50 Delicious Recipes Made with Wine

I love a glass of wine while I make dinner and it’s even better when a little of that delicious wine ends up in our dinner!

It’s usually the least chaotic time in this house since everyone is busy with after-school activities so just like getting up early before everyone else to enjoy a hot cup of coffee, a glass of wine while making dinner is perfect! However, I love adding a splash of wine to my recipes to create something truly special!

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From dinner to dessert, there’s always a delicious way to finish a bottle of wine (as if you really need a way to finish a bottle)! Check out these amazing recipes made with wine!

Cooking with Wine

Cooking with wine is a great way to add flavor to a dish! However, if you’re new to cooking with wine don’t be intimidated! Recipes made with wine can be seriously complicated or super easy. The recipes below range in difficulty and even include a few easy week-night meals made in a crockpot or Instant Pot!

Make sure you’re choosing the right type of wine for your dish though!

A dry white wine, such as a Sauvignon Blanc, is perfect for lighter dishes such as fish and chicken.

A dry red wine, such as a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, goes great with heavier dishes such as steak or lasagna. Once you have the right type of wine add a little wine in your glass and a little in the pan to deglaze it or add a few splashes to a sauce or stew.

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Or get fancy and try a Tempranillo wine, a dry, full bodied wine that pairs well with Tapas! Learn more Tempranillo wine pairings here.

From dinner to desserts, vegan to meat-eaters wine can be used to enhance almost any type of dish!

Just remember to never cook with wine you wouldn’t drink!

A bottle of Sauvignon blanc white wine to be used in cooking.

So crack open that bottle of wine, pour yourself and glass, and get inspired by these recipes made with wine!

Main Dishes

From fish to beef to pork to vegetarian, you're sure to find the perfect recipe made with wine here!

Wine Poached Cod with Sweet Onion
Wine Poached Cod with Sweet Onion Drizzle
Treat yourself to an easy and elegant dinner of Wine Poached Cod with Sweet Onion Drizzle. This recipe is gluten-free, paleo, and perfect for a luxurious date night without all the fuss!
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Salmon with Cherry Sauce
Salmon in Cherry Wine Sauce
Salmon in cherry wine sauce is flavored with bay, fennel, and thyme. Elegant enough for a special dinner, it's easy and healthy enough for a weeknight meal.
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Crock Pot Beef Tips
Slow Cooker Beef Tips
Easy and tasty, Slow Cooker Beef Tips combines economical beef tips with mushrooms and red wine for an elegant but hearty entree.
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Dutch Oven Beef Stew
Dutch Oven Beef Stew | Healthy & Gluten-Free
Dutch oven beef stew is healthy, easy, gluten-free, & is made all in one pot! Make sure to use a cast iron pot in the oven, & don’t forget the red wine!
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Mushroom Pasta
Vegan Mushroom Pasta – Planted in the Kitchen
This savory mushroom pasta is always a hit at dinnertime! It's made using white wine to enhance the flavor of the dish and will have everyone at the table asking for seconds!
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Turkey Meat Sauce with Wine
Simple and Flavorful Turkey Meat sauce
Using red wine adds some nice depth to the flavor profile of this delicious ground turkey meat sauce.
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Bolognese Sauce
Homemade Bolognese
Bolognese sauce is a classic Italian sauce for pasta and red wine adds a depth of flavor that's delicious! I love using it in my lasagna!
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Brisket with Wine
Moroccan Style Tender Braised Brisket
This amazing Brisket recipe uses dried fruits and red wine for natural sweetness, which combine perfectly with aromatics and warm spices.
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Chicken Chasseur
Chicken Chasseur French Hunter’s Chicken
Chicken Chasseur is also known as Hunter’s Chicken, chicken thighs in delicious wine and cognac-infused tomato sauce. It’s a one-skillet French classic.
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Beef Bourguignon
Julia Child’s Recipe for Beef Bourguignon
Classic Beef Bourguignon is the beef stew of all stews. This is a fun recipe to make because it involves real cooking and real wine. Best of all, it is a timeless dish that never loses its appeal.
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Chicken Noodle Soup
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
The perfect comfort food! Homemade chicken noodle soup is the best soup when you're feeling under the weather!
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Red Wine Marinated Steak
Red Wine Marinated Steak
Time to get fancy, in the easiest possible way with this red wine-marinated steak. Perfectly rich and cooked to perfection with the reverse sear method, it's perfectly juicy with the most wonderful crispy crust.
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Braised Chicken with Apricot
Mediterranean Braised Chicken with Apricots
This gorgeous Mediterranean braised chicken is your coq au vin taken to the next level! So many layers of flavor, yet so easy. Impress your guests or save it for yourself, the choice is yours!
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Peposo – Tuscan Red Wine Beef Stew
Peposo is a traditional Tuscan Beef Stew originating from Florence. It truly is the simplest stew you'll ever make yet it has so much flavor. Made with garlic, lots of black pepper and a whole bottle of red wine, super delicious and perfect served with creamy polenta.
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Cornish Hens with Rosemary Wine Sauce
Cornish Hens with Rosemary Wine Sauce – Weight Watchers Friendly
These Easy Baked Cornish Hens with Rosemary Wine Sauce are the perfect date night recipe, for Valentine's day, birthday dinner, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, or fancy enough for a dinner party. This recipe is also economical, simple, easy to make, Weight Watchers friendly and can be made in advance.
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Chicken Caccitore in the Oven
Baked Chicken Cacciatore
This easy Baked Chicken Cacciatore recipe is baked in the oven with chicken breasts (or thighs), using pantry ingredients like white wine, canned tomatoes, onions, and garlic. It's perfect for either a weeknight dinner or a special occasion such as a birthday, date, night, or Valentine's Day.
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Coq au Vin
Julia Child’s Coq au Vin
Julia Child's Coq au Vin is a classic French dish. You make this delicious chicken stew with red wine, chicken, and stock.
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Chicken Thighs in Mustard Sauce
Pan Seared Chicken with Dijon Mustard Sauce
This Chicken with Dijon Mustard Sauce is pan-seared in a cast iron skillet to keep the chicken moist and juicy, then basted with the most delicious and creamy mustard sauce. All you need is 1 pan and about 30 minutes to make.
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Chicen Osso Buco
Instant Pot Chicken Osso Buco Recipe
Braised chicken thighs are cooked in a vegetable and white wine sauce and served over pasta, risotto, or mashed potatoes. This 30-Minute chicken osso buco recipe is easy to make.
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Garlic Butter Pasta
Garlic Butter Pasta Recipe – Chisel & Fork
This garlic butter pasta is the quintessential light pasta recipe that's loaded with garlic, lemon, and some good white wine which you can drink with it.
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Dutch Oven Pot Roast
Dutch Oven Red Wine Braised Pot Roast
This Pot Roast recipe is braised in a delicious red wine sauce with potatoes and carrots. Seared on the stove then slow-roasted in the oven and simple to make, it's the perfect comfort food recipe for the whole family.
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Chicken and White Wine Sauce
Chicken with White Wine Sauce Recipe
Crispy and saucy chicken thighs cooked in a skillet with a creamy white wine sauce and bacon make this meal a go-to for dinner.
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Pork Ragu
Instant Pot Pork Ragu
This homemade Instant Pot Pork Ragu is the ultimate comfort food. The pressure cooker braises pork shoulder in a fraction of the time to make juicy, succulent shredded pork in rich red wine and tomato sauce. This easy recipe is great for Sunday supper or a quick weeknight meal.
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Pumpkin Mushroom Risotto
Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto
Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto infuses classic risotto with delicious fall flavor. This unique combination is sweet and savory with cheesy Parmesan and umami-rich mushrooms. It's great for a fancy date night, Thanksgiving, or a weeknight dinner!
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Spicy Meatball Pasta
Spicy and Creamy Swedish Meatball Pasta
This delicious Spicy And Creamy Swedish Meatball Pasta is a perfect weekday meal made with juicy homemade meatballs cooked in a creamy white wine sauce. It is very easy to make, and full of flavor. You can prepare it in advance for a lazy Sunday lunch or a delicious dinner that would please everyone.
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Pumpkin Risotto
Pumpkin Risotto (Risotto Alla Zucca) – Cooking Gorgeous
Pumpkin Risotto (or Risotto Alla Zucca) is a creamy, comforting, and extremely delicious autumn dish made with arborio rice, pumpkin, Homemade Vegetable Stock, and parmesan cheese. This classic Italian risotto dish is perfect for entertaining: it is elegant, easy to make, and ready in just 40 minutes!
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Pasta with clams in white wine sauce
Pasta with Clams and White Wine Sauce
This Pasta with Clams and White Wine Sauce is an elegant, easy dinner you can make in about 20 minutes.
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Braised Beef Cheeks
Braised Beef Cheeks
Slow Braised Beef Cheeks in red wine is a flavourful, rich, and comforting dish that is elegant enough to serve for a dinner party and easy enough for a mid-week meal. This melt-in-the-mouth stew is best when served with Creamy Mashed Potatoes or buttery Turkish Rice (Sehriyeli Pilav) and sautéed green vegetables.
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Linguine with clams
Linguine with Clams in a Garlic sauce an Authentic Italian Recipe- Chef Dennis
This classic Italian dish can be on your dinner table in less time than it takes to pick up takeout. The only problem is it will be better than your favorite Italian restaurant!
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Chicken Mushroom in White Wine Sauce
Chicken with Mushrooms in White Wine Sauce
Tender, moist chicken in a white wine, garlic, mushroom, and Parmesan sauce. Served with hot, steamed rice. Perfect for every day or for guests.
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Shepherds Pie Casserole
Unique And Flavorful Ground Turkey Shepherd’s Pie
A mouthwatering, savory shepherd’s pie that marries fluffy mashed potatoes with ground turkey. Treat your family to this feast on a cold weekend night.
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Penne al Salmome
Penne al Salmone
This Penne Al Salmone is a light, fresh pasta with flaked pan-seared salmon, sweet burst cherry tomatoes, and a white wine sauce. The addition of white wine adds brightness and a touch of acidity for a well-rounded dish.
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Chicken Pinot Noir with Mushrooms
Chicken Pinot Noir with Wild Mushrooms and Fresh Basil
Chicken Pinot Noir with Wild Mushrooms and Fresh Basil has a rich, yet light wine sauce with earthy wild mushrooms for an impressive dish with a European flair!
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Lamb Ragu
Italian Lamb Shanks with Parmesan Polenta
Dry Italian red wine is a flavorful component of this Braised Lamb Shank Recipe. Try it over polenta!
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Beef Tenderloin in Wine Sauce
Roast Beef Tenderloin Recipe with Red Wine Sauce
This impressive Roast Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce is melt-in-your-mouth delicious and perfect for any special occasion or celebration.
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mushroom risotto
Red Wine Mushroom Risotto
This red wine mushroom risotto recipe puts a fresh twist on classic risotto. With sautéed baby portobello mushrooms, fresh thyme, and plenty of butter and parmesan cheese. The perfect cold-weather comfort food!
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White Wine Garlic baked shrimp
White Wine Garlic Baked Shrimp
This simple white wine garlic baked shrimp is perfect for weeknight meals! Tasty shrimp or prawns in an easy white wine sauce that's great over pasta, toast, rice, or vegetables!
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Appetizers, Sides & Sauces

Appetizers, sides, and sauces. all featuring wine!

Easy French Onion Soup
Best ever French Onion soup. This is definitely the best homemade french onion soup recipe! It is easy to make and the key is to caramelize the onions and reduce the wine.
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Eel Sauce
Eel Sauce (Unagi Sauce)
This eel sauce recipe is the perfect combination of salty and sweet with deep umami for your favorite sushi roll. It is also great on meat, vegetables, and Japanese tempura.
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cheese and wine
Grilled Camembert (with White Wine) and Vis Ma Vigne
Learn this delicious cheese dish you can make on the barbecue as they do in France! All you need is cheese, wine and bread!
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Brussel Sprouts Wine
Red Wine Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts
The red wine, balsamic glaze offers a subtle sweetness and brightness from the acid, while the prosciutto bread crumbs round out the dish, bringing in crunchy texture and the perfect amount of salt.
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Dessert Recipes Made With Wine

Wine isn't just for dinner recipes! Try these amazing dessert recipes made with wine!

Wine Mousse Parfait
Wine Mousse Parfait with Peach Compote
Sweet yet refreshing peach compote on silky Sauvignon Blanc mousse will be your new favorite and super simple dessert if you are a wine lover!
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Sangria Ice Pops
Sangria Ice Pops: White Wine and Strawberry Freezies
These sangria ice pops are made with white wine and strawberries for a delicious homemade grown-up summer freezie with alcohol! The best part is that it only takes 2 ingredients to make this alcohol-freezies recipe!
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Pinor Noir Brownies
Pinot Noir Chocolate Chip Brownies Recipe
These Pinot Noir Brownies are rich, decadent, and delicious! The red wine adds a subtle depth of flavor to each bite of these chocolatey desserts.
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Meringue Collection
Fig & Thyme Pavlova with Spicy Red Wine Plum Syrup
This Fig & Thyme Pavlova with Spicy Red Wine Plum Syrup is the only dessert recipe you'll ever need. Elegant, fruity, and just a touch of spice. Perfect for any season.
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Pear in Wine 2
Poached pears in wine – only 3 ingredients
This 3 ingredient dessert is so impressive and delicious! You'll use the recipe over and over again!
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Chocolate Souffle
Easy Chocolate Souffle with Red Wine Mulberry Sauce
Chocolate Soufflé with Red Wine Mulberry Sauce is an indulgent and special sweet treat that everyone will love.
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Pear in Wine
Pears in Red Wine
Traditional Spanish dessert “Peras al vino” or Pears in Red Wine is the best of two worlds; fruits and wine merging into a sweet, spiced and colorful dessert that couldn’t be easier to make.
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Sangria Cake
Sangria Cake
This Sangria Cake is a triple-layer red wine cake with a dreamy sangria buttercream!
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Chocolate Champagne Cake
Chocolate Champagne Cake
This Chocolate Champagne Cake has a super moist and chocolatey champagne cake with champagne Italian meringue buttercream and dark chocolate ganache!
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