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The Kitchn 100

Our highly delicious answer to the never-ending question of “What should I make?” After rounds and rounds of testing and debating, we’ve landed on the 100 recipes The Kitchn editors believe you need right now: ridiculously easy dinners, dreamy desserts, extra-special cocktails, and hacks totally worth trying. Get cooking!

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Weeknight Dinners

The Most Flavorful Chicken Ever

French Onion Dip Chicken Thighs

If you’re the first person to dig into the French onion dip at a party, this one-skillet recipe was made for you. (Odds are you already have the soup mix in your pantry!) Serve with green beans or roasted broccoli for a winning chicken dinner.

The Family-Approved Salmon

Salmon Piccata

Piccata’s signature lemon-caper sauce is such a perfect pairing for salmon, it might just make you forget about chicken. Our advice: Choose a simple side that can soak up all the extra sauce, like buttery orzo or creamy polenta.

The Steak-House Style Pork Chop

Easy Pan-Fried Pork Chops

Our secret to better homemade pork chops: Treat them like steak. When brined in brown sugar, pan-fried in a hot skillet, and basted with butter, pork chops become tender and juicy with a ridiculously good golden-brown crust. Don’t wait another night to try it.

The 20-Minute Steak

Coffee-Rubbed Steak

It’s an early morning staple and a game-changer in desserts, so why not bring coffee to the dinner table, too? Here, it’s mixed with spices and brown sugar and rubbed all over steak, where it creates a gorgeous caramelized crust as soon as it hits the hot pan.

The Comfort Food

Chicken Parm Meatballs

Forget spaghetti. We have a feeling these extra-cheesy chicken Parm-inspired meatballs will win the prize for one of the most satisfying dinners you’ve had in a long time.

The 5-Minute Superhero

Garlic Butter Baked Shrimp

Thanks to the magical goodness of garlic butter and the quick-cooking nature of shrimp, you can make a fancy-feeling dinner in the same amount of time it takes to assemble a PB&J.

The Only Chicken Cutlet That Matters

Crispy Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

Yes, these are essentially adult chicken nuggets, and yes, that’s why we love them. Parmesan may seem like a simple addition to the breading, but a whole cup makes a world of difference — it adds an unparalleled crackly crunch and an extra hit of umami. No other chicken cutlets will do.

The Dinner for One

Fish Tacos for One

Bring summer vibes to the dinner table all year long with these pan-seared fish tacos. They come together in a flash and are the perfect dinner for one. (Although the recipe can easily be scaled up.)

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Weekend Faves

The Friday Night Pizza

No-Knead Focaccia Pizza

With its no-knead dough and no-cook sauce, this is the quickest, easiest path to sheet-pan focaccia pizza. Sandwiching the sauce between two layers of cheese prevents the pizza from getting soggy, and several dollops of ricotta secure its five-star status.

The Foolproof Chicken

Shoyu Chicken

A beloved local-style food in Hawaii, salty-sweet shoyu chicken deserves a permanent spot in your rotation. This version uses less cooking liquid than most, resulting in a stickier, more flavorful sauce that perfectly coats the chicken and rice.

The Cheesy Casserole

Chile Relleno Casserole

This recipe is everything you love about deep-fried chile rellenos, reimagined into a layered, big-batch casserole. It’s packed with poblano peppers, melty Monterey Jack, and cooked chorizo. To preserve its crispy edges, serve salsa on the side.

The Sauce That Makes Everything Taste Better

Cowboy Butter

Cowboy butter is like compound butter — without the fussy rolling and slicing. Melting the ingredients together makes for a near-instant buttery dip, designed to be a dunker for steaks, veggies, and bread.

The Mac & Cheese for Crispy Edge Lovers

Sheet Pan Mac and Cheese with Brussels Sprouts

This pasta isn’t just a smart way to work in veggies — it’s also a better way to enjoy mac and cheese, period. Broiling instead of baking significantly slashes cook time, and spreading it onto a sheet tray means way more surface area for coveted crunchy breadcrumbs.

The Hearty Stew

Beef Mafe

One glance at the ingredient list and you’ll understand mafe’s appeal: It’s an ultra-comforting combo of peanut butter, tomato paste, and veggies. Serve it over a bowl of fluffy white rice, and you’ll be tempted to make it every week of winter.

The Way Better Meatloaf

Gochujang Meatloaf

When you swap the classic ketchup for zippy Korean gochujang, a new kind of meatloaf is born. The flavors are deeper, the glaze is spicier, and it might just be the first time you want to go back for seconds.

The Vegetarian Fave

Moroccan Chickpea and Squash Stew

This nourishing, dairy-free stew is ridiculously satisfying, thanks to protein-packed lentils and chickpeas and sweet and tender squash. The combination of warming spices will make your kitchen smell incredible.

The Special Occasion Roast

Cuban Mojo Roast Pork

Preparing this pork is simple, but giving it time to marinate is key: The flavors will build as the meat soaks up the sour orange juice overnight. To mimic the traditional experience of snacking on crispy skin, send the cooked pork to the broiler until it starts to caramelize.

The Sunday Sauce

Marcella Hazan’s Bolognese

If there’s anyone who deserves a repeat win, it’s the queen of Italian cooking. Marcella’s Bolognese is the version Italians make in their homes — complete with whole milk instead of heavy cream and a trio of aromatics — so it’s also the only version we make in our homes.

The Endlessly Adaptable Chili

Any-Way-You-Like It Chili

Everyone’s perfect pot of chili looks a little different, which is why we’re offering up some guidelines rather than prescribing a strict set of rules. Whether you add ground meat or chuck roast, black beans or chickpeas, this recipe ensures it tastes exactly how you like it.


The Next-Level Chocolate Chip Cookie

Fancy Chocolate Chip Cookies

If your idea of a perfect chocolate chip cookie is crispy around the edges and soft and chewy in the center, you’re in the right place. With two types of chocolate and the most perfect circle shape (we have a trick for that!), these are practically designed to garner “oohs” and “aahs” on Instagram.

The Better Birthday Cake

Confetti Gooey Butter Cake

A colorful spin on the classic Midwestern dessert that’s guaranteed to spark joy with every ooey, gooey bite. And unlike most modern butter cake recipes, this one is entirely homemade, which makes it an extra-special treat for the lucky recipient.

The Chocolate Lover's Dream

Chocolate Cobbler

Think of chocolate cobbler as molten lava cake for a crowd: It’s saucy, fudgy, and gooey, with a brownie-like cake layer, too. If the photo alone hasn’t sold you, your first bite definitely will.

The Last-Minute Treat

Better-than-the-Box Rice Krispies Treats

Classic Rice Krispies treats are always good — but these are the best you’ll ever taste, thanks to a couple of simple upgrades, like browning the butter and toasting the cereal. If you want to level them up even further, swap in some crushed potato chips.

The Pie

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

With its sparkly sugar-coated crust, homemade salted caramel sauce, and heavily spiced apples, this might be the most impressive baked good to come out of your kitchen this year. Trust us: The hard work of weaving the lattice crust is worth it.

The New Favorite Cookie

Cream Cheese Cookies

If cream cheese is your idea of a good time, these pillow-soft cuties will make you really want to party. They have a cheesecake-like tang with a hint of vanilla, and the dusting of powdered sugar even makes them feel a little luxe.

The Cheesecake If You Want to Impress

King Arthur Flour's Basque Cheesecake

This deeply caramelized Basque-style cheesecake is shockingly easy to pull off: There’s no water bath, no crust to fuss with. You don’t even have to soften the cream cheese!

The Boozy Bar

Creamy Limoncello Bars

When life hands you lemons, make creamy lemon bars. This boozy twist on the classic bake sale treat has a buttery graham cracker crust, limoncello-spiked filling, and dollops of lemony whipped cream.

The Boxed Brownie Hack

TikTok Coffee Brownies

We’ve always known boxed brownies have the potential to rival homemade. Swap the water for strongly brewed hot coffee in the batter, and it’s game over. These are the very best brownies you will make this year — promise.

The Snack Cake

Buttermilk Pound Cake

The most traditional style of pound cake calls for just four ingredients — one pound (!) each of sugar, flour, butter, and eggs — but we’ve got a few improvements. Our #1 tip? Add a cup of buttermilk, which lends its signature tang and a soft and tender texture.

The Sheet Cake

Big Mary's Carrot Cake

Making carrot cake with baby food may sound like an unbelievable TikTok trick, but this recipe — from The Kitchn’s Senior Lifestyle Editor, Mara Weinraub’s, relative — actually dates back several generations. Not only does it let you skip grating carrots, but it also makes the cake impossibly moist and flavorful.

The No-Bake Cake

Chocolate Éclair Cake

This five-ingredient cake tastes and looks like an éclair, but requires none of the cooking or tedious pastry-piping. Needless to say, we’re not surprised it went viral.

The Potluck Stunner

Giant Cherry Shortcake

Think shortcakes have to be single-serve? Think again. This gorgeous dessert bakes in an 8-inch round cake pan, yielding enough to feed your whole crew of hungry guests. Make it year-round, with frozen cherries in the winter.

The No-Churn Ice Cream

Ube Swirl Ice Cream

We guarantee you’ve never had (or seen) no-churn ice cream like this before. A layer of ube-infused white chocolate ganache ripples through the base of sweetened condensed milk, and each picture-perfect scoop gets topped with toasted coconut.


The Hack We Swear By

Cinnamon Roll Hack

We’ll never say no to a can of store-bought cinnamon rolls, but douse them in heavy cream and we’re running to the oven. This smart viral hack produces extra-plush and fluffy rolls — no dry edges in sight.

The Saturday Shortstack

Oatmeal Pancakes

Every weekend without fail, this is The Kitchn's most popular pancake recipe. They're just as fluffy and comforting as the classic stack you’re used to, only loaded with healthy fiber and protein-rich oats. Win-win.

The Not-Your-Every-Sunday Waffle

Liège Waffles

Liège waffles, with their caramelized crust and uniquely dense texture, might seem better left to the professionals. But once you secure the pearl sugar, our at-home version is surprisingly stress-free.

The Big-Batch Egg Dish

Diner Breakfast Egg Bake

A surefire way to create a crowd-pleasing casserole? Pack it with home fries, breakfast sausage, and sour cream-spiked scrambled eggs. Serve slices as-is or between buttered English muffins.

The Sweet Brunch Bake

French Toast Casserole

Whether you assemble this in advance or pull it together last-minute, this sweet breakfast bake is a guaranteed win. It boasts a tried-and-tested combo of sourdough bread, half-and-half, and eggs, complete with vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg for classic French toast flavor.

The Grab-and-Go Sandwich

Copycat McMuffins

Thanks to their perfectly circular eggs, these English muffin sandwiches are an impressive drive-thru dupe. Freeze a big batch on Sunday and reheat throughout the week.

The Only Way to Cook Bacon

Oven Bacon

Over the years, we’ve tested a lot of bacon hacks — but this oven-baked technique will forever be our favorite. You’ll get the same crispy-crunchy results without standing over a splattering stove.

The New Fried Egg

Chili Crisp Fried Egg

Take it from our in-house chili crisp expert, James Park — these spicy fried eggs are legitimately life-changing. You’ll be hooked the second they hit the pan, and even more enamored when you take your first bite. Serve as-is, with toast, or on top of a bowl of warm rice.

The Childhood Standby

Cinnamon Toast

Whether it’s a hectic Tuesday morning or leisurely Sunday, cinnamon toast never fails to hit the spot. For deeply caramelized sugar and crunchy, buttery bread, skip the toaster and cook the whole thing in a skillet. (Trust us on this — we tried every possible version.)

The Fancyish Pastry

Pistachio Raspberry Croissants

Here’s our secret to fancy bakery-style croissants: Stuff store-bought ones with homemade pistachio cream and a dollop of sweet-tart preserves. A garnish of freeze-dried raspberries makes them pretty in pink.

The Oatmeal Upgrade

Cheesy, Savory Oatmeal with Kimchi

Instant oatmeal doesn’t stand a chance against this spicy, savory oatmeal. Between the scallion-infused oil and two types of salty cheese, every bite bursts with next-level flavor. To incorporate a little more protein, top with (our favorite) a soft-boiled egg.

The Banana Bread Mash-Up

Banana Coffee Cake

This streusel-topped stunner, which takes just 15 minutes to prep, will become your new go-to solution to a pair of overripe bananas. Enjoy with plain yogurt for breakfast — and then again with whipped cream for dessert.

The Microwave Masterpiece

Coffee Cake Mug Cake

This ingenious single-serve recipe produces warm and tender cake in less time than it takes to preheat your oven. Drizzle with glaze, grab a spoon, and enjoy straight from your favorite mug.

Pasta, Noodles & Rice

The Forever Classic

Baked Ziti

Everyone needs a go-to baked ziti, and all The Kitchn editors agree there’s no better choice than this. The recipe calls for extra sauce to prevent dryness (a problem that’s all too common with the Italian favorite).

The Magic Sauce

Gochujang Chicken Alfredo

A creamy Alfredo sauce that’s not too rich or heavy? Sign us up immediately. We have gochujang to thank for introducing some much-needed heat. A drizzle of honey adds just the right sweetness.

The Celeb Sauce

Ina's Vodka Sauce

We had high expectations for Ina’s vodka sauce, and it did not disappoint. Roasting the canned tomatoes with onions and vodka in the oven makes it extra complex and flavorful, and the use of both dried and fresh oregano keeps the sauce feeling fresh. Pair with al dente penne for the ultimate dinner party dish.

The Pantry MVP

Brown Butter Za'atar Pasta

This recipe quickly became a reader favorite. The secret is quite literally in the sauce: You infuse brown butter with za’atar (the nutty, herby Middle Eastern spice blend), then add some starchy pasta water until the glossy mixture coats the noodles.

The One-Pot Winner

One-Pot Lemon Caper Orzo with Tuna

This budget-friendly meal checks off all the weeknight boxes: It’s ready in 30 minutes, comes together in just one pot, and relies on pantry staples. Toasting the orzo gives it a nuttier flavor, and cooking it like risotto makes the whole thing extra-creamy.

The Weeknight Mash-Up

French Onion Skillet Gnocchi

If the name of this recipe doesn’t already scream “make me!”, this will: Crispy pan-fried gnocchi is tossed with deeply caramelized onions, covered in Gruyère, and broiled until bubbling. It’s the type of dish that looks and tastes fancy, but is extremely simple to make.

The Slurpable Noodles

Garlicky Miso Tahini Noodles

A sure step up from instant noodles, but practically as quick, these garlicky, saucy noodles will become a weeknight staple. A few flavor-packed condiments — white miso and tahini — do the heavy lifting for you.

The On-the-Go Noodles


There’s a lot to love about japchae, a savory-sweet Korean noodle stir-fry. But perhaps its best quality is that it can be eaten hot, at room temperature, or even cold, which makes it the perfect packable lunch.

The Noodle Soup

Weeknight Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

As if chicken noodle soup weren’t comforting enough, this version boasts a generous pour of heavy cream. (We’re listening.) And it comes together in just one pot: Both the chicken and the noodles cook directly in the broth.

The 15-Minute Meal

Pork Fried Rice

Leftover rice, ground pork, and frozen veggies combine forces to create a 15-minute masterpiece everyone will love. Not a fan of pork? Swap in tempeh, tofu, chicken, or shrimp — it will get devoured just as quickly.

The Side for Spice Lovers

Jollof Rice

Associate Culinary Producer, Nicole Rufus, has perfected the art of jollof rice, and her smoky, spicy recipe reflects the version she grew up eating. Serve it with beef, chicken, or even crispy tofu. Just don’t skip the fried plantains!


The Viral Hit (That's Actually So Good)

Negroni Sbagliato

Whip up this Italian cocktail once, and you’ll never need a recipe again — simply memorize equal parts Campari, sweet vermouth, and prosecco. Garnish with an orange peel twist if you’re feeling a little fancy.

The Comeback Classic


If the only daiquiri you’ve devoured is frozen and super-sweet, it’s time to try one served straight-up. Made with light rum, lime juice, and homemade simple syrup, this unfussy classic version will instantly win you over.

The Party Pitcher

Pitcher Frozen Margaritas

Nothing says party more than a frozen margarita, and this from-scratch recipe is better than what you’ll find at most bars. What makes it so special: You freeze citrus simple syrup in ice cube trays to replace the need for store-bought concentrate. (Any extra cubes would be right at home in a glass of gin and soda water.)

The Unexpected Martini

Lemon Drop Martini

This sunny martini is essentially grown-up lemonade, and its simple ingredient list means you won’t even have to make a trip to the store. Sip it whenever you need a burst of sunshine — the sweet and sour flavor will perk you up.

The Mocktail

Shrub Punch

Looking for something zero-proof that’ll rival even the best boozy drink? This punch combines a tangy homemade shrub (vinegar flavored with fruit and sweetened with sugar) with a bottle of sparkling water. The shrub keeps in the fridge for months for easy last-minute mocktails.

The Tropical Escape

Rum Runner

We’d happily enjoy this tiki cocktail for the edible garnishes alone, but don’t sleep on its balanced blend of rum, fruit juices, and flavored liqueurs. Shake it up anytime you’re in need of an instant vacation.

The New Happy Hour Order

Paper Plane Cocktail
This modern classic is a balanced, refreshing combination of bourbon, Aperol, amaro, and lemon juice.


The Worth-the-Extra-Effort Roasted Vegetable

Cacio e Pepe Brussels Sprouts

When simply roasted Brussels sprouts are tossed in a cacio e pepe-inspired sauce, the result is a sharp and salty side with all sorts of crispy-creamy textures. Yeah, you’ll want to save room for seconds.

The Dinner Party Side

Grilled Carrots with Labneh

We’ll let you in on a little food styling secret: Swoosh any type of spread (think: yogurt, whipped ricotta, or labneh) into a shallow bowl or platter before adding your cooked vegetables, and you’ve instantly elevated your side. Grilling carrots gives them an unexpected caramelized smokiness that balances out their natural sweetness.

The Better Way to Bake a Potato

English Jacket Potatoes

It may sound bold, but we stand by it: You haven’t really had a baked potato until you’ve made one the British way. These standout spuds are scored and baked for what will feel like way too long, and the results really are crispier on the outside and fluffier than you could've possibly imagined on the inside.

The Foolproof Potato Side

Butter-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These three-ingredient sweet potatoes are a repeat winner for a reason. With their deeply caramelized crust and soft and buttery centers, they’re a guaranteed hit.

The Roast Chicken Sidekick

Garlic Butter Mushrooms

Although these are technically a sidekick, don’t get it confused: These glossy, garlicky mushrooms will be the star of any dinner. Cook them in the widest pan you have — it’ll ensure they caramelize rather than steam.

The Side That'll Outshine Dinner

Caesar Roasted Broccoli

Bid farewell to romaine and bring in charred, crisp-tender broccoli, which is an equally perfect pairing for creamy Caesar dressing. Once it’s showered with toasted breadcrumbs and a blanket of Parm, you’ll have to resist the urge to take a fork straight to the sheet pan.

The Canned-Soup-Less Green Beans

Blistered Green Beans with Pickled Shallots and Toasted Breadcrumbs

These blistered beans are equal parts easy and impressive, making them suitable for fancy holidays, casual dinner parties, and all the weeknights in between. Don’t skip the deeply toasted breadcrumbs, which add a crunchy, salty finish.

The Special Occasion Potatoes

Cheesy Skillet Domino Potatoes

Potatoes au gratin could never. Between their striking spiral pattern and bubbly brown topping, these decadent skillet potatoes will make you the most popular person at the potluck.

The Fall Standout

Butternut Squash Fritters

Practically any veggie can be frittered, but butternut squash might take the cake: It becomes irresistibly crispy and golden as it sizzles away in the pan. Plus, the vegetable’s sweet and mild flavor pairs well with any spice blend, including our preferred pick of ras el hanout, a warm and aromatic Moroccan spice mix.

Salads & Bowls

The Salad You'll Actually Want for Dinner

Warm Fajita Steak Salad

This platter-sized salad, inspired by sizzling steak fajitas, will instantly wake up your weeknight dinner routine. The chili-lime vinaigrette adds just the right kick.

The Chopped Salad

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

We’re suckers for a chopped salad. When you’re craving something fresh that will keep you full all afternoon, look no further. This is tangy and crunchy and packed with good-for-you veggies, hearty farro, and a full can of chickpeas.

The Memorable Kale Salad

Spanakopita Kale Salad

Will kale salad ever go out of style? Packed with all the rich, assertive flavors of herby spanakopita, this creative riff might just make you feel like you’re dining al fresco in Greece.

The Make-Ahead Lunch

Tortellini Salad with Marinated Artichokes and Feta

This briny pasta salad gets even better as it sits (the tortellini plumps; the vegetables begin to pickle), which makes it perfect for meal prep. Go ahead and double the vinaigrette, which you’ll want to toss with leafy greens or use to marinate chicken.

The Celeb Salad

La Scala Chopped Salad

This salad is TikTok-famous (and, yes, a favorite of the Kardashians), but totally worth the hype, with crisp iceberg lettuce, an assortment of salty mix-ins (salami, shredded mozz, and Pecorino Romano), and a tangy vinaigrette.

The Not-Tuna Salad

Shrimp Salad

Looking to cook more shrimp at home? This saucy, tangy salad, with an herby Greek yogurt dressing, is the perfect place to start. Serve it over greens or toast, or tuck it into a buttered roll.

The Potato Salad

Loaded Potato Salad

This modern take on potato salad is a far cry from Grandma’s — although we think she’ll love it, too. Plate it up alongside anything hot off the grill: hamburgers and hot dogs, grilled steak, veggies, and more.

The Potluck Salad

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

This veggie and olive-packed salad pairs well with pretty much everything, making it our go-to for cookouts and picnics. Prep it a day or two in advance to let the flavors to mingle — and save you day-of stress.

The Go-To Side

Shito Cucumber Salad

Shito, a Ghanaian hot pepper sauce, instantly livens up whatever it touches. Here, it works its magic on cool and crisp cucumbers, resulting in a spicy fresh side packed with bold and smoky flavor.

The Better Fruit Salad

Filipino Fruit Salad

This salad’s creamy dressing features a brilliant duo: sweetened condensed milk and tangy sour cream. Canned tropical fruit salad makes it extra delightful.

The Goes-with-Anything Vinaigrette

New-School Vinaigrette

Gone are the days of oil-heavy vinaigrettes. This brighter, punchier dressing (with equal parts oil and vinegar), is way more flavorful. Editors on The Kitchn whip up a batch every week to perk up salads, pastas, and beans.

The New Ranch

Herby Tahini Buttermilk Ranch

This will quickly become the most reached-for condiment in your fridge. In this creamy, nutty twist on classic ranch, tahini stands in for mayo. Use it to dress leafy greens or drizzle it over roasted vegetables.

Appetizers & Snacks

The Last-Minute Dip

Korean Corn Cheese Dip

When you bake canned corn with lots of cheese, mayo, and a pinch of sugar, you get a warm, bubbling, and irresistible dip that’s ready in less than 30 minutes. Serve with crackers, chips, or crudités to scoop up every last kernel.

The Happy Hour Snack

Pesto and Goat Cheese Tarte Soleil

Once you’ve nailed its unique slice-and-twist technique, this French-inspired pastry can be filled with any spread you please. Our creamy, tangy version has a simple goat cheese pesto, but making it sweet with Nutella would be equally delicious.

The Game-Day Standby

Grilled Chicken Wings

Similar to the crunchy coating on Korean fried chicken, these wings are tossed in cornstarch to help them crisp up on the grill. A coating of homemade Buffalo sauce, made with a savory splash of Worcestershire, ensures they’re a party favorite.

The First to Go at the Party

Okonomiyaki Nachos

When you swap the classic Japanese pancake batter for a bed of salty tortilla chips, a game-changing platter of okonomiyaki nachos is born. Every inch of chip is packed with umami flavor, and a zigzag of tonkatsu sauce and Kewpie mayo gives them their signature flair.

The 2-Ingredient App

Raspberry Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese Dip

It doesn’t take much to create this instant hit: Simply top a block of softened cream cheese with store-bought raspberry pepper jelly. Yup, that’s it. Don’t forget the Ritz crackers for serving.

The Travel-Friendly Snack


Not only is this Korean finger food endlessly customizable, but the tightly rolled coins are also great for taking on the go. We’ve compiled suggestions for every time of day, from breakfast kimbap with sausage and eggs to a sandwich-inspired lunch with tuna salad and chips.


The Holy Grail BLT

The Perfect BLT

After years of trial and error, we’ve created the ultimate BLT: bacon (not thick-cut!), crunchy romaine, a small tomato (likely to have more flavor than a big one), and toasted white sandwich bread. Prepare to eat it all tomato season — and crave it all year long.

The Sliders to Serve a Crowd

Extra-Cheesy Chicken Sliders

It’s practically impossible to dislike Hawaiian rolls — especially when they’re filled with a creamy, cheesy chicken dip. Whether you leave them as-is or stir in some crispy bacon, don’t be surprised when you’re asked to bring them to every party.

The Must-Try Grilled Cheese

Cinnamon Toast Grilled Cheese

We know, we know: Cinnamon swirl bread for grilled cheese? But try it once, and you’ll quickly be converted. This defines salty-sweet perfection.

The Perfect Burger

The Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger

Inspired by the bacon cheeseburgers at both Carl’s Jr. and In-N-Out, this copycat recipe has a few smart tricks of its own. Grilling the mustard into the bun gives it a toasty-tangy essence, and crisping the bacon in the oven frees up the stove to cook the burgers.

The Veggie Burger for Everyone

Portobello Mushroom Burger

Our heartiest, “meatiest” veggie burger isn’t made from black beans or tofu, but rather thick portobello mushrooms that become tender and smoky when grilled. Pile them onto buns with roasted red peppers and arugula, and you’ve got a colorful, flavor-packed sandwich that will satisfy even the biggest steak-lovers.

The Burger Secret Sauce

Copycat Cane’s Sauce

Whether you’re a Raising Cane’s devotee or simply enjoy a peppery sauce, we’re confident you’ll be drizzling this sauce on everything. Don’t skip the overnight rest; it sounds unnecessary, but is essential for its iconic flavor.

The Chicken Sandwich

Spicy Labneh Fried Chicken Sandwich

Born out of necessity (no buttermilk at the store!) this labneh-fried chicken might be even better than the classic. The thick and creamy “yogurt cheese” offers just as much flavor and tang, and also helps the flour stick to the chicken.

The Satisfying Veggie Melt

Cheesy Chickpea Melts

These choose-your-own adventure toasts are designed to use up what you’ve got: You pick the bread, the beans, the tomatoes, and the greens and we’ll help you turn them into dinner. Vegetarians, bookmark these immediately.

The Salmon Burger

Salmon Burgers

An unsung pantry hero for far too long, canned salmon is ready for its moment. When mixed with mayo and Dijon, fresh herbs, and a beaten egg for binding, it forms delightfully crispy patties that are packed with flavor and protein.


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