Our 11 Best Soup Recipes of All Time, Ranked

The days may (allegedly) be getting longer, but winter is still undeniably here. While the sun’s annual foray into playing hard to get comes to a close, it’s best to use our remaining time indoors to celebrate winter’s most iconic dish: soup. Here are …

The days may (allegedly) be getting longer, but winter is still undeniably here. While the sun’s annual foray into playing hard to get comes to a close, it’s best to use our remaining time indoors to celebrate winter’s most iconic dish: soup. Here are our 11 most popular soup recipes of all time, from French onion to butternut squash, and beyond.

11. Marcella Hazan's Rice & Smothered Cabbage Soup

A soup that proves an under-appreciated truth: cabbage is a bottomless reservoir of flavor. Top with parmesan for an additional umami kick.

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11 Easy Dinner Recipes for When It’s Been a Loooong Week

As a line cook, I spent most of my time making dinner for other people, some time thinking about cooking for myself, and no time ever actually preparing dinner at home. When I stopped cooking in restaurants, this equation changed, slightly. While I now…

As a line cook, I spent most of my time making dinner for other people, some time thinking about cooking for myself, and no time ever actually preparing dinner at home. When I stopped cooking in restaurants, this equation changed, slightly. While I now give myself time to make dinner at home, most nights I’m not that interested in spending more than thirty minutes in my kitchen. (I guess Rachael Ray had it right all along.)

For me, weeknight dinners should be enjoyable to eat, but always easy to make. Though the possibility of the occasional weeknight kitchen catastrophe will never quite disappear, I can confidently report that the 11 recipes below will make easy, delicious meals after even the worst of weekdays.

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Breakfast for Dinner, Anyone?

Without fail, I eat breakfast for dinner on a snow day—specifically pancakes, waffles, or French toast, stacked high and drizzled with maple syrup, a dusting of powdered sugar, and a pat (or two) of butter. It’s classic comfort food (and a reason to sl…

Without fail, I eat breakfast for dinner on a snow day—specifically pancakes, waffles, or French toast, stacked high and drizzled with maple syrup, a dusting of powdered sugar, and a pat (or two) of butter. It’s classic comfort food (and a reason to slip on my PJs a little early).

But beyond simple breakfast recipes like scrambled eggs with hash browns or poached eggs over English muffins, we have so many breakfast-inspired recipes for dinner like Shakshuka Focaccia (individual pieces of focaccia topped with tomato sauce and baked eggs); a Pizza Omelet, which folds tomato and mozzarella cheese into the center of a creamy egg dish for one; or Spaghetti Carbonara Frittata, which quite literally folds spaghetti and pancetta into the mix.

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31 Recipes to Cook During the Busy Holiday Season

With all the recipe planning, grocery shopping, and hosting, the holidays can begin to wear on even the most avid of holiday enthusiasts.

In these times, we turn to our tried and true back-pocket recipes—and by recipes, we mean ones that require just …

With all the recipe planning, grocery shopping, and hosting, the holidays can begin to wear on even the most avid of holiday enthusiasts.

In these times, we turn to our tried and true back-pocket recipes—and by recipes, we mean ones that require just some know-how to throw together and are adaptable to whatever you have on hand. These are the not-quite-holiday foods that will save your soundness come dinner. They offer freedom, a respite from all that incessant planning (even if it's just for one meal).

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Our Favorite Nigella Lawson Recipes to Make for Dinner (& Dessert)

When looking to make a simple-yet-sublime dinner or dessert, open a Nigella Lawson recipe and you can rest (and cook) assured that the dish will be lick-your-plate tasty, but won’t leave your kitchen a mess or require a fourth trip to the grocery stor…

When looking to make a simple-yet-sublime dinner or dessert, open a Nigella Lawson recipe and you can rest (and cook) assured that the dish will be lick-your-plate tasty, but won’t leave your kitchen a mess or require a fourth trip to the grocery store. In fact, all but a couple of these recipes have been featured in the Genius Recipes column. Nigella’s just that good.

In an effort to lift your spirits when it comes to heading to the kitchen to make dinner yet again—the pandemic-induced cooking rut is real, folks—a hefty dose of Nigella is in order, and nothing else will do. Not to tell you what to do but I’d strongly recommend you make one of these dinner recipes tonight (there’s a springy one-pan chicken recipe and a super-simple vegetarian linguine). And while you’re at it, poke around the kitchen to see if you have the ingredients to make one of these brilliant desserts. Me, I’m going for a pasta-slash-chocolate loaf cake evening.

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It’s Steak Night, Baby—Here Are 27 Creamy & Crunchy Sides

There’s something about steak that feels celebratory. You might have a go-to ribeye recipe for a holiday or anniversary, or you like to throw a New York strip on the grill to spruce up an otherwise ordinary weeknight. Countless variations in cut, tempe…

There's something about steak that feels celebratory. You might have a go-to ribeye recipe for a holiday or anniversary, or you like to throw a New York strip on the grill to spruce up an otherwise ordinary weeknight. Countless variations in cut, temperature, rub, and sauce make the slabs of beef all the more distinguished. I love a recipe that incorporates a side along with a steak—hey there, skirt steak and smashed cucumbers and Caesar-inspired flank steak (both of these meat marinades also act as a dressing for the side salad!)—but on a special “steak night,” I like to go big with the sides.

And just as there is a steak for every occasion, there is an ideal side (or three) for every steak. Here are 27 crunchy, spicy, creamy accompaniments that will further enhance your meal. Whether you’re looking for a flavor-packed counterpart to brighten up the table (think: citrusy asparagus and fiery kimchi fried rice), or prefer classic steakhouse fixin's (looking at you, scalloped potatoes and creamed spinach)—we’ve got sides that will put up a fight for center stage.

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We Asked 25,000 Home Cooks for Their Trustiest Weeknight Dinners

This month, our Cookbook Club has been busy cooking through three books: our popular vote, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan; our moderator pick, POLPO: A Venetian Cookbook (Of Sorts) by Russell Norman; and our bonus year-long boo…

This month, our Cookbook Club has been busy cooking through three books: our popular vote, Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan; our moderator pick, POLPO: A Venetian Cookbook (Of Sorts) by Russell Norman; and our bonus year-long book, Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables. But in between all that pasta and pizza and Parmesan-smothered eggplant, members are also cooking all sorts of weeknight wonders.

Curious to learn from their vast wealth of cooking know-how, I asked the club to share their go-to, trustiest weeknight dinner recipes. They chimed in with hundreds of tried-and-true dishes—and we’re sharing 25 of our favorites to help inspire you:

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I’m Not Vegan, But I Can’t Stop Making These Exceptional Plant-Based Recipes

A couple years ago, I challenged myself to eat entirely plant-based meals for a month. That meant no yogurt, eggs, cheese, gelatin-laced foods—the works. Surely it wouldn’t be that big of an adjustment, I told myself. After all, I’m already a vegetaria…

A couple years ago, I challenged myself to eat entirely plant-based meals for a month. That meant no yogurt, eggs, cheese, gelatin-laced foods—the works. Surely it wouldn't be that big of an adjustment, I told myself. After all, I'm already a vegetarian, and pasta is generally plant-based, right? (Right!) I would be fine.

And fine I was, of course, but also a lot more thoughtful (and creative!) about my food choices. Where I'd usually throw in a soft-boiled egg or garnish with a few nubs of cheese, I pressed tofu, marinated tempeh, and roasted jackfruit—ahead of time. I carefully read labels, asked questions at restaurants, and went through a lot of nutritional yeast. And I actually didn't eat that much pasta!

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Harissa-Braised Eggplant is the Perfect End-of-Summer Dinner

If you’re someone who tends to get giddy at farmers markets or exuberant at C.S.A. pickups, these are your golden days. As much as the first bunches of asparagus or baskets of strawberries get me excited in the spring, it’s these weeks that straddle Au…

If you’re someone who tends to get giddy at farmers markets or exuberant at C.S.A. pickups, these are your golden days. As much as the first bunches of asparagus or baskets of strawberries get me excited in the spring, it’s these weeks that straddle August and September that bring me the most joy.

Nearly every fruit and vegetable is within your grasp—whether it’s juicy peaches and watermelon, sugar-sweet tomatoes and corn, peppers and eggplant of all sizes and colors, and even the very first crisp apples.

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Our 15 Speediest, Most Popular Sheet-Pan Recipes

I’d like to give a shout-out to sheet pans. Because it’s amazing how the simplest, cheapest of tools can accomplish quick, delicious, and fuss-free (in the planning, prepping, and cleaning) meals the entire family adores. Sure, we love Instant Pots, Ai…

I’d like to give a shout-out to sheet pans. Because it’s amazing how the simplest, cheapest of tools can accomplish quick, delicious, and fuss-free (in the planning, prepping, and cleaning) meals the entire family adores. Sure, we love Instant Pots, Air Fryers, and the like, but sheet pans are the OG busy (and hungry) cook’s best friend.

But I hardly need to tell you this. Sheet-pan recipes are some of our most popular attractions (ahem, please refer to this list). There are the buttery, flakey slab pot pies, roast-y salads, a full American breakfast...I could keep going!

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