14 Old-Fashioned Dinner Recipes Worth Making Again
Some dishes just have a taste of nostalgia. One bite and you're instantly transported to another time, another place, even another decade. Whether it's because your grandmother used to cook it, or it just reminds you of a time from the past, these old-fashioned dinner recipes will give you that comforting feeling in each serving, spoonful, and bite. Take a trip down memory lane — and fill up your belly at the same time — with these 14 timeless old-fashioned recipes.
Old-Fashioned Chicken and Noodles
Toss out your canned chicken noodle and instead serve up this thick and hearty version. For extra flavor, use bone-in chicken for the broth.
Old Fashioned Potato Cakes
Leftover mashed potatoes are given a new use in this recipe. The cakes come out crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Old-Fashioned Vegetable Soup
Use up your crisper drawer's veggies in this simple and satisfying soup. Some reviewers added dry pasta in the last few minutes of cooking to soak up the broth and make the dish even more filling.
Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese
"I have made this twice in the past week! Very good and don't leave out the Swiss cheese even if you think you don't like Swiss," says Jayelle.
Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings
Mama's Old Fashioned Chili
With beef, two types of beans, and plenty of veggies, every bite of this old-fashioned chili will burst with flavor.
Old-Fashioned Beef Stew
"This is my favorite recipe for beef stew," says reviewer LILACWINE. "It is SO flavorful and since it cooks so long the meat is always very tender."
Old Fashioned Sicilian Succo
Recipe creator Joiamia says, "My Nana used to cook this for me when I was young and as she prepared things and we waited for the sauce to finish, she'd tell me great stories about her life in Sicily and other secret business! This recipe is the best sauce I've ever had — I really think it can bring the family together."
Old Fashioned Baked Beans
Whether it's for a cookout, or just to be a side for dinner, these tasty baked beans will impress. Molasses makes for a sweet dish, while the bacon adds a savory note.
Old Fashioned Ozarks Meatloaf
The secret ingredient to this meatloaf is the addition of pork sausage. It adds an extra rich texture and plenty of flavor.
Old Fashioned Macaroni Salad
"Great recipe if you don't like a sweet macaroni salad," says reviewer Aahni. "My husband who hates the normal sweet macaroni salad loves this."
Old-Fashioned Onion Soup
You only need four ingredients for this buttery soup. For extra richness sprinkle a little cheese on top of each bowl before serving.
Mom's Old Fashioned Fried Chicken
"What a wonderful recipe! The chicken was amazing very delicious and not dry or soggy," says evanwhitney.