1950s Recipes

Feeling nostalgic for the 1950s? Recipes for iconic gelatin molds, retro cocktails, Oysters Rockefeller, and more will help you recreate the culinary 50's.

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Tuna Noodle Casserole with Potato Chips

Rating: 4.5 stars 217
A creamy classic, great to make for those busy nights when a time consuming recipe just isn't an option.
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Oysters Rockefeller

Rating: 4 stars 32
A traditional recipe for oysters Rockefeller.
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Chicken Pot Pie VIII

Rating: 4.5 stars 496
Old fashioned, made-from-scratch chicken pot pie.

Gimlet Cocktail

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
The gimlet is as simple as it is refreshing. Shake up gin with fresh lime juice and simple syrup to make this classic cocktail.

Best Tuna Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 2767
Ready in just 35 minutes! This comfort food casserole uses pantry ingredients for convenience and potato chips for crunch.

Classic Old Fashioned

Rating: 4.5 stars 82
One of the great classic bourbon cocktails, the Old Fashioned was invented in Louisville, KY. Try bourbon, rye, or a blended whiskey in this cocktail. You can also sub one sugar cube for the simple syrup.

Real Welsh Rarebit

Rating: 4.5 stars 95
Creamy cheese beer sauce served warm over toasted bread for a quick meal.

Best Easy Chicken Croquettes

Rating: 4.5 stars 193
My mom used to get chicken croquettes at a fancy restaurant when she was a young woman. I made these once for Mother's Day. She loved them.
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Chicken a la King

Rating: 4.5 stars 560
Creamy, dreamy, and ready in a snap from leftover chicken or turkey.
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Lemon Chiffon Pie

Rating: 4 stars 30
Light, fluffy lemon chiffon pie. This recipe is also good using lime juice. Garnish each slice with sweetened whipped cream.

Old Fashioned Cocktail

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
The earliest version of this cocktail was simply water, sugar, bitters, and booze. Over time, the water became ice, the booze became whiskey, and the drink became an old fashioned.

Rockin' Oysters Rockefeller

Rating: 5 stars 161
This is a slight variation on the classic dish Oysters Rockefeller. Serve this delicious dish and watch your guests cry, 'I love you!!!'
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Inspiration and Ideas

The Most Popular Recipes of the 1950s
Feeling nostalgic? Us too. That's why we rounded up our best 1950s-era recipes that have been handed down over generations.
The 10 Most Popular Desserts From the 1950s
Whether you're planning the menu for your next dinner party or simply want a recipe that's a blast from the past, try making one of these beloved desserts from the '50s.
Secret Recipe Chicken Fricassee
Rating: 4 stars 13

This was my Grandma's secret family recipe from her French ancestors. I have never seen a recipe like this on any site. It's a rich creamy sauce over chicken...great with mashed potatoes. A great dish for Easter or Christmas.