There's nothing like looking at a nice fresh dinner made with love to get our appetites going. But as we all know, creating such meals is no easy feat — learning to cook well enough takes time and a great deal of effort. So while some manage to prepare dishes they can post on their Instagram feed, others end up with something far from expected.

Whether it’s hilarious cooking fails, terrible meals people had the audacity to serve, or pictures of simply cursed food, people have a soft spot for witnessing kitchen disasters. Thanks to this Reddit community, we can easily boost our confidence and have a nice laugh by seeing the bad, the ugly, and the most unappetizing meals out there.

So get ready, because we're about to take a deep dive into some of the worst images this online group had to offer, all for your amusement. Make sure to scroll down below and upvote the ones that made you cringe the most. Also, if you’re hungry for some more lousy and trashy food, don’t forget to check out Part 1 of this post right here!

#1

Damn Damn Damn

Damn Damn Damn

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MeOw
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4 months ago (edited)

hahaha. I loved KITKAT's reaction

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#2

Peas And Mayonnaise Pizza

Peas And Mayonnaise Pizza

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Rabbit Carrot
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4 months ago

I would go to war against this. It looks horrible and I bet it stinks too.

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To learn more about how these kitchen disasters happen and what people could do to avoid them, we reached out to Ellen Manning, freelance journalist, writer, and founder of the Eat With Ellen blog. "I'm no expert, but from experience, I'd say the biggest cooking mistakes amateurs make are not planning and preparing properly, and not allowing enough time," she told Bored Panda.

"Even the very best chefs make sure everything is prepared in advance, and they know how much time they need to execute certain dishes," Ellen explained. Whether you feel daunted by the whole process or believe you simply lack the skill to create beautiful meals, there are plenty of easy-to-follow cooking tips that can up your culinary game right away.

"If you're less confident, it's even more important to do this and to build in a bit of extra time so you're not rushing and getting stressed. I've ruined many a meal because I tried to rush, didn't read the recipe in advance and get everything ready, then ended up trying to do too much in too little time, which inevitably causes mistakes," the blogger revealed.

#3

I Noticed A Piece Of Broccoli On My Plate That I Thought Looked Like An Opossum Face So I Used It To Make A Little Food Opossum

I Noticed A Piece Of Broccoli On My Plate That I Thought Looked Like An Opossum Face So I Used It To Make A Little Food Opossum

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Cris Serbu
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4 months ago

Uncanny resemblance lol

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#4

Food Before Time

Food Before Time

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Poultry Geist
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4 months ago

I love this!

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#5

Types Of Cones

Types Of Cones

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Ember
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4 months ago

This made me giggle

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Luckily, it’s easy to avoid kitchen blunders such as you see in this list if you simply make a plan and stick to it. "Take time to read the recipe, to check you've got the right ingredients, and to plan what you need and what you'll need to do," Ellen suggested. "This is even more important if you're cooking several dishes at the same time. There's many an adage that says 'perfect planning prevents poor performance' — or words to that effect — and it's no different in the kitchen."

So if you want to prevent slip-ups, mishaps, and setting your kitchen on fire, or generally want to know some small steps to help you improve your cooking, Ellen has you covered. "If you're making a complicated dish, get everything chopped up, measured out, and weighed in advance. This will help," she advised.

"Also, try to clear up as you go along (or get someone else to do it). Tidy workspace, tidy mind, and all that. It will keep you organized and calm if you're not working in chaos."

#6

It May Look Kinda [bad] But I’m Still Grateful As It’s All From My Local Food Bank

It May Look Kinda [bad] But I’m Still Grateful As It’s All From My Local Food Bank

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Lottie
Community Member
4 months ago

That don't look too bad

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#7

Local Bakery Made These, All Profits Will Go To Colon Cancer Research.

Local Bakery Made These, All Profits Will Go To Colon Cancer Research.

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
4 months ago

I’d eat it. I love brownies. I love icing. Plus it’s all for a good cause too so nothing wrong to see here.

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#8

Spider Man Saving His Own Cake

Spider Man Saving His Own Cake

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
4 months ago

That is the power of Spiderman holding the cake from falling anymore💪🏻

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Let’s not forget that sight, smell, and even sound of food also contribute to how we perceive a certain food. That’s why serving and eating from an attractive plate is also extremely important.

When asked how we can make our food look more appetizing, Ellen told us that a lot of this could come down to preference. "But as everyone says, you eat with your eyes as well as your mouth, so how your dish looks matters as much as how it tastes."

#9

Me And My Girlfriend Hit One Year Together. We’re Both Broke. So Nugs And Fries To Celebrate!

Me And My Girlfriend Hit One Year Together. We’re Both Broke. So Nugs And Fries To Celebrate!

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Howard Moody
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4 months ago

That looks mighty tasty to me.

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#10

I Got Trashed, Made Orange Chicken Dino Nuggets

I Got Trashed, Made Orange Chicken Dino Nuggets

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Christina Adams
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like you made a great bargain-gourmet dish!

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#11

My Attempt At Baking A Brownie Turned Out Like A Before And After Picture Of Meth Addiction

My Attempt At Baking A Brownie Turned Out Like A Before And After Picture Of Meth Addiction

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Lottie
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

The second panel looks like the brownie got shot by the mafia

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#12

Found A "Cook Book" That My Brother Wrote When He Was 7 Years Old, And Am Re-Creating The Recipes. Here's "Licorice Egg"

Found A "Cook Book" That My Brother Wrote When He Was 7 Years Old, And Am Re-Creating The Recipes. Here's "Licorice Egg"

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

That's adorable.

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"Arranging food in a way that's pleasing to the eye is key — think of it as the main part of the dish being the centerpiece, with other elements around it designed to help it stand out, and to complement it in terms of color."

"It's important to think of appearance in three dimensions, not just two, so consider using height (that's why you see so many dishes with elements stacked up on each other). That said, sometimes less is more, so try not to make your plate too 'busy'. You don't want people to be put off by a plate of chaos."

#13

Broke Till Payday. Hot Dog And Pickle Grilled Cheese

Broke Till Payday. Hot Dog And Pickle Grilled Cheese

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
4 months ago

I mean it’s fine. I’d personally take the pickle out but I see no problem with this otherwise. 🤷‍♀️

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#14

The “Pizza Americana” I Ordered In Slovakia

The “Pizza Americana” I Ordered In Slovakia

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Nathaniel
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4 months ago

Could be worse. You could have been in America.

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#15

My Daughter's Hotdog Made From Starburst

My Daughter's Hotdog Made From Starburst

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Christina Adams
Community Member
4 months ago

Reminds me of the gummy burgers and pizzas and stuff

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So when you finally prepare a delicious and appealing plate, you immediately know what to do next — take your phone out and snap a photo. According to Ellen, there are many different ways to take food pictures, and she had a few handy tips to share with you.

"45 degree [angle] always works well but lots of people love a 'flat lay' — when you take a picture from above the plate," she said and added that often it's all about trial and error. "Try different angles, or having different elements as the focus of your shot. You might think it would be the steak, but sometimes the best picture might be focused on the chips, with the steak behind them. Play around and see what works. But remember — while food photos are great, so is eating a hot meal!"

#16

Spaghetti With The Proper Amount Of Powdered Cheese Product

Spaghetti With The Proper Amount Of Powdered Cheese Product

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Caro Caro
Community Member
4 months ago

I can just feel all the saliva being sucked out of my mouth. I love cheese but this is horrible.

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#17

Dumplings From The Hell's Gate

Dumplings From The Hell's Gate

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TmKhr
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4 months ago

They must be screaming "I hate you!"

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#18

Bagel Bite And Chicken Nugget Slider

Bagel Bite And Chicken Nugget Slider

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T. D. Bostick
Community Member
4 months ago

This one is actually nice.

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#19

Ah, Breakfast

Ah, Breakfast

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
4 months ago

Ruin your teeth and your lungs, all for $5!

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#20

Blörö - The Famous Finnish Breakfast Consisting Of Hot Coffee, Vodka, And A Cigarette

Blörö - The Famous Finnish Breakfast Consisting Of Hot Coffee, Vodka, And A Cigarette

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PupperPanda
Community Member
4 months ago

Regular breakfast in my house.

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#21

The Chicken Sandwich I Got From Mr Beast Burger Today

The Chicken Sandwich I Got From Mr Beast Burger Today

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Cris Serbu
Community Member
4 months ago

With a side of salmonella I guess

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#22

Our Airbnb Had A Brick Oven. We Tried Making Pizza

Our Airbnb Had A Brick Oven. We Tried Making Pizza

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Caro Caro
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like something surgically removed...

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#23

This Regular Pepperoni My Brother Ordered

This Regular Pepperoni My Brother Ordered

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Donkey boi
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4 months ago

I see nothing wrong here.

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#24

I Tried To Make Bread Using Only Flour And Water

I Tried To Make Bread Using Only Flour And Water

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
4 months ago

Should’ve made flatbreads or tortillas if those were your only ingredients. As it is you’ve made a house brick.

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#25

I Want To Thank Taco Bell For Saving The Best Part Of The Tomatoes For My Taco Specifically.

I Want To Thank Taco Bell For Saving The Best Part Of The Tomatoes For My Taco Specifically.

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Christina Adams
Community Member
4 months ago

Good thing you found em

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#26

I Like To Eat Bread With Mashed Potatoes And People Tell Me That's Not Normal

I Like To Eat Bread With Mashed Potatoes And People Tell Me That's Not Normal

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Nathaniel
Community Member
4 months ago

They are right. Listen to them.

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#27

Al Dente

Al Dente

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Caro Caro
Community Member
4 months ago

Al dante's inferno

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#28

A Tempting Slice From The 1970s Cookbook

A Tempting Slice From The 1970s Cookbook

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Nena Rosebud
Community Member
4 months ago

Why were cooks in the 60s and 70s obsessed with gelatin?!

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#29

$50 Slow Roasted Prime Rib

$50 Slow Roasted Prime Rib

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Kira Okah
Community Member
4 months ago

Slow roasted? So they spent a long time threatening it with fire? :P

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#30

Under A Tight Deadline, I Had To Stop Everything To Post My Wife's Dinner

Under A Tight Deadline, I Had To Stop Everything To Post My Wife's Dinner

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

What the actual f**k is that?

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#31

$59 Worth Of BBQ

$59 Worth Of BBQ

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Nathaniel
Community Member
4 months ago

You can get this as a meal deal at any supermarket for a tenth of the price.

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#32

The Arrogance Of Man Rears Its Ugly Head Once More As We Continue To Sin Against Heaven And God

The Arrogance Of Man Rears Its Ugly Head Once More As We Continue To Sin Against Heaven And God

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Cris Serbu
Community Member
4 months ago

At first glance it looked like molded milk.

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#33

Behold! The Worlds Largest Nigiri Sushi

Behold! The Worlds Largest Nigiri Sushi

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DUN DUN (she/her)
Community Member
4 months ago

Looks like a bed and a blanket

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#34

Two Years Ago I Blessed The Internet With The Spam Shot Glass. This Year I Got To Go Camping Again And Got The Chance To Recreate The Iconic Meat Orifice, As Well As Create A New Drink Container Which I Humbly Dubbed The Spam Flask

Two Years Ago I Blessed The Internet With The Spam Shot Glass. This Year I Got To Go Camping Again And Got The Chance To Recreate The Iconic Meat Orifice, As Well As Create A New Drink Container Which I Humbly Dubbed The Spam Flask

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Ember
Community Member
4 months ago

This is wrong on every level

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#35

My School’s $7 Take On Avocado Toast

My School’s $7 Take On Avocado Toast

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Christina Adams
Community Member
4 months ago

Could be better, could be worse

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#36

In Connecticut, Breweries Require Food With Drink. This Is Their "Charcuterie Board"

In Connecticut, Breweries Require Food With Drink. This Is Their "Charcuterie Board"

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Christina Adams
Community Member
4 months ago

Ahahahahahaha nice try

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#37

Sandwich My Dad Likes To Eat, Raw Ground Beef With Raw Onions And White Pepper On Hard Bread

Sandwich My Dad Likes To Eat, Raw Ground Beef With Raw Onions And White Pepper On Hard Bread

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Caro Caro
Community Member
4 months ago

Steak tartaar ... delicious. My late hubbies favorite on white bread and lots of butter.

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#38

My Kids School Lunch Today. Pancake Sausage Burger With Cheese

My Kids School Lunch Today. Pancake Sausage Burger With Cheese

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Christina Adams
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4 months ago

Is that a McGriddle knockoff?

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#39

I Love When Fast Food Chicken Has A Nice, Seared Crust And A Juicy, Rare Center

I Love When Fast Food Chicken Has A Nice, Seared Crust And A Juicy, Rare Center

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Lottie
Community Member
4 months ago

THIS IS F***ING RAW

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#40

This Was $20

This Was $20

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Christina Adams
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4 months ago

This saddens me

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