We’re All Shook Up Over Elvis Presley’s 18 Favorite Foods

We can't help falling in love with Elvis Presley's favorite food. The King of Rock 'n' Roll loved everything from decadent oysters to comforting Southern classics.

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Like the man himself, Elvis Presley’s favorite foods were over-the-top. The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was a big fan of big flavors and comforting Southern dishes. He feasted on everything from monkey bread to oysters Rockefeller, and we have the recipes so you can do the same! Now for a little less conversation and a little more cooking!

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The Elvis Ice Cream Sandwich

Hearken back to the days of the King of Rock and Roll with this creamy concoction that combines peanut butter, bananas and bacon. —Steven Schend, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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BBQ Chicken Bites

Chicken bites wrapped in bacon get a kick from Montreal seasoning and sweetness from barbecue sauce. We love the mix of textures. —Kathryn Dampier, Quail Valley, California

Chicken and bacon in one recipe? We’ve got ’em!

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Oysters Rockefeller

My husband and I are oyster farmers, and this classic Oysters Rockefeller dish always delights our guests. It's deliciously simple! —Beth Walton, Eastham, Massachusetts
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Fried Dill Pickles

You may be surprised when you see how easy it is to make a batch of these fried pickles. They'll get snatched up in a flash! —Eloise Maynor, Scottsboro, AL
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Sour Cream Pound Cake

Because I'm our town's postmaster, I can bake only in my spare time. I especially enjoy making desserts such as this one. It tastes amazing as is, or tuck it under ice cream and chocolate syrup like a hot fudge sundae! —Karen Conrad, East Troy, Wisconsin
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Bacon-Topped Meat Loaf

My family loves meat loaf—and this one in particular. I created this bacon meatloaf after trying and adjusting many other recipes over the years. Cheddar cheese tucked inside and a flavorful bacon topping dress it up just right for Sunday dinner! —Sue Call, Beech Grove, Indiana

Elvis would’ve loved all these meat loaf recipes.

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Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

This is the one and only lemon meringue pie recipe you'll ever need. The flaky and tender from-scratch crust is worth the effort. —Lee Bremson, Kansas City, Missouri
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Secret Ingredient Fried Catfish

Vernon’s Smokehouse, a restaurant in Graceland, serves up fried catfish in honor of the King of Rock and Roll. You can make this version at home.
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Barbecued Burgers

Elvis was as American as apple pie—or should we say a good old-fashioned burger? Presley reportedly liked his burger with the works: red onion, tomato, lettuce, mayo, mustard and a few slices of cheese.
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Caramel-Pecan Monkey Bread

The kids will get a kick out of pulling off gooey pieces of this delectable monkey bread. It's hard to resist a caramel-coated treat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Feast on Johnny Cash’s favorite foods, too.

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Brown Sugar-Glazed Salmon

Pop these protein-packed brown sugar salmon fillets in the oven before whipping up a sweet basting sauce. This tangy entree cooks up in minutes, making it a perfect meal for busy families and unexpected weekend guests. —Debra Martin, Belleville, Michigan
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Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

There was a lot of butter and chocolate in the King’s favorite cookies, but there were also oats and walnuts. His County Fair Cookies would appeal to cookie lovers everywhere. Here’s a copycat recipe.
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Chicken-Fried Steak & Gravy

As a child, I learned from my grandmother how to make these chicken-fried steaks. I taught my daughters, and when my granddaughters are older, I’ll show them, too. —Donna Cater, Fort Ann, New York
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Deluxe Mashed Potatoes

When it comes to mashed potatoes recipes, this is one of my favorites because they can be made ahead, refrigerated and then popped into the oven just prior to dinnertime. When my grandchildren come for dinner, I have to double this recipe. They love it! —Vivian Bailey, Cedar Falls, Iowa
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Incredible Coconut Cake

Coconut cake is a Southern classic, and Elvis’ mother apparently made a very good one a lot like this.
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Mom's Roast Beef

Everyone loves slices of this fork-tender roast beef with its savory gravy. The well-seasoned roast is Mom's specialty. People always ask about the secret ingredients. Now you have the delicious recipe for our favorite meat dish! —Linda Gaido, New Brighton, Pennsylvania
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Triple Bean Bake with Bacon

Tried and true baked beans go from ordinary to extraordinary when you mix bean varieties and add the zing of horseradish. —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
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Elvis Banana Bread

We all know that peanut butter and banana was a favorite combo over at Graceland. Translate those two flavors into a banana bread and you have a winner that I’m sure the King would have loved.

Grace Mannon
Grace is a full-time mom with a Master's degree in Food Science. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and writes about her hits (and misses) on her blog, A Southern Grace.