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.

There are so many 4th of July appetizers to choose from that we’ve broken down our great ideas into three categories: On-the-Grill, Off-the-Grill and Dips. 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 25 great Fourth of July appetizer ideas:

On-the-Grill Appetizers:

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.

Off-the-Grill Appetizers:

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.

Dips:

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 mixd 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 knick 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.

Lindsay Duncan

Lindsay loves cooking fun and creative meals for friends and family. At home, you can find her trying out a new recipe found on Pinterest while trying to balance her husband's sweet tooth with her healthy eating habits. If she's not in the kitchen, you'll find Lindsay photographing people she loves and going out with friends to try the newest restaurant in her small town.

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