20 Recipes Inspired by The Office
We all love Pretzel Day and Alfredo's Pizza Cafe. Check out our other favorite recipes inspired by the workers at Dunder-Mifflin.
Stanley may be the curmudgeon of Dunder-Mifflin, but he likes Pretzel Day. Go Stanley-style with a straightforward recipe like this one. If you prefer to go over the top like Michael, you’ll want “the works: sweet glaze, cinnamon sugar, chocolate, white chocolate, fudge, M&M’s, caramel dip, mint chip, chocolate chip, marshmallows, nuts, toffee nuts, coconut, peanut butter drizzle, Oreo, sprinkles, cotton candy bits and powdered sugar.
What Office fan can forget Kevin’s famous chili? Remember, Kevin’s signature trick is to undercook the onions.
Pam, Toby and Oscar are the founding members of the Finer Things Club where there’s “no paper, no plastic and no work talk allowed.” Finger sandwiches like these are served at one of their meetings. You can recreate these easily for your own version of the Finer Things Club.
When Michael limps into the office after the George Foreman grill incident, he has Ryan do his bidding all day. Sick of his whining, Ryan crushes up some ibuprofen and stirs it into a cup of chocolate pudding. It makes Michael feel 100% (surprise, surprise).
Who can forget Jan’s dinner party osso buco? Her guests arrive and she assures them that all the work for the party is done, “it’s just the osso buco that needs to braise for about three hours.” This gives the party plenty of time to go downhill.
While Dwight isn’t officially invited to Michael’s ruinous dinner party, he still makes an appearance (with his former babysitter, no less). He brings his own wine glasses, a turkey leg and a fine-looking beet salad. You can recreate this Schrute-approved salad at home with this recipe.
Prior to Michael Scott’s Dunder Mifflin Scranton Meredith Palmer Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Race For The Cure, Michael “carbo-loads” with a huge helping of fettuccine alfredo. While we don’t recommend that for your race day strategy, we do recommend this fettuccine alfredo recipe for your next Netflix night.
Michael buys 800 hot dogs for his “Beach Games” competition. We recommend a small fraction of that to make these tasty, tropical hot dog sliders.
While no one at Sabre is happy about working on a bus all day, Jim convinces Dwight to stop by one of Pam’s favorite Pennsylvania destinations: Laverne’s Pie Stand. Pam is anti-rhubarb pie but loves the chocolate cream.
While Michael is away pitching a client, the rest of the office has some fun. First, the gang reads through Michael’s screenplay, then Dwight lights off fireworks in the parking lot. Jim and Pam enjoy the show while eating Jim’s “famous grilled cheese sandwiches” fresh from the break room toaster oven.
Scranton is home to Pizza by Alfredo and Alfredo’s Pizza Cafe. Michael can never seem to remember that Alfredo’s Pizza Cafe is the superior pizzeria. You can replicate their signature pie at home with this recipe.
One Christmas, the office has warring holiday parties. One party has karaoke and margaritas. The other has Angela’s double-fudge brownie. This is a big decision to make. In the words of Kevin: “I hear Angela’s party will have double-fudge brownies. It will also have Angela. Double fudge… Angela…double fudge…Angela…”
When Dunder-Mifflin’s CFO David Wallace hosts a party, Michael shows up extra early with a big dish of potato salad, hoping it will turn him from coworker to friend.
Before officially starting the Michael Scott Paper Company, Michael makes stacks of French toast for him and Pam. You can’t sell paper on an empty stomach, right?
One day Michael eats an entire chicken potpie for lunch. An entire family-sized potpie. His coworkers take advantage of his post-lunch nap, set the clock ahead and leave early. We don’t recommend eating a whole one of these yourself at work, but this recipe is that tasty.
When Jim takes over planning office birthday parties, he asks everyone for their favorite kind of cake. Creed, our favorite weirdo, says no cake—he’d rather have a peach pie or a nice cobbler.