The Ultimate Fourth of July Guide

Need some Fourth of July recipe inspiration? Browse our collection of top-notch grilling recipes, patriotic desserts and cocktails, and make-ahead dishes to make your Independence Day the most patriotic (and delicious) one yet.

Editors' Picks

Fourth of July Classics
Pay tribute to the red, white, and blue with All-American dishes you can mix and match for your Independence Day cookout.
27 Easy Fourth of July Side Dishes
These go-to sides will be winners at any backyard gathering you bring them to. 
Our Best Independence Day Desserts
Browse our mix of July Fourth-themed treats, no-bake desserts, our favorite ice creams, and seasonal fruit-filled baked goodies.
Independence Day Menus
Celebrate the Fourth of July with fresh and delicious summer menus worthy of fireworks.
36 Make-Ahead Dishes to Prep Before the Fourth of July
These delicious sides, mains, and desserts can chill in your fridge until the Independence Day cookout officially begins.
32 Summer Cocktails Perfect for July Fourth
Get your Fourth of July party started with one of our favorite summer cocktails.
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Fourth of July Tips & Tricks

The Beginner’s Guide to Grilling Everything Perfectly
Even the most seasoned grill-masters can likely pick up a few new tricks from this recipe-driven guide, filled with the best of our test kitchen's grilling expertise.
6 Last Minute Fourth of July Desserts for the Procrastinators
If you need a July 4th dessert quick, fast, and in a hurry we got you covered. Take advantage of store-bought items to make dazzling desserts in a matter of minutes instead of hours.