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22 of Joanna Gaines’ Recipes and Favorite Foods

Looking for the best Joanna Gaines' recipes? Find out what the famous Magnolia star loves to whip up in her kitchen.

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It’s no secret Joanna Gaines is a fan of cooking—with her restaurant, cookbooks and a whole line of kitchen goods, Joanna is as comfortable in the kitchen as she is overhauling 100-year-old farmhouses. Our reader-submitted recipes—plus a few dishes from Joanna herself—are the perfect way to enjoy some of her favorite foods in your own home.

Psst! Check out these things you didn’t know about Joanna Gaines.

Peanut Butter Balls

When Joanna shared this easy recipe on her Instagram page, we were instantly smitten. Six ingredients and a few minutes of rolling and dipping are all that stands in the way between you and PB-chocolate heaven.
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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Joanna has a well-documented love for chocolate chip cookies—they even make an appearance in her cookbook! Try this version from our readers.

Check out the recipe for “Crew’s Cookies” that appears in Magnolia Table, Volume 2.

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Mac and Cheese

Joanna celebrated the end of a weeklong cookbook photoshoot in the best way: by digging into homemade mac and cheese.

We love Joanna’s recipe for cheese balls, too.

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Brownie Pie

Can’t forget dessert! Joanna also celebrated the end of the photoshoot with decadent brownie pie.
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Roasted Vegetables

To balance out her love of sweets, Joanna oven-roasts vegetables at the beginning of every week. Bonus: her kids love ’em!

Check out more tasty roasted veggie recipes.

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Cinnamon Rolls

She’s been known to stay up late to whip up a batch of cinnamon rolls, a breakfast treat for Chip and the kids.
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Pimiento Cheese Sandwich

Joanna told her Instagram followers a 2:30 a.m. pregnancy craving had her wanting Fruity Pebbles, ranch dressing and a pimiento cheese sandwich, a classic Southern comfort food.

Check out Joanna’s other pregnancy cravings.

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Chicken Spaghetti

She also craved comforting chicken spaghetti, which may have been too complex to whip up for a midnight snack! Try our creamy baked version.
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Pecan Pie

As she shared on Instagram, Joanna knows that Thanksgiving calls for stretchy pants—and pecan pie!

This is the secret ingredient Joanna uses in pecan pie.

Banana Bread

When her kids head back to school, Joanna loves to whip up banana bread for an easy and filling breakfast. Her version is made in a 13×9 pan for quick and easy baking.

Chicken Potpie

Joanna includes a recipe for chicken potpie in her cookbook, but while you’re waiting for your copy to arrive, try this kid-friendly recipe.

Biscuits

Joanna spent a whole year perfecting this biscuit recipe for her restaurant, Magnolia Table. Paired with sausage gravy, they make for a hearty breakfast.

Find more delicious recipes inspired by Magnolia Table.

Strawberry Butter

The perfect complement to her biscuits? Delicious strawberry butter.

Pumpkin Bread

Joanna knows that October 1st means one thing: pumpkin season! Make this bread year round for a fall-inspired treat.

Check out Joanna’s 3-minute bread recipe for another fast (and delicious!) bake.

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Doughnuts

Joanna has special memories of whipping up Syrian doughnuts with her grandfather—his recipe can be found on tea towels sold in the Magnolia shop. Here’s a Taste of Home doughnut favorite.
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Lemon Pie

Joanna loves to make a homemade lemon pie for Chip and the kids as an after-dinner treat.
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Scalloped Potatoes

Joanna’s cookbook, Magnolia Table, includes her favorite recipes, including scalloped potatoes. Try our version of the stick-to-the-ribs side dish.

Chocolate Cake

A self-proclaimed chocolate lover, Joanna says chocolate cake is her love language.

More chocolate cakes you (and Joanna) will love.

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Homemade Candy

Joanna shared her family’s favorite Christmas candy recipes on Instagram, including this holiday classic.

Learn more about the Christmas candies Joanna makes every year.

Blueberry Sweet Rolls

Cinnamon rolls get a summery twist in this refreshing recipe. We’re not sure what’s better on a warm day, the gooey blueberry filling or the tart lemon glaze.
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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Brussels sprouts with bacon (like this recipe) are found in Joanna’s cookbook, too.

Apple Pie

Apple pie is a classic, down-home recipe. But Joanna’s favorite version benefits from the sweet, sticky addition of dulce de leche.

Next, make sure to check out this stunning Joanna Gaines stand mixer by KitchenAid.

Alexa Hackfort
Alexa is a writer who believes there’s always room for ice cream. Based in Milwaukee, she enjoys exploring the city, tackling new recipes and planning her next trip.