Ellen Fuss, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Ellen Fuss has tested.

A large pot of pasta and chickpea soup, with a full white bowl next to it and a plate of shredded white parmesan.

Pasta e Ceci

In an hour, you can have a hearty, healthy, and incredibly tasty pot of this traditional Roman soup—or stew, if you prefer. Blended chickpeas get thick in an instant.

A chocolate streusel coffee cake with a slice cut from it to show the chocolate streusel.

Chocolate Streusel Coffee Cake

A tender coffee cake with a lovely layer of chocolate streusel running through the middle. A little surprise that takes this cake over the top.

A portion of Jonathan Waxman's roast chicken topped with salsa verde on a white plate with a knife on the side.

Jonathan Waxman’s Roast Chicken

Spatchcocked and served with a fresh salsa verde, this chicken is a flavor lifesaver. Juicy, crisp-skinned, and quick, you might never go back to regular chicken again.

A parchment-lined square pan filled with pecan-studded best brownies.

David Lebovitz’s Best Brownies

“Best brownies” is a bold assertion. Yet these merit exactly that distinction. Shatteringly crisp on top, fudgy in the center, and intensely chocolatey through and through.

A tray of brownies for a crowd with one brownie missing.

Brownies for a Crowd

“So satisfying.” “Cakey and chocolatey.” “Everything a brownie should be.” That’s what folks are saying about this crowd-pleaser of a chocolate fix.

A silver bowl of mujadara -- cooked rice and lentils, topped with caramelized onions with a silver spoon on the side.

Mujadara

Comfort food at its finest and, perhaps, easiest. Made with rice, lentils, and caramelized onions, it’s as good room temp as it is warm and goes with almost anything. Full of flavor yet also frugal.