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27 Patriotic Party Picks: Red, White & Blue Recipes

Declare your independence from the same-old spread! Add a little red, white and blue to your July 4th menu with these festive desserts, drinks and more.

4th of July Trifle

"Oh my goodness! This was so delicious and beautiful. My family doesn't know how close this dessert came to being eaten before the 4th of July celebration dinner!"

-Recipe Bell

Kid-Friendly Patriotic Drink

"My kids had so much fun making these for the 4th of July! They tasted really good, too."


No-Bake Cheesecake

Cream cheese and cool whip for the filling! No wonder this no-bake cheesecake is so delicious.

Red, White & Blue Burgers

"The combination of roasted pepper, blue cheese and sweet onion on the burger was wonderful."

-Ginny Sue

Fireworks Flair Cocktail

"This is a super delicious drink. It's berry refreshing with a citrus kick."


Red, White & Blue Breakfast Buns

Start the festivities off right with this bake of fruity breakfast buns, perfect for July 4th and any other all-American occasion.

4th of July Martini

"This is so good and so pretty! It's bright blue and the grenadine makes a bright red layer at the bottom of the glass! Be sure to serve it in a clear martini glass to get the great effect!"


Stars and Stripes Forever Dessert

"This was the hit of our cookout party! It makes such a delicious and elegant dessert."

-Crafty Lady 13

Flag Cake

"This is a huge cake, so it's perfect for a crowd. For being so big and decorated, it's actually quite easy to make. Ina Garten can do no wrong, in my book. Follow the directions and you will have a perfect cake! I used a "Wilton No. 21 Open Star Tip" to pipe the stars and stripes."

-Delicious as it Looks

Star Spangled Fruit Tart

"This was so wonderful. The almond extract in the cream layer really makes it. I used whatever fruit I had on hand."


Red, White & Blue Popsicles

"My kids love yogurt! What a fun way to eat it!"

-It's Good to be Queen!

Red, White & Blue Jello

"This was a big hit with my family for the 4th of July! It was so simple and looked wonderful when cut. We loved the creamy white layer."


Red, White & Blueberry Salad

"The whole crowd loved this! I made my own dressing and added some sliced red onion."


Patriot Shooter

"Not only does this look like an asteroid pop, it tastes like one too. This was very easy to layer. Nice and sweet!"


Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes

These cupcakes put a creative twist on the all-American classic — and they're perfect to pack as a picnic dessert.

Red, White & Blue Salad

"Absolutely delicious and perfect for summer!"


Red, White & Blue Parfait

"No doubt this is destined to become my signature patriotic dessert. It's easy, light and yummy!"

-Chef #982565

Patriotic Trifle

"DELISH! Very decadent cream filling, yet light thanks to the angel food cake and fruit. Perfect combo!"

-Sisty Gin

Red, White & Blue Dessert

"I made this for work on the 4th of July, and it was a BIG hit. It tastes almost like cheesecake with strawberries and blueberries. It was yummy, and I'll be making it again."


Red, White & Blue Salad

"This is stunning! What a great salad for serving on Independence Day.


Celebration Angel Food Cake

"Homemade angel food cake is so much better than store-bought. And this recipe is so easy, there's no reason not to make it from scratch."

-Lynn the Pirate Queen

Stars & Bars Cocktail

"These shots were a hit at our 4th of July party! They were super cute and very easy to layer. They definitely taste like Red Hots!"


Patriot S'mores

"Make your next s'mores gourmet with this fun, colorful twist on this cookout dessert classic."

-Mimi in Maine

Creamy Red, White & Blue Jell-O

"This turned out great and was a big hit at our 4th of July barbecue."


Red, White & Blue Cheesecake

"This is the first cheesecake I ever made. No need to find another recipe ever again. Try it! You won't regret it!"


Frosted Anise Cookies

"These are lovely little cookies. The frosting is so delicious and really makes these special, especially with sprinkles!"


Red, White & Blue Jell-O Flag

"Everyone thought it was delicious, as well as neat looking, and people were taking seconds. Great recipe!"

-Marg (CaymanDesigns)