Fourth of July is one of the biggest holidays in America. Every year, friends and families gather together to celebrate American pride by watching fireworks, drinking and, obviously, eating delicious treats. So what’s on the menu this 4th of July? We’re starting our countdown to the big holiday with the most important part of any get-together – the appetizers.

Pick and choose a few of these delicious snacks to serve at your party (or take to a party you might be attending) and you’ll be sure to have a great time.

So, let’s get started: Here are 40 great Fourth of July appetizer ideas:

1. Bacon Wrapped Cheesy Stuffed Jalapeños

Satisfy your salty craving with a kick of spice!

2. Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Skewers

Eat the colors of the rainbow with some fresh salmon.

3. Grilled Zucchini Rolls with Goat Cheese, Roasted Peppers and Capers

Gourmet and SO GOOD.

4. Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

An oldie but a goodie. Take your asparagus to the next level with a little prosciutto.

5. BBQ Chicken Wings

It’s a simple flavor but when you make it at home, the quality of the wings takes the flavor from simple to super!


6. Grilled Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Scallops are amazing on their own, but when they’re wrapped in bacon, they’re just irresistible.

7. 7 Layer Nacho Cups

No mess, no problem!

8. Red, White and Blue Fruit Skewers

Dessert has never looked so healthy-ish!

9. Vegetable Pizza

Fill all those pizza lovers up with all the veggies of the rainbow.


10. Antipasto Skewers

Gourmet, filling and SO Instagram worthy.

11. Salt and Vinegar Roasted Potatoes with Smoky Garlic Mayo

Home made chips? I’ll say yes to this snack anytime!

12. Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Roll-Ups

A classic snack that keeps guests reaching for seconds.

13. Hot Mexican Street Corn Dip

Mmmmm. Gooey cheese, some Mexican spices, corn and a squeeze of lime. Perfect!


14. Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus

Skip the grocery store and make some hummus from scratch.

15. Beer and Cheese Dip

Beer and Cheese…on bread? The ultimate cheat day appetizer!

16. Homemade Black Bean Avocado Dip

Try out this creamy and oh so healthy bean dip with some multigrain crackers or chips.

17. Mediterranean Hummus

For all those Mediterranean food lovers out there, this hummus is for you!


18. French Onion Dip

Gimme Some Oven always has amazing recipes, and this dip is no different!

19. Mexican 7-Layer Dip

Three-layer dip is simply not enough.

20. Buffalo Chicken Dip

This has tons of protein so that means it’s healthy. Right? RIGHT?!

21. Crab Guacamole

Get your seafood fix with a little guac and crab mixed together into a wonderful concoction to be served on a chip.


22. Southwest Dip

This is one of those dips that has ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!

23. Simply Fresh Guacamole

It’s simple, easy and has 4 ingredients. Whip this up before your guests arrive in the nick of time!

24. Mango Salsa

Sweet and salty, this salsa best scoops with some big nacho chips!

25. Easy Artichoke Dip

Skip the restaurant and make your favorite late night dip at home.


26. Coconut Pineapple Shrimp Skewers

Enjoy crispy shrimp between layers of sweet pineapple for a sweet and spicy treat!

27. Ham And Cheese Pinwheels

It’s cheesy flavor and crispy texture will keep everyone wanting more!

28. Hot Dog Nuggets

It’s like nuggets and pogo’s morphed into one delicious finger food, both adult and kid approved!

29. Parmesan Cheddar basil Stars

These cheesy, doughy biscuits fit in perfectly with the star-spangled theme!


30. Sweet And Spicy Candied Bacon Onion Rings

A crispy onion ring wrapped in sweet and spicy caramelized bacon, what’s not to love?

31. Sausage And Pineapple Party Bites

With just two ingredients, you’ll have this sweet and savory appetizer made in no time.

32. Cheesy Bacon Tots With Secret Dipping Sauce

This cheesy bacon wrapped tater tots will be a crowd pleaser and even comes with a secret irresistible sauce!

33. Easy Margherita Flatbread

This flatbread is impressively made from naan bread, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, garlic, and basil.


34. BBQ Chicken Flatbread

Far from your traditional pizza but the hickory and sweet chipotle barbeque sauces and tender chicken make it so much more enticing!

35. Tuna Pickle Boats

Who needs bread when you can enjoy tuna salad inside a pickle boat? They’re also keto-approved!

36. Sheet Pan Nachos

So many flavors and textures that everyone will enjoy and it’s all made conveniently on one sheet pan!

37. Loaded Guacamole Sweet Potato Fries

Add something new to the table like these loaded guacamole sweet potato fries, they’re definitely a lot healthier too!


38. Texas-Inspired Chili Cheese Fries

Waffle fries are way more fun when they’re loaded with Texas-styled chili, ooey-gooey cheese and jalapenos slices for an added kick!

39. Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs

This delicious bacon and jalapeno devilled eggs give your ordinary recipe an intriguing makeover.

40. Mini BLT’s

These easy bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches are made in an adorable size which makes them a splendid appetizer to serve at your party.

Forkly Team

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Staying on track with your diet during any holiday can be extremely difficult.
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