Sunny Anderson's Top Recipes

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

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Pasta, Pancetta and Peas

With buttery noodles, sweet peas and salty pancetta, this dish is a simple savory pasta that's on the table in less than 25 minutes. Don't forget the quick spritz of lemon juice before serving to brighten up the flavors.

Get the Recipe: Pasta, Pancetta and Peas

Smoked Gouda-Chorizo Jalapeno Poppers

Make jalapeno poppers a little easier by following Sunny's recipe and baking them in the oven instead of deep-frying. They leave nothing to be missed though with smoked Gouda, red onions and spicy Mexican sausage.

Get the Recipe: Smoked Gouda-Chorizo Jalapeno Poppers

Creamed Spinach

If you're running low on time, this one's perfect for popping in the oven right as everything else starts to come together. Prepped in just 15 minutes with the addition of red onions, garlic and Parmesan, this dish is easy and filled with flavor.

Get the Recipe: Creamed Spinach

Mini Espresso Cakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

If the name itself isn't enough to get you excited about it, one taste will do the trick. The espresso-infused cake is full of moisture from the addition of sour cream, while the peanut butter frosting adds an unexpected element of deliciousness. 

Get the Recipe: Mini Espresso Cakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Cheesy Mushroom and Broccoli Casserole

While this cheesy casserole would make a delicious side dish for a big meal, it's also hearty enough to be a meatless dinner on its own. It's got rice, tons of meaty mushrooms and plenty of cheese, so no one will leave the table hungry.

Get the Recipe: Cheesy Mushroom and Broccoli Casserole

Sunny Morning Muffins

The reviews are in and this one is an all-time favorite from Sunny. With strawberries, blueberries, bananas and walnuts, these soft and sweet creations are an unbeatable start to your day.

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie

This just might be your go-to pot pie recipe after you realize how simple and easy it really is. Take help from store-bought pie crust and quick-cooking chicken tenders for a down-home meal in under 45 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Sticky Onion Crunch Wings

Takeout is great, but staying in and frying up your own chicken wings is even better. The sauce is made with pomegranate juice, horseradish and tangy hoisin sauce for the ultimate sticky-sweet combination.

Get the Recipe: Sticky Onion Crunch Wings

Spicy Macaroni and Cheese

It doesn't get much more comforting than macaroni and cheese, but Sunny manages to put a new twist on things with three different cheeses and some cayenne pepper. Don't forget the freshly toasted croutons for a little crunch.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Macaroni and Cheese

Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Make this side from start to finish in just one pan so you can limit cleanup time. Don't forget to start with the bacon so you can use the fat to flavor the rest of the dish.

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Chicken Flautas with Avocado Cream

Salty and crunchy on the outside with a spicy and cheesy filling on the inside, these chicken flautas are enough to satisfy even the toughest Mexican food cravings. Plus, they use rotisserie chicken, so you can save some time for margaritas.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Flautas with Avocado Cream

Sunny's Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings is one of those dishes that will always bring you back home when you taste it, and Sunny makes sure that it tastes just as good as you remember. This one's also fun for kids—who doesn't love getting their hands dirty while making dumplings?

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Easy Grilled Pork Chops

For those nights when you don't want to raid your entire pantry while cooking dinner, take a little help from this six-ingredient pork chop recipe. The marinade takes about only an hour, so you'll have dinner on the table before you know it.

Get the Recipe: Easy Grilled Pork Chops

Sunny's German Chocolate Cake Cookies

The decadence of German chocolate cake fits into a portable cookie with all of the classic flavors like coconut, nuts and semisweet chocolate. They'll become an instant favorite.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Huevos Rancheros

You can make these huevos rancheros with homemade salsa in 35 minutes, so try to spice up breakfast. With soft black beans, tangy salsa and a delicate egg on top, it's both healthy and delicious.

Get the Recipe: Huevos Rancheros

Baked Apple with Crisp Topping

Strawberry jam inside a warm and soft apple topped with crisp oats and brown sugar is irresistible. Whip up these personal desserts in less than an hour.

Get the Recipe: Baked Apple with Crisp Topping

Sunny's Quick Chilled Carrot Soup

Getting dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes is always an enjoyable thing. Try out Sunny's Quick Chilled Carrot Soup for a sweet and creamy treat with a salty crunch on top.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Quick Chilled Carrot Soup

Chicken Sausage Rigatoni in a Spicy Vodka Sauce

Sometimes a big bowl of warm pasta is all you want after a long day, and this one's an ideal choice because it's both flavorful and uncomplicated. Spicy sausage, sweet tomatoes and Italian seasonings make for a very comforting bite.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Sausage Rigatoni in a Spicy Vodka Sauce

Garlic Hasselback Potatoes with Herbed Sour Cream

Sunny's red new potatoes are irresistible with lots of garlic and little dollops of her easy herbed butter. You'll definitely want to make extra herbed butter. 

Get the Recipe: Garlic Hasselback Potatoes with Herbed Sour Cream

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