Comfort Food Recipes
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.
Get a taste of the Last Frontier without traveling way up North. You’ll find Alaskan recipes that call for fresh-caught salmon, highbush cranberries and other local ingredients.
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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.
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.
Say Aloha to Hawaiian fare. You’ll find recipes that call for tropical flavors, such as pork, pineapple and coconut.
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.
Did somebody say sugar cream pie? You’ll find this iconic dish, plus persimmon pie, corn dogs, popcorn and more across the Hoosier State.
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.
Home to hot browns and whiskey, Kentucky offers a taste of Southern culture. Indulge in recipes like coconut pecan pie, Mamaw’s strawberry cake and squash casserole.
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.
We hope you’re hungry for fresh seafood—you’ll find lots of it in Maryland. Crab cakes are the state’s specialty, but you’ll also find an assortment of comfort foods and family-friendly favorites.
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.
It’s a hot dish—not a casserole—don’t cha know? You’ll find many variations of this creamy, tater-tot-topped dinner throughout the North Star State. Wild rice soup and Swedish-inspired recipes are other popular favorites.
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.
Montana is known for its meat, peaches and delectable baked goods. Throughout the Treasure State, you’ll find local recipes that honor these favorite dishes.
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.
Fall flavors take center stage in New Hampshire cuisine. Across the state, you’ll find recipes that call for apples, pumpkin and maple.
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.
Similar to North Dakota, you’ll find that rich German dishes and local produce define the cuisine of the Mount Rushmore State. Look for kuchen, fresh walleye and garden-grown vegetables.
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.
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.
The Pacific Northwest is known for its fresh seafood and bountiful apple crop. Throughout the Evergreen State, you’ll find recipes for apple pie, grilled salmon, crab cakes 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.