Our 20 Most Popular Recipes Ever
These hall-of-fame recipes include breakfast classics, comfort food favorites, and easy-to-make desserts. Each one deserves a spot in your repertoire.
If you ask us, every recipe our food editors create is a hit, but there are some dishes that really stand the test of time. Case in point? These 20 recipes are the ones you, our readers, visited most, which makes them the types of essential dishes that every home cook should master, starting with the One-Pan Pasta that's pictured here. Whether you just purchased your first chef's knife and are learning the basics, or your friends have nicknamed you "Martha" because you've cooked all of her best recipes, these classics can upgrade a weeknight dinner or make a Saturday morning or evening at home feel extra special.
For breakfast, make our Simple Crepes or Basic Pancakes—the batter for both is super simple to make and customizable for any toppings or fillings that you like. They're kid-friendly and adult-approved, and neither recipe require the purchasing of fancy equipment or ingredients. For the main course, try a restaurant-worthy meal like our Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs, which rely on Dijon mustard and honey for sweet and savory flavor. Our Baked-Eggplant Parmesan is vegetarian comfort food at its finest. If you want an all-on-one meal that you can make in advance, look no further than this Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage. It may be a holiday staple around St. Patrick's Day, but it's also delicious year-round.
Top off the meal with a foolproof pound cake recipe, creamy No-Bake Cheesecake, or crowd-pleasing Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies. Or learn how to make cream cheese frosting, which you can smear on red velvet cupcakes or one of our favorite carrot cake recipes. They offer a wonderful sweet bite at the end of a memorable meal.
Ready to try cooking or baking something new? Everyone should know how to make these classic Martha Stewart recipes, and once you prepare them once, we're sure they'll quickly become favorites in your home.
Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
Learn the secret to perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs that maintain bright yellow yolks and soft whites with this master recipe.
Perfect Macaroni and Cheese
Basic Pizza Dough
Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
Slow-Cooker Pot Roast
The ultimate Sunday supper, our hands-off pot roast starts with three pounds of beef chuck roast, plus carrots, onion wedges, and Worcestershire sauce. It cooks low and slow for up to 10 hours until it's fork-tender.
John Legend's Macaroni and Cheese
Everyday Vegetable Soup
Vanilla Pound Cake
Perfect Roast Chicken
Best Buttermilk Pancakes
Basic Sugar Cookies
Once you learn how to make this classic sugar cookie recipe, you'll use it for every holiday from Valentine's Day to Hanukkah and Christmas. The best part is you can make the dough in advance and store it in the freezer until it's time to use!
Cream Cheese Frosting
Easy Roasted Chicken Thighs
Juicy, flavorful bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs are guaranteed with this easy recipe that starts by marinating them with extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice for at least one hour. Then they're roasted for about half an hour until they're cooked through and golden brown.