Red, White, and Blue Eats for Your Patriotic Cookout

One week until Memorial Day!

While it definitely won’t be a “normal” summer here, we’re planning to keep up the tradition of patriotic cookouts for Memorial Day and the 4th of July – even if it is just the four of us. I love hanging on the deck with a spread of red, white, and blue food and since it’s social distancing approved, I’m leaning in!

Whether you’re celebrating with just your immediate family or you’re able to gather with extended family and friends, I’ve rounded up some fun red, white, and blue-themed food options for you!

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For the Main Meal

Red, White and Blue Salad
A base of spinach paired with fresh berries makes for perfectly patriotic salad!

Refreshing Watermelon Salad
This patriotic salad pairs the red fruit with blueberries and feta!

Red, White and Blueberry Salad
This fully-loaded salad is a meal in itself!

Red, White, and Blueberry Bacon Burgers with Basil Aioli
This burger will be the start of your cookout!

Tomato, Cucumber and Blue Cheese Salad
This easy side is perfectly festive!

All American Totchos
This fun mashup of tater tots and nachos are dressed up in their patriotic finery!

Patriotic American Flag Potato Salad
Potato Salad is a cookout staple – might as well make it on theme!


Red, White, and Blue Vodka Lemonade Slush
The perfect patriotic treat for adults!

Bomb Pop Jello Shots
This patriotic, summer classic has been updated for the 21+ crowd!

Red, White & Blue Sangria
Is there a more perfect summer sipper than sangria? I think not.


Patriotic Bundt Cake
Dress up a cake mix and canned frosting for this fun, colorful cake!

Ice Cream Sandwiches
Decorated with red, white, and blue sprinkles, these are perfect for summer days!

Firecracker Cookies
Topped off with Pop Rocks, these make fun fireworks in your mouth!

Nutella-Topped Rice Krispie Treat
Grab a box of red, white, and blue Rice Krispies and turn them into this festive treat!

Patriotic Funfetti Ice Cream
Love to make your own ice cream? This red, white, and blue concoction is awesome!

Patriotic Edible Cookie Dough
If a scoop of ice cream isn’t your thing, how about a scoop of on-theme cookie dough?

Cherry Blueberry Pie
This pie also goes by “Old Glory Pie” – for obvious reasons!

Spiral Sparkler and Flag Cookies
One dough – two great cookie options!

Red, White, and Blue Chocolate Covered Marshmallows
This is a quick, no-bake treat!

Red, White & Blue Rice Krispie Treats
Can’t find Rice Krispies that are already red, white, and blue? It’s easy to make your own!

American Pride Cookies
Stuffed with dried blueberries, dried cranberries, and white chocolate chips, these cookies are a more subtle nod to our country’s colors!

Patriotic Berry Napoleons
These are an easy-but-elegant option!

Patriotic Fruit Trays 3 Ways
These easy desserts double as centerpieces!

No-Bake Patriotic Dessert Lasagna
This no-bake red velvet dessert is all dressed up for a patriotic gathering!

Firework Oreo Cheesecake Bites
These Oreo cheesecake bites are adorable in red, white, and blue!

Red, White, and Blue Cookie Cake
A classic made patriotic!

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