No blender? No problem! From dinner and dessert to drinks and dressings, these immersion blender recipes are quick, tasty, and crazy easy.
If you’ve never used an immersion blender before, prepare to be amazed.
Sink it into a soup pot or even your morning latte, and hit that button. After a couple of minutes, you’ll have something silky smooth and scrumptious.
Of course, it won’t work too well on big chunks of ice – so you’ll still need a blender for those frozen cocktails.
But for soups, smoothies, and salad dressings, these immersion blender recipes are ideal.
You know that luxurious, buttery sauce that comes with eggs benedict? Well, this is that sauce.
The trick is to emulsify (mix) the ingredients well, which is often done in a blender.
But using an immersion blender results in an even more decadent and creamy finish.
You only need five ingredients (plus water), and it’s ready in five minutes.
This is the perfect recipe for showing off your skills in the kitchen the next time you cook Sunday brunch.
If you like super creamy guacamole, you have to try making it using an immersion blender.
This method creates a well-blended and flavorful guacamole that doubles as a spread.
Just blend avocados with cilantro, tomatoes, lime juice, salt, and pepper in a bowl until smooth.
Of course, guacamole is traditionally served with crispy tortilla chips, but you can also try it with veggie sticks, on top of chicken or on toasted bread.
Caesar dressing is – in my opinion – the ruler of all salad dressings. It’s rich, cheesy, tangy, and tastes even better when homemade.
An immersion blender is a superb tool for getting all of the ingredients properly combined.
The best part is that this simple Caesar dressing only takes 30 seconds!
Say goodbye to that canned mushroom goop we all grew up on. This soup is creamy, hearty, and filled with delicious fresh mushrooms.
In this recipe, the mushrooms are cooked in butter before blending them. It’s an extra step, but it’s worth it for that added layer of rich flavor.
This hot mushroom soup is perfect for cold weather, but I enjoy it year-round!
This vitamin-packed tomato soup is creamy, delicious, and oh-so-simple to make at home.
Cook the ingredients to release all the juices and soften the vegetables. Then, blend everything together and add heavy cream for a velvety texture.
If you want this to be even more delicious, try roasting the veggies first!
Perfect for dipping, your grilled cheese has never tasted so good.
This is a great introductory recipe if you’ve never had acorn squash.
The carrots, apples, and coconut milk make this a flavor-packed soup that’s nutrient-dense, hearty, and vegan.
Sauté the veggies to infuse all of the flavors and to get the apples and onions beautifully tender.
Let it cool a little, then blend until smooth. Finally, add coconut milk for another layer of rich flavor.
Acorn squash is best during the fall and winter months, but it’s available all year. That makes this an incredible holiday appetizer or weeknight staple.
This vegetable soup is a classic, and rightfully so! Carrots and potatoes play a supporting role to the hearty flavors of butternut squash.
Roast the squash before you make the soup so that it’s easy to peel. You can also cook it in a pressure cooker for faster prep time.
Finish with your favorite toppings such as croutons, sour cream, or even bacon!
This soup is not your typical broccoli cheddar dish. This one has a lot more broccoli, but it’s still a very rich and cheesy soup.
Use the immersion blender to combine all of the veggies, spices, and cream.
Once the soup is smooth, stir in the cheese to take it to the next ooey-gooey level.
This is so good, I bet even the kids will ask for seconds.
Pico de Gallo is a fresh salsa made with chopped veggies, lime juice, and salt. It’s delicious with chips or as a topping to almost anything!
Use an immersion blender to speed up the process, and you’ll have a yummy Pico de Gallo in minutes!
This cauliflower cream sauce is pure magic. Not only is it vegan-friendly, but it only calls for three ingredients!
It’s important to note that this is meant to be used as a base for thickening other sauces and creams.
On its own, it doesn’t have much flavor. But when you add garlic, onion, spices, or acid, it can transform into a tasty “cream.”
Add it to dairy-free mac and cheese or alfredo sauce, and you’re good to go.
Cilantro and lime are so tasty together, and this dressing is so versatile. Plus, it’s ready in just five minutes.
It’s also super healthy and loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, fatty acids, and fiber.
Use this easy dressing on top of seafood, pasta salad, grilled chicken, or even as a dip for veggies.
Chimichurri is an herbaceous oil and vinegar blend traditionally used on steak.
The herbs and dry ingredients are pulsed together with an immersion blender or food processor before adding the oil and vinegar.
It’s tangy and slightly acidic, which pairs well with the richness of the meat.
This is a vegan sauce, so you don’t have to serve it with steak. Instead, try using it as a marine for tofu.
Pesto is another really adaptable sauce. Unfortunately, it’s also pretty expensive due to the pine nuts in the mix.
So, if you’re on the hunt for a more budget-friendly version, this basil and walnut recipe is for you.
It has a similar taste and texture and is just as delicious.
Usually, pesto is made with a mortar and pestle, but this is an immersion blender list, right?
And you won’t believe how fast this recipe comes together.
Raspberry vinaigrette is a sweet and savory way to flavor your favorite salads or protein.
Use fresh or frozen berries and use an immersion blender to blend them until they’re as smooth as possible.
I like to strain this to get rid of any seeds, but that’s optional.
The bright sweetness of the raspberries, with the tangy vinegar and mustard, is a match made in salad heaven.
Try this recipe with different berries to make a uniquely wonderful flavor enhancer.
There are a lot of salad dressings on this list because the immersion blender is so good at emulsifying ingredients.
In case you don’t know, an emulsification is a mixture of two ingredients that normally don’t mix.
For example, oil and water won’t combine if you just stir them. Instead, they need to be mixed/blended at high speed.
In many cases, salad dressings are emulsified because they use oil as their base, along with other liquids.
And this one might be my favorite dressing recipe ever.
It’s lemony, mustardy, thick, and creamy. Plus, it can also be used as a marinade for totally scrumptious fish or chicken dinner.
The bonus is that it only takes three minutes or less!
This sweet potato soup is another comforting bowl of delicious veggies. And while it doesn’t call for cream, it’s still rich and delicious.
The immersion blender makes this roasted sweet potato soup silky smooth.
All of the veggies create a wonderfully balanced and flavorful soup that will definitely keep your belly warm and full.
Asparagus soup is not as common as some of the others on this list. But don’t knock it til you’ve tried it!
This soup has such a unique flavor that’s sweet, savory, tangy, and a little bit buttery.
This recipe is a terrific way to use asparagus leftovers or for when you just want something different.
Either way, this uniquely flavored soup will be a new family favorite.
Mashed potatoes are a side dish that’s pretty hard to beat. But these whipped sweet potatoes are magnificent.
They’re naturally sweet, perfectly savory, and even better with a bit of butter.
Since we’re using an immersion blender you can make these potatoes extra creamy or leave them chunky, if you prefer.
They’re delicious either way and are sure to be a hit with the kids.
Pumpkin spice season is all year in my house.
The warm, pie-like spices in this beloved beverage will always have a place in my heart (and stomach).
If you’ve ever tried to make it at home and been disappointed, this recipe is for you!
Use the immersion blender to get all of the ingredients smooth and incorporated for a velvety latte that will feel like a much needed warm hug.
20. Homemade Ketchup
This version of your favorite French fry companion is so much tastier than the bottled stuff.
You get all the same amazing taste without the high fructose corn syrup.
Plus, since it’s homemade, you can add your favorite spices for a custom ketchup experience.
If you’re having a dinner party, the last thing you need is to be stuck in the kitchen.
So, come dessert, serve up a table full of yummy treats along with this crazy-quick whipped cream.
Make sure everything (including your equipment) is chilled before you start. That way, it will be creamier, fluffier, and even faster!
Sick of the usual potato or vegetable soups? Why not try this delectable celeriac and parsnip dish?
The veggies are delicious together, and the maple syrup balances the flavors perfectly.
I think this recipe is a must try simply for the unique ingredients.
This is a classic, flavorful pea soup with an extra dose of protein.
Quinoa is a super grain that is gluten free and contains a high number of antioxidants. It’s also wonderfully filling!
Soup that’s tasty, healthy, and pretty is always a win in my book.
Learn how to make simple and delicious refried beans with your immersion blender.
The beauty of making your own is that you can change the taste and texture in a snap.
For example, I like mine with a bit of heat and some chunky bits. So I always add a sprinkling of taco seasoning and a couple of chilies for good measure.
25. Béarnaise Sauce
I used to work in a steakhouse, and I can tell you that the sauces were almost as important as the meat.
And Béarnaise is one of the best.
It’s also one of the most tricky to get right. Luckily, the immersion blender method makes it foolproof!
Like hollandaise, this creamy and herbaceous sauce is delicious on a lot of other dishes.
Try it on steak for a classic pairing, or smother it over salmon and veggies.
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