We’ve collected 20 of our favorite Red, White, and Blue Recipes for you to celebrate any patriotic holiday in style. Our list includes 4th of July-inspired breakfasts, appetizers and desserts to keep your day playful, patriotic, Pinterest-worthy, and, of course, delicious.
20 of Our Favorite Patriotic Recipes
Whether you are planning a simple hot dogs and hamburgers BBQ or a 4th of July blowout, we’ve pulled together 20 easy Red, White, and Blue recipes that you can sprinkle into the mix.
We realize that summer holidays are not the time to be stuck inside around a hot oven, so many of these recipes reflect that. We've got no-bake desserts, healthy breakfast bowls, creative appetizers and fresh veggie trays that all celebrate the red, white, and blue.
Easy Patriotic Recipes for 4th of July Breakfast
Looking for a Red, White, and Blue breakfast? We’ve got you covered. Here are a few easy recipes for 4th of July that would of course work just as well as Memorial Day recipes. We’ve got everything from super healthy to super indulgent.
1. Blue Smoothie Bowl
This healthy recipe for a Blue Smoothie Bowl is made by blending vibrant blue spirulina with frozen fruit, coconut milk and a touch of vanilla. Top with tasty red, white and blue mix-ins like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, bananas and coconut.
2. Red, White, and Blue French Toast Bake
This overnight breakfast casserole is made with French bread soaked in a yummy egg custard and topped with blueberries, strawberries, cream cheese and a cinnamon brown sugar streusel just before baking.
3. Red, White, and Blue Homemade Belgian Waffles
Our Homemade Belgian Waffles are super fluffy on the inside, crisp on the outside, and can be ready in no time. Top them with homemade whipped cream, homemade strawberry sauce, powdered sugar and fresh blueberries for an easy patriotic breakfast treat.
4. Strawberry & Blueberry Cream Scones
These Strawberry Cream Scones are fluffy, tender and topped off with a tart lemon glaze. Add blueberries for an easy 4th of July twist!
Red, White, and Blue Appetizers
Here are some patriotic recipes to kick off your next summer party. These Memorial Day or 4th of July recipes are super festive, full of fresh fruits and vegetables and totally delish.
5. Red, White, and Blue Fruit Charcuterie Board
This Fruit Charcuterie Board could be easily adapted to make a beautiful and refreshing Memorial Day or 4th of July appetizer. Arrange red fruits and blueberries, star-shaped pineapples and any other fruit that you'd like along with our cream cheese dip.
6. Lemon Cheesecake Fruit Dip
This cheesecake dip is tart and sweet, light and fluffy and perfect for serving along with red and blue berries for a 4th of July barbeque or potluck.
7. Cheesecake Filled Strawberries
Each juicy strawberry is stuffed full of rich and creamy no-bake cheesecake filling, then topped with sprinkling of crushed graham crackers for a sweet and crunchy finish. Garnish with blueberries for an easy red, white, and blue appetizer.
8. Bruschetta with Fresh Tomato
This homemade bruschetta recipe is made from fresh tomatoes with basil, olive oil, and vinegar, and served on toasted bread. Top with a few blueberries to complete the red, white, and blue theme.
9. 4th of July Veggie Tray
This Veggie Tray is full of crisp and colorful veggies, served with homemade ranch dressing on the side. To adapt for any patriotic recipe, choose red veggies like cherry tomatoes, red peppers, radishes along with white dip and blue potatoes.
10. Crispy Potato Bites
These Crispy Potato Bites are fully loaded, made with thin slices of oven baked potatoes topped with melted cheese, ranch dressing dip, homemade bacon bits and green onions. Use purple or blue potatoes instead to make these fit the theme.
Patriotic 4th of July Recipes for Easy Desserts
These easy 4th of July dessert recipes (Red, White, and Blue) are perfect for bringing to backyard BBQs, potlucks or even taking along to watch the fireworks! We’ve pulled together cookies, brownies, no-bake treats and fruity classics that will satisfy and delight people of all ages.
11. American Flag Brownies
These American Flag Brownies are a super easy, creative and tasty way to celebrate the 4th of July, Memorial Day, Flag Day or any other patriotic holiday.
12. Brownie Bites
We’ve topped these Brownie Bites with blueberries and strawberries for a red, white and blue 4th of July theme, but these little beauties taste great topped with just about anything sweet.
13. Red, White, and Blue M&M Cookies
These Red White and Blue M&M Cookies take our favorite chocolate chip cookie and dress it up for the Fourth of July, or any other patriotic holiday.
14. Oreo and M&M Cookies
For a slightly different but equally delicious variation, you can also try these Oreo and M&M Cookies.
15. Red, White, and Blue Rice Krispies Treats
This colorful variation on Rice Krispie treats is a fun and patriotic recipe, an easy way to make nostalgic no-bake treats.
16. No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes
These individually portioned No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes are easy to adapt for any summer holiday. We topped this version with strawberries and blueberries to give it a red, white and blue patriotic theme. But, there is really no limit to what you can choose to top these little beauties with.
17. Cherry Cheesecake Dip
This no-bake Cherry Cheesecake Dip has all of the light, creamy, fluffy cheesecake goodness without all of the prep. Toss some blueberries on top and you’ve got yourself an easy patriotic dessert.
18. Easy Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza
These mini Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas are so easy to customize for all sorts of different holidays, party themes, and preferences. We’ve also got a large version of Fruit Pizza if you want to go that route.
19. Lemon, Raspberry and Blueberry Parfait
This fruity parfait is light, bright, creamy and bursting with fresh raspberries (and blueberries to stick to our theme), lemon curd, whipped cream and graham crackers in every bite.
20. Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a sweet and salty family favorite perfect for all types of get-togethers. The crunchy pretzel crust is topped with cream cheese filling and strawberry jello making for an easy classic summer dessert. Once again, just add blueberries.
21. Berry Trifle
This Berry Trifle is a refreshing summer dessert that’s as delicious as it is beautiful. It's a super simple recipe made with layers of juicy fresh berries, pound cake and velvety smooth whipped cream cheese.
Even More Memorial Day and 4th of July Recipes to Try
Here are more recipes for Memorial Day and the 4th of July that don’t follow the Red, White, and Blue theme, but are perfect for a summer BBQ.
- Strawberry Virgin Pina Colada
- Mint Lemonade
- Mini Veggie Cups
- BLT Dip
- Chicken Salad Sandwich
- Grilled California Chicken
- Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Drumsticks
- Lemon Rosemary Chicken Kabobs
- Grilled Pizza
- Cherry Pie
- Apple Pie
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Raise the flag and celebrate with these 20 Red, White, and Blue recipes. We've picked some of our favorite patriotic recipes for breakfasts, appetizers and desserts to help you plan your next summer holiday menu.
All of these look amazing! I am trying the cookies today and you have given me lots of ideas for the summer holidays!
These are all such great ideas. I can't wait to try a few on the bbq's and get togethers I have this summer!