Best BBQ Recipes to Pack for Your Fourth of July Vacation

No matter how you celebrate America’s birthday, it probably involves food! From having a backyard BBQ at your vacation rental to keeping it to just you and the kids, we’ve collected some of the best barbecue recipes to bring to your Fourth of July shin-dig.

Quench Your Thirst with Patriotic Drinks

Fourth of July themed drinks

Lemonade Iced Tea: If you’re looking for something beyond water, try making lemonade ice tea! Check out this recipe that calls for fresh mint. Yum!

Cherry Limade: Celebrate the red in the American flag with a Cherry Limade drink. Mix a can of sprite with 3 lime wedges and a quarter cup of cherry juice for a sour yet sweet sip.

BBQ Party Starters

red white and blue snacks

Grilled Corn: Who knew there were so many different grilled corn recipes? Check out this list that includes bacon, cheesy combos, pesto and more!

Watermelon Pizza: Fruit pizza is totally a thing. Top watermelon wedges (in a pizza pie shape, of course) with blueberries, feta, red onion slices, minced basil and balsamic dressing for an absolutely delicious bite. This red, white and blue snack makes for a perfect Fourth of July BBQ recipe.

Potato Salad: A staple side of any barbecue is absolutely this spuddy, mayonnaise salad. Check out this recipe for a classic take!

Brown Sugar Fruit Dip: Need I say more? Check out the recipe for this sweet starter, great for cooling down on a hot day.

Grilled Cornbread: Fire up the grill for this one! This grilled cornbread is to die for, especially when you add in the jalapeno honey butter.

Drool Worthy Main BBQ Dishes

best backyard barbecue ribs recipes

Grilled Romaine Salad: This Fourth of July barbecue recipe is great for those that like something on the slightly lighter side for July 4th. First, fry up some bacon. Cut romaine hearts in half, baste the flat side in bacon grease and grill the flat side down for about 30 seconds on a very hot grill. Then, smother the romaine hearts in blue cheese crumbles, bacon and balsamic dressing.

Cheeseburger Switch Up: Switch up the beef staple with this Pull-Apart Cheeseburger slider recipe that you can make in the oven! Another recipe, Bacon Cheeseburger Pie, is another great oven pick.

Baby Back Ribs: This recipe calls for a sauce with a great balance of sweet and heat. Check it out!

Coffee and Brown Sugar Crusted Skirt Steak: Rubbing your steak with coffee and brown sugar makes for some heavenly flavor. Check out the recipe to make your own.

Delish Summer Desserts for a Sweet Ending

Fourth of July BBQ fruit recipes

Banana Split Kebabs: This recipe is so easy and delicious. Make kebabs alternating pieces of banana, pineapple and strawberry. Drizzle with melted chocolate and top with chopped up walnuts. Pop them in the freeze until your guests are ready for this treat!

Strawberry Shortcake No-Churn Ice Cream: Homemade ice-cream that doesn’t require churning? Sign me up! Check out this recipe on how to make it. Note: Make sure you leave enough time for it to cool in the freezer.

So where are you going to make these awesome recipes. Check out these vacation rentals for a getaway with the kitchen and grill perfect for the Fourth of July.