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    Our 45 Best 4th Of July Recipes For Summer Eating

    From picnic-perfect sides to kebabs on the BBQ, these festive recipes won't disappoint.

    Any holiday is only as good as the food you're eating — everyone knows that. Grab your favorite red, white, and blue outfits. We've got the festive recipes, so all you have to do is scroll and enjoy the sunshine.

    Below are some of the absolute best recipes we know for your 4th of July cook-outs, picnics, or barbecues.

    1. Red, White and Blue Sponge Cake

    sponge cake

    2. 4th of July Tie-Dye Cake

    3. Celebratory Pudding Pops

    red, white, and blue popsicles

    4. Patriotic Pretzel Bites

    red and blue M&M's on white candy melted onto pretzels

    5. Mini Trifles

    trifles in a jar

    6. Brie Berry Bites

    cheese and berry bites

    7. Mint Watermelon Salad With Feta

    Mint Watermelon Salad with Feta

    8. Easiest 4th of July Fruit Skewers

    Easiest July 4th Fruit Skewers

    9. Hot Dog Fiesta

    Hot Dog Fiesta

    10. Crunchy Pickled Salad

    Crunchy Pickled Salad

    11. Corn, Crab, and Old Bay Deviled Eggs

    Corn, Crab, and Old Bay Deviled Eggs

    12. Melon Caprese Skewers

    Melon Caprese Skewers

    13. Shrimp Avocado Sandwich

    Shrimp Avocado Sandwich

    14. Easy Skillet Mac 'n' Cheese

    Easy Skillet Mac & Cheese

    15. Easy Watermelon Sangria

    Easy Watermelon Sangria

    16. Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

    17. Caprese Grilled Balsamic Chicken

    Three pieces of balsamic grilled chicken topped with sliced tomatoes, melted mozzarella, basil, and balsamic glaze

    18. Mexican Street Corn Salad

    A big bowl of Mexican street corn salad topped with cilantro, cheese, red onion, avocado, and lime wedges

    19. Watermelon Salad With Cucumber and Feta

    A salad with fresh watermelon, cucumber, chunks of feta, fresh basil and mint

    20. Sticky Oven Barbecue Ribs

    A dozen-or-so ribs brushed with barbecue sauce on a foil-lined baking sheet

    21. Easy Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad

    A big bowl of tortellini pasta salad with mozzarella, tomato, and pesto

    22. Grilled Salmon Tacos With Strawberry Avocado Salsa

    An up-close shot of a tortilla filled with grilled salmon and a slaw made of avocado, strawberry, red onion, and cilantro

    23. Grilled Bruschetta Portobello Mushrooms

    Portobello mushroom caps stuffed with homemade tomato bruschetta

    24. Easy Tomato Gazpacho

    25. Sparkling Red, White, & Blue Sangria

    sangria with berries

    26. Flag Cake With Cheesecake Topping

    cake with berries and cream cheese frosting

    27. Easy Layered Taco Dip

    taco dip designed like an American flag

    28. Coconut Water Berry Popsicles

    coconut and berry popsicles

    29. Berry Dessert Pizza

    dessert pizza

    30. Blueberry Cheesecake Bites

    cheesecake bites with berries

    31. Patriotic Oreos

    Oreos dipped in candy

    32. Grilled Flank Steak and Corn Salad

    Flank steak topped with corn, tomato, jalapeño, onion, and peppers

    33. Black Bean & Corn Burgers

    A black bean and corn burger on a bun with veggies and cheese

    34. Buffalo Chicken Sliders

    A slider with cheesy Buffalo chicken

    35. Crispy Buffalo Wings

    A plate of Buffalo wings with celery

    36. Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

    A bowl of tomato, avocado, and red onion salad

    37. Five Cheese Mac 'n' Cheese

    Decadent mac 'n' cheese with a crispy topping

    38. Cookies & Cream-Stuffed Cookies

    Chocolate chip cookies stuffed with chocolate cream cookies

    39. Stars and Stripes S’mores Cups

    Stars and Stripes S'mores Cups

    40. Sheet Pan Sweet Corn and Summer Squash Hash

    A bowl of vegetable hash with fried eggs

    41. Pesto Chicken, Corn, and Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

    Pesto Chicken, Corn, and Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

    42. Baja-Style Mexican Hot Dogs

    Mexican-style hot dogs with avocado, cilantro, and spicy mayo

    43. New England Shrimp Rolls

    A shrimp roll on a hot dog bun

    44. Crab Cake Sliders With Spicy Aioli

    Crab cake sliders with aioli

    45. Skillet Berry Cobbler

    A berry cobbler in a skillet

    This article contains content previously curated by Hannah Loewentheil, Farrah Penn, Marie Telling, Eboné Denise, Krysten Peck, Catherine O'Donnell, and Kayleigh Jackson. It was compiled by Lavanya Narayanan.