Rhode Island Recipes

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Newport Clam Chowder

Rating: 4.5 stars 360
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 6
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: 3.5 stars 35
My stepmother got this recipe from an 80-year-old woman back in the 1940's.
By Christine Johnson

Quince Jelly

Rating: 4 stars 16
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.

Corn Fritters

Rating: 4.5 stars 803
Easy, tasty, tender fritters. Perfect as a starter, side dish, or snack.

Johnny Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 56
My sister couldn't eat enough of this cake. This is her favorite.
By Carol

Rhode Island-Style Pizza Strips aka Bakery Pizza

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
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!

New England Clam Chowder II

Rating: 4.5 stars 221
Bottled clam juice is the secret ingredient for this extra-flavorful chowder. Otherwise, this is a fairly standard chowder recipe with lots of potatoes, bacon, and onions.


Rating: 4 stars 22
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.

New York System Hot Wiener Sauce I

Rating: 4.5 stars 61
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: 4 stars 20
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.

Rhode Island Red Clam Chowder

Rating: 4 stars 18
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rating: Unrated 8
These are a classic Rhode Island treat. So delicious in a soft sub-roll with a little salt on top. My toddler loves to dip chips in it too. This can also be cooked in a slow cooker.
Blueberry Muffins II
Rating: Unrated 479
You will get gig, moist, and delicious muffins packed with fresh blueberries when you follow this simple muffin recipe.
Cranberry Muffins
Rating: 4 stars 151

Use this cranberry muffin recipe to make zesty cranberry muffins from scratch with a slight citrus accent, thanks to orange zest and orange juice.