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15 Red, White and Blue Recipes to Light Up Your 4th of July

Celebrate summer with these festive red, white, and blue recipes that are sure to make fireworks fly at any Fourth of July feast. 

Spicy Queso with Chorizo

Indulge this Independence Day with a cheesy snack from south of the border. Mexican chorizo adds rich, meaty flavor and color to creamy queso with blue corn chips for dipping.

Macaroni Salad with Crushed Potato Chips

Turn traditional macaroni salad into a festive explosion of flavor and color. Onions, bell peppers, and celery add texture to creamy noodles garnished with a sprinkle of blue potato and red beet chips.

Fruit and Cheese Sparklers

Everyone will want to get their hands on these spectacular sparklers. Mini star-shaped cookie cutters turn mozzarella, watermelon, and blueberries into centerpiece-worthy skewers.

Fruit Granitas

These gorgeous granitas are an upgraded take on snow cones.  A freezer and for are all you need to transform lemonade into an icy, flakey dessert studded with strawberries.

Berry Banana Pudding Ice Cream Cake

Layer up the fun with this festive, fruity ice box cake. Vanilla pudding, wafer cookies, and banana form a luscious no-bake cake sandwiched between ice cream and colorful berry preserves.

Fourth of July Cereal Star Treats

Little ones will love to help make these sweet spangled bites. Star-shaped red and blue rice cereal treats are easy to make using the microwave and a cookie cutter.

Easy Fourth of July Ice Cream Sandwiches

These store-bought ice cream sandwiches are party-prepped in a single step. After just a simple dip in red, white, and blue sprinkles, these festive spins on a classic summertime treat will have kids and adults alike ready to celebrate the season. 

Red, White, and Blue Big-Batch Cocktail

This rum-based cocktail puts the cherry on top of any summer party. Blue curaçao gives this punch its bright, bold color, while coconut milk ice cubes add to the drink’s tropical flair. 

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Pickled Peppers

After the slow cooker does the heavy lifting for you, give the pulled pork in this recipe a quick turn on the grill to lend it all the smoky flavor it needs to transform into the featured star sandwich of your summertime cookout. 

Pretzel Sparklers

These sweet and salty treats will light up any backyard barbecue. Let kids help set up the party spirit by giving them the task of rolling these chocolate-dipped pretzels through the bright colors of crushed hard candies. 

Pasta Salad with Pepperoni and Blue Cheese

Packed with the rich flavors of its pepperoni slices and homemade blue cheese dressing, this make-ahead pasta salad makes party prep easier than ever. Bring this recipe to any summer potluck all season long. 

Slaw with Lime Vinaigrette and Tortilla Strips

Light and tangy with some crunch, this refreshing, citrusy spin on coleslaw is the perfect side dish for hot summer days. 

Fourth of July Garlic-Jalapeño Dip

This flag-inspired appetizer stands as the perfect centerpiece for any festive feast. Guests will gather together to dip blue tortilla chips and red strips of bell pepper into the irresistibly bold flavors of caramelized garlic and sharp Cheddar cheese. 

Chips and Salsa Party Cups

Made with tangy sour cream and the bright flavors of tomato salsa, these refreshing appetizers are perfect for eating on a hot summer day. Even better, they’re a party in the palm of your hands! The portable way in which they are served makes these salsa cups a great option for celebrations where there is fun to be had in more places than just the snack bar.  

Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches

Taking their rich and vibrant color from red velvet cake mix, these homemade ice cream sandwiches provide the perfect show-stopping finale for making this year’s Fourth of July a memorable celebration. 

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