Everyday Cooking

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

Staff Picks

Stove Pot Roast With Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.73 stars
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Wonderful flavors make the meat the star of the dish by combining simple ingredients for a mouth-watering meal. Our southern family has passed this recipe down for many years and enjoyed many memories dining on this delicious home-cooked classic. Save broth from roast to make a delicious gravy using flour or cornstarch, whichever is preferred.

Instant Pot® Chicken and Dumplings

Rating: 4.81 stars
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I wanted the richness of long-simmered chicken stew, but without the fuss of using a whole chicken. This compromise, using boneless skinless chicken thighs with bone-in chicken breast, gave me the richness of flavor and ease of preparation I was looking for! It's basically chicken pot pie made in a pressure cooker rather than an oven.

Taco Meat

Rating: 4.25 stars
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This recipe makes just the taco meat. You have to buy everything else, of course. Make a big batch and use for a multiple of different meals: add to bean burritos for a more hearty and tasty burrito, or add a can of beans (kidney, red, or pinto) and use for Frito® Pie, Navajo tacos, or taco salad.

Old School Mac n' Cheese

Rating: 4.53 stars
164
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: 4.79 stars
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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: 4.46 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
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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: 4.7 stars
157
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.

Best Lemonade Ever

Rating: 4.76 stars
2941
This is a very refreshing drink!
By Jo

Two-Ingredient Pizza Dough

Rating: 4.53 stars
270
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: 4.63 stars
454
These enchiladas are absolutely amazing! Truly a recipe your family will love.

Perfect Ten Baked Cod

Rating: 4.55 stars
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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!
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