Dishes for the Perfect Patriotic Party

Collection by Kelly

Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 191
The traditional Caprese salad is modified to pasta form. The mozzarella used is a fresh mozzarella, if you use the brick style, it will not be the same. If you can't find the pearlini mozzarella, use the cieglini and cut it in half. Regular rotini pasta can be used but the cooking time will be different.

Chef John's Boston Baked Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 87
This is a great side dish with anything!

Creamy Carolina Potato Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 44
Possibly the tastiest potato salad ever. It's a family favorite! The dressing can be prepared in advance and left in fridge overnight if desired. Potatoes can be peeled or unpeeled depending on your preference.

Margarita Grilled Corn on the Cob

Rating: 4 stars 10
Grilled corn on the cob with a twist of lime and a little chili powder. Great for everyone!

Cherry Cobbler

Rating: 4 stars 268
This is a very good cherry cobbler recipe from a neighbor, and it is requested often. Fresh or frozen cherries can be used.

Burger or Hot Dog Buns

Rating: 4.5 stars 1068
A simple, versatile recipe for soft and fluffy hot dog or hamburger buns.

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Rosemary

Rating: 5 stars 48
During the summertime, farmers markets have a great selection of heirloom tomatoes for a reasonable price. This is great as a cold salad, or for a different twist, grill straight on the BBQ for a warm but fresh side dish.

Grilled Mongolian Pork Chops

Rating: 4.5 stars 177
These marinated Mongolian pork chops can be cooked any way you like, but for the true experience, you will want to cook these on a charcoal grill. For me, it's the smokiness that brings all these flavors together.

Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler

Rating: 4.5 stars 4093
This peach cobbler recipe with fresh Southern peaches makes the perfect dessert.

Watermelon Sangria

Rating: 4.5 stars 84
If you love watermelon, you'll love this refreshingly fruity wine punch.

No-Bake Cheesecake Flag Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 172
That you can make this lovely, sweet treat without turning on the oven is probably enough of a reason to give this serious consideration. Besides the taste and light mousse-like texture, I think your guests will enjoy the iconic stars and stripes design provided by the fresh blueberries and strawberries. USA! USA! USA!

Missouri Miner Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
An easy, foolproof recipe for amazing pulled pork. I use a mixture of traditional and hickory/brown sugar barbeque sauce.