The 50 Best Ina Garten Recipes of All Time

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Let’s face it: We can never get enough of our idol in all things cooking and life, Ina Garten. So put on your chambray button-down, grab a wooden spoon and whip up our 50 favorite recipes from the fabulous Barefoot Contessa. 

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Chicken Piccata

So crunchy and zesty, you’ll want seconds. And thirds. 

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Lobster Corn Chowder

Whip up a pot of Ina’s hearty, magical soup any time of year. 

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Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

OK, broccoli haters, try this recipe and tell us you still don’t like it. We dare you. 

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Easy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons

Yes, you read that correctly. Grilled. Cheese. Croutons. And they’re glorious

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Make-Ahead Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Reason #764 we’re just like Ina: We loooove a good make-ahead recipe. Cook this now for tomorrow’s dinner.

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Easy Mac and Cheese

You can whip this baked deliciousness up in under an hour. Ina, you’re our hero.

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Perfect Roast Chicken

Psst, this is Jeffrey’s favorite recipe. He eats it every Friday night.

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Lemon Yogurt Cake

And there’s no butter. Because Ina’s looking out for your cholesterol.

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Turkey Lasagna

One square and you’ll be hooked. 

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Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Haven’t you heard? They’re the new lettuce.

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Chocolate Cassis Cake

Giada requests this every year for her birthday. Because it’s just that good.

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Seared Scallops and Potato Celery Root Puree

There’s plenty of butter, of course.

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Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Surprisingly easy.

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Pastitsio

Meat, tomato sauce, pasta and béchamel…

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Winter Minestrone

It’s extra cozy.

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Lemon Chicken Breasts

Preach.

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Shrimp Bisque

Seafood has never looked this good.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

A magical sweet-tart combination.

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Ina Garten’s Mustard Roasted Chicken

We can’t get enough of the crunchy coating.

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Roasted Artichoke Salad

Timelessly elegant.

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Coconut Cake

Ooh-la-la.

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Baked Fontina Cheese Dip

No special occasion necessary.

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Chicken Stew with Biscuits

Your kids will love it.

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French Chocolate Bark

Extra fancy.

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Baked Sweet Potato Fries

A girl after our own heart.

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Salmon Cakes

Like something you’d get at a country club.

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Homemade French Onion Dip

The jarred stuff doesn’t even compare.

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Fresh Pea Soup

Save this stunner for spring.

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Lovely Lemon Squares

Like, obviously.

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Roasted Pear Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Très chic.

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Tabbouleh

Grain > lettuce.

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Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

Make a big batch and eat it all week long.

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Foolproof Ribs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Spoiler: They’re really damn good.

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Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

Who’s having a party?

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Caramelized Butternut Squash

So simple, so elegant.

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Peach and Blueberry Crumble

It doesn’t get better than this.

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The Best Beer Nuts

Grab a cold one.

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Garlic Roasted Potatoes

An essential side.

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Essential Vodka Sauce

So good we could eat it plain.

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Creamed Spinach Gratin

Now that’s a casserole.

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Herbed Ricotta Bruschettas

Appetizers: done.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toll House, who?

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Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms

Take out all the stops.

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Caramelized Shallots

Our dream burger topping.

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Asparagus & Prosciutto Bundles

Bundles…of joy.

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Outrageous Brownies

Your place or mine?

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Potato Salad

Who’s having a picnic?

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Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

We’re eating these all year long.

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Italian Wedding Soup

It freezes beautifully.

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Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Save room for seconds.

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