50 American Food Recipes for Each State


50 American Food Recipes for Each State

Take a cross-country trip across America with recipes from each of the 50 states. Our latest recipe collection, 50 American Food Recipes for Each State, gives you a taste of the best American cuisine from the east coast to the west, north to south. Try out old favorites or check out the cuisine from other parts of the country. No matter what you're craving, you'll find the best American regional cuisine around.

Northeastern Cuisine


If you've been searching your whole life for an easy blueberry pie recipe that tastes just like the one grandma used to have sitting on her counter, then it's a good thing you found our Awesome Blueberry Pie! This simple pie makes a beautiful addition to any spread, too! But who wants to just look at it? Dig in!

Rhode Island

This tasty chicken recipe from the Red Rooster Restaurant in Rhode Island is "simple but elegant." A big thanks goes out to Normand for the recipe, which is why we like to call it Chicken Normand-y.


Thick 'n' hearty creamy white clam chowder is a meal in itself. Our rich-tasting Fisherman's Wharf Clam Chowder is classic comfort in a bowl. It's one of those classic American food recipes that embodies the spirit of Northeastern cuisine.


Did you know that traditional Boston Cream Pie really isn't a pie at all? It's a decadent round layer cake with a custard filling and chocolate topping that you can make as easily as any bake shop.

New Hampshire

Baked Rice Pudding is a New England tradition that's easy to make and even easier to love! Add in some raisins, and you've added another level of texture and sweetness to this simple dessert casserole, making it a classic example of some of the best American cuisine.


Our Maple Breakfast Buns are easy-to-make homemade sweet rolls. With their irresistible maple nut topping, you'll earn high marks, and nobody will guess that you started with refrigerated crescent rolls. It's an American food recipe that'll really win over the crowd.

New Jersey

Load the meats and cheeses onto Baked Italian Heroes. Drizzle these submarine sandwiches with Italian dressing and hope that you've got giant appetites waiting!

New York

Feel like you experienced a visit to Coney Island with its world famous foods... without ever leaving home. It's a snapshot of classic Northeastern cuisine.


Looking to add some excitement to ho-hum dinnertime? Well, bake up a batch of our Cheese Steak Casserole, and you'll have everyone racing to the table! This twist on a traditional Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich tastes plain old delicious!

Midwestern Cuisine

North Dakota

This is so simple! With our Double Melt Away Steak, the idea is to season butter and let it flavor your steak as it melts. And when the tender meat melts in your mouth, it's like having a double treat.

South Dakota

Looking for a sweet way to celebrate German culture with your gang? Bake up a batch of our Cherry Kuchen Bars! These German-inspired dessert bars will have everyone going back for more and wondering what other German treats you'll cook up for them next time! 


Whenever we're in Chicago, our trip isn't complete until we indulge in a traditional Chicago-style pizza. Since we can't get enough of it, we came up with our own simple and delicious version!


Seasoned to perfection, this Parmesan Pork Tenderloin is absolutely to die for. Everyone will be licking their plates and begging for more Midwestern cuisine. It's one of our favorite kinds of American food recipes.


Sometimes the tastiest cakes...aren't really cakes at all! Check out Krispy Cake and see what we mean when we say it's a great example of the best American cuisine.


It seems like someone brings buckeyes to every cookie exchange party. What are buckeye candies? They have a smooth peanut butter filling and are coated with rich semisweet chocolate. This is such an easy chocolate recipe that it's no wonder they're so popular!


If you're a fan of extra-creamy and cheesy, then you're going to love our Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese. This healthier take on your favorite American classic uses a special ingredient to take it over the top!


Our recipe for Easy Corn Fritters is a take-off on a traditional American classic. We've made it as easy as possible 'cause after all, isn't that what we need these days?


Fast food restaurants and barbecue shacks may serve 'em, but the best tasting kind of ribs are the ones you make at home. We think it's because of all the Tender Lovin' Care we add in our own kitchens, which is why we call these our T.L.C. Barbecued Ribs.


Our Minnesota Hot Dish is a meat-and-potato-lovers dream! Plus, it's got a serving of good-for-you veggies, too! The best part? This comforting casserole bakes up in under 40 minutes, which makes it the perfect busy weeknight dinner when you're looking for a great American food recipe.


What's ooey and gooey and full of creamy, buttery flavor? Our Ooey Gooey Butter Cake recipe, of course! This butter cake recipe is drop-it-all delicious. No, really...when they see that you've set this butter cake out, they're going to drop it all and run for a piece!


Thanks to some convenient shortcuts, like frozen, shredded potatoes, and canned soup, you can enjoy this Hash Brown Casserole quicker than ever! You'll especially love how crispy and delicious it looks when it comes out of the oven.

Southern Cuisine


You only need five ingredients to put together this Peach Cobbler that'll knock their socks off! We've added a little brown sugar and cinnamon to sweet sliced peaches to make this easy scrape-the-sides-clean cobbler that embodies Southern cooking at its finest.


So you thought you'd have to travel to the Florida Keys to find this local specialty? Not anymore! With our recipe for Easy Key Lime Pie, you can whip up this dessert anytime right in your own kitchen.


Georgia's known for having some of the most amazing desserts the South has to offer, and this Georgia Bread Pudding is no exception. There's just something irresistible about the combination of butter, vanilla, a few warm spices, and some raisins. Just the smell of it baking could make a person want to grab a spoon and dig in!

North Carolina

This country-style recipe will turn any backyard barbecue into a hit this summer 'cause it's got that southern charm we all know and love. Bring out that checkered tablecloth and get ready for some real good eatin'.

South Carolina

This recipe for classic down-home cheese grits is chock-full of sharp Cheddar cheese. Cheesy Grits fit any meal of the day 'cause they go with everything and always satisfy!

West Virginia

Put away your bread knife! There's no slicing this Cheesy Spoon Bread; just spoon it out! We added a little kick to this spoon bread to add a zesty new flavor to a traditional Southern favorite.


This truck-stop down-home southern recipe for Country Ham with Red Eye Gravy is comfort at its best. Our 4-ingredient version of this classic American food recipe can be on your table in no time.


You don't have to travel to Maryland to get a taste of their authentic crab cakes. Our recipe will have you in and out of your kitchen in no time and leave your gang full and satisfied. It's a great example of some of our best American regional cuisine.


This prize winning cake is said to have originated in Alabama back in the 1800's and it's so good we still make Lane Cake today! Our recipe for Lane Cake still calls for all the basics: coconut, pecans, and raisins, but we've taken a couple of shortcuts to make it easier than ever!


Burgoo is a big favorite for Kentucky Derby-watching parties, and our version of Easy Kentucky Burgoo make this hearty stew even simpler to pull off. And whether for the big race or anytime at all, it's a one-pot that always satisfies.


This Mississippi Mud Pie is so gooey, rich, and fudgy, we understand why David Venable said, "Dessert just doesn't get any better!" One slice into this brownie in a pie plate, and we bet you'll feel the same!


Here's a sure-fire family favorite with down-home goodness that tastes better than the store-bought kind. And wait 'til they ask how you made them!


This is the best homemade corn bread recipe around! Made in a skillet, this corn bread comes out of the oven so hot and delicious it screams, "butter, please!" Our Country Corn Bread is a traditional recipe that's perfect for the holidays or anytime!


Chicken and gravy all in one dish. And some extra zip (you know, hot pepper sauce) makes it Louisiana-style cooking at its best.


Our Four-Layer Pecan Pie recipe is layered with creamy filling, crunchy pecans, and a flaky refrigerated pie crust that truly make this a delectable dessert. Top it with a scoop of your favorite ice cream and a drizzle of maple syrup for a dessert you'll want to eat over and over again.


This stick-to-your-ribs Tex-Mex casserole gets its name from the biggest ranch in Texas (and the world!) -- King Ranch! Our recipe for King Ranch Casserole is big on taste and sure to satisfy your gang's big appetites. With chicken, cheese, tomatoes, and more, there's no way you could pass on this Texas recipe favorite!

Western Cuisine


This hearty south-of-the-border beefy Tamale Casserole made with an easy cornmeal crust is simply out of this world. Teamed with your favorite Tex-Mex go-alongs, it's got just the right amount of spice and stick-to-your-ribs comfort!


If you've ever enjoyed a Denver-style omelet, you'll love this version of a Microwave Denver Scramble Slider that produces those same big flavors in a fraction of the time.


Need an easy potato recipe that isn't like the rest? Your dinner table is sure to take on tasty excitement with these delicious Cheddar Potato Patties. Made with creamy mashed potatoes and savory cheddar cheese, these are company special and a fine example of great Western cuisine!


Incredibly light and fluffy, Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits will simply melt in your mouth, just like Grandma's biscuits always did!


If you've been a fan of stuffed mushrooms with sausage, why not try using fresh mushrooms in the stuffing instead? It helps make a lighter version of this old-time favorite recipe.

New Mexico

Head south of the border tonight for dinner with our Tex-Mex Chicken Enchiladas. This dish is loaded with authentic Mexican flavor, and you don't even have to leave your house!


When you're called upon to comfort someone and need the perfect bring-along dish, we recommend Utah's Best Funeral Potatoes. This hearty, creamy hash brown casserole will surely be appreciated by friends and family. Of course, it's a super side dish for a happy occasion, too.


These deliciously chewy Cowboy Cookies were shared with us by Jean, who originally got this recipe from a woman in her Sunday school class. Wash them down with a tall glass of milk, and you're in business!


Baked Alaska is one of the most decadent restaurant desserts ever! Our Easy Baked Alaska is simple as can be, and the best part is that this "to-die-for" ice cream dessert can go straight from your freezer to your table!


California Onion Dip has got to be one of the most popular party foods and with good reason. It's easy and delicious, and it's a must-have when putting together a list of the best American cuisine!


Get out your grass skirt and let the hula dancing commence! Our Hawaiian Pineapple Banana Bread is sure to cause a stir when you serve this tropical version of comforting homemade banana bread.


No need to head out to a restaurant and blow your food budget for the week when this restaurant-worthy recipe for the best homemade Crabmeat Stuffed Salmon ever can be on your table for a lot less. Try it once, and we know youll be hooked.


Transform ordinary chocolate pudding into an extraordinary dessert with our recipe for Chocolate Hazelnut Dessert Shooters. With just four easy-to-find ingredients, you can make a dessert that's sure to impress even the pickiest of company!

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I'm pretty sure Delaware isn't in the South.

I've never had butternut squash in macaroni and cheese, but it sounds good. I like that kind of squash and if Wisconsin likes it, it must be good! lol


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