On Independence Day, people across the country love to get together to celebrate with friends, family, fireworks and, of course, food.
Wow the crowd at your Fourth of July cookout, picnic or potluck with a dish that looks like it came from the pages of a magazine. Grab some inspiration from this collection of July 4th recipes that are overwhelmingly popular on Pinterest.
1. Easy Taco Salad Flag
Turn a favorite meal into a patriotic dish that has been pinned more than 50,000 times. This recipe from Family Fresh Meals only takes about 20 minutes to make and will likely be devoured even faster than that.
2. No-Bake Berry Lasagna
The last thing you want to do on a hot July day is stand over the stove. This fruit-filled “lasagna” by OMG Chocolate Desserts is cool, creamy and gorgeous to behold.
With more than 44,000 pins, it’s a safe bet that it tastes amazing as well.
3. Fruit Sparklers
Independence Day and sparklers go hand in hand. Whip up an edible, pinnable version that doesn’t require a flame. Lauren from Tastes Better from Scratch makes them by skewering blueberries and watermelon stars.
4. Red, White & Blue Strawberries
Put a patriotic spin on chocolate dipped strawberries. Berries, candy melts and sprinkles are all you need to create these pinnable, pretty treats from Princess Pinky Girl.
5. Red, White & Blue Cheesecake Cake
6. Firecracker Jell-O Cups
The beauty of Jell-O is its delicious simplicity, and when you combine layers of flavors, you can make an eye-catching dessert in a snap. This is certainly true of the recipe for these cherry-topped cups from Cincy Shopper, which has been pinned nearly 80,000 times.
7. Sparkling Patriotic Sangria
On the Fourth of July, even beverages should sparkle. This stunning sangria recipe from Gimme Some Oven definitely fits the bill and the tasty combo of apple, berry and grape is deliciously refreshing to boot.
8. Kid-Friendly Patriotic Punch
Don’t forget the younger set!
9. Fourth of July Dipped Pretzels
Pretzel rods have a nostalgic, Americana appeal. Dipping, drizzling and sprinkling them with candy melts and embellishments transforms them into a portable Independence Day dessert. Recipe from The 36th Avenue.
10. Firework Poke Cake
Red-dyed chocolate cake gets a moist addition with blue-tinted chocolate pudding poured into holes poked across the top.
11. Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Salad
Not all salads are green and leafy. This decadent dessert by The Slow Roasted Italian boasts fresh fruit, cream cheese and pudding.
12. Easy Flag Dessert
If cooking and baking just aren’t your thing, you are not alone. More than 90,000 Pinterest users saved this “recipe” from Family Fresh Meals, which is simply a matter of arranging yummy red, white and blue goodies on a plate.
13. Fireworks Pudding Cookies
The vanilla pudding and brown sugar will please your taste buds while red, white and blue candies and sprinkles delight the eyes.
14. Patriotic Rice Krispies Treats
Marie of the lifestyle blog Blooming Homestead makes this bake sale essential into a summer holiday confection. She layers tinted, star shaped treats and even puts them on a stick to up their festive appeal.
15. Firecracker Cake
At a fireworks show, everyone oohs and ahhs over the finale. This cake just might have the same effect at your July 4 gathering.
Jamie at Love Bakes Good Cakes shared this bundt cake recipe with a patriotic swirl inside and icing to match. Make it to end your evening with a delicious bang.