A 2019 study by Hotschedules, a restaurant and hospitality software, revealed that Americans eat out a lot. In fact, 56% of Americans told the company that they eat out two to three times a week, which included both in-restaurant dining and ordering takeout. Diners certainly have a wide variety of options to choose from: There are mor than 1 million restaurants throughout the country, according to the National Restaurant Association.

But in the last year, the novel coronavirus pandemic has affected almost every corner of American daily life—not the least of which being how we eat. With rules for social distancing in place along with various states of shutdown orders since March 2020, many people have turned to home-cooked meals in lieu of going out or even getting something delivered.

Of course, eating local favorites is a special kind of treat—so to help you on this home cooking journey, Stacker scoured Allrecipes’ collection of more than 3,000 recipes grouped by state to bring you a list of beloved favorites from New Jersey.

Many of these recipes are great for any skill levels—so don’t worry if your culinary expertise leave something to be desired. Keep reading to gain some inspiration for your next meal.

Blueberry Dump Cake

– Servings: 18
– Yield: 1 9 x 13 inch pan
– Number of ingredients: 5
Read more about the recipe here

Jersey Summer Salsa

– Prep: 15 minutes
– Cook: 5 minutes
– Total: 20 minutes
– Servings: 16
– Yield: 16 servings
– Number of ingredients: 7
Read more about the recipe here

Jersey Shore Ice Cream Sandwiches

– Prep: 10 minutes
– Total: 10 minutes
– Servings: 2
– Yield: 2 sandwiches
– Number of ingredients: 5
Read more about the recipe here

New Jersey Diner Salad

– Prep: 20 minutes
– Cook: 8 hrs
– Total: 8 hrs 20 minutes
– Servings: 4
– Yield: 4 servings
– Number of ingredients: 9
Read more about the recipe here

Boardwalk Quality Maple Walnut Fudge

– Prep: 10 minutes
– Cook: 5 minutes
– Additional: 1 hr
– Total: 1 hr 15 minutes
– Servings: 18
– Yield: 1 8×8-inch baking dish
– Number of ingredients: 5
Read more about the recipe here

Best Tuna Melt (New Jersey Diner Style)

– Prep: 10 minutes
– Cook: 5 minutes
– Total: 15 minutes
– Servings: 4
– Yield: 4 servings
– Number of ingredients: 12
Read more about the recipe here

Pan Fried Whole Trout

– Prep: 20 minutes
– Cook: 12 minutes
– Total: 32 minutes
– Servings: 4
– Yield: 4 servings
– Number of ingredients: 8
Read more about the recipe here

Jersey Fresh Stewed Tomatoes

– Prep: 20 minutes
– Cook: 20 minutes
– Total: 40 minutes
– Servings: 8
– Yield: 8 servings
– Number of ingredients: 11
Read more about the recipe here

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

– Prep: 20 minutes
– Cook: 30 minutes
– Total: 50 minutes
– Servings: 12
– Yield: 1 dozen
– Number of ingredients: 13
Read more about the recipe here

Jersey Fresh Tomato Soup

– Prep: 30 minutes
– Cook: 1 hr 30 minutes
– Total: 2 hrs
– Servings: 4
– Yield: 4 servings
– Number of ingredients: 13
Read more about the recipe here

Foil Barbecued Trout with Wine

– Prep: 15 minutes
– Cook: 20 minutes
– Total: 35 minutes
– Servings: 2
– Yield: 2 trout
– Number of ingredients: 6
Read more about the recipe here

Barengate Bay Chicken

– Prep: 15 minutes
– Cook: 40 minutes
– Total: 55 minutes
– Servings: 6
– Yield: 6 servings
– Number of ingredients: 8
Read more about the recipe here

South Jersey Oyster Pie

– Prep: 25 minutes
– Cook: 50 minutes
– Total: 1 hr 15 minutes
– Servings: 8
– Yield: 1 9-inch pie
– Number of ingredients: 10
Read more about the recipe here

Old-Time Taffy Pull

– Servings: 16
– Yield: 1 pound
– Number of ingredients: 10
Read more about the recipe here

Alienated Blueberry Muffins

– Prep: 15 minutes
– Cook: 25 minutes
– Total: 40 minutes
– Servings: 24
– Yield: 2 dozen
– Number of ingredients: 10
Read more about the recipe here

Ultimate Jersey Ripper

– Prep: 15 minutes
– Cook: 8 minutes
– Total: 23 minutes
– Servings: 8
– Yield: 8 hot dogs
– Number of ingredients: 7
Read more about the recipe here

Roasted Sweet Potato and Rocket Salad

– Prep: 30 minutes
– Cook: 45 minutes
– Additional: 20 minutes
– Total: 1 hr 35 minutes
– Servings: 4
– Yield: 4 servings
– Number of ingredients: 15
Read more about the recipe here

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