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25 Charming Old Fashioned Recipes

By: Sarah Kennedy, Editor,

There's nothing quite like old fashioned recipes to warm the soul; the kind of comfort dishes that can be found at almost any American dinner table. The same old fashioned recipes that evoke happy memories from childhood, days spent with your mother or grandma in the kitchen, nights sitting down with Dad (or Mom) when he came home from work. It was over these delicious old fashioned recipes that we shared our days, thoughts and collective happiness over a simple meal.

With this collection of 25 Charming Old Fashioned Recipes we've collected many of those favorite vintage recipes that are the cornerstone of any American dinner table for as long as we can remember. Whether these vintage recipes are for dinner, as a side dish or an irresistible dessert; they have one thing in common - good old fashioned comfort. So take a stroll down memory lane, indulge in some comfort food, or maybe introduce an old favorite to your family with vintage recipes to share and keep.

Want to give your dinner a real vintage flair in addition to the food? Whether it's for a party or just a fun themed dinner night, why not make up a few of these DIY Vintage Candles to decorate your table with.

Table of Contents

Old Fashioned Dinner Recipes

Old Fashioned Dessert Recipes

Other Classic Vintage Recipes


Old Fashioned Dinner Recipes

It's with these familiar old fashioned recipes for dinner that you can relive simpler times, classic comfort food or simply a great quick and easy dinner. From old fashioned chicken recipes, to diner-style meatloaf recipes, to mom's favorite dishes and classic American favorites; you'll find something for everyone to enjoy in this collection. Be sure to save these old fashioned recipes to share with your kids someday.


Perfect Shepherd's Pie

Old Fashioned Chow Chow

Classic Diner Meatloaf

Slow Cooker Beef Dumpling Soup

Old Fashioned Yorkshire Chicken

Old Fashioned Crispy Fried Chicken

Home Baked Meatloaf

Original Oven Baked Chicken

Ultimate Salisbury Steak

American Macaroni and Cheese

Mom's Chicken and Dumplings


Old Fashioned Dessert Recipes

Indulge in the splendors of delicious old fashioned dessert recipes like this familiar fare. Do you remember grandma making up that dish of fantastic cobbler, or mom whipping up bread pudding that was simply to-die-for? Well relive those happy taste-bud moments and more with vintage recipes for dessert you won't soon forget.


Peachy Bliss Bread Pudding

All American Apple Pie

Grandma's Favorite Peach Cobbler

Ma's Old Fashioned Pound Cake

Old Fashioned Apple Slump

Vintage Sweet Blueberry Grunt

Quick and Easy Banana Pudding

Other Classic Vintage Recipes

Find many of your favorite vintage recipes in this list of side dish recipes, biscuit recipes and old fashioned soup recipes. You won't find anything more comfort classic then soup made from scratch or scrumptious melt-in-your-mouth biscuits. Also, look no further than the Amish for amazing old fashioned recipes at their best. Cherish these classic recipes forever.

Amish Church Soup

Vintage Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

Classic Buttermilk Biscuits

Amish Biscuits

Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch

Old Fashioned Coleslaw

Classic Potatoes Au Gratin


For even more vintage recipes you simply must make and share, try these 17 Traditional Amish Recipes.

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