Megan S., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Megan S. has tested.

A metal skillet filled with easy skillet lasagna and garnished with basil leaves.

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.

A red bowl filled with creamy sun-dried tomato and spinach pasta with a red cloth napkin on the side.

Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

This creamy vegetarian pasta dish, made with rigatoni, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and lemony ricotta, is on the table in just 30 minutes. Sounds like a weeknight winner to us.

A bowl of slow cooker sweet potato hummus topped with sesame seeds and microgreens with some bread and a spoon on the side.

Sweet Potato Hummus

This easy hummus can be made in the slow cooker or oven, and is a healthy snack or appetizer that requires almost no effort.

Several plates with slices of pistachio-lime polenta cake topped with confectioners' sugar and chopped pistachios

Pistachio-Lime Polenta Cake

This lime-infused polenta cake boasts a light texture and rich, buttery flavor. It’s perfect for teatime or dessert, but we won’t judge if you sneak a slice for breakfast.

Four fried polenta sticks on a plate topped with Parmesan and a lemon wedge on the side.

Fried Polenta Sticks

Just when we thought polenta couldn’t get any better we discovered these irresistible fried polenta sticks.

A pile of crescent-shaped cookies on a platter with greenery and Christmas ornaments on the side.

Viennese Crescent Cookies

A holiday cookie if we ever saw one! So buttery, so nutty, so delicate, so mind-bendingly charming, these traditional Viennese cookies rival the city’s fancier pastries as our fave.

Chopped vegetable salad with pomegranate piled in a white bowl on a carved wooden tray.

Chopped Vegetable Salad with Pomegranate

Scoop up mouthfuls of this colorful and herbacious salad, and revel in the fresh flavors of Middle Eastern food. Serve with lettuce leaves or pitas for spooning and dipping.

Walnut fennel and pomegranate salad garnished with walnuts and pomegranate seeds, on a white plate.

Walnut, Fennel, and Pomegranate Salad

A quick salad doesn’t have to be boring. Bitter greens, tossed with crunchy walnuts, salty cheese, and tangy pomegranate sounds pretty exciting, doesn’t it?

A blue bowl filled with chickpeas, diced tomatoes, ditalini pasta, and parmesan, flanked with a crueset of olive oil and a bowl of Parmesan.

Pasta with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

A simple, rustic, and flavorful vegetarian dinner that only takes a handful of ingredients and 45 minutes. Also, it tastes really fantastic. What’s not to love?

A person using metal chopsticks to scoop up spaghetti al limone amalfitano from a bowl.

Spaghetti al Limone Amalfitano

This Italian classic is “a cook’s recipe,” which is to say, we give you all the components and how-tos that you need. You get to tweak it to your pantry and your preference.

A stone bowl of mint pesto with a knife on top on a metal sheet pan

Mint Pesto

A novel take on the classic. Mint leaves, Parmesan, lemon, garlic, and peanuts (yes, peanuts), are blitzed in a food processor. It’s great on lamb, chicken, salmon, and pasta.

Bowl of green Spring pea puree topped with chopped mint on white marble

Spring Pea Puree

Alongside roast chicken. With spring lamb. Beneath fish. Smeared on a cracker. Set out with crudités. Twirled with pasta. This spring green knows no limits.

Five tahini truffles lying in a bed of cocoa powder.

Tahini Truffles

Tahini truffles are nutty, rich, sexy, little bites. A pleasure to share…though we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to keep them all to yourself.

Two white bowls of carrot and ginger soup on a piece of wood

Carrot and Ginger Soup

A healthy-though-you-wouldn’t-know-it-from-the-taste soup that comes together with just a few cheap ingredients and boasts a sweet earthiness tempered by just the right amount of warmth.

A red Le Creuset pot filled with red wine onions, that have been slowly cooked together

Red Wine Onions

Meet your newest weeknight staple for when you want something a little special and impressive. Slightly sweet, deeply flavored, caramelized red onions doused with red wine.

A ceramic bowl filled with za'atar cacio e pepe and topped with fresh marjoram leaves.

Za’atar Cacio e Pepe

It’s Ottolenghi. Enough said. (Well, okay, we have to say more. Like how everyone who’s tried this swears it’ll forevermore be their simple supper standby.)