Pulled Pork Walking Tacos

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First, I need to get something out of the way. Isn’t my boy adorable? Look at those eyes. That face. That smile. This boy melts my heart. Now, let’s talk about what he’s holding in his hands that’s causing that smile.

It’s that GO GO GO GO time of year.  Everything from buds on trees to school schedules is running at breakneck speed toward an explosion of greenery and excitement. Snow has melted here and whether it stays that way remains to be seen, we ARE in New York State after all. The kids, however, are busy puddle jumping, creek stomping, tree climbing, and biking like it’s their job. I suppose it is.

Busy days and activity filled evenings are the standing order. Sometimes you just gotta meet the challenge with a walking taco.

Right about now, there’s a big part of the Central U.S. saying, “You betcha!” and quite a few other folks scratching their heads. A Walking Taco, as I have known it, is a snack sized bag of Fritos (!) or Doritos (?) that is sliced open down the side and piled high with taco toppings.

Yes, you must slice it down the side instead of popping it open in the usual way. Observe my hand model with the filthy-playing-outside-all-day nails.

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Why do it this way? Well, it’s for fittin’ in all the stuff, of course. Just look at this spread.

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This standard of high school football, baseball, softball, and soccer games, wrestling matches, and community fundraisers is popular both for its ease of preparation and for the lack of additional serviceware needed for it. The chip bag forms the bowl, you pile in all the toppings that you possibly can and a plastic spoon or fork is all you really need to deliver the goods where they’re intended to go.

Since by this point you probably know I’m more than a little fixated on pulled pork (see examples here, here, here, and here) and I’ve waxed on and on about making a ridiculously inexpensive huge amount of pulled pork to keep in the freezer (examples here and here) I’ll spare you that harangue this time around. I’m going to go ahead and assume you have a stash in your freezer or have plans to make some soon. If you don’t, I’m pretty sure you’re aware you can make it easily ~or~ you have a source for purchasing pre-made pulled pork. Any which way you shred that pork shoulder, a Pulled Pork Walking Taco is sure to make your entire crew gleeful.

Heck. It makes ME gleeful. You know how I feel about Fritos.

Can a meal get easier than this? Well, sure… if you call someone to deliver it, but even with the bagged chips, I’m thinking you’re still ahead when you make this at home. With a little creative insulated packaging, you could even take this on a day excursion or a trip to the park for a fast dinner.

What’s your favourite fast meal? Have you indulged in Walking Tacos?



P.S. Here’s a free pro Walking Tacos tip; after you open your bag of chips, but before you start piling in the goodies, slightly crush the chips. This helps them to mix into whatever you add in the bag a little more easily.

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Pulled Pork Walking Tacos
This is a Midwestern and Central US classic gussied up a bit; Fritos or Doritos in a snack-sized bag topped with Pulled Pork, sour cream, salsa, fresh cilantro, avocado cubes and whatever else your heart desires. These fun, portable meals please kids of all ages and make clean-up beyond snappy!
For Each Walking Taco:
Optional Toppings:
  • Shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • salsa
  • chopped tomatoes
  • chopped black olives
  • chopped avocados
  • guacamole
  • barbecue sauce
  • hot sauce
  1. Slice the bag of chips open along the side rather than the top. Slightly crush the bag to break up the chips a little bit. Pile the pulled pork in and add as many toppings as you'd like. Pop a fork in there and eat immediately!

Giveaway Closed: Congratulations to Jennifer (comment beginning: “Other than fresh bread…”)! Check your email for information on your prize package!

P.P.S. About a month ago, I was invited to take part in a Kitchen Conversations webinar discussing trends in food that was put on by Land O’Lakes. Given my past work with Land O’Lakes, I was thrilled to say yes.


The webinar featured top bloggers Ree Drummond a.k.a. The Pioneer Woman, Julie Deily of The Little Kitchen, Sommer Collier of A Spicy Perspective, Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod, and Brenda Score of A Farmgirl Dabbles. I have to tell you that each of these women is a wizard with butter and nobody does butter better than Land O’Lakes. You should most definitely click on over to their sites and look at the drool-inducing butter-centric recipes they created for the Kitchen Conversations push. I’m just going to say “Butter Chicken Sliders“, “Beef Bahn Mi“, “Meatball Tortilla Soup“, “Garlic Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn“and “Curried Cauliflower with Israeli Couscous and Grains“. Are you drooling yet? I was so hungry by the time our Kitchen Conversation was done. Don’t go until you’ve entered the giveaway, though… Wait ’til you see what Land O’Lakes has in store for you!

As a thank you for a stimulating discussion on what foods are on the rise in popularity this year, Land O’Lakes sent me a gift package to review and will send an identical package to one of you, my readers. Wanna see what’s in it? Of course you do!


The giveaway includes:

-one BEAUTIFUL and seriously serious Le Creuset enamelware sauté and frying pan.

-THREE gorgeous kitchen items from Anthropologie

-one full-value coupon for any Land O Lakes® Butter Half Sticks

-one full-value coupon for Sauté Express® Sauté Starter which includes butter, olive oil and herbs or spices.

How to Enter:

This doesn’t get much easier. Just leave a comment here on the blog telling me what your absolute all-time favourite dish is that’s made with butter! That’s it! The winner will be announced on this post on Friday, April 12, 2013. Good luck everyone!

Disclosure: Land O’Lakes sent me a gift package as a thank you for participating in the webinar and is sponsoring the giveaway of an identical gift package to one Foodie with Family reader. This contest is only open to U.S. Residents. Sorry, international friends! All opinions remain my own.



  1. Dina says

    Ditto the mashed potatoes! But I really love a warm thick piece of toast with good melty butter slathered on it!

  2. Kim says

    I love to make shortbread cookies – no way you could ever make those with margarine . . . butter all the way!

  3. Claire Wiltsie says

    My husband’s homemade garlic bread made with roasted garlic mixed with softened butter and toasted in the oven.

  4. Jennifer says

    I love making vanilla Chai cupcakes with a chai spiced buttercream (recipe from novice chef). Using real butter in the buttercream is a must for a creamy decadent icing. Also I love this post! Very clever idea that I’d never heard of.

  5. Dolcidebi says

    Ricotta gnocchi with browned sage butter. Nothing but butter gives that fantastic nutty sweet flavor!

  6. says

    Toast! You can find a reasonable substitute for butter in most situations but toast just wouldn’t be the same… hot sourdough toast and butter with a mug of tea…

    Great blog!

  7. Betsy says

    I use butter all the time. My favorite is probably my bread recipe (4 loaves every week). And then, because I’m the cook, I get to slice off a warm heal, spread it with sweet butter and add a sprinkle of kosher salt…heaven!

  8. Lindsay H. says

    So many things to pick from but my favorite right now is a drop biscuit (Carla Hall’s recipe from The Chew) that goes on top of a skillet chicken pot pie…so moist and fluffy!

  9. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) says

    omg…my mind is racing….but i have to say homemade Momofuku Corn Cookies or Crack Pie.

  10. MaryAnne Williams says

    My favorite thing made with real butter is the last dish I made with real butter. Seriously! I was going to say homemade croutons, then thought about mashed potatoes, and THEN remembered the pie I made yesterday that had butter in the crust and in the pie mixture!

  11. Karen says

    Made with butter? Soft butter slathered on a big hunk of freshly baked bread (preferable a honey challah bread that I now claim as my own, but was a KAF recipe.)

  12. says

    I’m thinking a nice steak & mushrooms prepared in butter in hot cast iron skillet. Maybe a little blue cheese compound butter to serve on the steak.

  13. Jen says

    Shrimp Paesano sauce. It’s from a restaurant in San Antonio, and is basically a beurre blanc with lots of garlic. With crispy shrimp, it’s divine!!

  14. erin says

    butta makes everything betta! in the savory dept, i’ll go with roasted garlic butter spread on cheddar biscuits.

  15. Jeffrey says

    A new love of mine, browned butter chocolate chip pecan cookies! Some would argue that its not a dish and I would have to wholeheartedly agree because I have turned it into a meal on many occasions!

  16. Sharon S says

    Mashed potatoes with LOTS of butter and salt and pepper. YUM! I could eat the whole bowl (and definitely would if I didn’t have a couple of pairs of eyes watching me…)

  17. LoriC says

    I love the olive oil and sea salt butter! I make a great wonderful pasta sauce with lemon and garlic using the olive oil and sea salt butter. I crave it!

  18. CathyR says

    First off my entry. Pesto or sautéed wild mushrooms they both neeeeed butter. Next. I’ve lives on the west coast my entire life. Why do we not have walking tacos at games??? As a mom who has worked many many snack bar shifts and team feeds ( we have 4 mostly grown sons) can I just say this is genius?

  19. says

    Loving all things pastry…I’d have to say croissants or brioche. Can’t make it real without butter. And of course what better to spread on it when fresh from the oven? More butter! Thanks Rebecca!

  20. Laura says

    My family has a hot punch recipe that we make at Thanksgiving – it has the typical cinnamon, cloves, apple juice, cranberry juice, and orange slices, but we top it off with a pat of butter in each mug. Sounds a little weird but its really good! And maybe our family is just a little weird too 😉

    by the way I love your blog! I been following it recently and have started washing my hair conditioner only thanks to you.

  21. Michelle B says

    Homemade shortbread cookies–no wait!—herb butters on anything—no wait!—Scampi with butter and olve oil! Dang….just one! NO Way!

  22. Alyssa says

    I make a chocolate covered matzo which is a stick of butter, cup of sugar melted and poured on top of the crackers and then after a few minutes in the oven, covered with chocolate chips. YUM!

  23. Kelly says

    This is a hard one, since I love baking with butter! But I think my most recent use of butter is in frying eggs. Oils and other substitutes just don’t have the same effect!

  24. says

    I’m a purist, so my absolute favorite dish with butter isn’t a dish at all, it’s a good hearty loaf of bread and sweet butter. Especially the crust. Honestly, I could eat it day and night. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  25. Rachel says

    Mmmmm! Butter tarts, buttered bread, butter on pancakes, butter on fresh green beans, shortbread cookies, butterscotch pudding, anything with caramel…I could go on. I’m currently dairy free so the list of things I crave is long!

  26. deborah says

    It is hard to think of just one thing; but I will go with my mother’s fresh cherry pudding. It is hard to beat that. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  27. Carol says

    I am a dairy farmers daughter and I love butter! Literally butter makes everything taste better. My favourite dish with butter is homemade perogies topped with sautéed onions fried in butter. They go hand in hand.

  28. Ronnie Condron says

    I love to use my butter, mix with herbs and stuff under the skin of my chicken and then bake! Yum!!!

  29. posie says

    Does a crusty-on-the-outside, warm-and-soft-on-the-inside bread smeared with a generous portion of butter count? It’s not a “dish” but it can’t get any better than this simple, delicious-ness.

  30. Michelle L says

    Sometimes it seems like everything I cook is made with butter. So hard to choose one thing. Maybe caramelized onions…

  31. Hilary says

    Shrimp Scampi over noodles would have to be my favorite recipe with butter! Freshly made bread with a smear of butter would be up there too!

  32. Yvette Novak says

    I would have to say my favorite recipe with butter is my recipe for Cut Out
    Cookies. I originally got the recipe from our kids’ preschool teacher years ago. It makes the best dough (alot of butter), it rolls perfectly, never sticks, and it doesn’t matter how many times little hands pat and re-roll it…it doesn’t get tough!

  33. Kathy S. says

    Dark Chocolate Buttercrunch, a.k.a. Almond Roca, is my absolute, all time favorite sweet and is made with lots of butter! To die for!

  34. Pam Voelkel says

    I love to fried potatoes in butter and olive oil with a grinder blend of garlic and sea salt I found at Sam’s Club. Of course though, I have been craving my mothers apple dumplings with lots of butter and brown sugar on them. I agree it is hard to choose just one when everything is better with BUTTER!

    PS. I love that you are a huge fan of pulled pork.

  35. Joan Wissert says

    Wonderful, tender scones for my family, my students and by request for bake sales! I have to find ways to share or they would be applied to my hips!

  36. suez says

    Favorite? Hmmm…any kind of pasta, rice or potatoes with loads of butter…but one, only one? Shoot, I’ll say pasta, with garlic, herbs, Parmesan, tons of butter. Burp.

  37. Chris K says

    We eat more than our share of phyllo around here, and phyllo means lots and lots of butter (and happy eaters). For a favorite main dish, it has to be bastilla (Moroccan chicken pie, made it for dinner last night) or for dessert, baklava, natch. This year, I started making baklava with chocolate, and it was a huge success.

  38. Cathy says

    Our family loves Garlic Breadsticks. They are made baking 4 packages of pre-made breadsticks (found by the salad dressing in the store) with some garlic juice, garlic salt and a whole pound of butter. The breadsticks brown as they bake and then absorb the butter when you let them cool. YUM!

  39. Clare says

    Hard choice, but I narrowed it down to two! Pecan Pie (our family recipe calls for a whole stick of butter) and a cookie recipe my family makes called Chocolate Halfways. Somewhere along the way the chocolate got dropped from the recipe so they are basically butter cookies – thin and crisp. We usually ice them with a powdered sugar icing. YUMMY!!

  40. jess says

    All of the food up above is making me salivate! But I would have to say that real Irish shortbread is my favorite. And if we can make it a little over-the-top, say, with toffee pieces or chocolate chips, then it is even better. It is the only time that I buy Irish butter at the store. Just for shortbread.

  41. Sunny Rogers says

    DUMP CAKE! Any kind of dump cake ever! It’s the easiest thing in the world and always so delicious. Such wonderfulness could never exist with those few (a ton?) pats of butter!

    P.S. I’m a nanny and have seen lots of kids and that is one cute boy! :) and I bet he can cook! Sheeh, watch out ladies!

  42. Ann says

    Being a simple kinda gal, I’m good with some browned butter, fresh herbs and cheese on pasta with a side of homemade bread slathered in butter. Life doesn’t get much better than that!

  43. says

    There are so many delicious recipes to chose from that use butter, but my favorite would be fettuccine Alfredo…something everyone in my family devours. As a mother, it can be discouraging to cook meals only to hear groans from my children…but Alfredo sauce is sure to bring smiles instead!

  44. Lauren says

    I love love love homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I make them for my kids all the time, and I always eat way too many. 😉

  45. Emily says

    Chocolate chip cookies. Predictable but can’t-live-without. (Incidentally, I buy Land o’ Lakes over the store brand all of the time. Big difference.)

  46. Meghan says

    My mom’s Thanksgiving stuffing is made with three sticks of butter! It’s absolutely the best thing in the world.

  47. Laura says

    I love buttercream frosting, so my favorite butter-related food has to be a cupcake topped with a generous heap of buttercream frosting!

  48. Theresa A from Tulsa says

    Sauteed mushrooms….. One stick butter, 2 cloves of garlic chopped, 1 lb mushrooms, 1/4 c Worcestershire, 1/4 c Cabernet Sauvignon wine. Melt butter with garlic, add mushrooms, reduce all liquid until butter again, add Worcestershire, reduce back to butter, add wine and reduce to butter and eat….Yum!!! I usually double or quadruple the recipe.

  49. says

    I’m kind of in love with Pasta with Myzithra Cheese and Browned Butter. Anything with Browned Butter makes my heart go pitter-pat!

  50. marilyn says

    pork piccata…I am serving for company tonight. I quick fry thin flour coated pork loin in lots of butter, deglaze pan with wine and broth and lemon and capers and cook down, add more butter and a little splash of cream at the end. So easy, delicious and impressive enough for guests.

  51. Sandy says

    I just don’t think you can beat a good batch of mashed potatoes loaded with butter in and on top. Comfort in a bowl…~~sigh~~

  52. Karen B says

    Cube Steak….fried in butter is pure heaven. I wish I could eat it all the time….alas I can not but when I do it’s buttery yummy at it’s best!

  53. Lisa says

    Mac & cheese. You *have* to use butter. If you cheat and use any other “healthy” options it just doesn’t taste the same.

  54. Judy in CA says

    Just last night I made Pioneer Woman’s Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs (uses a butter sauce)… Hubby went wild for it!! BUT — my two favorite things with butter are lobster with drawn butter, or good old corn on the cob. YUM!!

  55. Rachel says

    What don’t I make with butter. My current favorite is lemon curd. But seriously, there’s nothing better than fresh bread slathered with butter!

  56. Brie says

    Favorite butter dish- hard to pick just one! I like butter in everything! I guess if I had to pick, it would be fresh bread with a slather of butter. Yum!

  57. KB says

    ONE favorite? Does buttercream count? Haha, no, I’d probably have to say my mom’s homemade French baguette with a thick smear of softened sweet cream butter. Yummmm.

  58. says

    Hmmm. When it comes to butter I am kinda of like Paula Dean, LOL! When I was a kid I would eat butter sandwiches for lunch, no joke. If I have to pick one favorite disch with butter it would be chicken francaise……over pasta…..with lots of vegetables.

  59. says

    My all time favorite would have to be gooey butter cake! :) Not sure if that’s made everywhere, but it’s a big hit here in Missouri.

  60. Lisa says

    A whole steamed lobster, butter for dipping would have to be the all time favorite, or any seafood, shrimp, scallops; but I have to agree with so many others that anything is better with butter, corned beef hash, venison backstrap, liver and onions, shortbread…..

  61. Carrie Helen says

    Honestly, it’s gotta be French toast, which my family eats for breakfast each weekend–my first step is to melt a chunk of butter in my frying pan!

  62. says

    There are so many delicious things to make with butter… This is a hard one.. Okay, I think my favorite is strawberry poptart scones. Most amazing scone that ever went in my belly. Good work butter.

  63. Brittany says

    Lemon Butter Pasta with all sorts of yummy veggies… but honestly I love butter. I put it in most everything.

  64. Katie kitchen says

    Bullseye (egg in a hole) for my husband…and dad…and occasionally me! Of course cookies, coffee cakes, and pancakes all are a very close second.

  65. Abby says

    My favorite is fresh, warm, homemade white bread and butter with lots of grainy honey that has crystallized!

  66. Sherry says

    I honestly try not to use butter nowadays but one thing I absolutely MUST have butter on is popcorn! And I don’t mean that tasteless movie stuff. Melt the stick and pour it on! And when you get near the end of your bowl, be sure to rub the popcorn in any that happened to drain to the bottom!

  67. says

    This was a hard one because I love butter in everything! HOWEVER, these mushrooms are the best:
    Melt a stick of butter, dump in a half bottle of red wine, some garlic, and your favorite in-season fresh herb. Add two (or three) boxes of mixed mushrooms and simmer all day.

  68. Katie W says

    Honey butter! On anything. Maybe even in the frito chip taco? ;). Thanks for the ridiculously easy and fun taco recipe. I am going to add it to my list of “no dish washing required” camping dinners.

  69. Becky says

    I’m a simple kind of gal, either homemade bread straight out of the oven or chocolate chip cookies. Yummo.

  70. kate says

    Favorite recipe with butter? Don’t all recipes have butter? Hmm. I just had some fantastic Puff Loaf with homemade raspberry jam. Yum.

  71. Emily says

    Butter smeared over warm fresh-from-the-oven bread with a little bit of honey. Doesn’t get much better than that!

  72. umar ghuman says

    For me a favorite dish made with butter would have to be one in which the butter SHINES and becomes the star of the whole show. I like to slowly melt butter in a heavy sauce pan and watch as it begins to blush at the constant attention its being given. Just when the blush turns into the color of love (or money whichever you prefer); which is a smidge darker than gold, I turn off the heat and add a couple of fresh leaves of basil. They crackle with indignation and then sullenly (and wiltingly) accept becoming second sisters to butter. A good pinch of salt, a fairie sprinkling of pepper and I have a brown butter sauce. This sauce is lovely with anything! My favorite way is to make it into a dress for some plain (but gorgeously plump and soft-as-a-cloud) gnocchi. Suddenly the gnocchi come alive, and all you taste is what butter would taste like if it were a cloud that has seen the green of springtime.

  73. Jennifer says

    Other than fresh bread with a thick slathering of butter, I’d have to to say buttermilk biscuits are my favorite food made with butter. How about a warm buttermilk biscuit slathered in butter? mmmmmm

  74. Anne Weber-Falk says

    Ummm, can I say everything? Everything is my favorite with butter on it. How about some cinnamon sugar toast in the morning. For lunch a baked sweet potato with butter and broccoli. How about some buttered noodles and steamed vegs with some sauted in butter and olive oil chicken strips to top. Yum!

  75. MomToOne says

    Pretty much anything made with butter. But best is fresh hot bread with some yummy land o lakes salted butter. I love their half sticks, so smart!

  76. Michelle Mallett says

    Every Christmas I make a Belgium waffle cookie called a gauflette, this is a recipe my Grandfather made each year and now I carry on the tradition. The recipe is pretty simple, with butter the main ingredient. The baking in the waffle iron is time consuming, I can only make 4 at a time. I only give these to family and friends that appreciate the hard work! hehe

  77. Carol Nelson says

    A grilled cheese sandwich…but not just ANY grilled cheese sandwich. It’s a buttery, cheesy delight filled with oven-roasted mushrooms and onions, and smoked Gouda cheese. Think I just decided what I’m having for dinner…

  78. Margaret says

    Pound cake..macerated berries…whipped cream. Is it July yet? I want some good midwestern strawberries!

    Also, I love the half sticks, but there is no need for those when making POUND cake!

  79. Mona says

    My favorite? Our family’s recipe for traditional Austrian Vanillekipferl cookies (hazelnut shortbread). I always use Land O’ Lakes butter!

  80. Jeasi Bevis says

    Shortbread. Butter salt flour vanilla… Doesn’t get better than that :)

    Fun give away stuff!! Hope I win!

  81. Jeasi Bevis says

    Shortbread. Butter salt flour vanilla… Doesn’t get better than that :) Fun give away stuff!! Hope I win!

  82. JoeyB says

    I love your Blog! Brown butter sage sauce over gnocchi is my favorite. Although I use butter all the time. I just discovered the Sauce Express cubes and used one for dinner last night. It made a great pan sauce!!

  83. Leslie says

    My favorite food involving butter is currently cookies with browned butter. My all time favorite is browned butter pecan shortbread.

  84. Carol B says

    Is there anything that doesn’t taste great if it is made with butter? I think not! I love butter. What about a fresh ear of corn with butter slathered on it. Yum! A piece of toast with butter slathered on it. Yum! A freshly baked popover right out of the oven with butter and peanut butter slathered inside it. Yum! I could go on and on. Happy Wednesday!

  85. Kristen Loeb says

    Well…I follow the Julia Child’s school of thought that anything is better with butter! My favorite might have to be shortbread cookies.

  86. Lauralli says

    BBQ shrimp–not really what you are envisioning. Made with lots of butter, garlic, worcestershire sauce served with crusty french bread to sop up the delicious sauce! And, I just have to make a comment about your Walking Tacos. They are what we in the deep south call Frito Pie. Usually it is chili poured down into the bag and grated cheddar cheese sprinkled on top. I’m going to have to rethink that now, though!

  87. Stephanie says

    Gooey Butter Cake! I had it for the first time a few years ago in St. Louis, MO. Love at first bite for this Michigan girl!

  88. Ashley M says

    Oh my…how do you pick just one thing?!? Maybe I’ll go simple and just say fresh, hot bread from the oven slathered with melty butter. Mmmmm….

  89. Deitan says

    Well, as far as I see it anything made with butter is fantastic and bread is just an excuse to eat butter….Preferred just by its plain old marvelous self ice cold and sliver thin 😉

  90. Tammy Hixon says

    My grandmother’s homemade bread, hot from the oven, slathered with buttery deliciousness. Her bread can not be duplicated. How I miss it, and her.

  91. theliz says

    Other than plain butter on fresh bread, homemade boursin cheese, or mushroom pate, or…… you get the idea! Thanks for the opportunity!

  92. Peg Eisenhardt says

    Favorite butter recipe; butter dips. A biscuit like breadstick that is rolled in butter and baked baked until goldenh brown.

  93. Shyla says

    I once read in a gardening book that new potatoes and green onions cooked together was an excellent way to eat butter! I have wholeheartedly embraced that quote.

  94. says

    I could wax on about butter for a long time. Definitely bread wouldn’t be bread without butter. And corn on the cob would not be the same. And mushrooms sauteed in oil. Well, not my fave. Grilled cheese without butter? Buttered noodles and cheese. Cookies with margarine? I love butter.

  95. Katy Hunt says

    I love anything. ANYTHING. With butter as the star. Buttercream frosting, browned butter sauces (or cookies! They’re wonderful!), pasta with butter… Butter with butter…

  96. sara says

    My favorite is toast with salted butter. Boring, I know. I made Indian Butter Chicken last night and it was delish. More interesting than toast too.

  97. Tracy Hunt says

    Definitely my homemade caramel……only a good butter can truly put it over the top and make people just sit back and say, “WOW” because it’s THAT good :)

  98. Toria says

    Roasted green beans with butter-toasted almonds. You must, of course, pour the browned butter over the top of the beans too. It wouldn’t do to waste it!

  99. rod jackson says

    My grandma’s sugar cookie recipe has butter and sour cream Rod Jackson
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

  100. Jp fields says

    Well it may not be made with butter but what can be better then fresh, hot Stone Crab Claws dipped in glorious melted butter.

  101. Collett says

    Garlic spaghetti is my favorite recipe that uses butter. A whole stick of butter. Now I try to avoid using a lot of butter for obvious health reasons but with this recipe you CANNOT substitute. I tried and failed. It calls got crushed tomatoes, garlic simmered in olive oil and 1 stick of butter. Once your dine with the sauce and add the pasta you’ll never go back to plain marinara sauce again!

  102. beth says

    freshly baked brown sugar shortbread cookies. or – straight-up melted butter on lobster. could go either way, depending on sweet or savory. :)

  103. Deanna says

    I love a nice buttery pound cake, and veal or chicken french in that lovely butter-white wine sauce is soooo very good! Strangely enough, my all time favorite buttery recipe is for a vanilla buttercream frosting that is oh, so creamy and buttery but not terribly sweet. I found it in a 40 year old cookbook and it is my go-to basic frosting recipe.

  104. Virginia says

    I really want to enter this but I can’t decide what my favorite “butter” recipe is. I love Buttery Caramel Popcorn, and my grandmother’s Scottish Shortbread and Ina Garten’s Outrageous Brownies….the list goes on. I use butter all the time and it makes a big difference in my baking success!

  105. Yasmin says

    Mmm, butter! I love salted butter on a crusty baguette. My favorite thing to make with butter has to be fluffy, homemade biscuits!

  106. Naomi says

    I absolutely love butter!!! I won’t cook without it, which is why it’s hard to choose one thing I love. However recently I did make up some baked sweet potato’s and made a cinnamon butter that I absolutely adore and crammed those taters full of butter! Yumm =)

  107. Stef says

    Oh my gosh: the chocolate covered caramel soaked-crackers we make every year with the matzoh leftover from Passover.

  108. Blessie Nelson says

    It has to be simple buttercream frosting! Oh how I wish we could make cakes out of only buttercream frosting! So irresistable!

  109. Rebecca says

    hmmm… gooey butter cake, or my blackened chicken that is fried in butter!??? I’m afraid the cake takes the…err… cake! :-)

  110. says

    oh my goodness – how to choose! when it comes to butter, i don’t think i can play favorites, but here’s one thing i just love: sautéed baby bella mushrooms in a generous chunk of melted butter. i think i’ll go make some right now for lunch!

  111. says

    Colcannon with Irish butter, the knob of butter you put on top to melt over the buttery creamy potatoes, cabbage and meat is amazing. Takes me home in my memory and my heart every time.

  112. Lisa says

    Homemade Chicken Pot pie – need great butter for a homemade crust AND for the creamy and delicious filling!

  113. sam says

    Can’t pick just one, there’s SO many since butter is one of my favorite foods. I’ll say, mashed potatoes (sometimes I add peas and top with a hunk of melting butter and have a bowl for dinner when I really want some comfort food), or hot bread, fresh from the oven, or garlic bread–ooh–can’t forget corn on the cob! (Or ANY hot vegetable for that matter). Then there’s noodles with butter, garlic, parmesan cheese, and lots of black pepper……I’d better quit now……..

  114. kristin groth says

    Absolutely everything….what isn’t better with butter! If I must choose just one it would be my Nana’s yummy coconut cake because the memories of her teaching me to cook & bake come rushing back each time I make it!

  115. Christyn says

    Butter? I love anything with butter in it…but my current favorite is a thick tenderloin steak with a glob of herb infused butter melting over top.

  116. Sarah Marsh says

    Shortbread. And toast. And pilaf. And caramels. And cream cheese frosting. And scones. And waffles. And, really, anything with butter.

  117. Cindy says

    I was going to say chocolate chip cookies but am going to have to change it to popcorn with melted butter.

  118. says

    My very favorite thing to make with butter! OOOOOOOO

    my very very very favorite.

    Slowly simmering mushrooms in butter and garlic and and a tad bit of wine until they are buttery smooth and melt in your mouth.

    I could eat those every day. OOOOO I want this! 😉

  119. ellen beck says

    My all time favorite that uses real butterr are spritz cookies! I had them as a child and the same recipe has been passed down for generaations. So good and so buttery!

  120. AJ Peters says

    Spaetlze in a browned butter and saute’d onion sauce. Toss some grated hard cheese in at the end, and I’m happier than a pig with mud!

  121. Pamela says

    My name is Pamela, and I’m a butter junkie.
    I guess I’d choose popcorn as my favourite “dish”, supposing that it’s alright if I substitute VAT for DISH.

  122. sadie says

    pasta with garlic sauteed in butter…lots of butter. lots of fresh parm. lots of cracked black pepper. swimming in butter….lots of butter.

  123. kate C. says

    Everything good has butter in it! If I had to choose… it would probably be cut-out Christmas cookies made with two sticks of butter and rolled really thin so they turn out nice and super-crispy!

  124. Kim C. says

    One of my favorite dishes is shrimp, fresh aspargus, peas and garlic sauteed in butter and mixed with farfalle and topped with fresh herbs.

  125. Julie B says

    I love my recipe for apricot bars. The recipe calls for 1 3/4 sticks of butter but I go ahead and use 2 sticks because butter never, ever hurt a recipe.

  126. Cheryl says

    My absolute favorite butter recipe is a crockpot full of fresh mushrooms, pounds of butter and ranch dressing mix. Everyone just pigs out on them every time I make them.

  127. Michelle W says

    I use real butter in all my cookie recipes. They don’t taste right otherwise, so I’ll have to say butter cookies! YUM!

  128. says

    It’s not a lot of butter, but pumpkin seed candy (seeds, sugar, butter, salt) is a fave treat that can bring a smile to even the most curmudgeonly guest. Claudia at Me Gusta Cooking taught me how to make it.

  129. Bonnie says

    Hard question! I make a great caramel corn with butter that I just can’t resist. Honestly, I love bread with butter on it!

  130. Christy says

    Oh I can see why your boy melts your heart! How handsome!
    My great grandmothers pound cake immediately comes to mind as my favorite recipe using butter!

  131. Kat C. says

    Favorite dish with butter is simple comfort food of past noodles, any shape/size, butter and grated parmesan cheese. Dee-lish and oh so simple!

  132. Khanh says

    I’ve recently fallen in love with Madeleines, but really, anything with butter is more than fine in my books! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  133. Stephanie O says

    I love walking tacos. We have even made them when camping. A recipe I like that uses butter, Chicken Alfredo.

  134. Sarah says

    Just one food?! I think I could eat butter straight! My favorite would have to be homemade yeast rolls, warm out of the oven.

  135. Celia says

    What isn’t good with butter?? I love warm buttered rolls, a well-buttered baked potato, and fudgy brownies (and a lot more but it’s lunchtime here and I need some butter now).

  136. says

    Around here we call them Petro’s from the World’s Fair and they serve it in ramekin sized paper cups. I suggested they make the pulled pork variety but they haven’t yet. I smoked 15 lbs of pork 10 days ago and it is gone, gone, gone. Damn neighbors 😉


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