Your 10 Favorite Recipes From Our Incredibly Awesome + Drool-Worthy Facebook Live Series

by Jeanine Asencio 6:41 AM, January 20, 2017

Rachael Ray Show

Aired January 20, 2017

Calling all of our Facebook Live fans! Since May of 2016, you’ve watched our culinary masters, Jeanette Donnarumma and Grant Melton, turn cauliflower into rice, make sangria with just three ingredients, and so much more.

Below are 10 of your favorites from the series (you almost broke the internet clicking on these!), and we hope you enjoy eating these dishes as much as we did making them. Now, get cooking!

Jeanette’s 3-Ingredient Sangria
This simple red sangria is a play off of a cocktail Jeanette had while she was visiting Spain called a Tinto de Verano (which happens to be very popular there). Here, she combines dry red wine, lemon lime soda and a little freshly squeezed orange juice. Not only is this easy to make, but it’s easy on the wallet, too!

Grant’s Thanksgiving Pasta
Don’t let the title of this dish fool you -- it’s NOT just for Thanksgiving. If you love all the flavors that come with Turkey Day, but don’t regularly have time to roast a turkey (uh, no), make this pasta dish instead! It’s made with turkey sausage, mushrooms, root veggies, parmesan cheese and lots of fresh sage and thyme.

Jeanette’s Cannoli Dip
If you love cannolis, you’re going to flip for this dip! It tastes just as good as a cannoli (if not better) and it’s much easier (and more fun!) to eat and share. Serve this at your next party with graham crackers, cannoli shell pieces or even cinnamon-sugar pita chips for a fun spin on the classic dessert.

Grant’s Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Casserole
Our buddy Grant is from the midwest, so he knows a thing or two about making perfect biscuits and gravy. (And, it’s no surprise that this comfort food made the top 10!) The traditional method is a bit tedious and tricky to do, but with Grant’s workaround, you could assemble this dish at night, and bake it off for brunch the next morning without a care in the world!

Jeanette's Holiday Lasagna
Lasagna is always a crowd pleaser at any gathering, and this extra-special version is no exception. Eat it on Thanksgiving before the turkey, serve it at Christmas dinner with some meatballs on the side, and of course there’s nothing wrong with making this for dinner on an average Wednesday night. Layers of cheese, pasta, creamy bechamel sauce and tomato sauce make this dish simply irresistable.

Grant’s Cauliflower Fried Rice
Eating takeout food tastes great, but if you’re watching your waistline (or just don’t live anywhere near a restaurant), try this slimmed-down recipe. It’s made with chicken, veggies and bits of cauliflower instead of rice, but you’d never know the difference with all of the wonderful flavors in this dish.

Jeanette’s Chocolate-Almond Protein Bites
Yes, you can have your chocolate and be healthy, too! This sweet treat is made with lots of good stuff like oats, almonds, dates and cocoa powder. Fun fact: Jeanette says cocoa powder is actually healthy since it’s loaded with antioxidants. Woo hoo! This nutrient-rich candy will be your new go-to snack!

Grant’s Ramen Noodle Slaw
Yes, you read the title right, this is an Asian-inspired ramen noodle coleslaw! This can be made up to two days in advance, and honestly, the longer this sits in the fridge, the better. The cabbage and toasted noodles absorb all of the flavors from the dressing, and since the noodles are toasted, you don’t have to worry about them getting soggy.

Jeanette’s One-Skillet Tortellini Bolognese
Bolognese sauce can be pretty labor-intensive, but with this easy one-skillet recipe, it can be your new go-to weeknight dinner! It’s made with ground turkey instead of beef, and lots of fresh root veggies. The tortellini will cook right in the sauce, so no need to dirty another pot!

Grant’s Lemon-Poppy Pasta Salad
Lemon and poppy seeds go together like peanut butter and jelly! This is a great light, pasta dish, perfect for the summer months or whenever you don’t want anything too heavy. The base of the dressing is made with Greek yogurt, a little mayo, and fragrant lemon zest and juice.


Grant’s Creamy Coconut Margarita

Jeanette’s Boozy Apple Cider Slushy

Jeanette’s Turkey Dinner Nachos