25 Classic Recipes for the Fourth of July

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Holidays are all about tradition, and the 4th of July is no exception to this rule. For so many of us, it’s not a celebration without hamburgers and hot dogs, grilled corn, and perhaps some festive red, white, and blue dessert. We gathered all that and more right here.

From crunchy coleslaw and colorful pasta salads to juicy grilled meat and berry-laden sweets, these 25 recipes are our most timeless for summer’s best holiday.

Snacks, Salads, Slaws, and Sides

No party is complete without snacks, but no July 4th party is complete without a few potluck-friendly dishes like potato salad and coleslaw.

Turkey Avocado Burgers(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

The Main Attraction

You’re more than likely planning to grill some burgers, but while you’ve got the grill on you might as well cook up a few other things like shrimp and pork chops. Or, eschew the grill and opt for good ol’ fried chicken.

Very Berry 4th of July Cupcakes(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Classic Desserts

Juicy berry desserts feel right for the holiday to ensure you cover that whole red, white, and blue thing. Yet, given that it’s the middle of summer, something s’mores-inspired is of course appropriate, too.