29 American-style diner recipes for weekend entertaining

Shakes, sliders, fries and more.

It’s no secret that American-style food has taken the world by storm, with sliders, loaded fries and epic milkshakes becoming more popular than ever before.

We’ve pulled together a selection of our favourites that honour the indulgent, hearty and cheesy dishes that you expect to find at a trendy diner.

From our fried chicken, burgers and hot dogs, to our milkshakes and cherry pies, these dishes are the ultimate comfort food to accompany a few drinks with friends.

Have a flick through and see what catches your fancy. Now, let’s get cooking!

cajun potato wedges


Cajun potato wedges

Cajun potato wedges

Cajun cooking is a meeting of French and Southern American cuisines. It is robust, country-style cooking that makes generous use of spices ­ especially pepper and chilli.


Pulled pork sliders with apple slaw chipotle mayo

Pulled pork sliders with apple slaw chipotle mayo

Smoky chipotle mayo gives these classic pulled pork burgersa little touch that is far from ordinary. Apple slaw adds a touch of sweetness


New York cheesecake

New York cheesecake

When it comes to cheesecake, we prefer to stick to the classics. This is the original, and still the best version of this gooey dessert.


Buffalo chicken wings

Buffalo chicken wings

With only five ingredients and a slow-coker you can create these finger-licking good spicy hot buffalo wings. These make a great starter for any party


Deep-pan pepperoni pizza

Our deep pan pepperoni pizza is made in the slow cooker and with only five-ingredients. Loaded with tomato sauce, cheese and pepperoni.

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Key lime pie

Key lime pie

Try this sweet, citrusy American favourite for a summer treat or to perk up dessert time all year round.

sloppy joes


Sloppy joes

These sloppy joes will warm you up from the inside. Savoury mince mixture served on soft white hot dog buns with iceberg lettuce and parsley.



American-style spare ribs

American-style spare ribs


Deep-dish almond and apple pie

This tasty gluten-free deep dish apple pie is made with a buttery almond meal pastry complemented perfectly with a sweet spiced apple filling.

Spiced beef nachos
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Spiced beef nachos recipe.

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