4th of July Recipes

These easy 4th of July recipes will make for the perfect All-American celebration! From appetizers to the main course to dessert, these recipes are all guaranteed to be crowd-pleasers!


A few years ago, we celebrated the 4th of July with friends and family and we had a blast! We decorated our home and had an all-American celebration. You can read all about it in my 4th of July Celebration post. Plus, you can read a little about my journey to becoming a U.S. citizen and get some free printables to decorate your home this 4th of July!

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This year, our celebration will be much more low-key, but there will still be plenty of food for my family to enjoy! Take a look below for my suggestions for your 4th of July menu. I’ve included some Instant Pot recipes as well as some traditional ones. You can make just one or a few of these recipes, or you can make them all for the complete, perfect 4th of July meal.

4th of July Recipes

I have the perfect 4th of July recipes to share with you. These easy recipes will ensure your 4th of July celebration goes on without a hitch. From appetizers to main course to dessert, I’ve got you covered!

  • scooping up some buffalo ranch chicken dip with a tortilla chip

    Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

    from One Happy Housewife

    Let’s start off with a delicious appetizer! This easy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip will keep everyone entertained until the main course is ready. It’s a cheesy and creamy dip that will leave everyone raving! Serve it with chips and you’re good to go! This is the perfect 4th of July appetizer recipe!

  • close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles

    Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

    from One Happy Housewife

    For the main course, I recommend this 4 ingredient Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork. It’s juicy and so delicious! This recipe is very popular on the blog and for good reason. It’s very easy and it always comes out perfect!

  • instant pot potato salad

    Potato Salad

    from One Happy Housewife

    Now, for the perfect 4th of July side dishes! It’s not a 4th of July celebration without potato salad right? This Instant Pot Potato Salad is creamy, delicious, and it pairs perfectly with the pulled pork sandwiches. And if you don’t have an Instant Pot, no worries, you can also make it the traditional way.

  • cajun creamed corn

    Cajun Creamed Corn

    from One Happy Housewife

    Another perfect choice for a 4th of July side dish is this Cajun Creamed Corn. Easily prepared on the stove, this creamed corn is a great addition to your other 4th of July recipes! The perfect amount of sweet and spicy make this creamed corn a winner!

  • serving dish with creamy white cheddar mac and cheese made in the instant pot

    White Cheddar Mac

    from One Happy Housewife

    For the final side dish, I suggest this incredibly creamy and delicious Instant Pot White Cheddar Mac and Cheese. It’s very easy to make and complements the rest of the meal perfectly! And if you prefer regular mac and cheese, you can try my original Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese recipe.

  • crustless buttermilk pie

    Crustless Buttermilk Pie

    from One Happy Housewife

    And now, for the best part! Dessert! This easy Crustless Buttermilk Pie is always a hit. It takes only a few minutes to prepare and you can bake it while everyone eats so you can enjoy it fresh out of the oven! This pie will not disappoint!

  • chewy chocolate chip cookies

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

    from One Happy Housewife

    Finally, the best chocolate chip cookies you’ll ever make! These Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies will disappear before you know it! Soft, chewy, and so delicious, they will put the perfect finishing touch on your 4th of July celebration!

I hope you and your loved ones enjoy these easy 4th of July recipes! If you also need drink options, check out these 11 fun and refreshing summer drinks! Happy 4th of July!

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