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10 Top-Rated Recipes Made Delectable with Mayonnaise


You know mayo. It's a must on sandwiches, of course. But did you know that mayonnaise adds creamy, tangy goodness to many other kinds of sweet and savory dishes?

Mayonnaise is more versatile than you may think. Put it to work in new ways with these clever ideas:

Make Frosting Creamier. When you make buttercream frosting, stir in a spoonful of mayonnaise. It'll make the frosting creamier -- even after refrigerating it.

Almost Out of Mayo? If your mayo jar is down to its last few tablespoons, transform it into Bottom-of-the-Jar Parmesan Dressing. Just thrown in some grated Parmesan, buttermilk, snipped parsley, and minced garlic. Then screw on the lid and shake it up. Also try Chef John's Empty Mayo Jar Dressing.

Ramp up Those Mashed Potatoes. Use mayo to kick up the creaminess and flavor of mashed potatoes. Stir into 1-1/2 lb. mashed potatoes a half-cup each of shredded Cheddar and mayo, plus a little chopped pimiento and grated onion. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Wash and Wear. You can use mayo anywhere you'd use an egg wash. Brush it on top of bread or pastry dough before baking, or on shrimp before coating with coconut.

Go Fish! Curry-Coconut Fish Fingers put their cafeteria counterparts to shame. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat it with cooking spray. Cut 12 oz. tilapia into pieces and sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a bowl, stir together a quarter-cup mayo with a little red curry paste and lime zest. In a dish, stir together equal amounts of panko and shredded coconut. Dip fish in mayo mixture, then panko mixture, and put on the baking sheet. Lightly coat fish with a bit more cooking spray, then bake in a 450-degree F oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 8 minutes.

It Makes a Crazy-Good Fruit Crisp. Stir together a cup of flour and 3/4 cup of sugar with a little cinnamon. Stir in a half-cup of mayo, then sprinkle the mixture over 4 cups of blueberries in a baking dish. Bake in 350-degree F oven until lightly browned, about 35 minutes.

Chef John's Homemade Mayonnaise

Chef John's Homemade Mayonnaise | Photo by Baking Nana

10 Recipes Made More Delectable with Mayo

In these 5-star recipes, mayonnaise really makes a difference.


1. Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

"Spinach and cheese stuffed into boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Serve with rice, noodles, or a great Greek salad!"


Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Photo by Traci-in-Cali


2. Light and Fluffy Spinach Quiche

You can substitute any fresh or frozen vegetable you like for the spinach in this easy-to-make quiche. Watch the video to see how it all comes together.



3. Moist Banana Muffins

Ripe bananas, chocolate chips, and mayonnaise make these crowd-pleasing muffins extra scrumptious.


Moist Banana Muffins

Photo by 2hockeymom

4. Blueberry Crisp

"The mayonnaise adds a little tang to this delightful fresh blueberry crisp. It's really delicious."


Blueberry Crisp

Photo by Mixit


5. Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

"These deviled eggs include bacon and shredded cheddar cheese. Better than your ordinary deviled eggs."


Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Photo by Tricia Winterle Jaeger


6. Easy Mayonnaise Biscuits

"They are very moist and taste great! If you are worried that they'll taste like mayonnaise don't worry, they don't taste like it at all!"


Easy Mayonnaise Biscuits

Photo by lutzflcat


7. Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

"The fish is broiled with a creamy cheese coating for an impressive flavor and texture."


Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Photo by Dianne


8. Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip

"Amazing--so cheesy and fragrant. If you don't like artichokes, don't worry--you'll never know they're in there! My only question is: Is it okay to just eat it with a spoon right out of the dish?"


 Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip

Photo by LazyFoodieGirl


9. Slider-Style Mini Burgers

"These remind me of my favorite fast food restaurant's little burgers! The perfect appetizer to bring to a party!"


Sliders Mini Burgers

Photo by Meredith


10. Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

"My mother always made these quick and easy cupcakes for impromptu summer barbeques. They are a childhood favorite."

Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Frosting

Photo by Lori

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Portions of this article first appeared in Allrecipes magazine.

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