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Canadians, this is for you…eh! Get ready to celebrate Canada’s birthday with some delicious red and white recipes perfect for your Canada Day celebrations! From savory dishes to sweet treats, we have all the Canada Day recipes you need to impress your friends and family. Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or want to whip up some tasty snacks, these recipes will surely make your July 1st celebrations unforgettable. Canucks may be known for their love of hockey and maple syrup, but their true passion lies in devouring delicious food! So, show off your Canadian pride with these delicious red-and-white recipes!

Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar

Strawberry shortcake in a jar.
Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

You don’t need many different ingredients for this mini dessert, and it’s a nice easy recipe to showcase fresh strawberries. Served in a mini mason jar or Weck jar, this individually sized dessert is perfect to pack in a picnic.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar

Canada Day Cookies with Cream Cheese Sprinkle Dip

cookies  with dip and sprinkles in the middle.
Canada Day Cookies with Cream Cheese Sprinkle Dip. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

They are perfect cookies to celebrate Canada Day and they’re not hard to make at all. You will need typical cookie ingredients – sugar, butter, egg, baking powder, and flour – to make them. You also need some red and white sprinkles. These copycat Dunkaroo Canada Day cookies with cream cheese dip are always a hit.
Get the Recipe: Canada Day Cookies with Cream Cheese Sprinkle Dip

Strawberry Sorbet

Scoops of strawberry sorbet in a white bowl.
Strawberry Sorbet. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This strawberry sorbet is perfect with only four ingredients. The deep strawberry flavor of this frozen dessert makes it a favorite summer treat that can be made quickly and easily using either frozen or fresh strawberries.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Sorbet

Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Jello Shots

A strawberry jello shot with a whipped topping.
Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Jello Shots. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Add some fun to your summer parties with boozy strawberry lemonade vodka jello shots. Perfect for barbecues, pool parties, and other outdoor gatherings!
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade Vodka Jello Shots

Italian Burrata Stuffed Tomato

Tomatos filled with burrata on a serving tray.
Burrata Stuffed Tomato Appetizer. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Anyone can rustle up this super easy Italian burrata stuffed tomato appetizer in just a few minutes. It’s a lovely no-cook caprese finger food dish, boasting authentic and delicious flavours from southern Italy.
Get the Recipe: Italian Burrata Stuffed Tomato

Atlantic Canada Lobster Roll

A basket with a lobster roll and some potato chips.
Atlantic Canada Lobster Roll. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Indulge in the taste of the Atlantic with this flavor-packed lobster roll recipe, perfect for seafood lovers. The combination of lobster tail meat with garlic, shallot, hot pepper, dill, and lemon creates a mouthwatering filling that’s best served in a buttery or split-top hot dog bun.
Get the Recipe: Atlantic Canada Lobster Roll

Caesar Cocktail

Caesar cocktails on a table.
Caesar Cocktail. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Discover Canada’s national drink – the classic Canadian Caesar, a flavor-packed cocktail perfect for Canada Day celebrations. Made with clamato juice, lime juice, and a blend of spices, this drink is a must-try, especially when paired with other famous Canadian dishes like poutine.
Get the Recipe: Caesar Cocktail

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Homemade cheesecake bars on a wire rack.
Strawberry Cheesecake Bars. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul.

These Strawberry Cheesecake Bars feature a graham cracker crust, creamy cheesecake, and an oatmeal crumble topping, all layered with a fruity strawberry filling bursting with fresh flavor. Easy to make and sure to be a hit, they’re the perfect summer dessert for any occasion.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Strawberry Scones

Strawberry scones on a wire rack.
Strawberry Scones. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul.

Enjoy a classic breakfast or light treat with these Strawberry Scones loaded with fresh, juicy berries and a hint of lemon zest. Perfect for spring and summer, these scones are simple to make and delicious when fresh from the oven or even several days later.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Scones

Strawberry Pancakes

Overhead view of pancakes with strawberries in them.
Strawberry Pancakes. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul.

Looking for a simple and delicious breakfast recipe to impress your family or friends? Look no further than this perfect strawberry pancake recipe! Loaded with fresh strawberries and topped with whipped cream, these buttermilk pancakes are the ultimate breakfast treat.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Pancakes

Strawberry Cheesecake Rum Jello Pudding Shots

A strawberry shortcake jello shooter on a table.
Strawberry Cheesecake Rum Jello Pudding Shots. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Looking for a fun and easy dessert cocktail? Try these strawberry cheesecake rum jello pudding shots with a fruity strawberry layer and creamy cheesecake layer. This is one of those Canada Day recipes you will make repeatedly!
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Rum Jello Pudding Shots

Strawberry Jello Pie

Overhead view of a strawberry jello pie.
Strawberry Jello Pie. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul.

With fresh, ripe strawberries and just a few simple ingredients, this Fresh Strawberry Pie is the perfect summertime dessert that only takes 10 minutes to prep. Made with juicy slices of berries under a layer of strawberry Jello in a pie crust, it’s bursting with flavor and the perfect treat to share at cookouts and barbecues.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Jello Pie

Strawberry Crisp

A homemade strawberry crisp in a baking dish.
Strawberry Crisp. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This gluten-free strawberry crisp requires only six ingredients, making it an ideal dessert for anyone to make. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice, this fresh berry dessert is sure to impress with its delicious taste and simple preparation. This is one of those Canada Day recipes you will make again and again!
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Crisp

Strawberry Bread

Strawberry bread with icing.
Strawberry bread Photo Credit: Sweet Tea + sprinkles

This easy strawberry bread is soft, moist, fruity, and fun- just what you’d want your summer sweet treat to taste like.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Bread

Frozen Strawberry Lime Daiquiri Cocktail

Overhead view of a strawberry cocktail in a glass.
Frozen Strawberry Lime Daiquiri Cocktail. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Treat your guests to a delicious and refreshing summer cocktail with this easy-to-make frozen strawberry lime daiquiri recipe. With its famous rum base, fresh lime and strawberry flavors, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser and the best daiquiri recipe you’ve tried.
Get the Recipe: Frozen Strawberry Lime Daiquiri Cocktail

Strawberry Frosted Donuts

Strawberry frosted donuts on a plate.
Strawberry Frosted Donuts. Photo credit: She’s Not Cookin.

These soft, cake-like Strawberry Frosted Donuts feature fresh strawberries and a delicious fresh strawberry glaze frosting. Pretty enough for company and is the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Frosted Donuts

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

A piece of strawberry pretzel salad on a plate.
Strawberry Pretzel Salad. Photo credit: The Cooking Duo.

Is there anything more nostalgic than strawberry pretzel salad? This unique jello salad has a sweet and salty flavor that is loved by all. Serve it at your next holiday party or when you need a fun, easy and delicious dessert!
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Red Russian Cocktail

A glass with a red cocktail.
Red Russian Cocktail. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul.

A red Russian cocktail is made with equal parts cherry liqueur and vodka over ice. Serve it up in a punch bowl for parties or serve it in short glasses for individual cocktails.
Get the Recipe: Red Russian Cocktail

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A slice of layered red velvet cake with white frosting.
Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul.

Red velvet cake is frosted in cream cheese buttercream. The red and white layers make a beautiful presentation.
Get the Recipe: Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Red whoopie pies on a plate.
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies. Photo credit: Sally McKenney.

Homemade red velvet whoopie pies with cream cheese filling are decadent, moist, and flavorful!
Get the Recipe: Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Red Velvet Cupcakes

A red velvet cupcake with write frosting.
Red Velvet Cupcakes. Photo credit: The Cookie Rookie.

This is the best red velvet cupcake recipe you will ever try. You haven’t lived unless you’ve tried these classic red velvet cupcakes with the most amazing cupcake frosting!
Get the Recipe: Red Velvet Cupcakes

Cheesecake Dessert Lasagna

A slice of a cheesecake dessert lasagna.
Cheesecake Dessert Lasagna. Photo credit: The Cookie Rookie.

Red velvet cheesecake dessert lasagna is the dessert for red velvet lovers! This delicious red velvet dessert is made with layers of cheesecake, chocolate pudding, chocolate chips, and whipped cream.
Get the Recipe: Cheesecake Dessert Lasagna

Lobster Poutine

Poutine with lobster on top.
Lobster Poutine. Photo credit: Yes to Yolks.

Poutine is a magical concoction from Canada that usually involves french fries, fresh cheese curds, a brown gravy, and sometimes other add ins like meat or seafood. This recipe has lobster and it is a treat!
Get the Recipe: Lobster Poutine

Baked French Toast Maple Cinnamon Skillet

French toast made in a skillet.
Baked French Toast Maple Cinnamon Skillet. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

Using canned biscuits as the base makes this Pillsbury French toast bake super quick and easy to make. After all, who wants to cook a complicated recipe first thing in the morning? Not me, which is why I’m so happy I discovered this! This will become one of your favourite Canada Day recipes!
Get the Recipe: Baked French Toast Maple Cinnamon Skillet

Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlova

A pavlova cake with a red topping.
Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlova. Photo credit: Sugar Hero.

This delicous strawberry rhubarb pavlova has a hard and crunchy outside but a soft, plush inside. It is a dessert that will be asked for again and again.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlova

White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Strawberries dipped in white chocolate with red sprinkles.
White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries. Photo credit: Creme de la Crumb.

These juicy red strawberries have been dipped in white chocolate and topped with sprinkles. A perfect treat for any day of the year!
Get the Recipe: White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Strawberry Chicken Salad with Creamy Maple Dressing

Above view of strawberry chicken salad.
Strawberry Chicken Salad with Creamy Maple Dressing. Photo credit: Delicious on a Dime.

This EASY Strawberry Chicken Salad and the Creamy Maple Dressing that goes with it are SO addictive you’ll be craving it every day! The perfect summer salad!

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Chicken Salad with Creamy Maple Dressing

Strawberry Mochi

Strawberry mochi cut in half and on a plate.
Strawberry Mochi. Photo credit: Corrie Cooks.

Strawberry mochi is a soft and chewy Japanese dessert filled with sweet strawberry filling, made with glutinous rice flour. This recipe allows you to easily make it at home with just a few simple ingredients, so you can enjoy it as a snack or dessert anytime.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Mochi

Cool Whip Cookies

Cool Whip Cookies with icing.
Cool Whip Cookies. Photo credit: Sweet tea and sprinkles.

These luscious lemon cookies, topped with light and fluffy strawberry Cool Whip, are guaranteed to tickle your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
Get the Recipe: Cool Whip Cookies

Raspberry Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies
Raspberry Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies, Photo Credit: xooxbella

Prepare to be smitten by the irresistible charm of raspberry hazelnut thumbprint cookies. The moist dough and delectable raspberry jam filling create a delightful pairing that’s perfect for enjoying with a morning cup of coffee.
Get the Recipe: Raspberry Hazelnut Thumbprint Cookies

Strawberry Cheesecake Donut

Strawberry cheesecake donut on a plate.
Strawberry Cheesecake Donut. Photo credit: Sparkles To Sprinkles.

This strawberry cheesecake donut recipe AKA donut strawberry shortcake is one of a kind as it combines all your favorite flavors like glazed donuts, strawberries, and cheesecake into one delicious treat. You will love it for so many reasons. Not only is it so easy to make, it is a family favorite, and downright delicious. Once you try this you will be picking up some extra donuts from the donut shop for this delicious dessert.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Donut

Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

Cream cheese sugar cookies filled with strawberry filling.
Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies. Photo credit: Live to Sweet.

Who could resist the flavor of strawberry cheesecake in cookie form? Not me! These Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies are so soft and flavorful, you’ll be making them at your house on repeat!
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

Canadian Watermelon Bowl

Red fruit in a bowl carved from a watermelon.
Canadian Watermelon Bowl. Photo credit: Celebration Generation.

A watermelon is carved into the perfect bowl for Canada Day festivities. Fill it red fruit and cut up apples for the perfect celeration salad.
Get the Recipe: Canadian Watermelon Bowl

Watermelon Skewers

Skewers with watermelon and cheese.
Watermelon Skewers. Photo credit: Salt and Baker.

These watermelon skewers are the perfect sweet and salty appetizer. Juicy watermelon balls are paired with salty feta cheese squares drizzled with balsamic glaze and garnished with fresh mint leaves.
Get the Recipe: Watermelon Skewers

Red Velvet Donuts

A red donut with white icing and a bit out of it.
Red Velvet Donuts. Photo credit: Baker by Nature.

Red velvet donuts topped with cream cheese frosting! Baked, not fried, they’re super moist and fluffy! Perfect for any celebbration and ready in just 20 minutes!
Get the Recipe: Red Velvet Donuts

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

Red and white popsicles on a platter.
Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles. Photo credit: Keep Calm and Eat Ice Cream.

These pretty homemade strawberry yogurt popsicles are full of fresh luscious strawberry flavor and creamy vanilla Greek yogurt. They are the perfect summer treat for both kids and adults alike.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites

Little cheesecake desserts with cherries.
Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites. Photo credit: Ashcroft Family Table.

These mini cherry cheesecake bites feature a delicious cheesecake filling, cherry pie topping, and cookie crust. They’re semi-homemade and a cinch to throw together!
Get the Recipe: Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites

Strawberry Icebox Cake

A pan with a strawberry dessert and a slice taken.
Strawberry Icebox Cake. Photo credit: The Toasty Kitchen.

Strawberry icebox cake is an easy, no-bake dessert and the perfect summer treat. Homemade strawberry whipped cream is layered with softened graham crackers and sliced strawberries and served cold.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Icebox Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Layered strawberry shortbread.
Strawberry Shortcake Cake. Photo credit: Fare Isle.

A layer cake version of summer’s favorite dessert! This giant strawberry shortcake is made with layers of split tender cream biscuits, fresh vanilla bean whipped cream and sweet juicy macerated summer strawberries.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Raspberry Cake

Raspberry cake with white frosting with almonds on a plate
Raspberry Cake. Photo credit: A Seasoned Greeting.

This vibrant raspberry cake is perfect for Canada Day! It is sweet, fruity and festive. Everyone will want a seconds slice. It doesn’t use fresh berries but has so much fresh flavor!
Get the Recipe: Raspberry Cake

Strawberry Magnolia

Layers of custard, fruit and crushed cookies in parfait glasses.
Strawberry Magnolia. Photo credit: Chocolates and Chai.

This Turkish custard dessert is just the thing for a celebration. It has fruit, custard and crushed cookies for a pretty presentation that everyone will dig into happily on Canada Day.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Magnolia

Red Velvet Brownies

Red velvet brownies with white sprinkles
Red Velvet Brownies. Photo credit: Britney Breaks Bread.

Brownies with loads of red velvet flavor make for a festive food to share at your party. This is perfect for Canada day or anytime you need a colorful snack to share.
Get the Recipe: Red Velvet Brownies

Strawberry Mint Ice Cream

Homemade strawberry mint ice cream in a loaf pan
Strawberry Mint Ice Cream. Photo credit: Life Around the Table.

After a long day of celebrating Canada Day in the sun, why not cool everyone off with some strawberry mint ice cream? This is so refreshing and delicious!
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Mint Ice Cream

Raspberry Coulis

Raspberry coulis poured over white cake
Raspberry Coulis. Photo credit: Sabrina Currie.

This raspberry coulis is just the thing to drench with raspberry sauce for a Canada day party. It is sweet, festive and so fruity. Best of all, you can also pour this over ice cream if you like.
Get the Recipe: Raspberry Coulis

Maple Custard with Strawberry Compote

Maple custard topped with strawberry compote in a glass with a leaf cookie accent
Maple Custard with Strawberry Compote. Photo credit: Maple and Mango.

Strawberry compote pairs so well with maple custard for this epic and elegant Canada day goodie. Your guests will love the leaf cookie accent as much as they love the combination of flavors.
Get the Recipe: Maple Custard with Strawberry Compote

Canada Day Pretzels

Candy coated pretzels with M&Ms and sprinkles
Canada Day Pretzels. Photo credit: Homemade Heather.

This easy no bake treat is perfect to make and take. Pretzels, candy coating and M&M candies come together to make a treat that is fun to snack on and share during the festivities.
Get the Recipe: Canada Day Pretzels

Canada Day Cheesecake Shooters

Raspberry cheesecake in small glasses, with berries
Canada Day Cheesecake Shooters. Photo credit: In the Kitch.

Make these shooters ahead of time for your party. They have a creamy, decadent flavor that is perfectly portioned so everyone can grab a taste as they celebrate their love of country.
Get the Recipe: Canada Day Cheesecake Shooters

Firecracker Canada Day Cupcakes

Red and white cupcakes with streamers decorating them for Canada day.
Firecracker Canada Day Cupcakes. Photo credit: Ottawa Mommy Club.

Pile these pretty cupcakes with fluffy frosting and add a little flair to the top to make them the star of the Canada Day party. These look amazing when displayed and they taste every bit as good!
Get the Recipe: Firecracker Canada Day Cupcakes

Canada Day Three Milk Parfaits

Tres Leches cake with berries in small glass dishes
Canada Day Three Milk Parfaits. Photo credit: In the Kitch.

Tres leches flavor paired with strawberries makes for the tastiest dessert to serve on Canada Day. Add some decorative flags to your dishes for a festive touch everyone will adore.
Get the Recipe: Canada Day Three Milk Parfaits

Crispy Eggplant Caprese Salad

Layered of tomato, mozzarella and crispy fried eggplant on a plate with balsamic vinegar pouring over top
Crispy Eggplant Caprese Salad. Photo credit: Straight to the Hips Baby.

Bring the fresh flavor of summer to your festivities with this easy crispy eggplant caprese salad. It has layers of red and white for a seasonal offering that is worthy of a spot at your Canada Day celebration.
Get the Recipe: Crispy Eggplant Caprese Salad

Lava Flow Mocktails

Two glasses of red and white lava flow mocktails with pineapple wedges
Lava Flow Mocktails. Photo credit: Brooklyn Active Mama.

These red and white drinks are ultra refreshing and so easy to make for a party. These are non alcoholic, but you could certainly spike these with rum or vodka if you like.
Get the Recipe: Lava Flow Mocktails

Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.


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  1. Wow, what an amazing array of delicious white and red treats. I especially love the velvet cake roll. I might just have to make it! Cheers

  2. OH wow!! What a fun list – you could make a whole day’s worth of meals, for a week, here LOL! I might just try it. Plus, most will work for US’ 4th of July just throw some blueberries on there LOL!

  3. We love all things strawberries around here. These are all so beautiful! Where to start?