25 Patriotic Dishes You Need at Your Fourth of July Bash Slideshow
June 28, 2017
These dishes will make you proud to be an American
25 Patriotic Dishes You Need at Your Fourth of July Bash
To help you prepare your holiday menu, we looked at some of the signature foods from around the country. For good measure, we also threw in some red, white, and blue desserts. Because no Fourth of July is complete without some star-shaped dishes.
Breaded Chicken Fingers
Chicken fingers are kid-friendly, crispy, savory, and a signature American dish. To make this extra-patriotic, serve with a side of ranch dressing.
Buffalo Chicken Lollipops With Blue Cheese Fondue
Crispy, crunchy, and just a bit spicy, these “lollipops” are a new way to get classic Buffalo chicken on your buffet table. With a blue cheese dipping sauce, this appetizer is fittingly red, white, and blue.
Carolina-Style Pulled Pork
This is a classic Carolina-style barbecue recipe, featuring a dry rub made with garlic, cayenne pepper, dried thyme, and basil. With some vinegar-based sauce, this dish is melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
Championship Glazed Ribs
These juicy, succulent St. Louis-style spareribs are winners in our eyes. The meaty pieces get great flavor from a dry rub of dark brown sugar, paprika, chipotle pepper, dry mustard, and more.
Classic Buffalo Baked Beans
We love a good baked bean side dish on out summertime plates. With bacon, molasses, brown sugar, and just a touch of spice, you’ll have a hard time finding one better than this.
Creamy Mac and Cheese
This ooey, gooey macaroni and cheese recipe comes together quickly and easily. Whether you serve it as a side or a main dish, your guests will be delighted.
Easy Peanut Butter Cookie
Peanut butter is wildly popular in America yet is hard to find across the world. Celebrate this wonderfully comforting ingredient with these classic, simple cookies.
Using signature summertime fruits such as cherries and blueberries, this stars and stripes pie is the perfect dessert to make you feel like a true American.
Fried Oyster Po'Boys
These super sandwiches are a signature dish from Cajun cuisine. Take a culinary trip down the bayou with this dish. Trust us, the calorie count is worth it.
Ground Beef Sloppy Joe
This American-made sandwich is a quick and easy thing to make for your fete. Because it’s composed of ground beef, sauce, bread, and nothing else, it’s also remarkably easy to serve.
Guy Fieri’s Elevated Potato Skins
Cremini mushrooms, Brie cheese, fresh thyme, and prosciutto kick this party snack up a notch or two. Guy Fieri has spent some time traveling around America, so we trust he knows how to make this signature appetizer right.
McDonald's Apple Pie
Nothing is more American than apple pie… except maybe McDonald’s. This copycat recipe blends both of those things together for a handheld dessert that will take your guests straight back to childhood.
Mini Crab Cakes
Straight from the Chesapeake Bay and on to your plate, the crab cake is a light and delicious addition to any party menu. Paired with a tangy aïoli, this crab cake variation is simply irresistible.
Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Waffle Cakes
The American waffle is dense yet delicious. This recipe takes that base and makes it even more patriotic with red and blue summer fruits and a delicious white cream cheese frosting.
New England Clam Chowder
Straight from Boston, this clam chowder recipe may be best served in the winter, but we can eat this soup any time of year. It’s creamy, salty, and oceanic. No complaints here!
Old Glory Cheesecake Bars
Classic New York-style cheesecake gets a patriotic makeover with red, white, and blue decorations. Cut these bars into stars for an extra dose of America.
This retro appetizer is a classic American dish. Transport your guests back to classic cocktail parties by baking up a dozen or two of these babies.
The Perfect Cheeseburger
The secret to a perfect cheeseburger? Not much. All you need is some high-quality American beef, American cheese, and a hot grill. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Red, White, and Blue Spiked Sweets Jell-O Shots
Jell-O is an American product to be proud of. Embrace this gelatin-based dessert with a little booze and a perfectly patriotic presentation.
Southern Fried Chicken
Fried chicken is a classic American dish, and no patriotic party is complete without it. This recipe taps into the dish’s Southern roots with an overnight marinade and plenty of spices.
Biscuits are an important side dish to fried chicken, but they also work wonderfully to mop up any sauces that may be on your Fourth of July plate. Forget the refrigerated stuff — these biscuits are the real deal.
Spam in a Blanket
Spam is definitively American and remains hugely popular in Hawaii. Grill your hot dogs, rethink your relationship with this canned meat, and make the classic pigs in a blanket with this instead.
Spiked Peach Herbal Sweet Tea
Classic Southern sweet tea gets a little boozy makeover with the addition of rum. Summertime peaches add another new dimension to this signature summertime beverage.
USA Chocolate Chunk Cookie Cake
This cake just screams USA… literally. A giant cookie cake is pure fun, and this chocolate chip variation is so easy to make, any host can pull it off successfully.