12 Patriotic Red, White and Blue Appetizers

Hosting folks and need inspiration this summer? Bringing an app to the party for July 4th? Look no farther than these 12 Patriotic Red, White and Blue Appetizers! These colorful and flavorful dishes, which feature red, white or blue (or a combination of the three colors) are perfect for any gathering. Whether you’re looking for a crostini, a veggie or a dip, there is something for everyone in these 12 Patriotic Red, White and Blue Appetizers!

Pinterest graphic of 9 of the 12 Patriotic Red, White and Blue Appetizers

July 4th is next week, and I’m planning ahead!

In past years, I’ve written several recipe roundups, including these 40 recipes that are perfect for the Fourth, this patriotic food inspiration, these July 4th dishes and this summer recipe goodness, that I thought would be wonderful for the red, white and blue holiday. However, I’ve yet to write one centering around the COLOR of food.

Oh, yes.

If you’re looking for some patriotic-looking apps, I’ve got you covered with these Red, White and Blue Appetizers.

You’re welcome, Internet.

COLORFUL Red, White and Blue Appetizers

Whipped Cottage Cheese with Berries Crostini sit on a wooden serving platter, surrounded by strawberries, blueberries and honey

First up is… BERRY CROSTINI! It’s a thing, and the bruschetta lover that lives inside me is rejoicing at this goodness! My pal, Food, Pleasure and Health brings Whipped Cottage Cheese with Berries Crostini to the table. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Three Grilled Patriotic Pizzas sit on a red, white and blue background

Red, white and blue pizza? Oh yeah! Pastry Chef Online makes colorful Grilled Patriotic Pizza for the whole family. Turn it into an appetizer by making smaller dough rounds and letting everyone build their own.

Skewered Red, White and Blue Potato Skewers are drizzled with dipping sauce

Little potatoes… on a stick? These Red, White and Blue Potato Skewers from 40 Aprons are wonderful because they’re perfect walking around and interacting in the summertime sun and enjoying the company of friends.

A platter of Fig, Goat Cheese, Bacon and Honey Crostini sit on a green and white striped towel, surrounded by whole figs

These Fig, Goat Cheese, Bacon and Honey Crostini from Feast + West are a little more subtle on the color, but those figs are a gorgeous blue color, and this combination of flavors just makes me oh-so-happy.

Close up of Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad from overhead, featuring strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, pineapple and watermelon

It wouldn’t be summertime without fruit salad! I’m absolutely loving Off the Eaten Path’s take on this seasonal classic: Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad.

A spoon is scooped into Baked Caprese Dip

Looking for a warm appetizer this July 4th? A Joyfully Mad Kitchen’s Baked Caprese Dip is absolutely delightful, ooey, gooey and celebrates the summertime goodness of tomatoes (paired with cheeeeeese.) What’s not to love?

Honey is drizzled on top of Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese Bruschetta.

My Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese Bruschetta is perfect for a party because it takes 5 minutes or less to put together. All you gotta do is schmear the cream cheese onto the toasty bread, top it with pepper jelly, then drizzle on the honey. Oh yeah!

Several Strawberry Mascarpone Crostini sit on a silver platter before serving

Strawberries and mascarpone… on toasty bread? Simply Whisked is bringing the sweetness to our appetizer game with her delectable Strawberry Mascarpone Crostini.

Overhead image of Skinny French Onion Dip, served with veggies for dipping in a blue bowl

If you’re looking for an all-white appetizer, Comfortably Domestic has got ya covered with her Skinny French Onion Dip. Also, who doesn’t love French Onion Dip? Especially when it’s homemade!

Several Blueberry Thyme Mascarpone Crostini sit in front of a wooden round that holds more summertime crostini

Another in the blue-and-white category, Cake ‘n Knife’s Blueberry Thyme Mascarpone Crostini is all kinds of stunning. Also, this flavor combination is just perfect for a hot summer’s day!

Overhead image of Stuffed Summer Tomatoes, sitting on lettuce and ready for serving

You can’t have summertime appetizers without TOMATOES! And Pook’s Pantry’s Stuffed Summer Tomatoes would make a great finger food for guests on any patriotic holiday. Between their color and the flavors of the stuffing, they’re hard to beat.

strawberry bruschetta on a white plate with blueberries in a bowl

Finally, we’re gonna finish on a sweeter note. While Patriotic Strawberry Bruschetta might technically be a dessert, it would also make a delicious sweet to nibble as a party gets started, especially since it highlights red, white and blue.

What appetizers are you planning to make for the Fourth?

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  1. Oh what a fabulous round-up! Need it for planning July 4 festivities with family while traveling. It also means I can peruse the local farmers markets for all those berries. WINNING.

    1. Thank you, Susannah! I’m glad that this round-up provides some inspiration for July 4th festivities for you, especially since you’re planning to hit up farmers markets for berries. SO GOOD! Enjoy!

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