4th Of July Recipe Roundup

by sammymoniz

The peak of summer is the 4th of July weekend. Filled with backyard bbqs, salty beach skin or splashes from the pool and maybe a firework show or two. We get to come together with friends and family, enjoy good company around an array of food. It’s likely there will be an invite to a potluck bbq and you wouldn’t dare show up empty handed. Below are some of our summer favorites that’ll stand up to the heat, the crowd as well as ensure less time spent in the kitchen and more time enjoying the summer holiday.

Summer Sides.


Need a side dish in a hurry? This Broccoli, Apple & Cheddar Salad with Dill Ranch Dressing comes together quickly and with so few ingredients, making it the ideal side dish for your next backyard barbeque or for busy weeknight dinners! 

The Grocery List.

  • 2 cups raw broccoli, diced
  • 2 large honeycrisp apple, diced
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, diced
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons water to thin dressing


This recipe contains the freshest ingredients paired with fresh herbs, bright and flavorful EVOO and creamy, oozy burrata. This filling side-dish makes for a colorful main attraction at the dinner table!

The Grocery List.

  • 3 cups heirloom tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cups peaches, diced
  • 8 ounces burrata
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • Pinch of flaky salt


A summer twist on a classic! This Cherry & Cherry Tomato Caprese hits all the summertime high notes. Perfectly sweet and savory and an ideal summer side dish for all those backyard barbecues and celebrations. Crunchy cherry tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, fresh basil and sweet dark cherries all combined with a quick balsamic glaze to tie it together. This side dish is stacked with flavor and easy to assemble which makes it the ideal side dish to bust out when entertaining or bringing along to a potluck. It’s bound to be a crowd pleaser!

The Grocery List.

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoon warm water
  • 10 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon flaky salt
  • 1 cup cherries, pitted and halved
  • 4 oz Mozzarella pearls, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh Basil leaves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon honey 

Summer Desserts.


Cutting into the Berry Bursting Angel’s Food Cake reveals a delicious surprise: a mound of fresh berries as colorful as Fourth of July fireworks. Ok, maybe it’s not much of a surprise since the name “Berry Bursting” hints at it, but it’s still an exciting reveal! Angel’s food cake is a perfect cake for the summer; it’s so light and fluffy. Paired with seasonal berries, it is the ultimate dessert. This fun, colorful cake is what every Fourth of July party absolutely needs, fitting for this 4th Of July Recipe Roundup. 

The Grocery List.

  • 1/2 cup each strawberries, sliced; blackberries, blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries, divided
  • 8 ounces cool whip
  • 1 Angel’s Food Cake (store-bought)
  • 8 ounce freeze dried berries (mix of strawberriesblueberries and raspberries)


In need of an easy summertime dessert recipe? This Traeger Nectarine Crisp is exactly what you’re looking for! With tender and sweet fresh fruit and a crunchy and buttery brown sugar oat topping, this summertime version of a favorite fall dessert is what’s missing at your cookout. Who says crisps are a fall dessert? They should be enjoyed year-round! 

The Grocery List.


There is no way this 4th Of July Recipe Roundup would be complete without a S’Mores recipe. If you’ve never replaced the chocolate in a s’more with a Reese’s peanut butter cup, you’re totally missing out! S’mores are a perfect summer treat, especially for the kids, and these PB S’mores are a fun way to experiment with pantry staples.

The Grocery List.

Summer Apps.


Nothing makes me feel more like a home baker than getting my hands (and probably most of my upper half) covered in flour. Galettes are so forgiving, the edges don’t need to be neat and the filling can be piled into the crust base. Even so, you’ll still get a mouthwatering flaky and delicate pastry crust. This is a recipe for all my messy bakers out there! The crust doesn’t need to be folded perfectly and there’s no secret to adding the filling. Just enjoy the process and you’ll be rewarded with a fragrant and flavorful treat! 

The Grocery List.

Galette Crust



Beer, butter and old bay seasoning- this Athletic Brew Beer Shrimp has all three and it’s the triple-threat of ingredients when it comes to a summertime shrimp dish. Bursting with flavor and the best part, it comes together in about 20 minutes. I’d consider this dish an appetizer but do you ever have those nights where you just want a snack as a meal, instead of a full meal? This would be the perfect snacky-dinner dish.

The Grocery List.


The Grocery List.

Looking for more summer recipes?

Here are a few to try:

Santa Maria Tri-Tip with Chimichurri

Extra Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream

Grilled Sweet Potato Fries w/ Goat Cheese & Hot Honey

Lastly, if you make this 4th Of July Recipe Roundup, be sure to leave a comment! Above all, I love to hear from ya’ll and do my best to respond to every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of your dayyyummm good recreations is my favorite!

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