Food Network Star Winners' Best-Ever Recipes

From Guy Fieri's mac daddy macaroni to Damaris Phillips' bourbon-spiked cake, get the winners' top dishes, each showcasing their POVs.

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Eddie's Jerk Meatloaf Balls

It's all about the bold spice mix in these two-bite meatloaf balls. Eddie combines fragrant ground allspice and cinnamon with onion and garlic powders, plus dried herbs, to create a rich flavor in the pork-and-beef meat blend. 

Get the Recipe: Jerk Meatloaf Balls

Eddie's Caribbean-Style Burger with Jerk Ketchup and Beer-Battered Onions

Not only does Eddie bring the Caribbean flavor to the burger patties with a mix of spices and herbs, but he also imparts those tastes to his dressed-up ketchup by mixing up a spread with the same combination of ingredients. 

Get the Recipe: Caribbean-Style Burger with Jerk Ketchup and Beer Battered Onions

Eddie's Summer Veggie Pasta Scampi

In place of everyday noodles, Eddie lets strips of squash and zucchini act as the pasta in his top-rated dinner.

Get the Recipe: Summer Veggie Pasta Scampi

Eddie's Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Curry Potato Salad

The cool, creamy dressing atop Eddie's red-potato salad balances the heat of the spice rub, laced with smoked paprika and cayenne, atop his juicy pork. 

Get the Recipe: Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Curry Potato Salad

Eddie's Caribbean Chili-Stuffed Muffins

There's no need to make a cornbread side dish the next time you cook up chili; simply follow Eddie's lead and combine the two into one easy-to-eat dish. He layers the batter around a filling of pork-and-beef chili, so when you slice each muffin open there's a meaty surprise inside.

Get the Recipe: Caribbean Chili-Stuffed Muffins

Guy's Mac Daddy Mac n' Cheese

Guy starts with a classic macaroni and cheese, then turns up the dial on it to 10. This over-the-top casserole features two kinds of cheese — traditional cheddar plus shredded pepper Jack — plenty of crispy and salty bacon, and a buttery breadcrumb topping for welcome crunch.

Get the Recipe: Mac Daddy Mac n' Cheese

Guy's Killer Inside-Out Burger with Worcestershire-Tomato Ketchup

Most burgers boast a single piece of melted cheese on the top of the patty, but Guy bakes a gooey surprise right inside the meat; when you bite into it, you're met with a pool of super-creamy Swiss.

Get the Recipe: Killer Inside Out Burger with Worcestershire Tomato Ketchup

Guy's Crunchy Kale Salad with Walnuts and Pecorino

It takes only 15 quick minutes to make Guy's entree-worthy salad, tossed with a simple lemon-olive oil dressing and a sprinkle of walnuts for texture. Follow Guy's lead and "top the salad with a pile of pecorino" just before serving.

Get the Recipe: Crunchy Kale Salad with Walnuts and Pecorino

Guy's Cinnamon Churros with Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Sure, Guy's light, fluffy cinnamon-dusted churros are sweet-tooth satisfying on their own, but when dunked in a vat of melted chocolate, they're next-level indulgent.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Churros with Mexican Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Guy's Kickin' Quesadilla

Consider Guy's easy-to-make quesadillas the ultimate clean-out-your-refrigerator dinner. Precooked chicken and potatoes, plus handfuls of fresh broccoli, corn, carrots and black beans combine for hearty, quesadillas ideal for kids and adults alike.

Get the Recipe: Guy's Kickin' Quesadilla

Aarti Sequeira's Root Beer Baked Beans

The beauty of Aarti's big-batch baked beans from Food Network Magazine lies in their part sweet, part smoky flavor, thanks to a mixture of root beer and molasses, plus grainy mustard and a heavy pinch of garam masala. All it takes is a half-hour in the oven to finish this thick-textured side dish.

Get the Recipe: Root Beer Baked Beans

Aarti's Parsnip Chips

Crispy and golden brown like tried-and-true potato fries, Aarti's easy snack is made healthy by baking the sliced vegetable instead of frying it.

Get the Recipe: Parsnip Chips

Aarti's Indian Street Corn Salad

"One of the most-beloved street foods in India is also one of the simplest: corn on the cob, slow roasted over hot coals, over which you squeeze juicy lime wedges and sprinkle salt, cayenne pepper and whatever else the wallah has up his sleeve. It bears a striking resemblance to Mexican elote, which adds some salty, creamy Cotija to the mix," Aarti says, adding that you, too, can incorporate Cotija if you want. 

Get the Recipe: Indian Street Corn Salad

Aarti's Chocolate Chip-Date French Toast

A splash of orange juice and sprinkles of garam masala and cinnamon take Aarti's morning meal from classic to creative. While the chocolate chips add gooey indulgence, chopped dates add a welcome bite to this quick-fix breakfast from Food Network Magazine. 

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Melissa d'Arabian's Sweet Vegetable Saute

"The dish is very flexible," Melissa explains of her good-for-you veggies. A generous sprinkle of fragrant herbs de Provence brings together this light but satisfying zucchini-onion side dish. 

Get the Recipe: Sweet Vegetable Saute

Melissa's Simply Grilled Chicken Breasts

Garlic-infused oil adds bold flavor to Melissa's juicy, tender chicken breasts. For an extra-special presentation, she serves the meat with a savory baked tomato-onion sauce laced with thyme. 

Get the Recipe: Simply Grilled Chicken Breasts

Melissa's Sesame and Peanut Noodles

Ready to eat in only 20 minutes, Melissa's Asian-inspired noodle dish boasts a bold peanut butter-based dressing with soy sauce, honey and Sriracha for a sweet-and-savory bite. Thanks to the raw veggies in the salad, plus the final fixings of peanuts and sesame seeds, there's no shortage of texture in this go-to favorite. 

Get the Recipe: Sesame and Peanut Noodles

Melissa's BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

Melissa guarantees layer upon layer of flavor in her moist pulled pork by first coating the meat with a bold dry rub, then cooking the pork in a homemade barbecue sauce. Perhaps best of all, you can set up the slow cooker to cook the pork for you and come home at the end of the day to an almost-ready-to-eat meal.

Get the Recipe: BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

Melissa's Orzo with Thyme and Lemon Zest

Who says pasta has to come with red sauce? Here Melissa keeps it simple by cooking her rice-shaped orzo in a garlic-scented broth, then mixing in lemon zest and fresh herbs before serving. 

Get the Recipe: Orzo with Thyme and Lemon Zest

Damaris' Chocolate Mason Jars

"This recipe is very similar to a classic chocolate pot de creme," Damaris says of her fuss-free dessert, which she prepares with only a handful of ingredients. She opts to serve them in mini jars for a wowing presentation.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Mason Jars

Damaris' Veggie Pot Pie with Cornmeal Pie Crust

You won't miss the meat in Damaris' hearty vegetable-based pot pies, featuring a potato-yam-mushroom filling and a golden-brown cornmeal crust. 

Get the Recipe: Veggie Pot Pie with Cornmeal Pie Crust

Damaris' Bourbon Pecan Cake

In true Kentucky-native form, Damaris lets bourbon shine in her party-ready pecan cake. This striking beauty is laced with cinnamon for subtle warmth, and a mixture of butter and milk guarantees moist results.

Get the Recipe: Bourbon Pecan Cake

Damaris' Cast-Iron Skillet Cornbread

Damaris ditches the traditional loaf pan in favor of a skillet to prepare her go-to cornbread. Try sweetening the cornbread with sorghum, a classic Southern syrup.

Justin Warner's Pizza Ball

Boasting all of the tastes and textures that you love in a classic pepperoni pie, Justin's crowd-pleasing cheese ball comes together with rich cream cheese, gooey mozzarella, and plenty of Italian herbs and spices. After making a pool of marinara in the top, blanket the ball in pepperoni slices and serve with toasted pitas for an easy appetizer.

Get the Recipe: Big Game Pizza Ball

Justin's Fauxritos

"If you can make your own guilty pleasures, there should be no guilt involved," Justin says of his craveworthy snack. The key to this recipe is ensuring that his trio of cheeses has a chance to dry; this happens by baking it for hours over a low temperature. 

Get the Recipe: Fauxritos

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