15+ Maroon Foods for a Color Party (With Recipes)

Looking for the BEST maroon foods for a color party? I’ve got you covered with these 15+ delicious maroon food recipes!

From well-known maroon foods like blackberries and pomegranate, to lesser known dishes like beet risotto and black olive tapenade, you’re guaranteed to find a little inspiration here!

The BEST Maroon Foods

Beet Risotto with Goat Cheese
This Roasted Beet Risotto with Goat Cheese is a delicious dish that's perfect for Valentine's Day but craveable every day of the year! 
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Overhead shot of blackberry galette sliced up and topped with ice cream.
This rustic Blackberry Galette is a quick and easy dessert recipe that can be assembled in just 10 minutes using store-bought, refrigerated pie crust.
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This easy Olive Spread recipe comes together in just 10 minutes in your food processor or blender. It's amazing as an appetizer for parties, served as part of a charcuterie board, or used as a sandwich spread.
Black Olive Tapenade
Prepared radicchio salad in grey bowl with serving utensils.
This delicious Italian Radicchio Salad is dressed in a creamy lemon-vinaigrette and tossed with buttery calvestrano olives, tasty breadcrumbs and nutty parmesan cheese. And, a special tip ensures that your radicchio won't be bitter!
Radicchio Salad
Crackers spread with blackberry goat cheese on serving platter with honey wand and blackberries.
Why not whip up this sweet and savory Blackberry Goat Cheese appetizer for your next party? This elegant appetizer is easy to make with just 5-ingredients! The perfect blend of sweet, tart, creamy and tangy.
Blackbery Goat Cheese
Black beans in white bowl with spoon.
These Slow Cooker Black Beans are easy to make and taste so much better than the canned version! No soaking required. Perfect for meal prep or as a side dish to your favorite tacos, salads, or protein bowls.
Slow Cooker Black Beans
Hibiscus margarita in salt rimmed glass garnished with grapefruit wedge on white serving tray.
This Hibiscus Margarita recipe is a fun twist on a traditional margarita. Made with an easy homemade hibiscus tea concentrate, grapefruit juice and tequila. The ingredients are simple, but the taste is amazing!
Hibiscus Margarita
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Learn how to make the PERFECT Sous Vide Filet Mignon. With a timing chart for the perfect rare, medium, or well done steak.
Sous Vide Filet Mignon
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You’ll want to keep a jar of this Pickled Red Cabbage in your fridge at all times. Not only is it fast and easy, but you can use it on anything! Pile it onto tacos, burgers, pork sandwiches, and so much more.
Pickled Red Cabbage
Bordelaise sauce drizzled on sliced filet mignon.
Learn how to make Bordelaise sauce with this easy recipe. A classic French sauce that is tangy and flavorful. Perfect to drizzle on top of grilled steak or beef tenderloin.
Bordelaise Sauce
Bright maroon, fluffy and gorgeous beet ricotta gnocchi.
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This red wine pasta is an easy, flavorful dinner! Red wine cooked down with garlic and butter until sauce-like. Throw in noodles and you have dinner!
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Make your family a gorgeous breakfast with these festive Red Velvet Pancakes + Pomegranate, made with cocoa, cinnamon, and vanilla!
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Roasted Beet Hummus is a nutrient-dense hummus recipe made with beets, tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. It’s a creamy, chickpea-free dip that is as delicious as it is pretty.
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These vegan cinnamon rolls are made with a fun twist: vibrant, berry-colored dough with a rich chocolate filling.
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How to Make Ahead and Store

Many of these maroon food recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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15+ Maroon Foods to Try Out!

Looking for the BEST maroon foods for a color party? I've got you covered with these 15+ delicious maroon food recipes! Try this Beet Risotto. It's a delicious dish that's perfect for Valentine's Day but craveable every day of the year! 
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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 4 – 6 servings


  • 3 medium beets (trimmed)
  • 3 1/2 cups bone broth (or reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry vermouth (or dry white wine)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill (chopped (for garnish) )


  • Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Tightly wrap beets foil and roast on a baking sheet until tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Let cool slightly. Peel the beets under running cold water. Place two of the beets in a blender or food processor and process briefly, until somewhat smooth. Dice the remaining beet into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • While beets are cooling, bring broth and water to a simmer in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan.
  • Heat butter in a wide, heavy pot over moderate heat. Cook the garlic and onion until softened and fragrant. Add the rice and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  • Add wine and stir until absorbed, about 1 minute. Using a ladle, stir in 1/2 cup warm broth and simmer briskly, stirring constantly, until broth is absorbed. Continue simmering and adding warm broth, one ladle at a time, stirring constantly and letting each addition be absorbed before adding the next, until rice is just tender and creamy-looking, 18 to 22 minutes.
  • Stir in beets, beet puree, vinegar, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring, until heated through.
  • Top bowls of risotto with crumbled goat cheese and dill. Serve immediately. 
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Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 828mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 5mg

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