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Easy 4th of July Recipes

Easy 4th of July Recipes

Most of us have our favorite dishes and traditions for the 4th of July so, instead of giving you a menu, I thought I would give you some new 4th of July recipes to add to our old standbys and favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, potato salad and baked beans.

  • Don’t wait until Christmas to make pretzels rolled in chocolate. Roll pretzel sticks in melted white chocolate and then in red and blue sprinkles. Serve in a pretty glass or vase.
  • Add a tablespoon of sugar to your deviled eggs for extra flavor.


Easy 4th of July Recipes:

Sausage And Beef Hamburgers

1 lb. hamburger
1/4 lb. Italian sausage (or any sausage)
1 egg
1/2 onion, chopped

Mix everything and make into patties. Chill for 30 minutes. Grill. Add a slice of pepper jack cheese and a dollop of barbecue sauce and serve on an onion bun.


Tomato Cucumber Salad

2-3 tomatoes, cubed
2-3 cucumbers, cubed
Fresh dill, to taste
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp. sour cream

Mix ingredients and serve.


Grilled Mixed Veggies

1 med. yellow squash, peeled and sliced
1 med. zucchini, peeled and sliced
6 fresh mushrooms
2 large tomatoes, cut in 6th’s
1 sweet red pepper, julienned
1 green pepper, julienned
1/2 cup baby carrots
1/4 cup prepared Ranch dressing
1/4 cup prepared Italian dressing

Mix veggies and divide onto 6 squares of heavy duty foil. Mix dressings and drizzle on veggies. Seal well. Grill on each side for 10-13 minutes.


I haven’t tried this recipe myself but these cookies sure sounded good. Independence Day Cookies seem like a perfect 4th of July recipe so I thought you might like to try them!

Independence Cookies

2 cups butter flavored shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
12 oz. white chocolate chips
12 oz. dried cranberries
12 oz. dried blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream shortening, sugars and eggs. Add flour, soda and salt. Fold in chips and berries. Chill until firm. Roll into balls about golf ball size and press to 1/2 inch thick. Bake 10-12 minutes.