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4th of July Recipes

The Perfect Menu for Your Fourth of July Celebration

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!

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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!

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!

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.

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Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

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!

dipping a tortilla chip into a casserole of buffalo ranch chicken dip
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Instant Pot Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork

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!

close up of a dr pepper pulled pork sandwich topped with onions and pickles
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Kitchen Prep Tools, Utensils & Appliances

Here is a list of the kitchen prep tools, utensils, and appliances I used to make this recipe.

Electric Pressure Cooker Accessories

Make sure to check out my post on Must-Have Electric Pressure Cooker Accessories. You’ll find a complete list of all the top accessories that can be used with your electric pressure cooker.

Best Bakeware

If you’re serious about baking, make sure you have these Essential Bakeware items in your kitchen. You’ll find a complete list of all the Best Bakeware that you’ll need to properly equip your kitchen for baking.

Instant Pot Potato Salad

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.

a large serving bowl filled with potato salad and topped with slices of egg
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Cajun Creamed Corn

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!

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Instant Pot White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

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.

serving dish with creamy white cheddar mac and cheese made in the instant pot
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Crustless Buttermilk Pie

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!

southern buttermilk pie
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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!

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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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