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

Rating: 4.32 stars
A creamy classic, great to make for those busy nights when a time consuming recipe just isn't an option.

Oysters Rockefeller

Rating: 4.37 stars
A traditional recipe for oysters Rockefeller.

Chicken Pot Pie VIII

Rating: 4.69 stars
Old fashioned, made-from-scratch chicken pot pie.

Gimlet Cocktail

Rating: 4.29 stars
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

Rating: 4.32 stars
This is a tuna casserole that even my picky family loves! The potato chips give the casserole a crunchy crust.

Classic Old Fashioned

Rating: 4.49 stars
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.

Real Welsh Rarebit

Rating: 4.49 stars
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.

Chicken a la King I

Rating: 4.57 stars
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.

Grasshopper Cocktail

Rating: 4.78 stars
This cocktail is like a chocolate after-dinner mint in a glass. Skip dessert and go straight for a grasshopper.

Best Easy Chicken Croquettes

Rating: 4.29 stars
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

Rating: 4.78 stars
This is a slight variation on the classic dish Oysters Rockefeller. Serve this delicious dish and watch your guests cry, 'I love you!!!'

Manhattan Cocktail

Rating: 4.68 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

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.

Retro Ground Beef Casserole with Biscuits

Rating: Unrated
A retro 50's favorite dish my mom made all the time. The ground beef casserole is topped with biscuits.

Danish Cinnamon Snails

Rating: 4.5 stars

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!