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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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Shutterbean

Chicken Piccata

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

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Quentin Bacon/Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics

Lobster Corn Chowder

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

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Clara Persis

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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Food Gal

Easy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons

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

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Pink Parsley

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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Stone Gable

Perfect Roast Chicken

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

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A Little Bit of Spice

Lemon Yogurt Cake

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

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Little Broken
Alexandra Cooks

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

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

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Quintin Bacon/Barefoot Contessa Foolproof

Chocolate Cassis Cake

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

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Barefoot Contessa

Seared Scallops and Potato Celery Root Puree

There’s plenty of butter, of course.

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And They Cooked Happily Ever After

Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Surprisingly easy.

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Vodka and Biscuits

Pastitsio

Meat, tomato sauce, pasta and béchamel…

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Home Is Where the Boat Is

Winter Minestrone

It’s extra cozy.

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Barefoot Contessa

Lemon Chicken Breasts

Preach.

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A Hint of Rosemary

Shrimp Bisque

Seafood has never looked this good.

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Marilena’s Kitchen

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

A magical sweet-tart combination.

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The View From Great Island

Ina Garten’s Mustard Roasted Chicken

We can’t get enough of the crunchy coating.

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Sunday Supper Movement
Little Sweet Baker

Coconut Cake

Ooh-la-la.

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Dinner Then Dessert

Baked Fontina Cheese Dip

No special occasion necessary.

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The Brook Cook

Chicken Stew with Biscuits

Your kids will love it.

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What the Fork

French Chocolate Bark

Extra fancy.

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Mindy’s Cooking Obsession

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

A girl after our own heart.

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Whisk It Real Gud

Salmon Cakes

Like something you’d get at a country club.

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Recipe Tin Eats

Homemade French Onion Dip

The jarred stuff doesn’t even compare.

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A Food Lover’s Life

Fresh Pea Soup

Save this stunner for spring.

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Basically Cooking
Foolproof Living

Roasted Pear Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Très chic.

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Drizzle and Drip

Tabbouleh

Grain > lettuce.

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Novice Housewife

Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

Make a big batch and eat it all week long.

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Tracey’s Culinary Adventures

Foolproof Ribs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Spoiler: They’re really damn good.

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Chez CateyLou

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

Who’s having a party?

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The Egg Farm

Caramelized Butternut Squash

So simple, so elegant.

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Cooking Classy

Peach and Blueberry Crumble

It doesn’t get better than this.

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Foodtastic Mom

The Best Beer Nuts

Grab a cold one.

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Recipe Diaries

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

An essential side.

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Alexandra Cooks

Essential Vodka Sauce

So good we could eat it plain.

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Erza Pound Cake

Creamed Spinach Gratin

Now that’s a casserole.

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Smells Like Home

Herbed Ricotta Bruschettas

Appetizers: done.

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Chezus

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toll House, who?

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Barefoot Contessa

Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms

Take out all the stops.

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Honestly Yum

Caramelized Shallots

Our dream burger topping.

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Barefoot Contessa

Asparagus & Prosciutto Bundles

Bundles…of joy.

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The Crepes of Wrath

Outrageous Brownies

Your place or mine?

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Garden Table

Potato Salad

Who’s having a picnic?

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Barefoot Contessa

Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

We’re eating these all year long.

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Key Ingredient

Italian Wedding Soup

It freezes beautifully.

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Tide and Thyme

Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Save room for seconds.

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