25+ Easy Recipes with Strawberries

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We love making easy recipes with strawberries during strawberry season. They are so juicy and versatile!

If you have a flat of strawberries or are looking for ideas to celebrate National Strawberry Day, you are in the right place so check out these ideas, save a few, and let’s get cooking!

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What to make with Fresh Strawberries

Fresh strawberries go with just about everything and that makes me want make all the things!

There are so many ways to use fresh strawberries aside from washing them and eating them.

Use fresh strawberries for:

  • Strawberry smoothies
  • Strawberry shortcake
  • No-bake strawberry pudding cake
  • Strawberry salad
  • Strawberry quick-bread
  • Strawberry glaze
  • Strawberry sauce for ice cream
  • Strawberry cake
  • Chocolate-dipped strawberries
  • Strawberry pie
  • Strawberry cheesecake

And the list goes on!

Make easy recipes with strawberries like this quick bread batter in a bowl with fresh strawberries about to be mixed in.

I’m sure you can see why strawberry season is my favorite!

When is Strawberry Season?

In the United States, the “national strawberry season” according to Eckert’s runs January through November.

Here in North Carolina, sometime between April-June is when you can really see the peak strawberry season.

While you can typically find fresh strawberries year-round, the month of June is where most states will see the best crops.

Can You Freeze Fresh Strawberries?

Yes, strawberries can be frozen for up to six months! This is great news for those of us who got ambitious and bought a 5lb flat at the fruit stand. Ahem.

For best results, slice the green off, pat dry and slice the strawberries to freeze.

No Bake Mixed Berry Pound Cake Recipe

You can even oven-dry strawberries for a sweet-to-snack-on treat. These are great for kids!

I recommend using your frozen strawberries for smoothies and ice cream rather than baked goods. Go ahead and make those now!

Tips for Baking with Strawberries

Ripe red strawberries are so delicious because of how juicy and sweet they are.

You can make so many different easy recipes with strawberries because just a little effort changes them completely!

When using them in a sauce or topping, sprinkle your chopped strawberries with some sugar and let sit for a few minutes.

This process will draw out the juices even more!

That said, if you are using strawberries in a cake or muffins, follow the recipe with care and don’t crush them too much unless the recipe calls for it.

I like to dust my chopped strawberries with flour to keep the juices in while baking so they play nice with the batter.

a bowl of cake batter with flour dusted strawberries on top

25+ Easy Recipes with Strawberries

Now that you have your strawberries prepped and ready to go, here are some delicious recipes to try!

Easy Recipes with Strawberries

Make the most of strawberry season with these delicious and easy to make recipes. We love how versatile strawberries can be!

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About Andrea Updyke

Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to andreaupdyke@gmail.com.

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