French Recipes

You love the taste of French dishes—and cooking them yourself can be a lot easier than you think. Check out these authentic recipes, from soups to desserts. Bon appétit!

Staff Picks

Poulet de Provencal

Rating: 4.69 stars
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This always reminds me of an aromatic day in Eze, France.

Gratin Dauphinois de Solange

Rating: 4.73 stars
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Gratin Dauphinois is the perfect accompaniment to a roast or roast beef.

Traditional Layered French Croissants

Rating: 4.39 stars
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Crisp buttery outer layers and a soft, delicate interior make these delectable croissants melt in your mouth.

Cali's Sinful Creme Brulee

Rating: 4.6 stars
54
Chocolate lined ramekins filled with absolutely sinful creme brulee. Top with fresh berries when in season. Perfect for that special dinner, but easy enough to make everyday!

Beef Bourguignon II

Rating: 4.44 stars
462
Hearty, tender beef in a sumptuous red wine sauce. This is an easy and tasty dish. Definitely not the normal casserole.

Chef John's Creme Fraiche

Rating: 4.88 stars
162
Making creme fraiche is very easy and, once you taste the magic of homemade sour cream, you'll have a hard time not repeating this esoteric exercise. Sure it takes a couple days, but the effort is minimal and the payoff is marvelous.

French Onion Soup V

Rating: 4.43 stars
203
Very easy and oh, so good. This recipe is submitted from Quebec, Canada.

Chef John's Coq Au Vin

Rating: 4.86 stars
521
I like to use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs instead of an old rooster for my coq au vin. Like all braised dishes, tougher cuts with lots of connective tissue work best, and on a chicken that would be the thigh/leg section. Of course, someone will ask if they can use chicken breasts; please don't. They just will not add that sticky goodness to the braising liquid that the thighs will.

Basic Crepes

Rating: 4.62 stars
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Here is a simple but delicious crepe batter which can be made in minutes. It's made from ingredients that everyone has on hand.

French Crepes

Rating: 4.59 stars
519
A good breakfast for weekends and even desserts. Serve rolled up and filled with jam or fruit and whipped cream.

Rich and Simple French Onion Soup

Rating: 4.58 stars
1020
We have been trying French onion soup in restaurants for years and my family and friends agree none can compare to my recipe for taste and simplicity of preparation.

Chicken Cordon Bleu I

Rating: 4.61 stars
1811
This entree is easy and delicious! It's one of my husband's favorites! Try to use the largest chicken breasts you can find so you'll be able to roll them easier.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Salade Niçoise

"Absolutely delicious—a perfect summer salad. Extra bonus: my husband told me this is THE BEST salad he's ever had in his life!" – EMT

Chef John's Croissants

See how to make flaky, buttery croissants from scratch.

Ratatouille

Rating: 4.45 stars
799

This terrific dish is loaded with succulent Mediterranean vegetables.