Wondering What to Make With a KitchenAid Mixer? Here Are 50 Recipes to Try
Your KitchenAid mixer might just be the hardest working appliance in your home. It can do everything from mixing up cakes and cookies to creating perfectly aerated whipped cream. This versatile device can even be used for savory recipes, like mashed potatoes, dips and home-baked bread. In fact, there’s no shortage of ways to use this clever appliance…provided you have a few handy recipes at the ready, that is. And that’s where we come in: Here’s what to make with a KitchenAid mixer, whether you’re after breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert.
1. Oreo Peanut Butter Pie
Creamy peanut butter mousse and a crunchy Oreo crust—needless to say, this no-bake dessert is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
2. Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Spread it on cupcakes, eat it by the spoonful (no judgment); there’s no wrong way to indulge in classic chocolate buttercream.
3. Taco Dip
This creative twist on a seven layer dip boasts a spicy, creamy base instead of beans at the bottom…and we’re on board with it.
For cheese-lovers who prefer their tomato sauce on the side.
5. Shortbread Cardamom Cookies
Aromatic cardamom and classic shortbread come together to make one seriously classy cookie.
6. Angel Food Lemon Cupcakes
Light, airy and pumped full of sweet lemon curd—these cupcakes are an extra decadent treat.
7. Peppermint Meringue Cookies
These crispy, candy cane-striped meringue cookies will make dreams of sugar plum fairies dance in your head.
8. Hazelnut and Apricot Biscotti
These hazelnut and apricot biscotti are a perfect companion to your morning coffee, and an even better vehicle for double (and triple) crème cheeses.
9. Orange Rolls
These citrus-scented cinnamon rolls make the standard Cinnabon look like yesterday’s news.
10. Potato and Onion Pierogies w/ Bacon
Here, classic Polish comfort food that comes together in the blink of an eye with the muscle of a stand mixer.
11. New York Style Pizza Dough
Before you pick up the phone and order delivery (again), consider using your KitchenAid to tap into your inner pizzaiolo.
12. Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
Pull on your favorite chunky sweater and cozy up to a slice of pumpkin, spice and everything nice.
13. Irish Cream Cake
PSA: Bailey’s tastes every bit as delicious on a moist and tender bundt cake as it does on the rocks.
14. Gypsy Tart
Silky, rich and exceedingly sweet—the dulce de leche-flavored filling of this pie will make you swoon.
15. Jamaican Black Cake
This Caribbean rum cake—made with sweet dessert wine and stuffed with dried fruit—is a traditional treat enjoyed on holidays and all manner of celebrations.
16. Healthy Marshmallows
These pillowy, gluten-free marshmallows are begging to be dunked in a cup of hot chocolate—just be sure to use real, high-quality vanilla extract for optimal flavor.
17. Spiralized Apple Crisp
A KitchenAid spiralizer attachment handles the grunt work of peeling, coring and slicing, so you can dip into a tasty apple crisp without even breaking a sweat.
18. Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Coffee
A decidedly smart upgrade to your favorite seasonal Starbucks bev—this sugar-free version features all the same warming spices and plenty of natural sweetness, to boot.
19. Red Velvet Cake
Impossibly moist and fluffy, this gluten and dairy-free red velvet cake belongs in every vegan’s baking rotation.
20. No-Churn Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream
To be fair, your KitchenAid does do some churning…but we’re guessing you won’t be hung up on technicalities once you dip into this oh-so creamy, fruit-spiked frozen treat.
21. English Trifle with Custard
Layers of sherry and jam soaked angel food cake, custard and whipped cream come together to make a dessert that looks as impressive as it tastes.
22. Mexican Chocolate Cake
No need to raid the spice rack for this recipe: Mexican chocolate is the secret ingredient behind the bold flavors of this rich and sumptuous chocolate cake.
23. Pumpkin Chocolate Blondies
A gluten-free, autumnal treat with gooey chocolate and spiced pumpkin—prepare to fall hard for these guys.
24. Gluten Free Graham Crackers
These gluten-free graham crackers are an easy and healthy way to satisfy an afternoon sweet craving.
25. Chai Chocolate Chip Cookies
Paleo friends with a desire to up their baking game need to make a batch of these spiced chai and chocolate chip cookies, stat.
26. Classic Butter Rum Cake
This sinfully moist bundt cake, drenched in rich caramel sauce, is a cinch to make thanks to a few clever baking hacks.
27. No Bake Apple Cheesecake
A heavenly combination of apple pie combination and tangy-sweet cheesecake, this no-bake dessert is a winner that requires little to no effort to make.
28. Cream Cheese Cookies
Keto followers may not be able to enjoy a shmear on a bagel, but they can still get their cream cheese fix with these crumbly low-carb biscuits.
29. Lemon Coconut Angel Food Cake Donut
Another angel food cake recipe that’s sure to tempt your sweet tooth, this time in the form of a coconut and lemon frosted donut.
30. Garlic Breadsticks
Why spend your hard-earned cash at Olive Garden when you can bake up your own fluffy and perfectly seasoned garlic breadsticks at home?
32. Fried Green Tomatoes with Whipped Herb Chevre
Creamy goat cheese and herbs get whipped together to make an unexpected fried green tomato topping that, truth be told, makes so much sense.
34. Rye Flour Pain Au Chocolat
These rye flour croissants are puffy, flaky, chocolate-stuffed perfection.
35. Jerusalem Bagel
A satisfying and subtly sweet alternative to the dense New York style bagel, spread one of these fluffy and light Jerusalem bagels with butter or dip it in labneh cheese for a nosh that hits the spot.
36. Melt In Your Mouth Shortbread Cookies
These classic shortbread cookies are soft, buttery and just right for dipping in a warm beverage.
37. Cheesecake Parfait
This pretty parfait is an effortlessly fancy make-ahead dessert recipe that’s guaranteed to come in handy next time you’re playing hostess.
Your inner child has been starved of snickerdoodles for far too long.
39. Sugar Free Keto Whipped Cream
That keto diet you’ve been diligently adhering to would, sadly, be laid to waste by a mouthful of Reddi-wip. The silver lining? This super creamy sugar-free alternative is A-OK.
40. Tornado Fries
The spiralizer attachment on your KitchenAid stand mixer can do twisted things to a potato.
This traditional Cuban dessert features tropical guava fruit, cream cheese and buttery puff pastry. Need we say more?
42. Green and Goldies Cookies
Show your St. Patty’s Day pride and whip up a batch of these chewy and chocolatey oatmeal cookies.
44. Molten Vegan Chocolate Pie
Vegans with a hankering for chocolate will enjoy the rich flavor and impossibly moist crumb of this brownie pie.
45. Creamy Margarita Dip
If you’re steering clear of the hard stuff, this creamy twist on the classic cocktail will rock your world.
46. Garlic Butter Parmesan Rolls
Presenting the cinnamon roll’s savory cousin—a doughy, garlicky bun of goodness with enough butter to make Paula Dean proud.
47. Gluten Free Rough Puff Pastry
Almond flour is a surprisingly effective stand-in for the regular stuff in this recipe for gluten-free puff pastry. The end result is so flaky and delicate, you’d never know the difference.
49. Leftover Turkey Bombs
Bake your leftover bird into a biscuit and you’ll have one more thing to be thankful for.
50. Banana Split Pie
A twist on the classic sundae, this slice of pie boasts pineapple, cream cheese filling, cherries and nuts. (Oh, my!)