10 Surprising Things You Can Make With the Deluxe Stand Mixer
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While the Deluxe Stand Mixer may be a baker’s best friend, it can do so much more than baked goods! You can use it to make your favorite sides, main dishes, and desserts. From delicious made-from-scratch breakfasts to unforgettable dinners, here are ten surprising things you can make with your Deluxe Stand Mixer.
1. Turn Ground Meat Into Breakfast Sausage Patties
With the Deluxe Stand Mixer, you can turn ground meat into breakfast sausage patties with no messy hand mixing!
All you have to do is mix 1 lb. (450 g) of uncooked ground meat with 1 tsp (5 mL) of salt, ½ tsp (2 mL) of pepper, ½ tsp (2 mL) of thyme, 2 tsp (10 mL) of dried sage, and 1 tsp (5 mL) of brown sugar for 1 minute. Then, form the mixture into patties and cook in an oiled skillet over medium heat for 4 minutes on both sides. This is a great and incredibly easy way to serve a hot, homemade breakfast on weekdays!
2. Make Oh-So-Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Now, you can make quickly make everyone’s favorite holiday staple. Just use the Scraping Beater on the Beat Setting to mix and mash your boiled potatoes, butter (which you can also make with the Deluxe Stand Mixer!), heavy whipping cream, and any add-ins you desire. Then, when the preset stops, you’ll be left with a beautiful mound of fluffy mashed potatoes. And if you really want to impress your family, try the Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes.
3. Whip Up a Batch of Cake Bites
Next time you want to bring a bite-sized snack to a birthday party or family get-together, make your own version of cake bites (or cake pops!) with the Deluxe Stand Mixer.
Add 10.75 oz. (390 g) of cake chunks and 6 tbsp (90 mL) of frosting to your mixer bowl and mix for 45 seconds with the Scraping Beater. Then, shape your batter into balls and place them in the freezer for a few hours. Mix ½ tbsp (7 mL) of canola oil with 1 cup (250 mL) of your choice of melted chocolate, coat the balls with that mixture, top with sprinkles, and let them set in the freezer. It’s that easy!
4. Shred Cooked Chicken Fast
Want to make chicken sandwiches, wraps, or enchiladas tonight? When used with the Scraping Beater, the Deluxe Stand Mixer can shred up to 2 lbs. (1 kg) of cooked chicken in less than a minute.
5. Knead Your Own Artisanal Bread and More
Homemade bread is the best! And with the Deluxe Stand Mixer, you can make everything from Sandwich Bread to ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls right in your own kitchen. Thanks to the Dough Hook and Knead Setting, you can slowly mix your heavier ingredients into a soft, elastic ball of dough without having to knead by hand!
6. Make Crispy Chicken Nuggets
Did you know you can make chicken nuggets with the Deluxe Stand Mixer? Add 1 lb. (450 g) of ground chicken, 2 tsp (10 mL) of sugar, 1 tsp (5 mL) of onion powder, 1 tsp (5 mL) of salt, ½ tsp (2 mL) of garlic powder, and ½ tsp (2 mL) of black pepper to your mixer bowl. Then, with the Scraping Beater, mix your ingredients for 1 minute.
All that’s left to do is shape the mixture into nuggets, coat with 1 cup (250 mL) of breadcrumbs, and let them air fry for 12 minutes. That’s right; in less than 30 minutes, you can create a crunchy, crowd-pleasing snack that the whole family will enjoy (especially kids!).
7. Make Perfectly Mixed Dips
No spread is complete without a good dip! And with the Deluxe Stand Mixer, you can quickly make all kinds of dip. Add your ingredients to the mixer bowl and mix them together with the Scraping Beater until well combined.
Want to make Quick Avocado Hummus? Mix a 10 oz. (284 g) container of hummus with 1 ripe avocado that’s been pitted and quartered. Then, let it mix for 2 minutes until you’re left with a smooth, creamy dip that pairs perfectly with crackers or chips.
8. Create No-Churn Ice Cream
Whenever your family screams for ice cream, you can make your own with just three ingredients and a little mixer magic. It’s so easy to make! Add 2 cups (500 mL) of heavy cream and 1 tsp (5 mL) of vanilla extract to your mixer bowl and whip it for 3 minutes with the Whisk until stiff peaks form. Then, replace the Whisk with the Scraping Beater and let it mix for another 45 seconds.
As it’s mixing, slowly add in a can (14 oz./397 mL) of sweetened condensed milk. Add in some mix-ins (if you’d like), pour the mixture into a metal loaf pan, and let it freeze for a few hours. If you’d like to make some other cold creative concoctions with different flavors and milk options, check out our Ice Cream Maker!
9. Mix Your Own Meatballs
Making meatballs is not an easy chore—except when you have the Deluxe Stand Mixer at the ready! Simply toss your ground meat, breadcrumbs, eggs, and seasonings into the mixer bowl and let the Scraping Beater go to work. Try this method out by making our Lemon-Garlic Turkey Meatballs, which go great inside a pita or served with rice.
10. Make Your Own Whipped Greek Yogurt
Whether you’re looking for something a little different for breakfast or just want to snack on something that’s sweet, Whipped Greek Yogurt is your new go-to! You can make your own version by adding Greek yogurt, heavy cream, honey, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to the mixer bowl of your Deluxe Stand Mixer. Then, whip the ingredients until they’re silky smooth with a light, airy texture. Enjoy with fruit, graham crackers, granola, or on top of pancakes for a refreshing sweet treat.
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