The Best Affordable Red, White and Blue Recipes for a Patriotic Party

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Posted on 06/25/2014

Want to add some patriotic flare to your 4th of July food table? Red, white and blue aren't just reserved for Old Glory. You can infuse your menu with those three colors too and it won't cost you a whole lot of green.

Sprite and Kool-Aid Cubes
For a festive drink that could not be easier (or cheaper) serve clear soda like Sprite and Kool-Aid ice cubes made from red and blue flavors. FoodFamilyFinds.com suggests cutting back on the water a little bit when making the Kool-Aid so the flavor is stronger.


Red, White and Blue Quinoa Salad
For a fruit salad packed with enough protein to give you energy until the last firework explodes, check out Shape Magazine's recipe for Red, White and Blue Quinoa Salad. The ingredients are pretty simple: blueberries, cherries, strawberries and quinoa along with a little pure maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, lime juice, salt and almonds.


Bacon Flag Pizza
It's easy to find 4th of July dessert recipes, but savory dishes are a little more challenging. One exception: this Bacon Flag Pizza from tablespoon.com will definitely be a crowd pleaser. Using strips of bacon for the stripes and thinly sliced purple potatoes as the stars, design your flag pizza to perfection. Throw in some cheese, Alfredo sauce and a Pillsbury pizza crust and you'll have everyone at your gathering feeling proud to be an American.


Patriotic Popcorn
Popcorn is pretty American on its own, but cover it in white chocolate, toss in red M&Ms and top it off with star confetti for a truly patriotic party snack. Get the full instructions at blomdesignsonline.com. You'll even find adorable red, white and blue free printables if you decide to turn your Patriotic Popcorn into a party favor or gift.


Red, White and Blue Trifle
You'll need less than $10 and 30 minutes to pull together this fab 4th dessert. The Red, White and Blue Trifle recipe from foodnetwork.com uses a box of red velvet cake mix, a tub of whipped topping, two pints of blueberries and one pint of strawberries. Cook the cake, layer the ingredients and bam, you're done faster than it takes to burn through a box of sparklers.


By Alison Storm

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