White House Recipes: Favorite Presidential Meals

We might not have a recipe for every American president who has graced the White House over the years, but we have quite a few! Try one of these patriotic presidential dishes and get in the election spirit!

#1: George Washington (1789-1797): Washington's Morning Corn Cakes

"The President's morning routine included breakfasting on three of these corn cakes."


#3: Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809): Stewed Tomatoes Jefferson

"Thomas Jefferson was an excellent cook. He was one of the first to use tomatoes in this country."

-Chef Shadows

#4: James Madison (1809-1817): Dolly Madison Muffins

"I like the idea that you make the batter, keep it in the refrigerator, and bake only as many as you want."

-Stacia in MI

#5: James Monroe (1817-1825): President Monroe's Waverly Jumbles (Baked Doughnuts)

"The flavor is very good, and I was surprised at how easy they were to make!"

-Sephardi Kitchen

#26: Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909): President Roosevelt's Birthday Cake

"I made this as a birthday cake for my stepson's 7th birthday, and I'm glad I did. It was a hit with him! This is going to become our go-to chocolate birthday cake."


#34: Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961): President Eisenhower's Favorite Barbecued Chicken

"I love this barbecued chicken. I'd lost the recipe, and am so glad I found it. My brother calls it orange chicken because of the color."


#35: John F. Kennedy (1961-1963): Kennedy Family Brownies

"A recipe for simple brownies, but they are a very tasty little fix for the not-over-indulgent chocoholic!"

-Sydney Mike

#36: Lyndon Johnson (1963-1969): President Nixon's Diet Special

"Love this for lunch, actually breakfast, or anytime—this is so tasty! This is the type of salad that certainly stands the test of time."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

#37: Richard Nixon (1969-1974): President Nixon's Diet Special

"Pretty salad! I looked like I was spoiling myself for lunch yesterday at work :) I shredded the lettuce for easier eating and added a couple of celery sticks. Thank you Sharon!! Tagged for ELECTION EATS 2008."

-katie in the UP

#39: Jimmy Carter (1977-1981): Rosalyn Carter's Cheese Ring

"This is a great cheese ring. Very yummy and easy!"


#40: Ronald Reagan (1981-1989): President Reagan's Hamburger Soup

"I have made this soup for years. My family has always requested it in winter, and I've passed it along to my daughter for her family."


#41: George Bush (1989-1993): Barbara Bush's Mushroom Quiche

"This is by far the very best mushroom quiche. The seasoning is perfect, and the amount of mushrooms is amazing. Mushroom lovers rejoice!"

-Diana #2

#42: Bill Clinton (1993-2001): Bill Clinton's Tuna Salad Sandwich

"Very tasty indeed! I loved the mustard, and the hard-boiled egg addition."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

#43: George W. Bush (2001-2009): Laura Bush's Carrot Muffins

"These are delicious and packed with a nutritional punch from all the carrots. They have a cinnamon flavor, and remind me a little of carrot cake yet with their own flavor. A keeper!"

-mama T

#44: Barack Obama (2009-2013): Obama Family Chili

"A very meaty chili. It isn't spicy, but has plenty of flavor from the herbs and spices!"