25 Classic Ina Garten Recipes That Prove She's the GOAT

Ina Garten's Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

There may be someone out there who is not an Ina Garten fan—but I haven't met them. This may be coming from her #1 fan of all time, but can you blame me? The woman isn't simply a culinary queen, she's a Contessa. From the moment I opened her first cookbook, I was smitten. Why do people love Ina Garten's recipes so much? Well for starters, they are comforting, delicious, easy to follow and everything we want to eat right now. Every dish Ina shares is also timeless—just like her. I could go on and on—that's how much of an Ina super-fan I am—but before I keep waxing poetic about the legend that she is, let's delve into some of her greatest recipe hits shall we?

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The Best Ina Garten Recipes

From pancetta and peas and the perfect roast chicken to meatloaf, here are 25 of Ina Garten's best recipes of all time. Basically you can think consider these all the tried-and-true classic dishes the Barefoot Contessa is so loved for. I've even included her "favorite recipe ever" (short ribs!) and some more cold weather classics (think: comforting soups, homemade croutons and a decadent chocolate cake). What can I say... Ina gets it right every time and with these staples under your apron belt, you will too.

The Best Ina Garten Recipes

<p>Quentin Bacon</p><p>Need a winter warmup? Ina Garten’s chicken pot pie soup marries two perfect cold weather comfort foods.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/1077564/parade/ina-garten-chicken-pot-pie-soup-recipe/" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Chicken Pot Pie Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten's Chicken Pot Pie Soup</a></strong></p>
<p>Theresa Greco</p><p>Another day, another Ina recipe we can't quit...this time, it's her brownie pudding.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: </strong><strong><a href="https://parade.com/recipes/ina-garten-brownie-pudding" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Brownie Pudding;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten's Brownie Pudding</a></strong></p>
<p>Theresa Greco</p><p>Skip the mayo and crank up the summer herbs for the lightest, freshest potato salad.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: </strong><strong><a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ina-gartens-french-potato-salad-093500393.html" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's French Potato Salad;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">Ina Garten's French Potato Salad</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: </strong><strong><a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/famous-chicken-salad-ina-garten-233000720.html" data-ylk="slk:How to Make The Famous Chicken Salad Ina Garten Sold "Mountains of" at the Barefoot Contessa;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">How to Make The Famous Chicken Salad Ina Garten Sold "Mountains of" at the Barefoot Contessa</a></strong></p>
<p>Quentin Bacon</p><p>Ina Garten's orange glazed ham recipe is so, so easy.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/recipes/ina-garten-orange-glazed-ham" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten’s Orange-Marmalade Glazed Ham;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten’s Orange-Marmalade Glazed Ham</a></strong></p>
<p>Theresa Greco</p><p>Ina's berry shortcakes with honey yogurt is a delightful combination of seasonal berries and pillows of tart fresh-whipped yogurt sandwiched between two halves of a soft, flaky biscuit. The recipe makes six, so it is perfect for both large and small families to enjoy.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: </strong><strong><a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/tried-ina-gartens-berry-shortcakes-163000590.html" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Red Berry Shortcakes with Honey Yogurt;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">Ina Garten's Red Berry Shortcakes with Honey Yogurt</a></strong></p>
<p>Courtesy of Ina Garten</p><p>Ina Garten stashes leftover bread in the freezer and uses it to make these croutons.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/350129/dash/ina-gartens-homemade-croutons/" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Homemade Croutons;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten's Homemade Croutons</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/brilliant-ina-garten-meal-prep-133000209.html" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten Salad Spinner Hack;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">Ina Garten Salad Spinner Hack</a></strong></p>
<p>Quentin Bacon</p><p>You'll love this new panettone bread pudding recipe from Ina Garten's New Cookbook <em>Go-To Dinners</em>.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: </strong><strong><a href="https://parade.com/recipes/ina-garten-panettone-bread-pudding" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Italian Panettone Bread Pudding;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten's Italian Panettone Bread Pudding</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: </strong><strong><a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/5-ina-garten-best-desserts-173000564.html" data-ylk="slk:I Made Ina Garten’s 5 Best Desserts—Including One That's Ready in Under 10 Minutes!;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">I Made Ina Garten’s 5 Best Desserts—Including One That's Ready in Under 10 Minutes!</a></strong></p>
<p>Barefoot Contessa</p><p>Dubbed the “Queen of Quarantine,” Ina captured the <a href="/1173121/stephanieosmanski/slow-internet-reasons/" data-ylk="slk:internet;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">internet</a>’s heart with her Cosmo recipe served in a massive martini glass.</p><p><strong>Get the Recipe: <a href="/1279606/kelli_acciardo/ina-garten-cosmopolitan-recipe/" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten’s Cosmopolitan;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten’s Cosmopolitan</a></strong></p>
<p>Melanie Dunea</p><p>Ina Garten explains, "some ingredients need a partner to bring out their flavor, which is why I always put a touch of coffee in my chocolate dishes. You don’t taste the coffee, but it makes the chocolate taste better.”</p><p><strong>Get the Recipe: <a href="/700554/parade/chocolate-chevron-cake/" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Chocolate Chevron Cake;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten's Chocolate Chevron Cake</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/1230328/jocelyndelkadams/best-cake-recipes/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:31 Best Cake Recipes Everyone Should Try Once;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">31 Best Cake Recipes Everyone Should Try Once</a></strong></p>
<p>The Cozy Cook</p><p>Ina Garten’s Roast Chicken is a perfect recipe for whole, oven-roasted chicken and vegetables with plenty of gravy to go around! </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://thecozycook.com/ina-gartens-roast-chicken/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten’s Roast Chicken;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten’s Roast Chicken</a></strong></p>
<p>Quentin Bacon</p><p>One of Ina's all-time favorite comfort foods is a bowl of split pea soup. She loves the way the earthy, creamy soup contrasts with the crispy sausage.</p><p><strong>Get the Recipe: <a href="/1077583/parade/ina-garten-split-pea-soup/" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Split Pea Soup with Crispy Kielbasa;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten's Split Pea Soup with Crispy Kielbasa</a></strong></p>
<p>Theresa Greco</p><p>This comforting pasta dish gives you slow-simmered flavor in 30 minutes. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: </strong><strong><a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ina-gartens-speedy-weeknight-bolognese-123000686.html" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Weeknight Bolognese;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">Ina Garten's Weeknight Bolognese</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: </strong><strong><a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/best-way-oatmeal-according-ina-103000165.html" data-ylk="slk:The Best Way to Make Oatmeal, According to Ina Garten;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">The Best Way to Make Oatmeal, According to Ina Garten</a></strong></p>
<p>Theresa Greco</p><p>Everyone needs a good pot roast recipe for the holidays and this one is a keeper!</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://parade.com/recipes/ina-garten-pot-roast" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Company Pot Roast;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten's Company Pot Roast</a></strong></p>
<p>Theresa Greco</p><p>One bite and you will see how yummy these brownies taste; they are extra moist and fudgy through and through and espresso provides extra richness.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: </strong><strong><a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/made-ina-garten-outrageous-brownies-213000449.html" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Outrageous Brownies;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">Ina Garten's Outrageous Brownies</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: </strong><strong><a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ina-gartens-1-ice-cream-210000512.html" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten’s Easy Hack for Turning a Pint of Ice Cream Into a Boozy Dessert Is Brilliant;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">Ina Garten’s Easy Hack for Turning a Pint of Ice Cream Into a Boozy Dessert Is Brilliant</a></strong></p>
<p>Kelli Acciardo</p><p>Ina does classics like no one else. Case in point: her cheesy, creamy, crunchy mac and cheese that hits every kind of culinary high note you want from the world's greatest comfort food dish. Also, the tomatoes, Ina?? Brilliant. It's a game-changing ingredient I didn't know I would love so much. </p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/true-fact-ina-garten-mac-173000196.html" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Mac and Cheese;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">Ina Garten's Mac and Cheese</a></strong></p>
<p>Ina Garten</p><p>As Ina says, this is one of the most surprising soups. "It tastes rich and velvety and yet, with only two tablespoons of cream, it’s a healthy vegetable soup. Celery root and fennel give it a wonderful depth of flavor, and homemade croutons and a drizzle of olive oil at the end are delicious additions.”</p><p><strong>Get the Recipe: </strong><a href="/350119/dash/cauliflower-celery-root-soup/" data-ylk="slk:Cauliflower & Celery Root Soup;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link "><strong>Cauliflower & Celery Root Soup</strong></a></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/141-sensational-soup-recipes-warm-225625664.html" data-ylk="slk:141 Best Soup Recipes: Easy, Simple Ideas;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas;outcm:mb_qualified_link;_E:mb_qualified_link;ct:story;" class="link  yahoo-link">141 Best Soup Recipes: Easy, Simple Ideas</a></strong></p>
<p>Courtesy of Ina Garten</p><p>Ina Garten's friend Pam Krauss foudn out by trial and error that roasting a turkey at a steady 450 degrees results in a turkehy that is very moist with a crackling skin.</p><p><strong>Get the Recipe: <a href="/350108/dash/accidental-turkey/" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Accidental Turkey;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten's Accidental Turkey</a></strong></p>
<p>Quentin Bacon</p><p>“One of my favorite things to serve for a cheese course or dessert is English Stilton and glass of Port wine,” says Barefoot Contessa host Ina Garten. This recipe combines both flavors in one easy yet impressive dish.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/841893/alisonashton/port-wine-prunes-with-stilton-and-walnuts/" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Port Wine Prunes with Stilton;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten's Port Wine Prunes with Stilton</a></strong></p>
<p>Quentin Bacon</p><p>Ina Garten says, "This may be my favorite recipe ever.” Try this fall apart hearty short rib stew simmered red wine and dark beer next time you need a great meal of a cold night.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/700567/parade/red-wine-braised-short-ribs/" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Red Wine Braised Short Ribs;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten's Red Wine Braised Short Ribs</a></strong></p>
<p>Quentin Bacon</p><p>This simple dish is great as a little nibble with cocktails before dinner, or take a cue from Ina Garten, and serve it as your second course. Either way, it’s a great entertaining make-ahead you’ll want to add to your repertoire.</p><p><strong>Get the Recipe: <a href="/841892/alisonashton/ina-gartens-herbed-goat-cheese/" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Herbed Goat Cheese;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten's Herbed Goat Cheese</a></strong></p>
<p>Quentin Bacon</p><p>If you only think of sangria during the summer, try changing up the fruit and pairing it with cinnamon-spiced syrup for the colder months.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/700549/parade/autumn-sangria/" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Autumn Sangria;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten's Autumn Sangria</a></strong></p>
<p>Ina Garten</p><p>Ina Garten's take on peas and pancetta, a classic old-world Italian side dish, has crispy pieces of panchetta, but lightly cooked tender peas. She says "some fresh mint from the garden adds the perfect note."</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/350113/dash/peas-pancetta/" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Peas and Pancetta;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten's Peas and Pancetta</a></strong></p><p><strong>Related: <a href="https://parade.com/845209/felicialim/21-savory-spring-pea-recipes-youll-absolutely-love/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:21 Savory Spring Pea Recipes You'll Absolutely Love;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">21 Savory Spring Pea Recipes You'll Absolutely Love</a></strong></p>
<p>Quentin Bacon</p><p>Ina Garten cooks her fgrits with roquefort, half-and-half and butter for for a full 50 minutes, until they’re smooth and creamy.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/700559/parade/creamy-blue-cheese-grits/" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Creamy Blue Cheese Grits;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten's Creamy Blue Cheese Grits</a></strong></p>
<p>Quentin Bacon</p><p>Ina Garten says this homemade chicken stock is her secret weapon in the kitchen.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="/1077542/parade/ina-garten-homemade-chicken-stock-recipe/" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten's Homemade Chicken Stock;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten's Homemade Chicken Stock</a></strong></p>
<p>Circle B Ranch</p><p>A classic Ina recipe: meatloaf! Even meatloaf haters will love her easy version.</p><p><strong>Get the recipe: <a href="https://www.circlebranchpork.com/ina-gartens-meatloaf.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ina Garten’s Meatloaf;elm:context_link;itc:0;sec:content-canvas" class="link ">Ina Garten’s Meatloaf</a></strong></p>

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