Patriotic Summer BBQ Recipes

Just a few days away from the unofficial start of summer, the patriotic holidays of the season are right around the corner! With Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Labor Day so close, here are a few easy, patriotic recipes that will impress at all of your summer BBQs.

Patriotic Deviled Eggs

The hard-boiled eggs can be dyed be soaking them in water and food coloring for a few hours, then make the deviled eggs as usual. See more information here. (Image above.) 

Firework Fruit Kabobs

This recipe is simple, but looks and tastes delicious! All you need is wooden kabob sticks, blueberries and watermelon cut with a star-shaped cookie cutter! See how here.

Firecracker Hot Dogs

These hot dogs are surrounded by breadstick dough and baked, then topped with with a star-shaped slice of cheese! See the recipe here. 

Red, White and Blue Pasta Salad

Pasta can be easily dyed red and blue with food coloring, then add (white) mozzarella cheese, and whatever other ingredients you'd like! Easy and looks great. See how here. 

No-Bake Strawberry Blueberry Trifle


This delectable recipe is an easy layering of angel food cake, trifle cream, strawberries and blueberries. See how here. 

Kid Friendly Patriotic Punch

All you need is three different kid-friendly juices or drinks in red, white, and blue. (All three need different sugar contents per ounce to get the layered look!) Add a twizzler straw and you're done! See the recipe here

(Not So Kid Friendly) Sparkling Red, White and Blue Sangria

A few liquid ingredients, along with blueberries, raspberries/strawberries and a white fruit like apples, fresh pears or pineapple cut out with a star-shaped cookie cutter. Viola! See the recipe here.