In case you haven’t noticed, today is a VERY special day!
It’s Walt Disney’s birthday! And with us being … well … we … we think the best way to celebrate is with FOOD. So if you’re going to Disney World or you’re just celebrating at home, We have some of Walt’s favorite foods you can get at Disney World and recipes you can make at home!
How to Celebrate It at Disney World
If you want to celebrate Walt’s birthday with food at Disney World, there are plenty of foods that have been added for Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Disney World you can now try this feature on some of Walt’s favorite meals and snacks! Walt was a big fan of simple, classic dishes, so here’s what you can get NOW MORE at Disney World.
If you go to Magic Kingdom on Walt’s birthday (or beyond!), Be sure to ask for the Pressed Penny silk cake at Casey’s Corner. This is one of Walt’s favorite desserts: the French silk cake. Casey’s version is made with a Chocolate cake shell ia Stuffed with silky chocolate, topped with Sweet Whipped Cream ia Pressed chocolate penny with Steamboat Willie on top! It is now available for $ 6.49.
And while you’re at Magic Kingdom, make sure you get a reservation at The Crystal Palace, because here you can try some of Walt’s favorites from the buffet, included Walt Mashed Potatoes i Walt’s Chile.
Read our most recent review of Crystal Palace
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
You will want to go there The Hollywood Brown Derby to test the Filet Mignon with Roast Beef Hash by Walt Disney. This is a classic Cute fillet with Hash served with of Green Beans and Red Wine Sauce. And it was served as Walt liked it – with a Fried egg on the top.
It’s not the most worthy dish you’ll find at Disney World, but the liquid egg in a steak is Walt’s classic food. Is $ 49.
Read our review of Filet Mignon with Walt Disney’s Roast Beef Hash
Disney’s Value Resorts
You will find Walt Disney’s favorite chili on a loaf of bread at the three Disney resorts: a Flavor landscape at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, all POP! at the Pop Century Resort, the world premiere of Food Court in All-Star Movies, i All-Star Music Intermission Restoration Patio.
It is a chili meat and beans inspired by Walt Disney’s favorite chili recipe. It is served in a burn two by and topped with cheddar cheese. Grab it now for $ 9.99.
Read our review of Walt’s favorite chili
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
In case you didn’t know, Walt liked junk too, and yes, you can get a junk dish right now at Disney World. Olivia’s Cafe a special 50th anniversary Spam-Cheddar cookies with white sauce the menu.
This is almost an old school classic meal. Walt would be proud.
Read our review of this spam dish!
Walt’s favorite recipes
However, if you can’t make it to Disney World, don’t worry! You can make some of Walt’s favorite recipes at home!
Uncle Walt’s Chile
Warning, then, Walt’s favorite chili recipe is a time-consuming process, but maybe it’s all the hard work out there that made him love it so much.
- 2 pounds of pinto beans, dried
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- ¼ cup of vegetable oil
- 2 cloves garlic, diced
- 2 pounds of lean ground beef
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 can (28 ounces) chopped tomatoes
- salt and pepper to taste
- Wash and sort the beans and soak them overnight in cold water.
- Drain the beans and place in a 2 quart saucepan. Add fresh water to cover 2 inches. Add the sliced onion and simmer, covered for 2 hours until tender.
- Heat oil in a large skillet and fry the garlic. Add the veal and celery and cook until lightly browned. Add the chili powder, paprika and thyme. Stir in the chopped tomatoes. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
- When the beans are tender, combine them with the meat, stirring gently. Add salt and pepper to taste
Click here to see the full recipe with our notes
Macaroni and Jiko cheese
One of Walt’s favorite foods, according to his wife Lillian, was macaroni and cheese, and we think he would approve of the delicious side dish that comes straight from Jiko at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons flour for all use
- 2 1/2 cups whole milk
- 8 ounces of Italian mixture of four crushed cheeses (such as mozzarella, asiago, fontina and provolone)
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 pound elbow macaroni, cooked and hot
- Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour, stirring until combined. Bake, stirring often, for 5 minutes, or until golden (do not let brown).
- Add the milk to the butter mixture, stirring until it is completely soft and no lumps remain.
- Simmer the mixture, stirring frequently, until the sauce covers the back of a spoon, 5 to 8 minutes.
- Add the cheese to the casserole in batches, stirring until completely melted. Add salt and pepper, stirring to combine.
- Place the cooked macaroni in a large bowl. Add the cheese sauce, stirring to combine. Serve immediately.
Here is Jiko’s full recipe
July 4 Apple pie
There’s nothing more American than Apple Pie, and of course it was one of Walt’s favorite desserts according to his daughter Diane. This recipe, inspired by our favorite Whispering Canyon Cafe, is almost perfect in every way!
- 4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1 3/4 cup flour for all use
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/3 cup 2% milk.
- 1 cup water
- 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
- 2 teaspoons spice for apple pie
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup thick cream
FOR CRUST FOOT:
- Combine butter, butter, flour, sugar and salt in a bowl of an electric mixer equipped with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until crumbled.
- Add the milk and mix until incorporated.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Roll up to 1/4 inch thick and place on a 9-inch cake pan.
- Bring water to a simmer in a large saucepan.
- Place the apples in a steaming basket and add to the pot. Steam for 10 minutes. Remove from water.
- Cool to room temperature and toss with apple pie spices.
Click here to see the full recipe and see photos!
We hope you enjoy eating Walt’s birthday! And we’ll continue to cover EVERYTHING about Disney food, so keep checking back often!
Which of these foods are your favorites? Let us know in the comments!