Four ingredients and one simple technique that will leave everyone asking—maybe even demanding—you for more. A keeper of a side dish.
These recipes aren’t all 30-or-fewer-minute meals, although many of them take no time at all. But these are all recipes that REAL home cooks make with REAL ingredients. None of those dump ‘n stir ditties that use 90% packaged ingredients with unpronounceable ingredients. They’re just as quick but infinitely more satisfying.
Essentially an Italian rendition of chicken cordon bleu, chicken saltimbocca is simply cutlets, cheese, prosciutto, a lovely pan sauce and it’s on the table in 30 minutes.
Spicy Roasted Cauliflower
A perfectly cooked and gently spiced specimen of cruciferous loveliness. You’re seriously not going to be able to stop noshing this.
Pan Seared Scallops
Perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner conceivable. Here’s how to cook your pricey (and worth every penny) sea scallops to perfection.
Oven Fried Drumsticks
Some things never go out of style. Witness this throwback to the 50s recipe for drumsticks rolled in crumbs of any sort. Potato chips. Wasabi peas. Rice crackers.
Sugo di Pomodoro ~ Authentic Italian Tomato Sauce
“Simple, quick, and delicious.” “Elegant.” “It sure as heck is good.” That’s what folks are saying about this easy weeknight supper.
Barbecue Potato Chips
A cheater’s version of homemade barbecue potato chips that will have you hooked for life. Taste ’em and get back to us.
A chili that you can dress up or down, whether you need something really impressive for game day or relatively inexpensive for Tuesday night dinner.
Jamie Oliver’s Sausage Pappardelle
This easy one-pot pasta meal from Jamie Oliver features fresh pasta and sausage smothered in a luxurious tomato sauce. Our testers are calling it a “quick, elegant, comforting meal.”
One-Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
A meal that requires just one pot, pleases everyone at the table, and uses up leftovers? Yes, please!
Shanghai Fried Noodles
Skip the takeout and make this fast, easy, and oh-so-satisfying bowl of Shanghai noodles, crispy pork belly, and kale.
Pastina with Butter and Milk
We’ve got stars in our eyes…and our bowls…and our spoons. All thanks to pastina, the teensy star-shaped pasta that just may make the cutest supper in the solar system.
Black-Eyed Pea Salad
A sublime and tasty crossover between vegan and soul food—who would have thought it was possible? It is and it’s fabulous. Healthy and filled with flavor, it’s everything a salad should be.
Slow Cooker Pork Posole
A slow-cooker riff on Mexican posole that has a lot of the same complexity as the classic minus all the tending and stirring on the stovetop. Still certain to satisfy.
Blue Cheese, Sausage, and Walnut Pasta
Sufficiently creamy and indulgent to feel worthy of a special occasion. Yet made from pantry staples and completely doable on a weeknight.
Pork Loin Roast
Just like what your grandma would put on the table for Sunday night dinner. (Don’t you love how food instantly transports you through time?!)
Sicilian-Style Roasted Cauliflower
Warmly spiced, roasted cauliflower gets drizzled with a tangy-sweet dressing, making it an irresistible, healthy (and vegan) side dish. Who loves you?
Easy Skillet Lasagna
Those days when meal planning goes south and weeknight weariness looms, simple salvation can be found in this easy skillet lasagna made with store-bought ravioli.
Essentially creamy easy cheesy side dish awesomeness., these are as welcome on weeknights as they are on holidays.
Sticky Honey Garlic Shrimp
Skip the takeout and whip up this fast and easy honey garlic shrimp. Your tastebuds and your wallet will thank you.