Canadian Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Jamaican Style Curry Chicken

Rating: 4.62 stars
This is a recipe that I have put together over some various websites, verbal consultations and just experimenting on my own and with my family. Rich and hearty with a great flavor when you can't get the real thing in the islands. Try a variety of hot peppers to change the flavor - even sweet bell peppers give a different taste. Use fresh thyme to really bring out the fresh taste.

Baked Chicken Schnitzel

Rating: 4.54 stars
Growing up, chicken schnitzel was a classic. I decided to make this dish oven-friendly using less oil, and an easier cleanup. This dish tastes great with potato salad, or mashed potatoes and a nice crisp salad. Tastes great the next day cold too! It's a family-favorite! Enjoy with fresh squeezed lemon juice.

Maritime Donair Sauce

Rating: 4.92 stars
Donair sauce done just like in Atlantic Canada. Long live Greco!

Nanaimo Bars III

Rating: 4.58 stars
Because it's three layers, this sounds hard but it's worth it. My son is famous for making and taking these in to work. I've heard other names but here in the Northwest everyone knows them as Nanaimo bars. They are sold on British Columbia Ferries and at coffee stands. If you can't find custard powder, I've used instant pudding mix with good results.

Pure Maple Candy

Rating: 4.39 stars
Pure, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth maple candy using only pure maple syrup! It's a treat almost like fudge. Add anything you want like chopped nuts. Use small maple leaf molds or other pretty shapes.

Boneless Buffalo Wings

Rating: 4.8 stars
What a great way to have chicken. Had these boneless wings a while back at a pub and fell in love with the taste. A nice change from your regular chicken wings. Serve with blue cheese dressing for dipping.

Canadian Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham

Rating: 4.69 stars
Creamy yellow pea soup studded with bits of ham, carrots, celery, and thyme. There is nothing like this one on a cold day! I am a Canadian now living in the US. and cannot get Habitant® soup anymore, so I came up with this version. I think it is as good as the real thing, if not better, because it is homemade.

Best Fried Walleye

Rating: 4.81 stars
This is the recipe my dad has been using for 25 years. It's light and clean-tasting because there's no sense in masking the naturally delicious flavor of such an awesome Canadian delicacy! No tartar sauce needed!

Dash's Donair

Rating: 4.65 stars
For the true donair fan. This recipe is tried and tested. If you enjoy Halifax donairs, then you'll love this recipe. When making this recipe, use only the finest spices available; they make a huge difference.

Gramma's Date Squares

Rating: 4.6 stars
A date filled bar with a chewy oatmeal crust. This is my grandmother's recipe, which my whole family loves.

Newfoundland Jigg's Dinner

Rating: 4.58 stars
A traditional Newfoundland meal, comparable to Corned beef and cabbage. Newfoundland is Canada's easternmost province, and is an island in the Atlantic. Make sure that the split peas are securely tied into a cloth bag (pudding bag), a dish towel or cheesecloth, if they escape you will not have a dinner, you will have pea soup!!

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake

Rating: 4.63 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Canadian Cookies

Find the ultimate treat to go with your tea - or your double double.

Soft, Moist and Gooey Cinnamon Buns

"The ultimate cinnamon bun recipe for bread machines." - FIONASMOM

French Canadian Tourtiere

Rating: 4.45 stars

Traditional French Canadian Tourtiere (meat pie), served on Reveillon (Christmas Eve).