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The Perfect Foods to Pair with Your Favorite Netflix Shows

Snack in style with these Netflix-and-food pairings.
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Dinner and a movie—or snacks and a movie—are a pairing as old as time. But with the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the country for the past year, going to the movie theater and enjoying some popcorn or nachos feels like a thing of the past. But even while you're stuck at home, you can still enjoy some fun treats while sitting on the couch.

Even if you're not leaving the house anytime soon, why not make a themed snack or meal to go with your latest Netflix binge? If To All the Boys: Always and Forever inspired you to whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies, we have plenty more recommendations where that came from.

Here are some of the best foods to pair with your favorite Netflix shows, because, well, why not?

And for more, don't miss these 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback.

Dear White People: Mac and Cheese

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Joelle has a problem with white people putting breadcrumbs on mac and cheese, and we see her point. Some things are better left alone! A nice batch of breadcrumb-free mac and cheese is the perfect comfort food to eat while watching this show.

Get our recipe for Breadcrumb-Free Mac and Cheese

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Master of None: Pasta

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Make like Dev and learn to make homemade pasta from scratch. It's time-consuming but oh-so-worth-it, especially if a trip to Italy is out of the question.

Try one of these 38 Best Pasta Recipes

The Haunting of Bly Manor: Shepherd's Pie

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Put on your best '80s garb and make a shepherd's pie or a stew that even Owen would approve of.

Get our recipe for Shepherd's Pie

Russian Doll: Birthday Cake

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Quarantine…what a concept. For many people, being stuck inside during the pandemic feels like a sort of Groundhog Day. So why not fully lean into the time-loop feeling and be your own "sweet birthday baby," whether or not it's actually your birthday?

Get our recipe for Vanilla Cake

Stranger Things: Eggo Waffles

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I mean, duh.

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The Crown: Traditional British Food

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Make like a royal and enjoy some scones or crumpets while watching The Crown. Food and Wine has a list of British recipes to pair with The Crown to get you started.

Orange Is the New Black: Hot Cheetos & Takis

Red and Blanca discovering the 2013 viral song was one of the brighter moments of this prison-themed series.

Bridgerton: Anything You Can Eat with a Spoon

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You know the scene. Whether you're enjoying cream and scones with afternoon tea, a trifle, or a pudding, the spoon will bring instant Bridgerton vibes.

YOU: Pancakes

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With the batter measured out in a red ladle, obviously.

Queer Eye: Barbecue

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If you're cooking barbecue at home, you need to try the Jones Bar-B-Q sauce from Deborah and Mary Jones, who appeared on the show.

Meghan De Maria
Meghan De Maria is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food, product, and restaurant coverage. Read more
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