175 Dehydrator Recipies

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So, you’ve finally done it. You read our article on buying a dehydrator and now what do you do? Your brand new machine is in your kitchen, but you’re not sure where to start. What do you try first? There are literally thousands of recipes available, and not just dehydrating apples and grapes. We’ve compiled a list of 175 dehydrator recipes for you to try. From simple dehydrating fruit and veg to banana bread to treats for your pampered pooches, there is something for everyone here.

There are many reasons on why you should use a dehydrator, it’s not just for preserving excess fruit and vegetables from your garden, although obviously, that in itself is a great reason. You can make healthy low-fat goodies and lots of raw snacks and treats, including hot cross buns and macaroons.

Whether you have an Excalibur 3926TB or a smaller Andrew James model, these dehydrator recipes are sure to inflame your imagination and tickle your taste buds. Plus, of course, you’ll save money, have lots of tasty, healthy snacks, and learn how to easily preserve all kinds of food.

Using a dehydrator is a great way to reduce your food waste. Think of the food you throw away each week or the spare food you grow in your garden that you just don’t know what to do with. In fact, according to FoodForward, 40 percent of all food that’s grown, raised, and cooked gets thrown away. Just think about that – 40 percent. Aside from the damage to the environment – think about the damage that does to your bank balance. You’re throwing away 40 percent of your food budget every week. How much do you spend a week on food? Take half of that and throw it right in the trash. And if you grow your own food – you’re wasting 40 percent of all that backbreaking labor and the time you put in all year to cultivate your crops and raise your livestock. A dehydrator helps you dramatically cut back on food waste, helping the environment and making your food budget go further. Plus you get to enjoy the preserved food all year long.

Every year we have far too many zucchinis. In fact, there were some points that I just couldn’t bear to think about eating another one. But, using our trusty dehydrator, we can enjoy eating them all year round and not just during zucchini season.

Have a read through the recipes we have found and try some. Let us know which ones are your favorites and – if you have some fabulous recipes we’ve missed and you’d like them included in this massive curated list, get in touch!


If you grow your own fruit, you know the problem you face every year when you’re inundated with a seemingly endless glut of one type of fruit. Apples. Pears. Plums. Berries. Figs. Grapes. Blueberries. The list goes on. And while it’s amazing to have your own fresh fruit, there’s only so much of one type of fruit you can eat at one time. Even if you don’t grow your own, it’s really easy to save money on fruit. Buy it reduced from the local grocery store – or go and see local growers where you’ll often find large boxes of fruit for sale at a reduced price. You may even find a grower will let you come and pick your own fruit for a small cost – or, if you’re really lucky, you’ll be able to exchange a couple of hours of your labor for a nice big box of fruit and veg. And then you can preserve it with some of these recipes.

  1. Caramel Apple Chips
  2. Cinnamon Apple Fruit Leather
  3. Dried Apple Slices
  4. Dried Asparagus
  5. Dried Bananas
  6. Dried Blueberries
  7. Dried Cantaloupe
  8. Dried Cherries
  9. Dried Cranberries
  10. Dried Figs
  11. Dried Grapes
    dehydrating grapes

  12. Dried Kiwi
  13. Dried Lemon Peel
  14. Dried Mangoes
  15. Dried Orange Slices
  16. Dried Persimmons
  17. Dried Pineapple
    Dried Pineapple
  18. Dried Plums
  19. Dried Raspberries
  20. Dried Strawberries
  21. Dried Watermelon
  22. Orange Peel Powder
  23. Raw Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pear Chips
  24. Rhubarb Fruit Leather
  25. Spiced Pears
  26. Strawberry Rhubarb Fruit Leather

  27. Sun Dried Tomatoes
  28. Tomato Power/Dried Tomatoes


    Just like fruit, vegetables can be found reduced and if you grow them, you’ll have periodic gluts. These vegetable dehydrator recipes let you preserve your harvest easily and helps you save money, as you can use them through the winter months when fresh veg is harder to find or more costly.

  29. Basil Wrapped Stuffed Mushrooms
  30. Beet Chips
    Beet Chips Recipe
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  31. Beetroot Powder
  32. Carrot Chips
  33. Carrot Greens
  34. Cauliflower Jerky
  35. Dehydrated Edamame
  36. Dried Celery
  37. Dried Green Beans
  38. Dehydrated Hash Brown Potatoes
  39. Dehydrated Jalapeno Peppers
  40. Dehydrated Peas
  41. Dehydrated Scallions
  42. Dried Lettuce
  43. Dried Onions
    Dried Onions

  44. Dried Peppers
  45. Dried Sweet Potatoes
  46. Dried Turnips
  47. Jalapeno Cheddar Kale Chips
  48. Marinated Dried Eggplant
  49. Potato Flakes
  50. Raw Zucchini Chips

    Meat and Fish

    When dehydrating meat and fish, it’s essential that you use a high-quality dehydrator like the Excalibur, with its carefully controlled temperatures and even, consistent airflow. Using a cheaper model is potentially dangerous, as, if these products aren’t dehydrated fully and at the right temperature, dangerous bacteria may remain or other harmful bacteria strains may grow. So only try these recipes if you’ve got a decent dehydrator and you’re sure you can establish that the flesh is properly, safely dried.

  51. Beef Jerky
  52. Candied Bacon Jerky
  53. Cajun Jerky
  54. Chicken Jerky
  55. Corned Beef Brisket Jerky
  56. Dehydrated Jerky
  57. Ground Beef
  58. Habanero Beef Jerky
  59. Hamburger Rocks
  60. Kentucky Bourbon Beef Jerky
  61. Kombucha Scoby Jerky
  62. Korean Beef Jerky
  63. Lamb Jerky
  64. Malaysian Style Pork Jerky
  65. Mexican Heat Beef Jerky
  66. Mexican Lime Jerky
  67. Salmon Jerky
  68. Smoky Cola Beef Jerky
  69. Spicy Herbed Beef Jerky
  70. Sweet and Spicy Purim Theme Beef Jerky
  71. Sweet Heart Jerky
  72. Sweet Pork Jerky
  73. Teriyaki Jerky
  74. Venison Jerky


    If you’re trying to avoid sugar, you’ve got dietary restrictions, you’re eating naturally, saving money, or just want to use your dehydrator for something other than just drying out plain fruit and veg, these dehydrator snack recipes are perfect. Dehydrating is ideal for making quick, healthy, tasty to-go snacks. Pop some in your lunch box, let the kids grab a quick snack on their way outside to play, or package them attractively for thoughtful, frugal gifts.

  75. Apple Cinnamon Fruit Rolls
  76. BBQ Kale Chips
  77. Candied Ginger
  78. Carrot Pulp Crackers
  79. Cauliflower Popcorn
  80. Cheesy Garlic Kale Chips
  81. Cheesy Kale Chips
  82. Chia and Sprouted Quinoa Crackers
  83. Chocolate Chia Granola
  84. Cinnamon Walnut Crunch
  85. Clementine Cranberry Macaroons
  86. Cool Ranch Kale Chips
  87. Coconut Bacon
  88. Coconut Sesame Cookies
  89. Corn Chips
  90. Crispy Parmesan Tomato Chips
  91. Dark Chocolate Coconut Chips
  92. Dehydrated Marshmallows
  93. Dilled Pickled Kale Chips
  94. Dried Watermelon Candy
  95. Fruit Roll Ups
  96. Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Buckwheat Apple Granola
  97. Golubka’s Pad Thai with White Crab Mushrooms and Bok Choy
  98. Gourmet Raw Pizza with Nut Free Crust
  99. Gummy Zucchini Candy
  100. Habanero Kale Chips
  101. Kefir Fruit Leather
  102. Kombucha Scoby Candy
  103. Lemon Cookies
  104. Lemon Goji Truffles
  105. Lemon Pepper Potato Chips
  106. Maple, Parmesan and Rosemary Sweet Potato Chips
  107. Mini Raw Vegan Carrot Cakes
  108. Mushroom Onion Yam Burgers
  109. Onion Veggie Bread
  110. Paleo Skittles
  111. Potato Pancakes
  112. Prawn Crackers
  113. Pumpkin Spice Bread
  114. Pumpkin Spice Cookies
  115. Raw Banana Bread
  116. Raw Butternut Squash Cookies
  117. Raw Carrot Cashew Bread
  118. Raw Chocolate Chip Cookies
  119. Raw Chocolate Log with Cinnamon Cream
  120. Raw Coconut Tangerine Granola
  121. Raw Coconut Wraps
  122. Raw Hot Cross Buns
  123. Raw Lemon Chia Scones
  124. Raw Mini Christmas Stollen
  125. Raw Onion Rings
  126. Raw Sprinkles
  127. Raw Vegan Koftas
  128. Raw Vegan Mexicali Burger
  129. Raw Veggie Burger
  130. Raw Warm Mushroom Casserole
  131. Savoury Crackers
  132. Sesame Honey Almonds
  133. Sesame Seed Butter Macaroon Bites
  134. Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips
  135. Sour Worms
  136. Spicy Sriracha Tofu Jerky
  137. Strawberry Oat Breakfast Bars
  138. Taco Chips
  139. Toasted Coconut Chips
  140. Vanilla Buckwheat Crispies
  141. Vegan Barbecue Zucchini Chips
  142. Vegan Superfood Bread
  143. Veggie Wraps
  144. Wild Garlic Dehydrated Chia Crackers
  145. Zucc Raisins

    Herbs and Spices

    Dehydrator recipes for herbs and spices let you have fresh, flavorsome additions for your meals. Many herbs, spices, and mixes contain chemical agents like anti-caking agents and, for those of us who want a more natural diet, those synthetic and heavily-processed ingredients are something we want to avoid. So, making our own mixes makes the most sense. It’s really easy, too. As well as these recipes, once you’ve got the technique, you can experiment and make your own. Make a deep, flavorful fall soup herb and spice blend, or a cajun mix for your favorite cut of chicken. Or a steak rub. Or a winter spice mix. The list is endless.

  146. Chili Powder
    Chili Powder
  147. Dehydrated Milk
  148. Dried Chives
  149. Dried Rose Hips
  150. Dried Sweet Basil
  151. Garlic Powder
  152. Ginger Powder
  153. Citrus Salts
  154. Onion Powder
  155. Peppermint
  156. Rosemary


    So, now we’ve got the recipes that don’t really fit anywhere else. Dog treats, bread crumbs, cereals, and more. It’s truly amzing just what you can make with a dehydrator.

  157. Bean Bark
  158. Bread Crumbs
  159. Carob Flour
  160. Chicken Jerky for Dogs
  161. Coconut Flour
  162. Dehydrated Cheese
  163. Dehydrated Cottage Cheese
  164. Dehydrated Eggs
  165. Dehydrated Rice
  166. Flax Crackers
  167. Fruit and Veggie Leather Dog Treats for Dogs
  168. Liver Dog Treats
  169. Mint Sweet Potato Chews for Dogs
  170. Natural Food Coloring
  171. Peanut Butter and Banana Chips for Dogs
  172. Raw Buckwheat Granola
  173. Raw Vegan Bread Recipe
  174. Smokey Tomato Sauce (Vegan)
  175. Traveling Bone Broth

Do you have any tried and tested recipes we’ve missed? Let us know and, if we haven’t got them and think they’re awesome, we’ll add them here. Get yourself a good dehydrator – even something budget-friendly but with solid performance like the Nesco American Harvest, and see just how much money you save and by how much you reduce the food waste your household reduces.
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Post Author: Becky Britton

Becky has been living green for more than a decade. She's a small-scale homesteader who is always learning new ways to make life a little greener.

13 thoughts on “175 Dehydrator Recipies


    (February 4, 2018 - 2:50 am)

    Thanks for all info here! ?


    (August 8, 2017 - 4:19 am)

    This is interesting for all those who are into making recipes as an amateur or a professional. I am sharing this post onward so that people interested in dehydrating their recipes learn something new. Great post.

      Katy Willis

      (August 22, 2017 - 5:36 pm)

      Glad you found it useful. We love dehydrating our produce – it’s a great way of reducing waste.

    Mommy Queenelizabeth

    (August 7, 2017 - 9:36 pm)

    Oh! This is interesting! Didn’t know about this before. In fact its my first time to hear/read about dehydrator foods. And those were a lot!


    (August 7, 2017 - 3:32 pm)

    Cool! I can search plenty options on what is available in our pantry. I love mangoes so I think I will be doing that. Thanks for the recipes.


    (August 7, 2017 - 3:27 pm)

    I honestly did not know that there is such thing as dehydrating fruits and vegetables! I only know of juicing and blending as processes done with food. I actually am amazed with technology nowadays. Dried mangoes and dates are familiar to me but the other fruits and vegaetables are like uncharted waters. This also a great way of lessening the food waste! I get mad at myself whenever I throw away food.

    momi berlin

    (August 6, 2017 - 11:55 pm)

    this is awesome. seriously haven’t heard of a dehydrator before and its use. i like the idea of zero waste management and the cool way it could preserve food. something really new to me and i wish this is something affordable. would also like to try it at our household.

    Amila Wickramarachchi

    (August 6, 2017 - 11:04 am)

    I only new about sun-dried food as we use to do that.Otherwise it is always we buy dehydrated food items from grocery stores.I never thought or heard of dehydrating with such equipment which is easy to use at home.I will check the suggested dehydrators.It is really nice if I can make dehydrated fruits and vegetables at home in a healthy way!

    Nadine Smith

    (August 6, 2017 - 6:54 am)

    I have never even heard of a dehydrator before, but it sounds like an amazing kitchen tool! I want to get my hands on one of these. It’s so amazing how you listed down all the possible kinds of treats you can produce just by using a dehydrator. You can even use it for doggie treats! So cool! I’m trying to have a “zero waste” lifestyle by making sure that everything in the kitchen is used up, and I think a dehydrator would be a good way to support that lifestyle.

    Clarice of My Metro Lifestyle

    (August 5, 2017 - 6:05 pm)

    Hi Katy! We are actually considering the use of dehydrators since we are shifting to a greener lifestyle. We like the idea of minimizing food waste. Thank you so much for these recipes. Saving this one for future reference.

    Thelittlelai: Beyond limits

    (August 5, 2017 - 5:10 pm)

    Wow, I couldn’t believe that there’s such a thing as this. I have just heard about dehydrator and seemed to be really interesting as you have elucidated it clearly and really in detailed. I also love that you have provided us a long list of recipes where we can get an idea and would love to try it as well. This is just truly a new concept of preserving food without a waste. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.


    (August 5, 2017 - 1:39 pm)

    wow, the things that you can do with a dehydrator is just amazing. I didn’t think of it. It proves to be really useful


    (August 5, 2017 - 2:39 am)

    Dehydrator is the latest trend I have read. Interesting how this concept helps in preserving food. The strawberry leather strip looked yumm to me and many other products looked new to me. Mangoes and dates are common here , I hope other dehydrated products hit the shelves here soon.

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