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Famous Massachusetts Recipes

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Famous Massachusetts Recipes include clam chowder, cannolis, baked beans, fish and chips, Boston cream pie, and lobster rolls. These popular recipes will remind you of the best part of being in Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts is known for being one of the original 13 colonies that became The United States. It’s also home to the first subway system, its technology industry, and its most valuable export, gold. 

These 10 food categories include three recipes each from notable professional chefs and home chefs with the recipe testing and dish development done for you. All you need to do is enjoy the wonderful combinations that make these dishes uniquely Massachusetts. 

Clam Chowder

This warm and comforting soup is made with bacon, carrots, celery, onions, clams, potatoes, seasonings, and cream. It’s a popular New England dish.  


These Italian desserts are flaky crusts wrapped around a creamy ricotta filling and often include chocolate, lemon curds, or pistachios. 

Baked Beans

Baked beans are so much more than what you get from a can at the grocery store. These beans include bacon, onions, bell peppers, garlic, paprika, apple cider vinegar, BBQ sauce, ketchup, dijon mustard, brown sugar, and beans. Seriously tasty famous Massachusetts recipe!  

Fish and Chips

Breaded and fried fish strips served with a side of thick-cut french fries, balsamic vinegar, and tartar sauce is a popular lunch and dinner dish in Massachusetts and England. 

Boston Cream Pie

This round cake is a staple in the northeast. It’s made with a light and buttery cake layered with a thick cream custard and topped with a decadent chocolate ganache. It’s pure bliss! 

Lobster Rolls 

Hoagie rolls filled with chunks of fresh lobster tossed in herbs, mayonnaise, and seasonings are served on most lunch and dinner menus in Massachusetts and other states in the northeast. 


Grilled, steamed, or baked oysters served in the half shell are delicious little bites straight out of the sea. They are often tossed in garlic and served with butter and a famous Massachusetts recipe.

Fluffernutter Sandwiches

These sandwiches are an ooey-gooey delicious lunch made from slices of white bread and layered with peanut butter, marshmallow cream, and sometimes with banana slices. 

Blueberry Muffins

Fresh blueberries are grown locally in Massachusetts and are used in a variety of dishes. One of the best is blueberry muffins. 

Blueberry Muffins

Fresh blueberries are grown locally in Massachusetts and are used in a variety of dishes. One of the best is blueberry muffins. 

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