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Recipes Inspired by RAGBRAI Vendors

On The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Race Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), food vendors fuel up thousands of bicyclists every day.
  • Rhubarb Pie

    Rhubarb Pie

    On The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Race Across Iowa (RAGBRAI), pie is king, and rhubarb reigns supreme. Orange peel and cinnamon flavor the soft rhubarb filling in this recipe inspired by RAGBRAI food vendors that populate the route.

    Rhubarb Pie

  • Smoothie Recipes

    Strawberry and Mango Smoothies

    A little bit of honey sweetens a refreshing mixture of pineapple or orange juice blended with strawberries, mango and banana.

    Strawberry and Mango Smoothies

  • Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops on a Stick

    Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops on a Stick

    A mix of paprika, brown sugar, onion salt, garlic powder, ginger, cinnamon, cumin, dry mustard and pepper creates a pork chop rub that's sweet and a little spicy. The recipe was inspired by Paul Bernhard of Bancroft, Iowa, known on RAGBRAI as Mr. Pork Chop.

    Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops on a Stick

  • Breakfast Burritos

    Breakfast Burritos

    Combine hash browns, sausage, bacon, eggs, cheese and chopped veggies for a hearty breakfast tortilla. Top the colorful mixture with cool sour cream and spicy salsa in this recipe inspired by RAGBRAI vendor Farm Boys.

    Breakfast Burritos

  • French Toast Sticks with Maple-Apple-Nut Topping

    French Toast Sticks with Maple-Apple-Nut Topping

    Choose from several varieties of bread, including challah, whole wheat and cinnamon-raisin, for these easy French toast sticks. The Maple-Apple-Nut Topping makes this a standout dish. The recipe was inspired by RAGBRAI vendor Breakfast Delights.

    French Toast Sticks with Maple-Apple-Nut Topping

  • Penne with Arrabiata Sauce

    Penne with Arrabiata Sauce

    Arrabbiata (the Italian word for angry) is a Roman sauce of garlic, tomatoes and red chili cooked in olive oil. This recipe, inspired by a RAGBRAI vendor, offers several variations. Serve cooked penne with either a spicy red sauce or with a classic green pesto sauce. Optional toppings include rosemary-crusted grilled salmon or grilled summer squash.

    Penne with Arrabiata Sauce

  • Peach Ice Cream

    Peach Ice Cream

    A combination of pureed and chopped peaches gives this ice cream nice color and fruit flecks. Be sure to use half-and-half or light cream; if you substitute whole milk, the mixture will be icier.

    Peach Ice Cream 

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