If you haven’t already had your first backyard BBQ of the summer, Fourth of July weekend is the time to do it. For July 4, having a full spread of red, white, and blue treats that are just as Insta-worthy as they are delicious is key. Of course, you need a good mix of both sweet and savory dishes to serve at your festivities as well, and there’s no better place to look for inspiration on what to make than the Fourth of July recipes from TikTok.
TikTok really is like the modern day cookbook, where you can find a variety of recipes with just a simple search. While you could always scroll through your FYP to try to find the right dishes to make, we’ve done the work for you and assembled these 15 Fourth of July recipes to try. Whether you’ve been assigned to bring a dessert, a side, or even a main dish to your Fourth of July picnic party, you’ll be able to find something that catches your foodie eye among this list. There are even a few Fourth of July cocktail ideas if you’re really looking to “party in the U.S.A.”
So, now that the menu’s taken care of, all that’s left is to find the cutest red, white, and blue OOTD and perfect spot to watch the fireworks.
layered bean dip from TikToker @bestfriendsforfrosting is not only the perfect dish to bring to a Fourth of July potluck, but it’s also right on theme. By topping off your white cheese with black olives and tomatoes, you can create an adorable American flag design. It’s almost too cute to eat. To make the white of your flag pop even more, try a white bean dip from Yummly as your base.
Star-Spangled Sangria recipe from @macy.blackwell is super easy to make, so wine not try it? All you need to do is add strawberries, blueberries, and apples cut into star shapes into a pitcher with your choice of white sparkling wine. If you’re more of a red wine fan, Yummly has this Fourth of July sangria with red wine, blueberries, and white peaches. 04
Red, White, and Blue Strawberries
This dessert idea from TikToker
@ywmfamily is berry good and simple. All you need to do is dip your strawberries in some marshmallow fluff and cover the bottom with blue sprinkles. It gives you the red, white, and blue treat you need for the occasion. You could also try dipping your strawberries in white chocolate ganache if that’s more your style.
@bestfriendsforfrosting says, “Skewers aren’t just for barbecuing.” You can also use your skewers to make these Fourth of July fruit skewers. Use some star-shaped cookie cutters ($1, Michaels) to make stars out of watermelon and place them on your stick with blueberries. Of course, you can also use other red, white, and blue fruit as well like strawberries, blackberries, and bananas. This fruit skewer recipe from Yummly also has chocolate and almonds on top for extra deliciousness.
If you don’t have a grill, you can make these
corndog bites in your oven. According to TikToker @macy.blackwell, all you need to do is place cut up hot dogs and corn muffin mix in your muffin pan and bake for about 10 minutes. Serve with your fave dipping sauce, like a homemade spicy ketchup.
Raise your hand if you love those frosted sugar cookies that can be found in the bakery of your grocery store. They’re truly the best dessert to bring to any party, but you can also easily make them at home. Just follow TikToker
@thehutchoven’s frozen flat method for icing your cookies.
By adding your red, white, and blue icing into the same piping bag, you also get this cool tie-dye effect that makes your cookies extra picture-perfect. Just make your own
homemade buttercream icing, separate into three bowls, and color two of them with red and blue dye.
mini cheesecakes from TikToker @matthewinthekitchen are a great Fourth of July dessert idea for a potluck party. Your guests can easily just grab a mini cheesecake for themselves that’s topped with red and blue fruit like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. There’s also these mini lemon berry cheesecake bars that are also easy to share.
A unique way to serve your Fourth of July hot dogs is by making them
spiral hot dogs. This idea from TikToker @erekasfood not only makes your hot dogs more Insta-worthy but the spiral allows you to really add in some toppings, like homemade relish, to every nook and cranny. This gives your dogs extra flavor and prevents your toppings from spilling over.
When you think of the summertime, you may think of campfire s’mores. As the sun is setting on your Fourth of July, break out this
s’mores dip for you and your besties to share. The simple recipe from TikToker @styleitwithtrix requires adding chocolate and colorful marshmallows to a pan that you bake for about 10 minutes. Make some graham cracker cookies to dip into your mix for that complete s’mores taste.
TikToker Keith Lee (
@keith_lee125) is not only sharing food reviews on the FYP, but Fourth of July recipes as well. In this video, Lee shares his go-to Fourth of July pasta salad recipe, which would make a great side dish at your BBQ. Along with the pasta salad, you might also want to have a potato salad. After all, you can’t have too many salads.
Another fun recipe that has a Fourth of July spin to it are these
nachos from TikToker @hannahannsluss. Using blue corn chips, white queso, and red bell peppers on top, you have all the patriotic colors you need. Just place on a pan for your guests to snack on throughout the party. Don't miss a thing
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