We’re going to let you in on a little secret: It’s possible to make all of the cookies, cakes, fruit desserts, and ice cream dishes you love without spending hours on prep and cleanup. Here, we’re sharing one-pot desserts that are made using time-saving techniques, minimal ingredients, and revolve around easy clean up, and they offer all of the things you love about our one-pot recipes just with a sweet twist. But because desserts are slightly different than savory meals, we had to bend our one-pot rules ever so slightly: While these recipes do feature simplified prep, streamlined ingredients, and just one cooking vessel—or, in the case of the Coconut Water Granita that’s shown here, one vessel for freezing—in some cases we may require an additional bowl to mix everything together. Still, we match that extra dish to wash with smart techniques and tricks that ensure you’re able to enjoy
In Italian-American households across the country, Sundays culminate in platters of pasta, cutlets covered in bubbly cheese, and rich, meaty mains—all bound by a mother tomato sauce and lots of love. Try our fresh spins on classic recipes, and your family will hurry home for supper any night of the week.
The starting point for these mouthwatering recipes is our All-Purpose Red Sauce. As it’s name suggests, it’s a versatile marinara that plays well with meatballs and pasta and could also top pizza. We’re sure you’ll find myriad other uses for this soon-to-be back pocket recipe.
Gather the family (or famiglia!) for a big beefy dinner of braciola. Braciola can come from a few different cuts, often its top or bottom round or rump. Most stores sell it already thinly sliced, and sometimes pounded. You’ll fill the slices with a zesty stuffing of olives and raisins and cook
Cooler nights call for a comforting meal—on those days, try one of these beef casserole recipes. They’re family-friendly, incredibly delicious, and often made with little more than just ground beef, vegetables, and herbs and spices. They’re easy to prepare and can often be made in advance, then reheated just before dinner time. One of the most classic examples of a beef casserole is shepherd’s pie. This warming dish features two layers—the bottom layer is generally made with a combination of sautéed ground beef or lamb, mixed vegetables like peas and onions, and Worcestershire sauce, then topped with creamy mashed potatoes. The casserole is then baked until everything is heated through and the potatoes are golden brown and bubbling. Not a bad way to end the day, right?
Another beef casserole recipe that everyone knows and loves is lasagna. While you may not think of this Italian dish as a
April is Earth Month, and while we believe in taking care of and celebrating the planet every day of the year, it never hurts to have a reason to go above and beyond from time to time. In honor of Earth Month, we’re showcasing some of our favorite plant-based recipes to enjoy throughout April, starting with the incredible Leek-and-Asparagus Crispy Rice that you see right here. You don’t have to be vegetarian to love this meat-free dinner. Spring forward with this recipe featuring three of the season’s best and brightest vegetables: leeks, asparagus, and peas.
While our Mondays are always meatless, we’ve packed in even more plant-based recipes featuring seasonal vegetables, lots of greens and grains, and limited animal products. Whether you eat a vegetarian or vegan meal once a week or once a day, our hope is that these weeknight recipes inspire you to incorporate more animal-free ingredients into