One of the most useful kitchen appliances that you can get for your house is a food processor. In addition to making your work simpler in the kitchen, it also gives you access to hundreds of recipes that you may not have ever tried before.
Today, we are going to provide you with 25 ideas for different things that you may prepare using a food processor. We can almost guarantee that a handful of these will catch you off guard!
- Dips, Spreads, and Dressings
- Main Dishes
- 10. Cauliflower Rice
- 11. Cauliflower-Base Veggie Loaded Pizza
- 12. Spanish Potato Tortilla
- 13. Easy Buttermilk Biscuits
- 14. Beet Burgers
- 15. Brussel Sprouts au Gratin
- 16. Healthy Salmon Burgers
- 17. Potato Latkes
- 18. Cauliflower Walnut Taco “Meat”
- 19. Sun-dried Tomato and Roasted Pepper Pasta
- 20. Vegan Lentil Meatballs
- 21. Healthy Baked Falafel
Dips, Spreads, and Dressings
Let’s get started with some of the simplest recipes in our book that call for a food processor. You may have even experimented with some of them on your own. In any case, we are certain that you will succeed, even if you do not have much expertise in the kitchen.
1. Creamy and Smooth Almond Butter
This recipe for almond butter is in a league of its own when compared to any pre-made container of nut butter that you might get at the supermarket. In addition to that, it is surprisingly good for you and simple to prepare. You will just need almonds (either raw or roasted) and some patience to complete this task. You won’t regret it.
2. Easy and Delicious Guacamole
The guacamole dip is not difficult to put together at all. However, if you’re short on time, this guacamole recipe that calls for a food processor would definitely come in useful. In addition, it has a very velvety texture and can be prepared in little than three minutes. You have complete control over the spiciness of your dip by deciding whether or not to use jalapeo peppers in the recipe. We are unable to conceive of a more suitable cuisine for a gathering.
3. No-Effort Fail-Proof Tzatziki
Tzatziki is a delightful dip that is excellent for those hot summer days since it is so refreshing. Fortunately, you may skip the stages that require a lot of effort and save yourself some time by using this recipe. You can quickly grate the cucumbers in your food processor by using the shredding disk (here’s how), and then you can use the s-shaped blade to incorporate the rest of the ingredients.
4. Simple Homemade Basil Pesto
Did you know that you can whip up a batch of homemade pesto with fresh basil in less than five minutes? Put in all of the necessary components, and your appliance will do the rest of the job. During the colder months, it goes well with roasted vegetables or pasta that has just been freshly made.
5. Classic Hummus
This is one of our favorite dips, and it goes well with a variety of crisp veggies or some freshly baked pita. In any case, preparing this traditional recipe for hummus is surprisingly easy and inexpensive. You just need a few things from your pantry as well as some fresh ingredients, and you will be all set. Serve at your next get-together in a bowl, and sprinkle some olive oil on top of it before serving.
6. Nutella Spread
This recipe for Nutella made in a food processor makes it possible to create the famous Italian spread right in your own kitchen. It is cruelty-free, simple to prepare (just four ingredients! ), and it will keep for a very long time, provided that you can refrain from eating it straight off the spoon. In addition to this, the final price will be lower than that of the branded variety sold in stores.
7. Simple Thai Red Curry Paste
This Thai red curry paste is wonderful for making quick meals on the weeknights. It is perfect for storing in the refrigerator and gives any curry meal you make at the last minute an extra flavorful kick. Because you are the one creating it, you have complete control over the amount of heat and spice that goes into the paste. You may adjust the amount of chillies called for in the recipe to suit your taste by adding more or less of them.
8. Decadent Spinach Artichoke Dip
The creamy spinach artichoke dip will quickly become your go-to dip for the colder months of the year. It won’t take you very long to prepare, but the results will be well worth the effort. You may serve it with some chips, some vegetables, or spread it over a bagel that has just been toasted. It will quickly and effectively warm you up from the inside out.
9. Cilantro and Lime Salad Dressing
Instead of purchasing salad dressings from the supermarket, try your hand at making this cilantro and lime drizzle at home using just your food processor. It is wholesome yet bursting with flavor, making it an excellent choice for spicing up a salad or elevating tacos to the next level.
The following recipes that we have for you to prepare using a food processor are the evidence that your favorite kitchen appliance isn’t only good for making dips and dressings, as delectable as such things are. You may also use it to easily prepare the main meal with little effort!
10. Cauliflower Rice
Are you giving a low-carb diet a shot? If that’s the case, this recipe for rice made from cauliflower can help you feel full without requiring you to prepare any grains. You just need the shredding disk that was included with your food processor to do this task.
11. Cauliflower-Base Veggie Loaded Pizza
This pizza with a cauliflower crust and green toppings is a delicious and nutritious alternative to ordering takeout. You can make the foundation in just a few minutes with the help of your reliable food processor, and then you can top it with whichever toppings you like the most.
12. Spanish Potato Tortilla
This Spanish tortilla is just one example of the many scrumptious dishes that can be found in the cuisine of the Mediterranean. It is possible to prepare it in a blink of an eye if you use the slicing disk that comes with your food processor; you will no longer have to manually slice potatoes very thinly.
13. Easy Buttermilk Biscuits
This recipe for buttermilk biscuits is undoubtedly one of the simplest and most tasty ones that can be found anywhere. The unique feature of this recipe is that the dough may be made in a food processor. The butter doesn’t have to be cut into the flour by hand, thus the process is really simple and straightforward.
14. Beet Burgers
Give these flavorful beet burgers, perfect for Meatless Mondays, a try and add them to your recipe list. They have a taste character of their own, in addition to being loaded with a variety of nutrients. And the most exciting thing is… The preparation of them requires almost no time at all. The topping of herb-infused guacamole is what sets this dish apart from others. To maintain the meal’s nutritional value, serve it with your preferred whole-grain bread.
15. Brussel Sprouts au Gratin
With the assistance of your food processor, you should be able to cook up this satisfying gratin of brussels sprouts. After chopping all of your vegetables using the s-shaped blade and the pulse setting of your food processor, you can use the same appliance to produce a fantastic batch of breadcrumbs flavored with garlicky butter. It is a wonderful meal to serve during a celebration.
16. Healthy Salmon Burgers
Another fantastic burger dish that you should try is this salmon burger patty, which is served on a bed of watercress and is accompanied with pickled cucumbers. You may make this dish by purchasing fresh salmon from the market, then freezing it until it is solid, and then pulsing it in a food processor. You will be provided with a burger patty that is not only tasty but also nutritious, making it ideal for those times when you want to keep things simple while yet introducing some variety.
17. Potato Latkes
It’s not necessary to spend an hour shredding potatoes and onions by hand in order to make wonderful potato pancakes called latkes. The coarse shredding disk that is attached to your food processor will do all of the laborious tasks for you.
18. Cauliflower Walnut Taco “Meat”
Are you looking for a beef alternative that is very inexpensive to use for Mexican food night? You’ve got nothing to worry about thanks to this meaty and smoky cauliflower walnut meat. Place the cauliflower, walnuts, and spices in the bowl of the food processor. Pulse the ingredients until the cauliflower is chopped to the desired consistency. After that, it is placed inside of the oven. Is that not the case?
19. Sun-dried Tomato and Roasted Pepper Pasta
When you’re in the need for something tasty, savory, and satisfying to eat but don’t feel like cooking, this sun-dried and roasted pepper pasta sauce is the way to go. When combined with your preferred brand of boxed pasta, this ingredient combination transforms into a dinner that may be ready in as little as fifteen minutes at the most.
20. Vegan Lentil Meatballs
These homemade vegan meatballs cooked with lentils are a family favorite. They are delicious when paired with a dish of heated mashed potatoes or with a plate of spaghetti and sauce. Don’t criticize them until you’ve given it a go first! In addition to the fact that they taste great on their own, they are an excellent source of protein. They are superior than any vegan meatball you might purchase in the frozen area of your local grocery store, and they are also less expensive.
21. Healthy Baked Falafel
This delicious and wholesome baked falafel dish was too good to pass up. The components are uncomplicated and straightforward to track down. To quickly prepare them, all you will need is the S-blade that comes standard on your food processor and an oven. In addition, if you add some hummus to the mix (which can also be prepared in a food processor), some fresh vegetables, and some fresh pita, you will have a tasty and satisfying lunch that is inspired by cuisine from the Middle East.
Finish on a sweet note by making one of these delicious dishes with the help of your food processor (and, in a few cases, a few other appliances).
22. Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
Have a sweet tooth but are trying to avoid breaking your diet? If that’s the case, you should try this ice cream made with chocolate and bananas. There are just four things you need to make this delicious treat: frozen bananas, cocoa powder, peanut butter, and a little bit of milk. It is scrumptious, velvety, and manages to maintain a high level of wellness! You may make some to eat right away, or you can put some in a container that seals tightly and stores it in the freezer for later.
23. Almond-Coconut Lemon Bars
These almond-coconut lemon treats are so delicious that I cannot resist eating them. The ingredients should be mixed together in a food processor, and then the dish should be baked in the oven for around 45 minutes. They are a wonderful addition to lunchboxes and work well as a snack in the middle of the day.
24. Healthy No-Bake Granola Bars
There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of preparing your own snacks at home; once you get the hang of it, you won’t be able to help yourself. It is my hope that this recipe for healthy granola that requires no baking would persuade you to begin preparing more meals at home. They are not only significantly cheaper, but they are also far healthier than the bars that you can get in the shop, which are often laden with preservatives and artificial sweeteners.
25. Salted Caramel Cappuccino Cheesecake
This irresistibly scrumptious salted caramel cappuccino cheesecake is the last dish on our list that calls for the use of a food processor. Because you can complete the majority of the processes in the recipe using your food processor, you won’t need to clean nearly as many bowls by the time you’re done. You’re going to like it even more if you make it with freshly brewed coffee.