Worth the Work!

Sure, they take a few extra steps, but the reviews prove these beloved recipes are worth the work.
Collection by Allrecipes

Old Time Chicken Divan

Rating: 4.5 stars 180
Not for your typical rushed meal, this classical dish is worth the work! For another presentation, place sliced almonds on top of the chicken and broccoli before the final sprinkling of cheese.

Todd's Famous Blueberry Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 1386
These fluffy blueberry pancakes are perfect for a family-pleasing brunch!

Chef John's Twice-Baked Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars 225
When entertaining guests on special occasions, don't forget that you're putting on a show with the food. And, when it comes to starchy side dishes, these potatoes are a great way to express flair for the dramatic.

Basic Homemade Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 591
Delicious homemade pasta that's easy to make with 3 simple ingredients!

German Chocolate Cake III

Rating: 4.5 stars 911
A spectacular German Chocolate cake made from scratch, using cake flour.

Barbequed Ribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 507
Two day ribs, but worth the effort. Baked and marinated with a rub overnight, then grilled with barbecue sauce.

Rainbow Citrus Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 77
Tri-colored cake with a lemon layer, lime layer and an orange layer. The filling is a lemon curd and the frosting is orange.

Blue Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon with Port Wine Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 506
Worth the effort! Tender and flavorful, great for a dinner party. Make the sauce a day ahead to cut down on the prep time.

Monterey Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 315
Classic Monterey chicken with onions, peppers, and mushrooms, and cheese.

World's Best Lasagna

Rating: 5 stars 20003
With sausage, beef, basil, and 3 types of cheese, it lives up to its name!

Gourmet Mushroom Risotto

Rating: 5 stars 3498
Authentic Italian-style mushroom risotto goes with any main course.