25 Creative Food Processor Recipes That Are Simple, Quick & Delicious

You just got a brand new food processor and it is sitting up on your kitchen counter sparkling and waiting for you to use it. Now comes the big question: What should I make with it first? Well, you are in the right place. Below you will find 25 food processor recipes that will knock your socks off and make you wonder why you didn’t get a food processor sooner.

25 quick recipes

Healthy No-Bake Brownie Bites

Sarah, over at Making Thyme For Health, posted this delicious no bake brownie recipe. The recipe is made up of walnuts, dates, coconut oil, cocoa powder and hemp seeds. It is simple to make in your food processor and the end result is delicious and healthy brownie bites. They are a great way to satisfy those late night chocolate cravings with out any refined sugar. As an added bonus, these detectable treats are vegan friendly and gluten free.

Tip: Make a double batch of these and freeze the extras for a later time.

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

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Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart
Beth wrote this awesome blog post about how to make a caramel apple cheesecake tart recipe that she found in Southern Living magazine. In this recipe she sliced her apples by hand, but you could save some time by slicing them in your food processor. This recipe encompasses all of those comforting fall flavors that we love so much. The ginger snap & Pecan crust to the caramel apple topping, each bite is a little bit of heaven.

Tip: Keep an eye on your tart crust to get that perfect golden brown color.

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes

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Star Spangled Berry Hand Pies


Marcia recently posted this star spangled berry hand pie recipe on her blog, Flavor of The Moment. These are so cute and perfect for all of those patriotic holiday parties. While, these little pies still have some sugar, they are packed full of antioxidants from the strawberries and blueberries, so you can feel good about indulging just a little. A food processor makes whipping up the delicious crust for these pies quick and easy. These little pies are perfect for a party or to freeze and throw in lunch boxes on busy mornings.

Tip: Experiment using different types of fruits and berries.

Preparation Time: 60 Minutes

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Red Velvet Oreo Truffles


Julie, created this jaw dropping red velvet Oreo truffle recipe and posted it on her blog, The Little Kitchen. The recipe is easy to follow with step by step instructions and a video. To make the inside of the truffle a food processor is used to chop up Oreo cookies & mix in the cream cheese. These are then rolled into balls, covered in rich red velvet cake mix, and dipped into decadent milk chocolate. Talk about decadent! They make a perfect treat for the holidays.

Tip: Use reduced fat cream cheese to save on calories.

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes

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Garlic and Rosemary White Bean Dip


Sonja and Alex over at A Couple Cooks blog created this delicious and nutritious garlic rosemary white bean dip recipe. It is perfect to take a long to holiday gatherings as a yummy and healthy alternative to traditional dips. You will want to make sure that you have your food processor on hand and precook your beans. White beans are very healthy. They are full of molybdenum which helps to activate detoxifying enzymes in our bodies. Serve this dip with cup up carrots and celery for a healthy alternative to traditional veggie tray dips.

Tip: Use fresh garlic for the most flavor.

Preparation Time: 15-20 Minutes

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Savory Squash Soup with Cranberry Relish


Brenda cooked this delicious savory squash soup and cranberry relish recipe and wrote about it on her blog, A Farm Girl Dabbles. If you’ve ever been to Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant, you know that their squash soup is to die for. This recipe came from the Wolfgang Puck website. Not only is this dish beautiful, the taste is extraordinary. This is perfect for a holiday party or a nice fall supper.

Tip: Be sure to discard the seeds prior to roasting the squash.

Preparation Time: 2 Hours

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Homemade Pumpkin Puree


Jen, over at Beantown Baker made this delicious pumpkin puree recipe using her food processor. This recipe could not be any simpler to make and the results are outstanding. To make this you simply roast the pumpkin and then puree it in your food processor. This puree can be used to make a variety of pumpkin treats such as: pies, cakes, and tarts. It can also be used in fresh fall soups.

Tip: Be sure to use the puree within 1 week to prevent it from spoiling.

Preparation time: 50-55 Minutes.

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Peach Raspberry Pie


Amber showed us how to make this amazing peach raspberry pie on her blog, Bluebonnets and Brownies. The crust is made up of pecans, rolled oat and brown sugar and comes together quickly in the food processor. It is the perfect crust for this great summer pie. The pie filling is made of fresh peaches and strawberries. It is a divine combination of sweet and tart. Amber added some raspberries to her pie, but blueberries or black berries would work just as well, or you could just stick with the peaches and strawberries.

Tip: To cut down on sugar, you can use Splenda or Truvia as a replacement.

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes + 2 Hours of Refrigeration

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White Bean and Garlic Hummus


Brandi, over at Bran Appetit posted this white bean and garlic hummus recipe recently and we are just smitten. Hummus is a great treat snack to have around the house, the kids love it and it make a delicious and healthy snack. Using a food processor, hummus can be made in a very short amount of time with only a few ingredients. This garlic hummus is like heaven for your taste buds, so you will defiantly want to check this recipe out.

Tip: Be sure to rinse your beans and chickpeas prior to adding them to the food processor.

Preparation Time: 10-15 Minutes.

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Fig Pistachio Tart


Stephanie posted this fantastic fig pistachio tart recipe on her blog, Desserts For Breakfast not too long ago. These little tarts are delicious and healthy and can be made in a fairly short amount of time when using your food processor. For this recipe, Stephanie uses a ginger jam. It really is the perfect compliment to this decadent tart.

Tip: Make sure to use plump and ripe figs.

Preparation Time: Approximately 60 Minutes + Cooling Time

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Fresh Lobster Rolls with Herbed Potato Chip Dust


If you don’t live in the north eastern United States, perfect lobster rolls are hard to come by. Joanne, over at fifteen spatulas really nailed it when she made these delicious fresh lobster rolls with herbed potato chip dust. The herb and potato chip dust really makes the flavor in lobster rolls pop. Making the dust was simple to do with the help of a food processor. The combination of the dust, fresh lobster, celery, lemon and chives is incredible. This one is sure to be a new family favorite.

Tip: Choose the freshest herbs you can find for the best flavor.

Preparation Time: 20-25 Minutes

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Cream Cheese Pie


Glory, creator of the Glorious Treats blog, posted about her husband’s favorite dessert recipe, cream cheese pie. This pie is fantastic. It is rich, creamy and delicious. Pretty much everything that a cream cheese pie should be! A decadent combination of cream cheese, lemon juice and sweetened condensed milk fill a simple graham cracker crust. Watch out, because this one isn’t really diet friendly, but it is oh so good! It is quick to put together, but it does need to set up for a couple of hours in the refrigerator.

Tip: Use your food processor to make graham cracker crumbs for the crust.

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes + 2 Hours Chill Time.

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Pasta with Easy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce


Ali over at Gimme Some Oven recently wrote about this delightful roasted red pepper sauce in her blog. This is simple to make and comes together nicely in the food processor. It keeps well in the fridge for up to a week, so you can defiantly make this ahead and have it on hand for quick week night dinners. Simply boil some pasta and dinner is served.

Tip: Check out your local farmers market for fresh peppers.

Preparation Time: Approximately 30 Minutes

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Baked Sweet Potato Falafel with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce


Shelly at Vegetarian Ventures came up with this fantastic baked sweet potato falafel with cilantro yogurt recipe. This is a great recipe for summer time, when you want to keep things on the lighter side. It also makes a great lunch year round. A food processor make whipping up the cilantro yogurt sauce a breeze. This is a fantastic vegetarian recipe that puts an American twist on the classic falafel.

Tip: Make sure to keep plain Greek yogurt on hand for a variety of different sauces.

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

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Pan-Fried Onion Dip


This pan fried onion dip that Sarah, over at The Vanilla Bean Blog, made is so amazing. It is perfect for parties, pot lucks or just a quick snack to have on hand. This one is great, because it pleases both vegetarians and carnivores alike. It all comes together in the food processor in no time. Perfect for those days when you are pressed for time.

Tip: Add a bit of cayenne pepper for a spicier version of this dip.

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

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Vegetarian Tourtière


Courtney, over at the Fig Tree Blog posted this fabulous Vegetarian Tourtière. This is a classic Canadian dish that is to die for. Be warned, if you make this one for your family you will be making it often. The recipe combines veggie ground, potatoes and a variety of herbs and spices in a ramekin. It is then topped with a savory pastry pie crust.

Tip: Be sure to chill the pastry dough for 30 minutes

Preparation Time: 1 Hour

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Chickpea, Cauliflower + Old Bay Veggie Burgers W/ Vegan Cashew Lemon Mayo


Laura over at The First Mess posted this chickpea, cauliflower + Old Bay veggie burgers w/ vegan cashew lemon mayo recipe and we are giving it two thumbs up. The Old Bay flavor makes you feel like you are eating a burger on an ocean pier and the vegan cashew lemon mayo add a nice twist on the classic ketchup and mustard.

Tip: Make up your patties ahead of time and freeze or refrigerate until you are ready to use them

Preparation Time: Approximately 30 Minutes

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Double Chocolate Almond Butter Trail Cookies


The fabulous Ashlae, over at Oh’ Lady Cakes posted this double chocolate almond butter trail cookie recipe that is fantastic to make using a food processor. They are rich, crispy, healthy and overall a great snack or dessert. The almonds provide a fantastic crunch with just a hint of sweetness from the chocolate. These are perfect for packing for a long hike They also make a great addition to any lunch box.

Tip: Keep your food processor blades sharpened for chopping hard nuts.

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

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Pumpkin Puree Soup Recipe


Valentina wrote about this amazing pumpkin puree soup recipe in her blog, Hortus Cuisine. This simple pumpkin puree soup recipe is so easy to make, Your food processor practicals does all the work for you. There are a variety of ingredients that you can add to dress up the soup including lentils or rice. This classic pumpkin soup is perfect for chilly fall nights.

Tip: Check on the soup often to make sure that all of your liquid hasn’t evaporated.

Preparation Time: 60 Minutes

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Sweet Potato and Lentil Gnocchi From the Homemade Flour


Kathryn, over at the London Bakes Blog made this mouth watering, gluten free Sweet Potato and Lentil Gnocchi . We don’t have enough great things to say about it. The delicious sauce is made up of basil, garlig and pine nuts. It all blends up beautifully in the food processor. It can be difficult to find a good gnocchi recipe, but this one has the perfect taste and texture.

Tip: Be sure not to over cook the gnocchi

Preparation Time: 40 Minutes

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Round Twenty — Olive Oil Flatbread


Stephanie posted this fantastic round twenty olive oil flat bread recipe in her blog, Girl Versus Dough. The bread melts in your mouth and you will want to eat every bit of it right away. It makes a perfect side, but is also great to make flat bread pizza’s or sandwiches. It is nice and crisp and the flavor is spot on. With the help of the food processor this was very simple to make.

Tip: Oven temperatures vary, so make sure to keep an eye on this flat bread.

Preparation Time: 20-25 Minutes

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Hummus + Shakshuka + Design*Sponge


This creamy hummus topped with shakshuka recipe was provided by David & Luise in their blog, Green Kitchen Stories. This dish is perfect for breakfast or lunch. In Israel it is often made a a breakfast dish. Their creamy hummus is really some of the best we’ve ever made and the shakshuka is absolutely fantastic. The food processor does most of the work for the hummus, and the rest is very easy. You will fell like you have traveled to a far away land when you eat this dish.

Tip: Make sure to puree your chick peas until they are nice and smooth.

Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

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Pumpkin Seed Pesto


This pumpkin seed pesto recipe is brought to you by Heather at Flourishing Foodie. She really hit the nail on the head with this one. This pesto is packed full of fall flavors and is super nutritious as well. Pesto is great to have on hand for a quick snack with crusty bread or to use in recipes. Did you know that you can freeze pesto as well? Although when we made this one there wasn’t any leftover to freeze!

Tip: Double the recipe and freeze the leftovers.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

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Lentil Rice Veggie Loaf


Ashley over at, Edible Perspective created this amazing lintel rice veggie loaf recipe and we have to say, she did a fantastic job. This meatless veggie loaf is packed full of flavor and nutrition. You’ll want to have your food processor handy for this one, because it just makes chopping all the herbs and veggies easier. Prepare to awaken your taste buds with this flavorful vegetarian veggie loaf.

Tip: Use your coffee grinder to grind dried rosemary.

Preparation Time: 60-70 Minutes

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Chocolate Truffle Tart


Annie, created this incredible chocolate truffle tart recipe. This tart is absolutely heavenly. It will be such a hit with your family that we guarantee there will not be any leftovers. It is perfect for celebrations, parties, or just because. Use your food processor to create this delicious chocolate tart shell, and then add the divine chocolate filling. Your family, friend and belly will thank you!

Tip: Do not substitute the heavy cream for milk. The cream is what gives this tart it’s amazingly creamy consistency.

Preparation Time: 60-80 Minutes

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