Since 2002, Ina Garten has been teaching us all about her simple and elegant approach to cooking and entertaining. After 28 seasons of her beloved show, Barefoot Contessa, and now Be My Guest with Ina Garten, her culinary expertise has delighted us with countless fan-favourite dishes. From her classic cosmopolitan cocktail to her cheesy zucchini gratin, these are the best Ina Garten recipes that have become staples in the kitchens of Food Network Canada readers.
Coq Au Vin
Coq au Vin is French comfort food at its finest. In this popular rendition, Ina adds a quarter cup of Cognac and half a bottle of Burgundy to craft the luscious, flavorful sauce that defines the dish. Can’t get enough of Ina Garten chicken recipes? Be sure to make her engagement chicken next.
Ina’s classic shortbread cookies prove that the simplest recipes are sometimes the best. Bookmark this popular Barefoot Contessa recipe that’s perfect for making with the little bakers in your life.
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Whether you’re planning an epic dinner party and require a standout cocktail or want to add a touch of elegance to your next girls’ night at home, having a classic cosmopolitan to sip on can make whatever moment you’re savouring feel more special.
Zucchini takes the spotlight in this cheesy vegetarian casserole that will win over even the pickiest eaters. Check out more of Ina’s best side dishes for entertaining.
Chicken Pot Pie
Nothing is quite as comforting as a homemade chicken pot pie. Ina’s version is a breeze to make ahead, and you’ll find yourself turning to this delightful weeknight dinner again and again.
Coconut macarons are a budget-friendly treat that still brings the wow factor. Ina’s fan-favourite recipe uses ingredients you likely already have on hand: shredded coconut, condensed milk, vanilla extract, egg whites and salt. And if you like this recipe, you’ll love Ina’s coconut cupcakes.
Is there anything better than a budget-friendly dinner you can just throw in the oven? Ina puts a lean spin on the classic weeknight favourite by using ground turkey over beef.
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Add a touch of sweetness to your day with Ina’s beloved sour cream coffee cake. It’s the ultimate companion to your afternoon tea.
Mastering the refreshing whiskey sour from the Barefoot Contessa is a breeze with only five simple ingredients. Get ready to raise a toast in no time!
Braised Short Ribs
Ina’s slow-cooked short ribs require patience due to its lengthy cooking time (a little over three hours). But the first bite will confirm that every moment invested was absolutely worthwhile. Just don’t forget her secret ingredient: an entire bottle of Cotes du Rhone red wine.