Michael Symon's Top Recipes

We've gathered all of Michael's top recipes together to make it easy for you to browse and pick your favorites.

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Pork Souvlaki with Honeyed Apricots

If you're craving Greek food but don't want to go out to get it, this pork souvlaki is a great dish to make at home. Marinate the meat overnight and pop it on the grill pan for a quick dinner.

Get the Recipe: Pork Souvlaki with Honeyed Apricots

Stewed Escarole with Feta

When the usual greens get a little repetitive, try this escarole recipe. Sweet tomatoes and tangy feta make it a bright addition to any weeknight dinner.

Get the Recipe: Stewed Escarole with Feta


Bite-size desserts are unbeatable because you can justify eating more than one — they're so small! This version of the Greek pastry takes flavor from pistachios, honey and a little lemon.

Get the Recipe: Baklava


A plain pork roast can get a little boring, but not when it's stuffed with salty pancetta, briny capers and bright herbs. Try Michael's porchetta for a livened-up version of a typical Sunday night dinner.

Get the Recipe: Porchetta

Beer-and-Bacon Toffee Sundaes

Beer, bacon and ice cream in one meal — does it get any better than that? The toffee sauce is actually made with the rendered bacon fat, so you get a perfect balance of salty and sweet.

Get the Recipe: Beer-and-Bacon Toffee Sundaes

Fried Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Capers

Getting your serving of greens is a lot more fun when it involves something fried. These Brussels sprouts are crispy and loaded with texture and flavor from walnuts, capers and anchovies.

Get the Recipe: Fried Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Capers

Bratwurst Stewed with Sauerkraut

The best thing about Michael's bratwursts is that they can be eaten on their own or stuffed into a sandwich. With sauerkraut, garlic and lots of spices, they're good any way you have them.

Get the Recipe: Bratwurst Stewed with Sauerkraut

Vanilla Panna Cotta

If you're looking for something to make beforehand, pop in the fridge and serve quickly after dinner, try this panna cotta recipe. It's vanilla, so it goes great with almost any fruit topping.

Get the Recipe: Vanilla Panna Cotta

Prime Rib

When you're preparing to entertain or just looking for something a little fancier for dinner, try Michael's Prime Rib recipe. Garlic and rosemary ensure there's flavor in every bite.

Get the Recipe: Prime Rib

Chilled Carrot Soup

If you haven't tried a chilled soup, this sweet and spicy one is an ideal way to experiment. Ginger and orange juice brighten it up while coconut milk gives it a creamy consistency.

Get the Recipe: Chilled Carrot Soup

Homemade Bacon

If you're feeling adventurous, try your hand at making your own bacon with Michael's easy recipe. The best part is that you don't even need a smoker; you can do it all right in the oven.

Get the Recipe: Homemade Bacon

Blueberry Coleslaw

Liven up your side dish arsenal with Michael's salty, spicy and sweet Blueberry Coleslaw. With tart berries, sweet honey and warm herbs, it's a recipe everyone will be asking for.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Coleslaw

Turkey and Sage Sausage

Try making your own sausage with Michael's foolproof turkey and sage version. The addition of pork makes the sausages extra flavorful and red onions on top give them a sweet bite.

Get the Recipe: Turkey and Sage Sausage

Soft Polenta with Mascarpone

Soft polenta gets sweetened up with a bit of mascarpone cheese while Parmesan and garlic add a savory element. Use it to spice up your usual side dishes for the dinner table.

Get the Recipe: Soft Polenta with Mascarpone

Braised Swordfish Collar with Chorizo and Clams

This dish looks amazing on the plate and takes only 45 minutes from start to finish. Plus, with spicy chorizo and tender clams, it's sure to impress.

Get the Recipe: Braised Swordfish Collar With Chorizo and Clams

Spicy Deviled Eggs

There's no reason to make Grandma's deviled eggs if you've got an easy recipe like this one at your fingertips. With Sriracha, creme fraiche and bacon, it's definitely a change of pace for any party spread.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Deviled Eggs

Braised Lamb Tacos

Taco night just got even better with braised lamb marinated in brown sugar, vinegar and tomatoes. Top with cilantro, eat and repeat.

Get the Recipe: Braised Lamb Tacos

Whipped Root Vegetables

In place of mashed potatoes, try this whipped version with potatoes, parsnips, celery root and turnips. Add some butter and puree — that's it.

Get the Recipe: Whipped Root Vegetables

Fat Doug Burger

When a plain burger just won't cut it, add some brisket, short rib and pastrami. The Fat Doug Burger has all that, plus cheese, slaw and Michael's spicy ShaSha Sauce.

Get the Recipe: Fat Doug Burger

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