Recipes from Guy Fieri Family Food
Photo By: Aubrie Pick Photography
Photo By: Aubrie Pick Photography ©Aubrie Pick
Mealtime Is Family Time
"Guy Fieri Family Food is all about the recipes that bring my family together around the dinner table and encouraging others to do the same," Guy explains. "I hope that chapters like One for the Week and All Hands On Deck will inspire busy families to rethink their dinner plans and get the whole gang involved. At the end of the day, it's about bringing it back to the basics and celebrating the family at the dinner table." Here are a few recipes from the cookbook to help you do just that.
Fire-Roasted Fieri Lasagna
"There's something about lasagna that makes it just like Chinese food and pizza," Guy says. "When it's good, it's really good, and when it's bad, well, it's still good." Lasagna is a staple in the Fieri household — and having ample leftovers makes their weeknight meal routine so much easier. Guy recommends cutting it into squares to pack into resealable bags and freeze. With just a couple of hours of work, you'll have a full week's worth of dinners.
Get the Recipe: Fire-Roasted Fieri Lasagna
Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Kale and Parm
"This crazy-simple recipe is the best way I know to show off one crazy vegetable; it starts out looking like a perfectly ordinary squash, but after cooking can easily be shredded into long ribbons of 'spaghetti,'" he says. For a well-rounded dinner, Guy tops the earthy-sweet squash with crispy kale chips and freshly grated Parmesan.
Get the Recipe: Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Kale and Parm
Want the secret to the juiciest, cheesiest burger ever? According to Guy: "All you need is a brick. It presses the burgers like a panini and crisps the bread while letting all the flavors and juices of the burger and toppings mingle together."
Get the Recipe: The Brick Burger
Oven-Roasted Chicken with Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes and Cauliflower Florets
Follow Guy's easy instructions and you're on your way to becoming what he calls a "roasting ninja." First, get the chickens into the oven. While they're roasting, prep the potatoes and toss them into the oven too. Then cut up the cauliflower. "By the time you've set the table, it's all ready to go and you've laid the groundwork for three more meals this week," he says.
Family movie night isn't complete without a big bowl of buttery popcorn, and the Fieris like theirs with a spicy kick. Guy adds diced jalapenos, plus some smoky bacon for good measure. But don't even think about cooking the kernels in the microwave. According to Guy: "There is nothing like the stovetop method. For best results use a heavy-bottomed pot with a tight-fitting lid and a good handle."
Get the Recipe: Bacon Jalapeno Popcorn