Food in Nebraska

Nebraska's nickname, the Cornhusker State, comes from corn, which is the leading crop, and from cornhusking contests held in rural Nebraskan towns in the fall.

Nebraska is well known for growing corn and raising beef cattle. Other crops include soybeans, wheat, sorghum, oats, and potatoes. Nebraska also raises hogs.

Food processing is a major industry there. ConAgra, one of the largest food companies in the world, has its headquarters in Omaha. As for drinks, Kool-Aid, the sof drink in powder form, was created in Nebraska.

Nebraska foods

People from Nebraska love to eat a good Reuben sanwich, ribs, steak, hamburger, pizza, corned beef, barbecue, and Runza, a meal of beef, pork cabbage, sauerkrut and onions in a bread pocket. They drink pop, milk, beer, Kool-Aid, and wine.

Try Nebraska's favorites Wimmer's Summer Sausage, Annie's Jellies & Jams, Mick D-Angelos Pasta Sauce, The Heartland's Finest Bar-B-Que Sauce, Hollmon's Barbecue Sauces, Grandpa Jack's Hot Sauce, Dorothy Lynch salad dressing, and Poppycorn pocorn.

…and food events

Wayne Chicken Show, Wayne, July

Recipes from Nebraska

Reuben sandwich with Russian dressing - runza with a white bread base.


Valentino's Pizza is Lincoln.

Omaha, where one can find some of the biggest livestock markets and meat-processing centers in the world. It also has a friendly market area with plenty of nice small shops at the Old Market.

The Coffee Burger at Sioux Sundries in Harriston makes truly large hamburgers, 28 ounces of beef!