Impress Without Stress: 16 Fun Patriotic Food Ideas

This Fourth of July show off your patriotic pride with playful food creations. From colorful quinoa salad to a flag-inspired fruit platter that takes less than 20 minutes to make, we’ve rounded up 16 simple dishes that are red, white, and blue all over. Click through the gallery below for the easy Independence Day recipes.

Flat Fruit Pizza
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Flat Fruit Pizza

If you’re looking for a sweet alternative to flag cupcakes or the patriotic sheet cake, try out this recipe for flag fruit pizza, which is guaranteed to wow the crowd. The crust is made out of sugar cookie dough (or you can buy a ready-made pie crust), the “sauce” is a mixture of cream cheese, powdered sugar, and frozen whipped topping, and the top is finished with a glaze and patriotic colored fruits. A special thanks to Sabby in Suburbia for this awesome idea.

  1. Flat Fruit Pizza
  2. Kettle Corn
  3. Independence Punch
  4. Independence Trifle
  5. Cake Pops
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Which one of these colorful dishes will you make this year? 

– Susie Foresman and Erin Lem