That stand mixer gathering dust in the corner or, worse, taking up valuable cabinet space does more than just mix cookie dough. Smart moms figure out how to use it to make real meals every day. Try these tricks to make meals using a KitchenAid stand mixer.
Meals for Busy Moms with a KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Shred chicken by throwing hot-cooked chicken breasts in the stand mixer for 30-60 seconds. Use in your favorite recipe, like tacos.
Egg salad. Use the blade to chop hard-boiled eggs, then mix with relish and mustard.
Mashed potatoes (Cook potatoes for 6 hours on low in the slow cooker, with a little oil and salt, first. )
Meatloaf (which goes great with the mashed potatoes)
Pancakes. From a mix. Trust us, you’ll make them more often when the mixer is already on the counter. And yes, pancakes can absolutely be dinner.
Pizza dough I like this simple pizza dough recipe that’s ready in about an hour, but you can try Alton Brown’s Pizza Dough recipe, too. Just add sauce, cheese, and fresh toppings.
No-bake pies, like this French Silk Pie (you can skip the baking altogether and use a graham cracker crust)
Banana dessert: Mash 3 ripe bananas with a fork. Add sugar to whipping cream using the stand mixer, and blend until you get whipped cream. Fold the 2 mixtures into each other and freeze until solid.
Crabmeat Dip (Good for a quick party appetizer.)
Pulled Pork: Cook pork shoulder in a slow cooker. When fully cooked but still warm, place chunks of pork in the KitchenAid bowl with a flat beater. Add bbq sauce n low speed for 20 seconds.
I’ll be trying this lemonade recipe using a KitchenAid mixer soon.
And yes, if you must bake, here’s a pie pastry recipe to get you started. ‘Cause I’m all about the pies.
One last idea is an easy way for kids to help in the kitchen. These peach butterscotch scones (and a yummy blueberry variation) do require baking, but it is honestly a mix, drop, and bake kind of recipe. It’s also low in added sugar, which is important for my kiddos.
Now that we’ve got your culinary juices flowing, what other meals could you make easier to prepare by using a KitchenAid stand mixer?