4th of July Patriotic Recipes

Looking for patriotic recipes? Find star-spangled favorites like flag cake, All-American Potato Salad, and more. USA! USA!

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American Flag Cake

Rating: 4.17 stars
Unfurl the red, white, and blue with this beautiful, easy, and patriotic flag cake perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, or any favorite occasion. Assemble and frost the pretty cake and wait for the oohs and ahhs!

Star-Spangled Burgers

Rating: 4.86 stars
These tasty red, white, and blue burgers will make any Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day barbeque that much more special! Fire up the grill and cook a batch for your troops! Top with your favorite veggies and condiments.

Patriotic Fruit Pizza

Rating: 4.74 stars
This is a fun recipe for the 4th of July holiday! Fresh fruit is a hit on desserts during the summer months! Making this dessert is as fun as eating it! This recipe feeds a lot, but the leftovers are only good a day or two.

Nannie's Hot Milk Sponge Cake

Rating: 4.07 stars
Heating the milk before using it to make the batter delivers a light and fluffy sponge cake.

Red, White, and Blue Flag Toast

Rating: 4.57 stars
A quick easy, healthy, and fun breakfast for any patriotic holiday such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Labor Day.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Rating: 4.81 stars
This is the simplest version of chocolate covered strawberries I know. Paraffin was originally used instead of shortening. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert by the toothpicks into a piece of styrofoam for easy cooling, or simply place them on a sheet of wax paper. White chocolate may be drizzled over the milk chocolate for a fancier look. They are perfect for weddings when decorated with frosting bow ties, bells, butterflies, roses, etc.

All American Trifle

Rating: 4.78 stars
This is a creamy, fruity, heavenly dessert. I've been told it's like super-charged strawberry shortcake!

Marshmallow Fondant

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is a very easy (and a little sticky at times) way to make a delicious fondant. It's great on cakes, cookies, or just for your little ones to play with! Leftovers will save in a tightly sealed container for a few weeks.

Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Rating: 4.79 stars
Salty and savory, the roasting method kills the natural bitterness of asparagus. Try it next to grilled fish or lamb.


Rating: 4.81 stars
You can make this avocado salad smooth or chunky depending on your tastes.

Slow Cooker Texas Pulled Pork

Rating: 4.53 stars
Slow cooked, Texas-style pulled pork that is served on a buttered and toasted roll. My family's favorite.

The Real Mojito

Rating: 4.74 stars
This is an authentic recipe for mojito. I sized the recipe for one serving, but you can adjust it accordingly and make a pitcher full. It's a very refreshing drink for hot summer days. Be careful when drinking it, however. If you make a pitcher you might be tempted to drink the whole thing yourself, and you just might find yourself talking Spanish in no time! Tonic water can be substituted instead of the soda water but the taste is different and somewhat bitter.

Inspiration and Ideas

Patriotic French Toast

"Great idea! I made this for breakfast on the 4th of July, and it was a hit!" – Melissa

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Yellow Squash Casserole

Rating: 4.61 stars

Tender squash, gooey cheese and crunchy crackers make this a memorable side dish or a hearty main course. This is a great dish that can be made with low-fat ingredients and is still just as good!