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Famous New Jersey Recipes

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Famous New Jersey Recipes include sliders, sloppy joe sandwiches, tomato pie, cheesesteaks, saltwater taffy, oysters, and pork rolls.

Check out our 50 states unit study for some fun states info! These popular recipes will remind you of the best part of being in New Jersey.

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Don’t forget to check out this New Jersey Unit Study as well to learn more about fun state facts and history.

New Jersey is most known for its beautiful beaches, Atlantic City, diners, and locally grown produce such as blueberries, apples, and peaches. You can’t walk down the street here without running into one of these popular foods. 

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 New Jersey.


Small hamburgers topped with grilled onions and served in a set of three is a delicious appetizer or dinner in New Jersey. You can add cheese or mustard as well. 

Sloppy Joe Sandwiches

These sandwiches are not the traditional ground beef dish you may be thinking of. These ones are made with layers of roast beef, cheese, coleslaw, and Russian dressing on pieces of thin white bread.  

Tomato Pie 

Pizza topped solely with tomatoes or tomato sauce is a popular New Jersey food. No cheese or toppings are needed. 

Cheesesteak Sandwich 

Hoagie rolls filled with thinly sliced meat, onions, peppers, and topped with provolone cheese are found all over the state. 

Salt Water Taffy 

Saltwater taffy is made locally along the New Jersey beach and sold all over the United States. This taffy comes in all different flavors and colors and is wrapped in wax paper.  

Blueberry Pie 

Blueberries are grown locally in New Jersey and are in many dishes. Blueberry pie is one of the most popular and is served by diners. 


Fresh oysters are caught in the sea and brought to restaurants and grocery stores the same day. They are cooked in herby broth and served on the half-shell.  


Panzerotti are tomato, mozzarella, and basil-filled baked dough pockets. They are similar to calzones and served for lunch or dinner. 

Pork Roll 

This diner sandwich is served on a round bun and topped with thinly sliced pork, an egg, and cheese and then heated to the cheese is melty.  

Hard Rolls 

Hard rolls are crusty on the outside and soft in the middle. They’re served with dinner and for special occasions. 

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