18 of the Easiest (and Tastiest!) Recipes From Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen's cookbooks, Cravings and Cravings: Hungry For More, have more than lived up to their hype. The books are not only fun to read, but they're also filled with doable and easy recipes that won't intimidate the everyday cook. From John Legend's famous chili to jalapeño grilled cheese, Chex Mix chocolate chip cookies, and more, you won't be able to choose just one! Check out 18 of the easiest recipes that will inspire you to get in the kitchen, get cooking, and embrace your fun inner Chrissy. We guarantee you'll be satisfied with the result!
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes
Chrissy Teigen's Lemony Arugula Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe
Cacio e pepe (pasta with cheese and pepper) is one of the easiest and most delicious Italian recipes ever, and Chrissy's version adds just a few ingredients to make it even more flavorful, like lemon and pancetta.
Get the recipe: Chrissy Teigen's lemony arugula spaghetti cacio e pepe
Chrissy Teigen's Banana Bread
Yes, you need a bundt pan for this recipe, and yes, it's worth it. With shredded coconut and chopped dark chocolate, this is a step above an average banana bread.
Get the recipe: Chrissy Teigen's banana bread
Chrissy Teigen's Jalapeño Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese
This next-level grilled cheese from Cravings: Hungry For More takes less than 30 minutes to make. Thin slices of jalapeño are actually pressed into the bread so there's a hint of spice in every bite.
Get the recipe: Chrissy Teigen's jalapeño parmesan-crusted grilled cheese
John's Breakfast Sandwich
Sunday mornings are the perfect time to skip the drive-through and tackle John's breakfast sandwich, which is made with a pork sausage patty seasoned with garlic, sage, and red pepper. Topping it with American cheese, a runny fried egg, and plenty of sriracha is the only way to go.
Get the recipe: John Legend's breakfast sandwich
Chrissy Teigen's Coconut Rice
Chrissy's sweet and salty coconut rice pairs well with anything and only requires five ingredients to whip up! Talk about easy. Just make sure you don't burn the coconut, and you'll have a delicious side dish.
Get the recipe: Chrissy Teigen's coconut rice
Chrissy Teigen's Chex Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies
First off, Chrissy is an absolute genius for this one. Adding Chex Mix to chocolate chip cookies is dangerously good. Plus, they only take 13 minutes to bake — that's it!
Get the recipe: Chrissy Teigen's Chex Mix chocolate chip cookies
Chrissy Teigen's Rice Pudding
This rice pudding recipe isn't your ordinary milk and rice; Chrissy puts her own unique twist on it with ingredients like cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar that pack a flavorful punch.
Get the recipe: Chrissy Teigen's rice pudding
Chrissy Teigen's Armadillo Cheesy Garlic Bread
In her "Party Time" portion of Cravings, Chrissy offers up easy and crowd-pleasing appetizers, like this insanely cheesy pull-apart garlic bread.
Get the recipe: Chrissy Teigen's armadillo cheesy garlic bread
Chrissy Teigen's Avocado Toast
You could feed your whole family based on the section of Chrissy's cookbook labeled "Sh*t on Toast." From quick and easy avocado toast, like the one pictured with sun-dried tomatoes, to more dinner-friendly toasts like crab and jalapeño toast, there's something for every occasion.
Get the recipe: Chrissy Teigen's avocado prosciutto toast
Pepper's Spicy Clams and Pasta
Pasta with clam sauce might sound fancy, but Chrissy's version from her mom (Pepper) is made with fewer than 10 ingredients and is as easy as waiting about three minutes for the clams to open up before tossing them with pasta and a quick sauce.
Get the recipe: Pepper's spicy clams and pasta
Chrissy Teigen's Dump and Done Ramen Salad
For this recipe, truly all you have to do is "dump" six ingredients (including chicken-flavored ramen packets) into a bowl and add a quick homemade dressing of apple cider vinegar, vegetable oil, and sugar.
Get the recipe: Chrissy Teigen's dump and done ramen salad
Chrissy Teigen's Spicy Tomato Skillet Eggs
Chrissy's take on shakshuka involves a spicy tomato sauce and prosciutto. This one-pan dish is perfect for brunch, but it's a meal you can make any time of day.
Get the recipe: Chrissy Teigen's spicy tomato skillet eggs
Chrissy Teigen's Frito Pie Bar
You can use a big batch of John's chili to set up an easy DIY dinner: a Frito pie bar with Fritos, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, jalapeños, and scallions.
Get the recipe Chrissy Teigen's Frito pie bar
John's chili has a hearty base of both ground beef and mushrooms, and a combination of garlic, cayenne, and brown sugar gives it a sweet and savory punch.
Get the recipe: John's chili
Chrissy Teigen's Zucchini Fries
Chrissy's ingenious take on "fries" will make you forget you're being kind of healthy. The baked zucchini fries are coated in a crunchy panko breadcrumb mixture seasoned with salt, pepper, cayenne, and parmesan cheese.
Get the recipe Chrissy Teigen's zucchini fries
Chrissy Teigen's Cheesy Jalapeño Tuna Noodle Casserole
This is definitely not your grandmother's tuna noodle casserole. With its spicy jalapeño kick and cheesy, crunchy potato chip topping, it's something you'd look forward to serving.
Get the recipe Chrissy Teigen's cheesy jalapeño tuna noodle casserole
Chrissy Teigen's Super Tuna Melts
If you're in the mood for something really cheesy, buttery, and mayonnaise-y (seriously, there's half a cup of mayo and half a stick of butter in these), opt for Chrissy's ultracomforting tuna melts.
Get the recipe: Chrissy Teigen's super tuna melts
Chrissy Teigen's Cheesy Guacamole
The "secret" ingredient that Chrissy swears by for taking guacamole to the next level? Cheddar cheese.
Get the recipe: Chrissy Teigen's cheesy guacamole