The 1-Ingredient Restaurant Trick to Elevate Frozen PizzaSkills
It’s extra cheese, but better.
My Grandma Adele’s Golden Rule for Making LasagnaSkills
She always added one very surprising ingredient.
The Secret to Cooking Pasta Faster? Cold WaterSkills
It’s faster and easier.
The Best Cheese for Restaurant-Quality Pizza at HomeSkills
Never make a subpar pizza at home again.
The Best Ways to Reheat Leftover PizzaSkills
No soggy crusts here!
How To Reheat Turkey So It Never Dries It OutSkills
Every year, we look forward to the pure post-Thanksgiving joy that is turkey leftovers. But did you know there’s a right way to reheat turkey? Here, we’ll cover the best way to reheat your leftover turkey to keep it as moist and delicious as possible. And if “best” translates to “fastest” for you, we have some guidelines for microwaving those leftovers, too. As a rule of thumb, leftovers should be heated the same way that they were cooked.
The Only Cheese Combination I Ever Use for the Creamiest Mac and CheeseSkills
It's not what everyone else says it is.
The Easiest Way to Carve a TurkeySkills
It's time to learn, once and for all.
The One Rule You Should Always Follow for Make-Ahead Mac and CheeseSkills
Freeze it now to enjoy later.
Nov 16, 2023
What Is Pepperoni Actually Made Of?Skills
Oh, this is why it's so delicious.
Nov 15, 2023
The 5 Key Steps to Stretching Pizza DoughSkills
Dough not fear the pizza dough.
Nov 14, 2023
For Incredible Green Bean Casserole, I Swear by This Old-School French TechniqueSkills
It's the only way I'll ever make it.
Nov 14, 2023
3 Rules for Making the Absolute Best Grilled CheeseSkills
The last one makes a HUGE difference.
Oct 10, 2023
So What Exactly Is a Casserole?Skills
A category so widespread that it has a dish named after it, casseroles can be surprisingly hard to define. That said, you likely have some questions in mind, such as “What is a casserole, exactly?” and “How is a casserole different from any other meal prepared in a baking dish?” Well, the answer isn’t so straightforward. In fact, how one defines a casserole could depend on where they’re from.
Oct 4, 2023
Ina Garten’s Ingenious Lasagna Noodle HackSkills
And it cuts down on prep time, too!
Sep 21, 2023
The Secret to Incredible Leftover Pizza? Your Air Fryer.
Tips & Techniques
It takes just minutes!
Sep 16, 2023
I Tried the Viral Method of Cooking Fettuccine Alfredo and I Feel Like a True ItSkills
Oh, and it all happens in three minutes!
Sep 2, 2023
How To Freeze Pizza DoughSkills
So, you’ve whipped up a batch of homemade pizza dough, and you’ve made a couple of spectacularly good homemade pizzas. But your household is small, and you don’t want to eat pizza for days. What can you do with all that leftover dough? Freeze it, of course! It’s simple as 1-2-3, and then you can have pizza on the spur of the moment next week. Here’s how to freeze pizza dough.
Aug 18, 2023
Ina Garten's Hidden Trick Has Changed the Way I Make BurgersSkills
The best part: You already have it in your fridge.
Jul 20, 2023
This Delicious Pasta Sauce Hack Uses One Special Secret IngredientSkills
It’s easy to look to jarred pasta sauces, but this hack is clever and resourceful.
Apr 19, 2023
This Is the One Surprising Ingredient Oprah Adds to Her Butter-Free Pasta to Make It Super CreamySkills
A super-creamy pasta without the cream? Count me in!

Mar 7, 2023
Everything You Should Know About Soba NoodlesSkills
Soba noodles are favored for their texture, taste, and nodogoshi.
Jan 28, 2023
A Guide to 9 Types of Japanese NoodlesSkills
Noodles are not only food, but also an essential part of Japanese culture.
Jan 20, 2023
A Guide to 12 Types of Chinese NoodlesSkills
Chinese noodles have become an integral part of Chinese regional cuisines, and they have evolved over the years.
Jan 14, 2023
Make Your Most Flavorful Meatballs Ever with Geoffrey Zakarian’s Super-Easy Herby TrickSkills
Use this clever method for the most flavorful, next-level meatballs.
Dec 13, 2022
5 Nut-Free Alternatives to Peanut ButterSkills
Nut-free? These tasty alternatives will make you forget all about peanut butter.
Dec 6, 2022
Is There a Difference Between Pizza Sauce and Pasta Sauce? (Hell Yes!)Skills
Please don't try to substitute one for the other.
Dec 6, 2022
What Is Hominy and How Is It Used?Skills
A versatile ingredient, its unique flavors and consistency is great in soups, salads, and more.
Dec 6, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making PizzaSkills
Here's why you're not getting crave-worthy pizzas at home and how to fix it.
Dec 4, 2022
Is There a Difference Between Hoagies, Heroes, Subs, and Grinders?Skills
Layer some meat, maybe some cheese, a spread, and your favorite toppings between two slices of bread and you’ve got yourself a sandwich. Swap that bread for a long, thick roll (the longer, the better) and you’ve got something else entirely. This isn’t just a sandwich — it’s something far greater. As for what it’s called, however, that’s a whole other thing.
Dec 2, 2022
Ounces to Cups: A Guide to Estimating Pasta YieldSkills
Dry pasta is sold by weight, but that measurement doesn’t tell you how much cooked pasta you’ll actually end up with. Here’s a handy guide to estimating how much dry pasta you’ll need to make one serving of cooked pasta. All of these estimates are based on a 2-ounce serving of dry pasta. For long pasta shapes, the measurement is based on the circumference of the dry pasta bundle; short shapes can be measured in a measuring cup.
Dec 1, 2022
This Fun, Crunchy Green Bean Casserole Topper Will Be the Talk of Your Thanksgiving DinnerSkills
The freezer aisle truly never disappoints!
Nov 17, 2022
What Is A Meze?Skills
Last week I made a list of small bite meals around the worldA meze is a big part of the dining experience in Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Arab countries When served with alcohol like anise-flavored liqueurs such as arak or, ouzo, raki (alcohol made from grape pomace,) or wine, a meze is a main meal. Without alcohol, this is called muqabbilat in Arabic and means “starters,” or appetizers.
Sep 28, 2022
What One Serving Of Different Shapes of Uncooked Pasta Looks LikeSkills
Shoot for this, and you're already on your way to eating more healthfully.
Sep 21, 2022
A Visual Guide to 35 Popular Pasta ShapesSkills
Plus the best sauce to pair with each.
Sep 17, 2022
What Is 00 Flour — Pizza and Pasta FlourSkills
Obviously, pizza.
Sep 17, 2022
How To Bake Crispy, Juicy Chicken in the OvenSkills
A winning chicken dinner for adults and kids alike.
Sep 12, 2022
Why It’s Worth Getting to Know Gluten-Free, Low-Calorie Shirataki NoodlesSkills
Traditional shirataki noodles are pretty much the perfect food for those who may have food allergies or are on special diets; they're vegan, gluten-free, and keto-friendly.
Sep 12, 2022
This Is the Secret to the Most Flavorful Meatloaf Skills
This store-bought ingredient makes for a mouthwatering meatloaf.
Sep 10, 2022
Five Ways to Prepare TempehSkills
We’ve had good tempeh and we’ve had mediocre tempeh. At its best, the soybean cake is rich and nutty. At its worst, tempeh can be bitter or bland. We grew up eating tempeh and enjoy its earthiness, but for some, it’s an acquired taste. In preparing tempeh, there are five ways to enhance its potential for excellent texture and flavor. Here are five ways to prepare tempeh:1. Steamed. If you find tempeh to be too bitter straight out of the package, steaming it can help.
Sep 7, 2022
10 Ways to Use Pesto Beyond PastaSkills
A jar of pesto, made from basil or other greens, is a delightful summer treat. While we love it tossed with fresh pasta, of course, we’ve also found that this fresh, garlicky sauce can be a versatile ingredient in all sorts of other dishes! While you may just think of pesto as something to be tossed with pasta (and how good is it like that?), pesto has so much more to offer. From breakfast to appetizers to bread, here are 10 smart ways to eat a lot more pesto this summer.
Sep 7, 2022
We Tried 6 Popular Methods for Better Burger Patties and the Winner Was a Complete Surprise
Skills Showdown
The winner truly makes a tastier burger on the grill or in a skillet!
Sep 4, 2022
How to Freeze Lasagna So You Can Enjoy Its Cheesy Deliciousness AnytimeSkills
Here's the absolute best way to freeze lasagna.
Sep 3, 2022
5 Alternatives to a Pizza StoneSkills
No pizza stone? No problem! Use these five alternatives instead.
Aug 31, 2022
5 Important Tips to Follow to Prevent Dry ChickenSkills
Never suffer through a dry piece of chicken again.
Aug 30, 2022
Ideas for Breading That Doesn’t Use Eggs?Skills
Q: I’m allergic to eggs. Is there anything besides egg that I can use to get coating to stick on fish, etc? I should also mention I’m allergic to corn, too.Sent by KarenEditor: One option is just dipping the fish or chicken breast in melted butter before rolling it in the spices or coating, like we did in this Blackened Chicken recipe. You could also try milk or yogurt.For heavier coatings (like panko or breadcrumbs), you might dust the fish with flour first.
Aug 23, 2022
What’s the Difference? Soba, Udon, and Rice NoodlesSkills
Once upon a time, if you wanted to make a recipe that called for soba, udon, or any other kind of Asian noodle, you had to also find your nearest Asian grocery store. Happily, these noodles have become much easier to find in recent years. Here’s a quick guide to the most common kinds!You generally cook these Asian noodles the same way you cook any other kind of pasta: in a large amount of salted boiling water until the pasta is al dente.
Aug 21, 2022
What Is the Difference Between Rice Flour and Sweet Rice Flour?Skills
Here's why you should keep both on hand.
Aug 19, 2022
The Best Way to Reheat PizzaSkills
As someone who can’t stomach cold pizza I had a wood-burning desire to know if there is, in fact, a best way to reheat pizza.
Aug 19, 2022
The Right Oven Temperature for Homemade PizzaSkills
Testing the upper limits of your oven's heat might give you better pizza at home.
Aug 18, 2022
What Causes You the Most Dinner Stress? Skills
Take this 60-second survey so we can help.
Jun 17, 2022
The Simple Trick for Tender, Juicy MeatballsSkills
Making this easy ingredient swap will take your meatballs to the next level.
Jun 6, 2022
Helpful Tip: Bake Up Some Sweet Potatoes!Skills
If you’re like me, you’re always looking for a quick but filling and nutritious meal on a busy day. One thing I’ve learned to do is to tuck a few sweet potatoes into the oven whenever I’m baking something. That way, I have a head start on a delicious, nutritious meal, ready to go whenever I’m hungry but pressed for time. Read on for several suggestions for how to use a baked sweet potato.
May 12, 2022
Cooking By Feel: Baked PastasSkills
In this week’s Cure assignment, Cure-takers are planning a menu. All along I’ve been encouraging people to cook by feel a little more and use formal recipes a little less, so I hope these menus involve some cooking by feel. The way this is done is by arming oneself with skills, but you also need ideas. Here’s a great idea for making pasta: bake it. Baked pasta doesn’t need to conjure up memories of school cafeteria baked ziti.
May 12, 2022
My Pantry Essentials: 5 Staples When Cooking for TwoSkills
With no one to hold us accountable, my husband and I have been known to devour entire bags of chips with bowls of salsa and call it dinner. A household of two can sometimes lead to strange dining decisions. However, we do try to limit this kind of activity to the occasional dalliance by keeping the cupboards stocked with a few dinner essentials. Since I work as a food writer, you’d think that my husband and I would eat like rock stars all day, every day. Not so.
May 12, 2022
Good Question: What Should I Cook in My Martha Stewart Mini Casserole Dishes?Skills
Here’s a question from reader Ashley that aligns well with our post on the trend of mini pots and pans. If you own mini-cookware too, what do you cook in it?I was shopping in Macy’s the other day and I picked up a set of two red Martha Stewart castiron mini-casseroles. Ok, I know it was a frivolous purchase (a fellow customer told me so) but they were so cute I had to have them. Now that I have them in all of their glory, should I put in them? Thanks!
May 11, 2022
Make Great Fresh Pasta at Home: Tips From My Italian Mother-in-LawSkills
We’ve talked a lot about homemade pasta here on The Kitchn, but I had never made homemade pasta noodles myself. Well, that has changed, and now I’m wondering: why did I wait so long? I did have one secret weapon, though: my Italian mother-in-law. To see what I learned from her about homemade pasta, read on! When my husband and I were married, we received a wedding gift certificate to a major cookware shop, and I wanted to use it on something we’d both enjoy.
May 11, 2022
8 Tips for Taking Mac and Cheese to the Next LevelSkills
If you thought mac and cheese couldn't get better, think again.
Mar 24, 2022
The One-Ingredient Secret to Better Burgers Is Already in Your Fridge
I Tried It
The technique is inspired by In-N-Out.
Jul 4, 2021
The One Thing Pizza Pros Want You to Stop DoingSkills
Your pizza will taste better AND you'll save money. Win-win!
Jun 25, 2021
The 6 Most Helpful Things I Learned from Kitchn's Cooking SchoolSkills
I'm a culinary school graduate, a food editor, and a cookbook author, and I *still* learned a ton.
Jun 13, 2021
The Internet Can’t Get Enough of This 3-Ingredient Instant Ramen Trick
Recipe Review
It's supposed to make your ramen broth taste like it's been simmering for hours.
Apr 28, 2021
I Tried This Brilliant “Egg Pocket” Trick for Making Breakfast Sandwiches
I Tried It
Everyone knows that anything with pockets is better — dresses, skirts, cardigans, AND sandwiches.
Feb 25, 2021
I Tried the Wooden Spoon Trick for Boiling Pasta Water, and Was Surprised by the Results
I Tried It
It's part science, part magic.
Feb 3, 2021
5 Tips That Will Help You Make a Perfect Souffle Every TimeSkills
Many folks are scared of soufflé. And I get it. You hear stories all the time about a soufflé collapsing or simply not rising in the first place. If you’ve never seen anyone else make a soufflé, it can seem a little daunting to tackle the task from a simple recipe. But really, truly I am here to tell you that it’s absolutely do-able. Not only is it do-able, it’s something you can easily master on an average old weeknight.
Dec 31, 2020