Pat Francis, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Pat Francis has tested.

A green casserole dish filled with king ranch chicken casserole and a spoon resting in the dish.

King Ranch Chicken

Whoever created this classic American casserole knew a thing or two. Layers of chicken, roasted peppers, and tortillas smothered in cheese. Gobsmackingly delicious.

  • (2)
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 10
A whole chicken in a pot surrounded by vegetables including carrots, baby turnips, and spinach.

Chicken in a Pot

If only we could go back in time to the days when politicians were a little more humble and promised every person a chicken in their pot.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2
A whole roast leg of lamb on a rimmed baking sheet with charred lemon slices surrounding the lamb.

Roast Leg of Lamb

Plain and perfect, that’s what we consider this simple roast lamb recipe. And in a shorter cooking time than usual and very little fuss.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 6
A chocolate chunk skillet cookie topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce in a cast-iron skillet with four spoons resting in the cookie.

Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie

A ginormous, warm, gooey, chocolatey cookie baked in a single skillet so there’s no waiting for batch after batch to come out of the oven.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
A glass half-filled with homemade almond milk with a serving knife resting in front of it.

Homemade Almond Milk

There’s literally no comparison between homemade almond milk and store-bought almond milk. None. No way. Nuh uh. Nope.

  • (4)
  • 15 M
  • 6 H, 15 M
  • 12
A white plate topped with huevos rancheros - crispy tortilla, fried eggs, fresh salsa, and Cotija cheese.

Huevos Rancheros

A comforting, satiating breakfast, lunch, or supper. The sort of sustenance that never, ever disappoints.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Two pieces of pan-seared fish fillet on a white plate with lemon wedges, a lime half, and parsley, to garnish.

Pan Seared Fish Fillet

Healthy isn’t necessarily boring or penance. This lovely and easy pan seared fish fillet with lemon and butter is so darn delectable, you’re going to completely forget it’s good for you.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A panko crusted pork tenderloin with rosemary being sliced on a wooden cutting board.

Panko Crusted Pork Tenderloin With Rosemary

The sort of simple dish that looks (and tastes!) like you spent all day preparing it but, in reality, requires only a handful of pantry ingredients and is completely doable on a weeknight.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0