Ina Garten’s 11 Best Shabbat Recipes

The Barefoot Contessa's best recipes for a fabulous Friday night dinner.

When it comes to cooking for a crowd, Ina Garten is our go-to. Known to many as “The Barefoot Contessa,” Ina Garten has published several cookbooks and has recently begun her second TV show, Cook Like a ProMany of Ina’s recipes, we’ve discovered, are perfect for Shabbat. Although she doesn’t bring many Jewish elements into her show or cookbooks (though she grew up Jewish in Brooklyn), there’s no denying that she’s a true balabusta.

Ina writes the kind of recipes that you’ll memorize and soon cook off the top of your head. They’re dishes that you might not hesitate to consider as “classic,” even if you’ve never made or tasted them before. The list below showcases some Shabbat classics, though they’d just as easily fit into your weeknight rotation.

Lemon Chicken Breasts

Chicken Noodle Soup

Panko Crusted Salmon

Parker’s Beef Stew

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Green Beans Gremolata (omit cheese)

Parker’s Beef Stew

Wheatberry Salad

Oven Roasted Fruit

Grilled Peaches with Amaretti


Sour Cream Coffee Cake

photo from Ina Garten’s facebook

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