Megan Miller

I’m a mom of two, food and wine lover, and recipe creation enthusiast. Good food brings families together. Which is why I’m devoted to sharing my best recipes that are simple enough for even the beginner cook that your family will love!

The comforting Italian classic chicken parmesan makes for a delicious family-friendly meal that’s on your table in just 45 minutes. Why wait to go out to eat when you can have this at home tonight? My husband and kids will often remind me when it’s been a while since I’ve made this baked chicken parmesan recipe. Yours will cluck their approval for it every time when you make it too!

Best chicken parmesan recipe

Best Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Fresh ingredients, simple prep, and a little bit of hands-on time make this the best chicken parmesan recipe. It’s easy enough to make on a weeknight while elegant enough to entertain guests with. This is one recipe you’re going to want to hold onto!

Chicken parmesan ingredients

Homemade Chicken Parmesan Ingredients

  • Chicken breasts – Pick the freshest you can find for the best chicken parm taste.
  • Breadcrumbs – What makes this classic chicken parmesan recipe amazing is using part panko and part Italian breadcrumbs.
  • Eggs – Helps those breadcrumbs stay put.
  • Grated parmesan – If possible, use fresh rather than the shelf-stable stuff.
  • Minced garlic – A must in Italian cookery!
  • Parmesan sauce – This is made with olive oil, onion, garlic, tomato puree, Italian seasoning, and just a touch of sugar, salt, and pepper. (*can substitute marinara sauce in a pinch)
  • Fresh herbs – Parsley and basil make this parmesan sauce truly sing.
  • Mozzarella – Because everything with cheese is more amazing!

Easy chicken parmesan recipe

Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Don’t be scared off by the ingredients list. Yes, it looks lengthy, but it should be things you have in the kitchen. This simple chicken parmigiana recipe takes only 15 minutes to prep this dish and then with baking, it’s a full 45 minutes from start to finish.

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How do you make chicken parmesan from scratch

How do you Make Chicken Parmesan from Scratch

This easy baked chicken parmesan recipe is more simple than you might think. You’ll first get the egg mixture prepared, dip your chicken into it and let it marinate. Then you make the breadcrumb mixture, placing the chicken into it to coat evenly. Fry each piece of chicken for 5 minutes per side, then move to a baking dish, top with tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, and herbs. Bake it for 15 minutes until it’s bubbly and then it’s ready to serve.

How to cook chicken parmesan

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Chicken Parmesan Every Time

  • Use thin pieces of chicken. Don’t just take whole chicken breasts or your parmesan chicken breast will take much longer to cook.
  • A rectangular dish is best for breadcrumbs. It fits the chicken better without making a big ol’ mess and makes it easy to make breaded chicken parmesan.
  • Make sure the oil is hot. You can’t get the coating crispy if your oil isn’t hot enough and crispy chicken parmesan is the goal.

How long to bake chicken parmesan

How to Cook Chicken Parmesan

Oven baked chicken parmesan requires partial stovetop and partial oven cooking to complete it. While it sounds like a lot of work, it’s really easy to get together. While your chicken parmesan is in the oven, you can get your sides ready.

What to serve with chicken parmesan

Is there a difference between chicken parmesan and chicken parmigiana?

However you want to call it, it’s a chicken dish with crispy breaded chicken topped with tomato sauce and cheese. Both names mean the same thing.

How to store chicken parmesan

How do you keep breading on chicken parmesan?

In this quick and easy chicken parmesan recipe, the breading will stay on because you’ll be soaking it in the egg mixture. Also, you will want to be sure the oil in your pan is very hot before frying, which will help the coating stay on.

Is there a difference between chicken parmesan and chicken parmigiana

How do you keep chicken parmesan from getting soggy?

Again, it’s all about the oil in keeping chicken parmesan from getting soggy. The oil should be shimmering which is how you’ll know it’s ready to make your chicken crispy.

Is chicken parmesan always served with pasta

Is Chicken Parmesan always served with pasta?

No, you can serve chicken parmesan with anything you like. Pasta is certainly most common, but you could also serve it on a bun for sandwiches or alongside garlic bread.

How do you keep breading on chicken parmesan

How do you keep chicken parmesan warm?

If everyone is taking too long to get to the table, simply cover it with foil and let it sit in the warm oven. This should keep it toasty until it’s time to serve.

How do you keep chicken parmesan from getting soggy

How Long to Bake Chicken Parmesan

This baked chicken parmesan recipe will take about 15 minutes to bake in your oven.

How long does chicken parmesan last

What Goes Well with Chicken Parmesan?

I love serving pasta with my baked parmesan crusted chicken though a nice risotto would also work. Additionally, garden salad, sauteed spinach, or broccoli rabe is great for adding more veggies. And who could say no to garlic bread?

Homemade chicken parmesan recipe

How to Store Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parmesan needs to be stored in the fridge or freezer. Once dinner is finished, be sure to wrap up your leftovers.

Simple chicken parmesan recipe

How Long Does Chicken Parmesan Last?

In your fridge, chicken parmesan will be good up to 5 days, though the sooner you eat it or freeze it, the better.

Easy homemade chicken parmesan

Can You Freeze Chicken Parmesan?

Yes, which is ideal if you want a perfectly prepped meal to trot out on a busy night. It will last about 3 months if you’ve wrapped it properly.

How to Reheat Chicken Parmesan?

Be sure to let it thaw in the fridge overnight, then heat at 350F for about 20 to 30 minutes.

Homemade Chicken Parmesan Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 949
Hands down the best Chicken Parmesan recipe you'll ever make! For Italian dinner night Chicken Parmesan is easily a classic family favorite. Tender chicken breast breaded and smothered in a delicious tomato sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and fresh basil!


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 4 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 large chicken breasts (halved horizontally to make 4 filets)
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs ((or flour))
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper

Chicken Parmesan Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 16 oz tomato puree
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)

Chicken Parmesan Topping

  • 2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil
  • fresh parsley (chopped)


  • Preheat the oven to 425F and lightly grease a baking dish and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture, making sure each filet is evenly coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate for at least 20 minutes or overnight.
  • After the chicken has marinated, combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder into another small bowl. Place each chicken filet into the breadcrumb mixture and make sure each side is coated evenly. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium-high heat. Fry each chicken filet until golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes per side.
  • Place the chicken in the greased baking dish and top each breast with about 1/3 cup of tomato sauce. Then top with about 2 tablespoons of mozzarella and 2 tablespoons of parmesan. Sprinkle with basil and parsley to taste.
  • Bake the chicken for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the chicken is cooked through. Top with fresh basil and parsley and serve immediately.
Calories: 949kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian


Calories: 949kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 1080mg | Potassium: 1153mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1727IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 660mg | Iron: 5mg

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One day I was searching for healthy ground turkey recipes and I was surprised to really not find much. So after a little research for ground turkey dinner ideas I came up with this. A quick and healthy weeknight meal, this ground turkey recipe is something my family adores. It’s super-simple to throw together and is a healthy, wholesome way to get dinner on the table quick.

Best ground turkey recipe

Best Ground Turkey Recipe

Not sure how to cook ground turkey? This is the best ground turkey recipe with simple and fresh ingredients that will help you break out of your dinner rut tonight.

Easy Ground Turkey Recipe

With this easy ground turkey recipe, you can have dinner on the table in 25 minutes flat. It’s easy to make your way too, serving it as you wish to get the family engaged in a healthy meal.

Ground turkey ingredients

Homemade Ground Turkey Ingredients

  • Ground turkey – Grab a pound of it.
  • Chopped veggies – Yellow onion, scallions, and red bell peppers add more colors and flavor.
  • Garlic – Mince it for that lovely pungent flavor for any ground turkey meals.
  • Chili powder – An excellent ground turkey seasoning that gives this dish a nice kick without being too hot.
  • Cilantro – Finishes off the flavor beautifully.

Easy ground turkey recipe

How do you Make Ground Turkey from Scratch

You’ll heat olive oil in a skillet then add the chopped onions and peppers. After that, the garlic goes in. Move those things to the edge and add more oil before adding the ground turkey in. Add the chili powder, brown the turkey, and mix the veggies in with it. Once it’s cooked through, add the cilantro.


Talk turkey to me.

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Ground Turkey Every Time

  • Choose quality ground turkey. Avoid any that has fillers and it will make your ground turkey recipes taste so much better.
  • Make sure it’s cooked through. Cooking ground turkey should take about 15 minutes and have a nice even brown hue with no pink.
  • Feel free to add more spice. I love this dish because you can customize the spice. I’ll take some out of the pan for the kids first and then I’ll add more chili powder for my husband and me.

How to Cook Ground Turkey

Ground turkey is the best cooked on the stovetop. This recipe is almost like a ground turkey stir fry. When you cook aromatic veggies with it, it gives it plenty of flavor. And because ground turkey is so good for you, you’ll have a delicious and nutritious low carb meal everyone will love!

How do you make ground turkey from scratch

Do you Season ground turkey before cooking?

Yes, you season it first as it goes in the pan. The salt, pepper, and chili powder will give it flavor along with the fresh veggies in this recipe. 

How do you make ground turkey tender?

The key is not to cook it too long while cooking it through. At 15 minutes, it should be just right without drying out.

How to cook ground turkey

Does ground turkey cook faster than hamburger?

Ground turkey and ground beef cook about the same in time. However, turkey tends to dry out faster so you might think it’s ready first. You can use a thermometer to help you keep the turkey temperature at 165F.

Why is ground turkey better for you than ground beef?

Because ground turkey has lower saturated fat content than beef, it is a better choice for your health. This is especially true if you’re trying to take care of your heart.

What can I add to ground turkey for flavor?

In this recipe, you’ll be adding onions, scallions, bell pepper, salt, garlic, and chili powder which will give this ground turkey tons of flavor.

How do you make ground turkey tender

Do you drain ground turkey?

Because your ground turkey is so lean, there is no need to drain it. You can simply enjoy it as-is.

Can you put raw ground turkey in a slow cooker?

Yes, though you will want to be sure it cooks long enough. However, it might not have the flavor you’re hoping for if you don’t brown it first.

Do you season ground turkey before cooking

What to Serve with Ground Turkey

With many of my easy ground turkey recipes, love putting out fresh Romaine leaves to wrap them in. I also serve rice and we like to wrap our ground turkey with the rice into the lettuce. You can use this to make a bowl too, another great way to use up any leftovers. Most ground turkey recipes can be swapped for ground beef, chicken, or pork.

What can you do with Ground Turkey?

Ground turkey is a healthy option that is very versatile. Here are some other great ways to use lean ground turkey to make some of the best ground turkey recipes you’ve ever had:

  • One of my favorites a healthy taco recipe using ground turkey, cheese, tomatoes, and beans!
  • Turkey meatloaf
  • Turkey meatballs and broccoli pasta
  • Turkey chili
  • Turkey and kale soup with carrots
  • Turkey lettuce wrap
  • Turkey burger patties
  • Spicy turkey sausage

Homemade ground turkey recipe

How to Store Ground Turkey

Lean ground turkey shouldn’t be kept more than a day or two before cooking. After that, any leftovers should be refrigerated or frozen promptly.

How Long Does Ground Turkey Last?

Ground turkey will last about 3 to 4 days after cooking it. Make sure you keep it in an airtight container. And if you can’t finish it, there’s always the freezer!

Can You Freeze Ground Turkey?

You bet you can freeze it! Ground turkey is good for about 3 to 4 months in the freezer without compromising the flavor.

How to Reheat Ground Turkey?

Reheating ground turkey is easy on your stovetop. Just heat it up until it’s warmed through. Adding a little broth or water helps keep it from drying out.

Homemade Ground Turkey Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 284
This healthy ground turkey recipe is easy, fast, and delicious. Ground turkey is often overlooked but this easy recipe is something I make all the time. It only takes one pan and you can serve it over your favorite steamed rice for a well balanced healthy meal!


  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (separated)
  • 1 cup yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup scallions (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp cilantro (chopped)


  • Heat two tablespoons of the olive oil in a large pan or skillet on medium high heat. Add in the chopped onions and peppers and cook until softened. Once softened, add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Then, push the vegetables to the edge of the pan and add the remaining oil to coat the empty part of the pan. Place chunks of the ground turkey in the pan and then sprinkle salt with chili powder and brown. Once the turkey is cooked through, stir in the onions and peppers and add more salt and chili powder to taste and remove from heat. Sprinkle with freshly chopped cilantro and serve immediately.
Calories: 284kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1225IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

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Deviled eggs are a classic holiday appetizer, but don’t let that limit you to making them any time the mood strikes. This delicious snack can be made quickly and easily anytime. There are so many different deviled egg recipes, but my family loves this classic deviled egg recipe, made so simply and healthfully that you’ll have a hard time believing they only have 6 ingredients.

Best deviled egg recipe

Best Deviled Eggs Recipe

Why over-complicate things? When I see deviled eggs with tons of ingredients added in, I have to wonder why that’s even necessary. Seriously, fresh eggs need very little to make them stand out. Perfectly hard boiling your eggs will be what gives them the best taste.

Deviled egg ingredients

Homemade Deviled Eggs Ingredients

  • Eggs – Buy them fresh and you’ll see the difference.
  • Mayonnaise – Gives the egg yolk filling a creamy texture.
  • Dijon mustard – Adds that extra element to your filling.
  • Smoked paprika – It really brings out the flavor of the yolks.
  • Salt and pepper – Sprinkle it to taste.
  • *Fun deviled egg toppings – if you’re a bacon lover like me, feel free to sprinkle on some bacon bits as a topping. I love deviled eggs with bacon! And if you like spice, you can sprinkle crushed red pepper flakes for spicy deviled eggs.

Easy deviled egg recipe

Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe

Making deviled eggs only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. The trick is hard-boiling your eggs the right way. You can see my post on how to make the PERFECT hard boiled eggs. From there, making deviled eggs is so easy!

If they’re scrambled I can only eat two eggs. If they’re deviled I can eat 20!

How do you make deviled eggs from scratch

How do you Make Deviled Eggs from Scratch

You will first hard boil your eggs in a single layer at the bottom of a saucepan and then put them in a cold water bath. After they cool, slice them lengthwise, pull out the yolks, and put them in a small bowl. Mix them with the other ingredients and stir until it has a smooth and creamy texture. Then spoon your egg yolk mixture into the egg white halves. Adding paprika on top makes a perfect garnish!

What to serve with deviled eggs

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Classic Deviled Eggs Every Time

  • Know how to hard boil eggs. Again, this is the secret to the best deviled eggs.
  • Use that ice bath. It’s not just about cooling the eggs to the touch but also stopping them from cooking more when they’re finished. This keeps the yolks bright yellow.
  • Don’t overthink it. Classic deviled eggs without vinegar taste best when you keep things simple. The freshness of your eggs will shine through in every bite!

How to Cook Deviled Eggs

Cooking simple deviled eggs begins on the stovetop when you hard boil them. Once they’re finished, it’s all about making that filling and chilling them until it’s time to serve them.

How to store deviled eggs

Why do you put vinegar in deviled eggs?

Some people put vinegar in deviled eggs to keep the yolks bright. However, if you follow my method for making perfect hard boiled eggs every time, you won’t need it.

Why are my boiled eggs hard to peel?

You didn’t use an ice bath. This not only stops the eggs from cooking past their prime but also makes it super-simple to peel away the shell without messing up the whites.

What can I use instead of mustard in deviled eggs

What can I use instead of mustard in deviled eggs?

If you want to replace the tang of Dijon, you can use horseradish, though is will change the texture. If you simply hate mustard and want something else, go with vinegar.

How far in advance can you make deviled eggs?

You can go ahead and prep deviled eggs about 2 days in advance, but not more than that. Keep the yolk filling separate during that time and when ready to serve, assemble them.

Can deviled eggs be made a day ahead of time

Do you eat deviled eggs hot or cold?

Eat them cold. Deviled eggs are the perfect cold appetizer to serve with any meal. They look elegant but they’re very easy, not to mention, delicious!

What to Serve with Deviled Eggs

Well, you can’t go wrong with a roast, steak, or any holiday meal. Even alongside meatloaf, deviled eggs are a wonderful pairing!

How do you thicken deviled egg filling

How to Store Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs must be refrigerated in an airtight container. Don’t leave them out longer than needed for everyone to help themselves to a serving.

How Long Do Deviled Eggs Last?

Unfortunately, deviled eggs don’t last long. You’ve got about 2 days to eat them all up before they go bad.

Do you eat deviled eggs hot or cold

Can You Freeze Deviled Eggs?

I don’t recommend freezing deviled eggs. While the yolk mixture can freeze fairly well, hard-boiled egg whites turn out rubbery when you freeze and thaw them. It seems silly to go to that trouble to not even be able to use the egg whites.

How to Thaw Deviled Eggs?

Again, I don’t recommend this but if you do, you should let them thaw in your fridge overnight.

Deviled Egg Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 86
If you've never made a deviled egg recipe you are in for a real treat! Deviled eggs take a hard boiled up several levels. In this recipe, you will learn how to make deviled eggs with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and smoked paprika!


  • 7 large eggs
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • smoked paprika (to taste)


  • Gently place eggs in a single layer in the bottom of a pot so they do not crack. Make sure the eggs are submerged in water and hard boil them for about 10-12 minutes. Once done, remove from heat and and allow to cool in an ice water bath. Once cooled, peel the eggs and slice them in half lengthwise. Remove the yolk from each egg and place in a small bowl. Mash the egg yolks with a fork and then add the mayo, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir until smooth. Use a spoon (or piping bag) to add a portion of the mixture back into the cavity of each egg white. Garnish with extra paprika.
Calories: 86kcal
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American


Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

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Apple crisp is one of those desserts that leaves your house smelling like apples, cinnamon, and sugar but without the hassle of making a pie. You don’t need to wait for a special occasion to treat your family either. It’s a surefire crowd-pleaser though so anytime you have company coming, make this apple crisp recipe. Or do what I do and surprise your husband and kids!

Best apple crisp recipe

Best Apple Crisp Recipe

The best apple crisp recipe keeps it simple with fresh ingredients and pantry staples to turn out an epic dessert that everyone gobbles up. Don’t forget vanilla ice cream to top it off with!

Apple crisp ingredients

Homemade Apple Crisp Ingredients

  • Apples – Granny Smooth apples are the best for an apple crisp! …and one of the best apples for baking in general
  • Old fashioned oats – This is for your apple crisp topping and a staple for any apple crisp recipe with oats.
  • All-purpose flour and baking powder – The other essentials to make your topping.
  • Unsalted butter – You want to dice it into cubes to make the topping the right way.
  • Cinnamon – It’s the flavor every apple crisp with oats needs.
  • Sugar – you’ll need both dark brown and light brown sugars in this recipe.
  • Lemon juice – Keeps your apples from turning brown and ugly.
  • Vanilla extract – For the perfect way contrast of sweetness.

Easy apple crisp recipe

Easy Apple Crisp Recipe

Apple crisp only looks like it has a lot of ingredients for the topping and filling. Much of it is the same stuff, so make sure you measure it first and it will keep you from feeling bogged down. In just 30 minutes, you can have this prepped and ready to bake.

How do you make apple crisp from scratch

How do you Make Apple Crisp from Scratch

You’ll preheat your oven and make the topping in a small bowl with the dry ingredients first. Then you’ll add the butter and mix it with your fingers until it makes a crumbly texture. Chill it while you make the filling. When the filling is ready, you’ll pour it over the apples and then pour all that into your greased baking dish. Then you’ll add the topping in an even layer. Bake for about 35 minutes and let it cool just a little before serving it.

How long to bake apple crisp

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Apple Crisp Every Time

  • Choose good apples for baking. Granny Smith are among the best but Honeycrisp, Braeburn, or Jonagold will also work well as cooking apples.
  • No time to deal with peeling apples? You can use canned pie filling though it won’t be quite as good.
  • You can make this apple crisp with oatmeal gluten free by replacing the flour and baking powder with gluten-free versions. Also, make sure to buy gluten-free oats.

What to serve with apple crisp

What apples are best for apple crisp?

Granny Smith apples are the best apples for apple crisp, and for baking, period. But if you can’t find those, Braeburn, Jonagold, or Honeycrisp will also work nicely.

How long does apple crisp last

Life was easier when apple and blackberry were just fruits.

What apples are best for apple crisp

Why is Apple Crisp not crispy?

Don’t forget to evenly distribute the butter with the topping. That melted butter helps crisp everything up on top for the perfect texture and flavor!

Why is my apple crisp runny

Why is my apple crisp watery?

You need to use flour and baking powder to help turn the juices from the apples into a thickened sauce. By following this recipe, you’ll avoid having a runny apple crisp.

What is the difference between apple crisp and apple brown betty

What is the difference between apple crisp and apple brown betty?

These two desserts are very much alike. But the difference is in that an apple crisp contains oats in the topping while an apple brown betty does not.

How do you know if apple crisp is done

How Long to Bake Apple Crisp

Apple crisp recipe with oats and melted butter should bake for 35 minutes at 375F. It should be bubbly and the apples should be fork-tender.

How do you know if Apple Crisp is done?

The fruit filling will be bubbly and topping will be brown and crisp when your apple crisp is done.

Does apple crisp need to be refrigerated

What to Serve with Apple Crisp

Vanilla ice cream is my family’s favorite way to have apple crisp. I also love using hot caramel sauce on top. Whipped cream is another way to do it. And if you really want to indulge, use all three!

Why is apple crisp not crispy

How to Store Apple Crisp

You’ll want to cover your apple crisp well and put it in the fridge once everyone is full. This will keep it fresh.

Does Apple Crisp need to be refrigerated?

Yes, it does. While you should let it cool slightly before serving (no more than 10 minutes), after everyone is finished enjoying it, wrap it up and put it away.

Old fashioned apple crisp recipe

How Long Does Apple Crisp Last?

In the fridge, apple crisp with oat topping will last for about a week. I wouldn’t know though since we’ve never had any stick around longer than 3 days.

Simple apple crisp recipe for family

Can You Freeze Apple Crisp?

Believe it or not, you can freeze apple crisp. It’s your choice to do so either before or after you bake it. It will last about 2 to 3 months.

How to Reheat Apple Crisp?

Let your apple crisp thaw in the fridge the night before. Then heat it in the oven on a low temperature until it’s warm.

Classic Apple Crisp Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 340
This easy old fashioned Apple Crisp recipe is is the perfect fall holiday desert! My family LOVES this recipe and begs me to make it every season. The sweetness from the apples and sugar balanced with the crispy buttery oats is absolutely delicious!


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (diced into cubes)

Apple Crisp Filling

  • 2 lbs Granny Smith apples (peeled, cored, and sliced about 1/8-inch)
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat your oven to 375F and grease an 8x8 baking pan. First, make the topping. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Then, add in the diced butters and using your fingers, mix the butter in until becomes crumbly. Chill in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter and flour, then add in the water, lemon juice, and vanilla. Stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, and pinch of salt. Pour the butter mixture over the apples, tossing to evenly coat. Once evenly coated, pour the apple mixture into a prepared baking dish, spreading in an even layer. Sprinkle the topping in an even layer over the apples.
  • Bake at 375F for about 35 minutes or until the apples are fork tender. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Calories: 340kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 592IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg

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When it comes to crispy fried foods, tartar sauce is the perfect accentuation. If you want to recreate those signature fast food fried fish sandwiches, it’s a must. But who knows what those weird artificial ingredients are in the store-bought versions? Make this homemade tartar sauce recipe for more flavor and better health for your happy family!

Best tartar sauce recipe

Best Tartar Sauce Recipe

Creamy and tangy, tartar sauce makes a great dip for all kinds of goodies. Once I figured out how to make an old fashioned tartar sauce recipe myself, I’ve never bought it from the condiment aisle ever again and now neither will you!

Easy Tartar Sauce Recipe

This easy tartar sauce recipe takes only 5 minutes to make! From there, you can use it on so many wonderful things. Make a big batch or keep it small to keep it fresh if you’re not going to use it that often.

Ingredients for making tartar sauce

Homemade Tartar Sauce Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise – the creamy base you start with.
  • Sweet relish – to give it a slight sweetness with crispy chunks. You can also substitute dill pickles if you do not have sweet relish.
  • Capers – ah, the savory element is all here.
  • Lemon juice – use fresh to add that tang.
  • Worcestershire sauce – a key element in rounding out the rest of the flavors.

Easy tartar sauce recipe

How do you Make Tartar Sauce?

Simply round up all the ingredients and mix them together. Add salt and pepper to taste and you’re ready to serve your homemade tartar sauce.

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What to serve with tartar sauce

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe

  • Choose quality ingredients. Always!
  • Don’t skip the lemon. It adds that tang that cuts up the creaminess of the mayo.
  • Use both the sweet relish and the capers. This balances the flavor between sweet and savory so neither is too cloying. Making a tartar sauce recipe with capers really takes it to the next level!

Is tartar sauce made with cream of tartar?

Some recipes do use cream of tartar to make tartar sauce. This recipe does not include it as an ingredient. It is not a mandatory requirement of making tartar sauce to include cream of tartar.

What to Serve with Tartar Sauce

Fried foods go great with tartar sauce, especially seafood. Fried fish, clam strips, shrimp, crab cakes and fish sticks. Even a grilled fish sandwich is a match with tartar sauce. Hushpuppies and fries are fun to dip in this sauce too.

Is tartar sauce made with cream of tartar

How to Store Tartar Sauce

Since it contains mayonnaise, tartar sauce must go in the refrigerator. If you’re serving it at a gathering, only portion out a small bit and refill as needed to keep it from spoiling.

How Long Does Tartar Sauce Last?

When you put it in an airtight container, your tartar sauce will last up to 2 weeks. If you’re making it for an event, make it the day before so all the flavors have a chance to meld.

Can You Freeze Tartar Sauce?

Tartar sauce isn’t the best item to freeze because of the mayonnaise. It will separate some.

How to Thaw Frozen Tartar Sauce?

It’s not recommended you freeze it in the first place. If you do go against the grain, freeze the other ingredients sans mayo, then thaw them in the fridge. Once thawed, you can add in mayonnaise.

Easy Classic Tartar Sauce Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 34
This homemade easy tartar sauce recipe is simple to make and is so much better than store bought. Its creamy, delicious and goes well with a variety of seafood dishes!


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp sweet relish
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Stir all ingredients in a small bowl until thoroughly combined. Add the salt and pepper to taste.
Calories: 34kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American


Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 264mg | Potassium: 5mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Iron: 1mg

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Roasted potatoes are a wonderful side dish that keeps everyone coming back for more. In my house, when my husband and kids find out I’m serving this oven roasted potatoes recipe with dinner, they rush to the table as fast as they can. Easy, delicious, and nutritious, it comes together quick for an elegant meal any time.

Best roasted potatoes recipe

Best Roasted Potatoes Recipe

Once upon a time, I used to buy those processed kid food. You know the ones. They promised delicious sides in no time. They have all kinds, including ones with potatoes. And then, I found out what was in them and needless to say, I found it was not only healthier but also tastier to make red potato recipes with ones I got from the produce department. This garlic roasted potatoes recipe ensures you’ve got tender, flavorful roasted red potatoes to go with your best meals.

Ingredients for making roasted potatoes

Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes Ingredients

  • Red potatoes – you could use any potatoes, but with the red ones, you don’t need to worry about peeling. You can also substitute Yukon gold potatoes or russet potatoes if you do not have red potatoes.
  • Garlic – mince your own for the best taste.
  • Olive oil – a healthy fat to help the potatoes roast.
  • Seasonings – a bit of Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, sea salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika is all you need to give these potatoes zing. If you do not have Italian seasoning you can simply use parsley, thyme, or other fresh herbs for your roast potato seasoning that will add a simple and delicious flavor.

Easy roasted potatoes recipe

Easy Roasted Potatoes Recipe

While this roasted red potatoes recipe does require planning a short time ahead, the steps are incredibly easy. Plus, it only takes 8 ingredients to make a side dish that will have everyone licking their plates.

This is deep…everything in the world is either a potato or not a potato.

How do you Make Roasted Potatoes from Scratch?

It’s so simple to make a delicious crispy oven potatoes side dish. You’ll chop the potatoes up, soak them in cold water, drain and dry them, and then coat them with the olive oil, garlic, and seasonings. Once that’s done, bake them for 35 minutes while you get the rest of dinner together.

How do you make roasted potatoes from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Roasted Potatoes Every Time

  • Soak those potatoes first. You don’t HAVE TO, but I can assure you that by soaking potatoes first , you will get perfectly crispy, roasted potatoes just like at your favorite restaurant.
  • Make sure you drain and dry them well. For the soaking to have the desired effect of removing excess starch, you must drain them and dry them off after soaking.
  • Try a salad spinner. I used mine to help dry off the potatoes in record time!

How do you make roast potatoes crispy

How to Cook Roasted Potatoes

The best roast potatoes are made by cooking potatoes in the oven. You will want to give them a soaking before you begin roasting. After that, it’s very quick to make! Pan posted potatoes are also good but an oven roasted potatoes recipe is easier with less mess.

Which potato is best for roasting?

Red potatoes are the best because they are easier to prepare and cut. There’s no need to peel them either. However, I also like making roasted small potatoes.

Should potatoes be soaked before roasting?

Yes. You can skip this step but your oven roasted red potatoes will not get as crispy as they would with the soaking.

Should potatoes be soaked before roasting

How do you make roast potatoes crispy?

The secret is soaking the potatoes for an hour before roasting. This draws out the starches to make them nice and crispy.

Why won’t my roast potatoes go crispy?

You are not soaking your potatoes. A cold water soak an hour prior to cooking is what helps them get crispy.

Why are my roast potatoes soggy?

You likely didn’t drain and dry them enough. After soaking, you must make sure to remove excess water so they will get that crisp texture you want.

How Long to Bake Roasted Potatoes

It will take 35 minutes in your oven at 400F to roast potatoes properly.

What to Serve with Roasted Potatoes

Oh, the possibilities! Roasted chicken, ham, steak, pork tenderloin, lamb chops, or even baked fish are all stellar main dishes to serve with your crispy oven roasted potatoes.

Which potato is best for roasting

How to Store Roasted Potatoes

Roasted baby red potatoes need to be refrigerated after you’re done serving them. Cooked potatoes cannot be left out on the countertop all night.

How Long Do Roasted Potatoes Last?

In an airtight container, you can enjoy those herb roasted potatoes for between 3 and 5 days.

Can You Freeze Roasted Potatoes?

Absolutely! You get more life out of them too so if everyone is all potato-ed out, you can put them in the freezer. Properly wrapped or encased in an airtight container, they will last for as long as a year.

How to Reheat Roasted Potatoes?

Thaw in the fridge overnight first, then bake until hot and crispy. You can also zap them in the microwave but they lose their lovely texture that way.

Roasted Potatoes Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 169
This oven roasted potatoes recipe is perfect if you like your potatoes crispy on the outside and light an fluffy on the inside. This super easy side dish goes great with almost any meal and comes out perfect every time!


  • 2 lbs red potatoes (chopped)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning


  • Preheat your oven to 400F. While the oven preheats, cut the potatoes into 1 inch cubes and allow to soak in cold water for about an hour.
  • Drain and dry the potatoes, then toss in the olive oil and seasoning. Bake for about 35 minutes on a baking sheet or pan until browned and fork tender.
Calories: 169kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 809mg | Potassium: 734mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 302IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg

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You don’t need to wait for a holiday to make this green bean casserole recipe. In fact, it’s easy enough to make for any dinner. Let it be Christmas in July or a Sunday dinner on a Monday night. It’s the family favorite recipe the whole family loves every time!

Best green bean casserole recipe

Best Green Bean Casserole Recipe

This is the best green bean casserole recipe that makes those family-style flavors so perfectly. It’s the perfect green bean recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday and is delicious every single time!

Easy Green Bean Casserole Recipe

It’s funny because I used to think green bean casserole was such a hard dish since it was always in my mom and grandma’s holiday lineups. But it takes only 8 ingredients and 35 minutes from start to finish so you can make this any time.

Ingredients for making green bean casserole

Homemade Green Bean Casserole Ingredients

  • Green beans – use canned for a softer texture or fresh green beans (boil first) for a firm texture. I prefer canned for this recipe.
  • Mushroom soup – making the whole campbells green bean casserole with their cream of mushroom soup works great but…
  • Heavy cream – if you mix it together with heavy cream, it takes it to a whole new level of creamy deliciousness. Its almost like a creamy mushroom sauce!
  • Crispy onions – you’ll add these french fried onions in the casserole and on top for plenty of texture and flavor. Fried onions are the best option here but if you must, you can substitute panko or breadcrumbs.
  • Cheddar cheese – who can resist more cheese? I’ve also done a blend of half cheddar half Parmesan cheese that was delicious.
  • Seasonings – smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper give this a more refined taste. A dash of garlic or celery salt can also add a good flavor.

Easy green bean casserole recipe

How do you Make Green Bean Casserole from Scratch?

Used to plain old Frenchs green bean casserole? Well this recipe is head and shoulders above and really couldn’t be easier! You’ll start by mixing the cream of mushroom soup with the heavy cream. Then you’ll add in the drained green beans, seasonings, and crispy onions. You’ll top it off with a layer of the cheese and then more crispy onions, bake, and then serve.

Lean, mean, green bean casserole machine.

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Green Bean Casserole Every Time

  • Use heavy cream. The cream of mushroom soup isn’t enough to make it as rich as you’d like. With heavy cream, everyone will want to know why your greenbean casserole recipe is so incredible.
  • Dislike mushrooms? You can use a different cream soup. Again, don’t skip the heavy cream though!
  • You can make it ahead so you can just bake it the day you plan to serve it. Leave the crispy onions out of it though until you’re ready to bake or they’ll get soggy and gross.

How do you make green bean casserole

How to Cook Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole bakes in the oven. Once you have it assembled, you’ll pop it in the oven and soon smell deliciousness throughout your home!

What can I use instead of cream of mushroom soup in green bean casserole?

You can use any can of creamy soup, like cream of celery for example. You can also make your own creamy soup for casserole mixes with 2 tablespoons of butter, 3 tablespoons of flour, a half-cup of chicken broth, and half-cup of milk with salt and pepper to taste. Make a roux with the butter and flour, then slowly add in the broth, followed by the milk.

Why is my green bean casserole runny?

If you don’t use the right ingredients, you may find yourself with a runny green bean casserole. Follow this recipe and you should see complete success!

How do I make green bean casserole thicker?

Add a cornstarch and water slurry, slowly stirring it in until it gets to your desired thickness.

How to cook green bean casserole

How long do you cook green bean casserole for in the oven?

It takes about 30 minutes to bake a green bean casserole at 350F. Set your timer and take a peek. If it’s bubbly and hot, it’s ready!

Can you prep green bean casserole ahead?

You can make it up to 48 hours in advance. Just keep the crispy onions out until you’re ready to bake it or they will get soggy. If you’re making large batch, you an prep it a large bowl or large pot and then bake in batches when ready.

What to Serve with Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole goes with traditional dinner items like roast chicken, turkey, beef, or pork. You can serve other sides with it too like mac n’ cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, cauliflower or broccoli with cheese, sauteed spinach, a green salad, and fresh-baked dinner rolls.

What can I use instead of cream of mushroom soup in green bean casserole

How to Store Green Bean Casserole

Because of the heavy cream and cheese, once you’re done serving it and it has cooled, you must put green bean casserole in the fridge.

How Long Does Green Bean Casserole Last?

In your fridge, green bean casserole will be good for 3 to 5 days.

Can You Freeze Green Bean Casserole?

You bet you can freeze it! Make sure you use an airtight container and you can keep it for 10 to 12 months.

How to Reheat Green Bean Casserole?

If it’s frozen, allow it to thaw in your fridge overnight. There’s no super-speedy way to reheat it as the oven is best. You’ll want to preheat to 350F and then bake it covered with foil for 45 minutes until it’s hot.

Classic Green Bean Casserole

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 208
This classic green bean casserole recipe makes the perfect side dish for a group of people. The textures and flavor of this recipe are what make it truly stand out. Soft tender green beans with crispy onions in a hot creamy sauce. My family loves it around the holiday!


  • 2 10.5oz cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/4 cup crispy fried onions
  • 3 14.5oz cans green beans (drain)
  • 1 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large casserole baking dish or oven skillet, stir together the cream of mushroom soup and heavy cream. Then, add in the green beans, 1/4 cup crispy onions, and spices to the cream mixture. Sprinkle a top layer of cheddar cheese and and the remaining crispy fried onions and bake at 350F for about 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve immediately.
Calories: 208kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 35mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 547IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1mg

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Crab cakes are one of my favorite things to eat when we go out for seafood. But they can be so expensive and you only get a couple of them. With this crab cake recipe, you get that delightful seafood restaurant flavor and more for your money. Maryland is famous for their Chesapeake Bay blue crabs and their deliciously unique style of crab cakes. These make a great meal or an appetizer to serve up to your favorite guests.

Best crab cake recipe

Best Crab Cake Recipe

With fresh ingredients, this is no doubt the best crab cake recipe. It’s perfect for a special occasion yet easy enough to make even for beginners.

Ingredients for making crab cakes

Homemade Crab Cake Ingredients

  • Crab meat – when it comes to crab meat recipes, you can’t have crab cakes without it (please use real crab meat and not the imitation stuff). There are different types of crabmeat of which many will work perfectly for baked crab cakes although one of my favorites is jumbo lump crab meat when making homemade crab cakes.
  • Bread crumbs – this makes the basis of the cake (you can substitute panko here).
  • Binding ingredients – egg, melted butter, mayo, Worcestershire, and Dijon all work together to add flavor and bind your maryland crab cakes together.
  • Old bay seasoning – adds that distinctive crab cake taste.
  • Lemon juice – seafood is harmonious with a hint of citrus.

Easy crab cake recipe

Easy Crab Cake Recipe

There’s only a few steps to making this easy crab cake recipe. While it does take time, most of that is waiting for it to chill long enough in the fridge. Just 11 ingredients and easy steps make this recipe hard to beat!

You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.

How do you make crab cakes from scratch

How do you Make Crab Cakes from Scratch?

A simple crab cake recipe is easier than you think! You’ll combine everything together, refrigerate it, then put it on a baking sheet and bake. There’s nothing else to it.

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Crab Cake Every Time

  • Go for quality with that crab meat. It’s worth it!
  • Don’t overmix it or you’ll bust up the crab meat lumps.
  • Make sure you take the time to chill it. Otherwise it won’t retain its shape when you bake it and will fall apart.
  • Use a measuring cup to scoop the mixture into crab cakes. This makes them all the same size and they’ll all bake evenly.

How to cook crab cakes

Can I use claw meat for crab cakes?

Yes, some people even prefer it since claw meat is very flavorful. It’s a cheaper option so if you’re on a budget, go for claw meat, but please never use imitation crab in your crab cakes.

Is it better to fry or bake crab cakes?

Baking is so much better for a lump crab cake recipe. For starters, you’re not using all that oil. Plus, it gives you that nice crispy exterior with less work for you!

How do you keep crab cakes from falling apart?

The secret to keeping jumbo lump crab cakes together is refrigerating the mixture first. This helps it bind together and prevents it from crumbling.

How long to bake crab cakes

How to Cook Crab Cakes

This baked crab cake recipe lets your oven do the cooking, assuring a perfect texture and finish every time!

How Long to Bake Crab Cakes

Once your old bay crab cake recipe is ready to cook after chilling, it will take about 12 minutes of baking time to bake your crab cake.

How do you keep crab cakes form falling apart

What to Serve with Crab Cakes

There are a few different types of crab cake sauce that all work well. You can serve crab cakes with remoulade sauce, tartar sauce, hot sauce, or cocktail sauce, especially if you’re serving it as an appetizer. It also works as a meal with perhaps a nice gazpacho served prior to it. Alongside it on the dinner table, oven roasted veggies, herb-roasted potatoes, and fresh green salad will all go beautifully. Crusty bread or rice can be a nice carb to serve with it too. Don’t forget your lemon wedge slice!

What goes well with crab cakes for dinner?

Crab cakes make a great dinner with sides of roasted veggies, sauteed green veggies, a salad, rice, or crusty bread. A soup like gazpacho is a great opener to a meal of crab cakes too.

Homemade Maryland style crab cakes

How to Store Crab Cake

Wrap them well and store them in your fridge. They will taste the best when they are fresh.

How Long Does Crab Cake Last?

In your fridge, you can keep crab cakes for 3 to 5 days. After that, you’ll want to freeze them.

Can You Freeze Crab Cake?

Yes, and I love this trick because I will often make extras to freeze for use at another time to make dinner simple. Wrapped well, they will keep for up to 1 month.

How to Reheat Crab Cakes?

If frozen, thaw them in your fridge overnight first in a small bowl. From there, you can bake them at 325F for 10 to 15 minutes.

Classic Maryland Crab Cake Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 14 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 272
This Classic Maryland Crab Cake recipe uses less filler and quality ingredients to make one of the most delicious crab cakes you've ever tasted with a tender and juicy texture packed with flavor! Serve with my very own tartar sauce recipe for the perfect flavor balance.


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp butter (melted, unsalted)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 lb crab meat
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, mayonnaise, parsley, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay, lemon juice, melted butter and salt. Add in the crab meat and bread crumbs and use a rubber spatula to fold everything together.
  • Then, cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425F and line a baking sheet or pan with aluminum foil. With a 1/2 cup measuring cup, portion the crab cake mixture into patties or balls on the baking sheet, making sure not to flatten. Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Squeeze on fresh lemon juice and then serve.
Calories: 272kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 1431mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 273IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 3mg

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“Oh fudge.” My favorite line from A Christmas Story. Also, what I said to myself when I realized that I hadn’t made fudge in a while. The kids reminded me and so we whipped up a batch together. It’s dangerously good and because it’s so easy, perhaps even more dangerous. No need for a lot of fuss, but if you want fudge to indulge with or to make as gifts for someone sweet, this old fashioned fudge recipe has your back!

Best fudge recipe

Best Fudge Recipe

What makes the best fudge recipe? I’d say that rich, chocolate fudge texture and taking barely any hands-on time to make. This one tops it off with nuts, but if you have nut allergies (or just don’t want them in your fudge) you can leave them off.

Ingredients for making fudge

Chocolate Fudge Ingredients

  • Chocolate chips – semi-sweet gives just the right amount of chocolaty goodness. An absolute must when making the best chocolate fudge recipe.
  • Sweetened condensed milk – adds a creaminess to your chocolate fudge recipe and gets it to that right texture. Sweetened condensed milk fudge is the classic type of fudge we all know and love.
  • Butter – helps form the bonds of fudge and create a cream-y texture.
  • Vanilla extract – adds depth to the sweetness with vanilla contrast.
  • Chopped nuts – pecans and walnuts are added at the end (though they can be omitted if you’d prefer).

Easy fudge recipe

Easy Fudge Recipe

This easy fudge recipe with condensed milk is super fun to make with the kids. The only hard part about making a homemade fudge recipe is waiting for it to set. It takes only a few minutes to make. After pouring it though, you have to remain patient until it is fully chilled.

Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts.

How do you make fudge from scratch

How do you Make Old Fashioned Fudge from Scratch?

In a traditional fudge recipe, you simply melt the ingredients together on the stove top until they get the right smooth texture, then pour into a lined and prepared baking sheet. Add the nuts if you desire. Pop it in the fridge to chill and then remove the aluminum foil for easy cutting. That’s all there is to it!

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Fudge Every Time

  • Choose the right butter – You can use salted or unsalted butter, though using salted gives it a bit of contrast, like salted caramel. If you’d prefer to enjoy the richness of chocolate, choose unsalted butter.
  • Don’t over-stir the fudge. While you want to keep stirring while the chocolate chips melt, it’s overkill after that. When making a simple fudge recipe you don’t need to over stir it.
  • Slick trick – You can spray the aluminum foil with cooking spray for easy chocolate fudge removal. This way, you can be sure no fudge gets stuck on there.

What is the secret to making fudge

What is the secret to making fudge?

A heavy bottom pan always helps in evenly heating your fudge ingredients. Also, be sure to use real vanilla extract. It’s far superior to imitation.

Could I use evaporated milk rather than condensed milk for fudge?

No, that is not recommended. Evaporated milk and condensed milk are two very different products so make sure you use the sweetened condensed milk in your fudge.

How long should you beat fudge?

Only stir your fudge enough while the chocolate chips are melting to keep it from sticking and burning on your pan. Once it becomes a smooth and melted mixture, it’s time to stop.

Can I use evaporated milk instead of condensed milk for fudge

How Long Do I Boil Fudge?

It will take roughly 10 minutes to melt the ingredients on your stove top. Look for the chocolate chips to completely melt and become smooth before removing from the heat.

Can I bake fudge that didn’t set?

No, you’ll need to heat the mixture back over the stove top once again to get it right. If you keep having trouble, a candy thermometer can help. You can also check that it’s ready by seeing if it forms a soft ball when you put a drop of it in cold water.

What to Serve with Fudge

We love fudge all on its own, though you can serve it with fresh berries and other fruits to balance out the chocolate flavors. Strawberries and raspberries definitely go best, but choose what’s seasonal and fresh. The kids love marshmallows on their fudge. Another perfect partner? Wine! A nice Syrah or a ruby port should do the trick.

Can I bake fudge that didn't set

How to Store Fudge

Fudge can be kept out on the counter as long as it is contained in an airtight container. If you’d prefer it chilled, you can keep it in the fridge too. That’s up to you!

How Long Does Homemade Fudge Last?

You can keep fudge for about 2 to 3 weeks in the fridge. If you’re keeping it on the counter, assuming it’s contained properly, you can keep enjoying it for a week to 2 weeks.

Homemade fudge recipe

Can You Freeze Fudge?

Yes, frozen fudge is amazing because you can enjoy it now with a frozen texture as needed or save it to enjoy at a later date. It helps to wrap it up in pieces so it’s easier to eat. You can keep it this way in a freezer safe bag or bowl for up to 3 months.

How to Thaw Frozen Fudge

You can just let frozen fudge thaw on your counter. It’s so good cold or room temperature, it won’t matter!

The Best Classic Fudge Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 127
This holiday fudge recipe is one of the easiest to make and a family favorite! This recipe is even easy enough for the kids to help with and is very forgiving. One of my holiday staple desserts


  • 3 cups chocolate chips (semi sweet)
  • 1 14z can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)


  • Line an 8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil with overhang for easy removal.
  • In a large saucepan, add the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, butter and vanilla extract on medium heat. Stir constantly until the chocolate chips are fully melted and the mixture is smooth in texture.
  • Ladle the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread into one even layer. Top with the chopped nuts and refrigerate until fully chilled. Once the fudge is fully chilled and firm remove from the pan using the overhang, slice into pieces, and serve.
Calories: 127kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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Craving Chinese takeout? You might just be better off making it yourself. A stir fry recipe is one of the easiest things you can ever make and is one of my families favorites. And it’s likely you’ve got what you need in your kitchen to make it ready to go. Even the kids don’t fuss over this dish, eating up every last bit. Make some steamed white rice with it and it’s the perfect wholesome meal with all the goodies and none of the bad stuff!

Best stir fry recipe

Best Stir Fry Recipe

The best chicken stir fry recipe is colorful and visually appealing while brimming with a bounty of fresh ingredients. Believe it or not, it’s ready from start to finish faster than any takeout place can deliver to your door!

Ingredients to make stir fry

Homemade Stir Fry Ingredients

  • Chicken – the perfect stir fry protein (though you can omit it or sub in something else like shrimp, beef, or even tofu!). For vegetarians you can leave out the chicken and simply stir fry veggies for a simply yet delicious vegetable stir fry recipe.
  • Fresh veggies – this healthy chicken stir fry recipe makes use of plenty of fresh veggies including broccoli, red and yellow bell peppers, carrots, and sugar snap peas (or snow peas). I also love adding mushrooms and green onions to stir fry.
  • Sauce – that signature easy stir fry sauce is a combination of chicken broth, soy sauce (regular or low-sodium), oyster sauce, sesame oil, and cornstarch. You can be creative here to add sauces that are more sweet or spicy. Honey is a great addition for sweetness to any homemade stir fry sauce!
  • Red pepper flakes – an excellent stir fry seasoning that gives it a slight kick (and more or less to adjust to your level of spice).

Easy stir fry recipe

Easy Stir Fry Recipe

Yes, there are a number of ingredients in this list, but this easy stir fry recipe assures you have restaurant-quality stir fry in 20 minutes right onto your table. Make it yourself faster than you can run out to pick up your order or have it delivered.

Stir frys are a great way to introduce a vegetables to kids because they have so many bright shapes and colors.


How do you make stir fry from scratch

How do you Make Chicken Stir Fry from Scratch?

Even if you’ve never attempted stir fry before, it’s so easy. In college, my roommate and I used the stuff in the bag. Yuck! I can’t believe we ate that junk! All you do is make the stir fry sauce, cook the chicken, set it aside and cook the veggies, and then combine it all together. Chicken vegetable stir fry is best over steamed white rice so make your stove top rice or use a rice cooker while you’re getting the stir fry going to have it all finish at the same time.

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Stir Fry Every Time

  • Make sure your wok is super-hot. This is the secret to the most delicious veggie stir fry recipe and why it cooks so quickly.
  • Cook the meat in batches. Depending on the size of your wok, you may need to cook the chicken in batches to assure it gets the right attention.
  • Yes, you can use a skillet for stir fry. Just make sure it’s deep enough!
  • Don’t throw your meat in there ice cold. If you let it sit out during the prep time, that should be long enough to get the chill out of it so it cooks to perfection.

How to cook stir fry

How to Cook Stir Fry

Cooking stir fry requires either a wok or a deep skillet. While a wok is the best way, a skillet can work just as well to stir fry chicken and vegetables to perfection!

How do you make a good stir fry?

Good stir fry depends on the ingredients you use. Fresh veggies and chicken are great options to get the best taste.

How do you make good stir fry

Can you make stir fry in a frying pan?

Yes. While a wok is the traditional way, a frying pan can be used to make stir fry.

What oil should you use for stir fry?

Vegetable oil is the best oil when it comes to making stir fry.

What do you put in stir fry

What do you put in stir fry?

This recipe calls for chicken breast to be used with an array of veggies. You can swap out the chicken for another protein or make it simply a veggie stir fry.

Do you cook chicken or vegetables first in stir fry?

Typically, veggies can go into the wok or pan after cooking the meat as the protein typically takes longer to cook. It won’t take long for vegetables to become fork-tender.

Can you make stir fry in a frying pan

Can you stir fry raw chicken and vegetables together?

No, it is not recommended. Chicken needs to cook to the proper temperature. As it does, your veggies will become too soggy.

How do you stir fry vegetables without getting soggy?

Cook the chicken first, remove it, then cook the veggies and add the chicken and sauce. This prevents sogginess.

What can I add to stir fry for flavor

What can I add to stir fry for flavor?

Stir fry needs the right level of seasoning. Adding a good blend of seasonings or sauces will add great flavor to your stir fry recipe.

What to Serve with Stir Fry

Chicken stir fry with rice is always a good option. I always serve my stir fry with rice. We love how the sauce tastes all soaked into it. You can keep the sides Asian in style with dumplings or eggrolls, or even add an Asian salad with ginger dressing to boost your veggie intake. Not a fan of rice? You can also add it atop noodles to make a noodle bowl.

What vegetables to cook first in a stir fry

How to Store Stir Fry

Should any remain after your stir fry dinner, make sure you pack it up in airtight containers promptly. It will be a great lunch to take to the office the next day too!

How Long Does Stir Fry Last?

In your fridge, you can count on that stir fry lasting about 3 to 4 days. In my house, it’s gone long before then!

Homemade stir fry recipe

Can You Freeze Stir Fry?

Stir fry is great to freeze, though when I do it, I have to make a much bigger batch. I fill up freezer-safe plastic bags and lay them flat in my freezer. I don’t like to let it go for longer than a month though because it loses its flavor, but it’s a wonderful solution for meal prep.

How to Reheat Stir Fry?

Let it thaw in your fridge, then pour it into a skillet on the stove and heat through!

Easy Stir Fry Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 335
This delicious easy stir fry recipe is packed with fresh ingredients and a tasty homemade stir fry sauce that has an outstanding flavor. Stir fry is fast and easy to make at home and makes excellent leftovers. Plus its an easy way to get kids to eat vegetables because of the tasty sauce and bright colors!


  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil (divided)
  • 1 lb chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup red and yellow bell peppers (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup carrots (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup sugar snap peas
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste


  • Whisk together the corn starch and water in a medium sized bowl. Then, add in the chicken broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes and set aside.
  • Then, add one tablespoon of oil to a wok over medium high heat. Once the oil has heated through, add in the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove from the wok and set the chicken aside in a small bowl and reduce the heat to medium.
  • Add in the broccoli, bell pepper, carrots, and ginger garlic paste to the wok and cook until fork tender. Once the veggies are fork tender, add the chicken back in and stir. Pour the stir fry sauce over the chicken and vegetable mixture and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and allow to boil for one minute. Serve over rice immediately.
Calories: 335kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 2528mg | Potassium: 709mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4296IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg

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