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Happy Independence Day!
Whether you’re celebrating the fourth in the United States or your own nation’s day of celebration across the globe, these Independence Day recipes are sure to be a hit.
I’ve compiled all of my favorite 4th of July recipes in this list, from Southwest Corn Dip and Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sliders to Classic Macaroni Salad and a Non-Alcoholic Moscow Mule.
Let’s get cooking!
This dip just screams summer! To make it, simply combine sweet Southern-style corn, shredded cheddar cheese, taco seasoning, sour cream, mayo, cream cheese, and green onion.
The result is a cheesy, smooth, savory, and fresh dip that goes great with tortilla chips (although ruffles or other potato chips will do in a pinch if you prefer!)
These picturesque pinwheels are so easy to put together and make the perfect party snack.
However, they’re also great for lunches or after-school snacks if you have kids or just like a cute treat! Try using spinach, blue corn, or red pepper tortillas for a colorful kick.
Macaroni salad is always a favorite and is my barbecue and potluck go-to dish to bring!
It’s easy to prepare, and delicious whether it’s cold or room temperature. You can even make it ahead for minimal stress on the day!
If you’re looking for a cold dish that isn’t so dairy and carb-heavy, this chicken, apple, and pecan salad is a fantastic choice.
It’s packed full of protein and is delicious and refreshing. Who said salads had to be boring?
I normally whip up these sliders when I have leftover pulled pork, but they’re great as the main event too!
There’s nothing better than soft and fluffy Hawaiian bread rolls with sweet and savory pork and sharp, melty cheese!
This dish is also amazing for gatherings as it’s easy to pull apart (though admittedly a little bit messy.)
If you’re really looking to blow people away at your Independence Day celebration, try out this steak recipe!
It’s super hearty, indulgent, and sure to be the star of the show!
The sauce combines olive oil, small cremini mushrooms, garlic, salt, pepper, chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, half and half, and butter for the ultimate umami succulence.
While steak does require a knife, fork, and plate, these kebabs sure don’t!
They’re great as finger food, super easy to make, and take under half an hour in total to whip up (not including marinating time.) They’ll disappear even more quickly once served!
Speaking of fast and easy, these glossy, juicy pork chops only take thirty minutes from start to finish!
This recipe also includes instructions to make your own barbecue sauce (and yes, that’s included in the time estimate) which really makes this dish shine.
At any gathering, it’s a good idea to have a fun drink that doesn’t include booze!
While I personally enjoy a drink every now and then, many people don’t for a wide variety of reasons.
This Moscow mule is complex, delicious, and refreshing – probably even better without the vodka!
This dip is my go-to accompaniment for a simple summer dessert of fresh fruit.
It really kicks things up a notch while still letting the fresh, natural, and delicious flavors of the fruit be the star of the show!
There are only three ingredients: marshmallow fluff, cream cheese, and frozen orange juice concentrate. It’s sweet, gooey, slightly salty, creamy, and all-around perfect.