Um, 5 minutes hands-on time for a loaf of bread? Please. That's nothing. Nothing short of a miracle.
Red Wine Onions2/53
Meet your newest weeknight staple for when you want something a little special and impressive. Slightly sweet, deeply flavored, caramelized red onions doused with red wine.
Maple Sriracha bacon isn't just the title of this simple recipe, it's the ingredient list as well. Which means you probably already have everything you need on hand.
A magnificently indulgent omelet for two that's exactly what you make when you're feeling like reveling in something simple yet still sophisticated and is perfect at any time of day.
So long, store-bought applesauce. Tuck into your own fuss-free, artisanal applesauce that's a little sweet, a little spicy, and as smooth or as chunky as you please.
A proper dinner any night, this chocolate sandwich with a French accent is a far cry from Wonder bread and Hershey's. Oooooh sooooo far.
A simple dipping sauce, sandwich spread, and all around awesome something to slather, dunk, or otherwise devour with anything and everything.
Four ingredients. Ridiculously easy. Wonderfully inexpensive. And, quite frankly, the best gnocchi we've ever experienced.
This good old-fashioned soup has a frugal heartiness once needed by day laborers. And a satiating subtleness now appreciated by foodies.
"Simple, quick, and delicious." "Elegant." "It sure as heck is good." That's what folks are saying about this easy weeknight supper.
Who knew Katharine Hepburn was as agile at baking as acting? These brownies make us think maybe she missed her true calling.
This toss-it-together-and-shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—easy, cheesy, crumb-topped, and knee-wobblingly indulgent.
Think you've got nothing in the house for supper? Take a look at this nifty little pasta recipe that comes together in minutes. And then think again.
Some things never go out of style. Witness this throwback to the 50s recipe for drumsticks rolled in crumbs of any sort. Potato chips. Wasabi peas. Rice crackers.
Whole Roasted Onions15/53
Plonk unpeeled onions on a baking sheet. Shove in oven. Come back later for achingly sweet, tender, mellow oniony goodness. Accept accolades. See how easy that was?
Maple Caramel Corn16/53
No need to ever reach for that boxed or bagged popcorn. And the recipe itself is better than any Cracker Jack prize.
Mini Quiche for One17/53
Quiche for one? It sounds a lot more ambitious than it actually is. It's truly a cinch to make. So go on. Love yourself a little. Or a lot.
Personal Pan Lasagna18/53
This loosely defined "lasagna" is an easy little cheat of a recipe that relies on store-bought ravioli, jarred sauce, and shredded cheese. Shhhhhh.
Up your grilled cheese game with this riff on the classic that plays loose and easy with Cheddar, chutney, and caramelized onions.
"Beautiful." "Filled with flavors." "A tad spicy." "Simple." "Perfect!" That's just a taste of what our testers are saying about this soup. Sort of makes you want some, doesn't it?
Bet you've already got everything you need for this frugal pantry pasta. All you need now is 15 minutes to pull it together.
Baked Potato Chips22/53
All the crunch and saltiness and satisfaction of your fave packaged potato chips. None of the icky preservatives, unhealthy fats, and other unconscionable additives.
Crisp Potato Cakes23/53
A kissing cousin to the latke, this whopping plate-size potato cake ensures you're not standing at the stove all night long turning out one wee pancake after another.
Essentially eggs scrambled with chips (or day-old tortillas) and salsa, chilaquiles is equally enticing in the a.m. as the p.m., with a cup of hot joe or a bottle of cold cerveza.
Easy, healthy, simple, vegan, and done in an hour. And, most importantly, absolutely scrumptious.
Dust off that waffle iron. You're going to want to make more than one of these supper-worthy sandwiches with crisped dimples and ooey, gooey interior. And no spattered stovetop to clean!
That's right. A behemoth stack of French toast made from—believe it—thickly sliced banana bread. Sort of makes you believe in magic, doesn't it?
Easy, healthy, paleo, gluten-free, and vegan. More importantly, incredibly complex, rich, and velvety smooth. So much so you'll go wobbly in the knees. And so simple you can make it a weeknight staple.
Spicy Eggs in Hell29/53
Eggs in hell? It's an edible incarnation of Dante's inferno. Don't worry, it's far more fetching than that old grump would have you believe.
We're giving you permission to lend a little more crunch and a lot more indulgence to the childhood classic.
Because nothing says love like cheesy pasta magnificence. This baked mac 'n cheese, with Colby, Cheddar, and crisp, buttery bread crumbs can be made ahead of time, too.
We could stare at this staggeringly stunning tempura all day—and eat it all night. Talk about a nifty tactic to get us to eat our veggies.
Bangers and Mash33/53
You could call this sausages with mashed potatoes. But we sorta feel obliged to say bangers and mash. Faux British accent optional.
Nancy Drew Blondies34/53
Who knew the famous young detective baked blondies?! But not just any blondies. These blondies. The best blondies. Full of butterscotch goodness.
Sorta like a first grader's culinary experiment that unexpectedly turns into something deliciously right and, we dare say, unexpectedly sophisticated.
Desperation dinners just got a heck of a lot less boring since we stumbled upon this genius grilled cheese combo.
Hello, weeknight supper scrounged from the pantry. And with no compromise whatsoever in terms of taste. We're actually hearing this reminds folks of something they'd order at a cafe in SoHo.
Eggs, potatoes, and not much else. That's our weeknight salvation come suppertime on a super crazy day.
Egg in a Hole39/53
A childhood classic perfected, thanks to brioche, egg, butter, and even a sprinkle of sugar or Parmesan cheese, if you please.
Fried Egg Sandwich40/53
Bread. Cheese. Egg. Hot sauce. Five bucks says you've got the makings for this easy and oozy sandwich waiting in your kitchen.
Spaetzle is like homemade pasta but without all that fussy rolling out, which makes it as easy as it is satisfying. Not to mention cheap as can be.
As much of a one-pan wonder as they come. Willpower doesn’t stand a chance against this cheesy baked spaghetti casserole.
Brown Soda Bread43/53
We guarantee you're going to feel Irish when you sit down and savor a slice of this brown soda bread. Consider it a borrowed Irish birthright.
No funnily named fillers. No mystery meat. Just chicken and cornflakes and little tykes clamoring for more.
Homemade Onion Rings45/53
Our latest stay-at-home pasttime? inhaling these onion rings while standing at the stovetop and reveling in the shatter of their crisp crust and the crazily tender onion encased within.
The spiciness of red curry paste and the sweetness of sweet potatoes and heartiness of lentils and the tanginess of lime in a single beautiful bowl of deliciousness.
Next time someone asks you to bring chips and dip, bring these. You just did the dipping at home. We swear you'll hear no complaints.
Tender and delicate and buttery and spectacularly simple, just as classic shortbread cookies ought to be.
Made with the requisite mustard and mayonnaise for classic deviled egg traditionalists. And bacon drippings and Sriracha for the rebels in the rest of us.
"The best scrambled eggs that I have ever made!" "Light, fluffy, slightly moist." "Perfect." That's what folks are saying about this recipe.
Your childhood bologna sandwich just leveled up. To magnificent effect.
"Irresistible." "The perfect combination of sweet, salt, spice, and crunch." "We. Can. NOT. Stop. Eating. Them." "Absolutely perfect." That's what we're hearing about these candied pecans.
Got leftover spaghetti in the fridge? If you've also got eggs, then you've got supper. A simple, frugal specialty of a chef from Chez Panisse, this comes together with spectacular ease.