The best Sous Vide Recipes for perfect breakfast, dinners, desserts, and meal prep! Whether you are sous vide cooking steak, chicken, pork, fish, eggs, or vegetables, we have something for everyone. With these 36 foolproof easy Sous Vide Recipes, you’ll be making restaurant-quality meals that the whole family will love!
Sous Vide recipes help you to cook the food to a precise temperature, producing a perfect dish with minimum effort. I use my Sous Vide Machine many times every week, like cooking Sous Vide Poached Eggs for breakfast, Sous Vide Brisket or Sous Vide Fish for dinner, and Sous Vide Cheesecake for dessert.
I have several sous vide immersion circulators, and this is the model I like most.
What is Sous Vide?
Sous vide is a French term that translates to “under vacuum”. It’s a cooking method by sealing food in a bag, then cooking for a long time to a very precise temperature in a water bath. This technique produces results that are impossible to be achieved by other methods, and is incredibly EASY to use!
If you are new to sous vide, we’ve written a simple guide to get you started: What is Sous Vide Cooking. You’ll find everything you need to know about sous vide.
Best Sous Vide Recipes
If you haven’t tried cooking chicken breast sous vide, you are missing out! It makes the meat with unparalleled juiciness. This recipe is so versatile and you can easily turn it into many boneless or bone-in chicken breast recipes like shredded chicken or chicken teriyaki!
Say goodbye to tough and flavorless pork chops. In this recipe, we share 5 different popular flavors to shake up your dinner routine, with step-by-step instructions.
Sous vide is the best way to cook the lean but budget-friendly top round steak, turning it into a tender and flavorful dinner. While you’ll need to marinate the steak and cook for 6 hours in the warm water bath, it’s totally worth it.
Incredibly tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. Better than KFC fried chicken!
With the sous vide method, there’s no chance of overcooking, and the meat turns out extremely flavorful and tender EVERY TIME. Serve it with sandwiches or burritos, and top with BBQ sauce. You can also easily turn it into Pork Carnitas for Tacos.
These are the most tender and juicy ribs ever! Cooked low and slow to perfection in the sous vide water bath with a homemade spice rub, then finished on the grill or in the oven with a seasoned BBQ sauce mixture that’s so addictive. Finger licking delicious and sticky ribs right here!
Healthy, creamy, flavorful with a velvety texture! An easy and delicious breakfast great for Meal Prep!
They’re tender, juicy, and loaded with flavor, perfect for game day!
Make them for your next party! The chicken legs are rubbed with simple seasoning, and then sous vide cooked to perfection. The skin crisps up when seared in a hot skillet in the end. Best chicken drumsticks ever!
Healthy and flavorful, the salmon is cooked to the perfect doneness with a buttery soft and flaky texture.
Ready in 20 minutes, this healthy dinner is so flavorful and lip-smacking delicious with the addictive honey garlic sauce. No more overcooked and chewy shrimp again.
Would you believe that chuck roast can taste like prime rib when cooked sous vide? Yes, it’s incredibly flavorful, tender, and juicy, unlike the pot roast cooked the traditional way. Oh my, it’s a game-changer!
Creamy, fluffy, and full of flavor, these sous vide potatoes are a perfect side dish that only takes a few minutes to prepare, and then the sous vide machine will do the rest of the work! It produces the perfect texture every time, and is absolutely foolproof.
The sous vide technique allows you to cook better lamb than the restaurant. Tender, juicy and flavorful, perfect for dinner any night of the week.
This recipe is perfect for any special occasion. After sous vide cooking, we butter-basted the steak quickly in the skillet which takes the whole thing over the top
Nothing beats this Santa Maria Style Sous Vide Tri Tip when it comes to flavor! The peppery, garlic-y steak is unforgettably good!
The beef tenderloin is sous vide cooked to perfection with the most tender texture, and then finished with a quick sear in a hot skillet. Great for a special date night.
Like Sous Vide Skirt Steak, the sous vide method turns this cheap cut into a tender and mouth-watering piece of protein. The balsamic, honey and soy sauce based marinade infuses the steak with the delicious sweet and tangy flavor.
You won’t miss your favorite steakhouse with Sous Vide T-bone Steak or this easy sous vide porterhouse recipe. So tender and juicy!
Make a restaurant-quality fish at home! It’s simple, delicious with the perfect tender and flaky texture! It’s one of my favorite fish recipes along with Sous Vide Garlic Butter Halibut.
Much cheaper than going to a restaurant but even better than chef-made scallops! These scallops are evenly cooked to the precise temperature edge to edge, in a deliciously silky lemon butter sauce.
The creamiest, and fluffiest mashed potatoes – so easy to make and perfect every time!
Cooked with a mixture of honey and butter inside of a vacuum-sealed bag, the carrots soak up all the delicious flavors and are transformed into perfectly tender pieces. Sweet, savory, and full of flavor!
Did you know you can cook burger sous vide? It’s a guaranteed success, so say good-bye to tough, dry and crumbly burgers! Best of all, no more babysitting your grill while cooking. You can spend the time with your guests and let the sous vide machine do the work for you!
The secret to this recipe is adding beer to the bag when cooking it sous vide. It’s juicy, flavorful, and evenly cooked edge-to-edge. Great for breakfast and dinner.
The sous vide method will have you cooking like a pro, making the restaurant-quality duck breasts at your own home. Serve with red wine sauce on potatoes or tacos for a mouth-watering dinner, and impress your guest at your next holiday party!
Sous Vide Desserts
With sous vide, you can cook some elegant desserts in individual mason jars for a perfect dessert that’s great to make ahead of time and easy to clean up.
You can hardly beat this fancy dessert when you need something special. The sous vide method guarantees the perfect result and you’ll have creamy and silky-smooth custard every time!
Essentials You’ll Need
- Sous Vide Immersion Circulators: If you’re looking for a reliable sous vide machine, I recommend Anova Culinary 750W.
- Zip Loc Bags
- Kitchen Tongs
- A Large Pot or Sous Vide Container
Sous Vide Meal Prep Tips
Batch cooking and meal prep have never been easier! Find one day each week, for me, it’s usually Saturday or Sunday. Cook a bunch of meat and vegetables using sous vide. Keep them in their bags, and quickly chill in an ice bath. Store them in the fridge if you plan to eat them in the following days or freeze them for later use.
Did you know? The vacuum sealed food generally last much longer in the refrigerator or freezer. For the food that lasts about 3 days in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container, it can last for 1 week when it’s vacuum-sealed!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Sous Vide Frozen Food?
Yes, you can sous vide food straight from frozen. For example, Sous Vide Frozen Steak and Sous Vide Frozen Chicken Breast are my favorites! It’s pretty much the same as sous vide fresh food except that you’ll need to cook it longer:
Time to sous vide frozen food = Fresh Cook Time + (Fresh Cook Time/2)
What’s the Right Temperature to Cook Sous Vide?
You’ll need to set the temperature differently according to the different food you are cooking and the different doneness you prefer. Vegetables are cooked at much higher temperatures than meat or fish. Follow Sous Vide Steak Temp and Time for the complete guide on how to choose the right temperature for your steak.
How Long to Cook My Food in Sous Vide Water Bath?
Follow each recipe on the cooking time. Some vegetables can be ready as short as 15 minutes, while some roast might take several days.
Are Ziploc Bags Safe for Sous Vide Cooking?
Yes, bags made for cooking sous vide are perfectly safe. Popular brands of zip-top bags are great as well.
How to Vacuum Seal a Bag without a Vacuum Sealer?
If you don’t have a vacuum sealer, you can still vacuum seal a zip-loc bag using the “water displacement” technique: Just place the food in a ziplock bag, including seasonings, and seal all but one corner of the bag. Slowly place it into the water bath, and make sure everything below the zip-line is covered by water. Then seal the rest of the bag.
How Can I Prevent My Bag from Floating?
When cooking your food in the sous vide water bath, you need to keep the food completely submerged in the water. You will often find lighter items such as vegetables tend to float above the water. You can add a sous vide weight into the bag or simply use some heavy kitchen items such as a saucepan or kitchen tongs to weight it down.
More Favorite Sous Vide Dinner Ideas
Basic Sous Vide Steak Recipe with Step-by-Step Instructions
- 2 pounds steak (1-inch thick, this recipe is for tender cuts such as Sirloin Steak, Ribeye, Filet Mignon, Ribeye, T-bone, etc.)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (avoid extra virgin olive oil due to its low smoke point)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- fresh rosemary or thyme optional
- Add water to the sous vide container or a large pot, set the Sous Vide Precision Cooker to (135°F/57°C) for medium-rare doneness.
- Rub the steak with 1 tablespoon oil on all sides.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the steak to a zip-top bag together with optional herbs.
- Vacuum seal the bag using water displacement method: seal all but one corner of the bag, and slowly place it into the water bath. Make sure everything below the zip-line is covered by water. Then seal the rest of the bag.
- Keep the bag in the water bath and make sure it is fully submerged.
- Cook for 1 hour. If your steak is thicker, cook 2 hours for 1.5 –inch, and 3 hours for 2.5 hours.
- When the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath and transfer it to the fridge or an ice bath. Let it chill for about 10 minutes.
- Remove the steak from the zip-top bag and wipe off the moisture with paper towels. (Make sure to pat dry the surface completely.)
- Season with more salt and pepper if necessary.
- Place the cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat. Add the remaining olive oil. Once very hot, add the steak and sear about 1 minute per side until nicely browned.
- Slice against the grain and serve immediately.