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
Buttered Green Beans with Shallots and LemonThe crunchy, downright addictive topping in this recipe adds big flavor to all manner of side dishes, including mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, and dressings, or even as a garnish for turkey and gravy. The shallots can be fried five days ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
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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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Yeasted Cornmeal RollsThese rolls are best served warm but can be made one day ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.Recipe
Kale Caesar Salad with Rye CroutonsHardy kale stands up well to punchy Caesar dressing, especially when paired with garlicky rye croutons.Recipe
Escarole Caesar Salad with WalnutsPleasantly bitter escarole and buttery walnuts replace the romaine and croutons in this twist on the iconic salad.Recipe
Perfect Caesar SaladIf you don't have a large wooden bowl, the garlic and salt can be mashed into a paste on a cutting board using the side of a chef's knife.Recipe
"Husband Blinders" with Rainbow Chard and Brown-Butter SauceOriginating in Lazio, Italy, the cheeky name for this dumpling-style pasta refers to husbands returning home for dinner and being blinded by this impressive-looking yet deceptively simple dish.Recipe
Poached Salmon, Spinach, and Potato SaladA warm brown-butter vinaigrette ties all the flavors in this hearty salad together.Recipe
Chicken Potpie with Brown-Butter CrustThe dough can be made and refrigerated two days ahead -- and can also be frozen for up to six months (thaw completely before using).Recipe
Lillet and Brown-Butter Glazed Radishes with KohlrabiLook for radishes with fresh, vibrant green tops, which lend a striking color and mild peppery bite.Recipe
Baked Cod with Tomatoes and PotatoesYou can substitute bass, hake, or haddock for the cod in this one-pot casserole.Recipe
Buttermilk and Steamed-Potato SoupMake sure to keep the buttermilk very cold. Store it on ice until you're ready to serve.Recipe
Roasted-Parsnip Soup with ChorizoYou can also skip making soup and just enjoy the roasted parsnips tossed with the chorizo and caper tapenade.Recipe
Indian-Spiced Eggplant StacksWarm naan and some cucumbers make a nice accompaniment to this dish.Recipe
Brussels Sprouts with Oranges and BaconSmall thin-skinned oranges work best here. Look for organic, as you are going to want to eat the whole fruit. The combination of sweet orange, lightly smoky bacon, and caramelized brussels sprouts is absolutely addictive.Recipe
Roasted Squash with Cherry Tomatoes and EggsLook for very small butternut squashes, or small to medium acorn squashes. If you find the hollow in a butternut isn't large enough, scoop a bit of the cooked flesh out before adding the egg.Recipe
Roasted-Carrot-and-Beet TartThe cilantro here is fragrant even after cooking, and the vegetables' sweetness is offset by the toasted spices. Roasting beets provides more intense flavor but requires peeling them raw, which can leave hands red; consider wearing gloves.AdvertisementAdvertisementVideo
Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Squash
Sweet and savory sweet potatoes and squash make this warm salad the perfect side dish recipe for a cool weather dinner.Recipe
Cauliflower-and-Mushroom RoastWe like to think of this recipe as a deconstructed, healthier grilled cheese. Cauliflower stands in as the base while the bread serves as a crunchy garnish.Recipe
Cheesy Soppressata Pull-Apart BreadA pair of kitchen shears is the key to making even cuts.