Canadian Recipes

Oh, Canada! These Canadian recipes include classics like salmon, Nanaimo bars, butter tarts, and more!

Community Picks

Nanaimo Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 358
No-bake Nanaimo bars layered with a graham crust, custard, and chocolate.


Rating: 4.5 stars 219
Simple Indigenous bread made with basic pantry staples cooked in a skillet.

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake

Rating: 4.5 stars 855
I love one-pan meals, especially when no measuring and exact ingredients are involved. I made this one Sunday when I didn't want to babysit my food in the kitchen! Turned out great, and I served it with tzatziki sauce.

Flapper Pie

Rating: 4 stars 29
This is a creamy custard pie topped with broiled meringue, made in a graham cracker crust.

Nova Scotian Hodge Podge

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
This is an old favourite vegetable stew from Nova Scotia. Is typically made in the fall as gardens are just harvested. It is important that the freshest veggies are used. This recipe very much lends itself to tinkering by adding different vegetables and quantities.

Jalapeño Jelly

Rating: 4.5 stars 227
Jalapeño jelly recipe from Canada that's super easy to make and so tasty!

Easy, Chewy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 63
This simple, tasty recipe yields 12 to 16 cookies, but is so simple that it can be doubled (or tripled!) easily.

Maritime Donair Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 58
Creamy, garlicky donair sauce that's easy to make with just 3 ingredients.

Nova Scotia Blueberry Cream Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 155
I went to a potluck and someone brought this dessert. A dense cake layer is topped with a rich blueberry and sour cream layer. This dessert is awesome! Serve with whipped cream and enjoy!

Best Fried Walleye

Rating: 5 stars 125
Lightly seasoned, fried walleye fillets with a crispy cracker coating.

Boneless Buffalo Wings

Rating: 5 stars 980
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts replace wings in this easy pub grub.

Gramma's Date Squares

Rating: 4.5 stars 454
Delicious date bars with chewy oatmeal crust that the whole family loves.

Inspiration and Ideas

West Coast Trail Cookies
Rating: Unrated 74
"I cannot stop talking about this awesome cookie recipe, I think this should be in the top 10 cookie recipes on this site." -- Bernadene
Soft, Moist and Gooey Cinnamon Buns
Rating: Unrated 695
"The ultimate cinnamon bun recipe for bread machines." - FIONASMOM
Real Poutine
Rating: Unrated 82
Dash's Donair
Rating: Unrated 432
The Original Donair From the East Coast of Canada
Rating: 4.5 stars 73

In the early 70's, a Greek restaurateur in the city of Halifax introduced the Donair. Within a few short years, virtually all pizzerias had added their version of the dish to their menus. Not to be confused with gyros, the Donair has a vastly different flavor. Originally the dish was made with ground lamb, but this proved too costly and ground beef was later substituted. Technically, this resulted in an aberration of sorts, as the final product was not what the originator had intended. What resulted, however, is the legendary East Coast Donair.