Whether you're planning weeknight dinners, weekend meals, or a special occasion dinner for friends, we have how-tos, menus, and tips. Check out our 15-minute entree recipes, quick pastas, and quick chicken recipes, plus our make-ahead dinners and freezable entrees.
Chicken Bolognese With TagliatelleOur light version of pasta Bolognese features ground chicken -- and plenty of flavorAdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Korean Beef Chuck RoastSeason the beef with salt and pepper the evening before and refrigerate covered for the best flavor throughout. You can also shred the slow-cooked meat to make delicious Korean Beef Tacos.
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Sheet-Pan SuppersIt's time to lay it all out -- in the pan. Cooking an entire meal on a single baking sheet is a great alternative to classic one-pot recipes. Not only does it allow the individual flavors of your proteins and side dishes to shine, it also guarantees the easiest cleanup ever. Try out this streamlined approach to instantly create an impressive spread.
15 Chicken Recipes You Can Make Any Night of the WeekWe know how much you love chicken -- everyone loves chicken that’s why it’s now the most popular meat in the U.S. It’s versatile, pretty reasonable price-wise, (of course) delicious, and relatively easy to prepare. You can braise chicken legs, stir-fry boneless breast, make a curry with a whole chicken -- all that and much more once you have these weeknight doable recipes.
What's for Dinner? 10 Budget MealsYes, for less than the price of a large pie from the local pizza place, you can put a fresh, satisfying dinner for four on the table. Try these recipes.
Healthy One-Pot MealsWe're totally behind a healthy and sensible "everything in moderation" approach to eating with an emphasis on whole, unprocessed foods. An easy route to healthy meals is to make dinner in just one pot. Here are some of our favorite recipes.
All Grown-Up: Macaroni and Cheese ... for the Mature KidThings that are grown-up: tea in a porcelain cup, making to-do lists, effectively using sticky notes, and using matching pot holders. Things that are not grown-up: microwavable mac and cheese. See also: mac and cheese from a pouch and macaroni with cold peels of shredded American cheese. For when you're too sophisticated for mac and cheese but not quite over the cozy-comfort-delicious factor, these recipes should do the trick.
New Little Italy: Classic Italian-American Recipes with a Lighter Touch
Lucinda Scala Quinn's lighter and fresher versions of classic Italian-American recipes.
Kid-Friendly Pasta Recipes That Will Make Them Smile and Clean Their PlatesFamily dinner on a weeknight should be nutritious, delicious, and, most important, easy to make. That can be a tall order, so when it comes to Wednesday noshing, who are you gonna call? The answer is pasta: It cooks quickly and pleases the palates of persnickety youngsters. See our favorite pasta recipes to satisfy small-fry hunger.
One-Pot Chicken RecipesYou have your main ingredient -- chicken -- but how to cook it? All these recipes require is one pot, pan, or baking dish. And these recipes for all-in-one meals can be prepared with little effort and minimal cleanup.
Broiler Plates: Sweet and Savory Oven Broiler RecipesTo replicate the flavor of a grilled dinner without stepping outside, just turn on your broiler. This underused kitchen workhorse lets you prepare meals splatter-free, just like the oven, but it heats up quicker and cooks twice as fast. Its blast of direct heat seals in juices as it perfectly caramelizes the outside of meats, seafood, and vegetables for delicious dinners in a flash.
Make It in the Morning: Dinner Recipes for Early BirdsIf you’re the type who’s always up to greet the sunrise, early mornings are the perfect time to get dinner prep done. Here are some quick meals that are even quicker to reheat.
Real-Deal Turkey Chili in Less than an Hour!A quick-to-cook turkey chili that's as flavorful as the beefy original.
Freezer-Friendly MealsWant to make homemade meals even easier? Your freezer can help! Stock your freezer with meals, from meat to pasta and soups, that will be ready in a snap. Just prep, freeze, and then heat the meal on a busy weeknight.
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Orange Chiffon Cake with Vanilla Whipped CreamA plain-Jane cake gets dolled up with aromatic orange juice and zest in the batter.Recipe
Black Bean and Grilled Corn SalsaServe this salsa on its own with tortilla chips or as a topping for Swordfish Kebabs.Recipe
Calvados GravyCalvados, an apple brandy, adds a sweet finish to this gravy. The neck and giblets roasted alongside the turkey add flavor to the drippings--discard them in step 1 for a smooth gravy, or return them to the pan at the end for a giblet gravy.Video
Martha and Chef Daniel Boulud Make Ratatouille
Chef Daniel Boulud and Martha make a classic Ratatouille with Baked Eggs recipe.Recipe
Pulled-Pork SandwichesIn this sandwich, slow-cooked pork is dressed in sauce (use any of the four varieties). Pickled vegetables make a piquant addition.Recipe
Quick Chicken Curry with Spinach and PeasThis Indian-inspired weeknight meal comes together in under an hour. Save leftovers for lunch the next day, as the flavor only gets better.Recipe
Curried Chicken with Toasted AlmondsThis creamy chicken curry is both nutty and mellow, making it the perfect antidote for chilly weather.Recipe
Baked Chiles RellenosThe large, thick-fleshed poblano chile has a nice amount of heat, but not too much, and an earthy flavor; it also is the right size for stuffing, as in Mexican chiles rellenos. This recipe originally appeared in "Martha Stewart's Vegetables" (Clarkson Potter).Recipe
Rustic Three-Cherry TartSavor the brief cherry-growing season with this tart that is a symphony of sweetness.Recipe
Basil Corn Muffins with Goat CheeseThese savory muffins are portable -- and perfect for a festive occasion, like a picnic.Recipe
Watermelon-Pineapple Fruit SaladThis refreshing summertime fruit salad is made with plums, peaches, watermelon, raspberries, and mint.Recipe
Potted CrabThis rich dish travels well, making it perfect for outings such as picnics.Recipe
Grilled KnockwurstKnockwurst can be boiled or steamed but is at its best when lightly grilled and served with good pretzels, yellow or Dijon mustard, and a pale ale; a "hobo pack" of cremini mushrooms and garlic, also cooked on the grill, makes the meal a feast.Recipe
Striped Bass WrapsAromatic striped bass topped with butter, scallions, and peanuts, and served with a lime-chile dipping sauce is a delicious study in minimalism.Recipe
Cipollini in AgrodolceThese sweet-and-sour onions are often part of Italian antipasti, served warm or at room temperature.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Grilled Rib-Eye SteaksRub the steaks with cumin, pepper, and salt, and let them rest; this allows the flavors to penetrate. The spice rub also helps the steaks develop a tasty charred crust.Recipe
"English Soup" (Zuppa Inglese)Zuppa inglese means "English soup," a reference to its triflelike appearance. But the dessert (dolce) is actually a Tuscan classic, made with layered pastry cream, chocolate sauce, and wine-soaked ladyfingers.Recipe
Spiked Clams and OystersUsing tequila as a steaming liquid enhances the flavor of the clams and oysters, but it's fine to use water instead.