Midwestern Recipes

Chicken Pot Pie

Midwestern chicken pot pie is comforting. The substantial meal conjures images of quiet Sundays at home with the whole family around the dinner table.

Baked Potato Soup

Hot soup is perfect on a chilly Midwestern day. Instead of heavy cream, this beef and potato recipe utilizes chicken stock and half-and-half.

Cheese Fries

Cheese fries are the quintessential county fair or July ball game food. This classic diner meal reminds us of after-school hangouts with pals without the calories and fat.


A1 Swiss Burger

Missouri were key beef-producing states, and people have long perfected burgers. Mushrooms and reduced-fat Swiss are hidden in this burger without affecting the taste.

Beer Can Chicken

When grillers discovered that a full can of beer might keep meat from drying out, backyard cookouts improved.

Apple Pie

Midwesterners like apple pie year-round. This variation replaces unhealthy components with oats and almonds, reducing guilt and enhancing memories.

Waffles with Ham and Egg

Midwest breakfast is more than just fruit and coffee. This ham-and-egg waffle dish is healthier than Denny's "Slam." Frozen waffles make it fast.

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

Spaghetti and meatballs are a Sunday night staple, but this dish uses turkey meatballs instead of beef, reducing the calories. 

Chicago Hot Dog

Chicago hot dogs are associated with cold nights at the Navy Pier. No ordinary hot dog. Pickled relish, a poppy seed bun, pickle spears, mustard, and onion are added to a real one.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

A nutritious ice cream sandwich can bring back memories of Midwest summer nights and the ice cream truck music. This inventive treat includes banana and dark chocolate.

Cherry Pie Kuchen Bars

Cherry Pie Kuchen Bars

Explore South Dakota. State dessert deserves. This custard-like pie may be transformed into bars with cherries, making you wish you lived in South Dakota.

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