1950s Recipes

Looking for recipes from the 1950s? Allrecipes has more than 50 trusted retro recipes complete with ratings, reviews and baking tips.

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Tuna Noodle Casserole with Potato Chips

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179
A creamy classic, great to make for those busy nights when a time consuming recipe just isn't an option.

Oysters Rockefeller

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25
A traditional recipe for oysters Rockefeller.

Chicken Pot Pie VIII

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410
Old fashioned, made-from-scratch chicken pot pie.

Gimlet Cocktail

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5
The gimlet is as simple as it is refreshing. Shake up gin with fresh lime juice and simple syrup to make this classic cocktail.

Best Tuna Casserole

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2023
This is a tuna casserole that even my picky family loves! The potato chips give the casserole a crunchy crust.

Classic Old Fashioned

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63
One of the great classic bourbon cocktails, the Old Fashioned was invented in Louisville, KY. Try bourbon, rye, or a blended whiskey in this cocktail. You can also sub one sugar cube for the simple syrup.

Chicken a la King I

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434
Easy and elegant chicken dish. It's a great way to use leftover chicken or turkey. Green pepper and red pimientos make this a pretty dish to serve at Christmas or anytime. Serve over cooked rice, toast, or noodles. Can be made ahead and reheated.

Manhattan Cocktail

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14
The Manhattan is a classic cocktail believed to date back to the late 1800s. It's made with a bracing mixture of bourbon or rye whiskey mixed with sweet vermouth and a dash of Angostura bitters.

Grasshopper Cocktail

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4
This cocktail is like a chocolate after-dinner mint in a glass. Skip dessert and go straight for a grasshopper.

Real Welsh Rarebit

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67
A classic version of this dish was shared with me years ago. This is is my adaptation to more local ingredients. If you don't like beer, you can replace it with milk and it will still taste great. Serve over toasted bread or English muffins.

Best Easy Chicken Croquettes

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153
My mom used to get chicken croquettes at a fancy restaurant when she was a young woman. I made these once for Mother's Day. She loved them.

Rockin' Oysters Rockefeller

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131
This is a slight variation on the classic dish Oysters Rockefeller. Serve this delicious dish and watch your guests cry, 'I love you!!!'

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The Most Popular Recipes of the 1950s

Feeling nostalgic? Us too. That's why we rounded up our best 1950s-era recipes that have been handed down over generations.

Danish Cinnamon Snails

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49
Americans would call these cinnamon rolls--but this version is the original Danish version and it's absolutely wonderful. They are traditionally served with coffee or tea at Christmas time, and they are to die for!

Chicken a la King III

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95

Easy and delicious, this a la King is a family favorite. Great for luncheons and buffets for the holidays.