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75 Amazing Ways to Use the Most Powerful Tool in Your Kitchen

The food processor is a powerful tool, but we’ve found that in the average home kitchen it is often relegated to only a handful of specialized tasks. The food processor never gathers dust in the test kitchen; it has helped us test our way through hundreds of iterations of pie dough, pureed dips, and vegetable side dishes. Now we’re sharing our best tips and tricks to help everyone treat this device as a motorized sous chef. Food Processor Perfection presents 75 foolproof recipes (plus over 40 flavorful variations) where the food processor is the star, from a no-bowl cake to a perfectly sliced stir-fry. It will transform how you use this appliance, streamline everyday cooking and baking, and open doors to projects you would never have considered tackling by hand.


75 Amazing Ways to Use the Most Powerful Tool in Your Kitchen Food Processor Perfection

Your food processor can do the work of a whole set of knives, a meat grinder, a food mill, a stand mixer. . . even an ice cream maker. Discover all new revolutionary recipes and smart test kitchen techniques that guarantee you’ll cook faster, easier, and better.


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Food Processor Perfection's Full Recipe List

Want to make stir-fry without all the tedious knifework? Or make your own burgers with meat—or fish or beans—that you ground yourself? Elaborate chopped salads, mushroom Bolognese, potato latkes, frozen yogurt—recipes you might not otherwise attempt without specialized equipment become simple when you learn our creative ways to use the food processor. You can also make rich, tender baked goods like cookies, cakes, and biscuits an easy everyday project using the food processor from start to finish. Other baking recipes take this even further, like a double-crust apple pie where not only the crust but also the filling is simplified and zucchini bread where both vegetable and batter take turns in the machine for super-easy prep and impressive results. Food Processor Perfection contains all those recipes—and more.

Process Your Way to Perfect Dips & Spreads

Quick Tomato Salsa
Quick Tomato and Black Bean Salsa
Quick Smoky Tomato and Corn Salsa
Artichoke Dip
Artichoke and Fava Bean Dip
Artichoke Dip with Goat Cheese and Thyme
Herbed Spinach Dip
Spinach Dip with Blue Cheese and Bacon
Spinach Dip with Feta, Lemon, and Oregano
Classic Hummus
Lemony Herb Hummus
Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Cilantro and Curry Hummus
Ultimate Layer Dip
Classic Pesto
Oregano-Lemon Pesto
Sun-Dried Tomato and Arugula Pesto
Homemade Mayonnaise
Homemade Garlicky Mayonnaise
Homemade Horseradish Mayonnaise
Homemade Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise
Peanut Butter
Almond Butter
Caramelized Onion Jam
Bacon Jam

Salads & Sides at the Push of a Button

Sliced Green Salad
Sliced Greek Salad
Shaved Mushroom and Celery Salad
Shaved Mushroom, Fennel, and Orange Salad
Shaved Mushroom and Celery Salad with Goat Cheese and Almonds
Creamy Coleslaw
Creamy Coleslaw with Chipotle and Lime
Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw with Apple and Tarragon
Sautéed Sliced Brussels Sprouts
Sautéed Sliced Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Sautéed Sliced Brussels Sprouts with Dried Cranberries and Pecans
Cauliflower Rice
Curried Cauliflower Rice
Tex-Mex Cauliflower Rice
Pureed Butternut Squash
Pureed Butternut Squash with Warm Spices and Walnuts
Pureed Butternut Squash with Sage and Almonds
Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon and Herbs
Sautéed Zucchini with Olives and Oregano
Sautéed Zucchini with Pancetta and Herbs
Crispy Potato Latkes
Scalloped Potatoes
Thick-Cut Potato Chips
Thick-Cut Ranch Potato Chips
Thick-Cut Barbecue Potato Chips
Quick Pickle Chips
Quick Pickled Fennel
Quick Pickled Carrots

Chop & Slice Your Way to Meatless Mains

Black Bean Burgers
Chickpea Cakes with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce
Celery Root and Potato Roesti with Lemon-Parsley Crème Fraîche
Beet and Potato Roesti with Orange-Chive Crème Fraîche
Summer Vegetable Gratin
Vegetable Pot Pie
Quiche with Leeks and Goat Cheese
Roasted Poblano and Black Bean Enchiladas
Vegetable Stir-Fry with Crispy Tofu
Mushroom Bolognese
Provençal Vegetable Soup

Become Your Own Butcher

Juicy Pub-Style Burgers
Juicy Pub-Style Burgers with Peppered Bacon and Aged Cheddar
Ultimate Turkey Burgers
Shrimp Burgers
Cod Cakes with Garlic-Basil Aïoli
Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps
Steak and Cheese Sandwiches
Homemade Italian-Style Sausages and Peppers
Meatballs and Marinara
Home-Ground Beef Chili
Meatier Meatloaf

Knead Dough in No Time At All

Fluffy Dinner Rolls
Garlic Knots
American Sandwich Bread
Classic Italian Bread
Rustic Wheat Berry Bread
Thin-Crust Pizza
Spinach-Ricotta Calzones
Monkey Bread
Yeasted Doughnuts
Yeasted Cinnamon-Sugar Doughnuts
Yeasted Vanilla-Glazed Doughnuts
Yeasted Chocolate-Glazed Doughnuts
Homemade Fresh Pasta with Tomato–Brown Butter Sauce

Embrace Almost-No-Bowl Baking

Light and Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits
Buttermilk Biscuits with Parmesan and Black Pepper
Quick Cheese Bread
Zucchini Bread
Apple-Cinnamon Muffins
Coffee Cake with Pecan-Cinnamon Streusel
Easy Pound Cake
Easy Lemon Pound Cake
Carrot Layer Cake
Plum-Cherry Crisp
Free-Form Summer
Fruit Tart
Classic Apple Pie
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chewy Sugar Cookies
Chewy Chai-Spice Cookies
Chewy Coconut-Lime Cookies
Almond Biscotti
Chewy Brownies
Nutella Hazelnut Truffles

Chill Out with Elegant Creamy Desserts

Classic Cheesecake
Icebox Key Lime Pie
Icebox Chocolate Cream Pie
Summer Berry Pie
Fresh Strawberry Mousse
All-Season Strawberry Mousse
Lemon Ice
Lemon-Lime Ice
Orange Ice
Easiest-Ever Vanilla Ice Cream
Easiest-Ever Chocolate Ice Cream
No-Fuss Banana Ice Cream
No-Fuss Peanut Butter–Banana Ice Cream
No-Fuss Chocolate-Banana Ice Cream
Vanilla Milkshake
Chocolate-Malt Milkshake
Coffee Milkshake
Salted Caramel Milkshake
Strawberry Milkshake