Ever wondered how many delicious delights the letter C has to offer? Sure, you’ve got the usual suspects like cookies, cakes, and chocolate chips, but it’s time to move beyond the basics. Get ready to expand your culinary vocabulary because, in this post, we’re diving into a list of over 25 foods that start with C. It’s time to add a dash of creativity to your kitchen and try something new – all starting with the sensational letter C!

1. Chocolate Mousse Cake

If the list of foods starting with C starts with this Chocolate Mousse Cake, imagine what’s ahead. Rich, moist cake layers dance with decadent dark chocolate cream, topped off with a glossy ganache cloak. It’s not just a cake; it’s a celebration, a lavish affair for your taste buds. No matter what the occasion, this cake is the most delicious way to satiate your dessert cravings.

2. Cajun Chicken

Discover the vibrant flavors of this skillet Cajun Chicken recipe, where succulent chicken breasts are seared to perfection and bathed in a rich, velvety sauce. Featuring Cajun seasoning, garlic, honey, and lime, this American-style main meal is bold and versatile. This recipe offers a delightful texture, thanks to a clever use of flour, and is accompanied by the kick of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies. Serve with lime wedges and fresh cilantro for an unforgettable dining experience.

3. Cabbage Soup

Nothing beats the warmth and comforting flavors of this Cabbage Soup on a chilly winter night. With a comforting blend of cabbage, carrots, and celery in a savory broth infused with garlic and thyme, this easy-to-follow recipe promises a wholesome and low-calorie weeknight meal without breaking the bank. With simple ingredients and minimal prep, it’s a go-to choice for those seeking a nutritious yet delicious bowl of goodness. Give it a try, and let the soothing aroma fill your kitchen!

4. Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies

These Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies combine the sweetness of butter and sugar, the citrusy zing of orange zest, and the tartness of fresh cranberries. Finely chop the cranberries, cream the ingredients in a food processor, shape the dough into a log, and let it chill. Slice, bake, and witness the magic of golden, fragrant cookies. Store in an airtight container or freeze for future cookie cravings. Elevate the experience with optional variations like nuts or white chocolate.

5. Cucumber Sorbet

Beat the scorching summer heat with this refreshing cucumber sorbet. It requires 3 ingredients and is super easy to make. Just grab the ingredients, blend them in a blender, and freeze in an ice cream maker. Then, transfer to an airtight container and freeze for 4 hours. It’s that simple. Top it off with fresh mint and enjoy this icy delight.

6. Cauliflower Broccoli Salad

This easy summer salad is a delightful combo of crispy bacon, fresh cauliflower, broccoli, sunflower seeds, cranberries, and cheddar cheese. Topped with a savory 3-ingredient dressing, this high fiber salad is a great side dish for holiday dinners. The best part? It doesn’t get soggy, making it a perfect make-a-head recipe. Keep the dressing separate if you’re planning to make it in advance.

7. Cereal Milk Ice Cream

Imagine the toasty aroma of cornflakes soaking a velvety blend of whole milk, heavy cream, and brown sugar, crowned with a touch of vanilla and sea salt. This Cereal Milk Ice Cream recipe is a childhood nostalgia, made by soaking cornflake cereal in milk and then draining it to use in ice cream. Perfect for serving on your little ones’ birthdays, this ice cream will be the first thing to disappear from your dessert table, no matter how big a batch you make.

8. Calamari Steak

Tender calamari steaks coated in a crispy blend of panko and plain breadcrumbs infused with the aromatic richness of granulated garlic and a hint of salt. Pan-fried to golden perfection, these calamari steaks are a delicious way to transform an appetizer into a stand-out main meal. Crunchy on the outside and succulent on the inside, they are perfect for both a quick weeknight dinner and a gourmet showcase for special occasions.

9. Cashew Cheese Sauce

This luscious cashew cheese sauce is made with vegan pantry staples. It combines cashews for a protein punch, nutritional yeast for the cheesy flavor and onion powder and smoked paprika to bring out the cheesy flavors. This cashew sauce is dairy-free, easy to make, and requires minimal cleaning. It is best to top over pasta for the extra creamy and cheesy twist or serve with quesadilla or baked potatoes as a dip.

10. Caesar Salad

This Caesar salad is made with Romaine lettuce and garlicky croutons tossed in simple-to-make homemade Caesar dressing. You can make your own Caesar salad dressing in a mere 5 minutes or go for a store-bought Caesar dressing. Top it off with parmesan cheese, a key ingredient that adds an extra layer of flavor to the salad. Use a day-old French baguette to make garlicky croutons.

11. Cinnamon Rolls

These Cinnamon Rolls are super soft and topped with cream cheese icing made with butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla. This recipe is so easy to make that you’ll be making these fluffy rolls again and again. Swap cinnamon with other flavorful spices like pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg, or add raisins with the filling for a flavorful twist.

12. Collard Greens

The collard greens are flavored with aromatics and cooked in bacon fat. This southern side is slowly cooked with seasoned chicken and brown sugar until soft and tender. Collards are packed with tons of nutrients and are a potent source of vitamin C and A. Top it off with your favorite cheese to add a cheesy twist to your traditional collard greens recipe. This dish will keep fresh for up to 3 days in the fridge.

13. Clam Chowder

This rich and creamy Clam Chowder is a seafood sensation that combines crispy bacon, tender clams, and hearty potatoes in a velvety base of half and half. Use pre-chopped bacon to cut down on prep time. Choose turkey bacon for a leaner version without sacrificing flavor. Serve with crusty sourdough bread or oyster crackers for crunch. Store any remaining Clam Chowder in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It’s even more flavorful the next day as the ingredients meld together.

14. Coconut Water Lemonade

A refreshing thirst quencher to beat the scorching heat. This coconut water lemonade packs tropical flavors and is made with coconut water and fresh lemon juice. Add sugar and serve chilled to enjoy café style lemonade that’s not heavy on the pocket. Serve it to your friends; they will be begging for a recipe.

15. Caramel Cheesecake

Treat yourself to the divine fusion of velvety cream cheese and homemade salted caramel with this Caramel Cheesecake recipe. The salted caramel sauce on the top adds a delightful layer of complexity, balancing the cheesecake’s sweetness, while the Graham cracker crust provides a delightful crunch. Ideal for birthdays, anniversaries, or baby showers, this Caramel Cheesecake will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

16. Coriander Chutney (Cilantro Chutney)

This Indian staple is quick to make and is served as a dipping sauce with a variety of snacks, including sandwiches, fries, dosa or idli, and finger foods. This coriander chutney is gluten-free and doesn’t require fancy ingredients. Add roasted cumin for added flavor. This chutney is packed with flavor and is super simple to make. Just blend the ingredients and enjoy the dip right away or store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

17. Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This delicious carrot cake with Cream Cheese Frosting will make you fall in love with an ordinary root vegetable. Each bite explodes with the sweetness of white and brown sugars, cinnamon warmth, the moist richness of shredded carrots, and a hint of vanilla. The layers are bound together with heavenly cream cheese frosting, creating a symphony of flavors and textures. Pair a slice of this decadent carrot cake with a warm cup of spiced chai tea or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

18. Cantaloupe Melon Sorbet

Bursting with the natural sweetness of ripe cantaloupe, this cantaloupe sorbet captures the essence of summer like no other. This delightful recipe beckons with just four main ingredients: sugar, water, chilled cantaloupe, and a hint of lemon. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, planning a family picnic, or simply craving a cool and fruity dessert, this recipe is your ticket to pure indulgence.

19. Clams and Chorizo

This clams and chorizo recipe is a bold and enticing union of land and sea. Little neck clams are bathed in a flavorful broth infused with Spanish/Portuguese chorizo, garlic, and anchovies. Elevated with white wine, vegetable broth, and zesty lemon and topped with fresh parsley, this culinary masterpiece is served with lemon wedges and toasted bread for a more substantial meal.

20. Chile Relleno Recipe

Chile Relleno, a beloved Mexican dish, is a flavorful masterpiece centered on the humble poblano pepper. This culinary creation involves roasting peppers until their skins char, imparting a smoky essence. The magic happens when these peppers are filled with melty cheese and dipped in a luscious egg batter, ensuring a golden, crispy exterior upon frying. The result? A perfect blend of flavors – the smokiness of the roasted chili peppers, the creamy indulgence of the cheese, and the satisfying crunch of the perfectly fried coating.

21. Cappuccino

Indulge in the art of coffee craftsmanship with this cappuccino recipe. This exquisite blend of finely ground espresso, sugar, and a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla promises a swirl of flavor in every cup. Brewed with love and attention, our Cappuccino is perfect for anyone seeking a moment of pure coffee bliss.

22. Cumin Lamb Noodles

These Cumin Lamb Noodles are a Chinese-inspired culinary masterpiece featuring thinly sliced, well-marbled lamb marinated in Shaoxing wine, salt, and a fragrant spice mix. The noodles soak up the rich flavors of stir-fried lamb and aromatic spices. Tossed in a delectable sauce of homemade chili oil, Chinkiang vinegar, and soy sauce, the noodles dish is a heavenly union of heat, earthiness, and umami. Top it off with garlic, ginger, red onion, green chili, and cilantro for a textural and flavorful sensation.

23. Cornbread

This super moist cornbread is infused with buttery flavors, has a soft center and the perfect crumb, and is made in a cast iron skillet. The ingredients are easy to find and you can easily make this cornbread by following a simple step-by-step recipe. This freshly baked cornbread has crispy edges and will take less than 30 minutes. It makes a perfect side with soup or stews. It can be made in an oven-proof skillet or pie dish.

24. Cornmeal Porridge

This hearty and creamy cornmeal porridge is a perfect recipe to add to your breakfast menu. It tastes delicious and keeps you fuller for longer. Made with a few pantry staples, including cornmeal, milk, flavorful spices, and sweetened with condensed milk. For a vegan version of this recipe, swap milk with plant-based milk, add maple syrup, and top it off with the fruits of your choice.

25. Coconut Milk Pancakes

Looking for a breakfast treat to kickstart your morning? Prepare these delightful coconut milk pancakes made using canned coconut milk. They are easy to make, will be ready in less than 30 minutes, and are dairy-free. For a gluten-free version of these fluffy pancakes, consider swapping regular flour with gluten-free flour. They are free from refined sugars and are sweetened with maple syrup.

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