Fourth of July Favorites

By Lauren Scott, Arizona Farm Bureau Intern

To celebrate the Fourth of July, we’ll get together for barbecues, go camping, and head out to the lake with family and friends. Sometimes we stay home and bring the party to our house, and sometimes we would rather go out.


No matter the way we celebrate, everyone has something in common on the Fourth of July: food. There is a certain kind of food almost everyone eats on the Fourth. For lack of a better description, it is truly ‘all American.’ Hotdogs, hamburgers, baked beans, corn on the cob, watermelon, and lemonade. These are all popular foods to serve on this upcoming holiday, and they leave you with many choices of what to make or serve at your gathering.

To make things a little easier for you, I have compiled some of the tastiest Fourth of July inspired dishes we could find to make this holiday a breeze!


Crowd Pleasing Main Dishes

  1. Sonoran Hamburgers
  2. Honey Butter Chicken  
  3. Pot Roast
  4. Sonoran Hot Dogs
  5. America’s Favorite Pork Chops

Appealing Appetizers

  1. Almond Cheese Log
  2. Garlic Cheese Fingers
  3. Artichoke Dip
  4. Baked Goat Cheese Appetizer
  5. Batter-fried Zucchini

Refreshing Salads

  1. BBQ Pork Salad with Summer Fruits
  2. Chutney-Melon Chicken Salad
  3. Watermelon Salad
  4. Join the Party Salad
  5. Crunchy Apple Salad

Scrumptious Sides

  1. Apple Bacon Slaw
  2. Baked Corn Dish
  3. Deanna’s Potatoes Deluxe
  4. Garlic Roasted Summer Squash
  5. Southern Sweet Potatoes

Delicious Desserts

  1. Peach Paradise
  2. Apple-Raspberry Pie
  3. Strawberry Cheese Pie
  4. Sour Cream Banana Cake
  5. Prickly Pear Cheesecake

This lemonade is the tastiest drink I can recommend to make for your celebration, but make sure to drink plenty of water on the Fourth of July, as well. (Especially if you are spending time outdoors!)

I hope these recipes make your life a little bit easier on the Fourth so that you can spend less time cooking and more time hanging out with friends and family! If you want to check out more recipes, take a look at the recipe section on!

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