Food Processor Recipes

Wanna try using your food processor for new recipes? Here are our favorite recipes that use a food processor including dips, spreads, applesauce and more.

Staff Picks

5-Minute Olive Tapenade

A fan-favorite appetizer, perfect for any charcuterie night. This olive tapenade recipe is so easy to make and it's done in just 5 minutes or less! Serve with crackers, crostini, cured meats, cheeses, fruits... you name it!

Baked Falafel

Rating: 4.4 stars
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An easy, yummy way to make falafel. Serve with pita bread and your favorite tzatziki.

Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Rating: 4.51 stars
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The easiest way to get perfect Hollandaise sauce is to use a blender. This recipe has all the same ingredients as the classic, but no double boiler and no chance of the sauce separating. I love the lemony flavor on fresh steamed asparagus!

Ripley's Bloody Mary Mix for Canning

Rating: 4 stars
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Bloody mary mornings are a neighborhood tradition. Now we can get a morning started right with a mix straight from the garden!

Basil Pesto

Rating: 4.8 stars
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Basil pesto is extremely versatile! It enhances the flavor for all dishes like steak, chicken, fish, vegetables, and pasta! After the ingredients are combined and formed into a tube shape, simply slice whatever size portion you need and freeze the rest! Easy-breezy to prepare and bursting with flavor!

Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Rating: 4.74 stars
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After having a delicious TGI Friday's grilled chicken salad, I was determined to figure out the cilantro-lime salad dressing served with it. This is what I came up with. Delicious for a quick summery dinner. Grilled boneless chicken breasts served over a hearty green salad, and this dressing, voila!

Greek-Style Cheese Ball

Rating: 4.5 stars
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I just wasn't satisfied with the ingredients in other cheese ball recipes. So, I made my own and took it to a Christmas party, where it was enjoyed by all. You can also experiment with other Greek-themed ingredient options such as sun-dried tomatoes, Kalamata or green olives, pepperoncini, etc. Surround cheese balls with your favorite crackers. For a true 'Greek' theme, try toasted pita chips.

The Last Caesar Salad Recipe You'll Ever Need

Rating: 4.87 stars
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This is an unbelievable, restaurant-quality, creamy Caesar salad dressing that will make you swear off of anything store-bought again. Great for your classic Caesar salad, or as a dip for all kinds of veggies. Will NOT disappoint! To serve, toss with chopped romaine in a salad bowl and shave Parmesan cheese on top of salad; season with salt, black pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Rating: 4.24 stars
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You will never guess this rich, grain-free pizza crust is made with cauliflower instead of flour. Serve with your favorite sauce and toppings.

Old World Poppy Seed Roll

Rating: 4.34 stars
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Tender, soft, sweet yeast bread swirled with a creamy homemade poppy seed filling. Growing up, my mother and aunts always made this Eastern European bread for Easter and Christmas. Looks complicated, but is easy enough to make for an Old-World treat. I like it best after the second day.

Buttercrust Pastry Dough

Rating: 4.59 stars
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I used a food processor for this tender, flaky pastry dough as it makes it so much easier to achieve the gorgeous 'breadcrumb' texture as you add the ice water. If you use the dough for a savory recipe, I'd cut down the sugar a bit, but not omit it entirely. The most important thing to remember is to use frozen butter and ice cold water.

Basil Pecan Pesto

Rating: 4.75 stars
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I prefer the taste of pecans over the pine nuts usually called for in pesto recipes. I developed this recipe over a summer of trial and error and prefer it to all other pesto recipes!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Kanafa
Rating: Unrated
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A favorite Palestinian dessert! Crunchy shredded phyllo dough is baked with a layer of creamy sweet cheese and then drenched in rosewater syrup. It's simple yet impressive. The cheese filling is traditionally made from Nabulsi cheese that is desalted. The ricotta-mozzarella mix is a great substitute, and lower-fat products can be used. If you have access to a Middle Eastern grocery, you can probably find kanafa dye, which turns the dough into the orange or reddish color that is the signature of kanafa.

Cream Of Carrot Soup

Rating: 4.84 stars
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This is my little picky eater's favorite soup.