30 KitchenAid Mixer Recipes That Are As Impressive As They Are Easy (2024)


30 KitchenAid Mixer Recipes That Are As Impressive As They Are Easy (1)

By Rebecca Shapiro

Published May 15, 2020

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Taryn Pire

Everyone knows that the first step to a kitchen straight out of a Nancy Meyers movie is a gleaming, jewel-toned KitchenAid mixer. But in addition to being gorgeous and cheery, the classic stand mixer truly is an indispensable workhorse. It’s the master of multitasking (tip: get started washing dishes while it’s at work) and a must-have for cake, cookie and muffin batters. But that’s not all it can do. Here are 30 KitchenAid mixer recipes to have on hand 24/7.


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1. Three-ingredient Vegan Coconut Ice Cream

No ice cream maker? No problem. Instead of buying one, all you have to do is get a special bowl for your KitchenAid. Swap out the regular bowl for a pre-frozen ice cream bowl, and have perfect home-churned ice cream anytime.

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2. Peaches And Meringue

Whipping egg whites into fully-stiff peaks requires forearm strength we simply don’t possess. With the KitchenAid, it’s done in a matter of minutes—all while you make the cup of tea you’ll want to sip while eating them. And atop broiled peaches? *Chef's kiss.*

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3. Chocolate Banana Bread Babka

We admit that there’s something therapeutic about kneading bread dough by hand—it’s like an edible stress ball. But it does take time, and that’s where the dough hook on your KitchenAid comes in. It pretty much does all your kneading for you, making it easy to have homemade bread anytime. Babka, here we come.

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4. Homemade Pasta

Fresh pasta beats the dried stuff by a mile, but we were always a little intimidated by the thought of rolling it out by hand. Enter the KitchenAid pasta attachment. It affixes to the front of the mixer and uses the power of the motor to churn out uniform sheets.

5. Garlic Ranch Mashed Potatoes

The secret to super-creamy, lump-free spuds? Use two different KitchenAid attachments. First, attach the paddle mixer to break up chunks of boiled potato, then switch to the whisk and add in all the good stuff (hot milk and a ton of butter, of course).

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6. Cold Lemon Zoodles

These have summer picnic written all over them. The spiralizer attachment fits onto the front of the mixer, making it easy to turn any veggie into a pasta substitute. We like starting with zucchini, but feel free to go wild.

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7. Perfect Meatballs With Cherry Tomato Sauce

Mozz, basil, tomato sauce. It's a beautiful thing. Most meatball recipes call for mixing the raw meat, eggs and spices by hand. Instead, dump them into the KitchenAid—they’ll be mixed more thoroughly and save you an extra (and kind of gross) step.

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8. Two-cheese Guacamole

Bring on the goat cheese and shredded jack. Your beloved guac is easy enough to mix by hand, but the KitchenAid is a lifesaver for big batches. With the paddle attachment, you can still keep it chunky—just keep an eye on it so you don’t over mix.

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9. Chocolate Glazed Espresso Cheesecake

Sometimes our favorite pick-me-up is a latte. Sometimes it's chocolate. Today, it's both. We love the stand mixer for anything involving cream cheese. Use the paddle mixer for a super creamy, lump-free texture.

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10. Slow-cooker Pulled Pork

Whether you’re shredding pork shoulder to make into BBQ sandwiches or a bunch of roasted chicken breasts for a week’s worth of meal prep, the stand mixer is the best way to do it efficiently. And once everyone at the barbecue takes a bite, odds are you'll be making it for the next one, too.

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11. Heart Thumbprint Cookies

Aren't they adorable? Mix the dough with the paddle attachment before pressing your finger into each round to make tiny hearts. Fill them with jam once they're baked and voila.

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12. Lemon Meringue Cookies

Meet lemon-meringue pie's and sugar cookies' baby. This recipe puts your mixer on double-duty, too. Use it to mix the cookie dough, then whip the meringue to top-tier stiffness before spreading it on.

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13. Doughnut Muffins

Your morning coffee has a new BFF. The paddle attachment creams the batter until smooth. Once they've risen and baked, roll them in powdered and cinnamon sugars. The kids will thank you. Once they're done chewing, at least.

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14. Garlic “nots”

Forget about trying to tie pretty knots in the dough. We took the easy—and delicious—route of stuffing these garlicky dough-balls with mozzarella cheese. The mixer will help you combine the flour and yeast seamlessly.

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15. Roasted Poblano And Corn Guacamole

Skip all that fork-mashing and let your KitchenAid crash the party. It'll keep your avocado nice and chunky while also blending it with roasted veggies, cilantro, garlic and lime juice.

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16. Creamy Gochujang Zoodles

Meet gochujang, a fermented red-chili paste that makes everything taste better. Make your zucchini spirals in the mixer before they're tossed in tahini-gochujang sauce spiked with heavy cream, kimchi and scallions.

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17. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

See ya, sticky fingers. Not only will you dodge messy wing sauce (thanks, toothpicks), but you can also avoid preparing the ground chicken mixture with your hands by leaning on your trusty mixer instead.

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18. Double Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops

Let's face it: The best part of a muffin is the browned, fluffy top. This recipe cuts to the chase and brings on all the chocolatey goodness with extra crisp and without bottoms or crumb-filled muffin cups. You're welcome.

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19. Slow-cooker Oreo Cheesecake

The Crock-Pot is your secret weapon for getting foolproof, restaurant-quality cheesecake every damn time. Combine your cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and eggs in the mixer to make it pro-level smooth.

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20. Rotisserie Chicken Ramen

This impressive ramen bowl comes together in just over half an hour. How? The store-bought rotisserie chicken, shredded to perfection in your stand mixer. It'll be our little secret.

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21. Sarah Copeland’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Think of these as the chocolate-chip cookies of your youth all grown up. It's not overly sweet, thanks to almond flour and the perfect balance of sugar and chopped bittersweet chocolate. This recipe is totally attainable without an electric mixer, but using one definitely won't hurt.

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22. Ketogenic Baked Eggs And Zoodles With Avocado

Carbs are always invited to brunch, but they don't always *need* to show up. Enter these savory nests of seasoned zucchini noodles topped with sunny-side-up eggs.

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23. Apple Focaccia With Blue Cheese And Herbs

Not only is this sheet-pan wonder gorgeous, but it's loaded with thin-sliced apples, honey, rosemary and tangy blue cheese. This labor of love needs to rise overnight, but it'll be well worth the wait.

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24. Earl Grey Buns

Stand back, this is a job for the dough hook. You won't believe the dreamy aroma of the Earl Grey sugar floating around your kitchen while the buns rise in the oven. And just wait until you try the Earl Grey glaze.

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25. Brie-stuffed Pretzel Bites

These are a no-brainer for game day, birthday parties and beyond. You only need ten ingredients to make them, and it's hard not to like melty Brie tucked inside a salty, golden-brown pretzel. Sounds like an easy win to us.

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26. Swedish Meatballs

Save yourself the trip to IKEA. You can tackle these bad boys yourself. They're a breeze to bake in the oven, which gives them a nice outer crust that holds up against the beef broth-butter gravy. Alexa, add lingonberry sauce to my shopping cart.

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27. Slow-cooker Pulled Chicken

Oh, slow cooker. Is there anything you can't do? While it's a breeze to make this sandwich-stuffer, it gets even easier if you shred the chicken in your mixer. Pass the coleslaw.

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28. 20-minute Shrimp Scampi Zoodles

White-wine shrimp. Pretty zucchini noodles. All the lemon juice. Yeah, we'll meet you on the patio with a bottle of Pinot Grigio in 20.

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29. Slow-cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Meatballs

Don't tell your favorite Indian restaurant, but you're about to take care of your takeout cravings all by yourself. Serve with a smear of creamy Greek yogurt on a bed of basmati rice.

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30. Cake Batter Cookies

If you have the recipe's seven pantry staples and 35 minutes, these cuties are within reach. Don't even think about skimping on sprinkles. We like to eat cookies plain, but sandwiching some ice cream between two of them sounds ingenious too.

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What is the next best thing to a KitchenAid mixer? ›

The best KitchenAid Alternatives, in depth
  1. Cuisinart Precision Stand Mixer. Best stand mixer overall. ...
  2. Delish by Dash Stand Mixer. Best small stand mixer. ...
  3. Kenwood Chef XL Titanium Stand Mixer. Best large stand mixer. ...
  4. Smeg Retro Stand Mixer. ...
  5. Wolf Gourmet Stand Mixer. ...
  6. Beautiful Stand Mixer by Drew Barrymore.
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What not to do with a KitchenAid mixer? ›

To protect against risk of electrical shock, do not put Stand Mixer in water or other liquid.

What KitchenAid mixer does Joanna Gaines have? ›

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia x KitchenAid Artisan 10-Speed Stand Mixer. Aside from the stunning hue, this stand mixer includes the same premium features offered in all of KitchenAid's classic models.

What should I make with my KitchenAid? ›


Is KitchenAid considered high end? ›

Yes, KitchenAid is widely recognized as a top-tier brand, known for its quality and high-performance kitchen appliances. Many homeowners trust KitchenAid for its commitment to excellence and enduring reputation in the industry.

What mixer is better than KitchenAid? ›

If you're a serious home baker, the Bosch can give you professional results and QUICKLY! Bosch's powerful motor (the most powerful tested) completed every test faster than its competition. The huge open-top mixing bowl is ideal for adding ingredients and for kneading large batches of dough.

What is the life expectancy of a KitchenAid mixer? ›

On average, KitchenAid stand mixers carry a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. That said, their longevity largely depends on how frequently they're used and how well they're maintained. “A KitchenAid mixer should last you many years, as long as you're not abusing it,” says David.

Should KitchenAid whisk touch the bottom of a bowl? ›

When properly adjusted, accessories should not strike the bottom or sides of the bowl. If the Flat Beater or the Wire Whip are so close that they strike the bottom of the bowl, the coating may wear off the beater or the wires on the whip may wear.

Should you oil your KitchenAid mixer? ›

KitchenAid recommends you change your grease once a year! This is relevant to how often you use your machine. For those who have oil leaking from the Planetary Ring (the chrome ring) then you need to change your grease. The grease volume in the image below is typical of the factory application.

What stand mixer does Martha Stewart use? ›

The KitchenAid Artisan, H&G's best stand mixer, also happens to be Martha Stewart's go-to in the kitchen, and all for a good reason.

What program do Chip and Joanna use? ›

Joanna Gaines, the star of HGTV's Fixer Upper, uses SketchUp Pro to demonstrate her interior designs for clients.

What is Chip and Joanna's style called? ›

Embrace farmhouse styling

Joanna has become known for her rustic, farmhouse style of design. ( 9Now) Aside from shiplap, another feature you'll see in a lot of Fixer Upper homes is a barn door or two.

What is the difference between custom and artisan KitchenAid mixers? ›

The KitchenAid Artisan Mixer differences are mainly in the color options, finishes, bowls, and accessories that are included with them. The KitchenAid Artisan, Artisan Design Mixers, and Custom Metallic mixers are perfect for larger families and for people that enjoy baking and cooking for larger groups of people.

What is so special about a KitchenAid mixer? ›

KitchenAid® stand mixers feature over 10 different attachments that let you roll and cut pasta noodles, grind meat, spiralize vegetables, make ice cream and much more. With attachments, a stand mixer can become one of the most versatile appliances you'll ever use in your kitchen.

Is the artisan KitchenAid worth it? ›

KitchenAid stand mixers are totally worth it

I've never regretted buying my Artisan mixer, and know it will be with me for a good few years yet. But if you're not up to forking out $449 for an Artisan Series 5 quart tilt head stand mixer, you could opt for a mini version at $380, with a 3.5-quart capacity.

Who competes with KitchenAid? ›

KitchenAid's competitors and similar companies include Vitamix, Oxford Porcelanas, Appliance Factory and AMC International. KitchenAid manufactures and sells kitchen appliances for customers. Vitamix is a company that develops blending solutions. Oxford Porcelanas is a company that manufactures ceramic products.

What can you use instead of a mixer? ›

Whisks as a Mixer Substitute

A small whisk works well for little jobs, such as combining ground spices for a dry meat rub or whipping medicines or tinctures into hot or cold beverages. Larger whisks can handle thicker doughs and batters.

Why is KitchenAid more expensive? ›

“KitchenAid mixers can last for decades because of their strong metal parts. While this stronger construction comes at a premium — KitchenAid mixers are among the most expensive out there — their durability makes them a great investment.”

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