Midwestern Dishes

7 Midwestern Dishes You Have To Try

Midwestern dishes can trace a lot of their routes back to central Europe as people traveled and brought their food with them. The cuisine has evolved over the last number of decades to include lots of grains, meats and classic comfort eats. In fact, the region is often called “the breadbasket of America.” There’s nothing too fancy about Midwest foods – just hearty, delicious meals.

Want to make some Midwest recipes at home? The best thing about these recipes is they have been created by people who know what they are talking about. They come from some of the world’s top bloggers. Make sure you check out the rest of the recipes on their sites and bookmark the ones you love.

Time to invite some friends over and get into the kitchen to cook up these tasty Midwestern dishes…

The Best Midwestern Dishes

1. Corned Beef Tater Tot Hotdish

This Midwestern tater tot casserole recipe is the real deal with loads of corned beef, creamy gravy, smoked Swiss cheese, then topped with tater tots and baked golden. Perfect for leftovers!

Recipe created by Mike.

2. Cincinnati Chili

Cincinnati Chili is a unique comfort food classic. It’s slow simmered and then served up piping hot in a number of different ways. A Midwestern favourite!

Recipe created by

3. Loose Meat Sandwiches

Loose Meat Sandwiches look and taste amazing and come straight from Iowa.  The recipe cooks up in just 10 minutes, so grab a bag of your favourite buns and find out for yourself why everyone loves this messy but delicious tavern sandwich.

Recipe created by Meggan.

4. Nebraskan Runzas

Nebraskan Runzas are a cornhusker state staple. A sweet dough wrapped around a simple ground beef, cabbage, and onion mixture .

Recipe created by Jessie.

5. Juicy Lucy Burger

A Midwestern icon, the Juicy Lucy Burger is perfect for your cookout. You will fall in love with it as soon as the cheese starts oozing out of the middle.

Recipe created by Olivia.

Midwestern Dishes

6. Stuffed Biscuits With Gravy

What could be better with a honey butter flaky biscuits,  1 pound spicy sausage and some other ingredients? These Stuffed Biscuits and Gravy might look extra impressive but they’re surprisingly easy to make when you follow this recipe.

Recipe created by Emily.

Midwestern Dishes

7. Skillet Tater Tot Casserole

Gluten-free Skillet Tater Tot Casserole is the Midwest classic made in one skillet and without condensed soup!

Recipe created by Krstin.

Midwestern Dishes

If you are spending time in the are you should check out The 50 Best Burgers In The Midwest.

Big 7 Travel Team