4th Of July Food Ideas

If you are planning a 4th of July party, you may be look for some food ideas that are patriotic and festive looking. You have come to the right place! I’ve rounded up all kinds of patriotic foods that are both easy to make and all American. Whether you are looking for 4th of July desserts, appetizers, or side dishes, you will find a great selection here. All of these incorporate some red, white, and blue in honor of the holiday.

One of the things I love about making festive looking food is that the food also acts as a decoration on your table, at least until it is gobbled up! Then, it is on to other things anyway. You can use food, like berries, to get your color naturally or food colorings and sprinkles to embellish neutral color foods. Check out all of these ideas and recipes for inspiration.

Red, White, And Blue Trifle

4th of july torte

This patriotic trifle is a favorite in our house. The layers of angel food cake, berries, pudding, and whipped cream combine to create a delicious explosion in your mouth.


  • angel food cake cut into small cubes – I purchase a ready made cake from the grocery store bakery
  • red and blue berries – strawberries and/or raspberries and blueberries
  • small 4 oz. white chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk to make pudding
  • 16 oz Cool Whip

All you have to do is layer these ingredients in a glass bowl. Start with half of the angel food cake. Then, a layer of strawberries, a layer of pudding, a layer of blueberries, and a layer of cool whip. Repeat and then top with more berries.

It is so delicious and a definite crowd pleaser.

Blue And Red Berries

red and blue berries

A simple bowl of strawberries and blueberries is a great accompaniment to any 4th of July menu.

American Flag Caprese Salad

flag caprese salad
RECIPE: Food Network

Of course there are other ways to get a little red, white, and blue into your menu. A caprese salad is perfect for that. Tomatoes and mozzarella balls are a great way to get some of the color naturally. This salad looks super festive when made into a flag like this.

Marshmallow Sparkle Pops

patriotic marshmallow pops

If you have kids at your party, you will want to include these irresistable marshmallow pops. With all of the sparkle, they are almost as fun to hold as a firey sparkler.

4th Of July Appetizer Dip

4th of July appetizer dip
RECIPE: Hungry Happenings

Any cheese dip that you make can be made festive with colored cracker crumbs. Shape the crumbs into stars for an especially festive treat.

Patriotic Pasta Salad

patriotic pasta salad
RECIPE: Sprinkle Some Fun

Even a pasta salad can look super festive for the 4th of July. Pasta, dyed blue, tomatoes, and white star pasta give this dish it’s festive flair. The surprise ingredient is blueberries which are really good in anything!

Patriotic Party Mix

patriotic party mix
RECIPE: The Baker Mama

Keep plenty of this patriotic party mix on hand for before, during, and after the meal.

Red, White, And Blue Deviled Eggs

red white and blue deviled eggs
RECIPE: Rosemary Farm

Deviled eggs are a great appetizer option at any party. For the 4th of July simply dye some of the eggs red and some blue.

Firecracker Red, White, And Blue Cake

firecracker red white and blue cake
RECIPE: Betty Crocker

This mouth watering cake is almost to pretty and festive to eat!

4th Of July Mini Pie Bites

4th of july mini pie bites
RECIPE: Pillsbury

For smaller bites, these little mini tarts are perfect for grabbing and going.

4th Of July Watermelon And Cheese Appetizer

4th of july watermelon appetizer
RECIPE: Cooking With Ruthie

With some star cookie cutters it’s easy to make a patriotic plate of appetizers. Layer star watermelon and provolone together and top with a couple of blueberries.

Hopefully, this provides enough inspiration to start planning your red, white, and blue 4th of July menu! Do you have any food ideas that you would like to share with us? Leave your ideas in the comments. We would love to hear about them!

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