Rhode Island Recipes

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Newport Clam Chowder

Rating: 4.72 stars
This chowder it is outstanding! It won the chowder cookoff in Newport a few years ago. Try it, I guarantee that it gets rave reviews!

Firehouse Clam Bake New England Style

Rating: 5 stars
Growing up along the Eastern seaboard in Rhode Island, seafood is a staple of the state! This is a wonderful recipe that is prepared right on the beach!! A lot of work, but well worth it! You'll have to collect a lot of stones and seaweed for this dish.

Clam Fritters

Rating: 3.38 stars
My stepmother got this recipe from an 80-year-old woman back in the 1940's.

Quince Jelly

Rating: 3.88 stars
An old family recipe for quince jelly. Quince is a fruit related to apples and pears. It is quite tart, and cannot be eaten raw. This jelly is the perfect way to make use of the quince fruit.

Italian Wedding Soup I

Rating: 4.61 stars
Coming from Rhode Island, this soup was traditionally served at Italian weddings. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Green Tomato Relish

Rating: 4.81 stars
This delicious, tangy relish of green tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and spices, is perfect with sandwiches, potatoes, cheese, and lots of other entrees. A jar of this makes a great gift, too!

Corn Fritters

Rating: 4.46 stars
Nothing warms up a cool night like a plateful of old-time corn fritters! Dig in, these are delicious!

Delicious Pumpkin Bread

Rating: 4.75 stars
Got this recipe from my mom. It is a pretty good recipe, and can be made with canned or fresh pumpkin. One half cup raisins may be substituted for the nuts.

New England Clam Chowder II

Rating: 4.57 stars
Minced clams with potatoes and onion simmered in a broth of clam juice and half-and-half. A great, hearty soup to start a meal off with, or can even be a meal in itself.

Johnny Cake

Rating: 4.66 stars
My sister couldn't eat enough of this cake. This is her favorite.

Rhode Island-Style Pizza Strips aka Bakery Pizza

Rating: 4.29 stars
This recipe is inspired by the bakery pizza I used to have as a kid that can only be had in Rhode Island's Italian bakeries and markets. Don't let the lack of toppings stop you from trying this delicious recipe. Great for a party and kids love it!


Rating: 4.14 stars
A delicious traditional English breakfast dish using smoked white fish, rice and eggs. It is based on the Indian dish Khichri and comes from the days of the Raj.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rhode Island Red Clam Chowder
Rating: Unrated
How can a New Englander love Manhattan over New England clam chowder? Because I like to taste the clams, not just heavy cream with lumps. I came up with this recipe today using what I had on hand, but feel free to improvise. This tastes just like the chowder you get at the beach with clam cakes! When reheating, do not boil or it will 'rubberize' the clams.
New York System Hot Wiener Sauce I
Rating: Unrated
This hearty, flavorful wiener sauce is like the kind you'll find in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. It may be frozen until ready for use. Use premium grilled wieners cooked in butter, steamed hot dog buns and the fancy mustard of your choice. Spread with mustard, the sauce, chopped onions and celery salt... in that order. If you have a delicate digestive system, use with caution.


Rating: 3.9 stars

A Rhode Island exclusive. Kind of like a Sloppy Joe but far superior. Spicy enough to earn it's name, it's best washed down with a good beer. For you non Rhodey people, torpedo rolls are just the long sandwich rolls.