. Be sure to seed the tomatoes, otherwise it will be too watery. There is never anything left of seems to appeal to all tastes.

Vegetable Dill Dip

Rating: 4.74 stars
Very good-tasting recipe that was given to me by my mother. Try it, you will like it. Everyone who has had this raves about it. Best if made a day or several hours ahead.

Cream Cheese Pickles

Rating: 4.72 stars
These tasty snacks are whole kosher dill pickles that are covered with cream cheese and wrapped with thin slices of deli beef.


Rating: 4.81 stars
You can make this avocado salad smooth or chunky depending on your tastes.

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Rating: 4.68 stars
Better than the typical poppers.

Pico de Gallo

Rating: 4.71 stars
Quick and easy pico de gallo that is a great app or addition to dinner. Huge hit in my house!

Easy Guacamole

Rating: 4.56 stars
Simply a quick recipe for tasty guacamole! Great with tortilla chips or as a topping for Mexican foods!

Classic Savory Deviled Eggs

Rating: 4.59 stars
Hard-cooked eggs are stuffed with a creamy blend of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and rice wine vinegar. Fresh dill and garlic powder add a delightful flavor.

Simple Deviled Eggs

Rating: 4.28 stars
The eggs are delicious, and it's easy to make more for larger gatherings. I've added onion and celery for a little more flavor and texture.

Inspiration and Ideas

Stuffed Jalapeno Firecrackers

"Made these today for a family BBQ, and they were gone before I had a chance to put them down." – Cheryl

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These simple recipes are big on flavor and are dressed to impress.

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Rating: 4.55 stars

This is a twist on the traditional deviled egg. I usually use 1 or 2 fewer yolks for the filling.