25 Patriotic Dishes You Need at Your Fourth of July Bash Slideshow

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.

For the Breaded Chicken Fingers recipe, click here.

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.

For the Buffalo Chicken Lollipops With Blue Cheese Fondue recipe, click here.

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.

For the Carolina-Style Pulled Pork recipe, click here.

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.

For the Championship Glazed Ribs recipe, click here.

Chili Cheese Dog

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Tap in to the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest by grilling up your own frankfurters this Fourth of July. Give them some classic American toppings to complete the dish.

For the Chili Cheese Dog recipe, click here.

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.

For the Classic Buffalo Baked Beans recipe, click here.

Creamy Mac and Cheese

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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.

For the Creamy Mac and Cheese recipe, click here.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookie

Easy Peanut Butter Cookie
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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.

For the Easy Peanut Butter Cookie recipe, click here.

Flag Pie

Flag Pie
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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.

For the Flag Pie recipe, click here.

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.

For the Fried Oyster Po'Boys recipe, click here.

Ground Beef Sloppy Joe

Ground Beef Sloppy Joe
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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.

For the Ground Beef Sloppy Joe recipe, click here.

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.

For the Guy Fieri’s Elevated Potato Skins recipe, click here.

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.

For the McDonald's Apple Pie recipe, click here.

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.

For the Mini Crab Cakes recipe, click here.

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.

For the Mixed Berry Cream Cheese Waffle Cakes recipe, click here.

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!

For the New England Clam Chowder recipe, click 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.

For the Old Glory Cheesecake Bars recipe, click here.

Oysters Rockefeller

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.

For the Oysters Rockefeller recipe, click here.

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.

For the Perfect Cheeseburger recipe, click here.

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.

For the Red, White, and Blue Spiked Sweets Jell-O Shots recipe, click here.

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.

For the Southern Fried Chicken recipe, click here.

Southern-Style Biscuits

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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.

For the Southern-Style Biscuits recipe, click here.

Spam in a Blanket

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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.

For the Spam in a Blanket recipe, click here.

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.

For the Spiked Peach Herbal Sweet Tea recipe, click here.

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.

For the USA Chocolate Chunk Cookie Cake recipe, click here.