This Is Valerie Bertinelli's Go-To Fast Food Order - Exclusive

It's no secret that almost everybody loves fast food every now and again. Whether you're craving some comfort tacos or just don't have time to cook dinner from scratch, there's lots to love on the menus of fast-food chains such as Burger King, KFC, and Taco Bell. Even celebrities find something they love on the menu at these restaurants. Insider reports that Kim Kardashian has a soft spot for KFC's extra crispy chicken wings with a biscuit and some honey, while Beyoncé loves eating at In-N-Out Burger, and Anna Kendrick can't get enough of Taco Bell's Doritos Locos Tacos.

Even top chefs and cooking personalities have their favorites at these dining spots, including Valerie Bertinelli. The actress and TV host has conquered the culinary world and proved she has what it takes to teach America how to cook on programs like "Valerie's Home Cooking," per her official website. Yet while she has mastered a slew of cooking techniques and developed a palate like no other, sometimes a craving strikes, and Bertinelli's go-to drive-thru order is a McDonald's item that has graced the Golden Arches' menu for years.

Bertinelli's top fast-food pick is a Filet-O-Fish

"I love a Filet-O-Fish from McDonald's," Valerie Bertinelli told Mashed in an exclusive interview. "I've always loved the Filet-O-Fish. Ed loved them too," she added of her ex-husband, the late Eddie Van Halen. She also noted she tried the Popeyes version in Louisiana and said it was "really nice and spicy ... that's good too." Bertinelli's words are high praise, as the star has found her way to some of the best chicken establishments across the country. According to the Los Angeles Times, Bertinelli loves eating and making wings and has also tried some of the best fried chicken in America.

But, she confessed, "I got to come back to a Filet-O-Fish. It's so good."

Bertinelli isn't the only celebrity who loves the iconic fried fish sandwich. Fans have spotted Kylie Jenner enjoying a Filet-O-Fish, and the reality star even went on to rate the meal a nine out of 10, per Us Weekly. Mindy Kaling also claims to love this particular sandwich, having once jokingly tweeted, "My kingdom for the Filet-O-Fish extra value meal and a sundae."

Bertinelli's love of fish goes beyond McDonald's

It's only natural that Valerie Bertinelli has a soft spot for the Filet-O-Fish. The cooking star has presented audiences with countless seafood recipes over the years and has helped home cooks find creative ways to whip up this staple. Bertinelli's Roasted Cod with Cashew Coconut Lime Topping recipe will get any seafood lover excited; it features a fish filet seasoned with curry powder and coriander and topped with flaked coconut, cashews, spices, and lime.

Another one of Bertinelli's Food Network recipes transforms cod into a traditional dinner centerpiece, thanks to a pairing with asparagus, artichoke hearts, and Kalamata olives. The chef also posted a take on her spin on tuna casserole on her website; it comes topped with salt and vinegar potato chips, as well as cheddar cheese.

And at the end of the day, Bertinelli can't live without the one citrus flavor that pairs perfectly with many different types of fish.

Fans can't forget Bertinelli's favorite ingredient

While Valerie Bertinelli loves the Filet-O-Fish, the McDonald's menu item can't compare to her all-time favorite ingredient.

"One ingredient I can't live without [besides salt and pepper]?" Bertinelli said during her interview with Mashed. "I think lemon. I know people make fun of me because I love lemon so much, but they can be used in so many different ways, through savory sweets, in libations. It's such a versatile fruit. My favorite dressing is lemon, olive oil, shallots, and salt and pepper. It's just so good."

Lemons dominate the star's cooking life. According to Food Network, Bertinelli has found ways to combine this iconic citrus fruit with everything from baked branzino all the way to a signature lemon icebox cake, per her official website. She also endorses lemon-related products, such as an official microplane grater, per Today. While the star has used this tool to grate Parmesan and garlic, it holds its own against lemons, and Bertinelli gives it her seal of approval.

To see Bertinelli in her culinary zone, fans can catch reruns of "Valerie's Home Cooking" on Food Network, and keep an eye out for her next show on Discovery+, which tracks her family's lineage and cooking traditions through their origins in Italy.