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12 Messy Meals You Shouldn’t Be Intimidated To Make

"I want it, but is it worth the mess?" Yes! Go 'head and ~Treat. Yo. Self.~ to these delicious dishes. Dawn dishwashing liquid can handle the cleanup.

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1. Curry Laksa Soup

In the past, if a recipe had the word "paste" in it, you knew your dish was a goner.
Courtesy of Sylvia Fountaine, author of FEASTING AT HOME

In the past, if a recipe had the word "paste" in it, you knew your dish was a goner.

2. Beet Merlot Risotto

Courtesy of Heather Christo
Courtesy of Heather Christo

Oh beets. You natural dye, you.

3. Poblano Chicken Enchiladas

Never mind the cheese and sauce... How about those tortillas baked into the pan?
Courtesy of What's Gaby Cooking, whatsgabycooking.com

Never mind the cheese and sauce... How about those tortillas baked into the pan?

4. Stir-Fried Chicken With Chinese Garlic Sauce

They say "stir-fried," but what they really mean is your arms are fried (from all that scrubbing).
Courtesy of SeasonWithSpice.com

They say "stir-fried," but what they really mean is your arms are fried (from all that scrubbing).

5. Stacked Eggplant Parmesan

They used to call it stacked eggplant parmesan because the dishes would stay stacked for days. NOT TODAY.
Courtesy of What's Gaby Cooking, whatsgabycooking.com

They used to call it stacked eggplant parmesan because the dishes would stay stacked for days. NOT TODAY.

6. Philly Cheesesteak Soup

All that cheesy goodness...
Courtesy of Carrian at Oh, Sweet Basil / ohsweetbasil.com

All that cheesy goodness...

7. Queso Fundido

'K so, way fundido.
Courtesy of What's Gaby Cooking, whatsgabycooking.com

'K so, way fundido.

8. Mushroom Ragu With Cheesy Polenta

Fact: Ragu is short for ra-gooey.**Not a fact.
Courtesy of Annalise Sandberg / Completely Delicious / completelydelicious.com

Fact: Ragu is short for ra-gooey.*

*Not a fact.

Courtesy of Heather Christo
Courtesy of Heather Christo

There's a whole lot that goes into this dish, and a whole lot that wants to stay behind too.

10. Mixed Potato Gratin

Normally this dish would be gratin on your nerves (sorry), but not anymore.
Courtesy of What's Gaby Cooking, whatsgabycooking.com

Normally this dish would be gratin on your nerves (sorry), but not anymore.

11. Cheesy Baked Gnocchi

Courtesy of What’s Gaby Cooking, whatsgabycooking.com
Courtesy of What’s Gaby Cooking, whatsgabycooking.com

Gnocchi? More like gno-I-don't-wanna-leave-this-pan-cchi.

Wait! Don't forget the dessert!

Courtesy of Sift & Whisk, siftandwhisk.com
Courtesy of Sift & Whisk, siftandwhisk.com

*Drooling*

No need to fret over these messy meals. Dawn's performance is tough enough to take 'em on.

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