Food & Drink

10 of the Best Back-of-the-Package Recipes

If you only look for recipes in cookbooks, you’re missing some of the best dishes!

Sometimes the manufacturers know great ways to use their products that you haven’t even thought of. Some of these recipes are new, many are treasured recipes passed down from generation to generation, but what they all have in common is that they can be found on the backs of food packages.

Here are 10 of the best back-of-the-package recipes that you should try, if you haven’t already!

Adam’s Extract German Chocolate Cake

Image via Adam's Extract
Image via Adam’s Extract

Adam’s Extract is one of America’s oldest flavoring companies, so it’s no wonder that their German Chocolate Cake recipe has been a household favorite for decades. You can find the full recipe here.

Quaker Oats Disappearing Oatmeal Cookies

Image via Elizabeth Abrahamsen
Image via Elizabeth Abrahamsen

This is a family favorite in homes nationwide. The Quaker Oat oatmeal cookie recipe is delicious and versatile. I tweak it from time to time for my family, substituting cranberries for the raisins, or leaving out the fruit altogether. It’s delicious either way! Get the full recipe here.

French’s Green Bean Casserole

Image via Elizabeth Abrahamsen
Image via Elizabeth Abrahamsen

You might think of green bean casserole as a Thanksgiving side dish, but it is pretty awesome all year round. French’s French Fried Onions has the classic recipe for this delicious addition to any meal, holiday or otherwise. Get the full recipe here.

Stouffer’s Stove Top Meatloaf

Image via Amazon
Image via Amazon

Stouffer’s signature Stove Top stuffing is the perfect way to make your meatloaf. The seasoned bread cubes add just the right amount of spice to the hamburger, and the barbecue sauce is a tangy topping that’s certain to please. Stove Top has lots of other recipes besides stuffing, you can make mac and cheese, meatballs and more. Find the full recipe here.

Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies

Image via Elizabeth Abrahamsen
Image via Elizabeth Abrahamsen

Arguably America’s favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, the Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe has been on the back of chocolate chip bags for years. No need to google it, just flip over the bag. Get the full recipe here.

Lipton Onion Dip

Image via Lipton
Image via Lipton

Ah, Lipton onion soup. So delicious, so versatile. There are so many ways to use this stuff that I truly wonder if anyone really buys this to make soup out of. I’ve seen people mix it into burgers, use it as a potato seasoning, and then, there’s my personal favorite, onion dip. Get the full recipe here.

Jell-0 Magic Mousse

IMG_4127 2
Image via Kraft

Who doesn’t love Jell-o? This recipe combines Jell-o with its best friend, cool whip, to create a delicious treat! The cool whip and the jello will separate during the cooling process, creating a perfectly level layer in your dessert! Get the full recipe here.

Hellman’s Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Image via Hellmann's
Image via Hellmann’s

Most people think of sandwiches when they think of mayonnaise, but Hellman’s is good for more than just cold cuts. This recipe is a great dinner idea for any hungry family. Get the full recipe here.

Crisco Irresistible Peanutbutter Cookies

Image via Crisco
Image via Crisco

These cookies are so soft and delicious, it’s no wonder people have been turning to this recipe for generations. You can also find this recipe on a Jif creamy peanut butter label. Get the full recipe here.

Skinner Penne With Meat Sauce Peperonata

Image via Elizabeth Abrahamsen
Image via Elizabeth Abrahamsen

In case you’re bored with the standard spaghetti, Skinner has you covered with this delicious penne recipe. Get a similar recipe here.

recommended for you

10 of the Best Back-of-the-Package Recipes