Chef John's Macaroni and Cheese
Rich, creamy mac and cheese casserole with a buttery, crisp panko topping.
Minute Steaks with Barbeque Butter Sauce
Everyone knows that a minute steak is only as good as the pan sauce, and this recipes offers an ultra-simple barbeque butter sauce. There's only a small amount of butter, but the way it blends with the beef broth and barbeque sauce, the effect is amplified.
Chef John's Chicken Under a Brick
You should use a big cast iron pan for this, but it will also work in a high-quality, heavy-duty stainless steel pan, or other oven-proof skillet. The key is to heat it very well before the chicken goes in. Other than that, there's really no way to screw it up, unless you under or overcook it, which won't happen, since you're going to check it with the thermometer.
Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes
The easiest way to make fluffy, creamy, and lump-free mashed potatoes.
Roasted Lemon Pepper Potatoes
If you've made and loved our Greek Lemon Chicken and Fondant Potatoes, then you will absolutely adore these lemon pepper potatoes, since it's basically the best of those two recipes put together, minus the chicken. Tender on the inside and crusty on the outside, these potatoes make for an impressive side dish. The only problem is whatever main course you pair it with is in serious danger of being upstaged.
Steakhouse Potatoes Romanoff
Potatoes Romanoff feature tender, cheesy potatoes fluffed up with sour cream.
Chef John's Hot Sloppy Joe Dip
For me this checks all the boxes for a hot party dip. It's relatively cheap and easy to make, but maybe more importantly, it's great hot, warm, or room temp. And it's also incredibly versatile.
Chef John's Salisbury Steak
Hamburger patties in dark mushroom gravy — black and white TV not included!