9 Patriotic July 4th Recipes That Take 10 Minutes or Less

9 Patriotic July 4th Recipes That Take 10 Minutes or Less

This Fourth of July, thou shall not spend much time in the kitchen.

Thou shall not waste the day anxiously watching something roast in an oven. Instead, thou shall whip up one of these fast and easy recipes — from dessert tacos to sangria to fruity appetizers.

Red, white and yum.  

9 patriotic recipes that take 10 minutes or less

1. Watermelon Feta Blackberry Skewers

Watermelon feta blackberry skewersSource: A Healthy Life For Me
Watermelon feta blackberry skewers  A Healthy Life For Me

Salty feta complements sweet watermelon and sour blackberries — a dessert you can manage with three ingredients and 10 minutes.

2. Red, White and Blue Sangria

Red, White and Blue SangriaSource: Growing Up Gabel
Red, White and Blue Sangria  Growing Up Gabel

Wanna booze? It's July and probably hot as hell out, so of course you do. This recipe doesn't need to sit for a long time to enhance flavors like most sangrias, so you can make it on the fly and come off like a culinary master. Cheers! 


3. Berry, Burrata and Almond Salad

Berry, Burrata and Almond SaladSource: Two Peas And Their Pod
Berry, Burrata and Almond Salad  Two Peas And Their Pod

Upgrade your bed of greens by adding burrata (soft cheese), almonds and seasonal berries. Top it with a homemade honey lemon dressing for a tart and refreshing note.

4. Summer Berry Crostini With Lemon Ricotta and Honey

Summer Berry Crostini With Lemon Ricotta and HoneySource: Ambitious Kitchen
Summer Berry Crostini With Lemon Ricotta and Honey  Ambitious Kitchen

Even if you can't spell hors d'oeuvres, you'll be able to whip up this simple pairing of baguette and lemon ricotta. It's fancy-looking finger food that doesn't take a lot of kitchen know-how.

5. Easy Summer Dessert Tacos

Easy Summer Dessert TacosSource: Creme de la Crumb
Easy Summer Dessert Tacos  Creme de la Crumb

Tacos for dessert? You really can have it all. A sweet crepe envelopes whipped cream and seasonal berries. These can come in handy for a DIY dessert taco bar for guests to create their own dreamy treats. 

6. Fireworks S'mores

Fireworks S'MoresSource: Live Laugh Rowe
Fireworks S'Mores  Live Laugh Rowe

No campfire? No problem. This kid-friendly recipe has a marshmallow spread on the grahams to help things stick together. Adding some red, white and blue candies onto the chocolate puts a nice holiday touch on these treats.  

7. Patriotic Fruit and Cheese Kebabs

Patriotic Fruit And Cheese KebobsSource: Cooking With Ruthie
Patriotic Fruit And Cheese Kebobs  Cooking With Ruthie

Waiting for the main dish at a barbecue (or any party, really) can be tough when hunger sets in. A host can avoid starving guests for too long by serving up these skewers. 

8. Red, White and Blue Patriotic Peppermint Patties

Patriotic Peppermint PattiesSource: Mom On Time Out
Patriotic Peppermint Patties  Mom On Time Out

Think homemade candies are more hassle than they're worth? This recipe requires just six ingredients, no need to buy an entire shelf of baking supplies to put them together.

9. Patriotic Oreo Pops

Patriotic Oreo PopsSource: Happiness Is Homemade
Patriotic Oreo Pops  Happiness Is Homemade

Hidden inside each of these pops is a whole Oreo. Customize them with drizzles of colorful melted candy or red, white and blue sprinkles. (Note: These are quick to make, but you'll need to freeze them for a while after — how about during dinnertime?)

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