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    Our 43 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. Mini Trifles

    trifles in a jar

    4. Brie Berry Bites

    cheese and berry bites

    5. Mint Watermelon Salad With Feta

    Mint Watermelon Salad with Feta

    6. Easiest 4th of July Fruit Skewers

    Easiest July 4th Fruit Skewers

    7. Hot Dog Fiesta

    Hot Dog Fiesta

    8. Crunchy Pickled Salad

    Crunchy Pickled Salad

    9. Corn, Crab, and Old Bay Deviled Eggs

    Corn, Crab, and Old Bay Deviled Eggs

    10. Melon Caprese Skewers

    Melon Caprese Skewers

    11. Shrimp Avocado Sandwich

    Shrimp Avocado Sandwich

    12. Easy Skillet Mac 'n' Cheese

    Easy Skillet Mac & Cheese

    13. Easy Watermelon Sangria

    Easy Watermelon Sangria

    14. Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches

    15. Caprese Grilled Balsamic Chicken

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

    16. Mexican Street Corn Salad

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

    17. Watermelon Salad With Cucumber and Feta

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

    18. Sticky Oven Barbecue Ribs

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

    19. Easy Pesto Tortellini Pasta Salad

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

    20. 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

    21. Grilled Bruschetta Portobello Mushrooms

    Portobello mushroom caps stuffed with homemade tomato bruschetta

    22. Easy Tomato Gazpacho

    23. Sparkling Red, White, & Blue Sangria

    sangria with berries

    24. Flag Cake With Cheesecake Topping

    cake with berries and cream cheese frosting

    25. Easy Layered Taco Dip

    taco dip designed like an American flag

    26. Coconut Water Berry Popsicles

    coconut and berry popsicles

    27. Berry Dessert Pizza

    dessert pizza

    28. Blueberry Cheesecake Bites

    cheesecake bites with berries

    29. Patriotic Oreos

    Oreos dipped in candy

    30. Grilled Flank Steak and Corn Salad

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

    31. Black Bean & Corn Burgers

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

    32. Buffalo Chicken Sliders

    A slider with cheesy Buffalo chicken

    33. Crispy Buffalo Wings

    A plate of Buffalo wings with celery

    34. Cucumber, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

    A bowl of tomato, avocado, and red onion salad

    35. Five Cheese Mac 'n' Cheese

    Decadent mac 'n' cheese with a crispy topping

    36. Cookies & Cream-Stuffed Cookies

    Chocolate chip cookies stuffed with chocolate cream cookies

    37. Stars and Stripes S’mores Cups

    Stars and Stripes S'mores Cups

    38. Sheet Pan Sweet Corn and Summer Squash Hash

    A bowl of vegetable hash with fried eggs

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

    Pesto Chicken, Corn, and Avocado Bacon Pasta Salad

    40. Baja-Style Mexican Hot Dogs

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

    41. New England Shrimp Rolls

    A shrimp roll on a hot dog bun

    42. Crab Cake Sliders With Spicy Aioli

    Crab cake sliders with aioli

    43. 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.