Rachael Ray’s classic recipes with a twist – SheKnows

Known for her ability to create intense and delicious flavors in under 30 minutes, Rachael Ray is our go-to when we need weekday meal ideas. Ray’s recipes are easy to prepare, don’t require any difficult ingredients, and most importantly, they’re packed with flavors we know and love. Ray’s meals are particularly suited to families, as she often takes classics like mac and cheese or lasagna and gives the dish a touch that makes it unique and familiar at the same time. Here are seven times Rachael Ray has turned classic recipes we love into mouthwatering dishes we want to devour.

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Green puttanesca

Puttanesca pasta traditionally consists of long pasta, olives and tomatoes. Ray’s version adds a bit of greenery with the addition of celery, mint and parsley. She also adds canned tuna for a protein punch.

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Alla Gricia pasta

Pasta alla gricia is a traditional Roman dish, but Ray adds tons of extra flavor with the addition of crispy roasted shallots and mushrooms.

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Popcorn Cacio and Pepe

If you thought adding butter and parmesan to your popcorn was good, wait until you try Ray’s recipe for cacio e pepe popcorn.

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Cobb salad

If you bought a roast chicken from Costco and you have some leftovers, why not add it to Rachael’s version of a classic cobb salad? The addition of roast chicken adds hearty protein and turns the side dish into a main course.

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Grilled cheese

Grilled cheese is great on its own, but Rachael Ray’s Bombay-inspired grilled cheese is out of this world. Ray’s sandwiches are filled with fresh herbs, pickled Indian vegetables and masala to give a truly unique twist to this old kid’s favorite meal.

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Hot dogs

Typical hot dog toppings include ketchup, mustard, onions, and chili, but Rachael Ray’s hot dogs take things to a whole new level with their intense barbecue flavor and crispy potato chip topping.

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Devil Chicken Dip

Stuffed eggs? Boring. Devil’s Chicken or Crab Dip? A delicious explosion of flavors. Ray’s recipe calls for a combination of lots of fresh herbs and flavorful ingredients like mustard and Worcestershire sauce to create his mouthwatering flavor profile.

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