Publication date December 13, 2023

The Top 17 Bobby Flay Recipes That'll Make You Say "YUM!"

Bobby Flay: the name synonymous with grilling mastery, fiery Southwestern flavors, and a fearless approach to culinary challenges. Since taking the Food Network by storm in the 90s, this Iron Chef legend has amassed countless awards, authored nearly 30 cookbooks, and built a restaurant empire like Bobby's Burgers and Amalfi. But beyond the celebrity chef persona, Bobby Flay has inspired millions with his accessible recipes and passionate love for food.

 Bobby Flay

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In this blog, we have compiled a list of the best 17 Bobby Flay recipes that he shared with Food & Wine, from Grilled Asparagus and Cioppino (Seafood Stew) to Smoky Orange Vinaigrette and some of his favorite spins on burgers, that you must check out. 

1. Grilled Asparagus Salad

Grilled Asparagus Salad

When it comes to salads, Flay implements a very flexible approach. His great salads are built from fresh ingredients, as he said in a recent email interview, “Because a salad typically contains more raw ingredients than cooked, you need to begin by using the freshest ingredients that you can find,” “Also, using a combination of different ingredients that not only complement one another but provide different tastes and textures is equally important. The contrast of textures is an important part of many of my recipes.”

The Food Network star makes this delightful grilled asparagus salad with sweet grape tomatoes, briny kalamata olives, and sharp white cheddar. When you have this delicious, you’ll be impressed to see that each bite of this salad brings out a different combination of ingredients.

2. Cioppino (Seafood Stew)


Source: Food Network

Cioppino is a hearty Italian-American stew usually made from a variety of seafood depending on what’s freshest, but Bobby Flay recipe’s uses generous portions of fresh shrimp, littleneck, clams, and snapper. The Chef’s favorite San Francisco spots to enjoy cioppino are Pompei's Grotto, Nick's Lighthouse, and Tarantino's. If you enjoy making and having seafood, then this is a perfect dish for you. 

3. Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard Chicken

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Craving a taste of real Southern comfort? You haven't experienced it until you've tried "meat and three": a hearty plate of your choice of meat surrounded by three delicious veggie sides. Bobby Flay takes this classic to new heights with his baked chicken, glazed in a sweet and spicy honey sauce inspired by Savannah Bee Company's tupelo honey.

4 Smoky Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

Flay’s smoky shrimp and cheesy grits are super easy to make and take very little time only around 25 minutes. Steaming hot grits mixed with plenty of cheddar cheese and then topped with garlicky shrimp and smoky bacon is a flavorful dish. Flay even says "This is, hands down, the best dish anybody ever made for me during my travels in the U.S.”

5. Dill Pickles

Dill Pickles

These pickles may seem incredibly simple to you, but when used the right amount of garlic and dill are intensely crunchy and refreshing right out of the refrigerator. You can easily enjoy these pickles with a variety of meals. 

6. Juicy Texas Burgers

One of the main dishes for which Chef Bobbly is famous is Burgers. He’s a well-known burger lover, he’s even opened restaurants dedicated to his burgers, with the name Bobby’s Burgers. 

The Chef created this recipe for actress Stephanie March, who is a Texan and loves brisket and coleslaw. You might be wrong if you think that Bobby Flay Burger is similar to your run-of-the-mill BBQ burger. There are so many fun things about this recipe, this one is a juicy grilled burger glazed with BBQ sauce and topped with Flay’s coleslaw recipe. A Texas-inspired juicy burger will definitely win your burger-loving heart. 

7. Buttermilk-Biscuit Peach Cobbler

 Buttermilk-Biscuit Peach Cobbler

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When making buttermilk-biscuit peach cobbler, Bobby Flay follows a unique approach he bakes the biscuits separately from the fruit so the undersides cook completely, then just before he serves, he sets the biscuits on the fruit and bakes them for a few more minutes, so they can soak up some of the juices without getting soggy.

8. Coconut-buttermilk pie with Blackberry Caramel

Coconut-buttermilk pie with Blackberry Caramel

Source: Food & Wine

A little different from our favorite Apple pie, Bobby Flay’s pie is creamy and crispy but what sets it over the top is the luscious and silky blackberry caramel made with freshest blackberries and blackberry liqueur. 

9. Pimiento Cheese Grits

Pimiento Cheese Grits

Source: Food Network

Pimento Cheese Grits are a perfect combo of two Southern favorites. Flay makes this clever dish by adding the classic ingredients of pimiento cheese into warm, creamy grits,  switching up smoky Spanish piquillos for the jarred pimientos. You’ll love this creamy and rich dish and with eggs and bacon for a hearty and delicious breakfast. 

10. Grilled Oysters with Spicy Tarragon Butter

Like other Bobby Flay dishes, there is something special about this dish as well. The NYC Chef tops his oysters with a bland of butter, tarragon, and hot sauce, then returns them to the grill so the butter melts into little pools in the shells. 

11. Nacho Burgers

Nacho Burgers

Source: Today

Another popular Bobby Flay burger, but of all the burger recipes the Food Network has run, and of the six from Chef Bobby, this one is the over-the-top best. With juicy meat, gooey cheese, salsa, and tortilla chips, this burger recipe is a must-try for you.

12. Kentucky Hot Brown

First made in 1926 by Fred K. Schmidt at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky Hot Browns are open-faced warm sandwiches filled with roast turkey, lightly charred tomatoes, creamy Mornay sauce, crisp bacon, and melted cheese. But, Bobby Flay makes the sauce with cheddar and Parmesan and begins his sandwiches on a foundation of buttered toast. His smothers an open-face turkey sandwich with cheese sauce and bacon is his version of the extraordinary Louisville classic.

13. Deviled Eggs with Pickled Shrimp

Deviled Eggs with Pickled Shrimp

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For exciting and flavorful creamy dill and chive-deviled eggs, Chef Bobby Flay tops them with tangy pickled shrimp. And the best part about this dish is that both the shrimp and hard-boiled eggs can be made a couple of days in advance.

14. Smoky Orange Vinaigrette

Smoky Orange Vinaigrette

Source: Food & Wine

Smoky Orange Vinaigrette is a versatile dressing that works well on multiple types of salads, especially those with leafy greens, but can also be used as a marinade for chicken or fish, or even a dipping sauce for crudités. This Bobby Flay’s marmalade-sweetened dressing has bold flavors that taste best, especially with grain salads or grilled meat.

15. Creamy Garlic Vinaigrette

Creamy Garlic Vinaigrette

Source: Food & Wine

For this tribute to creamy Caesar dressing, Bobby Flay adds sweet roasted garlic puree instead of lots of mayonnaise.

16. Cheyenne Burgers with Onion Rings

Cheyenne Burgers with Onion Rings

Source: DC Outlook

Flay’s Cheyenne burger is basically a double-smoked bacon cheeseburger with the addition of onion rings, barbecue sauce, and smoked cheddar. 

With Shoestring Onion Rings and BBQ sauce for the Cheyenne burger, Flay makes this recipe even more special. 

17. Collard Greens with Black-Eyed Peas

Our last dish in the list of top Bobby Flay recipes, the merge of two Southern classics, collard greens, and black-eyed peas, is not only delicious but a super smart dish also. Bobby Flay in this recipe uses canned chipotles in adobo to give the dish a smoky flavor.

That’s it, these are the top 17 recipes made by Chef Bobby Flay, so what are you going to start with? Or are there any Flay’s recipes you’d love to add to this list? Comment down below!

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. What recipes are Bobby Flay known for?

Cedar-planked salmon with Lemon and Dill, Southwestern Burgers, Cioppino, Smoky Orange Vinaigrette, Cheyenne Burgers with Onion Rings, and Kentucky Hot Brown are a few of the most popular dishes for which Bobby Flay is known. He’s also known for his innovative takes on classic recipes, his love for bold flavors, and his mastery of grilling techniques. 

Q. Why is Bobby Flay famous?

Bobby Flay is mostly famous for appearing on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America, and his frequent appearances on the competitive cooking show earned him the nickname “Iron Chef Flay.” He also starred in Grillin' & Chillin'. Today he’s known as more than just a chef, he’s a household name associated with bold flavors, grilling mastery, and a dash of competitive spirit. 

Q. What is Bobby Flay's signature dish?

It’s a little tricky to determine Bobby Flay’s exact “signature dish”, as his vast repertoire and love for exploration make pinpointing one specific dish difficult. But there are a few Bobby Flay’s dishes that can be considered nearest to signature dishes including Spicy Southwestern Burgers, Grilled Cedar-Planked Salmon with Lemon and Dill, and Cioppino. 

Q. How many of Bobby Flay's restaurants are still open?

According to sources, currently, there are a total of six Bobby Flay’s restaurants that are still in operation across the US, one Amalfi, five Bobby's Burger Palaces, and one delivery-focused steak restaurant.

Q. How many restaurants does Bobby Flay own?

Chef Bobby Flay currently owns two restaurants in his own right, one is  Amalfi and Wonder, and another of Bobby Flay Steak. But, he’s also heavily involved in and profits from a wider network of restaurants through branding and licensing, bringing the total of six active restaurants under the Bobby Flay umbrella. 

Q. How much does Bobby Flay make a year?

After examining several factors, various sources estimate, that it appears that Flay’s annual income is anywhere between $5 million to $7 million, and maybe even higher considering his diverse income streams.

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