Recipes

Browse all of our recipes, from quick and easy weeknight dinners to holiday favorites. Whether you're in the mood for chicken, one-pot pasta, or a chocolate dessert, we've got you covered here at marthastewart.com.

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Easy Basic Pancakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 4791
Homemade pancakes are a treat, but they are surprisingly simple to whip up. Our easy pancake recipe uses ingredients you likely have on hand, like all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, butter, and egg. Start with our basic recipe, or try one of our variations using buttermilk or yogurt. Either way, you'll have a fluffy stack ready to eat in less than half an hour. Tip: Be sure to preheat the oven to keep the pancakes warm while you cook the rest—it makes all the difference.

Our Best Summer Squash Recipes to Prepare This Season

Summer squash are a mild-tasting, versatile vegetable (alright, technically a fruit) that are equally delicious in savory and sweet dishes.

Breaded Chicken Breasts

Rating: 3 stars 291
Whenever you make breaded and fried chicken, it disappears almost immediately. Try our foolproof three-step method for perfect results every time, then turn it into Chicken Parmesan or serve over salad.

12 Tasty Sides to Serve with Burgers (Other Than Fries!)

You love a burger, but you're not always in the mood to enjoy one with a pile of fries. Are they your only side option? We think the simplicity of a classic burger makes it an ideal canvas for pairing with all manner of easy dishes. These are our favorite ideas.
By Teri Tsang Barrett

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 9054
A homemade chocolate chip cookie is a comforting, nostalgic treat—especially when it's as good as this one. For our very best soft chocolate chip cookie recipe, we use plenty of unsalted butter and a combination of brown sugar and granulated sugar to create the soft texture. Be sure to use good quality chocolate chips, and don't overmix the cookie dough to ensure the cookies are tender, not chewy. (Prefer a crisp cookie? Try our Crisp and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.)

Easy Waffles

Rating: 3.5 stars 294
Consider this your new, go-to waffle recipe when you want to start your day off on a sweet note. No fussy steps or unexpected ingredients are required here, which means you can whip these up whenever your cravings hit.

No-Bake Cheesecake

Rating: 3.5 stars 1833
Cheesecake is a fan favorite for good reason; it's a rich, creamy, and irresistible dessert. With this no-bake cheesecake recipe, making it is as simple as enjoying it. An easy press-in graham-cracker crust is filled with a rich cream cheese and condensed milk filling, flavored with vanilla and lemon. After preparing, just refrigerate until set—no cooking necessary. It's a great dessert for summer when you don't want to heat up the kitchen, but it's also a classic any time of year.

John Legend's Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 3.5 stars 1738
Macaroni and cheese is one of the most beloved comfort foods. If you're in the camp that believes baked iterations beat stovetop ones, then this recipe is for you. Musician John Legend shared this delicious, creamy casserole with Martha Stewart. Layers of macaroni and two kinds of cheese—extra-sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack—are combined with a mixture of evaporated milk and seasoning, and baked. A sprinkle of paprika and a final layer of cheese give it a gorgeous, golden color.

Basic Chicken Soup

Rating: 3.5 stars 377
Chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food. It warms and satisfies, which is why you make it when you're feeling under the weather or chilled to the bone in winter. Our simple recipe has classic flavors and a short ingredient list—and it comes together faster than most versions (you'll have your spoon in a piping hot bowl in just over an hour). It's low-effort, too: All you have to do as the flavors meld together on the stovetop is give your soup the occasional stir.

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Make perfect hard-boiled eggs every time with our simple two-step recipe that cooks up to a dozen eggs at once. All you need are eggs, a pan large enough to hold them, and water to cover. Follow our tips for peeling hard-boiled eggs, and then enjoy as a protein-packed snack, or in deviled eggs and egg salad.

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.
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Inspiration and Ideas

25 Delicious Soup Recipes You Can Make in 45 Minutes or Less
No matter the temperature outdoors, there's just something about making a pot of soup that can satisfy the soul, and these cozy yet quick soup recipes do just that.
31 One-Pot Chicken Dinner Recipes That Are Perfect for Busy Weeknights
Chicken is so versatile. Its juicy, tender texture and quick cooking time make it a staple for weeknight meals. Even better? When you can cook an entire chicken dinner in just one pot or pan—which is where the recipes in this collection come in (they also come together in under an hour). These one-pot chicken dinner recipes are quick to prep, short on cleanup, and big on flavor. They're the perfect solution when you need to get dinner on the table fast.
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.