Midwest

Our Midwestern recipes are staples of America’s heartland. Taste the Midwest with favorites including appetizers and old-fashioned casseroles.

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    We Tried Molly Yeh’s Famous Midwest Cookie Salad

    Cookies? In a salad? You betcha! Here's how to make cookie salad, a Midwestern favorite.

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    20 of the Best Midwest Desserts

    For homey treats that always hit the spot, go for classic Midwest desserts. No one can resist a homemade buckeye,...


    Buffalo Chicken Crunch Wraps

    1 review

    My daughter-in-law loves Buffalo chicken, so I came up with this easy-to-make crunch wrap using all the same flavors and...


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    How to Make a Wisconsin-Style Brandy Old-Fashioned

    In Wisconsin, we do things differently with this classic cocktail. Learn how to make a Badger State brandy old-fashioned to...


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    Smoked Pork Butt

    3 reviews

    Low and slow is the best way to go when cooking pork butt, and it happens perfectly in a smoker....

    Beer-Cheese Green Bean Casserole

    1 review

    Being from Wisconsin, where beer, cheese and snap beans abound, I thought I'd try a local spin on a beloved...


    Copycat 57 Sauce

    This is a homemade version of our favorite steak sauce. We use it on steaks, chicken, pork and burgers, or...


    Huckleberry Bear Claws

    1 review

    Beware: Bear claws may lead to bear hugs! My family can't get enough of these quick, easy pastries made from...


    Rock N Rye Pork Roast Sandwiches

    Detroit's Faygo Rock & Rye soda (or pop, as we call it in Michigan) gives these pork roast sandwiches such...

    Rib Shack Copycat Mashed Potatoes

    2 reviews

    Idaho is well known for being the potato state—even our license plates say "Famous Potatoes"! This is my version of...


    Buckeye Doughnut Holes

    Ohioans LOVE their buckeyes! They are in just about every candy shop and on every homemade sweets tray. I've taken...


    Tom and Jerry

    It wouldn't be Christmas without a warm Tom and Jerry drink. I was surprised to find out that not everyone...


    Shrimp Puff Pastry Triangles

    1 review

    Shrimp de Jonghe was invented in Chicago. It is usually baked and served in a casserole dish, but my version...


    The Coziest Midwestern Recipes to Bake This Fall

    The heartland of America is home to all of fall's coziest flavors like pumpkin, crisp apple and cranberry. Curl up...

    Michigan Cherry Japanese-Style Cheesecake

    2 reviews

    Michigan is known for its amazing cherries, especially the tart ones, so we have plenty of opportunities to find new...


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    Gooey Butter Cake

    12 reviews

    A friend gave me a quick version of this gooey butter cake recipe using a cake mix, but I prefer...


    St. Louis-Style Pizza

    1 review

    Provel cheese and a cracker-thin crust are the hallmarks of this St. Louis-style pizza recipe. Don't forget to cut your...


    Detroit-Style Pizza

    3 reviews

    Topped with pepperoni and melted, ooey-gooey cheese, this traditional Detroit-style pizza is just what your pizza night needs. Don't be...


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    38 Midwestern Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Can’t Miss

    Pass the green bean casserole! These Midwestern Thanksgiving side dishes prove that there's even more to enjoy from the breadbasket...


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    33 Creamy Midwestern Casseroles We Crave

    Tuck in to these stick-to-your-ribs casseroles from across the Midwest. They're creamy, comforting and perfect for chilly nights!


    Cherry Chip Waffles with Cherry Syrup

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    While on a recent trip to Door County, Wisconsin, for a family reunion, I created this yummy recipe using some...


    35 Cheesy Midwestern Casseroles We Love

    Every Midwesterner appreciates the beauty of a cheesy, comforting casserole. Here are our favorites—straight from America's heartland.


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    Air-Fryer Ravioli

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    While visiting a friend in St. Louis, Missouri, I tried fried ravioli at almost every restaurant we visited. When I...

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    40 Midwestern Recipes That Will Keep You Warm All Winter Long

    Midwestern winters don't mess around! We've rounded up cozy recipes, from rib-sticking meats to toe-warming soups. Think traditional dishes, some...


    Bratwurst and Chicken Kabobs

    I made these lively chicken kabobs as a thank-you gift while visiting my relatives in Norway They loved eating them...


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    Toasted Ravioli

    9 reviews

    While visiting a friend who had just moved to St. Louis, Missouri, I tried toasted ravioli at almost every restaurant!...


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    How to Make Minnesota Hot Dish

    So you call it a casserole? Everyone knows that in Minnesota, we call it hot dish. Here's how to make...


    How to Make Cincinnati Chili

    Cincinnati—aka Cincy or Queen City—is well-known for its chili. We're here to tell you why this Midwestern staple is so...


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    Maple-Apple Clafoutis

    5 reviews

    This fruit pudding could not be easier to make! A traditional comfort food in France, clafoutis is often made with...