Ralph Knauth, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Ralph Knauth has tested.

A broccoli rabe pizza cut into squares on a grey background.

Broccoli Rabe Pizza

We’re not saying broccoli rabe pizza is going to replace pepperoni. We’re merely suggesting it may, under certain circumstances, be an awesomely viable alternative.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0
A person holding a glass mug of cinnamon tea on a white plate.

Cinnamon Tea

Sorta amazing what loveliness can be wrought from just a stick of cinnamon and some hot water. So simple. So soothing.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
A bowl of shredded beef chili with sweet potatoes on a plate containing a spoon, two lime wedges, and cilantro leaves.

Shredded Beef Chili With Sweet Potatoes

“OMG!” “Not too spicy, eat-it-from-the-pot tasty.” “We loved it!” That’s what folks are saying about this unexpected and robust chili with its sweet heat.

  • (4)
  • 25 M
  • 4 H
  • 23
Potatoes with Mexican chorizo tucked inside tortillas with a glass of beer on the side.

Potatoes With Mexican Chorizo

Easy, authentic, and awesome any time of day, whether accompanied by steaming hot coffee in the morning or cold cerveza any (other) time of day. One of our recipes folks rave about most.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 14
A baking dish with chicken thighs topped with garlic cloves, red potatoes, and thyme. A silver spoon is nestled in the dish.

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 18
Two hands holding a paper container of tater tots sprinkled with Parmesan cheese

Parmesan Tater Tots

Frozen tater tots and Parmesan cheese. Seems so intuitive, doesn’t it? And yet it’s so wonderfully unexpected. Easy, kid-friendly, adult-appeasing.

  • (1)
  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
White pan of 24 orange-red chorizo golf-ball-size meatballs

Chorizo Meatballs

Quite frankly, these remind us why meatballs are a thing of magnificence. They owe their loveliness to chorizo, chili powder, cilantro, and Cheddar.

  • (8)
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 34
A chipped white bowl filled with Cajun chicken and sausage gumbo and a scoop of rice with a spoon resting in it.

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

“Your family will think you are AMAZING.” “A straightforward, real deal Cajun gumbo that everyone loved.” “Easy and affordable.” “A keeper!” That’s what we’re hearing about this.

  • (5)
  • 2 H
  • 2 H, 45 M
  • 12
Braised beef with red wine pasta and carrots in a skillet.

Braised Beef with Red Wine Pasta

With all due respect, your go-to recipe for beef stew falls short of this magnificent melding of beef, wine, and pasta. No contest.

  • (1)
  • 2 H
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 6