Everyday Cooking

Speedy weeknight dinners, 5-ingredient dishes, quick and easy meals, plus kid-pleasing snacks and desserts.

Staff Picks

Old School Mac n' Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 158
This is a completely unpretentious, down-home macaroni and cheese recipe just like my grandma and mom always made. A simple white sauce where you add cheese and a few other flavors with macaroni and a potato chip crust. This recipe makes a lot, I like to make two pans so I can take one to a pot luck and have the other one to keep in the fridge for later. It's an easy recipe to adjust down if you only want to make one pan. If you aren't cooking it right away, just keep the topping separate until you are ready to put it in the oven.

Quick Crispy Parmesan Chicken Breasts

Rating: 5 stars 315
These are delicious, easy, quick, and so versatile! Eat them plain, topped with your favorite spaghetti sauce, or sliced on a Caesar salad.

Potato Salmon Patties

Rating: 4.5 stars 791
My kids do not like anything fishy. I snuck this one by them and they loved it. I serve them as snacks, sandwiches, or as dinner with rice and a veggie on the side. Personally I like to dip them in horseradish and snack away!! Hope you like them.

Instant Pot® Beef-Stuffed Peppers

Rating: 4 stars 21
Since today's electric pressure cookers are so versatile, you can make versatile recipes in them such as these stuffed bell peppers. Top your bell peppers with your favorite garnish, such as pico de gallo. The stuffing can also be used for taco salads as well as tacos or burritos.

Crumbed Chicken Tenderloins (Air Fried)

Rating: 4.5 stars 159
These beat chicken nuggets any day and the recipe is so simple. I tend to use chicken tenderloins but you can use sliced chicken breasts if easier.
ByAllrecipes Member

Best Lemonade Ever

Rating: 5 stars 2909
Our refreshing lemonade recipe makes the best-tasting glass ever!
ByAllrecipes Member

Two-Ingredient Pizza Dough

Rating: 4.5 stars 275
If you want to make a good pizza that's fast and easy, this is it. Cooking at a higher temperature (500 degrees F (260 degrees C)) is the key to making this the perfect pizza. It doesn't get any easier than this folks. Brush dough with olive oil and add your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Best Beef Enchiladas

Rating: 4.5 stars 474
These enchiladas are absolutely amazing! Truly a recipe your family will love.
Bycountry_cooker

Perfect Ten Baked Cod

Rating: 4.5 stars 1136
Simple, fast, and delicious describes this baked cod recipe. Bake for two sets of 10 minutes each and you have the perfect ten dinner! This recipe was a favorite request from a local restaurant. They closed after years in business and we are happy to share a version of their most requested recipe. I serve this with rice pilaf and fresh spinach that has been lightly seared in olive oil and garlic. Yummy!
ByPam

Banana Wake-Up Bars

Rating: 4 stars 95
These are soft, simple, but delicious, bars made with yummy ingredients. They're always a big hit when I make them for my friends and bring them to school.

Two-Ingredient Pizza Dough

Rating: 4.5 stars 256
Greek yogurt is the secret ingredient in this two-ingredient pizza crust recipe that is quick and easy to prepare.

Southern Smothered Pork Chops in Brown Gravy

Rating: 5 stars 50
Southern comfort food at its easiest. Pork chops smothered in onion, garlic, baby bella mushrooms, and a brown gravy sauce. Tastes great as gravy on mashed potatoes too!
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Inspiration and Ideas

9 Essential Ingredients For Bakers
Build your baking pantry with the nine essential ingredients you'll use for everyday baking recipes. Get ideas for adding next-level baking ingredients, too.
Cheaper, Healthier Homemade Foods
You can often save money and eat better by making everyday pantry staples yourself instead of buying them at the store. Making your own means you get to control the ingredients to suit your taste and dietary needs, too.
That Zucchini Spaghetti Stanley Tucci Loves (Spaghetti alla Nerano)
Rating: 4.5 stars 19

After listening to Stanley Tucci lose his mind about this pasta and calling it life-changing and one of the best things he's ever eaten, I decided I'd give it a try. The results were amazing and the key to getting the toasted sweet taste of the zucchini was deep-frying it!