The Best Recipes from Every State
It's time to take your taste buds on a road trip. We found the best recipes from every state—all submitted by local home cooks. In these collections, you'll find both iconic regional dishes and treasured family recipes.
Residents of Alabama know that nothing beats home-cooked Southern fare. Throughout the Heart of Dixie, you’ll find baked grits, homemade biscuits, green tomato pie, cornbread and more.
As a state on the border, it’s no surprise that Arizona has put its own twist on enchiladas, tamales and other Mexican favorites. Throughout the Grand Canyon state, you’ll find recipes with Southwest flair and a whole lot of flavor.
Headed to the Natural State? Keep your eye out for Southern favorites, like fried okra, biscuits and gravy or pecan-crusted catfish.
California is the king of fresh flavors. After all, the Golden State is known for its abundant citrus crop, buttery avocados and fresh-from-the-ocean seafood. From San Diego to Sacramento, you’ll find recipes that call for these flavorful ingredients.
Get a taste of the Rocky Mountain State by indulging in green chili recipes and lots of lamb.
Clam pizza? Don’t knock it until you try it. This Connecticut classic—along with juicy cherry pie and bean dishes—give you a version of New England cuisine.
Take your taste buds on a vacation with recipes from the Sunshine State. You’ll find grilled mains, fresh-caught seafood and plenty of puckery citrus flavors.
Georgia is known for its fresh peaches, but you’ll also find recipes that call for pecans, green tomatoes and Coca-Cola in this Southern state.
You can prepare to find potato recipes in Idaho, but the Gem State is known for other fresh flavors, too. Keep your eye out for huckleberry pie, morel mushrooms and honey.
You don’t have to be from Chicago to love Italian beef, giardiniera or deep-dish pizza. You’ll find these Illinois staples (and more!) all across the Land of Lincoln.
Iowa is much more than a flyover state—and these comfort food classics prove it. Throughout the Hawkeye state, you’ll find recipes that call for iconic crops, such as corn, pork and beef.
Toto, you know you’re in Kansas when you see bierocks, ribs, and pie on the menu. Enjoy these favorites (and many more!) all across the Sunflower State.
As the home to New Orleans, Louisiana is known for its Creole, Cajun and Southern fare. You’ll find local favorites—like jambalaya, beignets and cornbread—that are easy to make at home.
Bordering Canada, Maine is one of the coldest states in the U.S. Stay warm and indulge in these recipes for creamy casseroles and hot soups. In the summer, take advantage of the Pine Tree State’s bountiful blueberry crop and make a pie or tart.
If you want to eat like a resident of the Bay State, look to these recipes that call for seafood, apples and other fresh ingredients. You’ll also find local favorites like Boston baked beans.
In the heart of the Midwest, the Great Lakes State is known for producing bountiful fruit crops. You’ll find recipes that call for apples, cherries and blueberries; plus classic comfort foods.
Nestled in the heart of the South, the Magnolia State is known for its delicious soul food and down-home country cooking. Throughout Mississippi, you’ll find recipes that call for catfish, sweet potatoes and pecans.
Have you ever been to the Show-Me State? Then you know it has a lot of delicious food to offer. You’ll find recipes that speak to several portions of the state, such as Ozark Mountain Berry Pie and KC-style barbecue.
Stuffed beef sandwiches? Nebraska natives understand how delicious this German-Russian dish is. You’ll find recipes for these sandwiches—plus many other favorites—all across the Cornhusker State.
It’s difficult to pin down specific foods that make Nevada famous, but the state’s entertainment hub, Las Vegas, has no shortage of ethnic dishes. You’ll find representations of different cooking styles all across the Silver State, including Mexican recipes, Southern favorites and much more.
Have you ever had a Jersey-style hot dog? Trust us, they’re delicious. Throughout New Jersey, you’ll find this classic recipe—plus other Garden State favorites.
Spices rule the Southwestern recipes of New Mexico. You’ll find twists on all sorts of Mexican favorites, dominated by jalapenos, green chilies and lime.
Hungry for some quality Southern cooking? Head to North Carolina where you’ll find recipes for fried chicken, barbecue and peach-y desserts.
With strong German and Scandinavian influences, plus bountiful local crops, North Dakota’s famous foods are a must-try. Look for knoephla soup, Swedish rice rings, rhubarb desserts and freshly caught walleye.
Ah, Oklahoma! Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plains. This state is known for its twists on Southern cuisine. You’ll find fried okra, biscuits with gravy, corn bread and other comfort foods.
Oregon’s state fruit is the pear, but you’ll also find marionberries, cherries and cranberries throughout the Beaver State. Look for pies, cookies and breads that incorporate these fresh fruits.
When you’re situated right on the ocean, fresh seafood is a given. Enjoy Rhode Island delicacies, like stuffed clams and chowder, all across the Ocean State.
Fresh seafood or Southern flair? Get the best of both worlds in South Carolina. Throughout the Palmetto State, you’ll find fresh crab, juicy peach cobblers, cheesy grits and more.
In true Southern fashion, you’ll find plenty of comfort food in the Volunteer State. Corn bread, fried chicken, sweet potatoes and pretty pies line dinner tables all across Tennessee.
Just like everything else in Texas, the food is big on flavor. Throughout the Lone Star State you’ll find a lot of Mexican-inspired dishes as well as classic Southern comfort foods.
Can you really claim to be from Utah unless you love funeral potatoes? We didn’t think so. This creamy casserole made with potatoes, cream soup and crunchy topping is enjoyed at all sorts of occasions. In the Beehive State, you’ll also find recipes that call for some of Utah’s signature crops, such as corn, apples and peaches.
Vermont is known for many famous foods (looking at you Ben & Jerry’s!), but perhaps no item is as iconic as maple syrup. After all, the state produces millions of gallons of the stuff every year. Throughout the Green Mountain State, you’ll find lots of maple recipes, plus a few local favorites.
If you want to eat like a Virginia local, indulge in peanuts, crab and oysters. You’ll find recipes that call for these staples across the entire state.
West Virginia is right on the border between the South and the Northeast, so locals borrow flavors from both regions. You’ll find recipes for biscuits, stews, pies and more.
Say cheese! The Badger State is known for its signature ingredients: cheese, bratwurst and beer. You’ll find these staples all across the state, as well as dishes that pay homage to Wisconsin’s German roots.