Our Best Red, White and Blue Recipes

Prepping for a patriotic celebration? These red, white and blue treats have you covered.
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Star-Studded Berry Tarts

These individual fruit-topped tarts make it easy to eat dessert with one hand and hold your drink with the other.

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Red, White and Blue Cheesecake

The marbled effect in this Americana-inspired dessert is easier to achieve than it looks  all it takes is alternating scoops of colored cheesecake batter, and then a simple wooden skewer does the rest.

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Ina's Flag Cake

Make Ina's easy vanilla sheet cake ahead of time, and decorate it with berries and frosting just before serving.

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Fireworks Red, White and Blue Daiquiris

Use frozen strawberries for the red base, blue curacao liqueur for the middle layer and coconut sorbet with rum for the white topping in this patriotic cocktail.

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Patriotic Berry Trifle

Use store-bought angel food cake to cut down on the prep time for Sunny Anderson's colorful trifle.

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Red, White and Blue Cherry Pies

Keep your dessert all to yourself with these individual freeform pies that are full of cherry pie filling and topped with a fresh blueberry sauce.

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Red, White and Blue Fruit Cups

Rachael Ray's 10-minute dessert is chock-full of fresh fruit: strawberries, blueberries and blackberries.

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Star Confetti Cookies

These simple sugar cookies hold their shape when baked, so your cut-outs will have nice, clean edges. Mixed with red, white and blue confetti stars, they're a festive treat for a patriotic celebration.

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Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad

Ina Garten's five-minute appetizer is a beautiful display to have on your picnic table. Vary the color of your tomatoes to get the most-appealing presentation.

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Red, White and Blue Potato Salad

Create this colorful potato salad by using a mix of skinned baby red potatoes, Yukon golds and purple potatoes.

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Red, White and Blue Mashed Potatoes

Gorgonzola and bacon breathe richness into these mashed red potatoes. Judging by its name, it's perhaps the most-patriotic heap of mashed potatoes you'll ever eat.

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Red, White and Blue Cake Roll

Guests will love slicing through the indulgent outer layer of marshmallow cream to reveal the vibrant red and blue cake hidden beneath.

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Election Day Sugar Cookies

Democracy is already pretty sweet, but why not celebrate your civic duty (and educate your kids about voting) with a colorful cookie too? Red, white and blue confetti stars are folded into a sugar cookie dough that holds its shape, perfect for cutting out stars and the letters V-O-T-E.

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Red, White and Blue Smoothie

This triple-layer fruit smoothie will hold its shape best if you freeze the pureed fruit juice for a few minutes before adding the next layer.

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Red and White Double Dippers with Blue Corn Chips

Serve an easy red, white and blue appetizer of red pepper salsa, creamy garlic dip and blue corn chips.

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Blueberry French Toast Casserole with Whipped Cream and Strawberries

This make-ahead breakfast uses the best of what's in season right now: blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. Let the bread-and-egg mixture sit overnight to fully incorporate, then bake in the morning and top with fruit and whipped cream.

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Crispy-Treat Cheesecake Bars

You don't need a holiday for an excuse to make these sweet and crispy cheesecake bars. The cheesecake layer is the perfect yin to the yang of the crackly rice cereal. Make the bars a day ahead, then cut and top with berries before serving.

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Raspberry-Watermelon Terrine with Blueberry Sauce

Prepare this picture-perfect terrine by layering watermelon- and raspberry-infused gelatin, then top each serving with some homemade blueberry sauce.

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Red Velvet-Blueberry Ice Cream Pie

Crumble store-bought red velvet cupcakes to create the crust for this no-bake ice cream pie. Top the finished dessert with fresh whipped cream and a sprinkling of red velvet crumbs.

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Red, White and Blueberry Coleslaw

Crispy bacon, dried blueberries and thinly sliced cabbage turn basic coleslaw into a colorful and patriotic side dish.

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Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad

Great for a summer picnic or packed in a lunch, this colorful fruit salad has a tropical touch, thanks to the ginger, lime and toasted coconut.

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Buffalo Puppies

Assemble these patriotic, bite-sized appetizers by drizzling blue cheese sauce onto cocktail hot dogs, then topping with red onions and blue chips.

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Red Velvet Fireworks Cake

Why save this six-layer red velvet cake for a national holiday when it's sure to drop jaws at any occasion? Finish it off with a round of red, white and blue sprinkles for good measure.

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Flag Cake

Decorate a sprinkle-filled cake with white chocolate frosting, strawberry stripes and blueberry stars.

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Red, White and Blueberry Trifle

Layer store-bought pound cake with homemade blueberry sauce, cream cheese topping and strawberries.

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Mixed Berry Pavlova

This crisp-on-the-outside, gooey-on-the-inside cloud of meringue is topped with sweetened whipped cream and fresh berries. This showstopping recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

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Blueberry Buttermilk Bundt Cake

Serve up this blueberry-studded Bundt cake with a side of macerated strawberries.

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Stars and Stripes Cupcakes

Add a patriotic touch to your dessert spread by topping these fluffy vanilla cupcakes with a swirl of vanilla and raspberry frosting. For the blue star topper, microwave candy melts, then pipe the star shapes onto parchment paper and refrigerate until they've set.

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Fruit Tart Flag

Here's a new take on the classic flag cake: miniature tart shells filled with mascarpone cream, then decorated with blueberries and strawberries.

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Ice Cream Flag Cake

Make sure you have an audience when you cut into this red-white-and-blue dessert: Each slice is a cake-and-ice-cream flag!

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United Tates of America

This tricolor potato salad is an easy way to pay tribute to our grand old flag: Just arrange the potatoes by color on a platter with red peppers.

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