Robert Castagna, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Robert Castagna has tested.

A homemade white pizza with salad, topped with Parmesan on a metal peel

White Pizza with Salad

Classic white pizza meets a tangle of tender spring greens. This is sooooooooo our kinda spring detox!

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2
A round of farmers cheese resting on a piece of cheesecloth in a bowl.

Farmer Cheese

This homemade farmer cheese is rich, creamy, lovely, and crazy easy to make. Sorta like a poor man’s (or shall we say, lazy man’s) homemade ricotta. Here’s how to make it.

  • (2)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
A broken slice of banana bread stacked on a white plate

Banana Bread

A superlative version of the classic American quick bread that everyone loves. And that everyone pretty much always has the ingredients for on hand.

  • (22)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 88
Several strips of maple bacon on a sheet of parchment, with a pastry brush and drizzles of maple syrup beside the bacon.

Maple Bacon

Forget the mixed nuts and nachos. This maple bacon is what we care to toss back while sipping a beer and

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 4
A browned loaf of homemade sandwich bread in a metal loaf tin.

Homemade Sandwich Bread

Okay, breadbaking virgins, here’s the loaf for you. Nothing tricky. Just flour, water, yeast, and salt. And an honest-to-goodness homemade taste.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 11 H, 30 M
  • 20
Plate of roasted cauliflower brushed with hot sauce and topped with crumbled blue cheese in front of a door

Buffalo Cauliflower

All the awesomeness of Buffalo wings. All the virtuousness of cauliflower. You can have it all with this game day recipe.

  • (3)
  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 17
Two metal loaf pans filled with roasted garlic mashed potatoes with a masher resting in between them.

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. Leftovers freeze and reheat beautifully.

  • (1)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A decorative plate with two slices of roast pork and three bunches of pickled grapes.

Pickled Grapes

One taste of these sweetly sour lovelies and we assure you, you’ll be convinced that yes, your fall table does, indeed, need pickled grapes.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
A fig and prosciutto flatbread on a sheet of parchment with a chunk torn out of it.

Fig and Prosciutto Flatbread

An inspired melding of sweet figs, salt cured ham, and savory, tangy goat cheese atop crisp flat bread or pizza dough. We can think of nothing else we’d like more with a glass of wine.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 0