22 Red Recipes That'll Make Your Mouth Water

Tomatoes! Red peppers! Cherries! Beets! All of these yum-o meals put your favorite crimson-colored foods to good use.
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Cherry Gazpacho

cherry gazpacho

Put a fruity twist on a typically veggie-based dish. Pitted cherries and red bell peppers provide the color, while jalapeños and garlic kick up the taste.

Recipe: Try our Cherry Gazpacho

Pizza Frittata

pizza frittata

Who wouldn't want pizza for breakfast? Especially when it's covered in a mixture of savory red favorites like crushed tomatoes, hot sauce, and red wine!

Recipe: Try our Pizza Frittata

Red Chicken Enchiladas

red chicken enchiladas

It has "red" in the name, so you know it's gotta be good. When it comes to this dish, it's all about red chile enchilada sauce, which gets poured over meat and veggie stuffed tortillas.

Recipe: Try our Red Chicken Enchiladas

Fat Spaghetti with Bacon & Cherry Tomato Sauce

Fat Spaghetti with Bacon & Cherry Tomato Sauce

Let's get real – fat spaghetti (like bucatini, perciatelli, and pici pasta) is just more fun than regular spaghetti! Make it extra special by tossing in red onion, a bay leaf, and of course, a healthy serving of cherry tomatoes.

Recipe: Try our Fat Spaghetti with Bacon & Cherry Tomato Sauce

Red Chicken Marsala

Red Chicken Marsala

This tomato-based chicken dish is perfect for family dinner night, especially when it's freezing outside.

Recipe: Try our Red Chicken Marsala

Spicy Coddled Eggs

spicy coddles eggs

You can eat this protein-packed meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Use a store-bought arrabbiata sauce to keep things super simple.

Recipe: Try our Spicy Coddled Eggs

Beet Tagliatelle with Walnuts

beet tagliatelle with walnuts

Over tomato sauce? This hearty pasta gets its intense red color from beets. The homemade noodles will leave you feeling like a master chef! 

Recipe: Try our Beet Tagliatelle with Walnuts

Easy Puttanesca with Shrimp & Cherry Tomatoes

shrimp cherry tomato puttanesca 1018

If you're looking for an excuse to cook with wine, look no further. This crimson-colored seafood dinner calls for a cup of white, which pairs perfectly with salty ingredients like capers, olives, and anchovies. 

Recipe: Try our Easy Puttanesca with Shrimp & Cherry Tomatoes

Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries

pancakes with roasted strawberries

These bright red berries are baked in sugar and spooned over buttermilk pancakes to create the breakfast of your dreams. Mouth watering yet?

Recipe: Try our Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries

Rachael Ray's Lasagna Soup

three bowls of lasagna soup

In the mood for lasagna but don't have the time to make it? Rach's lasagna soup recipe is the fix. It's light, saucy, and just the comfort food you've been craving.

Recipe: Try Rachael's Lasagna Soup

Bacon-Arugula Sheet-Pan Pizza

bacon arugula sheet pan pizza

Feast your eyes on this cheesy, scarlet-hued treat – and then feast your mouth! The secret ingredient is fresh rosemary.

Recipe: Try our Bacon-Arugula Sheet-Pan Pizza

Meatballs with Red-Wine Tomato Sauce

meatballs with red wine tomato sauce

Made with a combination of ground beef, ground pork, and your choice of pancetta or prosciutto, these wine-soaked meatballs are a wake up call to your taste buds. 

Recipe: Try our Meatballs with Red-Wine Tomato Sauce

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Hosting taco night at your place? This fiery recipe makes enough for all your friends and then some. 

Recipe: Try our Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Cherry Tomato Chicken

Cherry Tomato Chicken

Just because it looks fancy, doesn't mean you have to spend all day perfecting it. This delish dinner can be on your plate in under 30 minutes.

Recipe: Try our Cherry Tomato Chicken

Open-Faced Bagel Sammies with Beet Relish & Lox

open-face bagel sammies

Homemade beet relish made with horseradish, beets, and apple cider vinegar is the perfect topping for a classic brunch goodie.

Recipe: Try our Open-Faced Bagel Sammies with Beet Relish & Lox

Moroccan Red Lentil Soup

Moroccan Red Lentil Soup

This orangey-red soup doesn't get it's hue from tomatoes – the dish is full of red lentils, red bell peppers, and harissa pepper paste!

Recipe: Try our Moroccan Red Lentil Soup

Pizza with Cauliflower, Red Pepper & Onion

Pizza with Cauliflower, Red Pepper and Onion

The vibrant red peppers on top of this pizza will intrigue your guests, but it's the taste that'll keep them coming back for more!

Recipe: Try our Pizza with Cauliflower, Red Pepper & Onion

Tilapia with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

Tilapia with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

Add some color to your white fish! A red pepper and onion slaw will brighten up your plate and add a whole new flavor.

Recipe: Try our Tilapia with Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

Grilled Cheese & Red Cabbage Sandwiches

Grilled Cheese & Red Cabbage Sandwiches

Add some horseradish sauce to give this fancy sammie a tangy flair, than slather on apricot preserves to sweeten things up.

Recipe: Try our Grilled Cheese & Red Cabbage Sandwiches

Roasted-Pepper-Pasta-Stuffed Peppers

Roasted-Pepper-Pasta-Stuffed Peppers

Ever stuffed baked pasta in a bell pepper? They're about to become your favorite new quick meal – just make sure to use peppers of the red variety!

Recipe: Try our Roasted-Pepper-Pasta-Stuffed Peppers

Knocks 'n' Brats & Red Cabbage & Potatoes Rösti 

Knocks 'n' Brats

This hearty meal is one for the meat lovers out there! A helping of red cabbage really rounds out those savory notes.

Recipe: Try our Knocks 'n' Brats & Red Cabbage & Potatoes Rösti

 Cranberry Walnut Upside Down Cake

cranberry walnut upside down cake

There's nothing better than putting a literal spin on dessert, especially when it's bursting with flavor from ruby red cranberries, cinnamon, and orange zest!

Recipe: Try our Cranberry Walnut Upside-Down Cake

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