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Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders

  • Artichoke Soup With Poached Oysters

    Artichoke Soup With Poached Oysters

    Artichoke and oyster soup is a New Orleans favorite. Puréeing the soup gives it a silky texture, and since the oysters are added at the very last minute, they are gently poached to perfection.

    • Prep Time: 30 minutes
    • Total Time: 1 hour plus 15 minutes
    • Yield: About 3 quarts, 6 to 8 servings
  • Beef Bourguignon

    Beef Bourguignon

    This dish is a timeless classic, but the key to making this humble beef stew outstanding is using both good- quality beef and good red wine. Use a drinkable wine rather than anything labeled “cooking” wine. Serve this dish with buttered noodles, rice, or a loaf of warm, crusty bread.

    • Prep Time: 25 minutes
    • Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes
    • Yield: 6 - 8 servings
    Tags: one pot meal
  • Thai Chicken And Coconut Soup

    Thai Chicken And Coconut Soup

    Here’s an easy one for you. Steep chicken broth with aromatics, strain, add the rest of the ingredients, and simmer briefly. This soup is spicy—if you need to make a milder version, either remove the seeds from the chiles or don’t include them at all.

    • Yield: 12 cups, 4 to 6 servings
  • Slow-cooked Pulled Pork

    Slow-cooked Pulled Pork

    This simple recipe serves a crowd and will make folks think you slaved over a smoker all day long. The meat is slathered with delicious spices and seasonings and kept overnight in the fridge. The next day, it gets transferred to the slow cooker, and that’s it!

    • Yield: 12 to 14 sandwich servings
  • Big Boy Meatballs and Spaghetti

    Big Boy Meatballs and Spaghetti

    These meatballs are so tender and flavorful, you shouldn't plan on having any leftovers.

    • Yield: About 10 large meatballs, 4 to 6 servings
  • Baked Semolina Gnocchi With Smoked Ham And Green Beans

    Baked Semolina Gnocchi With Smoked Ham And Green Beans

    We decided to take a green bean casserole to the next level by topping it with this luscious gnocchi to turn a side dish into a main course fit for a king.

    • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
  • 10 Vegetable Stir-fry

    10 Vegetable Stir-fry

    In just 10 minutes you’ll have a beautiful mixture of perfectly cooked veggies that make a power- packed vegetarian entree when served over steamed jasmine rice. Eat up, kids!

    • Prep Time: 10 minutes
    • Total Time: 15 to 20 minutes
    • Yield: 4 servings
  • True Bolognese

    True Bolognese

    My entire family looks forward to the days when I prepare this simple, comforting dish.

    • Yield: 5 cups meat sauce, 4 servings
  • Semolina Pizza Dough

    If you’re making this dough way ahead of time, divide it into two portions after the first rise, roll each portion into a ball, cover, and refrigerate it until ready to use, up to overnight. If refrigerated, allow the dough to return to room temperature for about 20 minutes before rolling it out.

    • Yield: Makes enough dough for two 12-to 14-inch pizzas
  • Italian Sausage, Zucchini, And Bell Pepper Bread Pudding

    Italian Sausage, Zucchini, And Bell Pepper Bread Pudding

    This dish is perfect for brunch or dinner and can be made in advance, which is a real plus in my book!

    • Yield: 10 to 12 servings
    Tags: sausage