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30 Easy Orange Recipes (Sweet and Savory)

Brighten up your menu with these delicious orange recipes. 

This citrus fruit is not only a refreshing snack. It is also versatile and can take your dishes from average to WOW! 

30 Easy Orange Recipes (Sweet and Savory) featuring Zested, Whole Orange on Wooden Table with Microplane Rasp with Orange Zest
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Best Orange Recipes

Got a bunch of oranges to use? I have you covered! 

Are you in the mood for something sweet or savory? Or maybe somewhere in between? I have an orange recipe with your name on it. 

From succulent orange-glazed chicken to tangy orange bars, the possibilities are endless. 

So grab your oranges, and get cooking! These are 30 of my favorite orange recipes. 

1. Mandarin Orange Jello Salad

This orange jello salad will make your taste buds sing! The flavors meld together like a symphony. 

And if that’s not enough to convince you, consider the topping possibilities. You can have whipped cream, chopped nuts, or even fresh fruit! 

Plus, it makes for a stunning presentation.

2. Cranberry Orange Bread

This breakfast treat is divine, with its tangy combination of cranberries and zesty orange.

The flavors combine to make a sweet, but not too sugary, loaf. 

Trust me. You will want to sink your teeth into this tantalizing bread! 

For an extra tasty touch, sprinkle powdered sugar on top. Or serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or pumpkin butter.

3. Panda Express Orange Chicken

You cannot beat Panda Express orange chicken, except maybe with this recipe. It is simply mouth-watering. And you don’t have to go for takeout. 

So you get all the deliciousness at a fraction of the price! 

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The crispy, fried chicken swims in a zippy orange sauce that packs a punch. 

Add steamed rice and veggies on the side for a healthy and delicious meal.  

The juicy chicken, with the soft rice and citrusy sauce, is a match made in heaven.

4. Best Homemade Orange Rolls

These homemade orange rolls are a delicious treat, perfect for any occasion. 

Aromatic fresh orange zest, sweet sugar, and creamy butter combine to create a flavorful dough. 

Bake each roll to golden brown perfection. Then, finish these fluffy confections with a drizzle of citrus glaze.

5. Crispy Orange Shrimp

If you think orange chicken is good, wait until you try orange shrimp! This is a light but flavorful dish the whole family will love. 

The star is the sauce. It is citrusy, with hints of soy sauce and mirin. So, every bite has an incredible depth of flavor.

Serve over a bed of fluffy white rice. I promise your dinner guests will be nothing short of impressed! 

Try topping the dish with sliced scallions and sesame seeds for added crunch. 

6. Easy Orange Cake

I love this orange cake so much because it is so versatile. You can enjoy it in every season, for pretty much any occasion. 

Holidays, showers, Sunday dinners- you name the event, this cake can work it. It is elegant yet simple and deliciously indulgent. 

The cake features orange zest and orange juice in the batter. And you drizzle it with a delicate orange glaze. So, there is orange in every bite! 

Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate sensory experience.

7. Crispy Orange Beef

Sticky orange glaze, crispy fried beef, caramelized onions, and peppers- what’s not to love?

I cannot forget orange, soy sauce, garlic, red pepper flakes, and ginger. The marriage of salty and sweet is a match made in heaven.

I love whipping this up when in a hurry. It comes together quickly, but it is filling and delicious!

8. Orange Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Do you want to hear about your new favorite light, low-cal lunch? 


You start with juicy, orange sauce-drenched ground chicken. Then, nestle that into crunchy lettuce wraps and top it with mandarins.

The flavors are fantastic. The savory chicken pairs perfectly with the bright citrus notes in the sauce. 

And the fresh mandarins add the perfect pop of sweetness!

9. Brined Roasted Turkey Breast (Orange Glaze)

This recipe is a game-changer for your holiday dinner table. The turkey is tender and juicy, thanks to the brining process. 

A sweet and tart orange glaze complements the natural taste of the turkey. This combination is unbeatable. 

Serve it with some roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes on the side. 

10. Orange Pancakes with Orange Syrup

These orange pancakes are the perfect way to start your day! Or end it- because they are indulgent enough for dessert. 

But the best part is that these pancakes are so easy to make.

All you need is pancake mix and orange juice. Mix it together, and start cooking!

Between pancakes, schmear some delicious sweet vanilla cream (made with heavy cream and instant pudding!). 

Top the stack with homemade orange syrup to finish. They taste like a Creamsicle! 

11. Cranberry Orange Muffins

What do Sour Patch Kids, Sour Skittles, and these cranberry orange muffins have in common? 

They are a fabulous mix of sweet and tart. And all three are pretty colorful! But mostly, all of them are delicious! 

However, I think these muffins take the cake. Because, at least, you can pretend they are a little healthy. (They have fruit!) 

Every bite is soft and moist, with a hint of zing from juicy cranberry bits. The orange sweetens it up and softens the tartness. 

These fall-friendly muffins will leave a lasting impression on you and your family. 

I recommend serving them warm with your favorite coffee or tea. 

12. Orange Julius

On a hot day, an Orange Julius is the perfect treat. But this copycat recipe might be even better than the original! 

And you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home.

It features all the creamy, tropical orange, and banana goodness you want. 

You need orange juice concentrate, a banana, milk, ice, sugar, cream, powdered creamer, and vanilla. Plus, a secret ingredient: an egg.

Use an egg to get the classic foamy, frothy Orange Julius texture. This is an old bartender trick to create foam. 

Blend it all together, and enjoy! 

13. Honey Orange Glazed Ham

I love the caramelized glaze on this ham. It creates a beautiful golden crust as it bakes. 

The result is a tender, juicy ham with a delightful flavor. Top it with fresh rosemary or thyme for even more flavor. 

Serve with roasted vegetables and mashed potatoes for a complete (and impressive!) meal. 

14. Orange-Sage Pork Chops

Building layers of flavor is the key to this recipe. Start by seasoning your pork chops with salt and pepper. Layer one. 

Next, sear the chops to perfection. Layer two. 

Then, simmer them in an aromatic sauce featuring orange juice, sage, garlic, and honey. Layer three. 

And that is it. Three layers of fabulous flavor for perfect weeknight pork chops. 

The citrusy tang and earthy sage notes complement the pork chops so well. There is a taste explosion in every bite. 

Serve these chops with roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a crisp salad.

15. Crispy Honey Orange-Glazed Salmon

This crispy salmon recipe has so much flavor!  

The combo of citrusy orange and floral honey creates a delectable sauce. The salmon has a crispy texture that pairs well with the sticky glaze. 

For serving suggestions, consider topping with fresh herbs like basil or parsley. Serve alongside a side of roasted vegetables.

16. Orange Creamsicle Pie

This no-bake pie has a graham cracker crust and a creamy orange filling. Orange Creamsicle pie is ideal for those warm summer months. 

But it is also fantastic in the winter as a reminder of summer brightness. 

The combination of tangy citrus and delicate vanilla creates a nostalgic treat. One bite and you will be hooked! 

Plus, the recipe is easy to make- perfect for busy days. Or days that you don’t want to turn on the oven.

17. Orange Scones

Orange scones are the perfect breakfast, tea, or any time treat. They have a crispy exterior and soft interior that melts in your mouth. 

The recipe boasts a citrusy tang with hints of vanilla, making each bite heavenly. 

These scones pair perfectly with a dollop of clotted cream or a drizzle of honey.

18. Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

These cupcakes are bursting with bright citrus flavors and creamy sweetness. 

They are everything you want in a cupcake- sweet, moist, tender, flavorful. But these are tastier with their bright and tangy orange flavor!

Top it with vanilla buttercream to balance the tart orange. Plus, it lends that classic Creamsicle flavor. 

These are a delightful combination that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

19. Spicy Orange Meatballs

Spicy. Orange. Meatballs. 

Yes, please! You will NOT want to miss out on this delectable dish. 

The combination of bold spices and tangy citrus creates fireworks in your mouth. 

The meatballs are tender and juicy. They swim in a spicy Sriracha and orange glaze that is irresistible. 

The flavors are well-balanced, with just the right amount of heat and sweetness.

20. Seared Scallops with Orange Rum Sauce

Who needs Michelin restaurants when you can have a fine dining experience in your kitchen?

Each scallop has a beautiful golden crust. And the scallops swim in a delectable orange, butter, and rum glaze. 

The flavors of the orange and rum fuse seamlessly to create a taste sensation. These scallops are nothing short of exquisite. 


21. Orange Creamsicle Cookies

These Creamsicle cookies are buttery, soft, chewy, and bursting with fresh orange flavor. 

I don’t think you can ask for much more in a cookie. 

Serve with a tall glass of cold milk or hot tea. Creamsicle cookies are perfect for a midday snack or dessert anytime. 

22. Grilled Orange Chicken Skewers

I am a firm believer that everything tastes better on a stick. Just take these grilled orange chicken skewers, for example. 

They taste like orange chicken takeout. But these are way more fun! And healthier, too. 

Top them with a sprinkle of chopped cilantro for the perfect bite. 

You can serve them with anything! I like rice, noodles, or even mashed potatoes.

Note: You can replace Maggi sauce with soy sauce if you cannot find it. 

23. Spinach Orange Salad

This tasty recipe features fresh baby spinach topped with juicy oranges, persimmon, and crunchy walnuts. 

The flavors come together flawlessly. You taste notes of freshness, sweetness, fruitiness, and nuttiness in every bite. 

Toss it with your favorite vinaigrette for an extra burst of flavor. 

Trust me. This salad is a surefire crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone asking for seconds.

24. Orange Bars

You have probably had lemon bars before. But have you ever experienced the deliciousness of orange bars?

They are similar. Both have a delectable, buttery crust that melts in your mouth. And they have a fruity, creamy, custardy filling. 

But orange bars are not as tart as their lemon cousins. And they are just a tad sweeter, so your lips won’t pucker.  

Dust with powdered sugar, and enjoy! 

25. Easy Orange Waffles with Pecans

The recipe is simple, but the flavors are complex. Oh, and 100% scrumptious! They feature nutty pecans and aromatic orange. 

The combination is a delicious explosion of taste in every bite. 

These waffles are perfect for a weekend brunch or a sweet treat anytime.  

Top with whipped cream and fresh orange slices for a truly delectable experience.

26. Orange Marmalade

Orange marmalade is a classic spread that boasts bold flavors. And a fun texture that is chunky yet spreadable. 

There’s a reason Paddington Bear is obsessed. One bite, and you’ll see why. 

Try spreading it on toasted bread or use it as a glaze for meats. 

One of my favorite snacks is toast and marmalade with a dollop of ricotta cheese. Add prosciutto, and you have charcuterie on toast!

27. Mandarin Orange Salsa

This recipe is chock-full of goodness. It has juicy mandarin oranges, jalapenos, diced red onion, and chopped cilantro. 

The flavors balance each other well. Each bite is sweet, spicy, and sharp, creating (an overall) savory experience. 

The cilantro adds a fresh, herbaceous note that ties the dish together. 

Serve with crisp tortilla chips for a fresh appetizer. Or use it as a topping on grilled chicken or fish for a light and flavorsome meal.

28. Orange Sherbet

This crave-worthy, homemade sherbet blows storebought sherbet out of the water. Why, you ask?

This sherbet tastes REAL- not like synthetic orange. Every spoonful is tangy, sweet, and light. 

It provides a refreshing dessert experience, perfect for hot summer days. 

Serve it in a chilled dish with a few slices of fresh orange on top. Or pair it with a dollop of whipped cream for added indulgence.

29. No-Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake

The creamy cheesecake base is reminiscent of the classic popsicles. But I think it’s better (because cheesecake is always better!). 

Everything about this no-bake cheesecake has balance. The flavors toe the line between tart and sweet, orange and vanilla. 

And the filling is dreamy and creamy. But you make the crust with buttery vanilla wafers, which add a subtle crunch.

Garnish it with whipped cream and fresh orange slices. 

Serve chilled and impress your guests with this refreshing treat at your next party! 

30. French Orange Tart

Make a tart when you want to impress someone with a dessert. Tarts require more effort. But every second is worth it. 

And this orange-filled twist on the classic lemon tart proves it. 

It features a buttery, almond meal sweet shortcrust pastry shell. That sounds like a lot, but it is pretty forgiving. 

(It tastes like shortbread cookies.)

Fill the shell with a silky orange pastry cream. 

The pastry cream is a bit more complicated. But if you pay attention and follow the recipe, it should not be a problem. 

Let it chill for at least 3 hours, and enjoy! Every slice is luscious. And I know you will dream about it for days. 

30 Easy Orange Recipes (Sweet and Savory)

Got a bunch of oranges? Try these orange recipes! From scones to orange chicken to sherbet, you can enjoy tasty oranges at every meal or any occasion!


  • Mandarin Orange Jello Salad

  • Panda Express Orange Chicken

  • Best Homemade Orange Rolls

  • Crispy Orange Shrimp

  • Easy Orange Cake

  • Crispy Orange Beef

  • Orange Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Brined Roasted Turkey Breast (Orange Glaze)

  • Orange Pancakes with Orange Syrup

  • Cranberry Orange Muffins

  • Orange Julius

  • Honey Orange Glazed Ham

  • Orange-Sage Pork Chops

  • Crispy Honey Orange-Glazed Salmon

  • Orange Creamsicle Pie

  • Orange Scones

  • Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

  • Spicy Orange Meatballs

  • Seared Scallops with Orange Rum Sauce

  • Orange Creamsicle Cookies

  • Spinach Orange Salad

  • Orange Bars

  • Easy Orange Waffles with Pecans

  • Orange Marmalade

  • Mandarin Orange Salsa

  • Orange Sherbet

  • No-Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake

  • French Orange Tart


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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