Many celebrities have their own Instagram accounts where they share their favorite recipes. Jennifer Garner, for instance, often shares yummy recipes on her social media account with the idea of clean eating for families.
It can be quite fun testing out recipes that celebrities have either created or publicly acknowledged as a staple in their kitchen. The internet went wild when the salad Jennifer Aniston allegedly ate every day on the set of 'Friends' ended up being the wrong salad, but everyone loved it regardless!
Here is a list of 21 top celebrity recipes to keep you busy in the kitchen, seeing what all the fuss is about!
This zesty, tomato-vodka sauce pasta dish threw Gigi into the culinary limelight. It went viral probably because it’s affordable, such a simple dish to make, and if a model is eating it. Well, let’s go to town! Celebrities, they’re just like us, right?
We can’t forget the other Hadid sister, though Bella goes for a sandwich over pasta. Forget mayo! This viral recipe smears garlic aioli on top of the many, many fillings. 19 to be exact. In a sandwich. The ingredients list is incredibly daunting, but Elite Daily tells us it’s worth it!
The British public might raise their eyebrows in polite horror at the late Queen referred to as a celebrity. But if being featured in US Weekly doesn’t make you a celeb, I don’t know what does! After her passing, it was revealed that she once mailed her favorite pancake recipe to President Eisenhower. Taste of Home reports the recipe as it was told. So have your teacup ready for the measurements!
This recipe will tide you over for lunch all week. As Charlie Sheen would say, ‘Winning!’ It’s super healthy and great nourishment for your body, if you’ve worked out in the mornings. Iowa Girl Eats shares that it can be customized too by adding more protein or slicing up some chicken, fish, or steak. If you want to add in more healthy fats, avocado works great. The salad comprises chickpeas, quinoa, cucumber, red onion, a ton of freshly chopped herbs to give a superb flavor, and a yummy homemade dressing.
The secret to Chrissy’s viral sensation is butter. Butter the heck out of the bread and fry it. Oh, and there’s mayo, pickle, and mustard thrown in too, to make a giant ‘cheesy river’ as she phrases it herself. She has her cookbook, Cravings, but this is one sneak peeks that went viral in Self Reveals.
How do celebrities tolerate all of those giant California salads all the time? Doesn’t it get relentless? How about a burger? Olivia Wilde shared her salad dressing recipe and apparently, the world was on board. People share it’s taken from the 1983 book, Heartburn, where the main character sprinkles recipes throughout the story. It’s very simple, mustard, red wine vinegar, and olive oil, perfect for all those green leaf salads.
The Kitchn reports it’s from Brandi Carlile. Courtney reveals she thought she had the best steak rub, but Brandi introduced her to an even better one. However, it only went viral when Courtney posted about it! The secret ingredients turn out to be ground coffee and brown sugar, yum! She even offers recipes for a couple of side veggies to serve with the ‘greatest steak of all time’.
Chocolate chips and expresso powder in a muffin? Sign us up! Food.com shares the full recipe, with the addition of cinnamon which helps sweeten it up further. Side question, who knew the Shameless Star baked?
The Golden Girls’ alum’s recipe has been circulating since the 1960s and with excellent reason. All Recipes shares the recipe for the wings, perfect for an event such as a Superbowl party. These wings are marinated in garlic powder, dry mustard, honey, and red pepper flakes. Everything that should go on chicken wings is in this recipe.
The Duchess of Cambridge made headlines for her refreshing summer salad. She loves to include as much organic and raw food as possible in her diet, and in the summer months, word on the street (in Women’s Health) is that a watermelon and feta salad makes its way onto the palace menu.
The Sweet Pear Lifestyle shares it involves thick strips of bacon coated in brown sugar, red pepper flakes, and black pepper and then baked in the oven. It’ll be the best bacon you ever eat, seriously. It’s taken from his cookbook Crook to Cook, which is surprisingly, bursting with outstanding recipes!
You need dinner, but all you have in your fridge are random ingredients? Cameron Diaz made waves when she posted on Instagram showing how she boils up a package of ramen and then throws in whatever vegetables and protein she has in the house. Those leftover green onions? That lonely egg? Chuck them in! The Zoe Report shares the recipe above.
A vintage 2015 Tumblr recipe, tracked down by The Daily Meal is here. Remember when Tumblr was a thing? Well, that Christmas of ‘15, teenagers around the world were baking up some sweet Chai tea eggnog cookies. Quite the delightful smell to have waft around your kitchen! Better than the way teens usually smell anyway…
Summer’s just around the corner, and this is the recipe you’ll be needing for those lazy-hazy days out on the lawn. What’s so special about this recipe? Katie Couric shares it’s the sneaky addition of fresh mint leaves, which taste beautiful with the watermelon and lime. It pairs nicely with a good read from Reese’s Book Club!
The internet went crazy when Hailey revealed the launch of her drink in partnership with Ewehorn. It’s pretty steep at $17. Yes, that’s per drink. Make it yourself at home for a fraction of the cost. Buzzfeed gives the deets on the recipe. The ingredients are pretty unusual, think sea moss and hyaluronic acid, but paired with easily available ingredients such as almond milk and collagen powder.
The Gossip Girl alum is a mom of four these days. So, of course, she has a boxed mac ‘n’ cheese upgrade up her sleeve. Suggest shares involve adding more cheese, both sharp cheddar and cream cheese.
While she doesn’t exactly scream ‘homemaker’, these brownies are pretty darn delicious. Back then, the word ‘Kardashian’ was just a family name rather than a multi-million dollar brand name, Kris used to bake them for the kids. Poosh shares the yummy recipe, which includes walnuts and is perfect for a July 4th spread.
Just how good can scrambled eggs be? I hear you ask. Pretty freaking good actually. Taste of Home shares this excellent recipe from Chrissy, who describes them as cheesy but without adding any cheese. The secret is apparently to use heavy cream and cook them incredibly slowly.
People magazine reports this ‘no fail’ recipe from Jennifer Garner. Followers of her Instagram account will know that she regularly posts family-friendly healthy recipes and is easy enough for anyone to do. She follows a Martha Stewart classic here, and it involves roasting an entire chicken with lemon and shallots to shred and add to the broth (homemade or store-bought!).
Famous for being vegan (and feeding her children like birds), Healthy Herbivore shares this delightful cous cous recipe from the Clueless star. It’s overflowing with yummy ingredients and flavors, including butternut squash, chickpeas, zucchini, cumin, and saffron threads.
Arguably the most domesticated of the Kardashians, Kourtney prides herself on trying healthy and organic food versus processed junk food. This avocado pudding recipe, shared by Paris Loves Pastry from Kourntey’s website Poosh, involves blending avocado, plant-based milk, and honey to form a sweet and creamy ‘dessert’.
And if you are looking for even more viral recipes be sure to check out my favorite TikTok desserts. Or if you are more interested in the characters celebrities play rather than the celebrities themselves check out my Star Wars Recipes, Bear Spaghetti Recipes, or Ted Lasso's Biscuits posts.
21 Top Celebrity Recipes
- Cooking spray
- 1 shallot chopped
- 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
- ½ cup tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon vodka
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoon red chili flakes
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
- 8 oz whole wheat pasta
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
- Spray a large pan with cooking spray and saute the shallot & garlic at a low temperature. Cook until soft. Add tomato paste and cook for 5 minutes more. Make sure to stir often so that nothing burns.
- Mix in the vodka, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Keep stirring until combined, and simmer on low until the vodka has cooked off.
- While the sauce is simmering, cook the pasta according to the package instructions. When the pasta is done, save 1 cup of the pasta water before draining.
- Add cooked pasta to the sauce and add pasta water if it’s too thick. Start by adding ¼ cup at a time, you may not need the whole cup. Let simmer a few minutes until the sauce completely coats the pasta. Add parmesan cheese and stir. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
- Top with chopped parsley and basil, then sprinkling of parmesan cheese and serve.