4th of July Appetizer Recipes

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

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Deviled Eggs

Rating: 4 stars 357
These deviled eggs are made with Miracle Whip® instead of mayo.
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Watermelon Caprese Appetizer

Rating: 5 stars 12
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: 4.5 stars 55
A make-ahead appetizer, that looks very pretty on the plate.

Watermelon Tomato Salsa

Rating: 5 stars 5
Terrific fruit salsa mix. Be sure to seed the tomatoes, otherwise it will be too watery. There is never anything left of this...it seems to appeal to all tastes.

Vegetable Dill Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 186
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: 4.5 stars 167
These tasty snacks are whole kosher dill pickles that are covered with cream cheese and wrapped with thin slices of deli beef.
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Rating: 5 stars 7544
Cilantro and cayenne give this classic guacamole a tasty kick. Serve it smooth or chunky.
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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Rating: 4.5 stars 440
Jalapeno peppers are stuffed with a blend of cream cheese and Cheddar cheese in this crowd-pleasing, bacon-wrapped appetizer.
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Pico de Gallo

Rating: 4.5 stars 583
Just mix up this pico de gallo and let chill for an easy appetizer.

Easy Guacamole

Rating: 4.5 stars 1041
A simple go-to guacamole recipe that makes you beg for more. Try it if you're learning how to make guac, or just need to whip up a batch for friends.
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Seven Layer Taco Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 2803
Quick, no-bake, 7-layer taco dip that has all the classic Mexican flavors.

Best Spinach Dip Ever

Rating: 4.5 stars 1417
A flavorful spinach dip fills a tasty bread bowl. Perfect for entertaining!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Stuffed Jalapeno Firecrackers
Rating: Unrated 223
"Made these today for a family BBQ, and they were gone before I had a chance to put them down." – Cheryl
Taco Dip
Rating: 4.5 stars 429

Spicy taco dip with layers of sour cream, lettuce, cheese, and peppers.