What are the Best Foods to Sous Vide?

While one can basically cook almost anything in a sous vide machine, there are certain foods and recipes that take to immersion cooking extremely well. Many of those foods happen to be household favorites! We will be breaking down the best foods to sous vide in todays article.

Best Foods to Sous Vide List


Pieces of meat, steak, roasts, etc. are all perfect food items to cook in the sous vide.

Tougher Cuts

Using a long cooking process, the sous vide is able to break down tough proteins and give very tender meat. This is all accomplished with completely hands-free cooking, at the exact temperature you want. Some examples would be brisket or chuck roast.

Check out our chuck roast recipe here: Delicious Sous Vide Chuck Roast With Gravy


Many people struggle getting the exterior of their steaks nice and crispy, while keeping the interior rare. Some people call that “Pittsburg style”. With a sous vide, you essentially get a perfect steak every time. Just set the exact temperature you want on the inside, then quicky sear it on the outside in a cast iron or with a torch.

For a good recipe, head over to our steak article or my ribeye recipe.

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Eggs are a popular food to sous vide – we even wrote a full article on it here. Using the sous vide to cook eggs allows you to really control the consistency of the egg precisely. Poached eggs and hard-boiled eggs are notoriously fickle. Even Starbucks sous vides eggs! We replicated that recipe here. – Best Starbucks Sous Vide Egg Bites Recipe

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Sous Vide Pork

Pork tends to dry out very quickly when cooking in the oven. When using a sous vide machine, everything cooks within its juices so it remains juicy and flavorful. In fact, pork tenderloin is one of my favorite things to cook in the sous vide.

Check out our favorite pork recipe here: Sous Vide Hoisin-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Sous Vide Chicken Breasts

Chicken breasts used to be one of those foods I dreaded eating. That is until I got my first sous vide! Chicken breast in the oven comes out dry and severely lacking in flavor. Using the sous vide allows the chicken breast to cook to the perfect temperature while retaining all its juices!

Check out our chicken breast recipe here: How to Make Safe And Perfect Sous Vide Chicken Breast

Sous Vide Fish

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I have to be honest, I was very skeptical about using the Sous Vide for fish the first time I tried it. I mean, fish in a bag!? However, I am now a firm believer in it! The texture comes out perfect. Fish is one of those foods that can be tricky and easy to overcook using traditional cooking methods. It is totally one of the best things to sous vide.

My favorite is Salmon. Seriously the best salmon I have ever had in my life is Sous Vide Salmon. Check out our recipe here.


A little known secret, lobster in the sous vide comes out completely perfect every time! Lobster is expensive, and very easy to mess up the texture when cooking using traditional methods. With a sous vide you can cook it to the perfect temperature, in the bag with butter! I will never cook lobster any other way again.

Check out our lobster recipe here: Sous Vide Garlic Butter Lobster Tail

best foods to sous vide

Sous Vide Carrots

While it might seem random, carrots happen to be an excellent vegetable to sous vide. Using the sous vide allows you to achieve a perfect texture and at the same time infusing lots of flavors in the bag.

You can find our carrot recipe here: An Amazing Recipe For Sous Vide Carrots

Be sure to check out our favorite sous vide Machines Here: 21 Best Sous Vide Machines (Reviews Updated 2021)

And our favorite recipe books! 10 Best Sous Vide Cookbooks (Reviews Updated 2021)


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