Corn dip, jambalaya, Doritos casserole, Mexican spaghetti, shrimp and grits, and poundcake are among the dozens of recipes in the new Nissan Family Cookbook! The book is a collection of 140 family-favorite recipes and treats shared by employees of Nissan’s U.S. manufacturing team. Did we mention there are recipes in the book for fried pickles, frog legs, and fried Oreos?!
“While our team is best known for assembling some of the highest-quality vehicles for consumers, they are also quite crafty in the kitchen,” said Steve Marsh, senior vice president, manufacturing, supply chain and purchasing, Nissan North America, Inc. “The kitchen is typically the center of holiday activity. It’s where everybody wants to be, and there’s no reason why this can’t continue, even during these unprecedented times.”
Nissan Family Cookbook Favorites
Here are some of our favorites from the Nissan Family Cookbook. The cooks have also shared what inspired the recipes.
Recipe: Beef Ball
Submitted by: Wayne Foster, Plant Technician, Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant.
“This is my wife’s grandmother’s recipe. Grandma Betty is 84 years old and has lots of amazing recipes!”
Recipe: Corn Dip
Submitted by: Jennifer Swanner, Communications Specialist, Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant.
“This was one of my dad’s favorite recipes. Making it reminds me of him!”
Recipe: Fried Pickles
Submitted by: Steven Tuttle, PQA Specialist, Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant.
“This recipe was inspired by recipes from several different restaurants.”
Soups & Salads
Recipe: Avocado Salad
Submitted by: John Evans, VQA Engineer, Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant.
“My dad, Tim ‘Boss Hogg’ Boisseau, retired from the Smyrna plant a few years ago. His recipe is well-known, and I’m happy to keep the family tradition going by sharing it with our Nissan family and neighbors.”
Recipe: Championship Chili
Submitted by: Michael Stender, APW Manager, Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant.
“My chili recipe was concocted over the years from family recipes and my own changes to those recipes. It has won several different chili cook-offs.”
Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breast
Submitted by: Bill Thompson, VQA Supervisor, Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant.
“I have a son with special needs that loves to help me cook. He loves bacon and chicken so much that we had to put it together.”
Recipe: Doritos Casserole
Submitted by: Martha Taylor, VQ Production Associate, Decherd Powertrain Plant.
“My granny would make these special butter cakes for me growing up. The whole family loved them. I have taken on the duties of making them for my family since she has passed away. She would be so tickled to know her recipe could become ‘famous’ at Nissan!”
Recipe: New York Style Cheesecake with Strawberry Topping
Submitted by: Claude Booth, Car Floor Line Technician, Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant.
“This recipe is one I developed over several years. It reminds me of my home, New York, and the various places I could go to treat myself. The biggest thing is I can’t eat store-bought cheesecake. The flavor and textures are all wrong. I know you’ll feel the same once you’ve tried this recipe!”
Download The Nissan Family Cookbook
You can download a PDF version of the Nissan Family Cookbook here for free. Enjoy!