Presidents and First Ladies Recipes & Favorite Foods

Every US President’s Favorite Food During Their Time in the Oval Office

The Commander-in-Sweets: U.S. President’s Favorite Snack Foods 

The John Adams Family

Abigail Adams Apple Pan Dowdy 

Indian Pudding 

The John Quincy Adams Family

Louisa Adams Clam Chowder 

The Arthur Family

The Buchanan Family

The George H.W. Bush Family

The Bush Family’s Zuni Stew 

Barbara Bush’s All-American Clam Chowder 

Barbara Bush’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Barbara Bush’s Lemon Bars

Baked Apple Souffle

George H.W. Bush’s Pralines

Barbara Bush’s BBQ Chicken

The George W. Bush Family

New Years Day: Black Eyed Peas 

Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Whole Wheat Rigatoni with Homemade Tomato Sauce 

White House Easter Egg Roll: Egg Salad ala George 

Cinco de Mayo: Chilled Avocado Soup with Serrano Flavored Crabmeat 

Fourth of July: Peach Cream Pie

Governor’s Dinner: Texas Meat Marinade 

Thanksgiving Dinner: Spicy Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup

Friends and Family Christmas Dinner: Wild Mushroom Soup 

New Years Eve Family Favorite: President’s Pecan Pie 

Spicy Cheese Grits with Shrimp 

Guacamole Recipe 

Cowboy Cookies 

Carrot-Ginger Soup 

Hot Chocolate 

The Carter Family

The Carter Family’s Southern Fried Chicken

Rosalyn Carter’s Peanut Butter Pie

The Cleveland Family

The Clinton Family

Hillary Clinton’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lemon Chess Pie (Bill Clinton’s Favorite Pie!)

Peach and Blackberry Cobbler

White House Egg Nog (served in the Clinton White House)

The Coolidge Family

The Eisenhower Family

Mamie Eisenhower’s Million Dollar Fudge 

President Eisenhower’s Favorite Barbecued Chicken 

Mamie Eisenhower’s Sugar Cookies


The Fillmore Family

The Ford Family

Betty Ford’s Ruby Red Grapefruit Chicken 

Gerald Ford’s Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Butter Pecan Ice Cream (President Ford’s Favorite!)

Betty Ford’s Blueberry Banana Bread

Betty Ford’s Chocolate Icebox Dessert

The Garfield Family

The Grant Family

Rice Pudding with Lemon Sauce 

The Harding Family

The Benjamin Harrison Family

The William Henry Harrison Family

Caroline Harrison’s Sausage Rolls 

The Hayes Family

The Jackson Family

The Jefferson Family

President Thomas Jefferson’s Ice Cream Recipe 

Thomas Jefferson’s Mexican Bean Soup

The Andrew Johnson Family

The Lyndon Johnson Family

Lady Bird Johnson’s Spiced Tea

President Lyndon Johnson’s Favorite Banana Bread 

Lady Bird Johnson’s Lemon Squares

Copycat of Lady Bird Johnson’s Famous Lemon Cake

Lady Bird Johnson’s Strawberry Icebox Pie

White House Pecan Pie

The Kennedy Family

Jacqueline Kennedy’s Beef Stroganoff 

Cream Cheese and Frozen Strawberry Delight

Jacqueline Kennedy’s Quiche Lorraine

Jaqueline Kennedy’s White House Hot Fruit Dessert

The Lincoln Family

Mary Lincoln’s Champagne Punch

The Madison Family

Dolley Madison’s Soft Gingerbread 

The McKinley Family

The Monroe Family

The Nixon Family

Pat Nixon’s Meatloaf 

Pat Nixon’s White House Cookies

Richard Nixon’s Avocado Salad

The Obama Family

The Obama Family’s Chili Recipe 

Mrs. Obama’s Shortbread Cookies

The Pierce Family

The Polk Family

The Reagan Family

Nancy Reagan’s Rancho California Rice 

President Ronald Reagan’s Favorite Macaroni and Cheese 

Nancy Reagan’s Coconut Macaroons

Nancy Reagan’s Persimmon Pudding

Nancy Reagan’s Brandy-Whipped Cream Sauce

Nancy Reagan’s Monkey Bread

Nancy Reagan’s Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Orange Flourless Chocolate Cake

Ronald Reagan’s Vienna Chocolate Bars


The Franklin D. Roosevelt Family

FDR’s Sauerkraut with Pork

The Theodore Roosevelt Family

The Taft Family

Helen Taft’s Chicken or Turkey Croquettes 

The Truman Family

Bess Truman’s Ozark Pudding 

The Taylor Family

The Trump Family

The Tyler Family

The Van Buren Family

The Washington Family

Martha Washington’s Whiskey Cake 

Mount Vernon Recipes 

George Washington’s Vegetable Soup

The Wilson Family

Edith Wilson’s Virginia Skillet Cornbread