There are plenty of patriotic fun days to celebrate our country’s red, white and blue symbol of freedom.
For instance, National Flag Day is held each year on June 14. You’re likely to see neighbors displaying American flags outside their houses and flags raised high at government offices. And, of course, on the Fourth of July, Old Glory is on full display.
You can bring flags right to your table by trying out these American flag food recipes.
Start with breakfast by making patriotic Belgian waffles or patriotic toast.
For lunch or dinner (or both!) put together a patriotic pizza flag and then try patriotic cake pops, wave your “flag” cake, or the red, white and blue layered cake.
Who knew flags could make such a sweet treat?
Do you know of other American Flag food recipes? Share your ideas in the comments.
Patriotic Belgian Waffles
You can use this recipe or your own to whip up these patriotic Belgian waffles from the now defunct blog, The Scent of Oranges. The key is to use chopped strawberries and blueberries to make this breakfast dish look like a flag. Drizzle cream across the strawberries for the stripes.
Here’s an even easier breakfast idea – patriotic toast from Kara’s Party Ideas. Have your kids spread cream cheese on the toast. Use sliced strawberries to make the stripes. And the blueberries complete the look.
For dinner tonight, why not try this patriotic pizza flag from Jeanne Benedict? Use your favorite pizza dough recipe (or better yet prepared dough from the grocery store) and roll out into a rectangle shape. Spread with pasta sauce and add strips of mozzarella cheese for the stripes.
Prepare a boxed cake mix and then stir in one container of prepared vanilla frosting. Now for the fun part – have your kids make 50 1-inch balls. Add a stick to each ball and then dip some into melted blue candy melts and the rest in red candy melts. Freeze until firm. Place the balls in the design of the flag. That’s it to make these patriotic cake pops from Party City.
Use the freshest berries of the season to dress up this wave your flag “cake” from Kraft. Start with prepared pound cake—slicing it into pieces and then spreading it out onto a 13×9-inch dish. Add red Jell-O gelatin mixed with cut up berries. Pour the mixture over the pound cake and allow to cool and set. Top with whipped cream and then create the flag design with sliced strawberries and blueberries.
This red, white and blue layered flag cake from Betty Crocker takes time to make – but the results are worth it! Use red and blue food coloring paste to create the flag look inside of the cake. While this cake doesn’t look like much on the outside, once you cut into it prepare for ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs.’
This post was originally published in 2015 and is updated regularly.