Magical Food Mash-Ups

It's true what they say: Two are better than one. Whether you're looking to wow party guests or you just want to shake up a tired menu, our incredible food mash-ups are a fantastic place to start. Dig in to breakfast-inspired ice cream, cake-flavor oats, pie cupcakes, and many more pairings made in flavor heaven!

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    Coffee and Donuts Ice Cream

    Are you someone who could eat breakfast all day, every day? Then try this irresistible coffee-infused ice cream recipe (pictured bottom row left, with several other freezer mash-ups) that's studded with donut bites.

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    BLT Potato Salad

    Along with the usual sandwich suspects—bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes—this potato salad includes other tasty adornments like mayo, mustard, and pickles.

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    Key Lime Pie Cupcakes

    Start with a boxed cake mix; end with a pie-flavor dessert that will take your taste buds on a trip to the Florida Keys. A graham cracker crumble is reminiscent of the crust, while both the cream cheese filling and the buttercream showcase tangy lime juice.

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    Carrot Cake Refrigerator Oatmeal

    Shredded carrot, crushed pineapple, maple syrup, and cinnamon make every bite of these overnight oats taste like the layered bakery dessert you crave. The yogurt base is even a bit reminiscent of the cream cheese frosting!

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    Chili-Mac Dogs

    Bring a sizzling plate of freshly grilled franks to life with seven incredible toppings. With store-bought macaroni salad, chili, corn chips, and more, these dogs are piled high with unexpected food pairings.

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    Coconut-Donut Shakes

    Diner meets bakery in these pretty-as-a-picture donut shakes. The guilty concoction features a thick blend of vanilla ice cream, milk, coconut, and mini frosted donuts. Amp up the cuteness with extra sprinkles and a colorful straw.

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    Cheeseburger-and-Fries Casserole

    For a mash-up all ages will adore, bake ground beef, cheese and mushroom soup, and french fries into a totally tasty casserole. Classic condiments like chopped pickles, tomato, and red onions make colorful toppers.

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    Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs

    Spice up your deviled egg routine with this bacon-and-jalapeno filling. The shredded pepper Jack crisps add the just-right amount of crunch.

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    Chicken Pot Pie Soup

    Creamy chicken soup plus quick, buttery biscuits equals a fast weeknight meal that might just be the most comforting bowl you've eaten since the last time you dined at grandma's house.

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    Pretzel Chicken with Fig-Mustard Dip

    Pretzels with chicken? That's right! And we're not talking on the side. The salty, go-to snack pairs with cumin to make a crunchy and delicious coating for baked chicken legs. Dunk the golden drumsticks into our homemade fig jam and mustard dip for unbeatable tang.

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    Pizza Quesadilla

    No need to choose between Mexican and Italian. This pizzadilla allows you to enjoy a bite of both in a handy tortilla package!

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    Caprese Pasta and Steak

    Make the refreshing tomato, basil, and mozzarella combo a meal by adding pasta and protein for a stick-to-your-ribs dinner recipe. Not a red meat eater? Try grilled chicken or even a can of white beans in place of the steak.

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    Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars

    The crunchy brulee topping takes these cheesecake bars to new levels of dessert awesomeness. With a simple homemade sugar cookie crust and that sugary topping, your sweet tooth is guaranteed to be satisfied.

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    Deviled Egg Macaroni Pasta Salad

    Two potluck favorites. One simple salad. With pickled red onions, hard-cooked eggs, and chopped sweet pickles, there's a lot to love about this party-worthy macaroni salad.

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    Upside-Down Waffle and Egg Cups

    This muffin tin breakfast recipe goes beyond mash-up territory. True, it includes waffles and eggs, but also gives sausage, cheese, and syrup a moment in the morning sun. Just add a side of OJ!

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    Baked Potato Pizza

    When it comes to mash-ups, Guy Fieri knows what's up. This time, the culinary rock star puts garlic potatoes on pizza, along with crispy bacon, tomato, bubbly cheese, and a drizzle of olive oil.

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    Banh Mi Bruschetta

    Ah, banh mi. The trendy sandwich -- complete with ham, soy, crisp carrots, and jalapenos -- hails all the way from Vietnam. Enjoy it appetizer-style by serving on toasted baguette slices.

     

    Editor's Tip: Love spicy food? Stir some Sriracha sauce into the mayo-soy mixture for extra zing.

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    Root Beer Float Cupcakes

    This adorable party cupcake models an iconic soda-shoppe specialty: the root beer float. Pour a little root beer into the batter, then embellish the light-as-air frosting with root beer candies for double the soda-pop goodness.

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    Chopped-Salad Taco

    Instead of ground beef or battered fish, these guac-loaded tacos are stuffed with beans, corn, and zucchini to be reminiscent of a fresh, seasonal salad.

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    Pizza-Stuffed Chicken

    Italy's go-to pizza toppers -- soppressata, capicola, and Italian sausage -- make a delicious filling for these golden baked chicken breasts. Roll 'em in our panko-cheese mixture for a crumbly coating.

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    Cheesecake-Stuffed Peaches

    Cinnamon-coated peaches and lush cream cheese join to create a cheesecake treat you won't want to share. Simply pop them in the oven until their centers are bubbly and oozing with deliciousness.

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    Tex-Mex Fry Packets

    Time to give ketchup a day off. These French fry foil packs are dressed up just like an order of nachos. Get creative and add any of your favorite tortilla toppers!

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    Mac and Cheese Dogs

    These two childhood classics taste even better together. Load up your hot dog with creamy macaroni and cheese, toasty bread crumbs, and a dash of chili pepper. Warning: You may need a knife and fork to consume.

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    Banana-Split Cake

    We transform another soda-shoppe favorite into a fluffly banana-split cake. With chocolate-banana batter and a hidden sliver of strawberry jam, we've got all your nostalgic flavors covered.

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    Creamy BLT Coleslaw

    We just can't seem to get enough BLT. Here, we join shreds of crispy-cool lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and crumbly bacon to make this BBQ-tastic coleslaw. (The bread was never the best part, anyway.)

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    Roasted Pumpkin Guacamole

    It's not a party without the guacamole! Our vibrant avocado dip lets toasty pumpkin seeds and creamy butternut squash in on the fun, while red chile peppers and a squeeze of lime liven it up even more.

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    Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Minis

    Why not enjoy your favorite drink as a dessert? The fresh, lip-smacking flavors of margaritas -- such as sweet strawberries and face-scrunching lime -- meet cream cheese in these darling minis. Bake 'em in our salted-pretzel crusts.

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    Enchilada Meat Loaf

    This isn't your mom's meat loaf. Ours infuses classic staples of Mexican cuisine: bottled salsa, corn muffin mix, and sharp cheddar cheese. Best of all? It's made with ingredients you likely have in your pantry!

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    Cereal Milk Latte

    There’s a whole “latte” to love about this breakfast beverage. The milk or cream is flavored with the essence of your favorite sugary cereal.

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    One-Bowl Chocolate S’more Cake

    Why mess with childhood flavor perfection? Instead of mixing up a complex frosting, this dump-stir-bake cake is completed with an ooey-gooey drizzle of marshmallow creme straight from the jar, plus a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs.

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    15+ Surprising Recipes to Make in a Muffin Tin

    Discover the magic of muffin tins! Including tasty mac 'n' cheese, too-easy enchiladas, and creamy cheesecake, we've compiled a list of our favorite recipes (and they're all made in a muffin pan!). Get in on the craze with these delicious and creative muffin tin recipes.
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