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15 Recipes Inspired by Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Restaurant, Magnolia Table

Everyone's favorite HGTV couple just opened a restaurant. But even if you don't live in Texas, you can still enjoy some of Chip and Joanna Gaines' favorite foods from their menu.

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Joanna Gaines, left, and Chip Gaines pose for a portrait in New York to promote their home improvement show, "Fixer Upper," on HGTVShutterstock / Brian Ach/Invision/AP/REX

Thanks to Fixer Upper, we’ve all fallen in love with Chip and Joanna Gaines. It turns out the duo is good at more than renovating homes–they love to cook, too. The couple recently opened Magnolia Table, an amazing restaurant in Waco, Texas. Use our copycat recipes to create their classic Southern food in your kitchen!

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Avocado Toast

Chip actually hates this trendy toast! He even put a poll on the restaurant’s sign that said “Avocado toast? Honk once for yes, twice for no.” It’s on the Magnolia Table menu, so Joanna must’ve won out.
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Pimento Cheese Spread

The “1919 Pimento Cheese Sandwich” pays homage to the Elite Cafe, the old-school diner that Magnolia Table replaced. You can re-create the sandwich at home, using our savory Pimento Cheese Spread.
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Buttermilk Biscuits

According to Joanna, Chip eats flaky buttermilk biscuits every Saturday for breakfast (one with jam, the other smothered in gravy). Every week he says it’s the best breakfast he’s ever had. Aww!
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Cold Lemonade

Magnolia Diner helps quench your thirst with a cold glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade that’s locally made. Nothing beats lemonade! (Not your thing? Whip up a pitcher of sweet tea instead.)
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Donut Holes

Inspired by their daughter Ella, Magnolia Table’s delicious donut holes are coated in cinnamon sugar and served warm with chocolate dipping sauce. Yum! We hope Ella would love our recipe, too.

(Like mother, like daughter–see what Ella and Joanna have in common.)

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Breakfast Scramble

To recreate the “Kind Breakfast” at home, start with scrambled eggs then add slices of wheat berry toast, avocado and heirloom tomatoes on mixed greens. It’s hearty and healthy–what more could you want?
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Juicy Burger

The “Gaines Brothers Burger” is topped with melted Havarti, arugula, slices of heirloom tomato and either bacon onion jam or jalapeno drip jam for an extra kick. You can make a similar version at home–get the grill ready!
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Deviled Eggs

Magnolia Table serves deviled eggs with a twist. They’re sprinkled with brown sugar peppered bacon strips and served with spicy jalapeno jam. Our Bacon-Chedder Deviled Eggs are the perfect copycat!
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Grilled Cheese

Family is important to the Gaines’. Whip up our copycat recipe for “Emmie’s Grilled Cheese” (chosen by their daughter), and take a hint from the restaurant. Chip and Joanna placed phone holders at every table to encourage families to step away from the screen and spend time together.
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Breakfast Sandwich

If there’s one thing Chip knows (besides demolition!), it’s how to build a perfect breakfast sandwich. “Chip’s Ham Sandwich” includes fluffy scrambled eggs, thick-cut ham and melted cheddar between two halves of a homemade croissant. He’d be all over this version!
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Loaded Tater Tots

Elevated tater tots do exist… and they’re both a must-order at Magnolia Table and a must-make at home. The homemade potato bites are sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and fresh chives.
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Fluffy Pancakes

On the days that Chip is on breakfast duty at the Gaines house, he often cooks up giant buttermilk pancakes with a strips of peppered bacon on the side. It’s no surprise this combo made it on the Magnolia Table menu…and it could be a new tradition in your kitchen too!
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Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Lemon is Jo’s favorite flavor. Since she loves to bake, she incorporates the citrusy fruit in a lot of her goodies from Silos Baking Co., like lemon poppy seed bread that’s served as part of a fresh bread basket. You can easily follow in her footsteps!
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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Joanna spent years trying to perfect her chocolate chip cookie recipe (snag a fresh-baked one after your meal!). The trick is to use a little more brown sugar and a little less butter.

This is one of Joanna’s favorite foods–here are the others!

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Anyone who’s seen an episode of Fixer Upper knows that Jo loves cupcakes. So of course the Magnolia Table menu features a cupcake of the day! (There’s no reason you can’t have cupcakes for dessert tonight, right?)

Amanda Tarlton
As both a freelance lifestyle writer and editor for a national teen magazine, Amanda spends most of her time creating #content. In those (rare) moments when she's not at her desk typing furiously, she's likely teaching a hot yoga class, reading the latest chick-lit or baking a batch of her famous scones.