21 Delicious 4th Of July Appetizers That You Will Love!

The best summer party foods hit all the marks: maximum flavor, minimal prep time, and always on-theme. Before you fire up the grill or slice your red, white, and blue sheet cake, you’ll want to fill your picnic table with delicious appetizers to get your Fourth of July party rollin’. The perfect finger foods are easy to prepare and incorporate festive food for a patriotic experience. Of course, you probably don’t want your guests filling up on dip and sliders before the main dishes come out, but it’s still a nice idea to have a few apps available for everyone to snack on — perhaps with a refreshing drink in hand. The best 4th of July appetizers hit all the marks: maximum flavor, minimal prep time, and always on the theme. Here you get some delicious 4th of july appetizer recipes that are great for snacks, appetizers and side dishes, also for holidays recipes.

21. American Flag Layered Taco Dip

American Flag Layered Taco Dip

American Flag Layered Taco Dip – A quick, simple, and festive dip with layers of refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, and black olives! The perfect patriotic appetizer for Memorial Day, 4th of July appetizers, Labor Day, or any time! Sometimes when you get invited to a BBQ and want to bring a dish to pass, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what to bring.  What would everyone like?  And if you have your hands full with work and kids, you also don’t want to make something too time-consuming or complicated. This dip is great because it’s easy to make and so delicious! It’s the perfect dish for a crowd, and guests are going to love the way the ingredients are arranged in the shape of the American flag.
Get the recipe here.

Related: Leftover Taco Meat Recipes

20. Parmesan Asparagus Pastry Twists

Parmesan Asparagus Pastry Twists

Parmesan Asparagus Pastry Twists are cool-looking appetizers ready in less than 30 minutes. Wrap Asparagus in puff pastry, sprinkle with Parmesan, bake,  and enjoy! These parmesan asparagus pastry twists are pretty addictive. Mix up your favorite dip to go with them and your guests won’t stop eating them. In my opinion, puff pastry appetizers are the easiest 4th of July appetizers to make and crowds love them. You can use puff pastry to make sweet or savory snacks and bites from mini pizzas, empanadas, pockets filled with your favorite fillings to sweet turnovers or pinwheels.
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Low Calorie Snacks

19. Mini Baked Potatoes

Mini Baked Potatoes

This easy recipe for Mini Baked Potatoes makes a great appetizer for any party or game day! Roasted baby potatoes are loaded up with sour cream and chives. They’re a great finger food that everyone will love. Mini Baked Potatoes turn the classic popular flavor of baked potatoes into a bite sized appetizer. They’re easy to make and perfect for any event. Stuff the baked mini potatoes with sour cream and chives or your favorite toppings and serve on game day or for a party.
Wondering how to make mini baked potatoes? All you need to do is a season and roast some small potatoes (baby potatoes, new potatoes) in the oven.
Get the recipe here.

Related: Sweet Potato Recipes

18. Pickle Roll-Ups

Pickle Roll-Ups

Pickle Roll-Ups are slices of deli ham smothered in ranch-flavored cream cheese rolled around a dill pickle and cut into bite-sized pieces. We also call these Minnesota Sushi. Laugh all you want, but we love it! For the same flavors in a dip, try my Dill Pickle Dip! This easy to make 4th of july appetizers is made with no tortillas, so it is great to indulge in if you are watching carbs. But, even if you are not watching carbs, make these to have on hand for a quick, tasty snack. In addition, the added homemade dry ranch seasoning kicks the flavor up a notch. This recipe is made with just four ingredients and can be put together quickly, either for yourself or guests.
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Baked Recipes

17. Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Amazing Crab Stuffed Mushrooms appetizer for any occasion. These stuffed mushrooms are a piece of food heaven with a perfect combination of cream cheese, herbs, crab meat, and grated Parmesan cheese. Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are a wonderful 4th of july appetizers for absolutely any occasion. It’s fancy enough to serve for a special occasion or a holiday party, but it’s also simple enough for a weeknight family dinner. It’s a great appetizer for the crowd and you can easily double the recipe. For the best results, try to get portobello mushrooms that are close to the same size and ones that are not too small or too large. Although, you can use smaller mushrooms to create a one-bite appetizer but make sure to get more of them in that case. 
Get the recipe here.

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16. Pretzel Bites

Pretzel Bites

These Pretzel Bites  are so easy to make, and they can easily be stored until you are ready to eat them. They are also the perfect finger food or easy snack as you are out and about, at either the parade or watching the fireworks. Hope you enjoy them as much as our family does. If you can not find the Hugs candies you can always use a jumbo marshmallow cut in half in place of the Hug, put them in the oven at about 350 just till the tips start to brown. Pull out of the oven and top with the M&Ms candy. Be careful since they might be a little sticky and hot.
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: 4th Of July Desserts

15. Patriotic Charcuterie Board

Patriotic Charcuterie Board

I can hardly believe we are preparing for the Fourth of July! Summer is definitely upon us and I would love to share with you the perfect addition to your upcoming Fourth of July party. Did I mention there is no baking or cooking required? You know I love a well-appointed snack board, and this patriotic charcuterie board will have your table looking festive and provide both sweet and savory options as you celebrate our Independence Day! Keep reading for a charcuterie board shopping list and tips on creating your own. I follow with crackers, vegetables, fruit, and dips, and end with sweets. Try to be mindful of spreading your colors and various textures around evenly. I try to make sure I have all aspects represented around the board.
Get the recipe here.

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14. 5 Ingredient Apple and White Cheddar Tart

5 Ingredient Apple and White Cheddar Tart

This 5 Ingredient Apple and White Cheddar Tart recipe is the perfect easy holiday appetizer! Full of fresh crisp apples, savory white cheddar, and buttery puff pastry, this appetizer will delight your family and friends. And if you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit, this 5 ingredient apple and white cheddar tart recipe is just for you! The big secret for this recipe is store bought puff pastry. I always have store bought puff pastry in my freezer. It’s so useful and saves me so much time on easy and quick 4th of July appetizers or desserts. Time-saving, delicious, and easy. What’s not to love?

The puff pastry is perfect with sweet apples and savory white cheddar. And after everything is topped with honey, oh man it is delicious!!! I tested these out by making them for close family, and they were gone in 10 minutes. They absolutely loved these delish appetizers, and your family will love them too.
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Mini Tart Recipes

13. Caramelised Onion Puff Pastry Tartlets 

Caramelised Onion Puff Pastry Tartlets 

These puff pastry tartlets are so easy to make and the combo of wine, caramelized onions, roasted garlic, aged cheddar, and prosciutto is insanely delicious! Elegant enough to serve as a fancy hors d’oeuvre or for a holiday party, but easy enough to make for any occasion.  It’s super easy to double this recipe and trust us, this is a good idea! They will get gobbled up quickly. These bite sized beauties are perfect for your upcoming holiday parties.  They are so elegant and no one will know that they are so easy to make!  Plus, it’s just as easy to make one batch as it is to make two or three so even if you are expecting a big crowd, you can easily serve this puff pastry appetizer.
Get the recipe here.

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12. Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche

Easy Shrimp Ceviche Recipe with raw or cooked shrimp that is cool, zesty, and refreshing. Dip into shrimp ceviche with tortilla chips, spread on a chicken tostada, or add to tacos. Shrimp ceviche is one of that high-end healthy 4th of July appetizers I never order in a restaurant because it is soooo expensive. Ha, truth be told we barely even go to restaurants except for sushi. I used to wait all year round for our yearly all-inclusive vacation to eat my fair share of Mexican shrimp ceviche. No more. The shrimp ceviche recipe is so easy to make at home. Once you get over a fear of “eating raw seafood” you will keep making ceviche all summer long. And to clarify, you will not eat raw shrimp as lime juice will “cook” it. You can also use cooked shrimp, no problem. This is the best shrimp ceviche recipe that is cool, zesty, and refreshing. A must-have for summer! Let’s do it!
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Frozen Shrimp Recipes

11. Brie and Fig Crostini

Brie and Fig Crostini

This Brie and Fig Crostini is super simple and absolutely delish. Sweet, salty, and crispy, it’s the perfect party foods appetizer during the busy holiday season. When the To-Do List is overloaded during the holidays, it’s time for easy finger foods like Brie and Fig Crostini for all the gatherings. Brie and Fig Crostini appetizers are simple and delicious. They’re sweet, salty, creamy, and crispy all in one bite. Not to be forgotten is a super easy and delicious apple sangria. Or maybe some bubbly champagne punch. Point is, I’d much rather be mingling with family and friends than hovering over the stove when the doorbell rings.
Get the recipe here.

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10. 7-layer dip

 7-layer dip

Our 7-layer Dip is the perfect appetizer for game day parties with friends! It is layered with beans, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, cheese, olives, and onions. This is THE ultimate party foods appetizer! These 4th of July Appetizers are always the best part of any meal and that holds true for parties as well. People love to stand around the kitchen and munch away on bite-sized delights and delicious dips. We love this 7 layer of taco dip for so many reasons. First, it is super easy to make. It is no-bake, you just layer it, so it is just about foolproof! Second, it makes a great presentation. The layers look so pretty in a nice glass bowl.
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: High Tea Recipes

9. Gruyère, Sage & Prosciutto Puff Pastry Twists

Gruyère, Sage & Prosciutto Puff Pastry Twists

It’s not often I bake savory things, so that’s when you know that this recipe is a pretty big deal. With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s always good to have a recipe under your belt that takes little to no time but still packs a punch, and that’s what these Gruyère, sage, and prosciutto puff pastry twists do! These puff pastry twists are made using ready-made puff pastry because let’s be honest, who has time right now to make their own? If you are feeling especially Ina Garten-y and want to make your own, then go right ahead but do take into account the extra time it’ll take to make these!
Get the recipe here.

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8. 4th of July Red, White, and Blue Muddy Buddy Snack Mix

4th of July Red, White, and Blue Muddy Buddy Snack Mix

15-minute Chex Mix Muddy Buddies with a holiday flair for the 4th of July! The most delicious and addicting snack ever! Do you call them Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow? The internet is divided. And I always spend way too much time deciding what I should label them. I went with Muddy Buddies! I’ve seen these made with peanut butter and other nut butter, but I omitted that for these Red, White, and Blue Muddy Buddies. Milk chocolate is also more popular to use than white chocolate, but I didn’t want even a speck of brown poking through – because Red, White, Blue, and Brown Muddy Buddies? Nope! Plus, I love white chocolate.
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Hummus Recipes

7. Cheesy Sausage Stuffing Balls

Cheesy Sausage Stuffing Balls

It only required 3 ingredients to make these amazing stuffing balls! No Bisquick or cream cheese is required. You can also make them ahead of time and keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to bake and serve them. They are perfect for parties and family gatherings during the holidays. These sausage balls definitely remind me of Thanksgiving; they’re basically like cheesy stuffing made into finger food. I like to serve them with toothpicks or mini skewers to make them easy to just grab and eat. Serve with toothpicks or mini skewers for the best finger food or 4th of July appetizers during the holidays. 
Get the recipe here.

Related: Keto Sausage Recipes

6. French Onion Tartlets 

French Onion Tartlets 

Stop the presses. These French Onion Tartlets are three appetizers for any of your party needs. Whether it’s for holiday gatherings or dinner parties or extravagant soirees or even weddings, these poppable savory bites are perfect for all occasions. These savory mini tarts couldn’t be simpler, thanks to Athens Foods’ flaky, buttery mini fillo shells that are already made and baked and ready to fill. The hardest part is having the patience to let the onions for the filling caramelize to the nth degree, and trust me, they need to — it’s what makes these tarts sing (metaphorically). Plus, your kitchen will smell amazing. Your clothes maybe not be so much, and people may question your hygiene, but you can just give them one of these tartlets and they’ll forgive all your ills.
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Back To School Breakfasts

5. Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries

Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries

This Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries are a simple patriotic dessert with a sweetened cream cheese filling topped with blueberries. These Cheesecake Strawberries are perfect for the 4th of July or any summer potluck or picnic. They make a healthier dessert option and look so festive. Plus they are simple to make. Just cut fresh strawberries in half. I look for really big ones because then you can really load the cheesecake filling on them. There’s no need to hull the strawberries when serving them halved like this which greatly cuts down on prep time. A simple cheesecake filling is made from cream cheese, sugar, whipped topping, and a little almond extract that adds awesome flavor.
Get the recipe here.

Related: Cheesecake Dessert Recipes

4. Patriotic Cake Batter Dip

Patriotic Cake Batter Dip

Kick-off your holiday with a bang & serve this Patriotic Cake Batter Dip at your 4th of July celebration. Simple & easy to make, it’s absolutely perfect when paired with NILLA Wafers. YUM! Who loves sprinkles? I sure do! They always make everything better, which is why I’m always looking for a reason to add them to so many things. When planning our 4th of July menu I knew I wanted to serve a simple & easy dessert dip. Knowing that cake batter is a favorite flavor, it was a must make – only with a patriotic flair. Check out this Patriotic Cake Batter Dip!
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Vegan Cake Recipes

3. Jalapeno Corn Dip

Jalapeno Corn Dip

This Jalapeno Corn Dip takes minutes to make! Sweet corn, peppers, jalapenos, and cheese – don’t forget the corn chips! I made a couple of different variations, experimenting with the base ingredients. The first one I tried had mayonnaise in it, and I decided on my next try to leave that out and go with cream cheese. It’s always nice when you are leaving a dip out at room temperature not to have to worry about mayonnaise.  I also adjusted the level of heat, which comes from the jalapeño and cayenne pepper.

I tried using different cheeses, like cheddar and Monterey Jack, and a combo of both. The sweetness of the corn with the spice from the jalapeño is super good together. The creaminess of the cheeses mellows out the heat and lets the flavor of the jalapeño come through.
Get the recipe here.

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2. Patriotic Deviled Eggs

Patriotic Deviled Eggs

Patriotic Deviled Eggs – CRAZY good deviled eggs. Eggs, mayonnaise, vinegar, salt, dry mustard, pepper, onion, and paprika. Dye the hard-boiled eggs red and blue for a fun patriotic snack! Aren’t these Red, White, and Blue Deviled eggs cute?! I saw a few blog posts around Easter about dyed hard-boiled eggs. I thought they were so cute so I decided to give them a try for the 4th of July. They looked and tasted great! These deviled eggs would be a great addition to your holiday BBQ next week.

The dying process is very simple and doesn’t require any vinegar. It requires only three ingredients – peeled hard-boiled eggs, water, and food coloring. I let the eggs sit in the dye for about 2 hours and then sliced them for deviled eggs. They had a great ring of color around the edge of the egg. I thought they looked great! The possibilities are endless!
Get the recipe here.

Suggested: Hard Boiled Egg Recipes

1. Spinach Puffs 

Spinach Puffs 

Buttery spinach puffs are cheesy and savory with pops of bacon. As you can imagine, they are a hit at parties! If we’re having a party, you can count on these spinach puffs being served as an appetizer. We usually serve them with our other favorites including bacon-wrapped smokies, cucumber sandwiches, and some kind of dip! I have so many favorite appetizer recipes, that it’s sometimes hard to choose which ones I’m going to make for parties or family gatherings.

I’ve told you before, my family gets together on New Year’s Eve for games and LOTS of appetizers. Well, this spinach puff pastry appetizer is one that is almost always part of the appetizer spread! They’re everything you want from an appetizer. Cheesy, savory, crispy on the outside, and creamy on the inside… Basically, they’re the best.
Get the recipe here.

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