Pat Francis, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Pat Francis has tested.

A patterned bowl filled with lemony fettuccine alfredo on a white and gold plate with a glass of water and dish of Parmesan on the side.

Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo

This is as indulgent as a quick weeknight pasta dish can get with its creamy and rich (though not too rich) sauce punctuated with the lilt of lemon.

A cast-iron skillet filled with stir-fried beef with garlic sauce and a blue and white oven mitt on the side.

Stir-Fried Beef with Garlic Sauce

If you love chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, then give this beef variation a try. Gently seared top sirloin steak is tossed in a creamy garlic sauce for an easy comfort meal.

A large chocolate chip skillet cookie topped with ice cream with four spoons resting inside.

Chocolate Chip 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.

Two ground chicken meatballs on slider buns with a toothpick skewered through them.

Ground Chicken Meatballs

These subtly flavored, relatively healthful (shhhh!) sliders are the sleeper hit at The Meatball Shop. Not hard to understand why.

A muffin tin filled with 12 baked egg and toast cups

Baked Egg and Toast Cups

There’s no excuse for skipping breakfast with these convenient egg and toast cups that combine eggs, cheese, and toast into a handheld bite.

Cauliflower bacon gratin in a large green rectangular baking dish with melted cheese.

Cauliflower-Bacon Gratin

This cauliflower gratin recipe from Dorie Greenspan is French comfort food, yet it wouldn’t be out of place on a distinctly American Thanksgiving table.

King Ranch chicken in a large green casserole dish with a serving spoon and a portion missing. A plate, a dish towel and a bowl of spices next to it.

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.