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Famous Nevada Recipes

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Famous Nevada Recipes include fry bread, tamales, shrimp cocktail, onion rings, prime rib, cheeseburgers, and eggs benedict. These popular recipes will remind you of the best part of being in Nevada.

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Nevada is most known for its desert climate and the largest city, Las Vegas. The most popular food is a mix of native recipes and casino fare. You’ll find just about any food you can think of in Las Vegas whether you’re looking for sushi or prime rib. 

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 Nevada. 

Fry Bread

Fry bread is a traditional Native American bread that is fried and usually topped with ground beef, shredded lettuce, and diced tomatoes. 


Tamales are spicy beef or chicken wrapped in soft cornmeal and rolled up with a corn husk. They are time-intensive but delicious! 

Shrimp Cocktail

The key to a good shrimp cocktail is that the shrimp are cooked just right and the cocktail sauce is spicy and flavorful. 

Onion Rings 

Onions are grown in Nevada and crunchy onion rings are definitely a famous Nevada recipe that you can find all over the state. 

Prime Rib

 Juicy prime rib cooked just right is a treat. It’s served in upscale restaurants and is easy to cook at home. 


Gourmet cheeseburgers are one of Nevada’s most popular dishes. The beef is high quality and the toppings are top-notch. 

Cornish Pasty

Cornish pasties are handheld meat pies. The dough is wrapped around ground beef or skirt steak, potatoes, rutabagas, onions, and seasonings and then baked. 

Eggs Benedict

Perfectly poached eggs set on English muffins and drizzled with creamy hollandaise sauce is one of the best breakfasts you’ll find in Nevada. 

Chorizo Sandwich 

Spicy chorizo formed into a patty and served on French bread is a tasty lunch that you can easily make at home. 

Bloody Mary 

This brunch drink is taken seriously in Nevada. The mix is made from scratch and the glass is stacked with pickles, bacon, shrimp, celery, olives, and many other toppings. It’s a drink and appetizer all in one!  

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