This is the best collection of effortless 4th of July recipes to celebrate summer with friends and family! Plan your Fourth of July for for a summertime picnic, party or cookout with 30+ tried and true ideas.

Fourth of July is full of all the goodness that summer has to offer. Warm days, fresh produce, and celebrations with the people you love… what could be better?

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This year’s Fourth of July celebrations are going to feel so special to our family! After a quiet fourth spent at home last year, we are ready to create memories and find the joy in our everyday celebrations this weekend.

That’s why I wanted to share some of my favorite tried and true summertime recipes to help you celebrate the 4th of July any which way you’d like!

In addition to this round up of 30 incredible recipes to help you celebrate, we’re sharing the recipe card for our iconic drunken strawberries. They are the best way to get a summertime party started!

A bottle of wine behind a bowl of strawberries, to make drunken strawberries as a 4th of July recipe.

Why You’ll Love These Recipes

They don’t all have to be red, white and blue, but they’re all red, white and true – these are the best 4th of July food ideas that you’ll be proud to serve. And yes, they look as great as they taste!

If you only get to bring one dish, you have to make it count. This is especially true for those once a year gatherings of family and friends – the ones where memories are made!

Spend more time enjoying the festivities and less time in this kitchen with these easy fourth of July recipes. We’ve got appetizers, side dishes, desserts and cocktails – many of which are reader favorites and Pinterest sensations!

strawberry shortcake on a white plate, blue box of strawberries in background.

4th of July Recipe Collection

There are some foods that just bring back childhood memories, right? They are the ones that make us nostalgic and we want to serve them every year.

Here’s a few ideas if you’re looking for a classic addition to your 4th of July recipe lineup! Think of easy-breezy picnic style ideas and a little red white and blue. Don’t forget the bomb pops- these are a necessity!

Click through on any image below to head straight to a delicious recipe. Bonus – at the end of this post, you’ll find our iconic drunken strawberry recipe, too!


Fruit Skewers

Fresh Fruit Skewers

These darling fruit skewers are the ultimate way to serve festive fruit for every occasion! Perfectly bite-sized and oh-so-charming, you’ll have your guests oohing and aahing over your clever display.  Read More

10 mins

Chipotle Corn Salsa

Corn Salsa

This Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe is a fresh and easy dip or topping for tacos, quesadillas, burritos and more! Add this Chipotle Corn Salsa to your burrito bowls for the ultimate Chipotle copycat.  Read More

5 mins

Mascarpone Fruit Dip

Fruit Dip with Mascarpone

This is an easy three ingredient, five minute mascarpone dip recipe that can be whipped up in no time. Rich and creamy with decadent ingredients, this mascarpone dip is going to be a recipe family and friends beg you to share!  Read More

5 mins


Gourmet Burgers

Gourmet Burger

Elevate your burgers with just a few additions that will turn them into a truly gourmet burger. Find the most delicious ways to create mouthwatering burgers to crave!  Read More

37 mins

Side Dishes

Red White and Blue Salad

Red White and Blue Salad

This red white and blue salad is bursting with all the goodness of summer! Ripe, juicy berries combine with spinach and goat cheese for a strawberry spinach salad that is sweet, savory, and oh-so-nutritious.  Read More

5 mins


Funfetti Dip

Funfetti Dip 4th of July Dessert

This flag shaped funfetti dip is the cutest way to add a little patriotic flair to your Fourth of July dessert display! It’s the cutest red white and blue snack and it’s great for patriotic parties. Read More

45 mins

Classic Fruit Pizza

Fruit Pizza Recipe

This easy fruit pizza recipe is made with a better-than-the-bakery sugar cookie crust, and covered in a delightfully sweet cream cheese frosting. Perfect for summertime parties and the 4th of July, it’s the cutest way to serve up some smiles. Read More

22 mins

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

An Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe – the quintessential summer dessert! This light and refreshing shortcake recipe is always crowd pleasing for a reason- and beautiful, too! Skip the mix and learn how to make the easiest, decadent Strawberry Shortcake from scratch, topped with whipped cream. Read More

34 mins

4th of July Drinks

Strawberry Champagne Slushies

Champagne Slushies

Easy champagne slushies are a quick and easy to sip summer strawberry cocktail recipe. They are a delicious way to celebrate summer! Made with just two ingredients and ready in a matter of minutes, these refreshing frozen champagne cocktails are perfect for summer entertaining, Mother’s Day and 4th of July celebrations. Read More

2 mins

Champagne Margarita

Champagne Margarita

If you love a glass of celebratory champagne and you love a homemade margarita, you’re going to be head over heels for this incredible pink champagne margarita.  Read More

5 mins

Last but not least, here’s our viral recipe for drunken strawberries. They are the perfect 4th of July recipe! Nothing gets a party going quite like these little beauties – they are fun to make and serve.

Drunken strawberries covered in sugar, in a white bowl, for a 4th of July recipe.
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The Ultimate Collection of 4th of July Recipes: Drunken Strawberries

This easy recipe for drunken strawberries is perfect all summer long! It's a great poolside treat, and they're wonderful for brunch, showers, and of course the 4th of July.
Prep: 10 minutes
chill time: 12 hours
Total: 12 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 12
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  • 16 ounces strawberries washed and hulled
  • 2 cups rosé
  • ¼ cup white granulated sugar


  • Place strawberries in a bowl, cover with rose and refrigerate up to one hour.
  • Drain strawberries and lightly dry them.
  • Roll in sugar. Place the drunken strawberries on a baking sheet, and freeze until you’re ready to serve and enjoy.

Julie’s Tips

  • Use fresh strawberries. They should be ripe but firm, and use your favorite rosé wine.
  • Allow the strawberries to sit in the wine for up to an hour in the fridge before rolling them in sugar.
  • I prefer to freeze the strawberries before eating them, but you don’t have to if you are in a hurry to serve them!
Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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