DIY Recipes

Looking for recipes for DIY foods? Allrecipes has more than 210 recipes for dishes like homemade pasta and sausages, ingredients like self-rising flour and spice blends, and jams and jellies, cheeses--even ketchup and mustard.

Staff Picks

Self-Rising Flour

Rating: 5 stars 220
Make your own self-rising flour with this easy 3-ingredient recipe.

Onion Soup Mix

Rating: 5 stars 115
Way cheaper to make it yourself than buy the packets. This recipe makes the equivalent of one packet of soup mix. If you're adding this to a liquid, the bouillon cubes don't need crushed.

Homemade Biscuit Mix

Rating: 4.5 stars 131
Add a few simple ingredients, bake, and voila! You'll have hot, tasty homemade biscuits fast!

Gluten-Free Cream of Chicken Soup Replacer

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
The following recipe will replace one can of soup in recipes calling for condensed cream of chicken soup. If your recipe calls for two cans of soup, just double all ingredients. Use in your recipes exactly as you would canned soup.

Homemade Ketchup

Rating: 4.5 stars 145
Using a slow cooker, this thick and tasty tomato ketchup practically cooks itself.

Homemade Shake and Bake Mixture

Rating: 4.5 stars 347
Quick homemade seasoned bread crumb mixture for coating baked chicken.
By sal

Light or Dark Brown Sugar

Rating: 4.5 stars 64
Making your own brown sugar is so simple and easy and it tastes exactly like store-bought! You'll never run out of brown sugar if you keep two simple ingredients on hand: white granulated sugar and molasses. The recipe ingredients are for light brown sugar. For dark brown sugar, see the cook's note. To keep it moist, put a slice of bread into the storage container.

Chef John's Homemade Cheese

Rating: 5 stars 15
Usually making something like fresh cheese at home is done because it's higher quality, and much cheaper. This recipe for fromage blanc, or farmer's cheese, flies in the face of that conventional culinary wisdom. So why bother? Because, for any self-respecting foodie, making a batch of homemade cheese is definitely on the culinary 'bucket list.' Before you cash in your apron for good, you should experience the magic of watching a pot of milk turned into cheese. And if all this sounds kind of cheesy, so be it.

Ground Flax Egg Substitute

Rating: 5 stars 5
Wonderful substitute for eggs, especially in cookies, brownies, muffins and breads. It works every time. Store ground flax seeds in a sealed container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Pumpkin Pie Spice I

Rating: 4.5 stars 142
Use this mixture in recipes that call for pumpkin pie spice. A blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice that can be scaled to any size.
By PENILU

Egg Noodles

Rating: 4.5 stars 965
This is your basic old fashioned recipe for egg noodles, just like grammy used to make! Try making them next time you prepare your favorite soup or stew. Don't forget that fresh pasta cooks much quicker than dried! You may use a dough hook attachment on your electric mixer or your hands to make the pasta dough.
By Linda

Cream Soup Base

Rating: 5 stars 266
This is a creamy soup base that will make many types of cream soup. Use your imagination and create a new soup.
Advertisement

Inspiration and Ideas

Confectioners' Sugar
Rating: Unrated 15
"It never fails—you run out of powdered sugar and forget to restock it! Since [finding this recipe] to make my own powdered sugar, I have not bought any!" – Life is Good
Chef John's Creme Fraiche
Rating: Unrated 228
"The effort is minimal and the payoff is marvelous." – Chef John
Taco Seasoning
Rating: 5 stars 7785

Easy, homemade taco seasoning is cheaper than store-bought versions.