Do you love trying new recipes? Then you’re in for a treat! We’ve rounded up a list of 20 top celebrity chefs and their best dishes that you can recreate in the comfort of your own home. From unique twists on classic dishes to signature creations that put them on the map, each chef has something special to offer. Many of us can get into a cooking rut, relying on the same several dishes time and time again. It’s time to spice things up with something new!
With step-by-step instructions and detailed ingredient lists for each recipe, you’ll be able to impress your friends and family with these dishes in no time! Now, let’s get cooking.
Chef Joachim Splichal’s Lobster Salad
German-born James Beard Award-winning Joachim Splichal has had a storied career overseeing over 60 restaurants in the US. One of his most cherished dishes is a lobster salad (rich!) that consists of endive, orange slices, white wine, and curiously vanilla. Get the recipe here.
Chef Duff Goldman’s Mamos Potato Pancakes
Ace of Cakes’ Duff Goldman is known for his sweet treats but one of his best-rated recipes is adapted from his great-grandmother’s potato pancakes. The recipe on Food Network’s website has a 5 out of 5-star rating. Goldman suggests serving these salty delights with applesauce. Get the recipe here.
Chef Rachael Ray’s Super Sloppy Joes
We all know and love Rachel Ray’s easy to pull-off recipes that generally come together in a matter of minutes. One of her best-rated recipes is one of the most straightforward and your entire family will likely love it. Who doesn’t love Sloppy Joes!? Get the delicious recipe here.
Chef Jiro Ono’s Chirashi Sushi
If you haven’t seen the documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, do yourself a favor and check it out. It showcases the masterful craftsmanship of Chef Jiro Ono as he prepares some of the finest sushi on the planet. Learn the technique for cooking perfect sushi rice for Chirashi sushi! Get the recipe here.
Chef Enrique Olvera’s Mole madre, Mole Nuevo
You have likely seen Enrique Olvera on “Chef’s Table,” “Ugly Delicious,” and “The Final Table” if you love watching reality food content. His signature Mexican cuisine is based in traditions that go back generations. His mole recipe is renowned but you will need to go to your local Mexican grocer with a lengthy list as there are over 100 ingredients! If you’re down for a challenge, you can get the recipe here.
Chef David Chang’s Pork Buns
David Chang is one of America’s most celebrated chefs and he made our mouths water in the series Ugly Delicious. The James Beard Award winner cooks up some of the most delightful dishes with an Asian (Korean to be exact) twist. One of the most treasured recipes from Chang is for his sweet and salty pork buns! Get the recipe here.
Chef Vikas Khanna’s Stuffed Spinach and Paneer Roll
“MasterChef India” judge Vikas Khanna is a worldwide culinary heavyweight. His restaurants have earned Michelin stars and people absolutely love his cookbooks. One of his most-watched cooking videos is for a vegetarian spinach paneer roll that contains blanched spinach, nuts, and toasted cumin yum! See the video and get the recipe here.
Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Helga’s meatballs
Chef Marcus Samuelsson”s journey from Ethiopia, Sweden, and then New York City (Harlem) has given him a unique perspective about food and he often mixes and matches ingredients and techniques from the places that he has called home to great success. One of his most-beloved recipes he calls Helga’s meatballs in honor of his grandmother. This one offers Swedish flare with three types of meat, pickled cucumber, and of course, lingonberry jam. Get the recipe here.
Chef Carla Hall’s Homemade Cookie Butter
“Top Chef” alum Carla Hall is known for her spicy and flavorful southern dishes as she is a proud Nashville native. However, one of her most popular recipes is of the sweeter variety. Her basic cookie butter recipe is a hit and she offers seven different ways to spin it, including cinnamon graham cracker, lemon, pumpkin-spiced shortbread, peanut butter, Oreo, ginger snap, and speculoos. Oh, yes! Get the recipe here.
Chef Kristen Kish’s Mafaldine
This one’s for the mushroom lovers! After winning “Top Chef” in 2013, Kristen Kish has hosted “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend,” “Fast Foodies,” and “Restaurants at the End of the World.” Her most beloved dish is served at her restaurant, Arlo Grey, in Austin, Texas. It’s a creamy pasta dish with a kick. Kish said the dish was inspired by Hamburger Helper! Get the recipe here.
Chef Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Wellington
When Gordan Ramsay isn’t yelling at people on reality TV, he masters classic British dishes to perfection. One of the most cooked of his many delights is a Beef Wellington. It consists of a pastry wrapped piece of beef with a rich and tangy red wine sauce. It’s somewhat involved, a perfect weekend project! Get the recipe here.
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Chef Jamie Oliver’s Best Roast Potatoes
Audiences love learning how to cook staple dishes and more from the Emmy-winning Jamie Oliver. His YouTube videos have hundreds of thousands of views and the one that gets the most love is a recipe for roasted potatoes. You can’t go wrong with garlic, sage, and butter! See the video and get the recipe here.
Chef Giada De Laurentiis’ Lemon Spaghetti
Yes to all the pasta recipes! Giada De Laurentiis has been teaching home cooks how to achieve carbohydrate greatness for years. One of her most cooked recipes is a pantry pasta with lemons and fresh basil. It’s an excellent dish to whip up on a weeknight and chances are you have every ingredient already in your kitchen. It’s fantastic as a vegetarian main but can be made with shrimp if that’s more your speed. Get the recipe here.
Chef Wolfgang Puck’s Smoked Salmon Pizza
Austrian American chef Wolfgang Puck has called Los Angeles home since the 1970s. It’s there were he opened his extremely popular restaurant Spago. One of the eatery’s most popular recipes is for smoked salmon pizza that’s topped with creme fraiche, chives, and caviar! Get the recipe (including how to make the pizza dough) here.
Chef Nigella Lawson’s My Mother’s Praised Chicken
By far, the most entertaining celebrity chef to watch cook is Nigella Lawson. Her broadcasts often come from the comfort of her home kitchen. She is quirky and hilarious and never fails to make us laugh. But, she can really throw down in the kitchen and her fans’ most treasured recipe is for a roasted chicken that was developed from a recipe her mother taught her. Mustard, dill, and plenty of root vegetables are the stars of this easy to make recipe. Get it here.
Chef Dominique Crenn’s Kir Breton
If you saw “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend,” you are likely already a fan of Dominique Crenn. Her dishes are so gorgeous they could be displayed in a museum just as easily as on a table. Her fabulous white chocolate Kir Breton is a must-try. However, it does require some special equipment. Get the recipe here.
Chef Amaury Guichon’s Guilty Pleasure
If you watched the competition cooking series “School of Chocolate,” you are likely in awe of pastry chef, Amaury Guichon’s ability to turn chocolate into elaborate, sculptural works of art. He really does seem to do the impossible! True to form, one of his most cherished recipes is no easy task. There are a total of five elements that you must nail to pull this strawberry and pastry dessert off. Best of luck! Get the recipe here.
Chef Helena Rizzo’s Gnocchi
Brazilian chef, Helena Rizzo’s restaurant Maní in São Paulo is world-renowned. She has a distinct style that is inspired by different tastes from around the world. As a matter of fact, her most iconic recipe combines Italian and Japanese. Her gnocchi with tucupi dashi is a must-try. Get the recipe here.
Chef Sunny Anderson’s Braised Ribs with Barbecue Sauce
Most people fall in love with a ribs recipe and stick with it, but we urge you to try something new with Sunny Anderson’s Braised Ribs with Barbecue sauce is a delight in every sense of the word. The sauce is a North Carolina style sauce that is a perfect balance between tangy and sweet. Get the recipe (on page 34) here.
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Chef Cristeta Comerford’s Arroz Caldo
Did we save the best for last? We think so but you can be the judge! Philippine-born Cristeta Comerford has been the executive chef of the White House since 2005! President Barack Obama apparently was a big fan of her arroz caldo which is a chicken and rice soup that Comerford’s mother taught her how to make. It is the epitome of comfort food and would be the ideal dish to eat if you have a cold. Get the brilliant recipe here.
There you go! Which of these celebrity chefs’ recipes are you most excited to try? We hope you found some kitchen inspiration with out list and will try many of these beloved dishes. Bon Appétit!
For even more great recipes, keep reading. We have some very exciting salads to share with you.
Celery Caesar Salad
For some folks, celery is a polarizing ingredient. If that’s not the case for you, you are in for a real treat with this crunchy and refreshing Celery Salad. Instead of gloopy dressing, this one is finished closer to a vinaigrette, so it’s lighter and brighter. It’s one of our go-to salad recipes.
Chrissy Teigen’s Broccoli Salad with Creamy Cashew Dressing
If you’re looking for something truly different, consider your salad options and go for something more unconventional. Chrissy Teigen‘s Vegan Broccoli Salad has a little sweetness, a little spice, and a hint of creaminess thanks to the dressing. Not every salad recipe must have leafy greens.
Kale and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Dressing
This hearty salad recipe is perfect for a filling lunch or as a side dish. The kale and quinoa are packed with nutrients, while the lemon dressing adds a bright, fresh flavor.
Roasted Sweet Potato, Kale, and Farro Salad
This salad is perfect for fall, with its roasted sweet potatoes, kale, and farro. The maple or honey dressing ties all of the flavors together perfectly.
Winter Detox Salad
This salad recipe is perfect for helping you detox after indulging during the holidays. It’s packed with nutrient-rich ingredients like kale, apple, Brussels sprouts, and pomegranate seeds.
Massaged Kale Salad with Cranberries and Pecans
This salad recipe is a great way to use up kale and by massaging it, you will get a more tender chew. The cranberries and pecans add sweetness and crunch, while the lemon dressing keeps things light and refreshing.
Swiss Chard Salad with Orange Vinaigrette
This colorful salad is perfect for a summer picnic or potluck. It’s packed with healthy ingredients like swiss chard, oranges, and almonds. The orange vinaigrette offers the perfect sweet zip to balance out the slight bitterness of the chard.
Spicy Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing
This salad recipe is perfect if you’re looking for something a little bit different. The spicy Thai flavors are paired with a creamy peanut dressing, making it irresistibly balanced. It’s also secretly vegan.
Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Corn
This protein-packed salad is perfect for a quick lunch or as a side dish. The black beans and corn add texture and flavor, while the cumin and lime dressing gives it a Southwest twist.
Arugula Salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese
This salad recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors. The strawberries add sweetness, while the goat cheese provides a creamy, salty contrast. The balsamic vinaigrette ties everything together perfectly.
Beet Salad with Feta Cheese and Mint
This salad recipe is earthy and flavorful, thanks to the beets, feta cheese, and mint leaves. A honeyed balsamic vinegar dressing balances out the bitterness of the yummy beets.
Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
This salad recipe is full of Mediterranean flavors like chickpeas, olives, feta cheese, and red onions. It’s perfect for a filling lunch or dinner and is quite punchy. If you’ve got a can of chickpeas in your pantry, you’re halfway there!
Classic Cobb Salad
This classic American salad recipe contains chopped lettuce, chicken, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, and blue cheese. It’s perfect for a hearty meal. We know it’s not the healthiest salad on this list but we love it all the same.
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Thai Chicken Salad
This salad recipe is full of Thai flavors like papaya, bok choy, and fish sauce. It’s perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner and it sure to please.
Southwest Chicken Salad
This salad recipe contains chopped romaine lettuce, black beans, corn, avocado, grilled chicken, and a dazzling southwest avocado dressing. To start, you marinate the chicken which puts this salad recipe above others in terms of packing a flavorful punch.
Italian Rucola (Arugula) Salad with Lemon and Parmigiano-Reggiano
This deceptively simple salad recipe uses a few ingredients to deliver flavor. The classic Italian salad is made with arugula, lemon juice, olive oil, and salty hard cheese. It is best enjoyed with a hunk of bread on the side. This is one of the easiest salad recipes on the list.
Grilled Caesar Salad
Take your salad to the next level with romaine that’s striped with grill marks. A classic caesar dressing offers that savory, umami flavor bomb that we all know and love. If you’re looking for extra heartiness, consider frying some pancetta to sprinkle over top or, since you already have the grill lit, throw on some chicken breast.
Kale Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
Carrot and ginger dressing is a gift and we all should be using it more. This salad is covered in it and also contains crunchy roasted chickpeas, avocado, watermelon radish, and pepitas for even more crunching. Yum!
This salad recipe is best enjoyed at the height of summer when tomatoes taste their best. They’re the star of the show so find only the highest quality. They are paired with toasted bread, basil, mozzarella, and a simple vinaigrette. You won’t regret this one.
Salade Niçoise with a Twist
A classic Niçoise salad recipe contains tuna fish, potatoes, green beans, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, olives, and capers. This recipe is unique by adding avocado slices, lime-marinated onions, and a spicy serrano cilantro vinaigrette. It’s one of the most elegant things you can prepare with a can of tuna.
This fresh herb and bulgur salad recipe, with tons of parsley, is full of diced cucumber and tomato and dressed with olive oil and lemon juice. It’s refreshing and not too heavy.
Spicy Watermelon Salad with Cilantro and Lime
A humble watermelon is elevated to art in this dynamic salad recipe with a dressing made of cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, salt, olive oil, and chili flakes. Sweet, spicy, crunchy, refreshing, and tangy. Delicious!
The Perfect Spinach Salad
When in doubt, turn to classic flavor combinations. This spinach salad recipe is not breaking new ground but it is truly perfect. Nutty, sweet, shallot-y, and cheesy flavors all propel protein-packed hardboiled eggs right into your mouth.
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Greek Orzo Salad
Enjoy this delightful pasta salad that comes together in 25 minutes! Tender orzo is paired with juicy tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and plenty of fresh herbs. Feta and olives add a tangy flavor, while the zesty lemony vinaigrette brings it all together.
With these 25 healthy and hearty salad recipes, you’re sure to find something that fits your tastes, dietary needs, and cooking style. Whether you’re looking for a yummy lunch or an impressive dinner salad, one of these recipes is guaranteed to bring delicious satisfaction to the table. Bon appétit!
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- 1 Chef Joachim Splichal’s Lobster Salad
- 2 Chef Duff Goldman’s Mamos Potato Pancakes
- 3 Chef Rachael Ray’s Super Sloppy Joes
- 4 Chef Jiro Ono’s Chirashi Sushi
- 5 Chef Enrique Olvera’s Mole madre, Mole Nuevo
- 6 Chef David Chang’s Pork Buns
- 7 Chef Vikas Khanna’s Stuffed Spinach and Paneer Roll
- 8 Chef Marcus Samuelsson’s Helga’s meatballs
- 9 Chef Carla Hall’s Homemade Cookie Butter
- 10 Chef Kristen Kish’s Mafaldine
- 11 Chef Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Wellington
- 12 Chef Jamie Oliver’s Best Roast Potatoes
- 13 Chef Giada De Laurentiis’ Lemon Spaghetti
- 14 Chef Wolfgang Puck’s Smoked Salmon Pizza
- 15 Chef Nigella Lawson’s My Mother’s Praised Chicken
- 16 Chef Dominique Crenn’s Kir Breton
- 17 Chef Amaury Guichon’s Guilty Pleasure
- 18 Chef Helena Rizzo’s Gnocchi
- 19 Chef Sunny Anderson’s Braised Ribs with Barbecue Sauce
- 20 Chef Cristeta Comerford’s Arroz Caldo
- 21 Celery Caesar Salad
- 22 Chrissy Teigen’s Broccoli Salad with Creamy Cashew Dressing
- 23 Kale and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Dressing
- 24 Roasted Sweet Potato, Kale, and Farro Salad
- 25 Winter Detox Salad
- 26 Massaged Kale Salad with Cranberries and Pecans
- 27 Swiss Chard Salad with Orange Vinaigrette
- 28 Spicy Thai Salad with Peanut Dressing
- 29 Quinoa Salad with Black Beans and Corn
- 30 Arugula Salad with Strawberries and Goat Cheese
- 31 Beet Salad with Feta Cheese and Mint
- 32 Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
- 33 Classic Cobb Salad
- 34 Thai Chicken Salad
- 35 Southwest Chicken Salad
- 36 Italian Rucola (Arugula) Salad with Lemon and Parmigiano-Reggiano
- 37 Grilled Caesar Salad
- 38 Kale Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
- 39 Panzanella Salad
- 40 Salade Niçoise with a Twist
- 41 Tabbouleh
- 42 Spicy Watermelon Salad with Cilantro and Lime
- 43 The Perfect Spinach Salad
- 44 Greek Orzo Salad
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