Cook Like a Celebrity Chef This Fourth of July With These Recipes


Happy Fourth of July weekend, everyone! We hope you’re all gearing up for a weekend full of sun, celebrating American Independence, and lots and lots of good eating. If you’re tired of the same old, try spicing up your barbecue with these celebrity chef-approved recipes for cocktails, cheeseburgers, side dishes, and more. If you serve any of these to your guests or show up somewhere with any of these, you’ll be the hit of the party.

Cocktail Hour

Mario Batali – Mojito della Fragole (Strawberry Mojito)

Recipe at


Or, make his star-spangled spritzer!

Geoffrey Zakarian – Pineapple Express.

Recipe from the Borgata Hotel. Click here for a video tutorial!

image via screen grab, Borgata Hotel YouTube

image via screen grab, Borgata Hotel YouTube

Or, if you really want to go for it, try Guy Fieri‘s recipe for a red, white and blue drink.

Appetizers & Side Dishes

Alton Brown – Guacamole

Recipe on Alton Brown’s Website.


Gordon Ramsay – Grilled Corn with Chipotle Chili Butter

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image via screen grab, YouTube


Curtis Stone – Potato Salad

Recipe for Curtis Stone’s favorite potato salad with bacon here!


Meats & Other Mains

Alton Brown – Cheeseburger

Recipe for what Brown calls his “own private cheeseburger.”

Because it’s National Cheeseburger Day and because I’m, well…me! (Recipe link in profile.)

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Bobby Flay  – Cheyenne Burger

Try out the July burger from Bobby’s Burger Palace– bacon, shoestring onion rings, smoked cheddar, & barbecue sauce.


Giada De Laurentiis – Patriotic Pizza

If you’re sick of burgers, try out this flag pizza recipe! It will please both vegetarians and pepperoni-eaters.

Getting ready for the 4th….. patriotic pizza! Link in profile 2 recipe #fourthofjuly #flagpizza

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Try Ina Garten‘s flag cake! No need for other recipes when you’ve got one by the Barefoot Contessa.

Happy 4th of July to everyone!

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