Depression and WWII Recipes

A Collection Of Tried And Tested Depression and WWII Recipes

A Collection Of Tried And Tested Depression and WWII Recipes

One of the ways folks seemed to get by back in the day was because they learned to “make do, or do without.” They learned to make a meal out of whatever was on-hand, even if it meant finding a use for stale bread or wrinkled, old vegetables.

No matter what, nothing went to waste. Necessity was the mother of invention for these creative cooks and they came up with soups, stews and casseroles that used every single morsel of food available to them.

Many of their recipes are treasured family favorites that are still enjoyed by us today.

Cheese, Onion and Potato Pie

When it comes to winter comfort food, it’s hard to beat this hearty pie.

Depression Era Homemade Bread

With the downturn of the economy, people are very interested in being frugal. This bread recipe does just that.

Hot Milk Cake

One old fashioned recipe that I have found is a version of a depression recipe. Simple, but oh so good.

Creamed Macaroni & Creamed Stewed Tomatoes

Sounds yummy and is so dense you won’t need any other food for a week lol.

Depression Era MeatLoaf Recipe

When the people had nothing they had to make nothing into something, this meatloaf is delicious and filling.

Green Tomato Pie Recipe

When frost nips our garden, quickly gather all the green tomatoes still on the vine and make this old family favorite.

Basic Pecan Pie

Depression Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is one of the best comfort food deserts you can make / eat. Creamy and very filling.

Fried Onion Burger

A Depression-Era food classic that has stood the test of time.

Keilbasa, Saurkraut and Potato Stew

This recipe is hearty and filling and goes a long way and costs very little.

Poor Man’s Cookies Recipe

Poor Man’s Cookies because they contained no eggs, milk or nuts. Despite the name, the cookies are rich in taste!

Favorite Fish Chowder Recipe

When meat rationing came along in World War II, fish chowder again became a staple in our household.

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