Pasta and Grains

Need some recipes to make the most of those pastas or grains sitting in your pantry? We're here to help! Whether you're looking for a classic Bolognese, quick one-pan pasta, or a delicious way to dress up a bowl of rice, quinoa, farro, you name it, we've got you covered.

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Chicken Alfredo with Fettuccine

Rating: 3.5 stars 668
This classic Italian dish includes fettuccine tossed with butter and Parmesan cheese, and it's quick and easy to make. U.S. versions of the dish may include chicken or shrimp. Whatever your choice, with three simple steps in our chicken alfredo recipe, you'll have a hearty dinner on the table in no time!

John Legend's Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 3.5 stars 1738
It's one of the most popular, probably the most popular comfort food. It's cozy and cheesy and filling. And if you're in the camp that believes baked mac and cheese beats stovetop macaroni and cheese then this is the recipe for you. Musician John Legend shared his macaroni and cheese with Martha Stewart and his secret ingredient for a creamy delicious casserole is evaporated milk, plus a combination of extra-sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack.

Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 3.5 stars 680
When it comes to comfort food, nothing tops macaroni and cheese, especially Martha's easy-to-make version. It uses two cheeses, sharp white Cheddar and Gruyère. The recipe is broken down into very simple steps; guiding you through making breadcrumbs, stirring up the cheese sauce, cooking the macaroni, assembling the dish, and baking.

One-Pan Pasta

Rating: 3.5 stars 7146
It's one of our most popular recipes and for good reason. This is our original one-pot pasta recipe, inspired by a dish one of our food editors ate in Puglia, Italy. All the ingredients cook together in a straight-sided skillet, you don’t even need to boil water first—and it's on the table in just 20 minutes.

Apple Crisp

Rating: 3.5 stars 1715
ne of the definitive desserts of fall, apple crisp is easy and economical. Under the simple butter-sugar-flour-and-oat topping is the apple filling scented with cinnamon. Our test kitchen says the best apples to use for apple crisp are baking apples like Rome or Cortland and Empire, Gala, or Braeburn apples are also good in this recipe. Experiment with different types of apples and see which you prefer. Let the crisp cool for a few minutes before serving with a scoop of ice cream on top.

Creamy Chicken and Mushrooms with Egg Noodles

All the action for this weeknight dinner happens in one large straight-sided skillet. Sear the chicken breasts, then cook the mushrooms and shallots and stir in mustard, broth, egg noodles, and cream cheese which quickly creates a rich sauce. 
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Perfect White Rice

Rating: 3.5 stars 140
Make perfect white rice every time with this recipe from "Martha Stewart's Cooking School."

How to Cook Bulgur

While we love bulgur in a traditional tabbouleh, this high-fiber, quick-cooking grain can do so much more. Try it in our California-Style Veggie Burgers or serve it as a tasty, healthy side dish with dinner tonight.

Tuna Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 824
Break out a family favorite: tuna casserole. The traditional comfort food is great for serving large groups. In our tuna casserole recipe, we cut the sauce with chicken broth, but there's enough milk to make this casserole feel indulgent.

Shortcut Italian Wedding Soup

A Parmesan rind is the powerhouse ingredient behind this fast, flavorful version of the classic soup.

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 999
Capture the pure taste of summer with this pasta. The secret: using raw, fresh tomatoes that have never seen the inside of a refrigerator for the tomato sauce. Recipe copyright 2012 by Eugenia Bone.

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

The old-fashioned version of this soup takes hours to prepare. Here, we've cut down the cooking time by using canned broth and boneless, skinless chicken thighs for an easy, family-friendly soup perfect for lunch or dinner.
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Inspiration and Ideas

14 Fall Pasta Recipes That Make Perfect Weeknight Dinners
These hearty pasta dinners are packed with autumnal flavors, and they're just the types of cozy dishes you want when the weather starts to turn.
Quick, Easy, and Delicious Pasta Recipes Ideal for Weeknight Dinners
When you need a comforting meal but don't have a lot of time, whip up one of these fast pasta recipes. All can be made in 45 minutes or less.
Apple-Oatmeal Muffins

Macintosh apples and a double dose of oats add a boost of nutrition to these crowd-pleasing muffins.