Although there are plenty of great Disney recipes to bake, we’ve made a list of the MUST-TRY eats and treats from the Disney films that you’re going to want to make ASAP.
We’re ready to get our snack on while we have a movie watch party with our family!!
The Grey Stuff from Beauty and the Beast
Although Lumière shows an entire array of French pastries and eats during the “Be Our Guest” scene of the film, the Grey Stuff has become one of the most iconic since nobody really knew what it was. That is, until the Be Our Guest restaurant added the treat to its menu as a cupcake.
But, while you can make a similar cupcake version from Be Our Guest, the actual version looks more like a mousse! And, the Grey Stuff Gâteau at the Red Rose Taverne in Disneyland is more inspired by the original with a white chocolate mousse with red velvet cake and raspberry in the center
So, you can make two different kinds of Grey Stuff, depending on what your preference is. And, for the grown-ups, we recommend pairing your Grey Stuff with a glass of champagne à la Mrs. Potts and the rest of the enchanted objects from the castle. Want to learn how to make your own Grey Stuff?? Follow the recipe for the Disneyland version here!
Ratatouille from Ratatouille
You don’t need to be food critic like Anton Ego to love this eat from Ratatouille! While he may have a childhood memory surrounding the famous dish, you can make your own memories at home with your family cooking this for dinner.
Making ratatouille is actually easier than it looks with its ingredients mostly consisting of vegetables (so it will satisfy the vegetarians in your family and be a fun way to get your picky eaters to get their greens in)! After all, “anyone can cook,” right??
Want to learn how to make a twist on the title dish from Ratatouille? Head to the store and pick up these ingredients:
- 1 zucchini, cut into large cubes
- 1 eggplant, cut into large cubes
- 1 yellow squash, cut into large cubes
- 1 sweet red pepper, cut into large slices
- 1 red onion, cut into large cubes
- 2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 sprigs thyme
- 1 14oz can crushed tomatoes 4 eggs
In large sauté pan over medium high heat, add oil, onions, and garlic. Sweat for 3-4 minutes or until onions become soft. Next add eggplant, zucchini, squash, red pepper, thyme, salt, and pepper, and sauté for another 6-9 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes to the pan and stir. Cover with a lid and cook for 6-9 minutes or until the vegetables soften. Use a spoon to make 4 wells in the ratatouille, and drop an egg in each spot. Cook the eggs for 4-6 minutes or until they are done to your liking. We bet your meal will make Gusteau proud!
Apple Pie from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
While we might not have forest creatures around to help us making this dessert, the Apple Pie from Snow White is a pretty classic pastry to bake! And, you can add a little of your own flavor and twist by adding crumbles on top, maybe drizzling a bit of icing over it, or having the pie with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream!
Just make sure not to add any poison apples when you’re making it! 😉 Plus, if you want an extra kick of apple, grab some sort of cider to pair with you dessert for a crisp, bubbly finish.
Beignets from The Princess and the Frog
We’re BIG fans of Mickey beignets in the parks, but Tiana is practically the queen of making these snacks Louisiana style! Throughout The Princess and the Frog, Tiana’s beignets basically become a renowned city-wide treasure that hail as a signature dish at her restaurant at the end of the film.
The best part about making beignets, though, is that you can mix and match toppings (but we’re still ALL over that regular powdered sugar version with a hint of honey on top).
Spaghetti and Meatballs from Lady and the Tramp
Whether you’re looking for a romantic way to spend date night with your loved ones or a way to wrangle all your own pups together for dinner, you can’t go wrong with a plate of spaghetti and meatballs (yum!!).
We recommend making a big pot of sauce and meatballs so you can have leftovers throughout the week! It sounds like the perfect way to chill in front of the TV and watch Lady and the Tramp while you eat. But, if you’re looking for a way to spice up your bella notte, grab a bottle of red wine and some candles before sharing a string of spaghetti with that special someone. 😉
Pawpsicles from Zootopia
Nick is a brilliant con artist (but we still love him anyway!), who started an entire business with just a giant melted popsicle, some popsicle sticks, and a dream… er, “It’s called a hustle, sweetheart!”
With the weather warming up, there’s no better time than now to make your own version of this tasty treat! All you need is some popsicle sticks, a paw print mold, and some of your favorite juice flavors! While you can go for the original cherry flavor, you can also switch things up with orange juice, pineapple juice, apple juice, and more for a cool and refreshing snack.
You can make the Pawpsicles by gathering these few ingredients:
- 1 cup strawberries, chopped
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 cups cherry juice
- 2 silicone paw print molds
- 12 popsicle sticks
Preheat the oven to 350 and prepare a parchment-lined sheet pan. Combine strawberries, raspberries, 1/4 cup of sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl and mix. Place ingredients onto a sheet pan and place in the oven. Roast for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the cherry juice and 1/4 cup of sugar on the stovetop for about five minutes or until sugar dissolves. Pour into a bowl to cool. Once the fruit in the oven has roasted, place it into a bowl with the cherry juice. Place the bowl in the refrigerator to cool. Pour the juice into molds and place it into the freezer for 30 minutes. Remove from the freezer and place the popsicle sticks at the bottom of each paw print mold. Let them freeze for 5 or more hours before you watch Zootopia with your pawpsicles!
Tamales from Coco
Abuelita knows best, and that means having a stack of tamales for dinner is definitely the choice for the night! While you can put some chips and dip on the table for your own little fiesta, tamales are extremely fun to make (and they’re super tasty afterward).
While tamales are super filling as it is, you can also make some Mexican rice and refried beans as sides
Just make sure to play the Coco soundtrack while you’re cooking up a storm in your kitchen!! The whole thing is a bop to get you in the dancing and snacking mood!
Worms and Dirt from The Lion King
Okay, so Timon and Pumbaa might think that bugs and grubs are slimy yet satisfying, but we’re going to stray away from eating any actual bugs while we’re at home.
Instead, you can make the Worms and Dirt dessert version with chocolate pudding, crushed Oreos, and gummy worms! This treat is so easy that your kids can even make their own (so hakuna matata for you!!).
Kronk’s Spinach Puffs from The Emperor’s New Groove
Kronk is one of our favorite Disney characters EVER because he is just so adorkable! And, although he might not be the brightest crayon in the box, boy can he COOK!
Before Yzma turns Kuzco into a llama during their dinner party (which sounds pretty fun if you think about it), Kronk brings out a plate of very delicious looking, steaming spinach puffs to serve. Although we don’t have to worry about being transformed into an animal, these would be a great appetizer to share with your family before a night of board games or movies!
To make Kronk’s famous Spinach Puffs, you’ll need:
- 1 (17.3 ounce) package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
- thawed and well drained
- 1 medium onion
- finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
After you’ve gathered your ingredients, thaw the pastry sheets at room temperature 40 minutes. Then, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Mix 1 egg and water and set aside. Mix the remaining eggs with the cheese, spinach, onion, and parsley. Unfold the pastry on a lightly floured surface, and roll each pastry sheet into 12-inch squares before cutting each into 16 (3-inch) squares. Place 1 tablespoon of the spinach mixture in the center of each square. Brush the edges of the pastries with the egg mixture, and then fold squares over filling to form triangles. Crimp edges to seal, place them on the baking sheet, and then brush them again with the egg mixture. Bake 20 minutes or until golden before serving warm or at room temperature like Kronk!
“Eat Me” Sugar Cookies from Alice in Wonderland
Want an easy treat that your family can have a blast customizing?? You can make your own Alice in Wonderland inspired cookies! While the treats from the film that make Alice grow or shrink come in an array of teensy cookies and cakes, the sugar cookies are a simpler version that you can decorate any way you want.
You can use different colors, designs, piping, cookie-cutter shapes, and more on top of the iconic “Eat Me” saying. Plus, you’ll have an entire batch to snack on after you use your artistic skills while you watch the original movie AND the live-action movies on Disney+.
Even though you can’t grow or shrink with these cookies, you can still learn how to make your own Alice in Wonderland inspired treats here!
Pizza Planet Pizza from Toy Story
It’s super fun to make your own pizza with your favorite toppings and ingredients! And, while Alien Pizza Planet in Disneyland has some interesting flavors (and names) to go with their slices, you can come up with your version of a galactic pie inspired by Toy Story’s Pizza Planet.
While each member of your family can make their own personal pizzas to eat, you could also make a giant pie with a topping choice from everyone! We just wish we could visit the actual Pizza Planet.
Harryhausen’s Sushi from Monsters, Inc.
Every time we watch Monsters. Inc. or travel through the Harryhausen’s scene in Mike and Sulley to the Rescue in Disneyland, we REALLY crave some of that sushi.
Instead of having a Spider Roll or Slimi Sashimi, you can roll up sushi at home with different fish and veggies. Although most of Harryhausen’s menu is targeted at monster eaters, the Howling Hamachi Sushi sounds like a pretty normal (but still yummy) option with yellowtail, lima beans, and spinach!
Okay, we’re SUPER hungry now. Anybody down for a virtual Disney potluck??? We hope that making this meal with friends or family at home will help add a little magic to your night! Try out the fun recipes and let us know how they turn out. You know we always love to hear your stories and to see your photos!!
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