Pat Francis, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Pat Francis has tested.

Chopped Salad Recipe

We combine the hallmark ingredients of two classic salads—Cobb and Waldorf—in this simple, satisfying, and we dare say stunning collision of healthy and indulgent.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0

Coconut Rice Recipe

When done right, coconut rice is an almost indescribably lovely side dish that’s ever so slightly sweet and laughably easy and incredibly versatile. Here’s how to make it.

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  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 4

Mexican Spaghetti Recipe | Sopa Seca de Fideo

This Mexican spaghetti, or sopa seca de fideo, is mindblowingly seductive and authentic as heck. Translated literally, it means “dry soup with noodles,” and it’s soooo much better than it sounds.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 2

Jam Bars Recipe

Sweet and crumbly and gooey and all around lovely. That’s what we think of these spectacular—and spectacularly easy—jam bars.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 8

Baked Macaroni and Cheese With Bread Crumbs Recipe

Because nothing says love like cheesy pasta magnificence, in particular, this baked macaroni and cheese recipe, which is one of the best we’ve ever had.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4

King Ranch Chicken Recipe

Whoever created this American classic knew what they were doing. We’re talking layers of smoked chicken, roasted peppers, and corn tortillas that are smothered in cheese and baked until gobsmackingly delicious.

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  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 4

Brown Rice and Quinoa Porridge Recipe

This may sound rather frighteningly hippie. We understand. Rest assured it’s actually a lovely oatmeal alternative that works magnificently with your most tried-and-true hot cereal stir-ins and sprinkle-ons.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2

Pork Loin Roast Recipe

Just like what your grandma would put on the table for Sunday night supper. No complaints here.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 22

Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe

If you didn’t already know that these light, fluffy, nutty buckwheat pancakes are good for you, we swear you wouldn’t guess it from the taste.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 6

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This easy shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—cheesy, crumb-topped, and ridiculously indulgent.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 27

Grilled Beer Braised Bratwurst Recipe

We like to imagine the smoke from these brats on the grill shape-shifting into a come-hither motion like in those old-time cartoons.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 6

Chicken Apple Sausage Recipe

Seriously, it’s so easy to make your own sausage. Insanely easy. And holy heck, does it taste phenomenal. No meat grinder required.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 11

Turkey Meatballs Recipe With Angel Hair Pasta

Ever wondered if healthy, easy, homemade turkey meatballs that aren’t dry as cardboard even exist? These tender meatballs oozing with melted mozzarella are proof that they do.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 4

Pesto Genovese

A spoon-it-straight-from-the-jar-and-slather-it-on-everything sauce with the taste of tradition, the seduction of sophistication.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 31
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