Unconventional Variations on Timeless Recipes
Oct 13, 2023 By Nancy Miller

It feels wonderful to delve into a basic cooked dinner with grilled cheese, potato salad, meatloaf, and cornbread. But do you want to know what may be even better?

We're updating these classic foods from yesteryear to make them even tastier and more appealing to current palates, so you and your loved ones will want to come back for more.

If you are seeking intriguing new methods to press refresh on some classic go-to's, you should try this list.

Vegan Cottage Pie

It just takes an hour to whip up this veggie-packed vegan cottage pie, often known as Shepherd's pie. What exactly is it that we love so much? Additional plant-based protein may be included in the dish when ground beef is replaced with lentils. It is so amazing it may well become your next go-to vegan lunch!

Avocado Deviled Eggs with Chive

You probably already like avocado toast, but have you tried deviled eggs with avocado? The history of deviled eggs, the classic appetizer that frequently appears at Christmas gatherings, dates back centuries. Medieval European cookbooks have been uncovered to contain recipes for this egg-based snack. In this updated dish, the avocado, which is now trending, takes centre stage.

Grilled Cheese with Eggplant and Ricotta

One bite of a grilled cheese sandwich, a simple meal that can be eaten whenever the craving strikes, transports us back to our childhoods. American cheese is replaced with ricotta in this creative take on the classic sandwich, which also has layers of roasted eggplant.

Poached Salmon in Coconut-Lime Sauce

Easy-to-make poached salmon is elevated by adding flavorful ingredients, including lemongrass, garlic, lime, and chile. Serving it over warm rice or with seasoned sweet potatoes is a great way to enjoy the high protein and quick preparation of this dish.

Pull-Apart Everything Bagel Bread

If you want to enjoy everything bagel seasoning, you don't need bagels. The original recipe for pull-apart bread was published in a Betty Crocker cookbook in 1972; this version is so much better that we can't bake it fast enough. Poppy seed, and dried onion season homemade dough, which is then filled with even more garlic, herbs, and cream cheese.

Cornbread Avocado Toast

This quick and easy cornmeal snack is elevated to a memorable level by the addition of pomegranate seeds and honey drizzle. This straightforward recipe demonstrates the adaptability of cornbread, a delicious side dish that can be served alongside a variety of entrees including stews, chili, and grilled foods.

Cheddar Stuffed Sweet Potato BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

Meatloaf, which ascended to peak popularity following the Great Depression, gets a palatable makeover in this easy-to-make dish. Shredded sweet potato, cheddar cheese, and tangy BBQ sauce come together in this low-carb version. You could find that this dish becomes a regular in your house.

Celery Soup With Vegan Cream

Cream of Celery Soup, first introduced by Campbell's in 1913, is a classic that never goes out of style. Despite being cooked without any dairy, the distinctive flavour of cream of celery soup is preserved in this vegan version by using lemon juice.

Smoothie of Southern Ambrosia

This very easy smoothie recipe takes only two minutes to whip up, and it's a modern spin on the classic Southern delicacy known as ambrosia salad, which has been around since the 19th century. This refreshing and healthful beverage may serve as a quick breakfast or a satisfying dessert, thanks to its combination of frozen cherries, coconut milk. 1

Spicy Chicken Lasagna

This fusion of cordon bleu and lasagna brings together the greatest elements of both dishes. The ultimate in cozy fare, this dish is made with rotisserie chicken, and cheese all mixed together in an uncommon mixture. 2

Delicious Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

This creamy cauliflower mac and cheese recipe is an excellent twist on the classic comfort dish of macaroni and cheese. We love how the combination of dijon mustard, cayenne pepper and heavy cream produce the ideal balance between rich and sour in this meal. 4

Quick and Easy Keto Tomato Basil Soup

Do you remember warm bowls of tomato soup from your youth? This low-carb and gluten-free version will satisfy your keto diet needs in no time. A grilled cheese sandwich with some of this soup is perfect for a chilly day.