10 Recipes for Twilight Fans

Lee Lee's Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies
Photo: Greg DuPree

If you're a through-and-through Twilight fan, re-creating this menu of dishes inspired by the movie is a fun way to bring the magic to real life. You needn't be a vampire to enjoy these tasty recipes, from a classic steak and potato combo to hearty lasagna and fudgy double-chocolate brownies.

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Grilled Strip Steaks with Sweet Potato Hash Browns

Grilled Strip Steaks with Sweet Potato Hash Browns
© Tina Rupp

In Twilight (the four-book series by Stephanie Meyer), the teenaged heroine Bella Swan transfers to a new high school, where she begins to fall in love with schoolmate Edward Cullen, gets hunted by a bloodthirsty vampire who wants to kill her, and still finds the time to make home-cooked meals for her father Charlie, the chief of police in Forks, Washington. Charlie's a meat-and-potatoes kind of man, so Bella prepares a fast steak and potato meal like the one in this recipe.

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Chicken, Cheese, and Mushroom Enchiladas with Sour Cream Slaw

Chicken, Cheese and Mushroom Enchiladas with Sour Cream Slaw
© Corey Hendrickson

In the Twilight books, heroine Bella Swan contemplates the mysterious Edward Cullen as she prepares chicken enchiladas for dinner. Shredded, cooked rotisserie chicken speeds up the prep time in this recipe, so Bella can continue to daydream.

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Opulent Grilled Cheese

Opulent Grilled Cheese
Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Rishon Hanners / Prop Styling by Audrey Davis

Bella Swan makes grilled cheese sandwiches for her father Charlie, his best friend Billy Black, and Billy's son Jacob, who has told her his Native American tribe's old legends about vampires. A super-easy sandwich, the jazzed-up grilled cheese here includes capers and strawberry jam.

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Fettuccine with Mushrooms, Tarragon, and Goat-Cheese Sauce

Fettuccine with Mushrooms, Tarragon, and Goat-Cheese Sauce
© Frances Janisch

After saving her life for a second time, Edward Cullen takes Bella Swan to a quiet diner. Anxious for the waitress to leave them alone, Bella orders the first thing she sees on the menu, mushroom ravioli, and listens as Edward begins to reveal that he is a "vegetarian" vampire, meaning he chooses to hunt animals instead of humans for the blood that he instinctually craves. This quick and easy vegetarian pasta has a delectably rich-tasting sauce that clings to each strand of fettuccine and requires no cooking.

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Portobello Mushroom and Red Pepper Pizza

Portobello-Mushroom and Red-Pepper Pizza
© Sara Forte

Pizza tastes no better than dirt to Edward Cullen, a vampire who prefers a diet of mountain lion blood and leaves his slice untouched in Twilight. This substantial pizza features meaty portobello mushrooms and bright red bell peppers, simply paired with fresh salted mozzarella, grated Parmesan, and basil leaves.

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Grandma's Lasagna

Grandma's Lasagna

© Fredrika Stjärne

Leftover lasagna gets Bella through a particularly busy week when she learns the truth about Edward's vampire identity and past. This hearty, meaty baked pasta is the ultimate make-ahead meal, featuring a classic combo of shredded mozzarella and creamy ricotta.

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Viet-Cajun Fried Catfish Po’boy

Viet-Cajun Style Fried Catfish Po’Boy

Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Torie Cox / Prop Styling by Josh Hoggle

Charlie Swan's favorite food is tastiest when served in these spicy sandwiches.

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Cod and Clam Avgolemono Stew

Cod-and-Clam Avgolemono Stew
© Dan Goldberg

Though he's falling in love with Bella, vampire Edward Cullen struggles to control his primal instinct to rip out her throat and drink her blood. Equally tempting are the littleneck clams in this delicious version of a traditional Greek stew.

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Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

Marcella Hazan Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter Recipe
Photo and Styling by Julia Gartland

A more pleasant alternative to real blood, this tomato sauce is both simple and luxurious.

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Lee Lee’s Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies

Lee Lee's Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies
Greg DuPree

Chocolaty, dense brownies are the perfect dessert. No fangs are needed to bite into these.

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