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.

Little Broken

9. Turkey Lasagna

Alexandra Cooks

10. Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

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

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

12. Seared Scallops And Potato Celery Root Puree

There’s plenty of butter, of course.

ina garten orzo roasted vegetables recipe
And They Cooked Happily Ever After

13. Orzo With Roasted Vegetables

Surprisingly easy.

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

15. Winter Minestrone

It’s extra cozy.

ina garten lemon chicken breasts recipe
Barefoot Contessa

16. Lemon Chicken Breasts

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 roasted artichoke salad recipe
Sunday Supper Movement

20. Roasted Artichoke Salad

ina garten coconut cake recipe
Little Sweet Baker

21. Coconut Cake


ina garten chicken marbella recipe

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

24. Chicken Stew With Biscuits

Your kids will love it.

ina garten french chocoalte ark recipe
What the Fork

25. French Chocolate Bark

Extra fancy.

ina garten baked sweet potato fries recipe1
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 lovely lemon squares recipe
Basically Cooking
ina garten roasted pear salad grapefruit vinaigrette recipe
Foolproof Living

31. Roasted Pear Salad With Grapefruit Vinaigrette

Très chic.

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.

ina garten foolproof ribs homemade barbecue sauce recipe
Tracey's Culinary Adventures

34. Foolproof Ribs With Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Spoiler: They’re really damn good.

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ina garten chocolate cake peanut butter buttercream frosting recipe
Chez CateyLou

35. Chocolate Cake With Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

Who’s having a party?

ina garten caramelized butternut squash recipe
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

38. The Best Beer Nuts

Grab a cold one.

ina garten garlic roasted potatoes recipe
Recipe Diaries

39. Garlic Roasted Potatoes

An essential side.

ina garten essential vodka sauce recipe
Alexandra Cooks

40. Essential Vodka Sauce

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

42. Herbed Ricotta Bruschettas

Appetizers: done.

ina garten chocolate chip cookies recipe

43. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Toll House, who?

ina garten filet mignon with mustard mushrooms recipe
Barefoot Contessa

44. Filet Mignon With Mustard And Mushrooms

Take out all the stops.

ina garten caramelized shallots recipe
Honestly Yum

45. Caramelized Shallots

Our dream burger topping.

ina garten asparagus prosciutto bundles recipe
Barefoot Contessa

46. Asparagus & Prosciutto Bundles

Bundles…of joy.

ina garten outrageous brownies recipe
The Crepes of Wrath

47. Outrageous Brownies

Your place or mine?

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.

ina garten peanut butter cheesecake recipe
Tide and Thyme

51. Peanut Butter Cheesecake

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From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.