Do you enjoy using your dehydrator to preserve more of your food?
Well, then be prepared to have your mind blown because I bet you aren’t aware of exactly how many recipes you can actually create using your dehydrator.
But you can make all kinds of delicious things from veggie chips to yogurt. Who knew, right?
So if that sounds interesting to you, then keep on reading because I’m going to bring you some of the fascinating food dehydrator recipes the internet has to offer.
Recipes for Your Dehydrator
I mentioned this already, but I was totally shocked when I found out you could actually create homemade yogurt in your food dehydrator.
If that sounds complicated, then you’ll be relieved to know that there are lots of details and pictures to help you through the process.
2. Dehydrated Sweet Peppers
Do you get a large harvest of sweet peppers every year? If so, then you’ll be glad to know that you can use your dehydrator to help you process them.
But the best part is you only have to clean, chop, and then place on the dehydrator. It is a simple process that will give your harvest a whole new use.
3. Dehydrated Celery
Do you use celery in your soups each winter? Wouldn’t it be great if you could just dehydrate a bunch of it and toss it into your soup as needed?
Well, thanks to this recipe, you can do just that. You just wash, cut, and dehydrate. Then toss some in when you are ready to use it.
4. Dehydrating Cheese
Are you a prepper or someone that likes to keep lots of food on hand in case of an emergency of some sort?
Well, if so, then you’ll be glad to know that you can actually dehydrate cheese and store it for a longer amount of time.
5. Dehydrated Bread
You may decide that you want to use your dehydrator to make delicious items like breadcrumbs, or you could actually dehydrate Angel Food cake to enjoy it on a backpacking trip.
So if either of these suggestions sounds like something you’d like to try, then you’ll definitely want to check out their tutorials. They also share how you can dehydrate pita bread as well.
6. Raw Crackers
If you are on a raw food diet, then you’ll love this recipe which helps recreate a raw version of a cracker. You basically put sundried tomatoes, walnuts, ground flax, oregano, and some other spices in a food processor.
When the ingredients are thoroughly blended, you place them on the dehydrator sheet until they are dry and crisp.
7. Dehydrated Butter
I have some friends that like to be prepared in case of an emergency. They found out through their own experimenting that you can preserve butter by canning it.
Well, if you don’t want to deal with canning butter for preservation, then you can follow this recipe and dehydrate it so you can keep it on hand for whenever you may need it.
8. Dehydrated Cranberries
Dried cranberries are some of my favorite dried fruits. I love the way they taste by themselves or when put in a delicious trail mix.
So if you like dehydrated cranberries too, then you’ll be glad to know that there is a detailed tutorial and recipe for creating your own at home.
9. Dehydrated Cherries
I just mentioned how much I love dried cranberries. I have to tell you though, dried cherries are my favorite dried fruit of all time.
So if you love dried cherries too because they are yummy on their own or tossed in a trail mix with some dark chocolate, then you’ll definitely want to check out this recipe.
10. Chocolate Banana Fruit Roll Up Leather
You know, I think we all know that you can make some pretty delicious fruit leathers in a dehydrator. They are great tasting and healthy too.
But when I realized you could make a chocolate fruit leather in a dehydrator, well, it basically captivated me. If you like chocolate fruit leathers too, then you’ll want to check out this recipe.
11. Creamsicle Fruit Leather
Would you believe I’m not a huge fan of oranges, but I love anything creamsicle flavored? It is true. Which is why I was so excited to find this recipe.
Basically, they take applesauce, yogurt, and frozen orange juice concentrate and make an absolutely delicious treat.
12. Dehydrated Green Onions
Do you like to put some green onions in or on your soup? If so, then you’ll be glad to know that you can grow a bunch and then preserve your harvest.
Then you can dehydrate them, store them pretty easily, and use them all winter long to flavor your soup and pasta dishes.
13. Spicy Raw Onion Rings
This recipe seems really delicious regardless of what diet plan you are following. You will coat the onion rings in delicious seasonings.
Then you’ll dehydrate the onion rings until they are crisp and crunchy. Finally, you get to enjoy delicious onion rings that never had to be fried.
14. Soak and Dehydrate Nuts
You may have never thought about dehydrating nuts, but what if you have multiple nut trees on your property?
Then you’ll need a way to store them for long-term use. If you have a dehydrator, you can do that thanks to this recipe.
15. Dehydrated Potato Chips
Do you love potato chips, but don’t love all of the frying and greasiness of regular potato chips?
Well, then you’ll be glad to know that there is a recipe where you can actually create crispy, dehydrated potato chips for a much healthier option.
16. Raw Corn Chips
If you are on a raw diet, then you often have to get creative when it comes to eating some of your go-to favorites.
For instance, I love chips and salsa. So if I were on a raw diet, then this recipe for raw corn chips would be one that I would definitely want to try out for myself.
17. Peanut Butter Banana Chips
It is a common thing to dehydrate banana chips so you can enjoy them in things like cereal or trail mix. But this recipe definitely steps it up a notch.
Basically, you cut up banana slices, put peanut butter on top of them in a container with a lid, then you mix them up really well so they are coated before you put them in the dehydrator.
18. Rhubarb Candy
Do you grow your own rhubarb but find it difficult to find enough things to do with it? If so, then you’ll want to tune into this recipe.
So you just create a simple syrup and coat the rhubarb in it. Then place it in the dehydrator until done. From there, you’ll have a healthy, sweet snack.
19. Dehydrated Eggs
If you are someone that is concerned about storing up food for any occasion, then you’ll be interested to know that you can actually dehydrate eggs.
Or if you are just overrun with eggs, you’ll be glad to know that by following this recipe you can dehydrate them for later use.
20. Dehydrated Raspberries
We have a lot of raspberry bushes around our property. It can be overwhelming at times to figure out what to do with them all.
So I was relieved when I saw this recipe to dehydrate them. That way, they can still be used but stored much easier without taking up canning jars or freezer space.
21. Dehydrated Mushrooms
This recipe is very exciting to me. My oldest child and my older sister both love mushrooms and I’m constantly canning them.
But now I know that I can dehydrate them so we can incorporate them into recipes without taking up canning jars.
22. Dehydrated Frozen Vegetables
There are lots of people nowadays that are prepping for disaster. It seems every time you turn on the news something scary is happening so they feel the need to be as prepared as possible.
Well, if you’d like to be prepared but don’t want to grow all of your food, you’ll be glad to know that this recipe shows you how to take frozen vegetables and dehydrate them for later use.
23. Dehydrated Jalapeno Peppers
If you are a fan of spicy food, then you are going to love this recipe. You can either purchase jalapeno peppers or utilize your own harvest.
Then you prepare the peppers as you normally would. Yet, when they are sliced, you’ll place them in the dehydrator until crispy.
24. Dehydrated Garlic
If you grow your own garlic, it is good to know what to do with it. You can preserve it many different ways, but dehydrating it seems to be pretty easy.
So not only will this recipe show you how to dehydrate it, but it also will show you how to turn dehydrated garlic into garlic powder.
25. Crispy Orange Chips
If you enjoy oranges, then you’ll be glad to know that you can now dehydrate them so you enjoy them all year long.
So you’ll just need to slice the oranges and place them on the dehydrator until they are crispy and ready for your enjoyment.
26. Kiwi Chips
A lot of people really enjoy fruit chips. It is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy a snack. But why should you have to stick with the basic banana chips?
Well, you shouldn’t. If you love kiwis you’ll be glad to know that this recipe shows you how to turn them into chips too.
27. Radish chips
I love this recipe. My husband really likes to grow hearty vegetables during the cold months so we can still have fresh produce.
Well, radishes are one of those vegetables, and I honestly struggle with what to do with all of them. Thanks to this recipe, I now have a new and tasty option.
28. Beet Chips
Beets are another one of those cold weather vegetables that you often have an abundance of and wonder, “What in the world do I do with all of this?”
Well, you can now make beet chips. They are a healthy snacking option that doesn't require much to make.
29. Parmesan Garlic Zucchini Chips
Are you in the market for a new, healthy chip? Why not consider going with a recipe that you can make yourself?
Well, if that sounds like a game plan, then consider making these cheesy and garlicky zucchini chips. They sound delicious!
30. Healthy Cantaloupe Chips
Do you grow a lot of cantaloupes each summer? Even if you don’t, you can usually find them pretty cheap when they are in season.
Well, either way, you’ll be happy to know that you can turn delicious cantaloupe into a wonderful fruity chip.
31. Pepperoni Chips
If you are following the low-carb diet, then you’ll definitely want to pay attention to this recipe because it could be your new version of a chip.
Basically, you just put pepperonis in a dehydrator and let them dry out. Then you can eat them as a protein-filled snack.
32. Carrot Chips
In case you haven’t noticed by now, you can just about turn anything into a chip. Not to mention, they can be a healthier alternative to regular chips too.
So whether you grow carrots, or you just buy them really cheaply, thanks to this recipe you now have a healthy and inexpensive chip option.
33. Dehydrated Blueberries
We are overrun with blueberry bushes on our property. This is a good problem to have, but you still have to get creative on how to preserve them all.
Thankfully, this recipe shows you how you can preserve blueberries by dehydrating them. This is a great option for storage purposes and snacking purposes too.
34. Dehydrated Pineapple Chunks
If you are someone who loves super sweet treats, then you’ll be glad to know that this recipe falls into that category.
But even better it falls into the category of healthy as well. You’ll just need to cut the pineapple into chunks and let the dehydrator do its thing.
35. Dehydrated Marshmallows
Have you ever wondered how sugary cereals create those delicious little marshmallow pieces? Have you ever wanted to recreate that in your own homemade cereals?
Well, now you can. You just need to get small marshmallows and dehydrate them. This recipe will give you all of the specifics.
36. Dehydrated Mangoes
You can make a million different varieties of trail mix, especially when you know how to dehydrate different types of fruit.
Well, if you follow this recipe you will now be able to dehydrate mangoes to enjoy in your trail mix and as a snack.
37. Caramel Apple Chips
This is another great recipe for a healthier sweet treat. You slice up green apples and then coat them lightly with caramel.
From there, you pop them in your dehydrator until they are crispy and ready to enjoy. This is a great snack that is easy to make and can be portable too.
38. Red Strawberry Dehydrated Twizzlers
This recipe calls for things like date paste and beetroot juice. These may sound different, but they end up creating a great little paste that you can squeeze out of a pastry bag.
Then you just dehydrate the mixture until they are chewy and ready to enjoy. Now, you have a recipe for a healthy candy treat.
39. Pumpkin Leather
My kids absolutely love pumpkin. This recipe claims that the Pumpkin Leather tastes like a portable piece of pumpkin pie.
So if you would like to have a healthy snack that tastes like a portable pie, then you’ll want to check this recipe out.
40. Dried Lemon Peels
If you are like me, then you are constantly looking for ways to reutilize something instead of just tossing it.
Well, this recipe will help you to reutilize lemon peels. If you use lemons for a recipe, then you’ll be happy to know that you don’t have to throw away those peels. Instead, dehydrate them. It would be great to pop in your tea.
41. Dehydrated Onions
I’ll be honest, we cook a lot with onions in our home. As much as I enjoy cooking with them, I hate cutting them.
So that is why I love this idea. You can cut up a bunch of onions at once, then dehydrate them so you can toss them in any recipe without all of the chopping.
42. Yogurt Drops
Do you ever see those neat little yogurt drops that you can purchase conveniently at the store for a rather costly price?
Well, you no longer have to pay that price. Instead, you can follow this recipe and create them yourself.
43. Green Bean Chips
These chips are another healthy option for you. The recipe seasons the green beans a little to begin with.
Then they toss them in the dehydrator and let them absorb a ton of flavor. They don’t end up pretty, but they sure do taste good.
44. Kale Chips
I think kale was the original vegetable chip that made everyone go wild. If you fell in love with vegetable chips through kale, then you’ll definitely want to try this recipe.
Basically, you just clean the kale and toss them in the dehydrator. From there, you can enjoy them and get plenty of nutrients while doing so.
45. Crispy Parmesan Tomato Chips
These veggie chips look absolutely wonderful. You dry out your tomatoes that you’ve cut into round chips.
Then you sprinkle with cheese and fresh herbs to add some more flavor to them. They look like they could become an easy favorite.
46. Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Popcorn
You’ll begin this recipe by cleaning up your cauliflower, chopping it into proportionate size pieces, and then seasoning.
From there, you’ll allow it to dehydrate in your dehydrator until crispy and ready for consumption. They look delicious!
47. Dehydrated Sun-Dried Tomatoes
When you see the term ‘sun dried tomatoes’ on a menu or in a recipe, then you know that the dish should be pretty delicious because they take time.
Well, that is until someone created this recipe. Now you can create sundried tomatoes in no-time using your dehydrator.
So you now have over 40 different recipes that can be easily made in your dehydrator. Who knew it was such a useful little kitchen appliance?
But now I’d like to hear from you. What do you like to make in your dehydrator? Is there something you recommend NOT making in your dehydrator?
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