About America's Test Kitchen

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. @testkitchen

A pan full of turkey meatballs with tomato sauce, beside a chopping board with Parmesan and a bowl of parsley.

Italian-Style Turkey Meatballs

Meatballs are meatballs, right? Not even close. These little babies take ground turkey and make it taste like a healthier, umami-packed heaven.

A blue bowl full of creamy potato salad with hardboiled eggs and a large spoon.

Classic Potato Salad

Pretty much exactly what you think of as quintessential potato salad—potatoes, eggs, relish, mayo, celery. Who needs bells and whistles when you have perfection?

Three white plates with blackened red snapper, black rice, yogurt sauce, and sauteed spinach.

Blackened Red Snapper

This is tasty, healthy, and pretty darn quick. A brilliant mix of spices, tangy yogurt, and brown rice—and don’t forget the red snapper fillets—you’ll be enthralled.

Two bowls of eggplant soup with lamb, garnished with slivered almonds.

Eggplant Soup with Lamb

Warming spices in this eggplant, lamb, and tomato soup add layers of flavor and complexity that make it taste like it takes all day—it doesn’t.

A bowl of German-style potato salad with a fork resting in it.

German-Style Potato Salad

Served warm and without mayo, you might not recognize this as your standby potato salad but let us implore you—just try it. It’s divine.

A tangle of sautéed summer squash ribbons on a square white plate.

Sautéed Summer Squash Ribbons

America’s Test Kitchen came up with a painless way to avoid soggy squash (squashy squashes?) that makes a lovely, zingy side dish. It’s a splendid way to get your veggies.

A grey ceramic bowl filled with baked mac and cheese with bread crumbs

Baked Mac and Cheese with Bread Crumbs

Because nothing says love like cheesy pasta magnificence. This baked mac ‘n cheese, with Colby, Cheddar, and crisp, buttery bread crumbs can be made ahead of time, too.

A glass bowl partially filled with Thai chili jam and a spoon on the side.

Thai Chili Jam

A lovely jar of sweet, funky heat for those of you who love anything with a little extra kick. Add a little (or a lot, you spice fanatics) to anything you fancy.

Several bowls of orzo salad with grilled vegetables and a person scooping some from a larger bowl.

Orzo Salad with Grilled Vegetables

A light dinner for when you just can’t face the thought of heating up your kitchen in the summer. Just slice and grill your way to a sublimely citrusy, veggie-filled pasta salad.

A dark chocolate cream pie partially covered with whipped cream and a knife and a bowl of whipped cream on the side.

Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Not so cloyingly sweet than the chocolate cream pie of our childhood, this dark chocolate beauty is a spectacularly satisfying remake of a classic.