While some celebrities are surprisingly good cooks–or at least have good taste when it comes to curating a cookbook, like Gwyneth Paltrow’s “It’s All Good”–there are so many bad, weird and downright disgusting celebrity-sponsored recipes out there that we just had to share!
Mama June’s Sketti Sauce
The matriarch of the “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” franchise of reality shows proudly showed off her Sketti recipe in 2012. She mixes butter and ketchup together and then microwaves it to create a sauce she claims is “an old family recipe.”
Honestly, this one is equal parts gross and sad, speaking to the effects of generational poverty and the so-called food deserts where folks can’t access fresh, healthy foods. But this “recipe” spawned countless memes and even inspired celebrity chefs to try making it themselves to see how bad Sketti tastes.
Rachael Ray’s Chili Dog Bacon Cheeseburgers
This recipe is still available on the Food Network website despite the fact that it barely sounds like food. It involves mixing ground beef, chili powder, and diced hot dogs into an unholy burger-dog hybrid topped with cheddar cheese and bacon.
Rachael Ray recommends serving these bad boys on rolls with lettuce, cilantro and lime juice with a side of garlic-butter fries.
Kris Jenner’s Cream of Wheat
Okay, I almost feel bad about bringing this one up, but Kris Jenner’s cookbook, “In the Kitchen with Kris,” features a so-called recipe for Cream of Wheat that is just plain wrong. The instructions are to cook prepackaged Cream of Wheat according to the instructions on the box and serve with sugar and milk.
Excuse me, SUGAR in Cream of Wheat? That’s horrifying. Cream of Wheat should be served with salt and butter, and I will fight anyone who says different. Of course, the story behind this “recipe” is that Kris’s late husband Robert Kardashian could only eat this concoction during the last days of his fight against cancer, so now I feel guilty about mocking it.
Kylie Jenner’s Morning Bone Broth
Speaking of the Kardashian-Jenners, billionaire makeup mogul Kylie recently revealed that she drinks a bone broth health tonic first thing every morning. Kylie jazzes it up with lemon and lavender. So… that’s basically lavender-flavored chicken stock. For breakfast. Every day.
Even if drinking lukewarm chicken water with flowers in it turned out to be the secret to eternal youth, I still don’t think I could make myself do it.
Sandra Lee’s No-Bake Love Cake
The queen of “semi-homemade” recipes (and former First Lady of New York) Sandra Lee is notorious for using store-bought components in her food, but this one literally takes the cake.
Sandra Lee recommended that actual human people make their own wedding cakes by buying cake from the grocery store, frosting it with the stuff out of the can, and then sticking pre-made sugar cookies on the outside.
Chrissy Teigen’s Super Tuna Melt
Considering that Chrissy Teigen has a popular line of cookware at Target, you’d think she would be better at, you know, cooking. Her “Cravings” cookbook featured the Super Tuna Melt that includes half a stick of butter, half a cup of mayonnaise, and 6 thick slices of cheddar cheese.
Oh, and the recipe only makes TWO sandwiches. Chrissy claims, “I know my tuna, therefore I make the best effing tuna sandwich. I butter the bread to within an inch of its life and then fry the whole thing in a skillet until the cheddar melts into a cheesy river and the bread is basically a giant buttery cracker.”