Ina Garten Shares the Best Thing to Eat for a Broken Heart

updated May 24, 2019
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For Valentine’s Day this year, Ina Garten went on the TODAY show and talked all things love and food — two things she’s very well-versed in. Best known for her incredible cookbooks and TV show on the Food Network, the Barefoot Contessa has been married to her best friend, Jeffrey, for 49 years now and their love has garnered its own kind of fame. She even dedicated her latest cookbook to all the recipes she likes making for her husband.

On the segment you see below, Ina gives all sorts of advice on love, including her advice for younger couples and the right food to cook for someone (not something you like, but something they like!). She also includes the best food for a broken heart, which might surprise you.

“Sometimes things don’t work out in a relationship and you have to go back to comfort food. And I’d say a nice turkey lasagna will make you feel all better,” Ina says towards the end of the video (skip to 2:20 to see her say it).

My personal preference for breakup food is ice cream, which I might imagine is the case for many people — but not for Ina. Her breakup food takes an hour and 20 minutes to prepare and serves eight people. Or, you know, just you for eight days.

Ina has the recipe for turkey lasagna on the Food Network and it seems easy enough to make at home. The recipe includes four different cheeses — mozzarella, Parmesan, ricotta, and goat cheese — which is exactly the amount of cheese I think would be necessary when you’re feeling bad about things. The noodles and sweet Italian turkey sausage don’t hurt, either.

Get the Recipe: Ina Garten’s Turkey Lasagna on The Food Network

What do you think is the best breakup food?