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This post lists 50 4th of July appetizers that everyone will love at your cookout.

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Hey there, party planners and patriotic snack lovers! As we gear up to celebrate Independence Day, I’ve scoured the nation to bring you a star-spangled list of the 50 Best 4th of July appetizers! Yum!

These bites are so freaking delish, the Founding Fathers will be looking down super proud!

Appetizers can truly be the star of a July 4th party!

I’m talking hella patriotic appetizers that are a true explosion of flavors, 4th of July platters that look so good you’d hesitate to disturb their artful display (but trust me, you will), and appetizers for BBQ parties that’ll have your grill feeling a tad jelly!

And because no patriotic party is complete without a little thematic entertainment, why not pop in Jaws while cooking for the ultimate inspo? Confused? It took place over the weekend of the 4th of July!

I consider it a 4th of July movie more than anything, but I also realize I’m a freak. But I mean, come on, nothing says “bite-sized fun,” appetizers like watching a shark the size of your party platter you’re putting together ammi, right???

So, grab your sparklers, drape that flag proudly, and dive into a sea of deliciousness that would make Uncle Sam proud. Ready to get your patriotic munch on? Let’s go!

This post covers the best 4th of July appetizers.

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4th of July appetizers

From your uber patriotic snacks to the tried and true fried pickle, let’s get after these 4th of July appetizers gurl!

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1. Starstruck Berry Marshmallow Pie Bites

Starstruck Berry Marshmallow Pies
Photo Credit: @urbanbakes

If you want your guests to munch on something sweet, this cute and tasty mini marshmallow pie recipe by Urban Bakes is perfect for your appetizer table set up.

2. Tortilla Chip Cup

red white and blue tortilla cups
Photo Credit: @triedandtasty

Another simple and delicious sweet treat for your guests! These Red White and Blue Tortilla Cups by Tried & Tasty are sweet, satisfying, and an awesome choice for your Fourth of July Themed party.

Related Reading: 175 Delicious 4th of July Food Recipes For Crowds

3. Watermelon Caprese Stars

watermelon caprese
Photo Credit: @skinnytaste

These sweet and savory watermelon caprese stars by Skinnytaste are perfect for appetizers for bbq party fun.

Related Reading: 35 Delish AF 4th of July Cupcakes You’ll Love

4. Baked Potato Slices

baked potato slices
Photo Credit: @thecozycook

Make these yummy baked potato slices full of gooey and cheesy goodness by The Cozy Cook.

5. Vidalia Onion Dip

onion dip
Photo Credit: @pizzazzerie

A baked onion dip with yummy cheese and cream cheese by Pizzazerie is creamy and perfect for a crowd to snack on with pita chips!

Related Reading: 185 4th of July Desserts Your Whole Family Will Love

6. Cake Batter Dip

cake batter dip
Photo Credit: @sugarandsoul

Another sweet option for your guests is this fluffy cake batter dip by Sugar and Soul.

An awesome choice for patriotic snacks.

7. Patriotic Charcuterie Board

red white and blue charcueteri board
Photo Credit: @tastyoven

Every BBQ or picnic needs an easy snack from the charcuterie board, especially when kids are around! This recipe by Tasty Oven is really pretty and gives ample salty and sweet options.

It is a perfect choice when attending a Fourth of July theme party.

Check out this charcuterie board when researching 4th of July platters!

Related Reading: 65 Best Charcuterie Board Ideas For Any Party

8. Firecracker Hot Dogs

firecracker hot dogs
Photo Credit: @handmadeintheheartland

This simple, adorable Firecracker Hot Dog recipe by Hand Made in the Heart is a kid’s favorite on the 4th of July! It’s absolutely a kid’s favorite! Another awesome and festive af choice for Fourth of July themed parties.

9. Red White + Blue Deviled Eggs

red white and blue deviled eggs
Photo Credit: @singingthroughtherain

Bring deviled eggs that pack a patriot punch with this Singing Through the Rain recipe.

A great choice to bring to your 4th of July picnics.

10. Patriotic Popcorn

patriotic popcorn
Photo Credit: @momfoodie

Fun, festive, sweet, and savory, this 4th of July popcorn recipe by Mom Foodie will be a massive hit at your picnic. It will please everyone, young and old, at July 4th parties.

11. Buffalo & Blue Cheese Popcorn

buffalo popcorn
Photo Credit: @foodandwine

Give your guests the spicy and rich flavors of buffalo and blue cheese popcorn with this recipe by Food & Wine.

12. Red White + Blue Skewers

Watermelon Feta Skewers
Photo Credit: @staceyhomemaker

Easy to make and festive, this vegan recipe by Stacey Homemaker is delicious and one of the healthier patriotic snacks.

13. Stars & Stripes Deviled Eggs

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Photo Credit: @shekeepsalovelyhome

Give your guests these stars and stripes cute deviled eggs by She Keeps a Lovely Home.

It is a super easy option for patriotic appetizers.

14. Tomatoes With Green Goddess Dressing

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Photo Credit: @womansday

Give your guests a refreshing and light appetizer, like this Tomato and green goddess recipe by Woman’s Day!

15. Grilled Apples with Prosciutto & Honey

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Photo Credit: @countryliving

Prepare this yummy grilled apple and prosciutto recipe by Country Living to give your guests a decadent option to munch on.

16. Chicken & Waffle Sliders

chicken and waffle sliders
Photo Credit: @foodfolksandfun

Chicken and waffles are my husband’s favorite savory and sweet treat, among many others!

This mini chicken and waffle slider recipe by Food Folks & Fun will be a surefire hit for all chicken and waffle lovers.

17. Broccoli Artichoke Dip

broccoli artichoke dip
Photo Credit: @womansday

Give a traditional artichoke dip some extra oomph with this recipe by Woman’s Day that adds yummy broccoli to the mix.

18. Berries & Cream Charcuterie Board

berries and cream charcuterie board
Photo Credit: @delish

Are you looking for a sweeter charcuterie board? This berries & cream recipe by Delish will get the job done. Not to mention it’s freaking gorg!

19. Crispy Onion Rings

Crispy Onion Rings
Photo Credit: @natashaskitchen

This crispy onion ring recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen is simple and classic. They also make perf 4th of July side dishes too!

20. Pigs in a Blanket

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Photo Credit: @delish

A surefire hit for the kids, pigs in a blanket recipe like this by Delish will keep everyone satisfied until the main course arrives!

Pigs in a blanket are a staple 4th of July food.

21. Balsamic Bruschetta

Photo Credit: @forkinthekitchen

This Fork In The Kitchen balsamic bruschetta is delicious and a favorite of your guests, offering a refreshing yet tangy taste at your July 4th party.

22. bacon wrapped Grilled Jalapenos

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
Photo Credit: @spendwithpennies

This grilled jalapeno recipe by Spend With Pennies is great for spicy lovers like me. It will also go great with a side of ranch for your guests who love it hot! It’s one of the best BBQ apps.

23. Bacon Buffalo Deviled Eggs

BAcon Buffalo Deviled Eggs
Photo Credit: @howsweeteats

Feel like giving your deviled eggs some heat and need 4th of July recipes for a crowd?

Try this How Sweet Eats Bacon Buffalo Chicken deviled eggs with blue cheese—they pack heat! They’re perfect for Fourth of July finger food options.

24. BLT Tortilla Pinwheels

BLT pinwheels
Photo Credit: @thetwobiteclub

How delicious do these BLT pinwheels by The Two Bite Club look? Give your guests yummy bites-sized BLTs.

A 4th of July food everyone can enjoy.

25. sourdough soft beer cheese pretzels

Sourdough Soft Pretzels
Photo Credit: @barleyandsage

There’s nothing better than delish af Sourdough Soft Beercheese Pretzels by Barley and Sage! Make a lot of these because they will go quickly!

A 4th of July food everyone can enjoy.

26. cheddar biscuits

Cheddar Buscuits
Photo Credit: @ifyougiveablondeakitchen

Girrrrl, these Cheddar Biscuits from If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen are freaking addicting! They will for sure be a favorite at your 4th of July cookout.

27. jalapeno poppers

Jalapeno Poppers
Photo Credit: @preppykitchen

Jalapeno Poppers from Preppy Kitchen are as tasty as they are beautiful.

28. chili’s awesome blossom

Chilis Awesome Blossom
Photo Credit: @princesspinkygirl

A classic fan favorite, this Chili’s Awesome Blossom from Princess Pinky Girl will bring hella nostalgia vibes for your 4th of July party!

Savory, easy to pick apart with the perf tangy dipping sauce, it’s a super yummy 4th of July food.

29. Velveeta sausage dip

Velveeta Sausage Dip
Photo Credit: @easyappetizers

Super cheesy and savory delish, try this Velveeta Sausage Dip by Easy Appetizers. It’s a great 4th of July food while cooking, and it’s super rich and filling.

30. crispy buffalo shrimp

Crispy Buffalo Shrimp
Photo Credit: @iamhomesteader

Feel like giving wings a rest? Totally get it!

Try these super hot and tangy Cripsy Buffalo Shrimp Platter by I Am Homesteader at your 4th of July cookout.

It will be a pleasant surprise from Wings for a change.

31. Mexican street corn dip

Mexican Street Corn Dip
Photo Credit: @halfbakedharvest

Girrrl bring some Latin flare to your 4th of July cookout!

This Mexican Street Corn recipe by Half Baked Harvest, packed with cotija cheese and cilantro, is the perfect dip for tortilla chips.

32. avocado strawberry mango salsa

Avocado Strawberry Mango Salsa
Photo Credit: @ambitiouskitchen

Go for a 4th of July food recipe that is sweet, light, and refreshing for your cookout.

This Avocado Strawberry Mango Salsa by Ambitious Kitchen goes perf with pita chips!

33. fried pickles

Fried Pickles
Photo Credit: @barleyandsage

I am an absolute sucker for fried pickles! These Fried Pickles by Barley and Sage comes with a super yummy buttermilk ranch dip that is to die for. You will never be the same again!

34. cheese ball

Cheese Ball
Photo Credit: @preppykitchen

Classic and delicious, this Cheese Ball recipe by Preppy Kitchen is simple and one of the best finger foods for the Fourth of July.

35. cauliflower pepperoni pizza

Cauliflower Pizza
Photo Credit: @princesspinkygirl

Going for a light Cauliflower Pepperoni Pizza from Princess Pinky Girl is an awesome finger food option for 4th of July parties. With less breading, it won’t fill people up, but it is great to pick at while waiting for your BBQ!

36. loaded chili cheese fries

Loaded Chili Cheese Fries
Photo Credit: @easyappetizers

Girl, you know I’m camping out by these Loaded Chili Cheese Fries by Easy Appetizers on the 4th of July! You can eat these bad boys with a fork, or if you’re feeling hella ambitious, use them as a dip!

37. Dill Pickle Focaccia Bread

Dill Pickle Bread
Photo Credit: @iamhomesteader

Super tangy and rich, try this Dill Pickle Focaccia Bread by I Am Homesteader for your 4th of July food dish.

Great to pull apart and super cheesy and creamy.

37. baked garlic parmesan boneless wings

Baked Garlic Parmesan Boneless Wings
Photo Credit: @halfbakedharvest

You didn’t think I was gonna go this whole list without wings for an appie choice did you? I’m not a monster lol

Get after these Baked Garlic Parmesan Boneless Wings by Half Baked Harvest for the perfect bite-sized finger food for 4th of July.

38. blueberry goat cheese flatbread

Blueberry Goat Cheese Flatbread
Photo Credit: @midwestfoodie

Gurrrrrll, you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to use fresh-ass blueberries from your garden or the farmer’s market this summer to make a decadent AF Blueberry Goat Cheese Flatbread from Midwest Foodie.

This gives salty and sweet a whole other meaning.

39. Honey Ricotta Peach Crostini with Crispy Pancetta

Honey Ricotta Peach Crostini with Crispy Pancetta
Photo Credit: @thesuburbansoapbox

Nothing speaks summer like fresh peaches.

Savory, sweet and easy to eat, these Honey Ricotta Peach Crostini by The Suburban Soapbox will be a favorite at your 4th of July bash.

40. cowboy caviar

Cowboy Caviar
Photo Credit: @tosimplyinspire

There is nothing more classic in summer than a freshly made Cowboy Caviar from To Simply Inspire! Perf for tortilla or pita chips.

41. beer cheese fondue board

Beer Cheese Fondue
Photo Credit: @barleyandsage

You can’t have the 4th of July without charcuterie boards! Get after this Beer Cheese Charcuterie Board by Barley and Sage for the best arrangement of sweet and savory finger foods.

42. shrimp ceviche

Shrimpe Ceviche
Photo Credit: @preppykitchen

Neglecting to add Shrimp Ceviche from Preppy Kitchen to this list would be just as criminal as not having any wings here.

43. Summer fruit caprese salad

Summer Fruit Caprese Salad
Photo Credit: @reluctantentertainer

Sweet and savory, this Summer Fruit Caprese by Reluctant Entertainer is an awesome choice for 4th of July party food.

44. cheesy taco dip

Cheesy Taco Dip
Photo Credit: @princesspinkygirl

I can hear heaven’s angels singing while looking at this picture of the perf Cheeys Taco Dip from Princess Pinky Girl.

One of the best 4th of July party food options.

45. BBQ Bacon Wrapped Lil Smokies

BBQ BAcon Wrapped Lil Smokies
Photo Credit: @easyappetizers

There is truly nothing better than a lil smokie wrapped in bacon.

For your 4th of July finger food, get after these Bacon Wrapped Lil Smokies by Easy Appetizers!

Make a lot, they will go fast.

46. red white blue charcuterie board

Red White Blue Charcuterie Board
Photo Credit: @thedeliciouslife

Go full patriot for your 4th of July party with this super cute and colorful Red, White, and Blue Charcuterie Board by The Delicious Life!

Packed with berries, brie, crackers, and yummy meats, it’s the perfect finger food for the 4th of July.

47. hot Italian sliders

Hot Italian Sliders
Photo Credit: @yellowblissroad

Super buttery and the perf 4th of July finger foods, these Hot Italian Sliders by Yellow Bliss Road are super rich and savory. A mouth-popping favorite!

48. pull apart street corn sliders

Pull Apart Sweet Corn Dip Sliders
Photo Credit: @halfbakedharvest

Gurrrrrrrllll…Half Baked Harvest is blessing us again!

These Pull-Apart Street Corn Sliders are creamy and cheesy, and they’re the ultimate Fourth of July appetizer this year.

49. Taco Sticks

Taco Sticks
Photo Credit: @princesspinkygirl

Get after these Taco Sticks by Princess Pinky Girl for the best 4th of July finger food ideas.

50. strawberry jalapeno crostini

Strawberry Jalapeno Crostini
Photo Credit: @savoryexperiments

These Strawberry Jalapeno Crostinis by Savory Experiments are super pretty and colorful for the 4th of July, and they pack the sweet and heat!

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As the fireworks fade and the last sparkler flickers out, you’ll still be proud of the success of your Fourth of July themed party. With these best BBQ apps and 4th of July platters, your guests will leave with full bellies and happy hearts.

We celebrated in true red, white, and blue style with 4th of July appetizers red white and blue, that not only tasted great but also paid homage to our stars and stripes.

Thanks for joining me in this culinary salute to freedom! Remember these patriotic snacks to ensure your next Independence Day is just as spectacular. Happy Fourth, everyone!

This post covers the best 4th of july appetizers.

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