25 Top-Rated Recipes Made Delectable with Mayonnaise
Mayo is a must on sandwiches, of course, but did you know that mayonnaise adds creamy, tangy goodness to many other kinds of sweet and savory dishes too? Mayonnaise is more versatile than you may think, creating creamy salads, moist baked goods, and rich dips. Put it to work in new ways with these 25 clever ideas.
Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts
A simple blend of feta, mayonnaise, spinach, and garlic make the flavorful filling for these chicken breasts. "Serve with rice, noodles, or a great Greek salad," suggests recipe creator Laurie Wheeler.
Classic Macaroni Salad
A picnic and potluck favorite, this classic macaroni salad recipe gets a creamy texture from plenty of mayo and a burst of flavor from white vinegar, sugar, and yellow mustard.
Light and Fluffy Spinach Quiche
Already rich with eggs, Cheddar cheese, and milk, a little dollop of mayonnaise creates an ultra creamy texture in this baked quiche. You can substitute any fresh or frozen vegetable you like for the spinach, many reviewers suggest broccoli or mushrooms.
Moist Banana Muffins
Ripe bananas, chocolate chips, and mayonnaise make these crowd-pleasing muffins very scrumptious. Want an extra special treat? Add a handful of chocolate chips or chopped nuts for extra flavor and texture.
French Onion Dip From Scratch
You'll never go back to the jarred stuff after one bite of this homemade French onion dip. The base of mayonnaise and sour cream makes it an indulgent dish, perfect for serving with crackers or a freshly baked baguette.
Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs
You only need a few ingredients to create these wow-worthy deviled eggs. The yolks are mashed with mayo, mustard, Cheddar cheese, and crumbled bacon for boldly flavored appetizers.
Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)
A popular Mexican specialty served by street vendors, elote should be your go-to dish for serving up fresh summertime corn. "Don't be afraid of the mayo. It really is used as a binder," shares reviewer michellej.
Easy Mayonnaise Biscuits
An easy trio of ingredients create these fluffy biscuits: Self rising flour, milk, and mayonnaise. "They are very moist and taste great! If you are worried that they'll taste like mayonnaise don't worry, they don't taste like it at all," says onpurpose13.
Basic Chicken Salad
There's no room for unnecessary ingredients in this standard chicken salad recipe. Each bite is seasoned with a blend of mayo, salt and pepper, and lemon juice.
"The mayonnaise adds a little tang to this delightful fresh blueberry crisp. It's really delicious," describes recipe creator ESCAPETONH. Blueberries are the star here, but several reviewers have had success swapping in other fresh berry varieties too.
Broiled Tilapia Parmesan
"Flavorful recipe for this farm raised fish that is easy and done in minutes," says recipe creator Phoebe. "The fish is broiled with a creamy cheese coating for an impressive flavor and texture."
Jen's Heavenly Egg Salad
Mayonnaise is essential to this classic egg salad recipe. Delightfully creamy, with a bit of tang from mustard, it's great for serving over fresh greens, in a sandwich, or with crackers.
Cream cheese isn't the only ingredients for this rich filling, mayonnaise adds a hint of tang along with sharp Cheddar cheese. And since they're baked, you can feel better about having a second helping.
Dad's Creamy Cucumber Salad
Mayonnaise jazzed up with vinegar, sugar, dill, and garlic is the base dressing for this impressive dish. For extra bold flavor, let the salad sit overnight and enjoy the next day.
Slider-Style Mini Burgers
"These remind me of my favorite fast food restaurant's little burgers! The perfect appetizer to bring to a party," says recipe creator Minnesota_Girl. The beef is seasoned with onion soup mix, but is kept moist from a hearty serving of mayo.
Strawberry Romaine Salad
A little sweet, a little savory, this salad hits all the flavor notes. The tangy poppyseed dressing is made with a dollop of mayonnaise to create a creamy texture.
Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip
Served hot and ready for dipping, this appetizer is ideal for pairing with tortilla chips or crostini. The rich texture is made from a blend of cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan, and Romano.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting
Friends and family will never guess the secret ingredients to these extra moist cupcakes. "I was very skeptical of the mayo and grape jelly, but these turned out great! I never leave reviews, but I had to with this one," writes jfly86.
Seven Layer Tex Mex Dip
Mayo adds extra richness to this popular dip's sour cream layer. Don't forget the chips for sharing!
Baked Potato Salad
"Is this a baked potato salad or a cheese and potato casserole? Try this recipe and decide for yourself," says recipe creator Tom Quinlin. Sliced potatoes are tossed with cheese, mayonnaise, and onion, with all of it getting topped off with bacon before baking to golden brown perfection.
Garlic Bread Fantastique
A great side for pasta, or the key to a decadent grilled cheese, you won't be able to resist this garlic bread recipe. "I really think it's the combination of mayo, Parmesan, and oregano that give this such a good flavor," says reviewer Josie.
Using pre-shredded coleslaw makes this recipe a cinch to throw together! The mayo-based dressing is equal parts sweet and tangy, perfect for pairing with barbeque.
Fresh Tomato Pie
Tomato pie might sound unusual, but one bite of this rich dish will have you sold on the idea. Fresh tomatoes are layered up with mayonnaise, cheese, onions, and herbs before baking until gooey and warm.
Recipe creator Laura Baker describes this dish as, "Broccoli casserole enriched with cheese, mayonnaise, and cream of mushroom soup — delicious and EASY to make!"
World's Best Potato Salad
Mayonnaise isn't the only ingredient for making this ultra creamy potato salad, a whole can of evaporated milk is also thrown into the mix for an extra decadent texture.