The Unofficial Guide to State Casseroles: 50 Casserole Recipes Across America
Eat your way across the United States without leaving your own home!
Because the United States is such a massive country, it can be easy to lose sight of what makes each state unique.
Every state has an official state food or a dish that it's famous for, which is why we have created this collection, The Unofficial Guide to State Casseroles. These easy casserole recipes will show you new ways to enjoy the official state foods of each state. Learn what each state brings to the table by following this comprehensive collection of casserole recipes.
If you're interested in learning what makes each state unique, use our guide as a fun way to cook your way across the USA! We've included every state from A to Z as we take you on a culinary tour of America. So, choose a state and start cooking!
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Casseroles from Alabama to Georgia
These casserole recipes feature many different types of ingredients from salmon to peaches. Sample these recipes from Alabama to Georgia and enjoy a culinary tour of America.
Alabama - Fried catfish is a popular dinner recipe in Alabama and this Southern mac and cheese would pair perfectly with fried fish.
Alaska - King salmon is the official state food, and this Penne Salmon Bake highlights this special state fish in a wonderful way.
Arizona - Tex-Mex is a popular dinner choice in Arizona, so this Tex Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole is sure to be a hit.
Arkansas - As the largest producer of rice in the United States, it's only natural that rice is also Arkansas's official food.
California - When you think of fruit, avocados probably don't come to mind. However, the avocado is the official state fruit of California!
Colorado - Colorado is the birthplace as of the Denver Omelet and this casserole pays tribute to the storied breakfast bake.
Connecticut - All types of seafood are popular in Connecticut, so this All-in-One Seafood Casserole lets you sample the flavors of this state.
Delaware - Soft shelled crabs are a popular menu item for dinner, so this Crab Pasta Casserole is sure to be a hit.
Florida - These baked sliders are inspired by the Cuban sandwich. The Cuban cultural influence in Florida makes this a hugely popular food throughout the state.
Georgia - Peaches are the official state fruit in Georgia and this peach cobbler is one of the best ways to enjoy this sweet fruit.
Casseroles from Hawaii to Maryland
From deep dish pizza, to Amish food, to shrimp and grits, and even pineapple casserole, these casserole recipes will give you a taste of what each state is famous for!
Hawaii - This state is known for its production of pineapples and this Hot Pineapple Casserole is a uniquely delicious way to enjoy this sweet fruit.
Idaho - The potato is the official state food of Idaho. Potatoes are the largest crop in Idaho and this casserole is a great way to enjoy this official state food.
Illinois - Chicago is known for its famous deep dish pizza, and this casserole lets you make this special dish at home.
Indiana - This state is home to the third largest Amish population in the world. Enjoy this beef and noodle casserole to get a taste for the simpler things in life.
Iowa - This state is sometimes known as the "Corn State" and this casserole will give you a taste of what this state has to offer.
Kansas - Oatmeal is a very popular breakfast item in Kansas and this Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal has no shortage of flavor.
Kentucky - Biscuits and gravy is one of the most popular breakfast recipes in Kentucky. Try this casserole for a simple version of the Southern classic.
Louisiana - Gumbo is an official state recipe in Louisiana and this casserole version makes this classic recipe a breeze.
Maine - One of the most famous recipes to come out of Maine is the lobster roll. Enjoy the signature taste of lobster in this recipe for Lobster Pot Pie.
Maryland - You haven't had the true Maryland experience until you've tried Maryland crab. This Buttery Crab Cake Pudding is one of the best ways to enjoy this state food.
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Casseroles from Massachusetts to New Jersey
These states are known for everything from growing blueberries, hosting "All You Can Eat" buffets, to housing the headquarters of Campbell's. Tour the country with the help of these easy casserole recipes.
Massachusetts - Cranberries and cornbread are both official state foods in Massachusetts. This recipe for dressing combines them!
Michigan - Blueberries are grown in Michigan, which makes this French toast casserole the perfect tribute to the state.
Minnesota - Hot dish recipes are hugely popular in the state of Minnesota. Tater tots, ground beef, and green beans make this a comforting classic.
Mississippi - Popular throughout the South, collard greens and grits combine in this casserole to make one delicious dish.
Missouri - This classic casserole from Missouri is perfect for when you crave a comforting meal.
Montana - One of the largest industries in Montana is cattle, and this ground beef casserole will satisfy even the hungriest of cowboys.
Nebraska - Sometimes also called a Runza, Bierocks are bread pockets made of bread dough that are a hugely popular dinner recipe in Nebraska. Try the casserole version of this state recipe!
Nevada - Las Vegas is famous for its "All You Can Eat" buffets and this casserole makes enough to give you "All You Can Eat."
New Hampshire - French toast is one of the most popular breakfast recipes in New Hampshire, so this casserole is sure to be a hit.
New Jersey - Home of the headquarters of Campbell's, this casserole showcases the versatility of the famed canned soup.
Casseroles from New Mexico to South Carolina
Here you'll find recipes inspired by official state foods such as beans, sweet potatoes, pears, and even okra. These easy recipes for casseroles highlight the specialties of each state.
New Mexico - The state food of New Mexico is beans. This Santa Fe breakfast bake is loaded with black beans and other Mexican-inspired ingredients.
New York - Buffalo sauce originaled in Buffalo, New York, and the flavorful sauce has since been incorported in many different types of recipes.
North Carolina - The official state food of North Carolina is the sweet potato. You don't have to wait til Thanksgiving to enjoy this sweet side dish casserole!
North Dakota - Churches in North Dakota are known for their community-wide fellowship dinners. This is the potato casserole is the perfect recipe for a potluck.
Ohio - This pasta casserole recipe created at the Marzetti family restaurant has become an important piece of Ohio's state history.
Oklahoma - Fried okra is a very popular side dish in Oklahoma and this recipe takes the goodness of that recipe and makes it into a casserole.
Oregon - The official state fruit of Oregon is the pear. When this fruit is paired with ham and brie cheese, you get a truly delicious recipe.
Pennsylvania - When you think of Pennsylvania, the first thing you probably think of is the Philly Cheesesteak. This recipe makes that classic sandwich recipe into a pasta casserole.
Rhode Island - Since Rhode Island is the smallest state in America, it is appropriate to make the smallest casseroles there, too!
South Carolina - Shrimp and grits is an incredibly popular dinner recipe in South Carolina. This recipe combines that signature pairing and adds it to this easy casserole recipe.
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Casseroles from South Dakota to Wyoming
Maple syrup, Virginia ham, funeral potatoes, and even cheese curds all hail from these states. These states may be at the end of the alphabet, but they don't have to signify the end of your culinary tour across America!
South Dakota - Much like in Minnesota, casseroles are hugely popular in South Dakota. If you're looking for a comforting meal, you've found it here.
Tennessee - The home of a famous whiskey distillery, this delicious bread pudding showcases that signature taste.
Texas - Tex Mex is very popular in Texas, so this zesty chicken casserole would be right at home.
Utah - Funeral potatoes originated in Utah, and these bacon-topped funeral potatoes are not to be missed.
Vermont - Maple syrup is an official state food in Vermont, which makes this maple-flavored casserole a perfect fit.
Virginia - Virginia ham is a type of cured country ham that is made in the state of Virginia. This pasta bake showcases that signature ham flavor.
Washington - Salmon is a hugely popular dinner item in Washington and this Salmon Corn Casserole highlights that perfectly.
West Virginia - A state known for its famous pepperoni rolls, and this pizza casserole pays tribute to that snack tradition.
Wisconsin - Cheese curds are a specialty in Wisconsin and this casserole uses them in a uniquely delicious way.
Wyoming - Sometimes known as the "Cowboy State," which is why this Cowboy Tater Tot Casserole is so appropriate.