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12 Dishes That the Cast of Modern Family Loves

Find out what delicious foods the Modern Family actors chow down on behind the scenes.

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Modern Family cast and producers at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA LiveShutterstock / Featureflash Photo Agency

When the cast members of Modern Family aren’t filming their hit TV show, you might find them making a home cooked meal. The actors’ tastes vary from traditional comfort food to red velvet desserts—and one of them is even a tofu-lover!

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson: Skirt Steak

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (aka Mitchell Pritchett) told LA Confidential Magazine that he loves making skirt steak for his family and friends. He’s passionate about fresh ingredients and high quality protein. (Here’s what you need to know before you go to the butcher.)
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Sofia Vergara: Red Snapper

When she visits Miami, Sofia Vergara—who plays Gloria Delgado-Pritchett—orders the red snapper at one of her favorite restaurants, the Italian eatery Bianca. This crunchy version is crusted with bread crumbs and potato chips.
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Julie Bowen: Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella is an easy and healthy dinner, according to Julie Bowen, who plays Claire Dunphy on the show. Try this slow-cooker recipe for even more convenience!

Chicken Marbella is only one of our 100 best chicken recipes for summer—see the other 99.

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Ty Burrell: Bratwurst

Self-proclaimed foodie and bar owner Ty Burrell knows a good brat when he sees one. Try this version cooked in beer to feast like “cool dad” Phil Dunphy.
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Ariel Winter: Mac & Cheese

Ariel Winter (Alex Dunphy) recently tweeted about a meal she was cooking at home, including a side of creamy macaroni and cheese. This popular recipe uses four different types of cheese. Yum!
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Sarah Hyland: Pizza

She tweets about pizza, she posts photos on Instagram about pizza, the actress behind Haley Dunphy has even eaten pizza on the red carpet—Sarah Hyland loves pizza! You’ll fall for this healthy option with spinach and fresh tomato.
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Eric Stonestreet: Cheeseburger

Eric Stonestreet (aka Cameron Tucker) doesn’t shy away from hearty meals. One of his favorite dishes is a good ol’ classic cheeseburger. You won’t be able to resist this bacon cheeseburger, because a couple secret ingredients make the patty extra juicy!
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Nolan Gould: Tofu Stir-Fry

The actor who portrays Luke Dunphy, Nolan Gould is a vegetarian and he loves anything that involves tofu or soy protein. But even meat-eaters will love this flavorful dish with ginger sauce and fresh vegetables.
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Rico Rodriguez: Chicken Tacos

Taco time! Rico Rodriguez (aka Manny Delgado) uses a famous family recipe when he makes chicken tacos, but this recipe is a crowd pleaser as well. Plus, the meat is made with a slow cooker, making it an easy weeknight meal.
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Ed O'Neill: Manicotti

Ed O’Neill, the actor who plays Jay Pritchett, was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio—famous for its Italian eateries. Try this manicotti dish for your own Italian fix at home.
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Aubrey Anderson-Emmons: Classic Red Velvet Cake

For her 11th birthday, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons blew out the candles on a gorgeous-looking red velvet cupcake. It had red sprinkles and sparkling candles, so Lily Tucker-Pritchett would probably approve.
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Jeremy Maguire: Chicken Tenders

Most kids love chicken tenders, including Jeremy Maguire—and probably his character Joe Pritchett, too! This deliciously crunchy recipe is sweet and tangy, and will be ready in 30 minutes or less.

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Erica Young
Erica is a freelance lifestyle writer with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her favorite recipes are quick, easy and something her kids will actually eat. When she's not writing you'll find her organizing a closet, roaming the aisles at Target or nursing her third Diet Coke of the day.
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