21 Sous Vide Recipes You Have to Try

Sous vide brown butter scallops

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Laura Berlinsky-Schine2.3k
April 18, 2024 at 5:6AM UTC
Have you ever tried melt-in-your-mouth, sous vide dishes? The French technique involves sealing food in an airtight, vacuum-sealed bag or container and cooking it slowly in water using an immersion circulator. Because the temperature is constant and the food never comes into contact with a hot surface, the process is highly controlled and there's little risk of overcooking. Plus, it tends to be a lot easier — and sometimes quicker, too — to use the sous vide method over traditional cooking techniques.
Ready to try the technique yourself? Here are 21 sous vide recipes, from meats to vegetables to egg dishes to desserts, to get started. You'll love how easy and quick it is to make some of your favorite meals (and discover some new dishes that are bound to be hits).

21 delicious sous vide recipes

These delicious meals will satisfy all your cravings without you having to expend a lot of effort.

1. Taiwanese corn on the cob

Source: Eat Tender
Source: Eat Tender
Total prep and cooking time: 25 minutes
Here's a quick and easy version of the Taiwanese street food, and it's packed with flavor, making it ultra-delicious. You may never want to go back to your traditional corn on the cob after trying this!

2. Japanese-inspired sous vide duck ramen

Source: i am food blog
Source: i am food blog
Total prep and cooking time: 3.5 hours
A far cry from the ramen noodles you ate in college, this authentic duck ramen is almost as easy (just 30 minutes of prep time) and far more tasty. Just make sure you stock up on the ingredients — you're unlikely to find many of them in your pantry. 

3. Sous vide chicken piccata

Source: The Unorthodox Epicure
Source: The Unorthodox Epicure
Total prep and cooking time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Put a French spin a classic Italian dish. You only need five minutes of prep time, and you'll have a wonderfully satisfying meal.

4. Sous vide brown butter scallops

Source: Ingredients of a Fit Chick
Source: Ingredients of a Fit Chick
Total prep and cooking time: 40 minutes
Seafood lovers won't be able to resist these super easy but oh-so-delicious scallops. Buttery and moist, they'll be a hit with your guests at your next dinner party or make for a quick solo or family meal.

5. Sous vide mushrooms

Source: Taste of Home
Source: Taste of Home
Total prep and cooking time: 40 minutes
These juicy, tasty mushrooms are the perfect side dish or appetizer. You can also use them in other dishes, such as omelets. 

6. Sous vide teriyaki salmon

Source: Simply Recipes
Source: Simply Recipes
Total prep and cooking time: 50 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes
This healthy salmon is rich in flavor but low in fat. It's also the perfect freezer meal if you want to make it ahead of time — you can freeze it for up to three months.

7. Sous vide egg bites: egg white & roasted red pepper

Source: Anova Culinary
Source: Anova Culinary
Total prep and cooking time: 1 hour 5 minutes
No need to head to Starbucks for your favorite treat. Red pepper and green onions make these egg bites full of flavor.  They're super healthy, too. Enjoy them as a light breakfast or a protein-packed snack.

8. Sous Vide Chai-Spiced Apple Pie  

Source: Williams Sonoma Taste
Source: Williams Sonoma Taste
Total prep and cooking time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Who doesn't love apple pie? Ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves make this dessert extra delicious. Using the sous vide technique help these apples retain their shape and make the filling tender and not mushy before baking the full pie.

9. Sous vide mashed potatoes with garlic and rosemary

Source: Lick My Spoon
Source: Lick My Spoon
Total prep and cooking time: 2 hours 25 minutes
These mashed potatoes are cooked in butter than milk instead of water, making them incredibly rich. They're also infused with rosemary and garlic, giving them a wonderful flavor, and are smooth and creamy. 

10. Michael Voltaggio’s sous vide turkey

Source: Williams Sonoma Taste
Source: Williams Sonoma Taste
Total prep and cooking time: 3 hours 15 minutes
You can cook these turkey pieces with a circulator and refrigerate them for up to four days in advance of deep-frying them. The result is juicy, flavorful turkey.

11. Sous vide kale

Source: Chef Steps
Source: Chef Steps
Total prep and cooking time: 15 minutes
Many of your staples can be made even better. You won't overcook your greens if you use the sous vide method. This healthy side dish is ready in just 15 minutes. 

12. Sous vide bourbon maple creme brûlée

Source: Cook Every Night
Source: Cook Every Night
Total prep and cooking time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Creme brûlée can be difficult to make, but using sous vide simplifies the process tenfold. You'll have a creamy dessert made all the more decadent by the maple syrup and bourbon.

13. Coconut shrimp

Source: Eat Tender
Source: Eat Tender
Total prep and cooking time: 25 minutes
You don't need to travel at all to get to a tropical paradise — these shrimp will take you right there! Plus, they're ready in barely any time at all.

14. Sous-vide red wine-poached pears

Source: Tasting Table Test Kitchen
Source: Tasting Table Test Kitchen
Total prep and cooking time: 1 hour 10 minutes
These pears are poached in red wine and sweet vermouth. They're made even tastier with orange zest and vanilla. Serve them alone or with ice cream for a real treat.

15. Sous vide soft-poached eggs

The Splendid Table
The Splendid Table
Total prep and cooking time: 15 minutes
Poached eggs are a breakfast and brunch staple. Using the sous vide method makes this sometimes difficult meal or side dish much easier. Just make sure you're using cold, fresh eggs for optimal results. Serve as a full meal or on top of toast.

16. Flourless carrot cake

Source: Chef Steps
Source: Chef Steps
Total prep and cooking time: 3 hours 30 minutes
This cake is made gluten-free by omitting the flour. It also gives it a nice, custard-like texture and emphasizes the carrot flavor. Top it with a rich, cream cheese frosting — a carrot cake must.

17. French fries

Food for Net
Food for Net
Total prep and cooking time: 55 minutes
Crispy on the inside and soft and fluffy on the inside, these are the ideal French fries. You don't have to use sous vide to make fries, but you'll make them all the better if you do.

18. Yogurt

Source: bbum's weblog-o-mat
Source: bbum's weblog-o-mat
Total prep and cooking time: varies
Have you ever tried making your own yogurt? DIY yogurt is made all the better and easier with sous vide. Plus, you'll save money making your yogurt yourself — and get tastier results than the store-bought version.

19. Cold brew coffee

Source: Sous Vide Guy
Source: Sous Vide Guy
Total prep and cooking time: 2 hours 10 minutes
We all love our cold brew. With sous vide, you can make it in a fraction of the time the process normally takes — and there's no need to visit a coffee shop to have your favorite morning drink.

20. Squeaky cheese curds

Source: Chef Steps
Source: Chef Steps
Total prep and cooking time: N/A
If you've never had cheese curds, you're seriously missing out. The best cheese curds are ultra squeaky. This recipe yields curds that keep their squeak for about a day, so hurry up and eat them quickly!

21. Sous vide French toast

Food for Net
Food for Net
Total prep and cooking time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Soft and flavorful, this French toast will be the ideal brunch for you, your family, and your friends. You can customize the flavorings and spices based on your personal preferences (try cinnamon, ginger, chili or whatever your favorite spice is). 
Sous vide cuts down on your cooking time dramatically and lends itself to a wide range of meals, from breakfast to dessert. Having an immersion circulator opens up plenty of options, including classics like French toast, poached eggs, and French fries, as well as some new recipes, such as duck ramen and flourless carrot cake.
What are your favorite sous vide recipes?

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