26 Star-Spangled Awesome Recipes


Break out your fireworks, grills, coolers and all your American-flag gear. It's time to celebrate our great country! Here are 26 patriotic (and delicious) recipes to make your 4th of July celebrations truly spectacular.

Patriotic Fruit Pizza with Pecan Shortbread Crust “I love fruit pizzas, but...

Patriotic Fruit Pizza with Pecan Shortbread Crust

“I love fruit pizzas, but am always a bit disappointed when it comes to the crust. Usually, the crust is a plain-Jane sugar cookie crust...but not mine. Mine sports a pecan shortbread crust that is TO DIE FOR! Use whatever fruits you want for this versatile dessert...strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, kiwi, pineapple, blackberries, apricots, peaches...whatever you like!" - Torrey

Stars and Stripes Pie “I changed it up and used strawberry pie...

Stars and Stripes Pie

“I changed it up and used strawberry pie filling instead of the cherry. The cherry filling tends to be a little tart for me. I made it for the 4th of July and everyone LOVED it!” - CookingMaven

Strawberry Shortcake Red White & Blue Bites “These sweet little bites made...

Strawberry Shortcake Red White & Blue Bites

“These sweet little bites made my taste buds so happy! The cake and strawberry combined make a great filling. These will be adorable at your parties this summer. I loved this super easy recipe.” - Janet

Red White and Blue Strawberry Cream Poke Cake "We love ice box...

Red White and Blue Strawberry Cream Poke Cake

"We love ice box cakes when the weather is warm outside. Poke cakes are cool and refreshing and everyone loves them." - debbie110772

Red White and Blue Strawberries “These were so easy to make! My...

Red White and Blue Strawberries

“These were so easy to make! My family thought they were so cute! I saw this on Pinterest! It's very popular over there! Thanks for posting this here! =)” - Lilliancooks

Southern Peach, Vidalia Onion & Bourbon BBQ Sauce “Excellent BBQ sauce recipe!...

Southern Peach, Vidalia Onion & Bourbon BBQ Sauce

“Excellent BBQ sauce recipe! You can use it with any grilled meat or vegetable - its sweet, spicy flavor is fantastic! This is my new ‘go to’ BBQ sauce!” - OvenFreshCT

“I am a certified barbecue judge and have tasted every possible sauce out there. This one is way up near the top based on gorgeous color, beautiful consistency, versatility and unique flavor!” - traflet

Smokin' Baby Got Back Ribs! “This was the BEST ribs I have...

Smokin' Baby Got Back Ribs!

“This was the BEST ribs I have had in a long, long time! Made them for my son-in-laws birthday last week and I think I went up a notch or two on the ‘mother-in-law’ scale!! My daughter just called me for the recipe so she can make them again for a BBQ with friends today. This one is definitely a keeper!!! Thank's for sharing!” - kmohney

Spicy Apple Baked Beans “These beans were a big hit when I...

Spicy Apple Baked Beans

“These beans were a big hit when I made them for the family!! A keeper!! Thank you. Five star rating!” - germain2

“I made this for dinner tonight, they were awesome!! My 85 year old Mom said they were the best beans she ever ate!!” - pumpkinseed

Simple, Very Blueberry Flavored Pie “One bite of this scrumptious pie, and...

Simple, Very Blueberry Flavored Pie

“One bite of this scrumptious pie, and your taste buds will be bursting with happiness. If you're a blueberry lover, then this recipe is for you. Each bite has the wonderful taste of fresh blueberries. Fantastic!” - Janet

Southern Sweet Tea “Perfect! It's not watered down nor does it have...

Southern Sweet Tea

“Perfect! It's not watered down nor does it have a bitter taste like some sweet tea recipes. Just good southern sweet tea. It is also splendid for making Arnold Palmer's.” - cjsmamaNikki

Simple Ranch Potato Salad “This potato salad recipe is simple and different....

Simple Ranch Potato Salad

“This potato salad recipe is simple and different. Even people that typically don't care for potato salad will like this, I think. It's super creamy and the ranch flavor is mild. Bacon is a great compliment to the flavor - adds texture and a saltiness. A great addition to your summer BBQ or picnic.” - Janet

Pasta Slaw “What can I say besides YUM! We have made this...

Pasta Slaw

“What can I say besides YUM! We have made this recipe many times!” - manthorn

“This recipe was so delicious! I used the bagged coleslaw and it was wonderful!” - Zaykaam

Kicked-up All-American Cheeseburger “Why not take the great taste of an All-American...

Kicked-up All-American Cheeseburger

“Why not take the great taste of an All-American cheeseburger and combine it with the great tastes of southwest flavors which is part of the culture and history of Old Santa Barbara and Old Spanish Days. It's a combination for the ages.” - ChefGeoLevi

Party Pasta Salad “This is one of the best summer salads ever!...

Party Pasta Salad

“This is one of the best summer salads ever! I just bought the ingredients so I can make it for this coming Labor Day weekend! I've discovered that, already roasted salted almonds, taste great in the salad.” - marlos

Cream Cheese Tarts “So yummy and easy to make! A big hit...

Cream Cheese Tarts

“So yummy and easy to make! A big hit at pot lucks!” - kerri_jo

“These are absolutely delicious!! We loved every yummy bite and they're so easy to make. I'm going to try them with fresh strawberries, too. Thanks for this wonderful recipe!” - deegarner

Cheddar Burger Appetizers “I made these easy & delicious appetizers for my...

Cheddar Burger Appetizers

“I made these easy & delicious appetizers for my family on New Year's Eve. We all loved them!” - WWCook1

Cassies Awesome Hot Dog Sauce “So good! Thanks so much! Sweet and...

Cassies Awesome Hot Dog Sauce

“So good! Thanks so much! Sweet and spicy! Tasted amazing with my creamy coleslaw!” - LTPT1986

Cauliflower Potato Salad “My favorite part about BBQ season is the side...

Cauliflower Potato Salad

“My favorite part about BBQ season is the side dishes. This is a wonderful alternative to regular potato salad and is absolutely delicious.” - jcrow216

Deep Dish Cherry Pie “Yummy crust + delectable filling = all-star cherry...

Deep Dish Cherry Pie

“Yummy crust + delectable filling = all-star cherry pie!” - Janet

Papa’s Grilled Chicken with a Twist “This was sooooooo good! I added...

Papa’s Grilled Chicken with a Twist

“This was sooooooo good! I added about 2 tbl brown sugar to the sauce and we were all fighting over it! I don't like things too spicy and this was definitely not too spicy - just a little hint of heat! Thank you for an awesome recipe!” - lorilech

Ghee's Old Fashioned Apple Pie “I made your pie recipe with a...

Ghee's Old Fashioned Apple Pie

“I made your pie recipe with a few tweaks last night and it was a hit! I used pecans in the topping instead of walnuts. Instead of microwaving the apples, I sautéed them in butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and Jack Daniels and heightened the flavor of the apples. Overall it was great. First time I made an apple pie, or any pie.” - ChefGeoLevi

Fourth Of July Cheesecake “I made this cake for a family party...

Fourth Of July Cheesecake

“I made this cake for a family party - everyone loved the fresh fruit and the refreshing flavor! I will definitely make it again.” - mlaschinski

American Angelfood Parfait “This is so easy and very tasty. I mixed...

American Angelfood Parfait

“This is so easy and very tasty. I mixed the berries for red, white and blue also. I added many more berries than the recipe calls for and it's a hit.” - cookin4me

“I made this on the 4th. Oh my deliciousness!!! My family absolutely loved it!!” - blackbettycrocker

4th of July Popcorn “This was a fun and easy treat! Kids...

4th of July Popcorn

“This was a fun and easy treat! Kids are already picking out different flavors of Jello to try!” - achelra

Red White & Blue Drink “I love this AND it's family friendly!!”...

Red White & Blue Drink

“I love this AND it's family friendly!!” - MelissasSouthernStyleKitchen

“It's so easy to make and is perfect for kids and adults! I can't wait to make this for the 4th of July! I know my guests will love it!” - Lilliancooks

Star Spangled Pie “It is a super easy recipe, and if you...

Star Spangled Pie

“It is a super easy recipe, and if you love your cheesecake this is sure to please” - pistachyoo

Hidden Flag Torte Cake “My brother's girlfriend and I made this cake...

Hidden Flag Torte Cake

“My brother's girlfriend and I made this cake for him for his birthday. He was born on 4th of July, and even though he turned 31, he still loved the idea and was even more impressed by the way it turned out. We substituted the white cake mix and dyed the funfetti cake mixes instead. It turns out AMAZING!!” - katiedavis926




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GyrlSmylee
Cat Ireland - Jul 2, 2016
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!! STAY HYDRATED!