41 Mouthwatering America's Test Kitchen Recipes You Should Try For Yourself
America's Test Kitchen and its other publications like Cooks Illustrated and Cook's Country are my most trusted sources for recipes. ATK prides itself on testing and retesting its recipes and cooking methods until it has achieved perfection. Though most of ATK's recipes are only available through subscription (totally worth it, BTW), you can get a free taste through the following recipes. Once you've tried them yourselves, prepare to become an ATK follower for life. Enjoy!
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Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
If you're a big fan of Brussels sprouts, this recipe is for you! Topped with pine nuts, you'll want to savor every bite.
Get the recipe: balsamic Brussels sprouts
Marinated Artichoke Hearts
Rich in flavor, these marinated artichoke hearts make for the perfect appetizer.
Get the recipe: marinated artichoke hearts
Crispy Potato Tots
These bite-size tots pair well with dipping sauces of all kinds. We suggest stocking up on ketchup and ranch for best results!
Get the recipe: crispy potato tots
Simple Green Salad
If you're in search of the best side salad of them all, look no further than this dish. Top it off with avocados, nuts, and more if you're feeling adventurous.
Get the recipe: simple green salad
Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash
Make the most of your squash when you add this recipe to your list. The maple glaze gives it an added burst of flavor.
Get the recipe: maple-glazed acorn squash
This stuffing recipe will be your new go-to! With a crunchy topping and moist interior, you won't be able to get enough.
Get the recipe: easy stuffing
Asparagus Goat Cheese Tart
Goat cheese is good with anything, especially a veggie-topped tart. You can make this as a main course when you have a dinner for two or you can serve it as an appetizer if you have more mouths to feed.
Get the recipe: asparagus goat cheese tart
Get the highest rise and crispiest crust on every freshly baked batch when you experiment with this mouthwatering recipe.
Get the recipe: popovers
Homemade Cheese Straws
With herbs and spices baked into these cheesy straws, you'll have a hard time having just one.
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Make restaurant-quality naan in the comfort of your own home with this easy recipe. It'll take your at-home dining experience to the next level.
Get the recipe: naan
DIY American Cheese
By making your own cheese, you'll know exactly what's in it and you can include add-ins such as black pepper, roasted red peppers, and more.
Get the recipe: DIY American cheese
Stuffing shouldn't just be a holiday treat — we think it's acceptable to eat any day of the year! And the best part? This easy recipe has the slow cooker doing all the dirty work.
Get the recipe: slow-cooker stuffing
Pair these artisan French baguettes with warm butter, jam, or even Nutella if you really want to indulge. They are so good.
Get the recipe: French baguettes
Squash Ravioli With Sage and Hazelnut Brown Butter Sauce
Looking for a drool-worthy dinner? Whip up this rich squash ravioli with sage and hazelnut brown butter sauce, and prepare to be amazed.
Get the recipe: squash ravioli with sage and hazelnut brown butter sauce
Baked Quinoa With Roasted Kale and Chickpeas
Think of this as a loaded and layered healthy dinner of your dreams. Not to mention, it makes for great leftovers.
Get the recipe: baked quinoa with roasted kale and chickpeas
Pasta With Roasted Tomatoes and Porcini Sauce
In need of a delicious pasta recipe? This is the one for you! The porcini sauce adds the perfect amount of flavor — trust us.
Get the recipe: pasta with roasted tomatoes and porcini sauce
Made with lean ground beef, veggies, and so much more, every bite of this shepherd's pie will make your mouth water.
Get the recipe: shepherd's pie
Slow-Cooker Rustic Kale, Fennel, and Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce
Top your pasta off with the best sauce in the books when you make this slow-cooker recipe. It's hearty in veggies and even richer in flavor.
Get the recipe: slow-cooker rustic kale, fennel, and sun-dried tomato sauce
Beef Taco Bake
Take Taco Tuesday to a whole new level with this crunchy bake. Add sour cream, guac, and cheese to really make it complete.
Get the recipe: beef taco bake
Sesame Noodles With Tofu, Scallions, and Cashews
Scallions and cashews work together to bring this tofu dish to life. Serve it warm or cold, depending on how you like it best.
Get the recipe: sesame noodles with tofu, scallions, and cashews
Maryland-Style Grilled Shrimp and Corn
Shrimp and corn come together to make the best summer meal of all. Pair it with a cold drink, roasted potatoes, and a whole lot of napkins.
Get the recipe: Maryland-style grilled shrimp and corn
Grilled Squid With Lemon and Garlic
If you're looking to make a meal that will impress, this grilled squid is all you need. It's rich, light, and seriously tasty.
Get the recipe: grilled squid with lemon and garlic
Chili-Glazed Salmon With Bok Choy
Step up your salmon like never before when you top it off with this chili glaze. It has a kick to it, so be sure to have a glass of water nearby!
Get the recipe: chili-glazed salmon with bok choy
Grilled Whole Fish
Bring the ocean right to your plate with this grilled fish recipe. It's easy, tasty, and even better on a hot summer night.
Get the recipe: grilled whole fish
Stay full for hours when you make this loaded chili. It's good served warm or cold, so you can enjoy it any time of the year.
Get the recipe: five-alarm chili
Charcoal-Grilled Argentine Steaks With Chimichurri Sauce
If you've never had chimichurri sauce on your steak, we're here to tell you that you're missing out. Try this recipe and you'll understand why.
Get the recipe: charcoal-grilled Argentine steaks with chimichurri sauce
Tender, Juicy Grilled Burgers
The perfect burger is in close reach, all thanks to this recipe. Just add lettuce, tomatoes, and ketchup to make it the star of the show.
Get the recipe: tender, juicy grilled burgers
Crumb-Coated Baked Ham
Want to wow the meat-eaters at the table? This baked ham recipe will have them practically begging for more.
Get the recipe: crumb-coated baked ham
Tennessee Whiskey Pork Chops
You've never had pork chops until you've doused them in Tennessee whiskey. These pair well with mashed potatoes, so feel free to go all out.
Get the recipe: Tennessee whiskey pork chops
Pan Seared Thick-Cut Strip Steaks
Whether you want a rich dinner or a glorious salad topper, these thick-cut strip steaks make for a mean meal.
Get the recipe: pan seared thick-cut strip steaks
Whole "Roast" Spice-Rubbed Chicken With Lemony Steamed Broccoli
Change up your chicken game when you incorporate this recipe into your collection. The steamed broccoli complements it perfectly.
Get the recipe: whole "roast" spice-rubbed chicken with lemony steamed broccoli
Postgrill Marinated Skirt Steak
After one bite of this, you'll notice bright, bold flavors you've never tasted before.
Get the recipe: postgrill marinated skirt steak
S'mores Ice Cream Cake
Re-create the tastes of childhood with this dreamy ice cream cake. The toasted marshmallows mixed with the cool ice cream make for a treat you can't forget.
Get the recipe: s'mores ice cream cake
Individual Chocolate Fudge Cakes
Is sharing dessert hard for you, too? We get it. That's why these individual chocolate fudge cakes are the way to go.
Get the recipe: individual chocolate fudge cakes
Light and fluffy, this chocolate mousse will practically melt in your mouth.
Get the recipe: chocolate mousse
Roasted Banana Pudding
By slightly roasting underripe bananas, they taster richer and sweeter than ever before. You can thank this recipe for a smashing dessert.
Get the recipe: roasted banana pudding
Spice up the traditional pumpkin pie when you add a praline twist to the mix. Add a dollop of whipped cream to make it even better.
Get the recipe: pumpkin-praline pie
Baked Apple Dumplings
We consider these apple dumplings to be a staple at every meal, especially breakfast, brunch, and dessert. They're gooey, sweet, and all kinds of excellent.
Get the recipe: baked apple dumplings
Coffee Mug Molten Chocolate Cake
Make chocolate cake in the microwave in no time with this easy recipe. It's fun for any night of the week, so get cookin'!
Get the recipe: coffee mug molten chocolate cake
French Caramel Apple Tart
As beautiful as it is tasty, this French tart will wow all those who have the honor of tasting it. A dash of cinnamon and whipped cream will make for the perfect topping.
Get the recipe: French caramel apple tart
End your meal with a bang when you finish it off with a chocolate mousse. Rich and creamy, this recipe packs a punch.
Get the recipe: chocolate mousse