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20 of Joanna Gaines’ Favorite Foods

Find out what the famous Fixer Upper 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, a cookbook 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 are the perfect way to enjoy some of her favorite foods in your own home.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Joanna has a well-documented love for chocolate chip cookies—they’re even appearing in her new cookbook! Try this version from our readers.
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Mac & Cheese

She celebrated the end of a weeklong cookbook photoshoot in the best way: by digging into homemade mac and cheese.
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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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Oven-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 the Entire Roasted Veggie Collection

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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.
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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!

Want More Pecan Pie? Enjoy!

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Banana Bread

When her kids head back to school, Joanna loves to whip up banana bread for an easy and filling breakfast. Try our best-ever version.
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Chicken Potpie

Joanna is including a recipe for chicken potpie in her cookbook, but until you can get your hands on a copy, try this kid-friendly recipe.
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Biscuits and Gravy

Joanna spent a whole year perfecting the biscuit recipe for her restaurant, Magnolia Table. Make our own version for a hearty breakfast.
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Strawberry Butter

The perfect complement to her biscuits? Delicious strawberry butter.
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Pumpkin Bread

Joanna knows that October 1st means one thing: pumpkin season! Make this bread year round for a fall-inspired treat.
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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 new cookbook, Magnolia Table, includes her favorite recipes, including scalloped potatoes. Try our version of the stick-to-the-ribs side dish.
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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.
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Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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

Another Gaines family fave, dipped Ritz crackers offer that perfect mix of sweet and salty flavors.

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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.

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