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25 Best Recipes With Orange Juice to Try Today

You may be wondering, “What’s so special about recipes with orange juice?”

Well, let me tell you. 

First of all, orange juice is incredibly healthy. Remember all those commercials about getting your daily dose of vitamin C?

Yeah. Those weren’t lies. Orange juice has a ton of vitamin C.

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It’s also a good source of potassium and folate. More than that, though, orange juice tastes great.

It adds a tangy moistness to your dishes that you’ll love.

So, without further ado, let’s check out these 25 recipes with orange juice.

1. Orange Slice Cake

What better way to start the day than a moist, citrusy slice of cake? Typically cake isn’t served for breakfast.

However, this fruity cake, studded with nuts and coconut, is too good to pass up. 

I like to have a slice with my morning cup of tea. Fortunately for you coffee drinkers, it tastes just as good with a cup-a-joe.

2. Orange Creamsicle Baked Oatmeal

Until you try this, you won’t believe that oatmeal can be so sweet.

This healthy, naturally sweetened breakfast dish tastes just like dessert. 

If orange creamsicles are your thing, you’ll love this recipe. It has all the heartiness of oatmeal but tastes like a dreamy creamsicle.

3. No-Bake Citrus Granola Bars

These no-bake granola bars take 20 minutes to make and another 2 hours to chill. They’re crunchy, filling, and flavorful. 

You make them with all kinds of nutritious ingredients. There are oats, raisins, dried cranberries, nuts, seeds, and more.

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You’ll finish them with lots of spices, orange juice, and orange zest.

It gives them a bright, citrusy flavor with hints of warm spices underneath.

If you need a mid-day pick-me-up, these are the way to go. 

4. Orange Pasta

I’ll admit, I was hesitant to try orange pasta at first. Orange juice and pasta didn’t seem to mesh well.

Thankfully, I’m a shameless foodie who’ll try (nearly) anything once.

I’m so glad I did. This saucy, robust pasta is phenomenal. It has a savory, garlic-forward flavor with a burst of light from the orange juice. 

5. Pan-Seared Citrus Shrimp

People often add lemon juice and lemons to their shrimp. Next time, try adding orange juice and oranges, as well. 

It makes the shrimp so juicy and gives them a fantastic, citrusy finish.

It’s a bright, simple meal that takes less than 30 minutes to finish. 

Serve it for special occasions or an everyday weekday meal. It’ll be a hit either way.

6. Orange Chocolate Cake

This decadent chocolate cake is rich, moist, and utterly to die for. And adding the various orange ingredients makes it even better. 

It tastes like the best chocolate orange you’ve ever had, only a million times better.

Just be sure you don’t go overboard. It’s far too easy to eat more of this cake than you should. 

7. Orange Cream Scones

These crunchy, crumbly scones are sweet and buttery with a zingy orange glaze.

Looking for breakfast, brunch, or dessert? These scones fit neatly into all of those categories.

Believe it or not, they aren’t hard to make either. You need about 40 minutes from start to finish.

You may want to double the recipe, though. Otherwise, you’ll run out faster than you anticipated.

8. Orange Bread

Seven ingredients are all you’ll need to make this orange bread. And it’s a good thing that it requires so few ingredients.

Once you make it one time, you’ll want to make it again and again.

It’s moist and airy with a tender crumb and a wallop of bright orange flavor.

I could eat this bread every day for a month and not get tired of it.

Enjoy it by itself or topped in jam, butter, or marmalade. Either way, you’ll undoubtedly want more.

9. Orange Creamsicle Mousse

This creamy, luscious mousse is a must-try dessert. It looks, feels, and tastes incredible and is pretty enough for even formal occasions.

It’s simple to make, using only six ingredients. Best of all, it tastes just like an orange creamsicle.

Give it a shot, but don’t be surprised if you find it somewhat addictive.

10. Mandarin Orange Salad

Don’t you just love the combination of fresh garden salads and fruit? It’s a sweet, filling combo ideal for a quick lunch or light dinner.

This one mixes your favorite greens with Mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, and almonds.

Then, you top it off with a sweet, tangy orange dressing. 

It’s a salad so good that even the kids will love it.

11. Orange Glazed Ham

Sweet, savory, salty, and zesty are the best words to describe this dish. It has all the robust saltiness of ham.

However, the sweet, zingy glaze takes it to another level.

You’ll make the glaze with brown sugar, orange juice, and balsamic vinegar.

It’s such a strange but perfect combination that’s nearly unbeatable.

I’ve experimented with plenty of glazes for ham over the years. Even so, this one remains in my top three favorites. 

12. Orange Ginger-Baked Halibut

This fish-based main course is nutritious and delicious. Plus, it fits in with most diet plans, including whole30, low-carb, and paleo!

The halibut itself is superb. It’s sweet and savory with a hint of spice. 

That blueberry-avocado salsa, though? Oh yeah, that stuff is the bomb. I could eat it by itself with a spoon with no trouble.

13. Fruit Salad With Orange Juice

Fruit salad is juicy and refreshing already. But have you ever thought about adding liquid to it to make it even juicier?

Try mixing your summer fruit salad with a honey-orange juice dressing.

It’s more like a fruit cocktail than a fruit salad, but it’s the perfect healthy, light dessert.

It’ll also help you cool down on a hot day. 

14. Orange Muffins

Need something simple but scrumptious? These tender, crumbly orange muffins are just the thing.

Whether you want them for breakfast or dessert, they’re sure to delight your tastebuds.

It takes just 35 minutes to make more than a dozen. They taste so good that the whole family will love them.

15. Seared Scallops Recipe with Orange Rum Sauce

Seared scallops are already an indulgent dinner choice. Once you top them with the phenomenal orange rum sauce, they’re out of this world.

These may take only 10 minutes to make.

However, you’ll still feel like you’re eating a five-star meal someone agonized over all day. That’s how good these are.

16. Orange Pancakes

I love pancakes, and I could eat them nearly every day.

These orange pancakes are the lighter, brighter, and healthier way to do breakfast.

Made with ricotta and orange juice, they’re exceptionally fluffy and pillowy soft. 

Use the included strawberry sauce recipe as a healthy topping choice.

Or do it the traditional way with syrup and whipped cream. Hey, they’re your pancakes! Enjoy them however you like!

17. Fresh Orange Sorbet

Fresh orange sorbet is cold, refreshing, and orangey to the max. You can easily make it without any special equipment.

All you need is water, sugar, and orange juice. 

It doesn’t get much simpler than that!

18. Crepes Suzette

Crepes are like pancakes to me. I could eat them anytime, anywhere.

Making these with orange-infused butter makes them even more irresistible.

They’re light, fruity treats, unlike anything you’ve ever had.

Try them the next time you want a dessert that’s sure to blow everyone’s mind.

19. Baked Orange Donuts With Cinnamon Sugar

These orange-flavored donuts will practically melt in your mouth. And that’s even without the cinnamon sugar topping!

Once you add that, watch out! There’s no telling how many of these you’ll devour before you can force yourself to stop. 

I’m being silly, of course, but hey! Donuts are addictive enough already.

20. Orange Cupcakes

These orange cupcakes are a double dose of orange goodness. There’s orange juice and fresh orange zest in the batter.

Plus, you top each cupcake in silky smooth orange buttercream.

They’re light, fluffy, and pretty much the perfect summer dessert.

21. Chinese Orange Chicken

Forget takeout! You can make the very best orange chicken right in your kitchen.

Each piece features crunchy skin and tender white meat inside. 

The chicken is tasty enough on its own. The sweet and sticky orange sauce is just an extra yummy bonus.

22. Crispy Orange Beef

Of course, some people prefer beef to chicken. If that sounds like you, use this crispy orange beef recipe instead. 

It’s sweet and savory, with plenty of fruits and veggies thrown into the mix.

Serve it over rice or with a side of noodles. Either way, it’s so much better than takeout.

23. Orange Cookies

You know those giant, oversized cookies you get at the grocery store? The kind that are so soft that they’ll fall apart at a touch? 

These cookies are precisely like that, only with lots more orange flavor. They’re sweet, tangy, buttery, and zesty.

They’re great to snack on or serve for a larger gathering. 

They’re also an excellent choice to send to school with your kids.

However, if you do, you may be the designated snack parent for the rest of the year.

24. Garlic Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Orange

Picture this: tender white turkey meat. Perfectly golden-brown and crispy skin. A selection of herbs infused in every bite. 

Doesn’t that sound like Heaven? I know it does to me! Now, add a bit of sweetness from orange juice to your mental image.

Yep. That makes it even better. 

It isn’t just your imagination, though. This turkey breast is juicy, moist, and insanely flavorful.

Plus, it looks as impressive as it tastes. 

25. Carnitas

Carnitas are always a hit at my house. They’re tasty, filling, and impossibly easy to make. 

You spend about 15 minutes of prep time on them. After that, you leave them alone to slow cook.

The next you make them, try adding fresh orange juice. 

It leaves them juicier, sweeter, and even better than before.

25 Ways to Cook With Orange Juice

Try these recipes with orange juice for dishes with incredible flavor! From cake to pasta to ham, orange juice is a welcome addition to so many meals.


  • Orange Slice Cake

  • Orange Creamsicle Baked Oatmeal

  • No Bake Citrus Granola Bars

  • Orange Pasta

  • Pan-Seared Citrus Shrimp

  • Orange Chocolate Cake

  • Orange Cream Scones

  • Orange Bread

  • Orange Creamsicle Mousse

  • Mandarin Orange Salad

  • Orange Glazed Ham

  • Orange Ginger Baked Halibut

  • Fruit Salad With Orange Juice

  • Orange Muffins

  • Seared Scallops Recipe with Orange Rum Sauce

  • Orange Pancakes

  • Fresh Orange Sorbet

  • Crepes Suzette

  • Baked Orange Donuts With Cinnamon Sugar

  • Orange Cupcakes

  • Chinese Orange Chicken

  • Crispy Orange Beef

  • Orange Cookies

  • Garlic Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with Orange

  • Carnitas


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NaTaya Hastings
NaTaya Hastings is a food and recipe writer for Insanely Good Recipes. She’s an educator, boy mom, dog mom, and whatever-stray-enters-the-yard mom. As a result, she's constantly cooking for both humans and animals.

Luckily, she enjoys it!

Though born, raised, and still living in Alabama, her specialty is NOT down-home Southern cooking. Instead, she loves to experiment with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and other ethnic cuisines. She has two mottos when it comes to cooking. “The more spice, the better!” and “There’s no such thing as too much garlic!”

She’s also pretty good with desserts. Especially the easy, no-bake ones.

Her favorite things are cuddling with her four giant dogs, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging out in nature. She’s also pretty excellent at Dominoes.

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