The 51 Best Ina Garten Recipes of All Time

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. 

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. 

Clara Persis

3. Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

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

Food Gal

4. Easy Tomato Soup And Grilled Cheese Croutons

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


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.

6. Easy Mac And Cheese

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

Stone Gable

7. Perfect Roast Chicken

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


A Little Bit of Spice

8. Lemon Yogurt Cake

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

Alexandra Cooks
Quintin Bacon/Barefoot Contessa Foolproof

11. Chocolate Cassis Cake

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

ina garten seared scallops potato celery root puree recip
Barefoot Contessa
ina garten orzo roasted vegetables recipe
And They Cooked Happily Ever After
ina garten pastitsio recipe
Vodka and Biscuits

14. Pastitsio

Meat, tomato sauce, pasta and béchamel…

ina garten winter minestrone recipe
Home Is Where the Boat Is
ina garten lemon chicken breasts recipe
Barefoot Contessa
ina garten shrimp bisque recipe
A Hint of Rosemary

17. Shrimp Bisque

Seafood has never looked this good.

ina garten strawberry rhubarb crisp recipe
Marilena's Kitchen

18. Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

A magical sweet-tart combination.

ina garten mustard roasted chicken recipe
The View From Great Island

19. Ina Garten’s Mustard Roasted Chicken

We can’t get enough of the crunchy coating.

ina garten coconut cake recipe
Little Sweet Baker

22. Chicken Marbella

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

ina garten baked fontina dip recipe
Dinner Then Dessert

23. Baked Fontina Cheese Dip

No special occasion necessary.

ina garten chicken stew biscuits recipe
The Brook Cook
ina garten french chocoalte ark recipe
What the Fork
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Mindy's Cooking Obsession

26. Baked Sweet Potato Fries

A girl after our own heart.

ina garten salmon cakes recipe
Whisk It Real Gud

27. Salmon Cakes

Like something you’d get at a country club.

ina garten homemade french onion soup recipe
Recipe Tin Eats

28. Homemade French Onion Dip

The jarred stuff doesn’t even compare.

ina garten fresh pea soup recipe
A Food Lover's Life

29. Fresh Pea Soup

Save this stunner for spring.

ina garten tabbouleh recipe
Drizzle and Drip

32. Tabbouleh

Grain > lettuce.

ina garten tomato feta pasta salad recipe
Novice Housewife

33. Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

Make a big batch and eat it all week long.

Tracey's Culinary Adventures

34. Foolproof Ribs With Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Spoiler: They’re really damn good.

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The Egg Farm

36. Caramelized Butternut Squash

So simple, so elegant.

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ina garten peach blueberry crumble recipe
Cooking Classy

37. Peach And Blueberry Crumble

It doesn’t get better than this.

ina garten the best beer nuts recipe
Foodtastic Mom
ina garten garlic roasted potatoes recipe
Recipe Diaries
ina garten creamed spinach gratin recipe
Erza Pound Cake

41. Creamed Spinach Gratin

Now that’s a casserole.

ina garten herbed ricotta bruschettas recipe
Smells Like Home
ina garten filet mignon with mustard mushrooms recipe
Barefoot Contessa
ina garten caramelized shallots recipe
Honestly Yum

45. Caramelized Shallots

Our dream burger topping.

ina garten asparagus prosciutto bundles recipe
Barefoot Contessa
ina garten outrageous brownies recipe
The Crepes of Wrath
ina garten potato salad recipe
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.

ina garten italian wedding soup recipe
Key Ingredient

50. Italian Wedding Soup

It freezes beautifully.