Independence Day is a great reason for outdoor entertaining. To help you plan your party, we've rounded up different chefs' takes on the perfect July Fourth menu plus favorite recipes from our archives.

Chefs' All-American Celebrations

Bobby Flay’s Fourth of July Party

July 4th Burger Bash

Bobby Flay, TV chef and grill master, knows plenty about hamburgers—when to dress them up, when to leave them alone. He shares his best recipes and burger wisdom at a July Fourth party.

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Ethan Stowell's Fourth of July Party

"I want to be more Italian than anyone else in town," says Seattle chef Ethan Stowell—even at his Fourth of July party. He shows his ambition with a grilled feast on the beach.

A Cowboy Chef's Fourth of July

A Cowboy Chef's Fourth of July

Texas chef Tim Love channels the spirit of cattle-drive chuckwagon cooks for a July Fourth feast prepared over an open fire—salad and all.

July Fourth on the Grill

July Fourth on the Grill

Chef Laurent Tourondel may be French, but few Americans grill a better steak. He shows his ability to revitalize American flavors with global accents at a July Fourth party on the porch of a friend's beach house.


Independence Day on the Farm

Chef Paul Virant, a sixth-generation Missourian, returns to his family's horse farm to grill a sensational July Fourth meal.

Emeril's Muffuletta
Credit: © Brian Doben

All Star Chefs Picnic in the Valley of Fire

A group of celebrity chefs with outposts in white-hot Las Vegas gather for a cool Fourth of July picnic in the Nevada desert.

More Amazing Recipes:

Potato salad
Star chef Laurent Tourondel, known for his BLT Restaurant Group, let us in on all his Fourth of July celebration secrets with seven stellar recipes you should definitely make this holiday. From four cheese-stuffed portabellos to Asian-style spicy coleslaw, Laurent Tourondel showcases his incredible ability to revitalize traditional American flavors.
| Credit: © John Kernick
bacon burgers on brioche buns
Credit: © John Kernick
Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Basil-Caper Butter
Blueberries Gone Wild
Credit: Wendell T. Webber
Strawberry Tart with Flaky Pastry
These terrific recipes include red velvet cake with cream cheese ice cream and classic blueberry cobbler.
| Credit: © Cedric Angeles
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