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.

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.

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.

Pasta Carbonara

Rating: 3.37 stars
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If you can boil water, then making pasta carbonara is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. A quick dinner made from six everyday kitchen staples, carbonara is a comfort food standby in Italian kitchens for good reason. As the spaghetti cooks, you'll crisp up some pancetta in a skillet, whisk together eggs and cream on the side, and then toss it all together with and grated Parmesan to create a silky, creamy pasta that is perfect for any day of the week.
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Classic Cream Puffs

The foundation of the perfect cream puff is light, airy pâte à choux, which is made with eggs, flour, and butter. Once the cream puffs are shaped and baked, they're filled with a rich homemade pastry cream.

Ruffled Pumpkin Milk Pie

This ode to a classic Greek galatopita, or milk pie, will knock the socks off your friends who order pumpkin-spice everything. It's also the ideal project to start with if you're new to baking with phyllo: you simply brush sheets of it with clarified butter, scrunch them into accordion-like shapes, and arrange them in a spiral in the pan. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts: 100+ Ways to Savor the Best of Every Season ($24.49, amazon.com).

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.

Creamy Baked Ziti

Cream cheese is the secret to the silky sauce in this vegetarian baked pasta dish, while mozzarella and Parmesan create a golden bubbling crust on top.

Colcannon Shepherd's Pie

Colcannon, a classic Irish side dish of mashed potatoes mixed with chopped cabbage, adds intrigue to this otherwise traditional shepherd's pie.

Sweet-and-Sour Brisket

When Sarah Carey, our editorial director of food and entertaining, was a kid, holiday visits to her grandparents' house often included her grandma's sweet-and-sour version of classic beef brisket. She recreated it from memory, one bite at a time, using three key ingredients: Chili sauce, brown sugar, and vinegar.

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Rating: 3.51 stars
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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.

Broccoli-Cheddar Quiche

Rating: 3.17 stars
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This versatile dish goes from brunch buffet to dinner table in a snap and is great with a leafy green salad. The flaky crust and custard filling make it a perfect vehicle for an array of mix-ins.Baking the crust before adding the filling, known as blind baking, ensures it won't get soggy. Our favorite pie dough recipe is Basic Pie Crust.
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Inspiration and Ideas

24 Rosh Hashanah Recipes to Celebrate the New Year
Have a sweet and prosperous new year with our collection of recipes for Rosh Hashanah. You'll find traditional Jewish holiday favorites including honey cake, brisket, roast chicken, matzo ball soup, and latkes.

Easy Tiramisu

Rating: 3.14 stars
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Both make-ahead and no-bake, this Italian treat will lift everyone's mood—including the chef's! Grab an Americano at a coffee shop to infuse the store-bought ladyfingers with freshly brewed flavor. Then, after layering the newly caffeinated cookies with marsala-spiked mascarpone, pop it in the fridge for an overnight chill that will set you up for slicing success. All that is left is a final dusting of cocoa powder before serving and you'll be all set to end the evening on a high note.