4th of July Recipes

Bring the best burgers, potato salads, and desserts that say U-S-A! to your July 4th cookout.

Staff Picks

Red, White and Blue Deviled Eggs

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These are a great Fourth of July appetizer! They're a bit fussy to make, but the colorful presentation is so fun, it's worth it. Spicy horseradish and smoked Spanish paprika give these deviled eggs a bit of a kick. This recipe scales easily; just be sure to go easy on the salt amount and season to your tastes.

Potato Salad

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Quick and easy potato salad recipe with a lot of old-fashioned potato salad flavor. This will become a go-to summer side dish recipe. Better if made the day before.

No-Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake

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That you can make this lovely, sweet treat without turning on the oven is probably enough of a reason to give this serious consideration. Besides the taste and light mousse-like texture, I think your guests will enjoy the iconic stars and stripes design provided by the fresh blueberries and strawberries. USA! USA! USA!
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Awesome Pasta Salad

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This is the best pasta salad I've ever eaten, and people request it frequently. It's a very easy, light-tasting side dish for a picnic or dinner.
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Cherry Cheesecake Brownies

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The delicious combination of chocolate and cherry cheesecake swirled up into a brownie that your family and friends will love, and they can be made gluten-free to boot! Serve them warm or cold and store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Garlic Corn on the Cob

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Delicious and fresh summer treat. A favorite for everyone.

Instant Pot® Baked Beans

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This recipe was passed down through my French Canadian family from my grandmother, to my mother and then to me many years ago. It traditionally takes hours to make, as we let the beans slow cook overnight in the oven on low heat. I decided to try and transform it into a much quicker Instant Pot® recipe with great success! With this method, you don't even have to presoak the beans. These are even better the next day, and they freeze well, too.

Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

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I've been experimenting with cobbler for some time and this recipe is the final result. Loved by all. Use fresh Georgia peaches, of course!
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Guacamole

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You can make this avocado salad smooth or chunky depending on your tastes.
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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

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Better than the typical poppers.

Baked BBQ Baby Back Ribs

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If you're in the mood for a little virtual trip into summer, give this technique a try. This works with literally any dry rub and barbecue sauce combo.
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Easy Guacamole

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

Inspiration and Ideas

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Simple BBQ Ribs

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Country-style ribs are cut from the loin, one of the leanest areas of pork. These ribs are seasoned, boiled until tender, then baked with your favorite barbeque sauce. That's it! Back to simplicity, back to the country life. Sigh.