Robert Castagna, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Robert Castagna has tested.

Asparagus Tempura Recipe

Easy and shatteringly crisp and light and perfect. That’s what folks are saying about this delicate beer-battered asparagus tempura.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Mac and Cheese Pizza Recipe

Mac and cheese pizza? Yep. It’s a thing. Sorta wondering why no one thought of it sooner.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2

Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Not exactly feeling like spring where you are? This spectacularly simple yet satiating soup is how we give old man winter the middle finger.

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  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 4

Farmer Cheese Recipe

This easy homemade farmer cheese is rich, creamy, and lovely, sorta like a poor man’s (or shall we say, lazy man’s) homemade ricotta.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4

Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe

All the awesomeness of Buffalo wings. All the virtuousness of cauliflower. You can have it all with this game day recipe.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 14

Black Pepper Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This black pepper mashed potatoes recipe from Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar calls for spuds, salt, pepper, and sugar.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 4

Braised Red Cabbage With Cranberries

With its smack of richly spiced mulled wine, this boozy braised cabbage tastes as if it was meant to be for the holiday table.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0

Porchetta

“A beautifully seasoned, boldly spiced, highly aromatic, succulent, handsome chunk of pig.” That’s what folks are saying about this.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 D, 3 H
  • 4

Maple Bacon

Forget the mixed nuts and pulled pork nachos. This maple bacon is what we now nosh while sipping a beer and watching the game.

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  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 2

Vegetable Lasagna

Can’t imagine making the same exact vegetable lasagna all year long? We understand. So does this versatile lasagna recipe.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H
  • 10

Peruvian Chicken

Tastes just like the terrific pollo a la brasa with the insane green sauce at the local Peruvian joint—minus the long wait in line.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 17

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Tastes like “bananas and blueberries and creamy icy summertime.” That’s what folks are saying about this spectacularly simple smoothie.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0

French Toast with Earl Grey Syrup

We know what you’re thinking. “I better not try the Earl Grey syrup because my kids may turn up their nose at it.” Make it anyways.

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  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

White Pizza with Salad

Classic white pizza meets spring greens. Talk about our kinda spring detox!

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2
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