Ree Drummond's Top Recipes

We've gathered all of The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond's, best recipes together to make it easy for you to browse and pick your favorites.

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Chicken Enchilasagna

Ree's big-batch casserole brings together everything you love about lasagna — the layers, the gooey cheese, the saucy bite — with classic Mexican flavors, including chili powder-spiced chicken and both green and red enchilada sauces. 

Get the Recipe: Chicken Enchilasagna


Follow Ree's lead and cook the pork in for several hours in a low-temp oven, so the meat has time to break down and become meltingly tender.

Get the Recipe: Carnitas

Shrimp Stir-Fry

The beauty of shrimp is that they cook in mere minutes, which means that this fresh stir-fry, flavored with garlic and fragrant basil, is a go-to weeknight dinner.

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Mexican Rice Casserole

Ree cooks the rice with onions, tomatoes and smoky cumin, so it absorbs plenty of flavor from the very beginning. After that, it's all about piling on the cheese for a decadent finish.

Get the Recipe: Mexican Rice Casserole

Pan-Fried Pork Chops

With a 5-star rating, Ree's quick-fix chops are a fan-favorite meal for a reason: They're crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Her secret is dredging the meat in a seasoned flour before frying.

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Baked Ziti

A combo of ground beef and Italian sauce guarantees a hearty, comforting casserole.

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Hasselback Potatoes

It all comes down to the butter when prepping these crowd-pleasing potatoes. It's important that the butter seeps between every slice of potato for the best flavor.

Get the Recipe: Hasselback Potatoes

Easy Caramel Sauce

Chances are good that you already have everything you need to make Ree's sweet, gooey caramel sauce.

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Roasted Green Beans

Ree lets the oven do the work of cooking her go-to side dish. For added flavor, she roasts the beans with smoky bacon.

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

There's no need to spend time wrapping and rolling chicken breasts as you would for the classic cordon bleu. Here Ree simply layers the traditional ingredients, like ham, chicken and a mustard-scented cheese sauce in a casserole dish to create a fuss-free dish. 

Get the Recipe: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Peach Crisp With Maple Cream Sauce

Ripe, fresh peaches shine in this easy dessert. Ree tops the peach crisp with Maple Cream Sauce for an extra, decadent layer of flavor.

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Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Instead of buttermilk, Ree mixes together evaporated milk and lemon juice. Plus, cake flour gives these pancakes a lighter touch. Melt a little butter in a skillet and fry them on both sides until golden for a fabulous morning treat.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

Best Tomato Soup Ever

Because Ree's five-star soup comes together with cans of diced tomatoes, you don't need to rely on summertime produce to make it. Just before serving, she adds heavy creamy for silky richness, then brightens up the soup with fresh basil and parsley.

Get the Recipe: Best Tomato Soup Ever

Perfect French Fries

Ree's steps to perfect French fries: Soak the cut potatoes in water for a minimum of 2 hours to remove some of the starches on the outside, dry them well and then double-fry them. They'll be crisp and perfect.

Get the Recipe: Perfect French Fries

Perfect Potatoes au Gratin

Ree calls this a "throw-together" dish because it's so quick and simple. You just dice up potatoes (without peeling them!), mix them with a cream and butter mixture and then bake.

Get the Recipe: Perfect Potatoes au Gratin

Baked Creamed Corn with Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Easy and creamy, Ree Drummond's make-ahead side dish packs a subtle punch of heat, thanks to chopped jalapeno peppers.

Get the Recipe: Baked Creamed Corn With Red Bell Peppers and Jalapenos

Simple, Perfect Chili

Whether you're prepping for a tailgate party or simply looking to warm up with a hearty recipe, Ree's chili will fill the bill every time. She opts for a classic beef-bean mixture, which she makes bold with smoky chili powder and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Serve the chili alongside gooey cheddar, fresh onions and crunchy tortilla chips to let your family members create personalized bowls.

Get the Recipe: Simple, Perfect Chili

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

For extra-creamy, decadent mashed potatoes, Ree mixes in generous amounts of cream cheese, heavy cream and, of course, butter. To finish them off, these mashed potatoes are loaded into casserole dishes, topped with a bit more butter and baked.

Get the Recipe: Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Big Chocolate Birthday Cake

Celebrate birthdays cowboy style, with a no-nonsense chocolate cake stacked 4 layers high.

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Comfort Meatballs

Perfect for potlucks, these mini beef meatballs are baked in a sweet, tangy sauce.

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Aunt Trish's Salad Dressing

This homemade salad dressing packs a huge flavor punch, with Parmesan, pepper, paprika, garlic and lots of lemon juice. Shake all the ingredients together in a jar and let the dressing sit for 24 hours before serving.

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Cilantro Slaw

This creamy, tangy slaw is heavy on cilantro for a fresh herby twist. It's the perfect barbecue side dish; Ree serves it with pulled pork.

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Apple Brown Betty

Betties are old-time desserts, similar to bread pudding, where layers of buttered bread pieces are baked with spiced and sweetened fruit. This apple version is classic and only uses 4 ingredients.

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Olive Cheese Bread

Olives, onion and cheese get mixed with butter and mayonnaise for a flavor-packed bread topping. It's baked until the cheese is melted and browning, and goes great with pasta dishes.

Get the Recipe: Olive Cheese Bread

Pico de Gallo

A bowl of this fresh salsa is a sure crowd-pleaser at any get-together. Ree adds a touch of heat and lots of flavor with diced jalapenos, but removes the seeds and membranes so it's not too hot.

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Duchess Potatoes

Ree transforms everyday mashed potatoes into fancy Duchess Potatoes for a special holiday dinner. You can do all the work ahead, and then refrigerate them until you're ready to heat them up for serving.

Get the Recipe: Duchess Potatoes

Pantry Pasta

Ree whips up this pasta dish between shopping trips, using pantry staples she has on hand. Try it for a quick meal.

Get the Recipe: Pantry Pasta

Perfect Potato Soup

By starting with a base of crispy smoky bacon, Ree guarantees bold flavor throughout her hearty potato soup, laced with a Cajun spice mix for even bolder flavor. She says you can make then freeze this soup for later, so keep it in your back pocket for when you need a meal in a hurry.

Get the Recipe: Perfect Potato Soup

Twice-Baked New Potatoes

You can make these cheesy potatoes ahead of time and refrigerate them until it’s almost time for dinner. Then just pop them into the oven and bake until they're golden brown on top.

Get the Recipe: Twice-Baked New Potatoes


Ree bakes her classic buttermilk biscuits in a cast-iron skillet.

Get the Recipe: Biscuits


Ree's guacamole tip: Taste for seasoning using a chip, so you can more accurately determine if more salt is needed.

Get the Recipe: Guacamole

Pots de Creme

Ree's Pots de Creme are little creamy cups of chocolate- and coffee-flavored custard. Best of all, no baking is required with this easy recipe.

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Caesar Salad

To make this classic side dish extra special, whip up your own homemade salad dressing and toast some French bread to make croutons.

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Cinnamon Baked French Toast

This is a great make-ahead breakfast casserole. You prepare everything the night before, let it rest in the refrigerator and then bake it in the morning.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Baked French Toast

Simple, Perfect Enchiladas

The name of Ree's big-batch enchiladas speaks to just how tried and true these beauties are on the ranch. She stuffs the tortillas with a bold combination of seasoned ground beef, green chiles and black olives before blanketing them in an enchilada sauce and finishing them with a layer of grated cheddar.

Get the Recipe: Simple Perfect Enchiladas

Alfredo Sauce

If you have just 15 minutes, then you'll be able to turn out Ree's classic Alfredo, featuring a decadent combination of butter, rich heavy cream and nutty Parmesan. Ree suggests keeping some of the pasta water on hand after mixing in the noodles; you may need to it to thin out the sauce.  

Get the Recipe: Alfredo Sauce

Restaurant-Style Salsa

The beauty of Ree's big-batch salsa is that there's little hands-on prep work. You just add the ingredients — cans of tomatoes, fresh onion and garlic, plus a jalapeno for welcome heat — to the food processor and let it chop them up for you.

Get the Recipe: Restaurant-Style Salsa

Salisbury Steak

A timeless stick-to-your-ribs comfort food, this quick-fix Salisbury steak is made with lean ground beef and dressed up with breadcrumbs, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce for texture and taste. Follow Ree's lead and make the onion gravy in the same pan as you sear the meat, allowing it to pick up those craveable flavors.

Get the Recipe: Salisbury Steak

The Pioneer Woman's Macaroni and Cheese

You can dig into Ree's classic all-cheddar mac and cheese right from the stovetop, but it's even better baked in a buttered casserole dish until bubbly and golden on top.

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Perfect Pot Roast

Ree cooks pot roast for a comforting Sunday supper on the ranch, and it's easy as can be. Just give the meat and vegetables a good sear to develop flavor, and then let them simmer away in the oven for 3 to 4 hours.

Get the Recipe: Perfect Pot Roast

Blackberry Cobbler

With only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time, you can bake this homey dessert any day of the week.

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Broccoli Cheese Soup

Feed a crowd with this easy, creamy soup. You can serve it chunky, mashing the fresh broccoli with a potato masher, or puree it in a blender until it's smooth.

Get the Recipe: Broccoli Cheese Soup

Chicken Fried Steak With Gravy

This country classic is full of irresistible flavors and textures — it's crunchy, meaty, a little spicy and smothered with peppery, creamy gravy. Serve with mashed potatoes, and it's a meal fit for the frontier.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie is traditionally baked for the holidays, but Ree bakes it anytime as a surprise dessert.

Get the Recipe: Pecan Pie

Penne alla Vodka

This creamy Italian classic is a little something different for the cowboy crew.

Get the Recipe: Penne alla Vodka

Knock-You-Naked Brownies

Ree adds a gooey layer of caramel and chocolate chips right to the center of these easy, semi-homemade brownies. They're perfect for a big game bash, or any potluck or get-together.

Get the Recipe: Knock-You-Naked Brownies

Flat Apple Pie With Perfect Pie Crust

Ree makes her apple pie flat and freeform like a pizza, so busy cowboys can quickly grab a slice on the go. You can go ahead and bake it the day before you serve it — it'll get better as it sits.

Get the Recipe: Flat Apple Pie with Perfect Pie Crust

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

This is one of Ree's kids' favorite treats. Ree uses strawberry jam, but you can make it with any jam you have on hand.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Malted milk powder is Ree's secret ingredient for making chocolate chip cookies extra special.

Get the Recipe: Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

Marinated Tomato Salad With Herbs

Ree serves this light "city girl" salad to balance out heavier country fare like chicken-fried steak and mashed potatoes.

Get the Recipe: Marinated Tomato Salad with Herbs


The keys to a perfect egg-in-a-hole are golden brown toast, egg whites and a soft unbroken yolk. Follow Ree's recipe for this fun brunch dish.

Get the Recipe: Egg-in-a-Hole

Cherry Limeade

This refreshing sweet-tart drink goes great with brunch or any summer meal.

Get the Recipe: Cherry Limeade

Cinnamon Rolls

Ree bakes up a huge batch of 40 to 50 cinnamon rolls in foil cake pans and gives them as gifts. The dough is easy and can be made up to 3 days ahead and kept in the refrigerator. And for a little something extra, top the rolls with Ree's unique Maple Icing.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Rolls

Perfect Spinach Salad

Thick-cut peppered bacon is the key to this perfect main course salad. The onions and mushrooms get cooked in the bacon fat, and then a little of the fat is used to make a warm homemade salad dressing that's drizzled over the spinach.

Get the Recipe: Perfect Spinach Salad

The Eggbert's Sunriser

This is Ree's version of her favorite dish at Eggbert's, a restaurant in her hometown. It's a hearty potato, ham and cheese skillet dish topped with a fried egg and served with salsa — a great country breakfast.

Get the Recipe: The Eggbert's Sunriser

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