Jessie Hagan, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jessie Hagan has tested.

Jessie Hagen

Jessie has been a proud Leite’s Culinaria Recipe Tester since July 2019. After earning a Business Degree in 2004 and then working in Hospitality IT for over 10 years, she pivoted to fully immerse herself in the culinary world. She’s worked for multiple clients testing and developing recipes. To amp up her culinary street cred, she enrolled in culinary school to pursue a degree in the Culinary Arts. Jessie currently works as a culinary copywriter and recipe developer and dabbles in food photography when she cooks something especially pretty. She lives in Frisco, Texas with her favorite guinea pigs . . . husband, Chris, and daughters Delaney and Eliza.

A patterned bowl filled with lemony fettuccine alfredo on a white and gold plate with a glass of water and dish of Parmesan on the side.

Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo

This is as indulgent as a quick weeknight pasta dish can get with its creamy and rich (though not too rich) sauce punctuated with the lilt of lemon.

Morning buns on small white plates, on a table with a coffee pot, a cream pitcher, and a coffee cup.

Morning Buns

Buttery, cinnamon and orange flavored, and rolled in sugar, these fluffy buns are a serious reason to get out of bed. Get ready to fall in love!

A wire rack with a blueberry coffee cake and 2 slices on it, glazed and with a spoon sitting beside it.

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Breakfast, snack, dessert–blueberry coffee cake does all that and more. Full of berries and topped with sweet glaze, you’re going to love it.

2 pottery bowls filled with keto chicken coconut soup, with spoons and a bowl of lime and cilantro.

Keto Chicken Coconut Soup

An Asian flavored soup that’s also pretty healthy and incredibly tasty. What else could you ask for? Dairy-free and full of mushrooms? It’s all here.