28 Red, White & Blue Recipes for the 4th of July


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This year, even if you don’t do a huge party with friends, it’s still easy to make your Fourth of July extra special by whipping up a few festive appetizers, snacks and some creative dessert ideas, too. From red, white and blue dips to wow-worthy cookies and cakes, we’ve gathered up a bunch of red, white and blue recipes to make your Independence Day next-level amazing. Keep reading to let the fun begin.

Greek Yogurt Popsicles

Of all the sweet treats that go with Memorial Day, this one is light and delicious.

Frozen Berry Muffins

These frozen berry muffins are a great way to use up that fruit sitting in the freezer. This tasty recipe is so simple, you’ll be enjoying Memorial Day in no time.

Patriotic Puff Pastry

Not only is this gorgeous treat perfect for Memorial Day, it is delicious! 

red white & blue recipes for Memorial Day
Katie Kick via Good Life Eats

Red, White & Blueberry Almond Frozen Yogurt Bites

Perfect for a hot holiday, these adorable mini frozen yogurt bites have plenty of healthy fruit too. With no added sugar (just vanilla greek yogurt), and a crunchy nut bottom, make a batch ahead of time and pull out right before the fireworks go off. Get the Memorial day recipe from Katie Kick over at Good Life Eats.

A skillet with toasted marshmallows, strawberries and blueberries for Memorial Day
3 Scoops of Sugar

Red, White, and Blue Skillet S’mores

Ready for a s’mores recipe that will knock your patriotic socks off? This simple idea from 3 Scoops of Sugar, which is full of strawberries, bananas, and blueberries, will give a new twist to your s’more expectations! It’s extra festive and easy to pull off with your handy dandy skillet. 

red, white and blue cakes in a push up container for Memorial Day
Love from the Oven

Patriotic Push Pop Cake

For an adorable dessert that won’t require you to turn on the oven, you’ve got to make these push pop cakes from Love from the Oven. With some store-bought pound cake and colorful frosting, this Memorial day recipe will come together in no time. 

A tray of fruit, cheese and crackers for Memorial Day
The Kitchen Prep

American Flag Cheese Plate

Get inspired by The Kitchen Prep to make a festive cheese plate for your holiday bash. It’s easy to customize it to fit your family’s tastes and makes a delicious appetizer before your barbecued feast.

Pretzel sticks drizzled with white chocolate and patriotic sprinkles for Memorial Day
Beyond the Chicken Coop

Patriotic White Chocolate Pretzels

Get the kiddos involved in making these fun chocolate-covered pretzels from Beyond the Chicken Coop. They’ll love decorating each one with a splash of sprinkles.

A bowl of dip with blue tortilla chips and cherry tomatoes placed to look like the American flag for Memorial Day
The Creative Bite

Flag Parmesan Garlic Chip Dip

We’re obsessed with this dip idea from The Creative Bite—cutest appetizer ever! Pair blue corn chips with a garlic parmesan dip and cherry tomatoes, and you’ve got a flag-inspired appetizer that your whole crew will love. 

red, white and blue round cookies on a plate for Memorial Day
Tuxedo Cats and Coffee

Patriotic Cake Cookies

These cookies from Tuxedo Cats and Coffee are everything we want from a patriotic dessert: easy, delicious, and pretty. They’re made using cake mix, so you don’t have to be a baking expert to pull off this one. 

A cake in the shape of the USA and covered in sliced fruit for memorial Day
Jacks & Kate

4th of July Cake

We’re gaga for this uber-creative cake. It’s colorful, fruitful, and doesn’t require any fancy cake pans—really! Now that’s what we call a show-stopping red, white and blue recipe. Find out how to carve your own country over at Jacks & Kate.

No bake trifle in a bowl with raspberries and blueberries for Memorial Day
Get Inspired Everyday

No-Bake Triple Berry Crisp

Whip up a fabulous Independence Day dessert without ever turning on your oven! It’s totally possible with this simple no-bake crisp that uses the season’s freshest berries.

A vegan cake made out of watermelon for Memorial Day
Abbey’s Kitchen

Vegan Watermelon Cake

Looking for a red, white and blue recipe that’s vegan, low-calorie, gluten-free and totally wow-worthy? You’re in luck, because this watermelon cake fits the red, white and blue bill! Learn how to make your own (it’s easy!) at Abbey’s Kitchen.

Mini pancakes with whipped cream, strawberries and blueberries for Memorial Day
Modern Parents Messy Kids

Patriotic Pancake Stacks

Serve up the breakfast of champions with this perfect patriotic pancake idea. Think: kid-sized pancake stacks, fresh berries and a healthy dollop of whip cream. Yum! Get the full scoop at Modern Parents Messy Kids.

Vanilla cream fruit tart decorated with strawberry and blueberry for Memorial Day
Homemade Food Junkie

Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart

We love how this fruit tart is equal parts sweet and creamy. (Psst! The crust uses coconut oil, which adds an extra dose of delicious flavor.) Visit Homemade Food Junkie for the full recipe details.

A red, white and blue mocktail for Memorial Day
The Merry Thought

Patriotic Mocktail

We’re awarding major points to this drink for having a patriotic presentation AND being completely kid-friendly. Now that’s something we can all toast to! Get the whole how-to at The Merry Thought.

A big dish of brownies decorated with fruit and icing to look like the American flag for Memorial Day
Spicy Southern Kitchen

Brownie Flag

This sweet, red, white and blue recipe couldn’t be easier (hint: the prep time is only 15 minutes!). You can even make the brownies from a store-bought mix. Get the full lowdown on this jaw-dropping idea at Spicy Southern Kitchen.

red white and blue cheesecake popsicles for Memorial Day
The Midnight Baker

Cheesecake Popsicles

Give the traditional popsicle a patriotic makeover! This idea has granita-like fruit layers and a rich cheesecake center you won’t be able to resist. For the full rundown, visit The Midnight Baker.

watermelon cut into star shapes for Memorial Day

Watermelon Star Bites

Do as we say: put down the melon baller. These star bites burst with flavor and will be a hit at your BBQ. Bonus: it’s easy to get your kids involved in making this treat. Hop on over to Weelicious for the easy instructions.

pretzels covered in white chocolate and sprinkles to look like the American flag for Memorial Day
Poca Cosa

Flag Candy-Coated Pretzels

These treats are a little salty, a little sweet and great to munch on between backyard games. We dare you to stop at one. Thanks to Poca Cosa for sharing these awesome patriotic treats.

a berry, tomato and cheese salad for Memorial Day
Shared Appetite

Red, White and Blueberry Salad

Give your standard caprese salad a blueberry upgrade. Remember: if you’re short on time before your big BBQ you can always prep the ingredients in advance. Get the full red, white and blue recipe over at the food blog, Shared Appetite.

red, white and blue popcorn for Memorial Day
Food Pusher

Kettle Corn

Major pops, errr…props to Food Pusher for this easy patriotic kettle corn. Simply pop your popcorn like you normally would and add food coloring. Voila! You’ve got yourself a bag of red, white and blue bite-sized treats.

watermelon, blueberry and feta salad for memorial day

Watermelon and Blueberry Salad with Feta

This refreshing salad only takes 15 minutes to make but the result is totally memorable. The full recipe can be found at the food blog Wholesomelicious.

red white and blue punch for Memorial Day
Big Bear’s Wife

Independence Punch

Summer games can build up quite a thirst! This patriotic punch uses cranberry juice, your favorite blue-colored sports drink, sparkling water (or a diet clear soda) and ice. Check out the red, white and blue recipe (and quench everyone’s thirst) at Big Bear’s Wife.

blueberry and strawberry trifle in a jar for Memorial Day
Boulder Locavore

Red, White and Blue Trifles

Here’s the lowdown on this oh-so-pretty trifle: it’s got angel food cake squares, fresh blueberries and a fresh cherry sauce that’s easy to make. And if you want to top it all off with a dollop of freshly whipped cream? Well, we wouldn’t blame you at all. Boulder Locavore has the full trifle scoop, so click on over ASAP.

red white and blue potato salad for Memorial Day
Proud Italian Cook

Red, White & Blue Potato Salad

Potato salad is pretty much a requirement at any summer holiday picnic, but why not give this classic dish its own patriotic twist? With the help of some colorful spuds and a drizzle of olive oil, you can whip this up in no time. Get inspired to make your own over at Proud Italian Cook.

dairy free red, white and blue popsicles for Memorial day
Pass the Plants

Dairy Free Pops

These delicious popsicles from Pass the Plants are not only easy to make, they’re also dairy free. (Beth from Pass the Plants shares some great tips for getting them just right!)


Star shaped watermelon on sticks with a dip for a Memorial day treat
Emily from One Lovely Life

Fruit Sparklers

One of our fave summer fruits gets to be the “star” of the show with these fun patriotic sparklers! Leave it to Emily from One Lovely Life to come up with this fantastic way to serve fruit at your BBQ.



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