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Easy, Last Minute 4th of July Recipes!

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Need some last minute suggestions for 4th of July Recipes for your cookout this week? I’ve got you covered! Here are 24 last minute ideas that you can whip in a jiffy!

4th of July Recipes – Appetizers

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Grilled Brie Recipe with Balsamic Strawberries

This Grilled Brie Recipe takes about 30 minutes and will certainly impress your guests!

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Strawberry Salsa

A wonderfully seasonal dish that everyone will love and it will only take you 10 minutes!

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Cranberry Orange Meatballs

My guests always rave about these meatballs! They are the first thing gone at any potluck that I bring them to!

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Smoky Deviled Eggs

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like deviled eggs! I mean maybe there are a few, but deviled eggs are one of those appetizers that disappear fast! Perfect for an easy 4th of July Recipe!

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10 Minute Shrimp Dip

This is one of our favorite, flavorful dips! This Shrimp Dip literally takes 10 minutes, hands on time! Great for summer BBQ’s, tailgating or any occasion when you need an easy appetizer! Added bonus? Everyone loves this dip!

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Shrimp & Crab Dip for Crudites- Dairy Free

Super easy! Just add the ingredients and mix!

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Chicken Stuffed Tomato Bites

So easy to make these pretty little summertime bites

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Pigs in a Blanket with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Pigs in a Blanket are one of my most popular posts on BCC! They are easy and both kids and adults love them!

4th of July Recipes- Salads

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Pea Salad

Colorful, healthy and delicious. Your guests will love this old fashioned favorite!

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My Mom’s Bacon & Egg Potato Salad

Bacon should have it’s own food group! Right? This is the best potato salad you will ever eat!

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Cucumber Tomato Salad

This Cucumber Tomato Salad literally takes 10 minutes to make. It is vegan, fresh, crunchy and flavorful!

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Broccoli Salad

I have made this salad for many years. It is crispy, fruity, creamy and oh so very good!

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Cole Slaw with Apples and Dried Cherries

I always add apple to my cole slaw, instead of sugar to sweeten it. The dried cherries add an extra flavor boost!

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Shrimp Pasta Salad

This Grilled Shrimp Pasta Salad with Garlic Scape Pesto is so fresh, seasonal and delicious!

4th of July Recipes- Burgers

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Smoky Chipotle Turkey Burgers

Smoky Chipotle Turkey Burgers on the Grill are easy, moist and delicious!

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Lamb Burgers with Feta and Lemon Garlic Aioli

These Lamb Burgers are so juicy and tender! Who doesn’t like lamb and Feta together? They are really made for each other, don’t you think?

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Venison Burger

These Venison burgers, are a juicy moist and delicious! This recipe is fast and easy and utilizes a secret ingredient- steak trimmings. Perfect for an easy 4th of July Recipe!


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Rhubarb Custard Crisp

4th of the July is perfect timing to make this Rhubarb Custard Crisp! This is a vintage recipe! Vegan and Gluten free

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Cranberry Cherry Crisp

Crisps are one of the easiest desserts to make! This one is vegan and gluten free, as well!

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My Mom’s Vintage Rhubarb Pie

Mom made this delicious pie every year in the early summer! So easy! Just use a refrigerated pie crust!

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Southern Peach Cobbler

Southern Peach Cobbler is the quintessential summer dessert!

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Yellow Plum Sorbet

Sweet, tangy and cold, perfectly refreshing a hot 4th of July!

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Cucumber Sorbet

Refeshingly sweet for a hot 4th of July!

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Raspberry Banana Sherbet

Sweet, tangy and cold is just what you need for a hot 4th of July!

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Cherry Coconut Crisp

Another super easy crisp recipe for the 4th of July!

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Ambrosia Macaroons

Who doesn’t love orange and chocolate together? Add Coconut to the mix? It’s a winning combination!

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Dutch Chocolate Cookies

These are an easy, slice and bake cookie that are chocolatey goodness!

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Pecan Sandies

Another easy, slice and bake cookie that are buttery and fine textured!

I hope this list provides you with some inspiration to have a happy and successful 4th of July cookout!

Do you have favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

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Enjoy! And have fun cooking!

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  1. 5 stars
    What a great round-up of recipes for 4th July celebrations. I would happlily be at any of these events. The strawberry salsa looks wonderful, and imagine tastes amazing.

  2. 5 stars
    Deviled eggs are always a must at any gathering! That brie looks divine as does that strawberry salsa!

  3. 5 stars
    Great list of recipes! I think since strawberries just came into season, I will try the brie! Looks super!

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