Let’s face it: We can never get enough of our idol in all things cooking and life, the fabulous Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten. So put on your chambray button-down, grab a wooden spoon and whip up our 51 favorite Ina Garten recipes of all time.

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1. Chicken Piccata

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

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Quentin Bacon/Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics

2. Lobster Corn Chowder

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

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Clara Persis

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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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6. 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

7. 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

8. Lemon Yogurt Cake

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

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Little Broken
Alexandra Cooks

10. Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

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

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Quintin Bacon/Barefoot Contessa Foolproof

11. Chocolate Cassis Cake

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

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Barefoot Contessa

12. Seared Scallops and Potato Celery Root Puree

There’s plenty of butter, of course.

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And They Cooked Happily Ever After

13. Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Surprisingly easy.

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Vodka and Biscuits

14. Pastitsio

Meat, tomato sauce, pasta and béchamel…

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Home Is Where the Boat Is

15. Winter Minestrone

It’s extra cozy.

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Barefoot Contessa

16. Lemon Chicken Breasts


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A Hint of Rosemary

17. Shrimp Bisque

Seafood has never looked this good.

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Marilena's Kitchen

18. Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

A magical sweet-tart combination.

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The View From Great Island

19. 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

21. Coconut Cake


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ina garten chicken marbella recipe

22. Chicken Marbella

She revisited the old recipe, tweaking the flavors a little, and it’s better than ever.

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Dinner Then Dessert

23. Baked Fontina Cheese Dip

No special occasion necessary.

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The Brook Cook

24. Chicken Stew with Biscuits

Your kids will love it.

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What the Fork

25. French Chocolate Bark

Extra fancy.

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Mindy's Cooking Obsession

26. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

A girl after our own heart.

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Whisk It Real Gud

27. Salmon Cakes

Like something you’d get at a country club.

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Recipe Tin Eats

28. Homemade French Onion Dip

The jarred stuff doesn’t even compare.

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A Food Lover's Life

29. Fresh Pea Soup

Save this stunner for spring.

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Basically Cooking
Foolproof Living

31. Roasted Pear Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Très chic.

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Drizzle and Drip

32. Tabbouleh

Grain > lettuce.

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Novice Housewife

33. Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

Make a big batch and eat it all week long.

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Tracey's Culinary Adventures

34. Foolproof Ribs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Spoiler: They’re really damn good.

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Chez CateyLou

35. Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

Who’s having a party?

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The Egg Farm

36. Caramelized Butternut Squash

So simple, so elegant.

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Cooking Classy

37. Peach and Blueberry Crumble

It doesn’t get better than this.

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Foodtastic Mom

38. The Best Beer Nuts

Grab a cold one.

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Recipe Diaries

39. Garlic Roasted Potatoes

An essential side.

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Alexandra Cooks

40. Essential Vodka Sauce

So good we could eat it plain.

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Erza Pound Cake

41. Creamed Spinach Gratin

Now that’s a casserole.

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Smells Like Home

42. Herbed Ricotta Bruschettas

Appetizers: done.

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43. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toll House, who?

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Barefoot Contessa

44. Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms

Take out all the stops.

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Honestly Yum

45. Caramelized Shallots

Our dream burger topping.

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Barefoot Contessa

46. Asparagus & Prosciutto Bundles

Bundles…of joy.

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The Crepes of Wrath

47. Outrageous Brownies

Your place or mine?

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Garden Table

48. Potato Salad

Who’s having a picnic?

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Barefoot Contessa

49. Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes

We’re eating these all year long.

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Key Ingredient

50. Italian Wedding Soup

It freezes beautifully.

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Tide and Thyme

51. Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Save room for seconds.

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