22 Red, White, And Blue Recipes That Taste Like The Fourth Of July

Celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave with these patriotic eats.

By Renée Walton2 min read

From fireworks and boat days to pool parties and backyard barbecues, we’ve got your menu covered this Fourth of July – no matter what plans you make. 

Fourth of July Fruit Wands 

For a healthy, hydrating treat that’s perfect for a pool party or a day at the beach, try these festive watermelon and blueberry skewers. 

Festive Chocolate Dippers 

You can never go wrong with fresh summer berries and chocolate. To make them true red, white, and blue, top with shredded coconut. 

American Flag Pie

Is there anything more American than berry pie on the Fourth of July? We think not. 

Shortbread Star Cookies

Thank God Independence Day and berry season fall during the same time of year. How else would we get such cute and festive fruity treats? 

Fourth of July Sangria 

Cheers to the red, white, and blue with this sparkly and refreshing sangria. 

Sugar Cookie Flag Fruit Pizza 

Some version of this classic treat has graced the dessert table of pretty much every Fourth of July party I've ever attended – and for good reason. You can never go wrong with sugar cookies, buttercream frosting, and plenty of fresh berries.  

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert 

I’m not sure if it’s the strawberry Jell-o or the crushed pretzel crust, but something about this nostalgic summer treat tastes just like childhood. 

Lemon Mascarpone Cream & Berry Trifles 

For a light, summery treat that’s sure to impress, whip up a tray of these festive trifles. And bonus: You can make the mascarpone cream the day before, so all that’s left to do is layer and serve. 

Mini Flag Cakes with Lime Curd Filling 

If you’ve got some time on your hands, these mini cakes make a delightful gift or party favor. And the lime filling is a flavorful summertime surprise.  

Fourth of July Charcuterie Wine Toppers 

Finally, a way to enjoy charcuterie without being stuck at the appetizer table. Top these little charcuterie boards with your favorite red, white, and blue snacks for a tasty little something that’s the perfect opener to the rest of your meal. 

Patriotic Burrata Board 

From tart cherries to salty prosciutto to creamy burrata, there’s a tasty treat for every palette on this patriotic appetizer. 

Strawberry Crumble Bars 

Nothing says “American summer” like a strawberry dessert, and these crumble bars certainly fit the bill. For full-fledged Americana vibes, add a handful of fresh blueberries and top with homemade whipped cream. 

Fourth of July Caprese Salad 

Traditional caprese gets a fun, summery twist when you add fresh blueberries to the mix. 

Firecracker Hot Dogs 

The best way to describe these puff pastry-wrapped hot dogs: “Pigs in a blanket, but make it Americana.” 

American Flag Chocolate Covered Pretzels 

This one needs no introduction. Honestly, who can resist the sweet and salty combo of chocolate and pretzels? 

American Flag Cheese Tray 

We love a protein-packed appetizer. And the way this foodie used the flag pattern on the tray as a guide? Simply brilliant. 

Frozen Yogurt Granola Cups 

Sneak some protein and fiber into the buffet table with these cute and tasty granola cups. Who says being the crunchy granola girl at the party has to be boring? 

Patriotic Pavlova 

Wow your friends with a sweet and delicate pavlova: A light, meringue-based dessert that’s actually way easier than it looks. Topped with blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries, it’ll be the star of any dessert table. 

Strawberry Shortcake Cookies a la Mode 

Anything “a la mode” = instant summer crowd-pleaser. And is it just me, or do these strawberry shortcake cookies look a million times more satisfying than traditional strawberry shortcake? 

Patriotic White Wine Spritzer Bar  

Let your guests be their own bartender with this spritzer bar. Stock it up with sparkling water, juice, chilled wine, and prosecco, along with fresh and festive fruit. 

Strawberry Croissant French Toast 

Going away with friends or family for the long holiday weekend? Then you’ll need breakfast plans. This strawberry croissant French toast is sure to be a hit the morning after a night of fireworks and festivities. 

Patriotic Flower Pretzel Bites 

These adorable treats just scream “sweet American summer.” Arrange them in a flag pattern or simply put them in a dish if you’re crunched for time. 

Closing Thoughts

No matter how you choose to celebrate the founding of the greatest nation on earth this summer, do it with a belly full of fresh, summery patriotic eats. 

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