Cuisine-Inspired Recipes

Discover ways to turn leftover chicken into a warm, Asian-inspired soup, use rice and fresh veggies to make a Spanish-style paella, mix pasta with tomatoes, olives, and feta for a simple Mediterranean fare, and more with these cuisine-inspired recipes.

Staff Picks

One-Pan Pasta

Rating: 3.35 stars
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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.

Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rating: 3.75 stars
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Chocolate chip cookies are a go-to favorite dessert, sweet snack, or after-school treat. This cookie—which is made in the soft and chewy style—gives you both the nostalgia of childhood bake sales and the satisfying, grown-up flavors of dark chocolate. After just three steps and a quick bake in the oven, the only thing you'll need is a glass of cold milk or frothy coffee. 

Basic Chicken Soup

Rating: 3.62 stars
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Everyone has their own favorite chicken soup recipe, but rarely have so few ingredients added up to so much comfort. This version has classic flavors and, thanks to a simplified method, cooks more quickly than traditional chicken soups (the dish is ready in a little over an hour). There's no need to make a separate stock; the vegetables and meat form their own satisfying broth.

Easy Waffles

Rating: 3.69 stars
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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.

Simple Crepes

Rating: 3.61 stars
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Crepes are easier to make than you think. These French street-food staples can be dressed up with sweet or savory toppings and any number of flavorful fillings.

John Legend's Macaroni and Cheese

Rating: 3.69 stars
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When musician John Legend visited Martha Stewart, he shared this recipe for his favorite Southern comfort food. Learn how to make the singer's delicious, creamy macaroni and cheese at home.

Lucinda's New York-Style Cheesecake

Rating: 3.7 stars
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Creamy, tangy, and oh so sweet, this New York-Style Cheesecake will become an instant favorite. 

Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 3.36 stars
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Choose firm, smooth eggplants. We bake rather than fry ours for less mess and less fat.

Quick Basic Pizza Dough

Rating: 3.37 stars
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This homemade pizza crust comes together quickly—give the dough time to rise and a couple of kneads, and it's done! Use it as a base for your favorite pie and have an at-home pizza night.

Apple-Oatmeal Muffins

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

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Rating: 3.23 stars
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This St. Patrick's Day favorite couldn't be simpler to make. By making your corned beef and cabbage in a slow cooker, all of the hard work is done for you.

Easy Creamed Spinach

Rating: 3.43 stars
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Our take on the classic creamed spinach side dish uses fresh spinach and cream cheese as a thickener. It's a crowd pleasing recipe that's popular with both young and old.
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