1950s Recipes

Feeling nostalgic for the 1950s? Recipes for iconic gelatin molds, retro cocktails, Oysters Rockefeller, and more will help you recreate the culinary 50's.

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Tuna Noodle Casserole with Potato Chips

Rating: 4.5 stars 217
A creamy classic, great to make for those busy nights when a time consuming recipe just isn't an option.

Oysters Rockefeller

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
A traditional recipe for oysters Rockefeller.

Chicken Pot Pie VIII

Rating: 4.5 stars 492
Old fashioned, made-from-scratch chicken pot pie.

Gimlet Cocktail

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
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: 4.5 stars 2738
Ready in just 35 minutes! This comfort food casserole uses pantry ingredients for convenience and potato chips for crunch.

Classic Old Fashioned

Rating: 4.5 stars 82
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: 4.5 stars 95
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 557
Creamy, dreamy, and ready in a snap from leftover chicken or turkey.
By Allrecipes Member

Lemon Chiffon Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
Light, fluffy lemon chiffon pie. This recipe is also good using lime juice. Garnish each slice with sweetened whipped cream.

Grasshopper Cocktail

Rating: 5 stars 9
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: 4.5 stars 190
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: 5 stars 160
This is a slight variation on the classic dish Oysters Rockefeller. Serve this delicious dish and watch your guests cry, 'I love you!!!'
By Allrecipes Member

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.
Manhattan Cocktail
Rating: Unrated 19
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.
True Manhattan
Rating: 4.5 stars 34

A classic drink. Stir, most Manhattan drinkers like it that way. Shake it only when asked to do so. May be served up or on the rocks.