These 12 Recipes Will Make an Unholy Mess in Your Oven (But They're Worth It)

These 12 Recipes Will Make an Unholy Mess in Your Oven (But They're Worth It)

Faith Durand
Aug 19, 2014
(Image credit: Emma Christensen)

Today is Day 7 of our Kitchn Cure, the yearly event when we roll up our sleeves and clean our kitchens from top to bottom; and on Day 7, you clean your oven.

But we had a thought. It's summertime. Who's been using their ovens? Not I. I bet your oven is gleaming and clean. So why not muss it up a bit? In the spirit of the well-used kitchen, the one that needs some elbow grease after all, let's make some recipes that really frack up the oven. Roast chicken, bacon-wrapped potato bites, blueberry pie, and all. Because you know what? All of these wonderful comfort foods make cleaning your oven worth the effort. They're awfully delicious — and terrible for your oven.

Bacon and All Its Works

Chicken Is the Greatest Evil

But Meatballs Verily Are the Worst

Sinister Meat

Vegetables Aren't Innocent Either

And Pie Has a Wicked Smile

  • Blueberry Pie - Just one drip and you have a fire on your hands.

All right, now that your oven is good and dirty, ready for Day 7 of the Cure?

→ Take The Kitchn Cure: The Kitchn Cure Day 7: Clean the Oven

Or did we miss your favorite way to really make a moment in the oven? Do share!

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