What Our Favorite Celebs Actually Cook For Themselves

Real talk: if I was a celebrity, I would find it very easy to never pick up a skillet or knife again. After all, no more cooking means no more dishes, right? (I'd also have someone make my bed every day, too). But not all celebs are as quick to bid their kitchens adieu. Of course, it may help that some of these celebs, like Kylie Jenner, can also afford a tricked-out kitchen for all that cooking.

We've rounded up 15 times that our favorite celebs, from Gigi Hadid to Jesse Tyler Ferguson, impressed us with their culinary prowess. While some people, like Chriss Teigen, are well-known for their skills in the kitchen, there are some that still surprised us with their culinary prowess. Just wait till you see what Anna Kendrick can do with a cookie.

Ahead, the celebs we'd totally love to get a dinner invite from.
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Kylie Jenner
The youngest Karshashian-Jenner sister is actually a pretty busy cook. Though her short-lived app-only show, Cooking With Kylie, is seemingly no more, she still uses Snapchat to give us a glimpse into her kitchen doings, including her instant Ramen hack.
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Chelsea Peretti
The Brooklyn 99 star shared a before pic of her version of Terry Crews' family recipe, "mac and jeezy."
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Reese Witherspoon
Reese's food 'grams are primarily of coffee and adorable meals she makes for her youngest child, Tennessee (appropriately hashtagged #ToddlerEats). But occasionally she gives us a glimpse into her adult cooking projects, like these adorable lemon squares.
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Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy's food prowess is pretty much beyond dispute at this point (she's written a legit cookbook, after all). But we were perhaps the most impressed with her when she revealed she knows the secrets to the perfect hard-boiled egg.
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Mindy Kaling
Celebrities: They're just as obsessed with Chrissy Teigen as us! Mindy showed major love for Chrissy's cookbook, and included snaps of her two favorite recipes, her King's Hawaiian egg sliders and pot pie soup.
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Kim Kardashian
When Kim started posting her weekly Soul Food Sunday snaps last summer, the internet was skeptical — to say the least. But after Chrissy Teigen tweeted her praise, we were convinced.
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Blake Lively
She may not be the best food 'grammer in the world, but Blake wins points for enthusiasm. Her homemade biscuits, from the Heartlandia cookbook, "changed [her] life."
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Gigi Hadid
This process shot from Gigi's homemade apple and peach crumble has us longing for warmer days.
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Taylor Swift
If you only looked at Taylor's Instagram, you might assume she only cooks and eats cookies. Not that there's anything wrong with that!
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Elizabeth Banks
Yeah, our Christmas brunch involved homemade latkes, poached eggs, and caviar, too (in our dreams).
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Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwen's Goop-friendly creations have filled four cookbooks. But not all of her recipes are so complicated. This quesadilla decked out with a poached egg, guac, and fresh salsa is something we'd love to whip up for an easy weeknight meal.
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Carrie Underwood
Carrie's Instagram of her overnight oats even included the easy recipe. Thanks for sharing, Carrie!
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Drew Barrymore
Drew used The Meatball Shop's iconic recipe to make her own spaghetti and meatballs.
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Anna Kendrick
She can act, sing, dance, and, as it turns out, decorate cookies like nobody's business. Is Anna Kendrick a quadruple threat now?
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Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Will Jesse Tyler Ferguson be the next celeb with a cookbook? Based on his Instagram feed, we wouldn't be surprised. He used green chiles from New Mexico to make this slow cooker pork stew.

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