A food processor can be used to make pasta dough, peanut butter, bread crumbs, cole slaw and healthy sweet potato chips. Food processors can also be used to grate cheeses, puree fruits and vegetables for baby food and shred newspaper for papier mache pulp.
Other recipes that can be made in a food processor include hummus, coconut scones, cheesecake cupcakes, bolognese and soup. Salsa, pesto, fudge, curry paste and mayonnaise can also be made in a food processor. A food processor should never be used to make mashed potatoes, meat loaf, whipped cream or meringue. Food processors also should not be used to grind coffee or crush ice.