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Luxury Food Ideas for At-Home Fourth of July Party

Luxury Food Ideas for At-Home Fourth of July Party

Trying to spice up your Independence Day party with something a little fancier than fried barbecue chicken and potato chips? Check out our top 15 luxury recipes for your next at-home Fourth of July party!

Grilled Corn with Basil Butter

Nothing quite spells summer like fresh sweet corn on the cob, and you can jazz up this classic American staple with just a little butter, garlic, and fresh basil. The recipe calls for a little salt and pepper to taste, or you can get creative and toss in a dash of your favorite spicy rub or creole seasoning for a unique spin!

Cornmeal Hushpuppies

They might look simple, but these puppies pack a punch! Loaded up with chopped onions and jalapeños, this delectable vegetarian treat is the perfect hors d’œuvre to whet your whistle for a festive dinner on a summer night. Light, airy, and loaded with flavor, they’re sure to go fast. 

The Burger Americana

You can’t have the Fourth of July without a little grill action, and no cookout is complete without a classic American-style burger. The perfect burger needs no frills and no fancy extras. This simple burger recipe is a true celebration of American cuisine that’s perfect for a celebration of America herself. 


Lemon Pepper Chicken

Barbecue isn’t the only game in town on the Fourth of July. Lemon pepper chicken is a Midwestern classic that gives everyone a little taste of Americana no matter where they come from. This easy recipe takes just minutes of preparation, a little time in the oven, and serves a hearty protein-packed meal to help you keep the party going.

Grilled Ranch Potatoes

A lot of Independence Day recipes are loaded with fat and grease. What’s luxurious about that? This year, skip the potato skins and serve up a lighter option that’s every bit as tempting and tasty. These crispy golden potatoes call for just a brushing of olive oil and some ranch seasoning, rather than a fatty sauce, oil, cheese, and bacon. 

Grilled Ranch Potatoes

Veggie Pizza

Don’t you dare order delivery on the Fourth. Instead, whip up this smash-hit summertime favorite that’s healthy, refreshing, and filling all at the same time. This recipe calls for a cream cheese base and a baked final product, but for an even more invigorating treat, it can be served cold with a base of ranch or even Greek yogurt!

Herbed Dijon Potato Salad

You can’t have a Fourth of July party without a potato salad. But if you’re not careful, you can turn what should be an American pastime into an unappetizing bowl of mayonnaise potatoes. Instead, try out this vinegar-based salad with fresh chopped herbs and whole-grain Dijon. You’ll never eat store-bought potato salad again.

herbed dijon mustard potato salad

Bacon Bourbon & Brown Sugar Baked Beans

Don’t bother with another can of Bush’s on the grill. This recipe takes a bit of love and care, but the extra effort is worth wowing your guests with this unique side dish. Baked beans pair perfectly with all of your Fourth of July favorites. With a little creativity, you’ll see why they’ve withstood the test of time in American summertime cuisine.

herbed dijon mustard potato salad

Deluxe Lobster and Potato Chip Rolls

There’s nothing quite like fresh seafood in the summer, and lobster is the perfect way to celebrate the traditions of working-class Americans. The trouble is, it’s hard to come by a fresh lobster in many parts of the USA. You can buy a lobster online and get your hands on an ocean-fresh lobster with a drop shipper that can serve you up a New England classic no matter where you live!

lobster roll crusted with poato chips

Baked Feta Stuffed Tomatoes

These irresistible treats are incredibly simple to make, light and delicate on the palate, and refreshingly juicy. You can get creative with these bad boys by adding fun toppings like bacon bits, cayenne pepper, sea salt, or crushed peppercorns. And although it says “baked” right in the title, you can serve these chilled instead for an even more soothing treat for the summertime heat. 

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

The Fourth of July is easy to prepare for if you stick to simple and delectable treats like vegetables wrapped in meat. Two ingredients plus…whatever you want! You can douse with garlic and onion powder, classic salt and pepper, or even a barbecue rub for that extra slice of Americana. 

Prosciuto wrapped asparagus

7-Layer Nacho Dippers

Who doesn’t like a good nacho plate? The trouble is, they’re not perfect for parties. Where do you sit? Where do you put your drink? Is that Styrofoam plate going to carry all that meat and cheese? Here’s the solution to your nacho woes. These 7-layer nacho dip cups are the perfect grab n’ go solution for your south-of-the-border style cravings. 

individual 7 layer dip

Instant Pot Ribs

If you’re willing to shell out for ribs, guests will flock to your Fourth of July party for the privilege. You don’t have to tell them that you tossed everything in the instant pot and pressed a couple of buttons. Make your next party an occasion to remember with these mouthwatering, fall-off-the-bone spicy barbecue ribs. 

instant pot ribs

Farmhouse Apple Coleslaw

We’d never celebrate the Fourth of July without a rockin’ coleslaw. But just like other summer salads, without some thoughtful preparation, coleslaw can be little more than a disappointing bowl of cabbage and mayo. This recipe calls for lots of fresh chopped veggies and a luscious red apple to give it a sweet, tangy twist that’ll keep your guests coming back for more. 

farm house coleslaw

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget dessert. There’s nothing like a hefty slice of apple pie (a la mode, if you still have room!) to round out the perfect Fourth of July celebration. This from-scratch recipe isn’t the easiest to bake for a beginner, but store-bought just doesn’t do an apple pie justice. Take the time to bake one fresh and you’ll finish the day feeling rewarded and satisfied.

old-fashioned apple pie

What is your favorite Fourth of July recipe? Share your at-home Independence Day experience with us below!

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About The Author

Kevin Fagan

Kevin Fagan, is Content Manager at Lobster Anywhere. He’s a bit of a ‘lobster geek’ and likes nothing more than fishing for lobster and (trying to) cook gourmet food at home!

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