Robert Castagna, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Robert Castagna has tested.

A white plate of zucchini linguine--with pasta, zucchini, garlic, capers, mint, dill, and cheese with a fork

Zucchini Linguine

This zucchini linguine is a panoply of summer abundance with summer squash and herbs crowding out the usual pasta sauce suspects. No complaints here.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A slice of a creamy onion tart, with a flaky crust and tossed mixed salad on a white plate

Creamy Onion Tart

This tart wooed and wowed us with its sophistication, simplicity, and sturdiness. And unlike that other round eggy thing in a crust, this certainly won’t call into question anyone’s manhood.

  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 6
Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Rosemary-Garlic Chicken

Folks are calling this recipe “wonderful” and “amazingly tender” and “perfectly balanced” and “restaurant quality.” Sorta enticing, yes?

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
The Best Hot Dog

The Best Hot Dog

Grilling. Boiling. Microwaving. Roasting. Steaming. We’ve got the best ways to cook wieners right here, folks.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 10
Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

What to bring to a backyard bash when all you want is mad crazy gratitude and an empty dish to take home.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 51
French Toast with Earl Grey Syrup

French Toast with Earl Grey Syrup

We know what you’re thinking. “I better not try the Earl Grey syrup because my kids may turn up their nose at it.” Make it anyways.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Bite-size bacon and cheese scones with smoked bacon and melted Asiago on top on a parchment-lined baking sheet

Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones

Cute as a button, and not much bigger, these buttery, bacony scones are the most diminutive and darned good baked thing we’ve had in recent memory.

  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 23
Spring Panzanella

Spring Panzanella

For when you just can’t wait until midsummer for your fave Italian bread salad.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Not your everyday mashed potatoes, these are ridiculously rich and comforting thanks to butter, sour cream, Parmesan, roasted garlic, and caramelized onions. Any leftovers freeze and reheat beautifully.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
An illustration of kale pesto ingredients being added to a food processor

Kale Pesto

Yes, kale pesto. It’s easy and healthy and folks are calling it one of the best pestos they’ve ever experienced. Maybe you should see what all the fuss is about.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Three portions of glazed tofu in a skillet

Glazed Tofu

Folks who already love tofu are swooning to this easy weeknight recipe and it’s wooing even avowed tofu haters. See for yourself.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Black Pepper Mashed Potatoes

Black Pepper Mashed Potatoes

This black pepper mashed potatoes recipe from Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar calls for spuds, salt, pepper, and sugar.

  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Baked Mushrooms, Broken Bread

Baked Mushrooms, Broken Bread

An effortless, elegant side that fancies up the form as well as the flavor of two enduring entertaining icons: the stuffed mushroom and Thanksgiving stuffing.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 14
Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast Burritos

Quick, easy, healthy, crowd pleasing, freezer-friendly morning grub that you can grab and go.

  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 8