Cooking 101: How to Cook With 16 Different Oils, Plus the 5 Healthiest Cooking Oils

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 2, 2022 • 7 min read

Beyond olive oil and vegetable oil, there are many cooking oils to choose from, especially with the rise in popularity of health-driven oils like coconut, ghee, and avocado. It can be difficult to decipher which ones are best to use for sautéing versus baking versus frying. Some oils are neutral and good for subbing into any recipe, some are healthier than others, and some are best reserved for drizzling over finished dishes. Here’s an easy guide to help you understand them all.