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America's Test Kitchen

America’s Test Kitchen is the home of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines. The mission of the editors of America’s Test Kitchen is to test and test and test recipes until they can discern how and why a particular technique works.

A parchment-lined baking sheet with four roasted cod fillet on top of roasted potatoes slices and topped with lemon slices

Lemon Roast Fish With Potatoes

“The epitome of success.” “Simple yet elegant.” “I definitely will be making this again and again.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe. Sorta makes you want to try it, doesn’t it?

  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
Seared Scallops

Seared Scallops

Seared scallops are perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner in existence. Here’s how to cook them to perfection.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 23
Baking sheet lined with parchment and covered with easy roasted carrots and onions with burnt edges

Easy Roasted Carrots

Four ingredients and one simple technique that will leave everyone asking—maybe even demanding—you for more. A keeper of a side dish.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Carefully concocted to rely on less sugar than the cloying milk chocolate cream pie of our childhood, this is a far more adult-friendly, yet still spectacularly satisfying, rendition of a classic.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 6
Perfect Baked Bacon

Baked Bacon

A ridiculously easy way to cook bacon for a crowd. No fuss. No standing at the stovetop. No spatters.

  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 46
White bowl of spicy beef taco bake with ground beef, beans tortilla chips, chopped onions, and lettuce

Spicy Beef Taco Bake

Taco casserole. Were there ever two words more beautiful side by side?

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Pan Seared Chicken Breast

Pan Seared Chicken Breast

Shatteringly crisp skin. Tender meat. And a stovetop that isn’t spattered with grease. This is going to change your weeknight chicken game.

  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 8
A chocolate cream pie, with a chocolate crumb crust and topped with whipped cream, on a blue background

Chocolate Cream Pie

An Oreo cookie crust is filled with a rich custard made from bittersweet and semisweet chocolate. Vanilla-infused whipped cream is crowned high on top.

  • 35 M
  • 4 H, 15 M
  • 20
Slow Cooker Shredded Pork

Slow Cooker Shredded Pork

Pull out your slow cooker and sate yourself with this tender, sweetly spiced, subtly smoky shredded pork. And with nary any effort.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 12 H
  • 0
Sheet pan of oven-roasted chicken thighs, topped with salt and pepper

Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs

“Simple.” “Perfect.” “The moistest chicken with the crispest skin we’ve ever had.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 14
Baked Mac and Cheese With Bread Crumbs

Baked Mac and Cheese with Bread Crumbs

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.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 8
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Vegan chocolate cupcakes. So scrumilicious and deep dark chocolatey no one’s even going to notice they’re vegan. Swear.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 4 H
  • 0
Mango Guacamole

Mango Guacamole

Mango guacamole. Don’t judge. Not until you’ve tasted just the sweet heat that comes from adding tropical fruit and habanero to classic guacamole.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Slow Cooker Ribs

Slow Cooker Ribs

All the scintillating, fall-off-the-bone magnificence of smoked ribs. None of the standing outside in the snow or sleet to tend your grill or smoker.

  • 25 M
  • 6 H, 45 M
  • 31