Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite Things: Food Edition!

Ready to have an "Aha! Moment" in the kitchen? Let's re-create Oprah Winfrey's favorite dishes!

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Oprah Winfrey campaigns for Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama at UCLA in Los Angeles, California.
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Oprah has never hidden her love of food. Even though she’s no stranger to having world-renowned chefs do the cooking, the superstar cooks for herself, too.

Check out these recipes to re-create some of Oprah’s go-to foods in your own kitchen!

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Lemony Pasta

According to O, The Oprah Magazine, Oprah loves the clean taste of lemon pasta with fresh herbs. Sneak some extra veggies into your meal with this asparagus and artichoke version!
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Corn Fritters

Oprah has been known to make corn fritters for Stedman. This crispy Southern treat is so delicious! Make your own tasty golden fritters at home with this old-fashioned recipe.

Don’t miss all these tasty Southern side dishes.

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Risotto

Risotto is a great choice when you want a super comforting side dish. For extra yumminess and a seafood twist—try Oprah’s trick of adding crabmeat!
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Turkey Sandwich

One of Oprah’s favorite sandwiches features turkey, avocado and cheese. (She’s only made it for a few special people, so chances are you’ll have to make your own.) She’d love this turkey club with smoked Gouda cheese.
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Chicken Pot Pie

On one of her famous Favorite Things list, Oprah once featured a delicious store-bought chicken pot pie that she fell in love with. Make your own homemade version with this creamy recipe.

Here’s our Favorite Things list—a collection of our most-shared recipes.

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Pecan Turtles

Oprah’s favorite turtle candies come straight from the Galápagos Islands. Since we can’t all live like Oprah, you’ll have to make your own. These turtle-inspired candies are layered on a pretzel for extra salty crunch. LOVE!
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Cornbread

Want to eat Oprah’s birthday dinner? She shared a post on Instagram about a birthday feast she was cooking at home, and the star player was cornbread. This moist cornbread recipe is sweetened with honey.
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Caramel Corn

Also featured on one of Oprah’s Favorite Things lists is Garrett Popcorn, the famous Chicago shop. Try tossing up your own version with this chewy recipe made with butter and brown sugar.
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Blueberry Pancakes

Stedman loves Oprah’s blueberry pancakes. You probably can’t ask her over to make them for you, so try making these. (The sour cream is the secret to making them extra fluffy and delicious.)
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Chicken & Garlic with Fresh Herbs

The key to this savory chicken is the combination of garlic, fresh rosemary and thyme. I like to serve it with mashed potatoes or crusty Italian bread. —Jan Valdez, Lombard, Illinois
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Catfish

Another favorite food of Oprah’s is fried catfish. For a healthier option, that’s still full of flavor, try this baked version. Either way, you’ll want to serve it with grits on the side.
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Raspberry Sorbet

With an abundant crop of fresh raspberries from the backyard, it's no wonder why I rely on this dessert for a tasty, no-fuss frozen dessert. —Karen Bailey, Golden, Colorado
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Kale Chips

There’s always plenty of fresh kale in Oprah’s garden, and she loves to make crunchy kale chips. Do like Oprah and try mixing them with popcorn.

Make sure you read our expert guide on How to Cook Kale, too.

Erica Young
Erica is a cleaning and home décor expert. She knows exactly how to tidy a filthy kitchen and straighten out a mixed-up pantry! When she's not writing you'll find her organizing a closet, buying more bins she doesn't need or bingeing her latest TV show obsession.