Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup is one of my favorite foods. Not just one of my favorite soups (though of course it is), but one of my favorite foods in general. I love how the rich, flavorful broth contrasts with toppings like crunchy tortilla strips and creamy avocado…


Tortilla soup is one of my favorite foods. Not just one of my favorite soups (though of course it is), but one of my favorite foods in general. I love how the rich, flavorful broth contrasts with toppings like crunchy tortilla strips and creamy avocado. Now that the temperatures are cooling off for the season, you can bet that I’ll have this tortilla soup recipe on repeat. Tortilla soup (or sopa de tortilla or sopa Azteca) is thought to have originated in central Mexico, though you can find regional variations throughout Mexico and the US today. I can’t claim that […]

Easy Enchiladas

This enchiladas recipe is the kind of simple, comforting dish that we all need in our weeknight rotations. It’s easy, it’s flavorful, and it will win over the pickiest palates (our kiddo always asks for more!). The filling is a combo of goo…


This enchiladas recipe is the kind of simple, comforting dish that we all need in our weeknight rotations. It’s easy, it’s flavorful, and it will win over the pickiest palates (our kiddo always asks for more!). The filling is a combo of gooey cheese, black beans, and steamed spinach. I roll it up in corn tortillas, which I then smother with homemade enchilada sauce and more cheese. Finally, I bake the enchiladas until the cheese is melty and the edges of the tortillas are crisp. For such a simple recipe, the taste, texture, and overall deliciousness are out of this […]

Enchilada Sauce

When I’m craving enchiladas on a weeknight, I first make this red enchilada sauce recipe. It’s the perfect starting point for fast, flavorful homemade enchiladas. It takes minutes to make, and it calls for simple pantry ingredients. Still, …


When I’m craving enchiladas on a weeknight, I first make this red enchilada sauce recipe. It’s the perfect starting point for fast, flavorful homemade enchiladas. It takes minutes to make, and it calls for simple pantry ingredients. Still, its balance of tangy, earthy, and savory flavors really packs a punch. Swap it in for the store-bought stuff, and I promise, you’ll taste the difference. Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe Ingredients Growing up in the Midwest, I thought of enchilada sauce as one thing: the tomato-based stuff that comes in a can. But when I moved to Austin, I learned that in […]

10th Anniversary German Chocolate Cake

Friends! Minimalist Baker just turned TEN! Can you believe it? That’s 10 whole years on the internet. This feels big.
An astute reader recently reminded us of our 10th anniversary and suggested we celebrate with a birthday cake (GREAT IDEA, Caroline!)….

10th Anniversary German Chocolate Cake

Friends! Minimalist Baker just turned TEN! Can you believe it? That’s 10 whole years on the internet. This feels big.

An astute reader recently reminded us of our 10th anniversary and suggested we celebrate with a birthday cake (GREAT IDEA, Caroline!). And so we’re doing just that!

This cake is extra special for two reasons:

  1. Not only is this cake sexy (I mean, hubba hubba — have you seen her?).

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Oatmeal Pancakes

I’ve been sharing lots of back-to-school breakfasts lately (see here, here, or here), and I have one more for you today: these oatmeal pancakes! I think most pancake recipes are best suited to a lazy Sunday morning, but these oatmeal pancakes are…


I’ve been sharing lots of back-to-school breakfasts lately (see here, here, or here), and I have one more for you today: these oatmeal pancakes! I think most pancake recipes are best suited to a lazy Sunday morning, but these oatmeal pancakes are quick and easy enough to make on any day of the week. They’re so speedy because the recipe employs the help of a blender to mix up the batter – no whisking required! The blender trick also means that you won’t find any flour in this recipe, just lots of whole rolled oats. As a result, these healthy […]

Breakfast Sandwich

If you start your day with a breakfast sandwich that looks like that (see above), you KNOW it’s going to be a good one. And the best part about it is that you don’t actually have to make said sandwich on the day you’re planning to eat…


If you start your day with a breakfast sandwich that looks like that (see above), you KNOW it’s going to be a good one. And the best part about it is that you don’t actually have to make said sandwich on the day you’re planning to eat it. Nope, this breakfast sandwich recipe freezes perfectly, so you can assemble a week’s worth of sandwiches on the weekend and feast on them all week. If you ask me, it’s one of the nicest things you can do for your future self. Sitting down to a toasted English muffin slathered with herbed goat cheese […]

10-Minute Mushroom Avocado Toast

Avocado toast? We’re not over it. It’s hard to beat the quick, easy, and savory goodness of this breakfast staple, but topped with subtly spicy sautéed mushrooms?! It’s a must-try, friends!
We love this mushroom avocado toast on its own as a snack, but…

10-Minute Mushroom Avocado Toast

Avocado toast? We’re not over it. It’s hard to beat the quick, easy, and savory goodness of this breakfast staple, but topped with subtly spicy sautéed mushrooms?! It’s a must-try, friends!

We love this mushroom avocado toast on its own as a snack, but it’s also perfect for breakfast with greens or alongside a fried egg. Just 1 pan, 7 ingredients, and 10 minutes required.

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Stacked Vegetable Enchiladas

Roasted vegetables are my favorite. I make a pan every single week to eat and to use in recipes. I love using roasted veggies to make these Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas. I love stacked enchiladas because they are easy to make. You just layer th…

Roasted vegetables are my favorite. I make a pan every single week to eat and to use in recipes. I love using roasted veggies to make these Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas. I love stacked enchiladas because they are easy to make. You just layer the roasted veggies, black beans, enchilada sauce, corn tortillas, and cheese…

Overnight Oats Recipe

When someone asks me for an easy, healthy breakfast idea, this overnight oats recipe is the first thing I suggest. It’s perfect for busy mornings, as you can make individual servings ahead of time and take them on the go. It’s also satisfyi…


When someone asks me for an easy, healthy breakfast idea, this overnight oats recipe is the first thing I suggest. It’s perfect for busy mornings, as you can make individual servings ahead of time and take them on the go. It’s also satisfying enough to keep you full till lunch, made with simple ingredients like oats, chia seeds, and (optional) yogurt. But best of all, it’s fun. What could be fun about oatmeal, you ask? Well, this yummy breakfast is endlessly customizable. Once you learn how to make overnight oats, you can experiment with mix-ins like cocoa powder or vanilla […]

Lemon Artichoke Arugula Pizza

Pizza night is always a good idea. We love making pizza at home because we love playing around with toppings and flavors. One of my favorite pizza creations is this Lemon Artichoke Arugula Pizza. The flavors are SO fresh and delicious. You can make hom…

Pizza night is always a good idea. We love making pizza at home because we love playing around with toppings and flavors. One of my favorite pizza creations is this Lemon Artichoke Arugula Pizza. The flavors are SO fresh and delicious. You can make homemade pizza dough or keep life simple by buying store-bought dough,…