Food Processor Recipes and Tips for Using This Versatile Appliance (2024)

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The food processor is a fantastic tool, a must have for busy kitchens.There areplenty of food processor recipesyou can make as well as numerous ways to use it in your kitchen. I love to use my food processor for making super creamy cheesecake batter, homemade hummus and it makes my pizza dough a breeze!

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I love my food processorFood Processor Recipes and Tips for Using This Versatile Appliance (2), and right along with my KitchenAid mixerFood Processor Recipes and Tips for Using This Versatile Appliance (3) it’s probably the most used appliance in my kitchen. I use it for many tasks, including making homemade pizza dough, crumbs for breading, and even to make cheesecake! I have the cookbook 650 Best Food Processor RecipesFood Processor Recipes and Tips for Using This Versatile Appliance (4), by George Geary and Judith Finlayson. It’s absolutely overflowing with great recipes using your food processor. Another cookbook that I don’t have yet is The Best Bread Ever: Great Homemade Bread Using your Food ProcessorFood Processor Recipes and Tips for Using This Versatile Appliance (5), which was mentioned and praised in the NY Times article The Food Processor: A Virtuoso One-Man Band.

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Tips for Using Your Food Processor

If you really hadn’t considered your food processor a work horse, then you’ll definitely want to read 7 Ways to Use Your Food Processorplus check out 7more below!

  1. Making Crumbs – Turn graham crackers, dried bread, cookies and other crackers into crumbs for use as toppings, crusts and filler.
  2. Pureeing – The food processor makes quick work of soups, sauces and other pureed liquids.
  3. Slicing and Chopping – Aside from shredding, the attachment that comes with your machine includes a slicing and chopping blade that’s ideal for raw vegetables and hard fruits.
  4. Cheesecake – There are several cheesecake recipes where the batter is whipped until silky smooth using a food processor.
  5. Grains to Flour – If you want to try your hand at making your own flour, use the food processor to make quick work of your whole grains.
  6. Homemade Butter and Mayonnaise – Making homemade mayonnaise is a snap and saves your arm from the aches a whisk can cause! Homemade butter is as easy as pouring heavy cream into your food processor and watching it churn!
  7. Make Your Own Baby Food – Processing large batches of cooked meats, vegetables and fruits are not only done quickly in a food processor, but the blades eliminate any possibilities of leftover chunks that a stand mixer might leave behind. Freeze homemade baby food in ice cube trays then transfer frozen food to freezer bags.

Food Processor Recipes

And, if you still aren’t sure,here are more than 25tasty food processor recipes from this blog as well asothers to get you started. So dust off that appliance and start putting it to work!

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Food Processor Recipes

  1. Rustic Rosemary Garlic Bread
  2. Blackberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake and Mini Cakes
  3. Tomatillo Onion Avocado Salsa
  4. Mini Turtle Cheesecakes
  5. Homemade Salsa from Canned Tomatoes
  6. KFC Coleslaw
  7. Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
  8. Homemade Chicken Nuggets
  9. Chocolate Mousse Cake
  10. Whipped Brie Stuffed Strawberries
  11. Easy Pineapple Salsa
  12. Easy Homemade Fruit Roll Ups
  13. Cream of Asparagus Soup
  14. Strawberry Frozen Yogurt NEW!
  15. Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip – Two Peas and Their Pod
  16. Morning Buns for Slackers – Ezra Pound Cake
  17. Homemade Breakfast Sausage – Healthy Green Kitchen
  18. Hazelnut Brown Butter Cake – Smitten Kitchen
  19. Homemade Pasta Noodles – Big Girls Small Kitchen
  20. No Cook Fudge – Cookie + Kate
  21. Homemade Mayonnaise – Umami Girl
  22. Making Butter – We Whisk Away
  23. Coleslaw – Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops
  24. Perfect Pie Dough – Little B Cooks
  25. Homemade Pesto – Sam Tan’s Kitchen
  26. Creamy Citrus Jalapeño Cilantro Pesto – The Jey of Cooking
  27. Amazing Hard Boiled Egg Oatmeal Cookies – Baking and Boys
  28. Herb Mustard Glazed Salmon – Cooking in Stilettos
  29. Cranberry and Chocolate Chip Scones – Vanderbilt Wife

And finally, if you have a mini food processor, you will want to check out how to use this little work horse by reading 10 Ways to Use Your Mini Food Processor.

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Amanda Davis is the entrepreneurial mom of four grown children and four step children. She and her husband, Chef Antoine, love to cook together creating recipes for this blog. Amanda also make kid's crafts and creates decorative items for her home. She is a crafting expert and guru in the kitchen and has appeared online and in print publications many times over the years. She is also a craft book author five times over and product developer as well as the owner of You can find her on social media by using the buttons to the left!

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  1. Deborah Couture says

    Can’t wait to try some of these


  2. Susan says

    As you mentioned making baby food in a food processor, I would like to add that if someone is buying a food processor with baby food in mind, you might like the options which offer two sizes of work bowls. Since those with only one large work bowl wouldn’t be very feasible for making small servings for the baby. Even if you are making surplus for storage, a smaller work bowl will handle it better.


  3. Melanie @ Rational Kitchen says

    The mayonnaise thing has never worked for me in a food pro, or with an immersion blender. I wish I could figure this out because you’re right, hand-whisking is hard work (and I don’t buy mayo anymore because of the unhealthy fats!).


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