It goes by many names, but regardless of what you call it, egg-in-a-hole is an easy, filling crowd-pleaser. With a sprinkle of cheese and the addition of asparagus and avocado, this classic dish gets a springy, sophisticated touch.
Creamy pearled barley served with braised broccoli and cherry tomatoes, topped with crumbled salty feta cheese.
A Vietnamese-style noodle salad with a fish sauce-based dressing, carrots, cucumbers, and shrimp.
Anyone else love pesto as much as I do? This is an easy weeknight meal that can be thrown together quickly with just a few ingredients.
Frittatas are one of those great dishes that work equally as well for breakfast, lunch, brunch or dinner. Much like an omelette, you can pick your fillings and make it all in one skillet (basically the ideal dish for this Skillet Suppers column) and it's a perfect time to enjoy frittatas with spring asparagus.
This light, refreshing, simple dish combines some of my favorite ingredients: shrimp, feta and asparagus. (Anyone else love asparagus?)
A one-skillet meal of chicken breast and mushrooms simmered in a curry-coconut broth with an herb salad.
This quick-cooking recipe is made with Moroccan-style seasonings and harissa paste stirred into the chickpea mixture to add a little kick and depth to the dish.
Sear the chicken to get the golden, flavorful skin, then brown the potatoes or whatever vegetable you're using. This recipe is great for any time of the year, especially this winter-to-spring transitional time.
This nine-minute, quinoa-cooking method comes from Plenty, one of Yotam Ottolenghi's cookbooks. It has totally changed the way I think about cooking quinoa: simply cook the quinoa in boiling, well-salted water for exactly nine minutes. The result? Perfectly cooked quinoa every time. Seriously.
Every time I cook with coconut milk, I chide myself for not doing it more. It's packed with flavor from the creaminess of the coconut milk and goes really well with seafood. This recipe uses both mussels and shrimp but you could also toss in some scallops or squid. The dish would be great spooned over rice noodles or rice, but dipping just bread itself is fantastic.
When I was younger, my parents made a version of this recipe with cubes of lamb meat and rice, and I would make life difficult by picking out the green beans because I "didn't like them." We all have stories like that, right? Luckily, times have changed, and I can fully enjoy the dish and the delicious, healthy green beans.
Pasta with broccoli rabe and sausage is an Italian classic. Our version gets all the flavor and texture of the real deal, all in a single skillet and under half an hour.
It's shocking how easy and fast it is to make this rustic and hearty soup. Seriously, ask my sister. Even she said, "wow, that really took you no time at all." In addition to being quick to make, the soup is packed with kale and white beans for a healthy winter meal.
Cooking thick chicken breasts can be tricky because it can be hard to know when they are finished cooking and it's easy to overcook them. Poaching them on top of tomato sauce is one easy way to avoid a dry piece of meat. Plus, the meat finishes cooking with all of the delicious flavors already in the pot, so you have an added flavor booster right there.
I have a confession to make. And it's a pretty major fat kid one. Baked ziti was one of my favorite late night go-to dishes in college (read: drunk food). This easy skillet version topped with mozzarella and finished in the oven is an ode to that.
Chicken and rice is a common combination that's seen in a variety of cuisines, each with its own twist. For this easy one-pot meal, this one is cooked until the chicken, broccoli and rice are tender.
This dish is super simple to make but is packed with flavor from the mushrooms and the liquid they release, which is turned into a sauce with the addition of stock, lemon juice, and some butter to emulsify it. If you're feeling adventurous, try experimenting with a variety of mushrooms or adding greens like bok choy or kale.
Whether you're already an avid home cook or someone just beginning their foray into the kitchen, this dish, flavored with cumin and crispy bits of pancetta, is perfect for a quick winter meal and to get you cooking—plus the leftovers are fantastic.
This hearty North African dish is essentially the perfect brunch meal. Think crusty bread, or warm pitas, scooping up runny yolks mingling with a spicy tomato sauce. Throw some feta on top and it's basically my perfect meal, anytime of day.
A one-pot soup with chicken, chard, and chickpeas, flavored with parmesan.
Stir-fries are great, especially for weeknight meals, because you can cut up almost anything you have in your fridge and throw it in a wok or skillet. Here's one with healthy fall vegetables.
Post-Thanksgiving, the need for greens and some lighter fare is dire. OK, so maybe this dish isn't totally light considering we're using pasta, but it's made with quinoa, so it definitely feels at least a little lighter. Plus, did you read the part about the greens?
Depending on the size of the crowd at your place for Thanksgiving, a whole turkey might be too much (or it might not fit in your oven, if you live in some New York City apartments). Or maybe you just have a craving for Thanksgiving flavors in July. Who knows. An excellent option during these times is to make a hassle-free turkey dinner in a single skillet.
Want a taste of New Orleans in your lentils dish? Add andouille sausage.
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