Flag-Inspired Recipes for Your 4th of July Bash

7 delicious ways to salute the Stars and Stripes!

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Food Network Kitchen’s American Flag Caprese Salad.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Looking for some last-minute Independence Day inspiration? Dazzle your family and friends with one of these brilliant recipes — each one decked out in red, white and blue (just like Old Glory)! From patriotic pastries to savory side dishes, these flag-themed foods are so tasty they’re guaranteed to fly right off your picnic table!

Flag Cake

Flag Cake

Food Network Kitchens Flag Cake

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Matt Armendariz, 2012, Television Food Network, GP. All Rights Reserved

You don’t have to be an expert baker to recreate this show-stopping dessert; fresh berries make it easy to transform a sprinkle-studded cornmeal cake into a festive American flag.

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No time to bake? No problem! Fill store-bought tart shells with creamy, sweetened mascarpone. Then, top with fresh blueberries and sliced strawberries for a fun, star-spangled treat.

Food Network Kitchen’s American Flag Caprese Salad.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Pay tribute to the Red, White and Blue with this super easy (and oh-so-mozzarella-cheesy) take on classic caprese salad. Just decorate a parchment-lined cutting board with purple potatoes, grape tomatoes and bocconcini.

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Photo by: Ralph Smith

Ralph Smith

This cool, creamy dessert makes the perfect grand finale for your 4th of July cookout. Prepare for a round of "oohs" and "aahs" as you slice into it — each piece is a miniature, cake-and-ice-cream American flag!

Your little ones will have so much fun helping you create this all-American treat. Let them make the white gelatin stars with a cookie cutter — and arrange them on the blue section of the flag!

Food Nework Kitchen's Holiday One-Offs, Deviled Egg American Flag.

Photo by: Kate Mathis ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Kate Mathis, 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

No backyard barbecue is complete without a batch of crowd-pleasing deviled eggs. Give yours a patriotic twist: pipe egg yolk filling onto a rectangle of baked egg whites to create stripes. Then, give the stripes their red color with a sprinkle of smoky paprika!

Food Network Kitchen’s Waving Flag Cake.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Celebrate the 4th of July with a crafty, no-bake cake that's big enough to feed a crowd. How? Cut 3 store-bought angel food cakes and arrange the pieces into the shape of an American flag waving in the wind. Complete the look with red, white and blue frosting!

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