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.
No matter how you plan on celebrating the Fourth, it's much easier to sit back and relax when you know dinner is already taken care of. These delicious sides, mains, and desserts can chill in your fridge until the Independence Day cookout officially begins. Spend your holiday outdoors with friends, family, and food—not in the kitchen.
July 4th isn’t just about celebrating independence with a backyard barbecue—there’s also pressure to whip up a finale that’s as impressive as the fireworks lighting up the night sky. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up foolproof desserts that will wow your family and guests no matter what kind of vibe you’re going for. From technicolor cakes to a bounty of berry pies and even classic, can’t-go-wrong treats like brownies and popsicles, these celebration-worthy desserts will please everyone this Independence Day.
Get Independence Day-ready with our absolute favorite Fourth of July recipes. Celebrate the big day with cookout classics, like beefy burgers and smoky baby back ribs, and some new soon-to-be favorites, like mac and cheese-stuffed pizza. And we didn't forget about cocktails—from bellinis to beergaritas, we've got the drinks to keep your party going.