The 15 Best Strawberry Recipes

By Ann Fulton

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Strawberry season is short-lived and deliciously exciting. Be prepared with some recipes on hand to maximize your time with strawberries this season!

The season for fresh, homegrown strawberries is fleeting, so we must get our fill early and often. These tried-and-true recipes provide delicious inspiration, and some can even be frozen or preserved to enjoy long after the last of the fresh berries have been picked.


Strawberries are the perfect companion to sweet and savory dishes alike. These 15 recipes are time-tested and perfect for all your strawberry needs this season. The pop of color isn’t too shabby either!


    Strawberry Bread

    Move over zucchini and banana bread, there’s a new quick bread in town! Strawberry bread is lightly sweet with a delicate crumb and may just become a new favorite.        […]

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    Crunchy Top Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

    Red, ripe strawberries highlight this seasonal favorite, which offers make-ahead convenience and countless ways to customize. In a pinch, frozen berries may be used.   I clearly remember the first […]

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    Classic Strawberry Salad with Sweet Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

    A light drizzle of this sweet and tangy vinaigrette makes a classic strawberry salad shine. Eating your greens never tasted so good!   When local strawberries are at their peak, […]

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    Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

    Fresh strawberries and a short list of pantry staples are all that’s needed for a dressing that’s sure to become a seasonal favorite! 🍓   Longer, warmer days mean one thing: […]

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    Mom’s Classic Strawberry Shortcake

    While this classic recipe is traditionally served as dessert, my family has long enjoyed it for the occasional dinner when local strawberries are in season. Served with milk or yogurt, it’s great for breakfast, too. Also easily adaptable to be made gluten-free!

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    Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler (gluten-free with an almond-oat topping)

    Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb are a match made in heaven in this easy-to-make dessert that is destined to become a seasonal favorite!      In an effort to make […]

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    Classic Strawberry Jam

    This quintessential jam has classic flavor and the clear, step-by-step instructions are perfect for those who may be new to canning.

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    Pink Pineapple Protein Smoothie

    A combination of pineapple and strawberries creates a pretty pink drink, and the addition of vanilla protein powder provides staying power and added flavor.

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    Strawberry Granitas

    This granitas is easy, light and refreshing—like Italian ice—and you could add alcohol for an adults-only variation!

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    Strawberry Slushy Punch

    A convenient option to blender drinks, this friendly slushy is prepared in advance and stored in the freezer until ready to use. And though the recipe doesn't feature fresh strawberries, a fresh strawberry garnish would be the perfect accompaniment.

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    Spring Millet Salad

    A variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses and nuts come together in the form of a healthy yet hearty all-in-one meal.

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    Strawberries and Cream “Ice Cream”

    While you may top this frozen treat with more berries, dust it with cocoa powder, add some chocolate chips or whatever toppings or mix-ins you enjoy with your ice cream, I think this 3-ingredient concoction is perfect all by itself!

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    Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Bowls

    These quick-to-assemble parfaits are especially delicious with Amish Baked Oatmeal. Layer baked oatmeal with bright red strawberries and creamy vanilla yogurt for a breakfast spoonful nothing short of sweet bliss.

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    Aunt Barb’s Strawberry Chiffon Pie

    This retro dessert boasts a flavorful custard base that is lightened with egg whites and is the ideal way to make use of summer’s strawberry bounty.    Aunt Barb was […]

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    PB&J Breakfast Chia Pudding

    An option to overnight oats, these fiber-full prep-ahead PB&J Chia Pudding is deliciously satisfying.

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