Over 30 of Our Absolute Best Strawberry Recipes

updated Jun 23, 2023
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six strawberry muffins on a wire cooling rack
Credit: Laura Rege

The moment we’ve waited all-year long for has finally returned: welcome to strawberry season! Endless tables at the market stacked high with those blue or green pint containers of sweet, ruby red gems are a defining quality of delicious late spring and early summer. The first order of business at the start of the season is to savor fresh strawberries piece by piece, or maybe lightly macerated in sugar and spooned over some homemade whipped cream. Then, when you simply have a huge bounty after many strawberry-picking adventures, it’s time to get into the kitchen and put these sparkly recipes to work.

When it comes to picking the best carton of strawberries, remember to look for bright red berries, and the more fragrant they are the better. And if you’d don’t devour all those berries before getting home, it’s time to consider how you’ll store them. We found that the best way to store strawberries is soaking them in a vinegar solution, then thoroughly drying. And if you’re really swimming in a sea of berries, consider freezing some strawberries for later.

There are so many irresistible recipes to choose from and not nearly enough time (or berries, or room in your food budget to keep buying all those berries) to make them all. Don’t worry — we’re here to help save you time and make the decision a little easier by narrowing down the absolute best, most delicious strawberry recipes. Shortcake! Lemonade! Salads! Breakfast foods! The list goes on. Whether you have just a small stash of berries or a whole lot, our list of over 30 strawberry recipes you’ve got to make as soon as you can get your hands on some fresh berries.

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Strawberry Pancake
Fluffy buttermilk pancakes studded with slices of fresh strawberries and topped with whipped cream and more berries.
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Strawberry Delight
Strawberry Delight is a charmingly pink no-bake dessert packed with six layers (yes, six) of creamy, dreamy berry goodness.
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Strawberry-Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal
Get your rhubarb fix for dessert with this tender, creamy oatmeal dotted over with bits of strawberry and rhubarb.
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Strawberry Lemonade
This refreshing pitcher drink, made with juicy strawberries and freshly squeezed lemon juice, is great for lemonade stands and family cookouts alike.
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Strawberry Ice Cream
Here’s how to make creamy, Philadelphia-style (egg-free!) strawberry ice cream in the comfort of your home kitchen.
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Strawberry Pound Cake
This rich and buttery pound cake boasts streaks of perfectly tart strawberries and a simple lemony glaze.
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Strawberry Vinaigrette
Fresh strawberries, a squeeze of lemon, Dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar make for the dreamiest vinaigrette.
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Strawberry Sundaes: Vanilla Ice Cream, Pulsed Strawberries + Meringue
This easy yet elegant sundae features vanilla ice cream, in-season strawberries, and homemade meringue.
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Strawberry Mimosa
Fresh strawberries, orange juice, and champagne are all you need to make the fruitiest mimosa for your next brunch.
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Strawberry Oreo Icebox Cake
In this easy no-bake dessert, Oreo cookies and sweet strawberry slices are layered with cookies-and-cream whipped cream.
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Strawberry Muffin
These light and tender muffins are packed to the brim with juicy fresh strawberries.
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Chocolate Strawberry Cake
A chocolate covered strawberry-inspired cake made up of essential four components: moist chocolate cake, bright and vibrant strawberry buttercream, silky chocolate ganache, and fresh strawberries.
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Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp
A simple crisp made with fresh strawberries and rhubarb.
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Strawberry Dutch Baby
If you’re already sold on the Dutch baby, level up. You know you want it.
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Strawberry Cupcakes
Brighten up your cupcake game with fresh strawberries.
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Easy Strawberry Shortcake

I'm hard-pressed to find a more quintessential summer dessert than a simple strawberry shortcake.This recipe focuses your efforts on a super-simple shortcake and homemade whipped cream so that those ruby berries can really shine.

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Upside-Down Strawberry Skillet Cake
If had to pick just one berry-laden dessert, it would be this simple cake — no doubt about it. It's a riff on our one-bowl vanilla cake, with inspiration from skillet cornbread and a nod to the sweetness of a classic upside-down cake.
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Strawberry Smoothie
With just three ingredients, you can be sure that strawberries shine front and center in this not-too-sweet, not-too-fussy smoothie.
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Spiked Strawberry Lemonade
Attention, berry-lovers: This is the pitcher drink that's going to get you through.
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Fonio and Strawberry Salad with Peppery Greens
Fresh summer strawberries toss with peppery greens, cucumbers and fonio
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Red Wine Strawberries
Dessert doesn't get much simpler than this, you guys. Ripe berries don't need much help, but soak them in some red wine and add a dollop of whipped cream, and they're better than you can even imagine.
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Strawberries and Cream French Toast Casserole
Strawberries & cream French toast casserole gets a double dose of berries with bursts of jam & cream cheese in the center, plus a fresh berry topping.
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3-Ingredient Strawberry Nice Cream
This creamy, no-churn strawberry nice cream comes together with just three ingredients and no added sugar.
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Strawberry Cookies Recipe
Tender cookies made with chopped fresh strawberries are a surprising delight.
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Strawberry Cobbler Recipe
Cardamom makes this traditional strawberry cobbler with a drop biscuit topping sing.
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Strawberry Glaze Recipe
This simple strawberry glaze is good on everything from cheesecake to ice cream.
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Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie
A classic recipe for strawberry-rhubarb pie using either homemade or store-bought crust.
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No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake
No matter the occasion, there is always a place on the table for this classic no-bake treat. Best of all, you only need strawberries, whipped cream, and graham crackers to pull it off.
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Strawberry Honey Butter
Of course, you can use this strawberry honey butter on toast, waffles, scones, and muffins. But more than anything I love stirring a pat of this berry-kissed butter into a bowl of warm oats.
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Strawberry Arugula Salad
A simple 5-ingredient recipe for arugula salad with strawberries, pistachios, and fresh basil.
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Easy Strawberry Eton Mess
Think of Eton mess as a deconstructed strawberry shortcake — crunchy meringue cookies stand in as a delicious alternative to cake and instead of stacking, you get to toss everything together.
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Strawberry Purée Recipe
An easy way to keep summer alive all year round — no canning required!
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Strawberry Cake
Most strawberry cake recipes use strawberry-flavored gelatin to give the cake its fruit flavor, but this cake has fresh strawberries baked right in.
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No-Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam
When you're sitting on a giant haul of strawberries, jam is always a good idea. And if you don't have the time, space, or patience required for traditional jam-making and canning, this simpler version is for you.
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Strawberry Blondies
If bar cookies are your jam, this is the only dessert you need to know. Sweet berries partner with white chocolate chunks to give blondies a summery twist.
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