From prime rib to sheet-pan dinners, roasting is an essential cooking technique that's almost completely hands-off. Use these guides to learn how to roast meats, vegetables, seafood, and more.

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A whole cooked prime rib roast resting on a cutting board.
How to Buy and Cook Prime Rib | The Food Lab
a hand using a slicing knife to cut a piece off of a prime rib roast situated on a wooden cutting board
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Hot pan drippings are poured on seared and rested steaks to "fat flash" them.
Introducing the Fat Flash, the Best Way to Finish Your Steak | The Food Lab
Char Your Vegetables for More Flavorful Salsa and Chili
A whole cooked prime rib roast with two slices on a wooden cutting board with a knife, herbs, and sauce.
Roasted and Reverse Seared Prime Rib Recipe
Crispy golden roasted duck crown sliced
Dry-Aged Roast Duck Breast Recipe
Sheet-Pan Spiced Cauliflower and Tofu With Ginger Yogurt Recipe
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Duck à l'Orange
Duck à l'Orange Recipe
Closeup of an ultimate bacon cheeseburger set on a white surface.
The Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburgers Recipe
Easy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
Hand pulling a slice of meatball pizza
The Best Meatball Pizza Recipe
Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb and Pine Nuts from 'Jerusalem'
Sweet-Tart Duck Breasts With Fresh Cherry Sauce Recipe
Mexican-Spiced Chocolate Pecans Recipe
bowl of roasted chickpea, sun-dried tomato, herb, and kale salad with pine nuts
Roasted-Chickpea and Kale Salad With Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Recipe
Ham and Swiss Quiche Recipe
Hoisin-glazed cocktail meatballs on a white porcelain plate. There is a glass bowl of dipping sauce with a metal spoon on the plate.
Hoisin-Glazed Cocktail Meatballs Recipe
Baked Bacon for a Crowd Recipe
Chili Lime Peanuts Recipe
Roasted Strawberries Recipe
Bacon-Wrapped Figs With Blue Cheese and Bourbon Recipe
Crisp-Skinned Roast Goose and Gravy Recipe
Cheesy, Gooey Croques Monsieurs
Cheesy Stuffed Mexican Peppers With Red Chili Sauce Recipe
A small dish of sun-dried tomato and roasted garlic mayo next to a plate of French fries.
Sun-Dried Tomato and Roasted Garlic Mayo Recipe | Sauced
Slow-Roasted Spice-Rubbed Venison Loin Recipe
Slow-Roasted Duck Leg and Crunchy Root Vegetable Salad Recipe
Duck with figs and barolo
Nigel Slater's Duck with Figs and Barolo
Pumpkin Seeds With Curry and Mint
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds With Curry and Mint Recipe
Pumpkin Seeds With Honey Mustard and Thyme
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds With Honey Mustard and Thyme Recipe
Creamy Roasted-Broccoli Soup With Buttermilk and Spiced Pepitas Recipe
French in a Flash: Rustic Roast Duck with New Potatoes, Sugar Snaps, and Spring Onions Recipe
Pumpkin Seeds With Chorizo and Smoked Paprika
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds With Chorizo and Smoked Paprika Recipe
Pumpkin Seeds With Brown Butter and Sage
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds With Brown Butter and Sage Recipe
huevos rancheros breakfast tacos topped with sliced avocado
Huevos Rancheros Verdes (Fried Eggs With Green Salsa and Refried Beans) Recipe
Chickpea Salad With Bacon, Cotija, and Roasted Chilies Recipe
Roasted Cherry Chocolate-Almond Ice Cream Recipe
Pumpkin Seeds With Anchovy Bread Crumbs
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds With Anchovy Bread Crumbs Recipe
Roast Chicken With Warm Fregola and Butternut Squash Salad Recipe
Huevos Rancheros With Broiled Tomato Salsa Recipe
Soy Glazed Pumpkin Seeds With Furikake
Soy-Glazed Roasted Pumpkin Seeds With Furikake Recipe
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