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

Rating: 3.33 stars
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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

Rating: 4.63 stars
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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

Rating: 4.55 stars
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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!

Awesome Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.63 stars
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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.

Cherry Cheesecake Brownies

Rating: 4.11 stars
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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

Rating: 4.34 stars
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Delicious and fresh summer treat. A favorite for everyone.

Instant Pot® Baked Beans

Rating: 4.81 stars
11
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

Rating: 4.7 stars
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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!

Guacamole

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

Tortellini Pesto Salad

Rating: 4.64 stars
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Wonderful pasta salad. So different from the Italian dressing pasta salads. Very hearty side dish or main dish for lunch. Crunchy veggies and rich pesto sauce.

Classic Macaroni Salad

Rating: 4.46 stars
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This is a salad that everyone seems to love. I always get lots of compliments on this recipe and it is just a pleasing taste that seems to suit everyone.

Microwave Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4.62 stars
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This is a no-nonsense recipe for corn on the cob. Perfect for when you run out of stove or grill space. I freeze the corn on the cob in plastic bags, and remove a single ear of frozen corn in the cold winter months to have the sweet taste of summer corn throughout the year!
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Best Hamburger Ever

Rating: 4.2 stars
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These burgers are the best on the grill in the summertime. Jam-packed with all kinds of stuff, and no tasteless bread crumbs!