20 Home Chefs Who Better Hope Gordon Ramsay Doesn't See What They Cooked Up

Cooking isn't for everyone. Personally, if something doesn't come frozen in a box with instructions on the back, it's probably too complicated for me to cook, and there are a lot more people like me than you'd think.

But these people didn't let lack of skill (or ingredients) stop them from attempting to create meals, and we should be grateful these amateur chefs exist to make us feel a little bit better about our own kitchen creations.

You can do a lot with chocolate, but this?

Yes, you're seeing that right. That's garlic bread flavored chocolate that was cooked in an air fryer.

I like garlic bread. I like chocolate. I like air frying things. But this... this is a combination even I didn't ask for.

Forget spaghetti AND meatballs.

The meal of the future is spaghetti IN meatballs.

While this may be a little visually unappealing, it probably tastes just fine, which is more than we can say for EVERYTHING on this list, so I'll count that as a win.

Some people shouldn't be trusted with gelatin.

As much as I have no interest in eating any piece of this gelatin-pea-corn nightmare, I do kind of think it would look cool to slice into it. Anyone else?

Now I've heard of crappy cooking...

Okay, okay, these are actually just peanut butter and nutella cookies that turned out looking a little... off, but I bet they actually taste delicious.

You can try one first, though. I'll wait.

"Orange chicken ala dino nuggets."

Now I'm actually on board replacing chicken in fancier recipes with chicken nuggets. This is a way to feel fancy AND accommodate the pickier eaters in your life. That's a win win.

It's all about presentation.

Hot dog or sausage spaghetti is controversial, but who could get mad at a little saus-opus on top of your spaghetti? I wouldn't EAT it, but I wouldn't get mad at it.

If one pizza is good, seven pizzas must be GREAT.

This has either got to be the most delicious frozen pizza in the entire world, or the most overwhelming one. Are you brave enough to find out?

I heard this was on the secret menu at Starbucks.

If you're ever feeling judged for your coffee order, just remember that someone online both created and then drank a ketchup macchiato. Enjoy your vanilla bean unicorn frappe without worry!

And they say romance is dead.

Nothing says love like a salami and cheese bouquet. Next time you end up in the dog house with your partner, just whip up one of these and enjoy forgiveness. You can thank me later.

Gourmet, thy name is smiley fries.

While it might look a little silly to do such a fancy presentation for kid food, I bet this tastes a lot better than a lot of actual attempts at fancy food out there. You win some, you lose some.

Finally, a healthy snack!

Two apple slices on either side of a Starburst, like the world's weirdest smore. According to Reddit user thefifteenthpen, it was actually delicious, and I'd be lying to you if I said I wasn't going to try this at some point.


Just imagining what that melted plastic spatula must smell like is putting me right off the lasagna. Nobody show this picture to Garfield.

Honestly, this is impressive.

The Reddit user who posted this called these square eggs, quite fitting, "squeggs." Why'd you WANT to create a squegg, I'm not sure, but I would probably eat one in a sandwich.

Cheese fries have never been more literal.

This order of cheese fries is the worst of both worlds — not every fry gets cheese, and the ones that do get WAY too much. Now that's a tragedy.

We're not forgetting you, mixologists.

This is beer mixed with vodka, which would already be a pretty upsetting combination if the colors didn't make it look like... this.

Sushi that's fun for the whole family.

Sometimes it can be tough to get kids to try sushi, but this, dubbed a "clown roll," would probably make it pretty easy! Of course, they'd never try it AGAIN, but you can't win them all.

I don't even want to THINK about how many licks to get to the center of this.

Yes, that is a sphere that Reddit user Zeera1 made out of tootsie rolls. It's really handy, because not only is it a tasty snack, it also doubles as a weapon. Taking THAT to the forehead would stop basically any intruder.

Gelatin... my old enemy...

This stained glass jello bar is both appropriately named and surprisingly pretty. Not sure I want to know what flavor of jello is just white, though.

At least the colors are nice...

According to the Reddit user who posted this, the ingredients are as follows: a layer of lime jello with crushed pineapple, lemon jello with cream cheese, and then raspberry jello.

At least it LOOKS like Christmas?

Nothing says the holidays like... spaghetti.

Don't worry — as this user points out, they're sealed with epoxy, so they won't smell. These are only an offense on ONE of the five senses.

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