The food processor is a fantastic tool, a must have for busy kitchens. There are so many great food processor recipes you can make as well as numerous ways to use it in the kitchen.
Here are 29 tasty recipes to get you started using your food processor. So dust off that appliance and start putting it to work!
Avocado Chocolate Mousse Cake
Ingredients: oreo cookies, butter, coconut milk, sugar, baking chocolate, avocados, cocoa powder, vanilla extract. Get the full recipe at amandascookin.com
This chocolate mousse cake has a delicious, dirty secret…avocados! Creamy, rich, and absolutely delicious, no one will ever guess it’s packed with avocados.
Blackberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Ingredients: cream cheese, sugar, all-purpose flour, eggs, butter, baking powder, baking soda, sour cream, vanilla yogurt, almond extract, blackberry preserves, almonds. Get the full recipe at amandascookin.com
This has blackberries, but because the recipes uses preserves, you can pick your favorite flavor if you like. I love the little mini cakes, so easy to eat and take with you, but a slice of this cheese and fruit filled cake is a bit of Heaven too. Perfect with a piping hot cup of coffee.
Ingredients: chicken breasts, parsley flakes, oregano, onion powder, eggs, flour, canola oil. Get the full recipe at amandascookin.com
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making chicken nuggets at home, you’ve hit the jackpot with this recipe. These chicken nuggets tastes just like McDonald’s but because you make them completely from scratch, you know exactly what is going into them. Grab the kids and make these today!
Cinnamon Morning Buns
Ingredients: croissant dough, brown sugar, white sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, butter. Get the full recipe at ezrapoundcake.com
What are Morning Buns? They’re like cinnamon rolls, but they’re made with croissant dough. Very, very rich and buttery. There’s cinnamon in the filling, but it’s mixed with orange zest to brighten the flavor. And after they’re baked, they’re not glazed. They’re rolled in sugar, so the outside has a little sugar crunch.
Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Scones
Ingredients: whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, butter, cranberries, chocolate chips, plain yogurt, vanilla, egg. Get the full recipe at jessieweaver.net
These scones are lightly flavored with cranberry and the punch of a good chocolate chip. You could use any berry, cherry, or fruit you have on hand. Dried cranberries would work great, too.
Cream of Asparagus Soup
Ingredients: asparagus, onion, chicken broth, unsalted butter, flour, milk. Get the full recipe at amandascookin.com
I’m definitely an asparagus lover, so this creamed soup was a gem of a find. I’ve made it twice now and love eating it for lunch. I’m freezing today’s batch into individual portions to enjoy later, and it can also be kept in the fridge for about a week.
Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip
Ingredients: plain fat-free Greek yogurt, avocados, garlic, fresh cilantro, jalapeño pepper, lime juice, cumin, pita chips, tortilla chips, cut up veggies-for serving. Get the full recipe at twopeasandtheirpod.com
Avocados and Greek yogurt (and cookies) are staples in my diet. I can’t live without them. I usually eat a yogurt in the morning or mix it in with my Green Smoothie. I love avocados in any form-guacamole grilled cheese sandwich, avocado pasta, salads, and even ice cream. I am an avocado fanatic! I combined my two favorites to make this Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip. This dip makes a great party appetizer or every day snack.
Creamy Citrus Jalapeño Cilantro Pesto
Ingredients: Orange, Grapefruit, Walnuts, Pistachios, Cilantro, Onion, Jalapeño, Garlic, Agave Nectar, Olive Oil. Get the full recipe at thejeyofcooking.com
It’s definitely a different spin on pesto. It’s slightly spicy with a sweet citrusy kick and all the zippiness of cilantro. I know I’ve said it before but you won’t be disappointed if you try it!
Easy Homemade Fruit Roll Ups
Ingredients: plums, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon. Get the full recipe at amandascookin.com
These easy homemade fruit roll ups have just 3 ingredients and require only a blender and an oven. They’re a fun and healthy snack that the whole family is going to love!
Easy Pineapple Salsa
Ingredients: pineapple rings, red bell pepper, red onion, jalapeno, tomatoes, garlic, cumin. Get the full recipe at amandascookin.com
This Easy Pineapple Salsa is packed with sweet pineapple, spicy pepper, and juicy tomatoes. And with only eight ingredients, you’ll have this delicious pineapple salsa ready in no time.
Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients: unsalted butter, all purpose flour, quick oats, granulated sugar, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, baking soda, vanilla, egg, walnuts, raisins. Get the full recipe at bakingandboys.com
A wonderful oatmeal cookie, thick and delicious.
Hazelnut Brown Butter Cake
Ingredients: hazelnuts, unsalted butter, vanilla bean, powdered sugar, all-purpose flour, egg whites, granulated sugar, semisweet chocolate chips or finely-chopped chocolate, heavy cream, instant coffee granules. Get the full recipe at smittenkitchen.com
The four most beautiful words in the dessert lexicon: Hazelnut. Brown. Butter. Cake.
Homemade Breakfast Sausage
Ingredients: organic boneless pork shoulder, parsley, red pepper flakes, dry sage, muscovado or dark brown sugar (optional). Get the full recipe at healthygreenkitchen.com
Sausage is delicious fried up and served with eggs, of course…seen here with gluten-free biscuits.
Ingredients: heavy whipping cream, ice water. Get the full recipe at wewhiskaway.blogspot.com
Variations: Herb butter )use a mix of fresh chopped sage, rosemary and chives to create a very flavorful butter), Honey, Spices )cinnamon, cayenne, really anything here), Zest (orange, lemon, lime)
Ingredients: egg yolk, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper, olive oil. Get the full recipe at umamigirl.com
I first learned about using the food processor to make homemade mayonnaise from Mark Bittman. It is hard to overstate the genius of this method. It’s even harder to remember a time when I didn’t know how to do it. Makes about one cup of mayonnaise.
Ingredients: egg yolks, flour, salt. Get the full recipe at biggirlssmallkitchen.com
Making pasta at home is far less intimidating than it sounds, but the results are just as outstanding as you’d imagine. This does take some time–and some space–so make sure you have both before you start. Using the food processor is a less authentic way of making pasta than mixing it in a big bowl or straight on the counter. But it keeps your hands a bit cleaner, and if you give the dough a couple extra minutes to rest, it’s just as pliable as dough made by hand.
Ingredients: basil, garlic, pine nuts, extra virgin olive oil, Pecorino Romano cheese (or Parmesan / Parmigiano Reggiano, or Grana Padano). Get the full recipe at bakecookeat.blogspot.com
If you like pesto and have been buying it in supermarkets, stop now. There isn’t a single ready-made jar on the market, no matter how well-known the brand or premium the range that can even come close to the flavour of one you freshly blitzed yourself. I swear to you I am not exaggerating; my pesto-lover friend Daniel has never looked back after trying this recipe, and even makes his own reddish-brown version with sundried tomatoes.
Homemade Salsa from Canned Tomatoes
Ingredients: Red Gold tomatoes, green chiles, garlic, onions, fresh cilantro, red pepper flakes. Get the full recipe at amandascookin.com
I made this salsa about half an hour before dinner. By the time dinner was ready half the salsa was gone and I was still fighting off hungry family members! They wouldn’t stay out of the kitchen. Of course, it didn’t help that after I taste tested it myself I let everyone else have some too. There was nothing left to save for the next day. The beauty of it was that it was fast and tasted great, a definite keeper in this house!
KFC Coleslaw Copycat
Ingredients: white cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, red onion, mayonnaise. Get the full recipe at vanillacloudsandlemondrops.blogspot.
This is by far the simplest recipe you will find for coleslaw but it is amazing how many times I’m asked to bring it to a potluck party and for the recipe! People are even more astonished when I tell them how easy it is to make and what’s in it. For best results I like to make it an hour or 2 before serving as it allows the flavour of the onion to really come through and mingle with everything, which in my opinion is what makes this coleslaw taste so good. Try it and you’ll see!
Mini Turtle Cheesecakes
Ingredients: chocolate graham crackers, pecans, brown sugar, unsalted butter, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, eggs, vanilla yogurt, unsalted butter, heavy cream, semisweet chocolate, pecans. Get the full recipe at amandascookin.com
I’m guessing that there’s a dessert table in Heaven and that it’s lined with all sorts of cheesecake. These creamy luscious treats are one of my all time favorite desserts and I have tried many different flavors, all of which I’ve loved. Recently I bought a mini cheesecake pan with those little removable bottoms and have been dying to use it. I finally got my chance when these little turtle cheesecake beauties came into my life.
No Cook Fudge
Ingredients: coconut butter, peanut butter, bananas, raw cacao powder, agave nectar, vanilla extract, cinnamon. Get the full recipe at cookieandkate.com
The easiest, healthiest fudge you’ll ever make! No thermometer, marshmallow fluff or corn syrup required. It’s vegan and raw, too.
Our Favourite Coleslaw
Ingredients: mayonnaise, granulated sugar, milk, buttermilk, lemon juice, white vinegar, cabbage, carrot, onion. Get the full recipe at amandascookin.com
My family loves KFC Coleslaw, so much that they refused to eat any other coleslaw recipe I suggest. That got me thinking, maybe I should try making a copycat recipe for KFC coleslaw myself? I’ve tried quite a few different types of coleslaw in my day, but this recipe turned out perfectly! It’s a great dish to bring to a family get-together or a pot-luck. This infamous slaw recipe is one you’ll make more than just once!
Perfect Pie Dough
Ingredients: all-purpose flour, salt, sugar, unsalted butter, vegetable shortening, vodka. Get the full recipe at littlebcooks.blogspot.
The dough is perfectly tender and flaky all at the same time, and that is not always an easy thing to accomplish. So, hats off to Cook’s Illustrated for getting this one right….I just might have to use this as my go to pie dough recipe from now on.
Rustic Rosemary Garlic Bread
Ingredients: olive oil, active dry yeast, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, garlic, fresh rosemary, cornmeal. Get the full recipe at amandascookin.com
I’ve had this bread recipe saved for about six months just waiting for a good bread baking day. That day came and after baking this gorgeous bread, I have to tell you it’s one of the best tasting breads I’ve had. It’s also made in the food processor, a different method from the traditional mixer or hand mixed variety. The combination of garlic and rosemary in this crusty loaf is marvelous. It makes two loaves, perfect for sharing.
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Ingredients: frozen strawberries, nonfat Greek yogurt, honey, lemon juice. Get the full recipe at amandascookin.com
Do you own a food processor? If so, Strawberry Frozen Yogurt might just become your new favorite summer recipe! It’s so easy, light, and delicious, you’ll wonder why you never made it before! It’s the perfect frozen treat to enjoy on a hot summer day!
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
Ingredients: linguini pasta, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Sundried Tomatoes, Almonds, cloves, parsley, olive oil. Get the full recipe at amandascookin.com
A delicious twist on traditional pesto, this sun-dried tomato pesto is easy to make and even easier to eat. Toss it with hot pasta for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal.
Tomatillo Onion Avocado Salsa
Ingredients: red onion, tomatillos, avocado, serrano chile, fresh cilantro, lime juice, hot pepper sauce. Get the full recipe at amandascookin.com
If you need a tasty dip and you like the flavors of avocado and tomatillos, you will want to try this! I’ll be making this again, only I think next time I might roast the tomatillos first for a different flavor. This is perfect with your favorite tortilla chips or on top of a big calorie laden pile of nachos. 😉
Whipped Brie Stuffed Strawberries
Ingredients: brie cheese, chives, basil, strawberries, balsamic reduction sauce. Get the full recipe at amandascookin.com
We’re stuffing fresh, juicy strawberries with herb whipped brie! These colorful brie stuffed strawberries make for a really quick and healthy appetizer, finger food, or even snack that your family is going to love.