We can all agree there’s almost no better way to pass the time than cooking up a fun new recipe with your best friend: red wine.
I scoured the Internet for the most unique, fun, and creative recipes that incorporate red wine. These recipes are perfect for novices and experts alike, and you can feel free to use any old or new red wine in the house.
They range from savory to sweet to dinner to dessert, so pour yourself a glass and pick out your next foodie project!
Sangria Swirled Frozen Margaritas
What could possibly make a margarita better? Swirling red wine sangria into the finished product! This is far from your average marg and it looks not only delicious, but also gorgeous in a lime and salt-rimmed glass.
Instant Pot Red Wine & Beetroot Risotto
Another beautiful recipe that leverages the color of red wine to make a dish that's fun to eat and look at. It's a fun twist on an Italian favorite and the crispy garlic is the perfect finishing touch.
Japanese Beef Curry
Red wine, apples, curry roux, Worcestershire sauce, pickled radish... the ingredients for this dish are all over the place, but the final result looks incredible.
Fish with Red Wine Sauce & Rosemary Potatoes
Rachael Ray did it again! Some people think red wine and fish don't go together, but this dish proves them wrong. The savory red wine sauce with the flaky fish make this dish an extra special week night dinner.
Red Wine Gummy Bears
Take a trip back to your youth with these adorable red wine gummy bears! This recipe calls for malbec, but you could use any of your favorite reds to make these cute little treats.
Chocolate Wine Cupcakes with Wine Frosting
This dessert is made with a wine cake, wine frosting, AND a wine filling. In other words, the art of the dessert has been perfected with this cupcake.
Red Wine Spaghetti
Everyone enjoys red wine with spaghetti, but have you had red wine IN spaghetti? Okay, maybe you have. But I bet not quite this much. This recipe results in heaping plates of burgundy-colored noodles and goes even better with red wine than normal spaghetti.
Red Wine Creme Brulée
Red wine custard + a caramelized crunchy topping = I need this in my life immediately. Everyone loves a creme brulée, and this is such a fun take on a classic recipe.
Kale on Toast with Red Wine Poached Eggs
Whoever thought to poach eggs in red wine is absolutely brilliant! These ruby-colored eggs are given an extra kick of flavor from the red wine and look lovely on a piece of grilled and buttered toast.
Poached Pear and ‘Custard’ Tart with Red Wine Syrup
In this recipe, you poach the pears in red wine and then reduce the wine into a sauce to pout on top of the tart. It's a unique and aesthetically pleasing recipe that's absolutely perfect when pears are in season!
I hope this list got your creative (and grape-filled) juices flowing!
Which of these recipes will you take on next time you have a bottle of red you need to use up? Do you have a favorite recipe with red wine that’s even MORE fun than the above? If so, let me know in the comment section below!
Monday 16th of January 2023
Hi Rachel. I love your site, certainly outside the box, and really inspiring. Always gives me plenty of ideas for my own blogs. Happy New Year
Monday 16th of January 2023
Thanks so much for the kind words Allan and happy new year to you as well!!