18 Easy And Creative 4th Of July Recipes Your Crowd Will Love

18 Easy And Creative 4th Of July Recipes Your Crowd Will Love

Get in the spirit with our best-loved 4th of July recipes to celebrate the summer holiday.

Whether you are grilling up some family favorites, looking to bring an exciting new pasta salad to the party or hosting a 4th of July party of your own, this collection of all-star 4th of July recipes is sure to inspire your Independence Day menu. We want you to know that there is more to the Fourth of July than ordinary hamburgers and hot dogs. While we would never knock the classic grilling staples, there are so many 4th of July recipes out there just waiting to be discovered: from Passata Baked Beans to crispy Apple & Kohlrabi Coleslaw to Pesto Potato Salad.

Looking to refresh that Fourth of July menu? Look no further than your favorite everyday pantry staples: Basil Pesto, Italian Tomato Bruschetta and Jarred Olives— just to name a few. The big, bright flavors of your favorite Italian and Mediterranean ingredients are an easy way to add some oomph to your Independence Day recipes. For example, upgrade your store-bought hummus with a spoonful of pesto and a handful of toasted pine nuts. Or cook up some homemade baked cannellini beans with pancetta and tangy-sweet balsamic vinegar. We know you don’t want to spend all day prepping in the kitchen, but changing up your 4th of July menu is easier than you think.

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Dips and spreads are key for summer entertaining and a great way to beat the heat. Upgrade the flavors and presentation of your favorite store-bought hummus with Italian ingredients from your pantry. You won’t believe what just a little pesto can do for your 4th of July eats.

There’s a time to keep it simple and a time to go big. If you’re looking for an incredible 4th of July party app to impress the in-laws, this recipe is a winner. Spanakopita Triangles are a modern twist on a beloved Greek dish, featuring mouth-watering Mediterranean ingredients like Marinated Artichokes, Crispy Pine Nuts, Calamata Olives and crumbled feta cheese.

Bruschetta is a snack and party app for all seasons, but it truly shines in the hot summer months when the last thing you want to do is heat up the kitchen. This simple 4th of July recipe is a traditional Italian antipasto that boasts a colorful gourmet appearance with little-to-no prepwork. If you don’t already keep a jar of our Italian Tomato Bruschetta in your pantry, this recipe may change that.

When it comes to 4th of July recipes, there is one meal idea that requires no exact formula and is extremely customizable to any crowd: charcuterie! With just a little prep and no cook time, you can create an epic spread of cured meats, specialty cheeses, perky pickled veggies, briny olives, bruschetta and more. We’ve got some summer charcuterie board inspiration for you!

You’ve grilled corn, potatoes and veggies, but have you ever grilled fruit? This 4th of July, sweeten up your menu with a colorful grilled flatbread featuring smoky-sweet peaches, peppery arugula, basil pesto and fresh mozzarella cheese. This one is sure to be the talk of the picnic!

Bold, fragrant pesto is more than a pasta sauce. Our Simply Pesto® Sauces are great for grilling season as a ready-to-use marinade and a finishing drizzle for meats, poultry, fish, veggies and more. This 4th of July recipe is going to have your guests oooh-ing and ahhh-ing at more than the fireworks.

If you love ribs as much as we do, don’t settle for store-bought sauces on this special summer holiday. Think of this 4th of July recipe as the Italian-style barbecue. This sticky-sweet grilling glaze gets its irresistible flavors from our fruity Sour Cherry Spread, a splash of bourbon and tangy Balsamic Vinegar.

What would America’s birthday be without a big scoopful of baked beans? This homemade baked bean recipe features savory pancetta, a rich tomato passata and a kiss of tangy-sweet balsamic vinegar. You don’t know what you’re missing until you try these!

Put the crunch back in your coleslaw with this unique 4th of July recipe. The perfect summer side dish, this iconic coleslaw is sweet and creamy with a cast of crisp, colorful veggies. Pair it up with all the classic Independence Day eats—from barbecue to burgers.

Fourth of July wouldn’t be complete without at least one heaping bowl of potato salad on the picnic table. This Italian-inspired potato salad recipe skips the heavy mayonnaise and opts for a sweet, fragrant basil pesto and extra virgin olive oil to bring it all together. Made with just a few ingredients, this potato salad is a great recipe to keep on-hand, so be sure to bookmark it for later!

You know about pasta salad, but what about quinoa salad? This colorful summertime salad is ready to rock your July Fourth parties and picnics. Loaded with Mediterranean favorites like chickpeas, Calamata olives, roasted red peppers and feta cheese, this 4th of July recipe is proof that you CAN have it all: good and good for you.

Let someone else handle the patriotic desserts (i.e. the red, white and blue Jell-O salad) this year and bring on the homemade fruit pie! This Plum Crostata recipe is a rustic Italian pie ready to brighten your summer holiday. Sure, it’s a little more work than Jell-O, but we promise it is worth it!

Summertime is s’more season and we can’t think of a better way to honor the summer holiday than with this all-grown-up s’mores recipe. The crumbled pistachio marshmallows are practically magic and easier than you think. If you need a 4th of July recipe to liven up your menu, this is it!

Looking to up your baked goods game? May we suggest a colorful sweet treat made with our specialty Italian Type 00 Flour? Bring that authentic Italian bakery experience to your kitchen.

For a cool-down treat worthy of a celebration, try a sweet and fruity homemade frozen yogurt. With just 5 ingredients, you can create an unforgettable 4th of July dessert that will beat the heat. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate America’s birthday.

If adult beverages are part of your July Fourth experience, we’ve got an amazing margarita recipe for your picnics and backyard barbecues. The bright, bold flavors that come together in this summertime drink deserve a celebration all their own: tart and briny olives, tangy citrus and the zip of tequila.

Everyone loves a classic. This light and refreshing summertime drink is a traditional Italian spritz that is the perfect amount of citrus and bubbly for celebrating the 4th of July. It’s such a simple and tasty drink that we know you’re going to serve it up all summer long.

An Italian twist on the classic beer-based Mexican cocktail, this unique drink is a fun and flavorful addition to your 4th of July menu. We like to spice things up with one or two unpredictable cocktail options for the summer holiday: ice-cold beer, rich tomato passata and a splash of the oil from our jarred Calabrian Chili Peppers.