While we are eagerly awaiting for the Disney theme parks to reopen their doors, there are plenty of ways to recreate magic at home––especially in the kitchen! Over the last several weeks, the chefs behind many of the most popular menu items have been releasing famous recipes that you can whip up at home. From plant-based desserts to gooey and savory sandwiches, keep scrolling to get some major inspo for tonight’s dinner (and dessert!).
Mini Gingerbread Bundt Cakes with Orange-Vanilla Sauce
Feel like a taste of the holidays? Then you'll want to whip up a batch of Mini Gingerbread Bundt Cakes! The spice-filled tiny cakes are filled with orange-vanilla sauce and topped with homemade glaze. Is it Christmas yet? Get the full recipe here.
Fried Pickles from Carnation Café
With so many state and regional fairs not happening this year, Disney is helping you get your fried pickle fix. This recipe from Disneyland's Carnation Cafe pairs the crispy veg with a homemade Zesty House Sauce that's made with Sriracha and is finger-lickin' good. Find the full recipe here.
Honey-Coriander Chicken Wings from ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
A mixture of spicy, nutty and sweet, everyone in the family will find something to enjoy with this recipe. On the stickier side, it’s great served a la carte or with a delightful dipping sauce! You can find the recipe here.
Tonga Toast from Kona Cafe at Disney's Polynesian Resort
Sourdough, bananas, cinnamon sugar––oh my! The famous deep-fried Tonga Toast recipe is here for your breakfast cravings. Disney's Polynesian Resort recently shared this brunch-worthy nosh that's perfect for lazy weekend mornings.
Pizza Planet Pizza
Skip the delivery and make your own pizza from Toy Story's famous Pizza Planet. The meatless recipe comes with everything you need to make veggie meatballs, complete with cute alien faces.
The Grey Stuff from "Beauty & The Beast"
"Try the Grey Stuff, it's delicious!" The mysterious dish that even the dishes love has been revealed. Disney Eats shared the recipe for this sweet topping that is enjoyed with cookies––or by the spoonful.
Cheddar Cheese Soup from Le Cellier Steakhouse at Epcot's Canada Pavilion
As one of the most popular items at Epcot, Le Cellier Steakhouse's Cheddar Cheese Soup is perfect for dipping or enjoying on it's own. The recipe calls for Canadian golden lager and a pound of cheddar cheese, so you know it's amazing. You can find the entire recipe over on the Disney Parks Blog.
According to the Disney Parks Blog, churros are sold all over the Disney Parks on both coasts and guests consume over 5.5 million per year. Now, you can make them right in your own kitchen. You can find the full recipe here.
Mickey Mouse Beignets
Give your palate the flavor of New Orleans with a few famous Mickey Mouse Beignets. Hailing from New Orleans Square at Disneyland Resort and Disney’s Port Orleans Resort–French Quarter at Walt Disney World, the mouse-shaped treats require a little patience while the dough rises, but are worth the wait when you get to sink your teeth into the powdered sugar desserts. Find the complete recipe on the Disney Parks Blog.
Jack-Jack's Num Num Chocolate Chip Cookies
The nine-ingredient recipe will whip up a batch just like the ones you’d find at Disneyland’s Pixar Pier, which will hopefully keep you happy until the parks reopen. To make Jack-Jacks’ famous treats, gather chocolate chips, flour, butter, baking soda, sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and brown sugar. Then follow the instructions here to get the treat at home.
Disney's Cookie Fries are normally found at Disney Beach Club Resort’s Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. The recipe calls for dairy-free products like plant-based margarine, egg substitute and molasses and makes up to 32 sticks. Top them off with plant-based dipping sauces like chocolate, strawberry and marshmallow.
Recently on the Disneyland app, the company released a look-a-like recipe to the famous Pineapple Dole Whip called the “Frozen Pineapple Treat.” According to the recipe, you’ll need one scoop of vanilla ice cream, 4 ounces of pineapple juice and two cups of frozen pineapple to make this treat on your own.
Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich
We can't head to Woody's Lunch Box, but that's ok because you can make this savory meal at home. According to the ingredients, you’ll need cheddar, provolone, cream cheese, artisan bread and a delicious homemade garlic spread. The easy-to-assemble sandwich is made like any other grilled cheese but this time with a little more magic––because, Disney.
If you've ever eaten at Carnation Cafe, you may have tried Walt's Chili, a crowd pleaser. Recreated using a recipe from Walt’s oldest daughter, Diane, and the Family Museum in San Francisco, the balance of meat and beans equals a hearty yet simple recipe that's often topped with sour cream tomatoes and cheese.
Missing the Blue Bayou like we are? The restaurant's famous Monte Christo is easy to make at home! Gather your basic ingredients like bread, cheese, turkey and ham and follow this recipe to fry up your own.
All photos: Courtesy of Disney Parks
According to the Disney Parks Blog, churros are sold all over the Disney Parks on both coasts and guests consume over 5.5 million per year. Now, you can make them right in your own kitchen.