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If you’ve ever watched any of Ina Garten’s cooking shows or read her cookbooks, you know she places an emphasis on using “good” ingredients. But where are we supposed to get “good” vanilla or Garten’s favorite chocolate, especially if we’re living in a small town with a sub-par grocery store?
Well, luckily it turns out that many of Garten’s favorite ingredients are available on Amazon. Load your cart with everything from world-class sea salt to dried Italian pasta for your pantry, and see how your cooking suddenly improves. These Amazon ingredient recommendations come straight from Ina herself so you know you’re buying the good stuff!
Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce
What if you don’t have time to make marinara from scratch? Believe it or not, there is an Ina-approved brand of jarred pasta sauce: Rao’s.
Tate’s Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Cookies
What does Garten reach for when she —gasp! — doesn’t have the time to bake fresh chocolate chip cookies? She grabs a bag of crispy cookies from Tate’s Bake Shop.
Maille Old Style Mustard
What makes the Barefoot Contessa’s vinaigrettes, marinades, and sandwiches so flavorful? A lot of love, and a little bit of whole grain Maille mustard.
Lindt Bittersweet Chocolate Bar
If you’re using chocolate in your baking, you’re going to want to grab a bar of the good stuff. In Garten’s opinion, that means Lindt bittersweet chocolate.
RiceSelect Texmati White Rice
Garten swears by this fluffy, Texas-grown long-grain basmati rice.
Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chip Morsels
Sometimes the classics are the “good” ingredients, including these Garten-endorsed Nestle Toll House chocolate morsels.
Le Saunier De Camargue Fleur De Sel Sea Salt
Many chefs recommend finishing your dishes with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt to give them a final bit of seasoning along with a subtle crunch. Garten loves French fleur de sel.
De Cecco Semolina Pasta
De Cecco pasta is a dried semolina pasta made in Italy, bronze die-cut and slowly dried for the perfect texture. You can usually find it in the grocery store, but if not, there’s always Amazon.
San Marzano Whole Peeled Tomatoes
Many chefs prize whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes for their just-picked flavor. You can grab a six-pack for all of your cooking needs here.
Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise
Known as Best Foods brand in the west, Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise is often praised by cooks for its rich flavor and creamy texture. Put down the store-brand mayo and reach for a jar of Ina-approved Hellmann’s.
Libby’s 100% Pure Canned Pumpkin
For pies, quick breads, and other autumn baking, Libby’s pumpkin offers a superior product. Unlike other brands of canned pumpkin, it’s sweet, flavorful, and not grainy. No baker’s pantry is complete without a can of Libby’s pumpkin.
Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
Pungent Dijon mustard made with white wine? It’s got to be Grey Poupon.
Swans Down Cake Flour
Ultra-fine textured flour made from soft winter wheat makes for the lightest, fluffiest cakes. The best known brand in the US? Swans Down Cake Flour.
Heckers Unbleached All Purpose Flour
Garten swears by Heckers all purpose, unbleached flour.
Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flour
If you’re gluten-free and looking for an Ina-approved alternative to traditional flour, this is it! Garten uses Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flour.
It can replace all-purpose or wheat flour in any recipe without having to adjust the measurement and it won’t change the flavor at all.
Huy Fong Sriracha
Even the Barefoot Contessa is smitten with spicy Sriracha.
Maldon Sea Salt Flakes
If you want to add a clean-tasting salinity to your favorite foods when finishing dishes, go for a box of Maldon sea salt flakes.
Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt
For pickling, brines and general seasoning, Garten chooses Diamond Crystal Kosher salt.
Before you go, check out Garten’s best dinner recipes below:
Watch: We Tried Ina Garten’s Overnight Mac & Cheese & We Totally Get Why It Broke the Internet
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