PART OF Summer Grilling

28 Top Recipes for Your 4th of July Cookout

Fire up the grill and crush the competition with these 4th of July recipes. With our go-to BBQ ideas, side dish inspiration and grilling recipes, you can guarantee no one will leave the party hungry. And don't forget dessert!


"These were so juicy with the perfect balance of flavors!"


The Best Pasta Salad

"Wonderful! Much better than regular, old pasta salad and so simple too. Perfect with any BBQ food."


Grilled Corn on the Cob

"So easy and so delicious!"

-Kim Z.

Best Baked Beans

"Simple and easy—plus delicious—is a winner in my book. I thought they tasted even better the second day, warmed up."


Easy Guacamole

"I've been on a quest for the perfect guac, and this one may just have ended my search. All the flavors blend beautifully."

-Ma Field

BBQ Pork Tenderloin

"This is an easy, no-brainer recipe. I throw this into the crock pot before work and come home to delicious goodness."


Marinated Cheese

"LOVE THIS! Anyone who loves cheese, should try this recipe."


Grilled Shrimp Kabobs

"I made these with onion and both red and green bell pepper. An excellent recipe."

-Brooks Rose

Frito Corn Salad

"So simple, but so good. I was looking for something other than potato salad or coleslaw to serve at a BBQ, and was very happy I tried this recipe."


Green Chile Pimiento Cheese

"The Worcestershire sauce adds so much flavor to this cheese. Next time, I might even try making this into a cheese ball."


Super Dogs

Take your hot dogs up a notch with this over-the-top recipe.

Black Bean Burgers

"These are the most delightful burgers — they're a snap to make, they taste great and they're even healthy!"

-So Cal Gal

Firecracker Shrimp Salad

Spicy and refreshing, here's a new take on Firecracker Shrimp with a salute to the summer!

German Potato Salad

"Loved the simplicity and appreciated the 'no mayo' angle."

-Chef Cameo

Grilled Rib Eye

"Talk about a great marinade."


Pizza on the Grill

"Very tasty. I think I've found my new favorite way to make pizza."


Old Bay Shrimp Boil

"I added cloves of garlic and lemon wedges while cooking! It was delicious!"

-Teri T.

Loaded Baked Potato Salad

"Definitely a keeper! I had to use regular yellow onions instead of green, as that was what I had, but it turned out great. I will make this again!"


Greek Salad

"I especially liked the addition of mint. It made it stand out from all the other Greek salads out there."


Texas-Style Smoked Brisket

"WOW was this fabulous! The sauce is a little vinegary, a little sweet and a little spicy. It would also be great on seafood, hot dogs, pork or chicken."


Crisp Watermelon Salad

"Normally I like my watermelon plain with just a little sprinkle of salt, but this salad is amazing! I love the combination of flavors."


Next-Level Burgers

"The best burgers ever! The genius part of the recipe is the toppings and all of the unique flavors that they each bring."


Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil Salad

"A delicious and easy way to use summer tomatoes."

-Chefie Stephie

Creamy Coleslaw

"Creamy and sweet with just a slight twang. This is so easy to make, it's ridiculous. Great with BBQ ribs or fried chicken."

-Mark H.

Shrimp Ceviche

"Just what a ceviche should be — light, refreshing and packed with flavor!"


Kielbasa Dinner Packets

"I made this tonight on the BBQ, and it was great. I layered packets with the potatoes on the bottom and sprinkled in some fresh chopped garlic and rosemary."


Perfect Corn Dogs

"The batter was the right consistency with the right amount of sweetness."

-Josie K.

Fried Green Tomatoes

"This was everything it was promised to be. Crispy breading and a tangy green tomato center."

-KD boo-do