10 Recipes Made Easy With Your Blender or Food Processor!

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August 1, 2022
Andi Gleeson

Hi there! Do you love your blender or food processor? I sure do. Read on for some blender and food processor recipes you’ll definitely want to try!

Do you love your blender or food processor? I sure do. Read on for some blender and food processor recipes you'll want to try plus a chance to win your very own Ninja kitchen system!

Once upon a time, I told you I didn’t have a food processor. I also told you that I only had an immersion blender. I may have even said I didn’t need a real food processor or blender because I could chop with a knife and mash with a mortar and pestle and blend a little at a time with my stick blender.

I was wrong.

That was all before I decided to invest in a Ninja kitchen system (affiliate link). I don’t even remember what made me do it. It might have been a desire for more smoothies in my life or a hankering for fresh pesto. Whatever it was that made me buy it, I’m SO glad I have a real blender and food processor now! I would have been lost without it when my husband broke his jaw and could only drink smoothies and soups; my kids get more fruits and vegetables now because I can hide them in smoothies; and recipes with lots of chopped vegetables have gone from a chore to a breeze. Even our crazy cat with stomach problems benefits from our Ninja because I have to make his food, and it’s super easy to grind meat with the food processor attachment. That’s perfect for sirloin burgers too. There is almost nothing this thing can’t do!

Today I want to show you ten recipes that are SO easy to make with a blender or food processor. Just in case you aren’t already convinced that you need one of these bad boys, this lineup of easy recipes will surely convince you:

Easy Potato Soup with Sneaky Cauliflower!

Cheesy Potato Soup with Sneaky Cauliflower: I LOVE this soup, and it’s so much easier to make it perfectly creamy in a big blender instead of using the immersion blender.

Strawberries and Cream Blender Ice Cream (Chocoalate Moosey)

Strawberries and Cream Blender Ice Cream (by Chocoalate Moosey): What if I told you that you could make this perfect ice cream with just a blender and your freezer? It’s true!

Cucumber Salsa - Just right with chips or fish tacos! - wearychef.comCucumber Salsa: This salsa literally takes me about 5 minutes to make in the food processor.

https://www.momontimeout.com/2014/09/blender-blue-cheese-dressing-recipe/

Blender Blue Cheese Dressing (by Mom on Timeout): I recently asked on my Facebook page what everyone’s favorite dressing was, and blue cheese was one of the tops! Here’s an easy way to make your own.

The Best Chicken and Sausage Gumbo #cajun

The Best Chicken and Sausage Gumbo: All the vegetable chopping has made me shy away from making gumbo in the past, but now it’s a breeze in my Ninja.

Restaurant-Style Salsa (Gimme Some Oven)

Restaurant-Style Salsa (by Gimme Some Oven): If you are a fan of chips and salsa at Mexican restaurants, you’ll surely love this recipe!

Dark Chocolate Protein Smoothies

Dark Chocolate Protein Smoothies: Don’t you want a healthy smoothie that tastes like a chocolate milkshake? Me too.

Watermelon Granita (Yummy Healthy Easy)

Watermelon Granita (by Yummy Healthy Easy): This super easy dessert only needs three ingredients, a blender, and a freezer!

Cilantro Lime Hummus - No food processor required!

Cilantro Lime Hummus: I made this recipe with a mortar and pestle, but think how much easier (and smoother) it would be with a real food processor!

Blender Black Bean Soup | Lemon Tree Dwelling

Blender Black Bean Soup (by Lemon Tree Dwelling): You can’t beat a 15-minute dinner, especially when it’s as delicious as this one!

 

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

31 comments

Shannon Wassel
2 weeks ago

Your analysis is spot on– really made me believe!

Annette
7 years ago

So many enticing recipes. I really do not use my food processor enough. I don’t use my blender enough, either, but it does accumulate less dust than the processor. I really need to change that.

Kristen
7 years ago

I’ve always wanted to make my own salsa with tomatoes from my garden.

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)
9 years ago

I’ve been wanting to upgrade my food processor and my blender! This is a great roundup!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you, Jaren. I’m really happy with my Ninja. I have a big one, which would be good for your big family!

Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling
9 years ago

I love quick and easy blender recipes! And I love my Ninja! Thanks so much for including my soup, Andi :)

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I want to try that soup, Cathy! It sounds perfect!

Carol at Wild Goose Mama
9 years ago

I would love one of those Ninja’s. Your wide range of recipes was the clincher.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

You can do so much with them. Good luck in the giveaway!

keith
9 years ago

Ninja 2-in-1 looks good

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I think so too, Keith. I love my Ninja!

nora wilcox
9 years ago

Can’t wait for the future recipes. I know they are my kind of foods to cook.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you, Nora! I’m glad we have the same taste in recipes :)

nora wilcox
9 years ago

The recipes look delicious. I can not wait to try them.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Glad you like them, Nora. Thank you!

Dee Beasley
9 years ago

I love using my blender — we have a healthy relationship. A Ninja is my dream…

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I love how everyone talks about their blender like a friend or family member :) Good luck in the giveaway, Dee. I hope you win!

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet
9 years ago

Such a great round up! I am always looking for new things to use in my blender!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks so much, Nancy! I hope you are doing well :)

Angela A Simmons
9 years ago

you the the bomb.com I love all your amazing vegan recopies please keep them coming. Every time I come to your blog I get excited you are the best thanks

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks so much, Angela! Vegan recipes aren’t my strong suit, but I have a couple friends who specialize in those. Search for Jessica in Kitchen or Vegan in the Freezer. Enjoy :)

tanya
9 years ago

This is so handy to have Andy. I’m glad you included such a variety of foods too. I’ve fallen in love with my blender all over again!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks so much, Tanya! xo

Michelle @ Blackberry Babe
9 years ago

I would be lost without my food processor! Love this diverse list of recipes, especially the gumbo! Using the processor to chop the veggies would make it a whole lot more appealing to me!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you, Michelle! Yes, the vegetable chopping is most of the work in that gumbo recipe, so it makes it so much easier!

Justine | Cooking and Beer
9 years ago

This is such a great round-up, Andi! My food processor is like my baby. ;) Pinned!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you, Justine! :)

Beth
9 years ago

The blender ice cream sounds really good right now, even for breakfast!!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Ice cream should definitely be an acceptable breakfast food. Thanks, Beth!

Marsha A
9 years ago

I am so in love with all of these recipes! Drooling!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thank you so much, Marsha!

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