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Sides & Desserts for July 4th

What should you bring to this year’s 4th of July party? Be a favorite guest when you show up with one of these festive sides or desserts!

These easy, make-ahead recipes are a perfect match for the traditional burgers and dogs cookout menu, and they feature summer flavors that will make everyone want a second helping.

Tomato and corn salad

When tomatoes and corn are in season, they don’t need much else to let them shine. This creamy blue cheese dressing adds just the right amount of seasoning.

Bowties with grilled summer veggies

For a hearty but summery pasta salad that goes great with burgers, grill fresh veggies in advance and toss with pasta. Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.

Apple-Bacon Slaw

Sweet Granny Smith apple slices pair up with fresh cabbage in each crunchy bite of this easy side dish. Toss with crisp bacon just before serving.

Raspberry Hand Pies

Fill these easy-to-assemble handheld desserts with your favorite fruit jam. Blueberry, strawberry, and cherry are all tasty and seasonal options.

S’mores Pie

Kids can help with this easy campfire-inspired dessert! Make ahead of time under the broiler—no open flame required!

Red White and Blue Frozen Yogurt Bites

For family 4th of July gatherings, make a batch of these creamy bite-sized treats for little hands to enjoy during the festivities.

Stars and Stripes Frozen Yogurt Cake

It wouldn’t be the 4th without a flag cake! This cool no-bake version comes with a healthier twist, thanks to frozen yogurt and fresh berries.


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