Bring the pub to your home with these sensational pub foods! You’ll find the best of the best bar food recipes right here.
Whether you like going to the pub for the drinks or the ambiance, or because you think it’s a great hangout spot with friends, one thing’s for sure: a visit isn’t complete without ordering pub food.
But don’t feel like you need to get out of the house just to have a bite of your favorite pub grub!
Whether you’re in the mood for finger foods like fries and mozzarella sticks or something heavier like a burger or a sandwich, this roundup has you covered.
Let’s get the party started.
1. Quick and Easy Nachos
Crunchy tortilla chips are topped with ground beef, refried beans, jalapenos, and oozy cheese. These are classic nachos, and they’ll never fail to impress.
The great thing about this recipe is despite the many toppings, it still comes together pretty quickly.
The only thing you’ll need to cook is ground beef. The rest of the components are pre-made.
2. Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Wings
What makes these Buffalo chicken wings seriously flavorful is they’re cooked in the Crockpot.
Marinating chicken wings for just 30 minutes already gives them a wonderful explosion of flavors.
Now, imagine how much tastier they’ll be if they’re slow-cooked in Worcestershire sauce, butter, hot sauce, and garlic and onion powders for 4 hours.
That’s the kind of goodness you’ll get if you try this recipe.
3. Pub-Style Steak and Onion Pie
Chunks of fatty, melt-in-your-mouth steak and sweet crunchy-tender onions are bathed in a savory gravy and encased in a buttery pie crust.
Steak and onion pies are a staple offering at British pubs. You won’t need to book a plane ticket to have a slice, though. This recipe is all you’ll need.
4. Fish and Chips
Here’s another iconic British dish that we should definitely see more often here! Fish and chips are the ultimate embodiment of fried food.
This recipe creates fish and fries that are both crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Seasoned perfectly with salt, pepper, and spices, their flavors are as equally great as their textures.
5. Bangers and Mash
Continuing on with our streak of classic British dishes is England’s most popular comfort food: bangers and mash.
It’s a hearty plate made of juicy sausages resting on a bed of mashed potatoes. Tying them together is a generous drizzling of savory onion gravy.
You can use store-bought pork sausages for this recipe, but you could always make your own homemade bangers.
6. Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
When I hear the word comfort food, chicken pot pie is one of the first dishes that comes to mind. Better days have this delectable pie in them!
Its perfect combination of creamy chicken filling and flaky pie crust makes it difficult not to fall in love with.
If making a pie crust from scratch intimidates you, worry not. For this recipe, all you’ll need is Bisquick.
7. Cheeseburger Sliders
Whether it’s a BBQ, an intimate dinner, a birthday party, or a weekend nightcap, it’s always a good idea for cheeseburger sliders.
Toasty buns + juicy patties + melty cheese = party in my mouth.
The thing I love the most about this recipe, though, is that it lets you make and bake 24 sliders all at once – and in just 30 minutes, at that!
8. Club Sandwich
This club sandwich gives your layers of toasted bread, ham, bacon, turkey, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, and mayo, all in one spectacular bite.
Am I in sandwich heaven? I think so!
It has every amazing flavor and texture you love in a sandwich: salty, savory, and fatty; and tender, crispy-crunchy, and creamy.
9. Steak Frites
Pair your beautifully cooked steak with crispy-tender fries for a memorable dinner. If restaurant quality is what you’re looking for, this is it, right here.
Pan-seared steak is served with perfectly fried fries on the side. That alone already sounds ridiculous, but there’s more.
Served on top of the steak is a light yet delectable lemon herb butter that’s whipped to fluffy perfection. I’m not drooling, you are!
10. Pub Burgers
The photo alone already tells you how phenomenal these pub burgers are. I can stare at those glistening onions and melty cheese all day.
But what makes these burgers a true masterpiece are the juicy patties.
Seasoned with nothing but Worcestershire sauce, butter, salt, and pepper, they’re simple but are absolute perfection.
11. Crispy Chicken Parmesan
Chicken, marinara, parmesan, and mozzarella are a match made in heaven. Together, these ingredients create the most drool-worthy dish.
You’ll love how despite the chicken being covered almost entirely with tomato sauce and cheese, it still manages to retain its crispness.
That’s the importance of coating it in breadcrumbs and baking it beforehand, so be sure not to skip this step.
12. McCormick Chili
The best bowls of chili call for hours of cooking.
If you’re looking for proof, here you go. I have made this chili so many times already, and it’s always gotten stellar reviews.
But don’t take my word for it. Try it and see for yourself. It only calls for 6 ingredients and 25 minutes, so what do you have to lose?
13. Julia Child’s French Onion Soup
Craving soup? What better way is there to satiate that yearning than with a bowl of Julia Child’s French onion soup?
This soup features sweet caramelized onions swimming in a sweet-savory broth with French bread and melted cheese on top.
Every mouthful is an explosion of flavors. No wonder Julia Child’s a legend!
14. Classic Reuben Sandwich
Savory and juicy corned beef, melty cheese, crunchy sauerkraut, and a tangy Russian dressing in between two slices of rye bread make up the classic Reuben sandwich.
Despite its many components, the sandwich’s flavors and textures don’t clash with one another.
Instead, they complement and contrast each other beautifully.
It’s everything you can ask for in a grilled sandwich.
15. Sweet Potato Fries
Traditional fries are the bomb, but I love sweet potato fries. If you’re a fan of the sweet and salty flavor profile, these are a must-try.
They’re crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and delicious in every bite. Their flavors and textures are nothing new, but they never disappoint.
As a bonus, these fries are baked, not fried, so you can enjoy them without guilt!
16. Classic Shepherd’s Pie
Perfectly seasoned ground beef (or lamb) at the bottom and fluffy, cheese-loaded mashed potatoes on top: you can’t go wrong with the classic shepherd’s pie.
This is the casserole of my dreams. This wonderful combination of creamy potatoes and savory beef always makes my taste buds go wild!
17. Old-Fashioned Beef Stew
This beef stew is comfort food at its best. Not only does it delight the tastebuds, but warms the heart and soothes the soul, as well.
Filled with tender beef and colorful vegetables, not to mention, a scrumptious sauce, this soup is a delectable, complete meal in one.
I still like to eat it with rice, though. Try it and let me know what you think!
18. Ground Chicken Burgers
These ground chicken burgers will not disappoint!
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to traditional burgers, look no further.
While others yield dull and dry burgers, this recipe delivers shockingly tender and juicy patties.
They’ll come together in just half an hour, too! You’ll absolutely want to add them to your weeknight meal rotation.
19. Veggie Burgers
Who says vegetarians can’t enjoy a good burger? While most veggie burgers don’t taste good at all, these ones do.
Made with quinoa, black beans, oats, sweet potatoes, and herbs and seasonings, these burgers may be meatless, but they are hearty, chewy, and somehow – meaty!
They’re not only vegetarian, but vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free, as well.
20. Potato Skins
Who can resist crispy and hearty potato skins? This is the kind of pub food you can’t simply eat just one of!
Loaded to the brim with bacon, melty cheese, and green onions, these potato skins will rival that of any pub.
The best part? They’re super easy to prepare and are ready in 10 minutes.
21. Air Fryer Quesadillas
If you don’t own an air fryer yet, I’ll bet these quesadillas will convince you to get one.
Filled with refried beans and cheese and topped with guacamole, sour cream, Greek yogurt, and salsa, these quesadillas are a certified Tex-Mex hit.
I love how the air fryer crisps up the flour tortillas and melts the cheese beautifully, and in no time, too!
22. Cottage Pie
Not to be confused with shepherd’s pie, the cottage pie is a dish with a beef mince filling with a gravy sauce and topped with fluffy mashed potatoes.
The potatoes are topped with parmesan and baked to perfection, creating a crisp outer crust.
So what’s the difference between the two? Shepherd’s pie is traditionally made with lamb, while cottage pie calls for beef.
23. Spinach Artichoke Dip
Let’s be honest, spinach leaves and artichoke hearts, on their own, aren’t appetizing.
But put together with cream cheese, mayo, and sour cream, they’ll transform into a magnificent masterpiece.
Here’s a suggestion: dab spoonfuls of spinach artichokes dip all over a pizza crust with marinara sauce and bake. You can thank me later.
24. Mozzarella Sticks
How can anyone say no crunchy deep-fried sticks oozing with stringy, ooey-gooey mozzarella?
This is my favorite snack to pair with a cold glass of beer. Together, they’re the perfect way to cap off your week.
They’re fantastic as they are, but I love them even more with marinara sauce. Don’t forget to serve a bowl on the side.
25. Philly Cheesesteak
A buttery hoagie roll is loaded with ribeye steak, sweet caramelized onions, and ooey-gooey provolone.
I can’t even begin to express how much I love a good Philly cheesesteak. Filled with extra-rich and decadent flavors, this is the ultimate guilty pleasure.
You know it’s not the healthiest of sandwiches, but you won’t care! It’s worth every calorie.
26. Ragu Lasagna
Thanks to the handy Ragu, you won’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to make scrumptious lasagna.
While this recipe is incredibly simple, it still has all the beautiful layers of a lasagna: al dente noodles, a mix of cheeses, meaty marinara, and even more cheese on top.
With just 10 minutes of prep and 1 hour of baking, you can whip up this lasagna even on a busy weeknight.
27. Bisquick Chicken Tenders
Don’t you just hate chicken breast that’s all dried up and rubbery? You won’t get any of that if you stick to this recipe.
Coated with a mix of Bisquick and cheese, these tenders have that perfect crisp-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside texture.
They’re baked, not fried, so eat to your heart’s content.
28. Classic Tuna Melt
Transform a boring can of tuna into a sensational sandwich with this quick and easy recipe!
This tuna melt features toasty bread, creamy tuna filling, fresh tomatoes, and melty cheese.
It’s a wonderful crossover between a tuna sandwich and a grilled cheese.
29. Cobb Salad
Let’s take a moment to appreciate just how beautiful this bowl of cobb salad is. I’m normally not a fan of salad with greens, but man, I can eat this all day.
Complete with bacon, chicken, eggs, cheese, avocado, and a creamy dressing, this is the salad I can get on board with.
30. Loaded Pub Fries
I would choose these over classic fries any day.
Don’t get me wrong, I think traditional fries are absolutely flawless.
But with toppings such as bacon crumbles, Manchego cheese, and cheddar, these loaded fries are 10 times better.
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