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The 10 Best Recipes From Ree Drummond’s New Cookbook ‘The Pioneer Woman Cooks Super Easy’

Ree Drummond’s new cookbook, ‘The Pioneer Woman Cooks Super Easy’ is designed to help her fans simplify their lives. The Food Network star’s latest book is already a #1 best-seller and is filled with ‘shortcut recipes for dinners, desserts, and more’ according to Drummond herself. Here are the 10 best recipes from her new book.


  • Ree Drummond has a new best-selling cookbook with ‘The Pioneer Woman Cooks Super Easy.’
  • The new cookbook is filled with “shortcut recipes for dinners, desserts, and more.”
  • Here are our 10 favorite recipes.
Ree Drummond star of The Pioneer Woman wears a bright colored top and smiles during an appearance on 'Today'
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Ree Drummond has a new #1 best-selling cookbook for fans looking to simplify their life in the kitchen. The Pioneer Woman Cooks Super Easy is now available in stores, and it’s filled with “shortcut recipes for dinners, desserts, and more.” Here are 10 of the absolute best.

10. Ree Drummond developed her Sheet Pan Pancakes during quarantine

Instead of cooking from scratch during quarantine, Ree decided it was time to “chill out and take some shortcuts in the kitchen.” That’s where her recipe for Sheet Pan Pancakes came from. This method saves you from “having to babysit individual pancakes on a griddle” As an added bonus, there’s a “triple whammy of toppings” — strawberries, blueberries, and chocolate chips.

9. Arty Holiday Bread is ‘easy, beautiful, and delicious’

The Pioneer Woman’s Arty Holiday Bread is an easy recipe that features frozen bread dough decorated with tomatoes, olives, sage, and rosemary. Brushing the bread with olive oil makes the loaf shiny, and then you finish up by sprinkling on salt and Parmesan cheese.

8. Speedy Dumpling Soup is on the table ‘in a flash’

Ree says that you find ready-made Chinese and Japanese dumplings in the frozen food section of many grocery stores. You can find them with different fillings, including the pork variety that she uses in her recipe for Speedy Dumpling Soup.

“Simmering them [dumplings] in a flavorful broth that comes together quickly will get a comforting dinner on the table in a flash,” Ree says.

7. Buffalo Chicken Totchos are great for parties

An easy recipe that can feed a crowd, Ree’s Buffalo Chicken Totchos are great to serve at a holiday party or on gameday.

“My tweens and husband LOVE this recipe. I have made this chicken as written and put over fries or on a pizza crust. We’ve also made the sauce and tossed in leftover chicken or even chicken nuggets. They love it always!!” one happy reviewer wrote.

6. Sheet Pan Mac and Cheese is a ‘definite keeper’

A fantastic side dish for a holiday gathering, Ree’s Sheet Pan Mac and Cheese is a “definite keeper.” This recipe makes a lot, but it can easily be halved and baked on a smaller sheet pan.

“This recipe is SO good!! Probably the best macaroni and cheese I’ve ever had. It’s crispy on the top and edges but still gooey inside,” one reviewer shared.

5. Ravioli a la Betsy is a ‘Pioneer Woman’ favorite

Another easy pasta dish from The Pioneer Woman, her Ravioli a la Betsy features spinach and ricotta ravioli, shrimp, and a creamy tomato sauce. The best part of this recipe is that dinner can be on the table in under 20 minutes.

4. Ree Drummond’s Cheeseburger Pizza has a sesame seed ‘bun’ crust

Ree confessed to Parade Magazine that “There’s nothing traditionally ‘pizza’ about this cheeseburger pizza, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t ridiculously delicious!” She promises big cheeseburger flavor, right down to the toppings. Not to mention the “sesame seed bun crust all around the edge.”

3. Brownie S’mores Bars are two desserts in one

The Pioneer Woman took two dessert favorites — S’mores and brownies — and put them together to create her deliciously simple Brownie S’mores Bars. For this recipe, you’ll need your favorite box brownie mix and chocolate candy bars.

2. ‘The Pioneer Woman’s’ Best Potluck Dessert Ever

If you want to be an absolute hit at your next potluck dinner, bring Ree’s Best Potluck Dessert Ever. Who knew the right combination of Oreo cookies, butter, pecans, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, whipped cream, instant pudding, milk, and mini chocolate chips could be so heavenly?


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1. Ree Drummond’s Root Beer Float Pie has a phenomenal flavor

Wow your guests this holiday season with Ree’s Root Beer Float Pie. This dessert is an absolute breeze to make, and the flavor is nothing short of phenomenal. Just make sure to have some root beer extract ready — an ingredient that may not be in every grocery store, but is easy to order online.

The Pioneer Woman airs Saturdays on The Food Network.