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    Our 55 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.

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

    1. Celebratory Pudding Pops

    red, white, and blue popsicles

    2. Patriotic Pretzel Bites

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

    3. Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Cake

    slices of ice cream cake

    4. Watermelon Kabobs

    watermelon, cheese, and berry kebabs

    5. Red, White, and Blue Dipped Apples

    apples dipped in candy and sugar

    6. Dessert Pretzel Rods

    white chocolate decorated pretzels

    7. Mini Trifles

    trifles in a jar

    8. Cracker Jack Popcorn Balls

    popcorn balls

    9. Brie Berry Bites

    cheese and berry bites

    10. Mint Watermelon Salad With Feta

    Mint Watermelon Salad with Feta

    11. Easiest 4th of July Fruit Skewers

    Easiest July 4th Fruit Skewers

    12. Hot Dog Fiesta

    Hot Dog Fiesta

    13. Crunchy Pickled Salad

    Crunchy Pickled Salad

    14. Corn, Crab, and Old Bay Deviled Eggs

    Corn, Crab, and Old Bay Deviled Eggs

    15. 10 Ingredient Sweet Corn Salad

    10 Ingredient Sweet Corn Salad

    16. Melon Caprese Skewers

    Melon Caprese Skewers

    17. Shrimp Avocado Sandwich

    Shrimp Avocado Sandwich

    18. Easy Skillet Mac 'n' Cheese

    Easy Skillet Mac & Cheese

    19. Easy Watermelon Sangria

    Easy Watermelon Sangria

    20. Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

    21. Caprese Grilled Balsamic Chicken

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

    22. Mexican Street Corn Salad

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

    23. Watermelon Salad With Cucumber and Feta

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

    24. Sticky Oven Barbecue Ribs

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

    25. Easy Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad

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

    26. 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

    27. Spicy Hot Southern Potato Salad

    A bowl of potato salad loaded with scallions, bacon, boiled egg, all tossed in a creamy dressing and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper

    28. Grilled Bruschetta Portobello Mushrooms

    Portobello mushroom caps stuffed with homemade tomato bruschetta

    29. Easy Tomato Gazpacho

    30. Sparkling Red, White, & Blue Sangria

    sangria with berries

    31. Flag Cake With Cheesecake Topping

    cake with berries and cream cheese frosting

    32. Easy Layered Taco Dip

    taco dip designed like an American flag

    33. Rocket Pops

    red white and blue popsicles

    34. Coconut Water Berry Popsicles

    coconut and berry popsicles

    35. Berry Dessert Pizza

    dessert pizza

    36. Blueberry Cheesecake Bites

    cheesecake bites with berries

    37. Patriotic Oreos

    Oreos dipped in candy

    38. Grilled Flank Steak and Corn Salad

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

    39. Black Bean & Corn Burgers

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

    40. Buffalo Chicken Sliders

    A slider with cheesy Buffalo chicken

    41. Crispy Buffalo Wings

    A plate of Buffalo wings with celery

    42. Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

    A bowl of tomato, avocado, and red onion salad

    43. Five Cheese Mac 'n' Cheese

    Decadent mac 'n' cheese with a crispy topping

    44. Cookies & Cream-Stuffed Cookies

    Chocolate chip cookies stuffed with chocolate cream cookies

    45. Stars and Stripes S’mores Cups

    Stars and Stripes S'mores Cups

    46. Peach Crisp Yogurt Bowls

    A bowl of yogurt with peaches and granola

    47. Sheet Pan Sweet Corn and Summer Squash Hash

    A bowl of vegetable hash with fried eggs

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

    Pesto Chicken, Corn, and Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

    49. Grilled Greek Salmon Kebabs

    Grilled salmon kebabs with cucumber slices and lemon

    50. Antipasto Tortellini Pasta Salad

    Tortellini salad with veggies, mozzarella, olives, and cheese

    51. Baja-Style Mexican Hot Dogs

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

    52. New England Shrimp Rolls

    A shrimp roll on a hot dog bun

    53. Crab Cake Sliders With Spicy Aioli

    Crab cake sliders with aioli

    54. Skillet Berry Cobbler

    A berry cobbler in a skillet

    55. Blackberry Bourbon Smash

    A blackberry Bourbon smash

    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.