The Novice Chef

4th of July

These 4th of July recipes are so yummy, you’ll want to make them all year long. Whether you’re relaxing with your family or throwing a barbeque for your neighborhood, these patriotic dishes are perfect for you.

This Homemade Mac and Cheese Recipe is a fool-proof main dish that you can whip up in 15 minutes! It pairs perfectly with my Ranch Raw Veggie Bars.

You’ll find plenty of festive red, white and blue treats here too. From these fun Razzleberry Cupcakes to my Lemon Strawberry Trifle, they’re easy to make and almost too pretty to eat.

This collection of easy recipes will help you celebrate family, freedom and food this 4th of July!

A spoonful of baked beans in a casserole dish.

The BEST Baked Beans

Banana Pudding layered in a large bowl.

My Mama’s Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe

Ambrosia salad served and topped with more whipped topping and a cherry.

Ambrosia Salad

Up close image of lemon mousse jello cups.

Lemon Mousse Jello Cups

Slow Cooker Coca Cola Pulled Pork: my families favorite easy recipe made in a slow cooker or instant pot and only uses 5 ingredients! #slowcooker #crockpot #instantpot

Crock Pot Pulled Pork

sticky chicken tenders on a plate with dill pickles and ranch dressing.

Sticky Chicken Tenders

Close up image of sloppy joes

Sloppy Joes

Lemon Bars stacked on a white plate with powdered sugar on top.

Lemon Bars

Strawberry Mousse in a glass jar with a strawberry on top.

Strawberry Mousse

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake on a black plate with fluffy whipped chocolate icing on top.

Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake – Only 7 ingredients!

Homemade Fried Apples in a cast iron skillet.

Fried Apples

Corn Casserole sliced into squares in a casserole dish.

Best Corn Casserole Recipe

Apple Blondies with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

Apple Blondies Recipe

Apple Pie Bombs made with canned biscuits stacked. Top 'bomb' shows gooey apple caramel center.

Apple Pie Bombs

Blueberry Buttermilk Bread sliced on a plate.

Buttermilk Blueberry Bread

Up close image of peach bellini with fresh peaches and mint on top.

Peach Bellini

Cheese Fries being pulled from pan with melted cheese.

Texas Cheese Fries

Banana Moon Pie Trifle in a glass mason jar.

Banana Moon Pie Trifle

Cherry Almond Sugar Cookies stacked together.

Cherry Almond Sugar Cookies

Dill pickle chicken on a plate with greens.

Dill Pickle Chicken

Apple dumplings being drizzled with sauce.

Rum Apple Dumplings

Chocolate Chunk Cookies broken in half to show the melted chocolate chunks.

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Large trifle bowl filled with lemon strawberry pudding trifle

Lemon Strawberry Trifle

Cheesy Ranch Pigs In A Blanket stacked on top of each other on a plate.

Cheese Ranch Pigs in a Blanket