Tia Mowry's Best Recipes

Get Tia's favorite recipes, including kid-friendly favorites, girls' night cocktails and grown-up date night indulgences.

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Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

Two surprising ingredients — spinach and milk-soaked oats — bulk up these healthy meatballs for one of Tia's son Cree's favorite meals.

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

Herb Parmesan Popcorn

Once you pop, the fun don't stop. You'll never go back to the boring microwave bag once you try this herbs de Provence-and-Parmesan-dusted buttery popcorn.

Get the Recipe: Herb Parmesan Popcorn

Fried Chicken and Bacon Waffles

Take chicken and waffles to the next level by mixing bacon into the batter for a surprisingly salty crunch.

Get the Recipe: Fried Chicken and Bacon Waffles

Pear-Rosemary Bellini

A little sweet and a little savory, pear and rosemary put a refreshing, earthy new twist on the fizzy brunch cocktail.

Get the Recipe: Pear-Rosemary Bellini

Fettuccine Alfredo with Steamed Broccoli and Grilled Chicken

Tia adds cauliflower to her Alfredo sauce, which not only slips in another vegetable but reduces the amount of cream and cheese as well.

Get the Recipe: Fettuccine Alfredo with Steamed Broccoli and Grilled Chicken

Roasted Garlic Hummus

Once you make your own hummus and pita chips, there's no going back to the store-bought stuff. Tia flavors her chickpea puree with soft and almost sweet roasted garlic.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Garlic Hummus

Lamb Burgers

Spice up your weeknight routine with tender grilled lamb burgers accented with cumin, mint and spicy mustard.

Get the Recipe: Lamb Burgers

Zucchini Fries

Use zucchini as a fry alternative to accompany your burgers. Homemade ranch is a cinch to whip up, flavored with chives, a pinch of celery salt and plenty of dill.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Zucchini Fries with Buttermilk Ranch Dipping Sauce

Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries

What does this chocolate mousse have in common with your favorite breakfast food? They both are packed with avocado. Don't worry — the cacao powder, agave nectar, molasses and almond extract make sure your dessert doesn't taste like a toast topping.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Mousse with Raspberries

Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

A smoky-sweet combination of cinnamon and chili powder will perk up your taste buds in this satisfying (and healthy) craving-buster.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges

Mac and Cheese Muffins

The bright orange color comes from hearty butternut squash instead of processed cheese for this fun macaroni-and-cheese recipe that is perfect for kids and adults alike.

Get the Recipe: Mac and Cheese Muffins

Tia's BLT Sandwich

Tia elevates the classic sandwich with a spicy-sweet bacon, herb mayo, avocado and a crusty ciabatta roll.

Get the Recipe: Tia's BLT Sandwich

Red Wine Sangria

Tia's sangria gets a tropical flair from pineapple juice, but also includes classic ingredients like brandy, peaches, plums and limes.

Get the Recipe: Red Wine Sangria

Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted beets pair beautifully with slightly bitter baby kale, tangy goat cheese and a citrus-mustard vinaigrette. Toasted chopped hazelnuts and roasted hazelnut oil tie the dish together.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Beet Salad

Chicken Parmesan Sticks

There is no need to break out forks and knives during a pajama party, so Tia created a bite-size version of chicken Parmesan to chow down on during movie night.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Sticks

Roasted Broccoli

So, this is how you get kids to like broccoli.

 

Get the Recipe: Roasted Broccoli

Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Classic Italian flavors like parsley, Parmesan, garlic and mild sausage mixed with cream cheese and breadcrumbs make a quick and easy filling for cremini mushroom caps.

Get the Recipe: Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Asparagus with Bacon and Feta

It's easy to eat your vegetables when they're sprinkled with tangy feta cheese and salty, crisp bacon.

Get the Recipe: Asparagus with Bacon and Feta

Charred Orange Margarita

This margarita's special twist comes from giving the orange a quick char on the grill, and then mixing it with tequila and lemon and lime juices for a tart cocktail.

Get the Recipe: Charred Orange Margarita

Fried Egg, Avocado and Brie Panini with Jalapeno Chimichurri

Upgrade the standard breakfast sandwich by griddling it like a grilled cheese with melted Brie, creamy avocado and a spicy, garlicky jalapeno chimichurri sauce.

Get the Recipe: Fried Egg, Avocado and Brie Panini with Jalapeno Chimichurri

Oatmeal Marshmallow Whoopie Pies

This homemade version of the childhood lunchbox staple gets an upgrade from a drizzle of chocolate, complementing the cookies' warm cinnamon and nutmeg flavors.

Get the Recipe: Oatmeal Marshmallow Whoopie Pies

Snap Pea and Radish Salad

Sweet peas and tangy radishes are tossed with zesty lemon-shallot vinaigrette and salty feta cheese for a quick and flavorful salad.

Get the Recipe: Snap Pea and Radish Salad

Strawberry Cheesecake Milk Shake

This milk shake has cream cheese and three kinds of strawberries inside — fresh strawberries, strawberry jam and strawberry ice cream. The only thing missing from the cheesecake-inspired drink is a graham cracker crust.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Milkshake

Grilled Lollipop Lamb Chops

Tender lamb caramelized with agave nectar is a staple for Tia's date nights, and you can steal it for your own now.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Lollipop Lamb Chops

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Ease your guilt with a baked rendition of the popular bar appetizer. These bacon-wrapped poppers are just a little less bad for you than the deep-fried version. 

Get the Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Almond Butter Brownies

You'll never guess the secret ingredient in these decadent, fudgy brownies: pureed prunes. The fruit gives an unexpected depth of flavor, and a sprinkling of coarse sea salt on top balances out the sweetness.

Get the Recipe: Almond Butter Brownies

Arugula Salad with Candied Sunflower Seeds and Strawberry Vinaigrette

Pump up your salad with strawberry jam and Sriracha dressing. You'll be surprised by how well crunchy candied sunflower seeds stand in for croutons.

Get the Recipe: Arugula Salad with Candied Sunflower Seeds and Strawberry Vinaigrette

Banana Pancakes with Blistered Berries

With oats, honey, cinnamon and vanilla packed inside the batter, these pancakes end up tasting a lot like cupcakes. Eat 'em by the stack.

Get the Recipe: Banana Pancakes with Blistered Berries

Grilled Beef-Wrapped Asparagus

Ditch the takeout menu for beef skewers that use asparagus instead of sticks on top of Sushi-Style Quinoa, flavored with rice wine vinegar and mirin.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Beef-Wrapped Asparagus

Collard Greens

Even though this recipe takes more than two hours, the slow-simmered, flavorful greens are worth the wait. You have to stir only every 20 minutes or so, which gives you an excuse to queue up Netflix while you cook.

Get the Recipe: Collard Greens

Caramelized Banana Split Sundae

Once you make your own hot fudge sauce, there's no turning back. Instead of drizzling it over your sundae, use it as a bed on the plate to keep the caramelized bananas from moving around when you top them with ice cream.

Get the Recipe: Caramelized Banana Split Sundae

Tia's Shrimp and Grits

Tia and her husband, Cory, had a cook-off to see who could master date night food, and her Old Bay-spiced shrimp and creamy grits could win anyone's heart.

Get the Recipe: Tia's Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp Scampi with Cherry Tomatoes

Cory used his garlicky shrimp scampi recipe in their cook-off, adding cherry tomatoes for a juicy, fresh finish.

Get the Recipe: Shrimp Scampi with Cherry Tomatoes

Green Salad with Tangerines and Pomegranate Seeds

This double-crunch salad is packed with walnuts, pomegranate seeds and sweet tangerine segments.

Get the Recipe: Green Salad with Tangerines and Pomegranate Seeds

Caprese Salad Skewers

Ditch forks and bowls, and skewer fresh mozzarella, grape tomatoes, basil and croutons for a portable salad.

Get the Recipe: Caprese Salad Skewers

Greek-Style Frittata

All of the ultimate Greek flavors — spinach, grape tomatoes, feta — are cooked into this frittata, creating your favorite new easy breakfast.

Get the Recipe: Greek-Style Frittata

Raspberry Cosmo

When Tia hosts girls' nights in, she serves her signature cocktail. Carrie's favorite drink from Sex and the City gets a twist with a shot of raspberry liquor.

Get the Recipe: Raspberry Cosmo

Herbes de Provence Turkey

Transport yourself to the French countryside with the flavors of herbes de Provence. The spices coat juicy turkey for Thanksgiving — or, really, anytime of year.

Get the Recipe: Herbes de Provence Turkey

Banana Chocolate Almond Milkless Milkshake

Not only is there no real milk in this milkshake, but there's no ice cream either! Frozen bananas and almond milk blend up with cocoa powder for a nondairy, kid-friendly treat.

Get the Recipe: Banana Chocolate Almond Milk-less Milkshake

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Crispy Kale Chips

If you start off your morning with an egg-topped kale-and-quinoa breakfast bowl, you may be able to take over the world.

Get the Recipe: Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Crispy Kale Chips

Pineapple Tarts

Get the flavors of a pineapple upside-down cake with half the work. Tia's shortcuts include store-bought puff pastry and caramel sauce.

Get the Recipe: Pineapple Tarts

Brown Butter Green Beans with Hazelnuts

Browning butter gives it warm, toasty and nutty flavors that complement chunks of hazelnuts and snappy green beans.

Get the Recipe: Brown Butter Green Beans with Hazelnuts

Slow-Cooker Lentil-Beef Stew

Warm up from the inside out without breaking a sweat — the slow cooker does all the work of cooking this beef stew for you.

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Lentil-Beef Stew

Chocolate-Hazelnut Crispy Rice Bars

Your favorite childhood lunchbox snack gets a serious upgrade with chocolate-hazelnut spread and marshmallow fluff sandwiched inside two sheets of crispy rice bars. 

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Hazelnut Crispy Rice Bars

Green Juice

Make your own green juice at home that tastes more like fruit than veggies. All you need is pineapple, spinach, celery, cucumber, fresh ginger, parsley and lime.

Get the Recipe: Green Juice

Cornish Hen

Change up your game with Cornish hens instead of chickens at your next roast dinner.

Get the Recipe: Cornish Hen

Grilled Corn Salad with Tomatoes and Croutons

When fresh corn is in season, shuck ears, grill them to a charred, slightly crisp finish and mix the kernels with tomatoes, greens and a tart white-wine vinaigrette.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Corn Salad with Tomatoes and Croutons

Meringue Thumbprint Cookies

These cookies don't have any eggs in them — chickpea brine whipped with sugar makes a fluffy meringue, ready to be filled with jam.

Get the Recipe: Meringue Thumbprint Cookies

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