I'm not saying I'm an expert when it comes to cooking. In fact, I've made my fair share of cooking blunders. I'm terrible about measuring things and still insist on making recipes even when I'm missing most of the ingredients. This does not usually work out when it comes to baking. But I'm definitely not as clueless as some people out there. (Remember that American exchange student who started a fire after trying to cook pasta without any water?) The following 37 horrible meals will make you feel like a gourmet chef. From dangerously undercooked chicken to unsanitary kitchens to the most disgusting ingredients imaginable (so many Kraft singles!), these horrible meals will make you feel a whole heck of a lot more confident in your cooking abilities. ...maybe don't read this right before eating, though. Or, if you're trying to lose weight, this might be an extremely effective diet tool.

These terrible tacos

I’m going to take a wild guess and say that this person opened several cans of various Chef Boyardee, shoved their contents into poor, innocent tortillas and called them tacos. Hold onto your hats, people. Believe it or not, it just gets worse from here.  

This pathetic plate

Is that…strawberry jam…on top of a slice of processed American cheese? And why do those sausages look so shriveled?! Everything about this plate is wrong.

This baffling brunch

Considering my profound love of brunch, this offends me on a deeply personal level.

This alarming chicken

This is a joke, right? Please tell me this is a joke.

This Kardashian creation

Really, Kim? I expected so much more from you. Don’t you have a crew of celebrity chefs that could make you something a little less…beige?

This gruesome ground beef

Sure, the steak is overcooked and the asparagus is a tad strange-looking, but it’s that horrible combo of greasy ground beef on top of what appears to be angel hair pasta that I simply cannot wrap my head around.

These mean meatballs

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Nothing beats a romantic evening enjoying terrible food and equally terrible music. These two were made for each other!

This questionable condiment combination

Ketchup on steak is bad enough but on BANANAS? That’s just, well…I’m speechless. If only there were another word for “crazy” that was fruit-related…

This pathetic potluck

This employee must really hate their co-workers. There’s just no other explanation.

This egregious assortment

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The pancakes on their own don’t look awful, but the fact that they’re butter-less and syrup-less on a plate next to some grey rice and some type of nondescript sausage is what’s truly worrisome here.

This shocking supper

“Shocked” in a bad way, right?  

This disastrous display

Who wouldn’t want to eat something that looks like it was vomited onto the plate?

This distressing decision

Honestly, I kind of get what they were going for here. It’s an inverted take on the classic hot dog. But the real question is…why?

These "nope" nachos

If this is what this person believes nachos to be, I feel very, very sorry for them.

This cheesy catastrophe

What is up with this egregious use of Kraft singles? I can’t even tell what’s hiding beneath those pieces of yellow, phony-baloney cheese.

This monstrous Mexican meal

Apparently, these are chitterlings tacos. If you don’t know what chitterlings are, consider yourself lucky.

This garbage disposal-themed dinner

Is it just me, or does this meal look like it consists of all the random food scraps you scrape into the garbage disposal after you’re done cooking?

This frightening fish

Nothing on this plate looks edible. That poor little guy looks as scared as I would be if I this were placed in front of me at the dinner table.

This fruity drumstick

Am I crazy, or is that drumstick coated in crushed up Fruity Pebbles? I guess you can’t knock it til you try it…

This big ol' mess

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Allow me to (attempt to) list everything on this plate: stuffing, eggs, gravy (?), jam, two slices of untoasted bread, sliced apples, and green olives. Just take a moment to let that sink in.

This unique spin on "cheesecake"

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WTF? #struggleslicesunday

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Is this literally just a dinner roll topped with two slices of cheese? Worst birthday ever!

These icky eggs

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I think this person is confused. Sure, blueberries and eggs are great breakfast ideas, but combined? NEVER.

This surprising spread

I’m gonna RSVP “no” to this party.

This grotesque gormet

Just looking at this photo makes me want to take antibiotics. Anyone who actually ate it should seek medical attention immediately.

...whatever this is

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I have absolutely no idea what this is, but for some reason just the sight of it makes me want to burst into tears. What poor creature died to make something so vile?!

These nefarious necks

In case you were wondering, these are turkey necks. In case you weren’t wondering, feel free to continue scrolling and pretend you never saw this.

These crappy buns

No, you’re not the only one. These “cinnamon buns” look exactly like dog poop. Let’s hope they taste better.

This meaty man

It took me a while to realize that this was most likely supposed to resemble a baby instead of a dead-eyed meat man wearing bacon underwear. What a beautiful baby shower this must have been!

This nutty gumbo

In what world are peanuts an acceptable substitute for crabs?! At least take the shells off first!

And lastly, this absolute horror show

I’m sorry you had to see this. Although you can never un-see it, you can at least get this horrible image out of your head by continuing to scroll. The next article is much less horrifying, I swear.

You're not wrong, but also? You're very, very wrong.

Friend in high school told me he didn’t take the SAT because he heard it’s easier the second time. – ImReallySorryMom

Only true for Cyclops from the X-Men.

That windshield wipers wear out faster in the middle, because that’s the part you look through the most often, as if your sight is an energy beam that degrades the rubber or something. – Habaneroe12


That birds are mammals because they have meat. – JugOfVoodoo

If you'd ever seen a compass, you'd know.

That direction can’t be north because it’s diagonal and north has to be in a straight line. – drdoom

God works in mysterious ways.

The TA for one of my classes in college said his parents didn’t let him watch VeggieTales as a kid because “vegetables aren’t supposed to have souls.” – crapenvelope

Maybe no animals had even tried breathing fire?

I worked at a museum and had to let a girl go because she was going around telling everyone that dinosaurs weren’t real because no animals can breathe fire. She was a law student. – Fronkey776

"We're sure to like it!"

My step sister told me we should see the PG-13 movie because PG meant “pretty good.” EDIT: She wasn’t a little kid when she said this. She was 19. Movie was Breaking Dawn Part 2. Take that however you want. – itti-bitti-kitti

I hate getting tracked.

Overheard some lady saying her daughter isn’t allowed to watch Youtube any more because that’s how people track you. She got this information from Facebook. – HawaiianFlower34

In fairness, this guy shouldn't have worn a huge red robe with a hood that sisterly covers his face to the post office.

That the post office doesn’t ship mail to the Netherlands because you can’t send physical mail to Hell. Just wanted to mail a postcard to my family in Eindhoven. – FaultySky

Where does freedom end and stupidity begin?

HER: “I think the law that requires you to wear a seatbelt is sooooo stupid. My body, my choice.” ME: “Well what about your five-year-old son? You wouldn’t want to hurt him if he was riding with you, right?” HER: (shrugs) “When it’s your time to go, it’s your time to go.” ME: “Really? That’s how you feel about that? I mean… why even look before crossing the street, if ‘When it’s your time to go, it’s your time to go’?” HER: “Actually, I usually don’t look when I cross the street.” She is under 30, but already has terrible knees. Why? Get ready… she was hit by a car in her teens while she was crossing the street. – Gween_Waynjuh

You can't just say things like that!

“Math isn’t real. Like if I said 2+2=5 it would be true.” This was from a nursing student. – All_Lines_Merge

Always smart to have a back-up.

Someone once told me they saved the internet on a floppy disk. They actually saved their dialup connection shortcut but they truly were convinced that it contained the whole internet. – timetraveller1977

Oy mate! Crack open a Foster's! You're mighty keen!

A girl from Florida once told me “because Australia is upside down, left is right and right is left.” I am Australian and told her she was right and not many people know that! – idontknowimlost

Got some major flirting going on here.

I have a friend who thought that all lions were male and all tigers were female. – natalijabajlo2

You'd get it if you'd ever looked at a map.

Alaska was an island. – Mike_the_Merciless

Where else would the Great Turtle Beings live? Tulsa?

NASA makes up everything about space in order to convince us the earth is round, so the world governments can keep the hidden civilizations at the edge of the world a secret. – slothbarns7

Good luck with that one.

I sat next to a girl in bio who got 40% on our first test. She seemed quite pleased and said that now she only needed to get 40% again to have an average of 80%. – besterluca

If I know one thing about water, it's that it puts out fire.

I was watching a sunset on the ocean one day when a late teens person asked me why the ocean doesn’t put the sun’s fire out. – dosta1322

Which came first, the rabbit or the egg?

That rabbits come from eggs. – NowhereManDE

"It was the only day of the week Cousin Muriel could make it."

CO-WORKER (to my boss): “Can I have Monday off? It’s my anniversary.” BOSS: “You got married on a Monday?” – CoolBeansMan9

Lightning is famously afraid of the dark.

We were at summer camp, and when I opened a flashlight during a storm, he started yelling at me to shut it off. Apparently, light attracts lightning. – Noesk

The spork must be stopped.

“The spork is the devil’s utensil because it’s the amalgamation of masculine fork and feminine spoon, trying to blur gender lines in society.” – -eDgAR-

"WYD? I'm all messed up on Gouda. Come over."

Me, a Deli Clerk: “Would you like a slice of cheese, sir?” Said Sir: “No thanks; I’m driving.” – DarkroeNinbot

Yes... this is how therapists work...

An ex tried telling me that his therapist assured him that it was MY sole responsibility to remain in a relationship with him to keep his sanity in check… I obviously disagreed. – Rosie_skies

Oh, every new mother thinks their baby has infinite wisdom.

The root word of infant was “infinite,” therefore, infants have infinite wisdom. – She_Likes_Cloth

I don't see stars, I don't think about where they went. I just keep living my life, sans stars.

ME: It’s unfortunate that it’s cloudy tonight, so we can’t see the stars. Apparently she thought only some nights were starry because of the Earth’s rotation or something. – mildost

And I thought the "staying in your stomach for seven years" thing was bad...

If you swallow your chewing gum, your lungs will stick together. – marchese51

Think it through, man.

One of my friends texted me that his mom had taken his phone because of grades and hid it in her room so he couldn’t play Minecraft with me. I asked what he texted from. He said his phone. We are no longer friends. – TrxshGod_

Me and my baker are gonna have to have a little chat.

I had an ex tell me that bread isn’t vegan because it’s made with human hair. – drazeforce

The ultimate fad is ultimately permanent.

“Tattoos will go out of style soon.”- my mom Sorry ma, they’ve continued to be cool for thousands of years, unlike your SHAG CARPET KITCHEN. – Lockshala
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