Quick & Easy Recipes

Our Everyday Food selection of no-fuss, quick, and easy recipes will be your go-to selections for daily cooking. From breakfast to dinner and beyond, our easy meal and snack recipes feature chicken, beef, soups, vegetables, desserts, pastas, and other favorites.

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Quick Kid-Friendly Dinner Recipes the Entire Family Will Love

We're sharing family-friendly dinner recipes guaranteed to appeal to even the most finicky eaters. Try our easy stovetop mac and cheese, sheet-pan fajitas, pork and pineapple kebabs, and more.
By Lynn Andriani

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.
By Jennifer Anderson

30-Minute (or Less) Chicken Dinner Recipes Perfect for Busy Weeknights

Looking for delicious weeknight dinners that come together in 30 minutes or less? Chicken is the answer. These quick chicken recipes are a fantastic option for breezy family meals everyone will enjoy.
By Kelly Vaughan

Quick and Easy Vegan Recipes Everyone Will Enjoy

Plant-based cooking isn't just about eating healthy—it's also about getting meals and snacks on the table fast. Our quick and easy vegan recipes, including mushroom tacos, quinoa bowls, black bean salsa, and more, are delicious meals you'll make again and again.
By Laura Rege

16 Quick and Delicious Desserts You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

There are days when we have no problem going all-in on dessert, rolling up our sleeves and spending hours making a complicated cake or batch of cookies. Then again, sometimes the best desserts are the ones that come together in a flash. These quick desserts are almost like a double gift: you get the sweet without the sweat. A few of the speedy treats we're sharing here will be familiar, but that doesn't mean they're boring. Our chocolate-covered strawberries get a little crunch from chopped pistachios. And if you keep a package of crispy, elegant waffle cookies around to pair with either ice cream and lemon curd or creamy mascarpone cheese, you've got dessert sandwiches in no time at all.  There are some more unexpected suggestions in this recipe collection, as well. Cereal plays a lead role in Chocolate-Cherry Clusters—which calls for cornflakes—and in Puffed-Rice Bars with Peanut Butter and Chocolate. Another fantastic secret weapon: frozen phyllo dough, which makes a delicious vessel in which to serve espresso whipped cream. All these quick dessert recipes prove that a speedy, sweet meal ender is well within reach, whenever the mood strikes.
By Lynn Andriani

Easy Basic Pancakes

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Nothing says "weekend" like homemade pancakes for breakfast. Our easy recipe will help you whip them up in less than 30 minutes. Making pancake batter from scratch is so simple that you'll wonder why you never did it before!

Easy Waffles

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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.

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

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Get a perfect hard-boiled egg every time with these simple tips. With hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator, you always have the components of a satisfying meal.

One-Pan Pasta

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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.

The Best Banana Bread

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It's the best because this is the banana bread recipe that is Martha's go to. She included the recipe in her first book Entertaining and has been making it ever since. The batter for her easy-to-make favorite is enriched with sour cream, which gives it a subtle tang and super moist texture. Be sure to use really ripe but not bruised bananas and add chopped walnuts or pecans—Martha always goes with pecans. She says your family will "go bananas" for this old-fashioned quick bread.

Quick BBQ Sauce

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For a basic barbecue sauce, all you have to do is whisk together ketchup, light brown sugar, white wine vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and paprika. Use this recipe when making grilled or slow-cooked meat, such as our Barbecue Pork Sandwiches.

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.
25 Quick and Delicious Soup Recipes You Can Make in 45 Minutes or Less
From broccoli-cheddar to chicken-and-rice, we've gathered our favorite comforting yet quick soup recipes here.
Crumb Topping
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What's the secret to a great crumb pie? An easy crumb topping of course! It's so quick to make, using butter, light brown and graulated sugar, flour, and a touch of cinnamon. We suggest you prep it now and keep some in your freezer so you can enjoy wonderful pies all summer and fall, think peach crumb pie, blueberry crumb pie, apple crumb pie. Or toast the topping on a baking sheet in a 350-degree oven for 15 minutes, and sprinkle over ice cream, frozen yogurt, or fresh fruit.