Category: Minnesota Recipes

Recipes showcasing our Minnesota roots. Wild rice, tater tots, maple syrup, and more are among the stars of these dishes.

Wild Rice Pasta Salad

A deliciously different, easy, and bright pasta salad stuffed with hearty wild rice, fresh colorful bell peppers, zippy onion, and a creamy and bright oil & vinegar dressing. This salad keeps brilliantly and is perfect for picnics, barbecues, and packing for an easy lunch!

shepherds pie made up in a cast iron pan

the easiest one-pan Cheesy Shepherd’s Pie

An easy ground beef dinner recipe that is the best of comfort food! Shepherds Pie (or cottage pie when made with ground beef) is a quick and easy family meal. Made with prepared ingredients to get it in the oven even faster!

Campfire Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Don’t get me wrong, I can do the camp thing as good as the next person. When I camp, however, it’s with my Chemex, and down blanket, and real food. Like this campfire macaroni and cheese. This is one of the recipes I make every. single. time we go camping. Every time. It’s a family favorite.

Authentic Swedish Meatballs recipe

From my Minnesota kitchen, this authentic Swedish Meatballs recipe is easy to make and BETTER than the IKEA version. A traditional family favorite!

Squash and Wild Rice Soup with Cooking Wine

Creamy squash, sweet apples, Minnesota wild rice, and Holland House Cooking Wine combine into a deeply satisfying bowl of comfort. AKA: the yummiest soup!!

Swedish Toast Skagen (Shrimp Toast)

I’m whipping up some comfort food in the form of toast. Not just any toast… Swedish Skagen Toast. An easy and traditional Swedish appetizer.

Juicy Lucy Meatballs

It’s absolutely essential, if you are from MN, that you know what a Juicy Lucy is. And not just know what it is…have partaked in its gloriousness at one of the “original” Juicy Lucy locations in Minneapolis or St. Paul. If you aren’t lucky enough to be

venison chili in a bowl topped with sour cream and green onions

the BEST Venison Chili Recipe

This is an easy and basic chili recipe for the chili newbie. Very few ingredients and easy to follow directions. A MN winter standard.

Quick Pickled Veggies

One of my favorite little bites on the dishes I get when I go to my fave restaurants are the pickled onions, radishes, or other veggies. My favorite salads have pickled beets or pickled red onions. There is a turkey burger I love that features pickled radishes.

Oyster Stew | Timeless Traditions Recipe

This week’s Timeless Traditions recipe comes from the talented Haley of Cheap Recipe Blog. Haley shares her family’s Oyster Stew recipe. The tradition of eating Oyster Stew at Christmas is one I would be delighted to add to our family. Thank you Haley for sharing this lovely

Crock Pot Creamed Corn from the Timeless Traditions recipe series. Easy to make and utterly decadent!

Crockpot Creamed Corn

Granny Alice and CrockPot Creamed corn. Don’t miss this wonderful story and recipe from Alice Seuffert from Dining With Alice (another MN girl!). You will the warmth from the story AND the recipe. One of our Timeless Traditions recipes.

Maple Cinnamon Iced Tea

This Maple Cinnamon Iced Tea is the perfect, refreshing drink for fall. It is named for Paul Bunyan’s girlfriend…Lucette.

Hot Walleye Dip recipe

Do you know what people do for fun in Minnesota? They ice fish. As in, go out on the frozen lake, drill a hole through the ice, and stick their fishing pole down. I know…crazysauce! Minnesota is a fishing mecca that people travel far and wide to

Mac and Cheese Cupcakes

Hey all! My girl Alice is back with another perfect MN recipe for you! These mac and cheese cupcakes are super cute, easy, and fun to make! I know… I have made them. They are portable and perfect for snacking. Don’t forget to stop over to Dining

Wild Rice Maple Syrup Overnight Oats

Maple wild rice overnight oats

This post has been sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company but, as usual, I only write about what I personally love and care about. All opinions are my own…always. Find our full disclosure here. Some days it’s well into mid morning before I stop to grab breakfast. Every

Pickled Rhubarb

Our MN girl, Alice, is back with a delicious recipe featuring our favorite summer produce. I was lucky enough to try some of her tasty treat and can personally tell you that it is delicious. Surprisingly so. Who knew that pickling rhubarb would be a good thing?!?

Grape Devonshire recipe. otherwise known as Grape Salad.

MN Grape Salad

I’m bringing you this recipe more for humor than logic. Sure, it’s tasty enough and if you haven’t ever tried it… do so. Just to check it off your bucket list. But let’s be honest, who on earth is going to put brown sugar on grapes with

Goulash is a traditionally Minnesotan meal, perfect for nights when you don't have a ton of time!

Goulash

Alice, from Dining with Alice, is showing off her Minnesota cooking skills again today!  We’re so excited about this Minnesota classic; Goulash!  She is the kitchen star for the local Twin Cities Live T.V. show and rightfully so; she is charming, talented and fun.  She also has an

A sweet and savory dish, the Wild Rice Tart is perfect for brunch or dinner. It's a great combo of simple and delicious!

Wild Rice Tart

Alice, from Dining with Alice, is showing off her Minnesota cooking skills again today!  We’re so excited about this wild rice tart!  She is the kitchen star for the local Twin Cities Live T.V. show and rightfully so; she is charming, talented and fun.  She also has

This recipe for Reuben Donuts is perfect, not only for St. Patrick's Day, but for anyone who loves corned beef! Take a stab at making these!

Reuben Donuts

Alice, from Dining with Alice, is just being a show-off today!  Seriously…Reuben Donuts?! She is the kitchen star for the local Twin Cities Live T.V. show and rightfully so; she is charming, talented and fun. You’ll be able to catch a new MN recipe from her her on

Bacon and Blue Cheese Homemade Tater Tots

Homemade Tater Tots

Perfect for using on Tater Tot Hotdish, Alice, from Dining with Alice, is back again to share her homemade tater tots. She is the kitchen star for the local Twin Cities Live T.V. show and rightfully so; she is charming, talented and fun. You’ll be able to

Oven pancakes are an easy and fast breakfast option. This is a great classic recipe!

How to Make Oven Pancakes

Let me introduce you to your new weekend favorite, the Nutella® Oven Pancake. I know, I know…it sounds hard and like it doesn’t belong on NellieBellie where we believe in simple and easy. First of all, we do believe in hard and crazy sometimes, if it’s something you really

Wild Rice Banana muffins are a fun and unique take on the traditional banana bread.

wild rice banana muffins

So here in MN there is this ingredient that shows up in every. single. thing. that Minnesotan’s can think of putting it in. That ingredient is wild rice. Tater tots run a close second and anything on a stick comes in third. Or the other way around?

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