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Easiest Katie Lee Recipes- The Four Best Ones

Katie Lee is a well-known American chef and cookbook author. She has worked in various restaurants and gourmet food stores. Due to this, she gained a lot of experience as a chef. Katie Lee is very famous for her lip-smacking, delicious dishes. We are sure that you must have tried at least one of her recipes. If not, then do it now. In this blog, we will discuss about the four easiest Katie Lee recipes. Keep reading to learn about them.

Katie Lee Recipes- Easy Dishes to Try

1. Lemon-Garlic Chicken by Katie Lee

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Okay, so you were looking for Katie Lee recipes that are simple, extremely tasty, and can be prepared in advance for a dinner party? Well, we have something for you. Her lemon-garlic chicken dish is the perfect find for you. Let us now learn about the ingredients and the steps involved in making it. 

Ingredients required

Ingredients Quantity 
Chicken 3-4 pounds, cut into 8 pieces
Garlic8 cloves, minced
Lemons 4 pieces
Garlic powder1 teaspoon
Extra-version olive oilOne-fourth cup (¼)
Mustard sauce2 teaspoons
Dry white wineOne-fourth cup (¼)
Low sodium chicken brothOne-fourth cup (¼)
Unsalted butter4 Tablespoons, diced
Dark brown sugar3 Tablespoons
Common saltAccording to taste
Smoked paprika1 teaspoon
Freshly ground black pepperAccording to taste
Flat-leaf parsley 2 Tablespoons

Steps involved in making

  • Take a small bowl to prepare the marinade. Add extra-version olive oil, mustard sauce, minced garlic, one lemon zest, one lemon juice, garlic powder, paprika, and one tablespoon salt (according to your taste). For the exact quantities, refer to the ingredient table above. 
  • For the next step, take a 19-by-13-inch baking dish. Assemble the eight chicken pieces in it. Further, sprinkle them with salt. Make sure you add them in a single layer; hence, avoid overlapping them. Now, pour the prepared marinade over the chicken. You can either use a spatula or your hand, whatever suits you the best, to equally spread the marinade. Cover the baking dish with a foil and keep it in the refrigerator. Let the chicken marinate for at least one hour. 
  • After at least one hour, take out the marinated chicken from the refrigerator. Wait for about 30 to 45 minutes to let the chicken come to room temperature. Till then, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F for cooking further.
  • Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the marinated chicken. Further, arrange the pieces skin-side up. Cut a lemon into four pieces and scatter them around the dish. Dot the chicken with diced unsalted butter and sprinkle some sugar. Pour the required quantities of low-sodium broth and dry white wine on top of it.
  • Place the baking dish into the preheated oven. Bake the chicken for about 45 minutes. Take the dish out when the chicken turns deep golden brown and a bit charred in some spots.
  • Place the chicken in a serving dish. Also, don’t forget to pour the leftover liquid into the baking dish. Sprinkle with parsley. You are all set to serve that delicious lemon garlic chicken. Sorry, our mistake. We meant you are all set to EAT that delicious lemon garlic chicken. 

Additional details about the lip-smacking lemon-garlic chicken recipe

Level Easy
Total time3 hours (including preparing, marinating, and cooking time) 
Yield Can serve fourpeople

2. Sausage, White bean and Tomato Orecchiette 

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The Sausage, white bean, and tomato orecchiette pasta is one of the best Katie Lee recipes. It is an easy, lip-smacking recipe that comes together in no time. Additionally, you require basic, readily available ingredients to make this orecchiette. Keep reading to learn about all the ingredients and the procedure of making sausage, white bean, and tomato orecchiette.

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Ingredients required

Ingredients Quantity 
Orecchiette Pasta1 pound
Cennellini beans 15 ounces, rinsed & drained
Sweet Italian sausage1 pound, removed from casings
Yellow onions1 piece, diced
Fresh basil leaves More than half cup (½), cut into chiffonade
Garlic3 cloves, sliced
Pear Tomatoes2 Pints
Extra-version olive oil2 Tablespoons
Red pepper flakesHalf teaspoon (½), crushed
Parmesan cheeseMore than half cup (½), grated 
Common saltAccording to taste
Freshly ground black pepperAccording to taste

Steps involved in making

  • Take a pot and add water and salt to it. Let it boil for 5 minutes. Further, add the specified amount of orecchiette and let it cook as per the packet instructions. 
  • In a large, non-stick, heavy bottom pan, heat the oil at high-medium flame. Add the sausages once the oil is properly heated. Cut it into small pieces with the back of a spoon and cook it for 4 to 5 minutes until it starts turning golden brown. Once done, prefer taking out the sausage pieces and leaving all the leftover oil in the pan. 
  • Add the onions to the same pan. Cook them for two minutes and wait until they turn translucent. Once done, add the sliced garlic to the pan and let it cook for 30 to 40 seconds. Further, add two pints of pear tomatoes along with half a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes. Cook the mixture for an additional four minutes. At this point, the tomatoes will start to blister and split out. Well, this is the perfect moment to add freshly ground black pepper and common salt. 
  • In the next step, you are supposed to add the sausage pieces along with cannellini beans to the pan. Cook for an additional 40 to 50 seconds, and then add your orecchiette pasta to this mixture. Give it a really good toss so that everything merges. 
  • Add small amounts of parmesan in different batches and let it melt completely. Add half a cup of basil leaves, and your sausage, white bean, and tomato orecchiette is good to go. 
  • Transfer the cooked orecchiette into a serving dish. Grate some parmesan and garnish with some fresh basil leaves. 

Additional details about sausage, white bean and tomato orecchiette, Katie Lee recipes

Level Easy
Total timeHalf-an-hour, 30 minutes 
Yield Can serve four people

3. Melting Potatoes 

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As the name suggests, melting potatoes in Katie Lee recipes will melt in your mouth. These potatoes, when completely prepared, possess a creamy texture on the inside and a flavorful crusty-crispy surface on the outside. It is a delicious dish that hardly involves 3 to 4 steps and comes together in less than an hour. Hence, if you are craving something with a super creamy and soft texture to comfort your taste buds, melting potatoes are the perfect dish for you. 

People often think that melting potatoes would only require 2-3 ingredients: potatoes, cream, and some basic spices like salt and pepper. However, our readers will be surprised by the fact that cream isn’t an ingredient in the melting potatoes recipe. For the exact ingredients and complete steps, check out the information listed below. 

Ingredients required

Ingredients Quantity 
Russet Potatoes4 pieces
Fresh rosemary2 sprigs (3-4 inches long each)
Garlic2 cloves
Vegetable oil2 Tablespoons
Low sodium chicken brothOne cup
Unsalted butter10 Tablespoons
Common saltAccording to taste
Freshly ground black pepperAccording to taste
Flaky saltFor garnishing

Steps involved in making

  • Wash the potatoes really well and start peeling them, slice out their ends, and cut them into 1-inch slices. Now, generously season the potatoes from both sides with common salt and freshly ground black pepper. 
  • Turn on the oven and let it preheat at 400 degrees F. Simultaneously, take a heavy-duty, oven-safe pan and heat it over medium-high flame. Add two tablespoons of vegetable oil along with four tablespoons of unsalted butter. Add the sliced potatoes to the butter and oil mixture. Wait for about four minutes until the potatoes turn deep golden brown from one side. 
  • You are now supposed to turn off the flame and flip the potatoes. Further, add one cup of low-sodium chicken broth along with rosemary and cloves of garlic. Dice the six leftover tablespoons of unsalted butter and scatter them all over the potatoes. 
  • Transfer the pan to the oven and bake the potatoes for about 30 minutes. Check the tenderness using a fork. Transfer the potatoes to a serving dish and garnish with flaky salt. Don’t forget to spoon the leftover liquid from the pan on the potatoes. Your melting potatoes are all ready to melt in your mouth and bless your taste buds with a creamy surprise. 
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Additional details about Katie Lee’s famous recipe of melting potatoes

Level Very Easy
Total time50 minutes to One hour
Yield Can serve four people

4. No-bake Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

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Craving some chocolate dessert but not in the mood to bake? Try this no-fuss, no-bake chocolate hazelnut cheesecake from Katie Lee recipes. This cheesecake has a perfect creamy texture along with a crunchy base. Hence, it can perfectly satisfy your sweet tooth. Let us now learn about the ingredients and the steps involved in making this delicacy. 

Ingredients required

Ingredients Quantity 
Chocolate wafer cookies 9 ounces pack
Cream cheese16 ounces (2 packs of 8 ounces each)
Unsalted butter4 Tablespoons, melted
Chocolate hazelnut spread1 cup 
Confectioner’s sugarHalf cup (½)
Whipped topping12 ounces
Toasted hazelnutsHalf cup (½), chopped
Non-stick cooking sprayTo spray on the pan

Steps involved in making

  • Take all the chocolate wafer cookies out of the packet. Keep aside three of them and add the rest in a mixer or food processor fitted with a blade. Grind the cookies really well until completely ground. Transfer the crushed cookies to a medium-sized mixing bowl. 
  • Add four tablespoons of melted unsalted butter to the grounded cookies. You can combine the mixture by giving it a good mix. Now, take a 10-inch spring-form pan. Spray it with the non-stick cooking spray. This step can be eliminated in case you have a 10-inch non-stick pan. 
  • Transfer the butter and crushed cookies combination to the non-stick pan. Spread it evenly by using the bottom of a heavy metal messing cup or a 10-inch metal pan. Once done, transfer the pan into the freezer and let it freeze for about 40 to 50 minutes. 
  • Take a stand mixture and whip 16 ounces of cream cheese until it softens. This world hardly takes one or two minutes at max. Add one cup of chocolate hazelnut spread and confectioner’s sugar and keep mixing on a high-medium speed for about 5 minutes. Don’t forget to scrape the mixture occasionally.
  • Once the whipped topping is completely fluffy, use a rubber spatula to fold it. Take out the spring-form pan from the freezer. Gently transfer the whipped topping on it. Use a rubber spatula to even it out. Top with toasted hazelnuts (chopped into fine pieces). Crush the reserved cookies from your hands and sprinkle them all over the cheesecake. 
  • Cover the spring-form pan with a plastic wrap. Let the cheesecake for at least 6 hours. Patience is the key; hence, freezing it overnight will be best. Never mind. After six hours, release the grip of the pan from the side. Gently cut the cheesecake with a knife and dip it in hot water. 
  • We advise you to cut it into equal pieces. However, we are aware that you will keep the biggest slice for yourself. LOL. 

Additional details about Katie Lee’s no-bake chocolate hazelnut cheesecake

Level Very Easy but you need to be patient
Total timeseven hours (including preparing and chilling time)
Yield Can serve seven-eight people 

Winding up 

Ending our blog with a sweet note, these were the four easiest Katie Lee recipes. We hope even you found them easy to make. We assure our readers that we have mentioned the complete recipes in this blog. You won’t require any additional ingredients. Moreover, unlike other food recipe websites, we did not skip any step. Hence, at your convenience, you can try any of these recipes. Do let us know whatever dish you make and how it turns out. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Is lemon-garlic chicken a spicy dish?

Ans. Lemon-garlic chicken is not a very spicy dish. However, you can manipulate the level of spiciness according to your taste. Even Katie Lee carries a pack of hot sauce in her bag. Hence, add it to your lemon-garlic chicken. 

Q2. Can I add some extra vegetables to the sausage, white beans, and tomato orecchiette?

Ans. Yes. You can add whichever vegetable you want. Try adding some mushrooms or spinach for extra flavor. Additionally, if you are someone who loves spicy food, you would prefer to replace sweet sausage with a spicy one. 

Q3. How much time does it take to prepare melting potatoes?

Ans. The total time required to make melting potatoes is about 50 minutes. However, this can be reduced if you have some help by your side. 

Q4. I have diabetes. Can I skip adding sugar in no-bake chocolate hazelnut cheesecake?

Ans. Yes, adding sugar to your cheesecake is completely optional. If you have high blood sugar, you can skip adding confectioner’s sugar to the sweet dish. Additionally, you can increase or decrease the quantity of sugar as per your taste. 

Nupur Goyal is a passionate content writer with a total experience of 3 years in the same field. She has written content on diverse niches for many popular websites. She is currently working as a full-time content writer in a reputed digital marketing agency in Delhi. She is really fond of animals, especially dogs. She has a pitbull named Casper. The only thing she loves besides content writing is playing with dogs, may it be her pet or the strays. Oh, how could we miss including that junk food point. She is a vegetarian and enjoys eating junk food.