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!

Nothing makes a house smell like a home quite like homemade cinnamon rolls baking up in the oven. This sweet treat is a beloved recipe that I trot out when I want to surprise my family on the weekends. Even my husband shouts, “Yay! Cinnamon rolls!” He might just be louder than the children when this homemade cinnamon roll recipe comes out of the oven.

Best cinnamon roll recipe

Best Cinnamon Roll Recipe

There once was a time where I’d only buy those cans of cinnamon rolls. You know the ones that you push to open with the spoon and they pop and scare you out of your skin. But since doing this whole wholesome cooking thing, I’ve found you can make the best cinnamon roll recipe all from ingredients in your own kitchen. It does take some time, but you won’t ever be scared by that can again.

Cinnamon roll ingredients

Homemade Cinnamon Roll Ingredients

  • Whole milk – you want this warmed (not hot!) to work with the yeast.
  • All-purpose flour – the base of your homemade cinnamon rolls recipe.
  • Sugar – granulated sugar is needed for sweetness.
  • Yeast – active dry yeast will help your rolls rise.
  • Eggs – choose the jumbo kind.
  • Butter – melt it up to mix it in.
  • Vanilla extract – so it’s not only a sugary flavor.
  • Cinnamon – they can’t be cinnamon rolls without it.
  • Cinnamon sugar filling – made from light brown sugar, cinnamon, and softened butter.
  • Cream cheese frosting for cinnamon rolls – you’ll use softened full-fat cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla extract.

Easy cinnamon roll recipe

Cinnamon is how I roll.

Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Look, I get it. You’re looking at this recipe and thinking this is hard. But it’s not! These easy homemade cinnamon rolls take only 20 minutes to prep….and they’re sooo worth it! The list of ingredients is long, but it’s easy to add everything. Most of the recipe time calls for letting the dough rise. You could even go back to sleep while that happens. Overnight cinnamon rolls is a real thing!

How do you make cinnamon rolls from scratch

How do you Make Cinnamon Rolls from Scratch

To make easy cinnamon rolls, you’ll start by making the dough. That calls for warm milk and yeast, among other things. Once that mixture gets foamy, you’ll start adding in the rest for the dough. While the dough rises, you’ll make the filling for the cinnamon rolls. Then you’ll roll the dough, assemble the cinnamon rolls, and then let them rise again. Soon they’re ready to bake and you can make the cream cheese icing, which you’ll spread on a few minutes after they come out of the oven.

How to make homemade cinnamon rolls

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Cinnamon Rolls Every Time

  • Make sure your milk is warm, not hot. This gets the yeast to work.
  • Don’t refrigerate this dough. You want the yeast to bloom. Keep it rising somewhere warm.
  • The butter for your filling should be very soft. This will make your filling easier to prepare.
  • Don’t over-flour things as you roll out the dough. It should be wet to ensure you end up with the best homemade cinnamon rolls.

How long to bake cinnamon rolls

How to Make Cinnamon Rolls

Knowing how to make cinnamon rolls is as easy as following this recipe. Take it one step at a time and you will master this recipe. I’ve laid out every step precisely below so you’ll go from making the dough to filling and rolling it to baking it and finally enjoying your cinnamon rolls.

How to make cinnamon roll icing

What’s the difference between cinnamon rolls and cinnamon buns?

Cinnamon rolls have a cream cheese cinnamon roll frosting on top. Cinnamon buns are soaked through with a brown sugar glaze, making them quite different.

How do you make cinnamon rolls better

How do you make cinnamon rolls from scratch without yeast?

You can use baking powder instead if you don’t have yeast. However, making cinnamon rolls with yeast is the traditional and best way to do so to get the flavor and texture you seek.

Why are my cinnamon rolls dry

What type of flour is best for cinnamon rolls?

All-purpose flour is the best because it’s so versatile. You’ll love the way this cinnamon roll recipe turns out!

How do you keep cinnamon rolls moist

Can you substitute bread flour for all-purpose flour in cinnamon rolls?

Yes, you can. It absorbs more liquid and can give your rolls a softer texture if you choose to use it.

How thick should you cut cinnamon rolls

Can you over knead cinnamon roll dough?

Yes, you can, which is why I recommend 5 minutes of kneading time to minimize the gluten development so you get the best cinnamon roll texture.

Do cinnamon rolls need to touch when baking

What type of cinnamon is best for cinnamon rolls?

There are 2 popular types of cinnamon, Cassia and Ceylon. Cassia is redder and has more flavor and aroma. It’s what the famed Cinnabon brand uses to make its cinnamon buns.

What type of cinnamon is best for cinnamon rolls

How thick should you cut cinnamon rolls?

That depends how you like them. If you want them to be gooey, cut them ¼-inch thick. If you want them fluffier, make them ¾-inch thick.

How do you make cinnamon roll glaze from scratch

Do cinnamon rolls need to touch when baking?

While you will set them apart from each other, your cinnamon rolls will touch once they bake up. That’s perfectly normal!

Can you substitute bread flour for all purpose flour in cinnamon rolls

How Long to Bake Cinnamon Rolls

Once you pop these beauties in your oven, it should take about 18 to 20 minutes for them to be done. The hardest part is indeed doing anything while that wonderful smell fills your home.

How do you know when cinnamon rolls are done

How do you know when cinnamon rolls are done?

Check them at 18 minutes of baking. They should be golden to dark brown at the top. In the center, it should be fully baked and not doughy.

What type of flour is best for cinnamon rolls

How do you make cinnamon roll glaze from scratch?

Making the cinnamon roll icing recipe so easy. To make cream cheese icing for cinnamon rolls, you’ll mix your cream cheese, butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, and salt with a mixer on medium speed and then it’s ready!

Why are my cinnamon rolls not fluffy

What goes well with Cinnamon Rolls?

My husband and I love our coffee with cinnamon rolls. I also put out a nice spread with seasonal fresh fruits, scrambled eggs, home fries, and bacon. They’re like dessert to go along with breakfast!

Can you freeze cinnamon rolls

How do you make cinnamon rolls better?

Focus on the filling and the icing. With plenty of cinnamon and softened butter, this cinnamon roll recipe will be the best you’ll ever make. Also, go full fat on the cream cheese for the cinnamon roll frosting recipe. It’s worth it.


Why are my cinnamon rolls not fluffy?

You cut your rolls too thin. If you want them fluffy, you need to slice ¾-inch thickness.

Homemade cinnamon roll dough

Why are my cinnamon rolls dry?

If your cinnamon rolls are dry, it’s likely you added too much flour. Keep true to the measurements in this recipe and go easy on the flour you throw down when rolling out the dough.

How do you keep cinnamon rolls moist?

You have to wrap them well. You need to keep the air out so they stay moist or else they will become dry when they sit on the counter.

Homemade cinnamon roll recipe from scratch

How to Store Cinnamon Rolls

I always plate my cinnamon rolls and then cover them tightly with foil. You may also put them in a plastic storage bag though make sure all the air is out first.

How Long Do Cinnamon Rolls Last?

While you don’t need to refrigerate your cinnamon rolls, you should eat them within 2 days. They just won’t taste as good the longer they hang around.

Homemade cinnamon roll recipe

Can You Freeze Cinnamon Rolls?

Yes, and that’s a great trick if you want to have something sweet ready to go. Bake them but don’t frost them. Then you can thaw them and warm them in the oven, then ice them.

How to Reheat Cinnamon Rolls?

Pop them in the oven for a few minutes until they’re warm. Or you can also warm one at a time in the microwave.

Homemade Cinnamon Roll Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Rising Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 589
My family absolutely LOVES this homemade Cinnamon Roll Recipe! I love a warm gooey cinnamon roll in the morning and this recipe is one that always puts a smile on your face 🙂


  • 1 cup whole milk (warm)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 2 jumbo eggs (room temperature)
  • 7 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Cinnamon Sugar Filling

  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 7 tbsp butter (softened)

Cinnamon Roll Icing

  • 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  • First, make the cinnamon roll dough. Warm the milk until it reaches about 105F. In a large bowl, add 1 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp of yeast to the warm milk. Stir to mix evenly and allow to sit for about 5 minutes until the mixture becomes foamy.
  • Once the mixture has become foamy, add the 1/3 cup of sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Use a wooden spoon, a hand mixer with dough hooks, or beaters in a pinch to stir until combined. Once combined, add about 4 1/2 cups of flour, salt, and cinnamon. Stir using the dough hooks, starting on low, then slowly increase to high. Once a large ball has formed, transfer the dough to a floured surface, kneading with your hands for about 5 minutes, until the dough becomes smooth and elastic. Form into a ball again, place in a large greased bowl and cover with a warm damp towel. Place the bowl in a warm place to rise for an hour.
  • In the meantime, make the filling. In a small bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon together until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  • Once the dough as doubled in size it is time to assemble the cinnamon rolls. Sprinkle a large work surface with flour. Take the dough out of the bowl, gently pressing the gas out and forming it into a rectangle. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out into at 24x12 inch rectangle, then spread the filling all over the dough. Roll the dough lengthwise to form a tightly formed log, then cut into 12 equally sized rolls. Place the rolls in a greased baking dish, cover and let rise until doubled in size.
  • While the rolls rise, preheat the oven to 350F and begin making your cream cheese icing. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, butter, powdered, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt on medium speed with a hand mixer and set aside.
  • Once the rolls have fully proved, place in the oven at 350F and bake for 18-20 minutes. Once baked, spread with the cream cheese icing. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then serve warm. Enjoy!
Calories: 589kcal
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American


Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 346IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 4mg

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Whether you’re feeding a crowd or just want to treat your tastebuds to full-on Mexican flavors, this slow cooker carnitas recipe is the one for you. My kids cheer and love this carnitas taco recipe, making sure to make one for their dad too.

Best carnitas recipe

Best Carnitas Recipe

You know what I love about this best carnitas recipe? It’s so easy. Sometimes I will set it up on a Sunday morning so it’s ready for dinner at night. Other times, I make it in the morning on a weekday so we have a healthy and wholesome dinner to come home to. Whenever you make it you’ll realize it’s a keeper.

Easy Carnitas Recipe

This pork carnitas recipe takes very little time to prep. Just 15 minutes and then it can go in your slow cooker. It’s best to use the low setting for 10 hours but if you’re in a hurry, you can put it on high for 7 hours. You have delicious slow cooker pork tacos served up with very little work.

Carnitas ingredients

Carnitas Ingredients

  • Pork shoulder – this tough meat is rendered tender by your slow cooker to fall apart with a fork and melt in your mouth. Its the perfect cut of meat for Mexican pulled pork.
  • Garlic and onions – these pungent aromatics add flavor deep in the meat and really enhance this pulled pork taco recipe.
  • Jalapenos – gotta have a little kick of spice in there.
  • Orange juice – the sweet secret that helps your meat become tender, juicy, and just a bit citrusy.
  • Carnitas seasoning rub – with olive oil plus dried oregano and cumin, this imparts those Mexican flavors you love.

Easy carnitas recipe

How do you Make Authentic Mexican Carnitas?

This slow cooker carnitas recipe is super easy. After patting the meat dry, you’ll add salt and pepper. Then you’ll make the rub and rub it all over the meat. Put it in the slow cooker with the fat facing you, then throw in the onion, garlic, and jalapeno. Pour the orange juice in and voila! It’s ready to turn on in the slow cooker. After cooking time, you will shred it using 2 forks. You can crisp it up in batches, frying in a nonstick skillet with a little oil over high. Adding the juices in as you do will let it crisp up just slightly, imparting more flavor and texture.

Don’t trust people that dislike tacos…they’re probably not human.

How do you make authentic Mexican carnitas

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Carnitas Every Time

  • Use tough cuts of meat. Pork shoulder is traditional for carnitas. It becomes super-tender when slow-cooked. Don’t choose a tenderloin for this as it will become chewy and unbearable.
  • Don’t skip browning! If you’ve tried making crockpot carnitas before, the reason they didn’t taste amazing was because you didn’t brown them. Yes, it’s an added step but it doesn’t take long and the results are amazing.

How to make carnitas in a slow cooker

How do you cook real carnitas?

Simply follow this slow cooker pork carnitas recipe for real carnitas. It’s all in the seasonings, slow cooking, and the finishing over the stove!

What is the best cut of meat for pork carnitas

What is the difference between pulled pork and carnitas?

While both are slow cooked for hours, pulled pork tends to have a BBQ flavor. Also, for true authentic flavor, carnitas are supposed to be finished on the stove so they crisp up a little. Think of carnitas as Mexican slow cooker pulled pork.

What is the best cut of meat for pork carnitas?

Pork shoulder is the absolute best for carnitas. It’s fatty and tough, but as you slow cook it, the fat melts into the meat, making it perfect for pork carnitas tacos.

What can I make with carnitas

Can you put raw pork in a slow cooker?

Of course you can! That’s how this recipe works. Simply rub the meat with the seasonings, add in the aromatics and juice, put on the lid, and set the time and temperature.

How do you keep carnitas moist?

You should keep them in the juices that render from the cooking process. When storing it, make sure you reserve those juices. They will prevent it from drying out.

How do you keep carnitas moist

What temperature do I cook pork carnitas?

Pork carnitas in a crock pot will surely be done after 10 hours of slow and low cooking in your slow cooker. To be on the safe side, a thermometer reading of 145F internally means they are done.

How Long to Cook Carnitas in a Slow Cooker

It’s best to go with a low and slow cook on this, so I recommend setting your slow cooker to low for 10 hours. But you can use high if you’d prefer for 7 hours.

What temperature do I cook pork carnitas

What can I make with carnitas?

Perhaps a better question would be what you can’t make! Carnitas allows you to make everything from pulled pork tacos to burritos and beyond. Top it on pizzas, add it to rice and beans for a bowl, enchiladas, flautas, quesadillas, nachos, and more. The possibilities are endless.

What goes with Pork Carnitas?

Pork carnitas meat is very versatile. You can use it for Mexican pork tacos, making chipotle bowls, enchiladas, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, sliders, Mexican pizzas, even toss it on a salad. Serve with plenty of guacamole and Pico de Gallo for a truly spectacular meal.

How to cook real carnitas

What toppings go on carnitas tacos?

Carnitas tacos are some of the best. You should top them with onions (red or white), jalapeno, shredded cabbage, chopped cilantro, cotija, lime juice, crema, and guacamole.

Why are my carnitas tough?

You didn’t cook them long enough. This is why I say slow and low when it comes to cooking. Put it in your slow cooker on low for 10 hours and you will have tender, juicy meat.

Homemade carnitas recipe

How to Store Carnitas

Your carnitas need to be refrigerated when you’re finished eating. Let it cool and store it in an airtight container.

How Long Does Carnitas Last?

Better hurry up and use those pork carnitas up. They will last up to 3 days in the fridge. If you’ve made a monstrous portion, you can freeze it.

Can You Freeze Carnitas?

Pork carnitas are one of my favorite things to freeze because I can stash them for future use. Make sure they’re sealed airtight and with a little bit of the cooking liquid to keep it moist. It will last up to 3 months.

How to Reheat Carnitas?

Take it out the night before from the freezer and put it in your fridge. By dinner time, it will have thawed enough to reheat on the stovetop. If there’s not enough liquid, you can add some water or broth to keep the meat from drying out.

Authentic Mexican Carnitas Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 266
This Mexican carnitas recipe is super easy in a slow cooker and packed with flavor. Your carnitas will come out tender, juicy, and crispy all at the same time! These carnitas are absolutely mouth-watering, have several delicious ways to serve them, and use NO LARD.


  • 4 lb pork shoulder
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 2 jalapenos (chopped)
  • 8 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 cup orange juice

Carnitas Rub Recipe

  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Pat the pork shoulder dry, then coat with the salt and pepper. Combine the ingredients for the rub and rub all over the pork shoulder. Place the pork shoulder in the slow cooker, fat cap facing up. Top with the onion, jalapeño, and garlic, then pour over the orange juice. Slow cook the pork for 10 hours on low heat, or 7 hours on high heat.
  • Once cooked, remove the pork from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Place the remaining juices in a small bowl or measuring cup and set aside. After the pork has been shredded, crisp up the meat in batches by frying in a large nonstick pan or skillet with a little bit of oil on high heat. Pour some of the juices over the meat and allow them to evaporate and for the meat to develop a golden crust before removing from the pan. After the pork has been crisped, pour some of the juices over the meat. Serve hot.
Calories: 266kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican


Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 980mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg

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Bold and full of Cajun flavor, make your own Mardi Gras at home. My whole family loves this jambalaya recipe. I love making it on weekends when we want to have something spicy and fun to enjoy. It’s easier than you think to make this wonderful dish!

Best jambalaya recipe

Best Jambalaya Recipe

What makes the best jambalaya recipe? I’d say fresh shrimp, andouille sausage, okra, Cajun spice, and the holy trinity (green bell peppers, onions, and celery). And this recipe has them all. It only takes 20 minutes to prep and the rest is patient waiting on your part until this meal is ready. That’s the hardest part too since your house will smell so good you’ll be drooling!

Easy Jambalaya Recipe

This is an easy jambalaya recipe with sausage and shrimp that even a beginner can make. However, it does require time and patience. I’d say it wouldn’t be ideal to make on a busy weeknight because it takes 20 minutes just to prep and a full hour from start to finish. And while the ingredient list is lengthy, you’ve likely got most of it in your kitchen right now.

Jambalaya ingredients

Jambalaya Ingredients

  • Rice – the base of jambalaya, which should be long grain white rice.
  • Andouille sausage – spicy and delightful, it is essential for sausage jambalaya.
  • The holy trinity – you can’t call it “jambalaya” without green bell peppers, celery, and onions!
  • Canned crushed tomatoes – adds that signature red hue.
  • Cajun seasoning – so you get that spicy, Cajun jambalaya recipe flavor.
  • Shrimp – adds another dimension of flavor from the sea and necessary for any shrimp jambalaya recipe. Seafood jambalaya is the traditional way of making the dish and is delicious!
  • Okra – perhaps the most perfect veggie for jambalaya.
  • Jalapenos – gives it more spice.
  • Jambalaya seasoning – thyme, bay leaves, and crushed red pepper bring out all the flavors of jambalaya.

Easy jambalaya recipe

How do you Make Jambalaya from Scratch

First you’ll brown the sausage. After that, you’ll remove it from the pan and then add the bell peppers, celery, onion, jalapeno, and garlic to sauté. Then add the crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, rice, and seasonings. You’ll let it simmer, then cover it until the rice is mostly cooked through. That’s when you’ll add the shrimp and okra. Finally, you’ll add the sausage back and serve while hot.


Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Jambalaya Every Time

  • Don’t just dump everything in at once. I know it’s tempting, but jambalaya isn’t like that. You need a layering of flavors. To achieve that, sausage is browned first and then removed. Then the aromatics. Then the liquids and rice. And finally the shrimp and okra.
  • Gently scrape the bottom when browning. With the sausage and the aromatics, you’re building up layers of flavor. Then when you add the liquids, it will all come together, coming off the bottom and making for an amazing taste.
  • Stir it enough but not too much. About every 5 minutes, come back and stir your jambalaya so the rice doesn’t stick when it cooks.

How do you make jambalaya from scratch

How to Cook Jambalaya

Want to make an authentic jambalaya recipe? Easy, here is how you do it. You’ll brown the rice, add the aromatics, add the liquids, add the rice, and then finish it off with shrimp and okra. It couldn’t be easier to hop this train to Flavor-town!

How to cook jambalaya

What is usually in jambalaya?

Andouille sausage, bell peppers, celery, onion, long grain white rice, shrimp, chicken stock, crushed tomatoes, and Cajun seasoning are some of the main ingredients that are often used to make jambalaya.

What is the primary ingredient in jambalaya?

There are many ingredients in jambalaya, but rice is the main one. It is a rice-based dish that has other flavor enhancers added in. 

What type of rice is best for jambalaya?

Long grain white rice is the best rice to use for a jambalaya rice recipe. If you have basmati rice, that will work too. Avoid anything that is short grain for it will become mushy.

Do you cook rice before adding to jambalaya?

No, the rice cooks in the liquids you add to the jambalaya. It soaks up all the flavors from the spices and aromatics.

Should jambalaya be wet or dry

Does authentic jambalaya have tomatoes?

The Creole version of jambalaya tends to have tomatoes. This is what gives it that nice, red color to a Louisiana jambalaya recipe.

What type of meat is used for jambalaya?

While there are many recipes for jambalaya out there where you can add chicken and other options, andouille sausage is the standard. Additionally, this recipe adds fresh shrimp to round out the seafood jambalaya recipe. However, a chicken jambalaya or chicken and sausage jambalaya recipe is equally as delicious and always a crowd favorite.

Does jambalaya use a roux?

No, you do not make a roux for jambalaya. That would be gumbo!

How do you keep jambalaya rice from getting mushy

What is the difference between gumbo and jambalaya?

When it comes to gumbo vs jambalaya, both are delightful Cajun dishes, however the difference is in where the rice is. With gumbo, rice is cooked separately and the gumbo is served in a bowl with a scoop of rice in the center. With jambalaya, the rice is cooked in the same pot.

What is the difference between Cajun and Creole jambalaya?

The difference comes down to the hue you see. When it has a reddish appearance, it’s considered Creole. A brown hue denotes a Cajun style of jambalaya.

What type of rice is best for jambalaya

Should jambalaya be wet or dry?

Unlike gumbo, jambalaya should be more dry. It shouldn’t be like dust though, but it’s not supposed to look like soup.

Is jambalaya supposed to be soupy?

No, it should be more like a saucy rice. If yours comes out with a soupy texture, make sure you’re adding enough rice.

How do you keep jambalaya rice from getting mushy?

You should make sure you use long grain rice to keep it from turning to mush. Also, your jambalaya should follow the measurements in this recipe so that you use the right amount of liquid.

What goes well with Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a one-pot meal of epic proportions. Still, you’ll want to serve something with it. Cornbread, corn on the cob, sauteed green veggies, or even a garden salad will all complement your jambalaya well.

Homemade jambalaya recipe

How to Store Jambalaya

Jambalaya needs to be kept in an airtight container in the fridge. Allow it to cool first before packaging it up.

How Long Does Jambalaya Last?

In your fridge, you’ve got up to 4 days to make use of that jambalaya. If you can’t finish it all, you may want to turn to your freezer.

Can You Freeze Jambalaya?

Yes, you can surely freeze jambalaya, however, it will not taste as good as it did when it was fresh. Make sure you remove all excess air before freezing.

How to Reheat Jambalaya?

From your freezer, you’ll want to let it thaw in the fridge overnight. Then heat it on the stovetop, adding just a little broth or water to keep it from drying out.

Classic Jambalaya Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 servings
Calories 578
This homemade jambalaya recipe is my new favorite recipe to make for potlucks and events! I've perfected this easy recipe with my family and its packed with unique bold Cajun flavors that will have your family raving!


  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb andouille sausage (sliced into rounds)
  • 3 bell peppers (diced)
  • 2 celery stalks (diced)
  • 2 jalapenos (seeded and minced)
  • 1 white onion (diced)
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 15oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 2 1/2 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 lb raw large shrimp
  • 1 1/2 cup okra (sliced)
  • green onion (garnish)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)


  • Over medium high heat in a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sauté the sausage for about 5 minutes, occasionally stirring. Once the sausage becomes lightly browned, transfer to plate a set aside.
  • Next, add the remaining olive oil to the pan and add the bell peppers, celery, jalapeño, onion, and garlic, sautéing for 6 minutes or until softened. Once the onions are softened, add in the crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, rice, cajun seasoning, thyme, crushed red pepper, and bay leaf and stir to combine. Cook the mixture until it reaches a simmer, then cover the pan and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the rice is cooked through. Be sure to stir every 4-5 minutes or so, so that the rice does not burn.
  • When the rice is nearly cooked through, add the shrimp and okra, stirring occasionally until the shrimp or cooked. Discard the bay leaf and remove from heat. Garnish with green onion and serve hot.
Calories: 578kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 578kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 1717mg | Potassium: 2294mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 3504IU | Vitamin C: 113mg | Calcium: 318mg | Iron: 11mg

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Rosemary and garlic come together to bring out the delight of the other white meat. In this baked pork chop recipe, you’ll find a quick, easy, and absolutely delicious pork chop dinner. It gets 2 thumbs up from everyone in my home and can even be thrown together on a whim when you don’t know what to serve guests.

Best pork chop recipe

Best Pork Chop Recipe

Ages ago, I used to buy that pork chop seasoning kit. You know the one. And then I woke up to the added preservatives in there. Besides, there is a much better way to make pork chops that doesn’t require breading and this best pork chop recipe proves it!

Easy Pork Chop Recipe

With only 6 ingredients, this easy pork chop recipe goes from raw to ready in no time. In less than an hour total, you’ll have it on the table. You’ll do it partly on the stove top and then finish it in the oven, leaving you plenty of time to whip up appropriate sides to round out your meal.

Pork chop ingredients

Pork Chop Ingredients

  • Pork loin chops – you can either get them already sliced or slice up a tenderloin, just be sure you choose top quality meat!
  • Rosemary – make sure it’s fresh for the best piney and citrusy flavor.
  • Garlic – mince your garlic yourself to get the perfect taste.
  • Butter – adds a richness to the dish and a base for your sauce for pork chops.
  • Extra virgin olive oil – helps the butter maintain the perfect coating for the chops.
  • Salt and pepper – add it to taste.

Easy pork chop recipe

How do you Make Pork Chops from Scratch

You’ll start it on the stove while the oven preheats. Season your pork chops and then mix up the butter, rosemary, and garlic separately. You’ll heat your skillet, sear the chops, and then move them to a baking sheet, covering with the garlic butter sauce to serve when done. So simple and so satisfying!

If life gives you lemons throw them away and get some pork.

How do you make pork chops from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Pork Chop Every Time

  • Choose a thicker cut. If you go too thin, they will dry out and become chewy.
  • Season well. Don’t be shy with the salt and pepper. It will bring out the natural taste of the pork.
  • Don’t skip the searing on the stove top. Tempting as it is to just shove it all in the oven, searing it locks in the flavors.

How to Cook Oven Baked Pork Chops

Pork chops can be cooked a number of ways, making them a versatile dish. In this baked pork chop recipe, you’ll cook them on the stove top to sear them for a gorgeous color while locking in the flavor. Baking pork chops the rest of the way in the oven properly cooks them to the perfect temperature and gives you a juicy, delightful texture.

How to cook pork chops

How do you tenderize pork chops?

Pork chops can be tenderized a number of ways. You can physically pound it with a tenderizer, use a pork chop marinade, or salt it.

When should you season pork chops?

Season your pork chops at the very beginning of preparation with salt and pepper. This helps tenderize the meat.

What is the best way to cook pork chops so they are not dry

How do you make pork chops tender?

In this recipe, salt is used to make the pork chops tender. Additionally, letting it come to room temperature before searing it will help it cook better. By splitting the cook time between the stove top and the oven, it will render tender baked pork chops.

Is it better to fry or bake pork chops?

Baking boneless pork chops in the oven is best since it can be done slower and lower, though if you put them in your skillet first to pan fry your pork chops and then bake them, you will have the best possible flavor and texture. Pan fried pork chops help seal in the flavor and juices while adding a delicious crust.

How do you tenderize pork chops

What is the best way to cook pork chops so they are not dry?

Pork chops will come out tender and juicy if you first sear them on the stove top and then cook them in the oven. Pan seared pork chops lock in all the bold flavors. Then by baking pork chops in the oven after, you’ll get a full spectrum of flavors along with meat that isn’t dry.

How long are you supposed to cook pork chops?

At 375F, you should cook pork chops for about 22 minutes. In this recipe, that cooking time is shortened because of the searing step on the stove prior to the oven cook time, helping you cook it through while keeping a juicy flavor.

How do you make pork chops tender

Temperature to cook Pork Chops

You will bake these pork chops for about 12 minutes at the perfect pork chop cook temp of 375F. The internal pork chop temp should read 145F to be safe for consumption. It is best to check your pork chop internal temp with a meat thermometer.

Do you bake pork chops covered or uncovered?

Bake them uncovered. This cook time is not long enough for them to burn or dry out in your oven.

Is it better to fry or bake pork chops

Does pork get more tender the longer you cook it?

No, it doesn’t. Pork chops are a leaner cut of meat so the longer you cook it, the tougher it turns out. It’s not like a shoulder cut that you slow-cook all day.

How do you keep pork chops moist when frying?

Since pork is leaner than beef, the trick is to use olive oil to sear it with. Once you get a nice sear, move it to the baking sheet and cook the rest of the way. You won’t have dry and chewy pork chops again.

How do you keep pork chop moist when frying

How do you fry pork chops without them sticking to the pan?

Make sure you coat the pan with olive oil first. Also, make sure the pan is hot enough before adding the oil. It should have a nice sheen to it and that will keep your pork chops from sticking.

How do you cook pork chops without overcooking?

Less is more with pork chops. The easiest way to do it is by searing in a pan and then moving them to the oven to finish baking them at the correct pork chop temperature of 375F.

Do you bake pork chops covered or uncovered

Why are my pork chops tough?

Your pork chops are tough if you overcook them. This is easy to do with thin cuts of meat. Choose something a little thicker and use the stovetop followed by the oven to get a tender taste.

What goes well with Pork Chops

When it comes to side dishes for pork chops, any type of salad is a great side dish to serve with pork chops. Additionally, sauteed green beans, spinach, or broccoli rabe can add more green to the meal. Potatoes in any style such as roasted, scalloped, or even baked are also great sides.

Homemade pork chop recipe

How to Store Pork Chops

Pork chops must go in the fridge when everyone is done eating. Put them in an airtight container or wrap them well in foil.

How Long Do Pork Chops Last?

You can keep your pork chops in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. In our house, we always eat them well before this though you can pop them in the freezer to save for a hectic day.

Can You Freeze Pork Chops?

Of course you can! Just wrap them well so they remain airtight, label them, and tuck them into your freezer. They’ll be better the sooner you use them but you can keep them about 3 months before time takes its toll on taste.

How to Reheat Pork Chops?

Let them thaw out in your fridge overnight. Then heat on the stove or in the oven, whichever you prefer.

Classic Pork Chop Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 277
This simple pork chop recipe is outstanding! With the garlic, butter, and fresh rosemary sauce your pork chops will come out juicy, tender, and packed full of flavor everytime.


  • 4 pork loin chops
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary (minced)
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 1/4 stick butter (melted)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 375F and prepare a large baking sheet by lining with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Liberally season the pork chops with salt and pepper on each side then set aside. Then, mix together the butter, rosemary, and garlic and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Sear the pork chops, cooking for about 4 minutes on each side. Transfer the pork chops to a baking sheet and cook for about 12 minutes or until 145F in the center. Serve immediately with more garlic butter sauce.
Calories: 277kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg

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Elegant and divine, nothing caps off an epic Italian meal like tiramisu for dessert. Rich with coffee and cocoa flavors and a seductive creamy texture, there’s nothing quite like it. Instead of picking one up from the bakery as I’ve done on a number of occasions myself, why not make it? This authentic tiramisu recipe is perfect for a special occasion and it’s easier than you expect to get results that are out of this world!

Best tiramisu recipe

Best Tiramisu Recipe

The last time I bought a store-bought tiramisu cake, I couldn’t believe all the extra ingredients that I couldn’t pronounce. Surely that’s not the norm in Italy. That’s where this best tiramisu recipe comes in with authentic flavors and real ingredients to make one decadent dessert to share with friends and family.

Tiramisu ingredients

Homemade Tiramisu Ingredients

  • Espresso – brewed and cooled to room temperature, it’s an essential component of this tiramisu dessert
  • Marsala wine – this gets mixed with the espresso to soak into the ladyfingers
  • Ladyfingers – speaking of ladyfingers, they’re called ‘savoiardi’ in Italian
  • Dark rum – gives it that distinctive flavor
  • Eggs – to add the creamy layer
  • Heavy whipping cream – makes it creamy and dreamy
  • Mascarpone cheese – the heavenly ingredient in this traditional tiramisu recipe
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder – the topping for our epic creation

Easy tiramisu recipe

I believe in love at first sight between a person and tiramisu.

How do you make tiramisu from scratch

Easy Tiramisu Recipe

Tiramisu cake recipe only looks daunting. But there aren’t very many ingredients. It’s all about making the layers and then putting those layers together. You can totally handle that! It does take some time to make and then you’ll want it to refrigerate overnight, but it really is so much easier to make than it looks!

How to make tiramisu

How do you Make Tiramisu from Scratch?

Making tiramisu from scratch requires you to put the layers together first. There’s the ladyfingers dipped in espresso and wine and then the creamy layer. Once you follow the steps to make them, you can then add the layers as directed and refrigerate overnight.

What goes well with tiramisu

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Authentic Tiramisu Cake Every Time

  • Be quick about dipping the ladyfingers. If you let them linger too long, they will make the entire dessert a mess.
  • Set up a station. When you’re mixing, it’s not difficult but since you have to use different bowls, get it organized first. Then you’ll find it much easier (and less stressful) to make this dessert.
  • Try a crisscross with the ladyfingers in the layers. This way, they will look really pretty when you cut it.
  • Make it enough in advance. Tiramisu does take time to put together, but the real challenge is waiting for it to chill and set. Allow for enough time so that it really comes out perfect!

How long does tiramisu last

How to Make Tiramisu Dessert

Tiramisu dessert doesn’t require baking. What it does require is patience. You’ll rely on your mixer for most of it, creating 2 layers. Once you have the components of the layers finished, you can get to layering it. After it has been assembled, you’ll put it in the fridge until it’s time to serve.

Can you freeze tiramisu

Does tiramisu contain alcohol?

Yes, it does. If you or your guests don’t drink, you may want to choose another dessert. The alcohol content could be enough to give someone a buzz.

How do I make tiramisu firmer

What can I substitute for rum in tiramisu?

If you don’t have dark rum, you can try amaretto or a coffee liqueur. Even Irish cream or chocolate liqueur would be a lovely substitute that would match the coffee and cocoa taste of this dessert.

How do you make tiramisu not soggy

Can I substitute cream cheese for mascarpone in tiramisu?

If you can’t find that creamy sweet Italian cheese, you can try to substitute whipped heavy cream or cream cheese to replace it. Another idea is to combine those two ingredients which may add more balance than cream cheese alone.

What can I substitute for rum in tiramisu

How do I make my tiramisu firmer?

Be patient with the chill time. Tiramisu needs time for the fat in the cream to solidify. Letting it chill overnight is ideal because it should take on a much firmer texture by then.

Can I substitute cream cheese for mascarpone in tiramisu

How do you make tiramisu not soggy?

In addition to chilling for a long enough time, the trick to keeping tiramisu from going soggy is to not overly soak those ladyfingers. They just need to be dunked for seconds at a time to absorb the espresso-wine mixture.

Does tiramisu contain alcohol

Should tiramisu be served cold?

Yes, tiramisu is meant to be served cold. Slice it and serve it, then return the remaining portion to the fridge so it maintains a firm texture.

Should tiramisu be served cold

What is the main flavor in traditional tiramisu?

The main flavor of tiramisu is a sweet, creamy, coffee flavor. Tiramisu has a very unique flavor profile which adds to its popularity. Its is a sweet combination of coffee, creamy mascarpone cheese, cocoa, and rum.

Expert tips and tricks for the perfect tiramisu every time

What makes the best tiramisu?

Traditional Italian-style tiramisu is the best tiramisu. Tiramisu is a very unique Italian desert that really has no equal. To make the best tiramisu recipe in a traditional Italian style, use quality Italian ingredients and Savoiardi ladyfingers.

Dipping ladyfingers savoiardi for making tiramisu

Do you use soft or hard ladyfingers for tiramisu?

You specifically want to use Italian Savoiardi ladyfingers. Savoiardi are a hard Italian cookies used for making Tiramisu and dipping in your coffee.

Marsala wine and espresso for tiramisu

What can I use instead of ladyfingers in tiramisu?

Ladyfingers, specifically Savoiardi, are the traditional way to make tiramisu. However, if you must find a substitute for ladyfingers, you can use sponge cake or pound cake cut into ladyfinger size strips.

Spreading mascarpone over ladyfingers for tiramisu recipe

What alcohol is used in tiramisu?

Tiramisu can have a variety of different types of alcohol inside, however the most common alcohol in tiramisu is dark rum. Other common types of alcohol used in tiramisu is marsala wine, amaretto, or coffee liquor.

How many layers does tiramisu recipe have

What can replace rum in tiramisu?

Although dark rum is the most commonly used alcohol in tiramisu, you can use coffee liquor, amaretto, or marsala wine as a substitute.

Layering tiramisu

What can I use instead of mascarpone in tiramisu?

Although there really is not an equal substitute for mascarpone cheese, you can beat together full fat cream cheese with heavy whipping cream. That will likely be as close as you can get to true mascarpone.

Sifting cocoa over tiramisu

What makes a good tiramisu?

Quality Italian ingredients makes a good tiramisu. To achieve an authentic Italian tiramisu taste, you must use quality Italian ingredients like Savoiardi ladyfingers, marsala wine, and mascarpone cheese.

Making homemade tiramisu from scratch

What goes well with Tiramisu

Espresso always goes well with tiramisu. Brew up your best to serve to your guests with this dessert. Additionally, certain wines are a great way to cap off the evening, such as sweet white Barsac or a sparkling rose.

Making homemade tiramisu from scratch

How to Store Tiramisu

Tiramisu must be covered well and kept in the refrigerator. Once you plate it, if any should remain, put it back in the fridge promptly.

Homemade tiramisu recipe

How Long Does Tiramisu Last?

You can breathe a sigh of relief if you make tiramisu ahead of an elegant dinner party. It can be made up to 2 days in advance. You’ll have 4 days total though to keep it in the fridge.

Simple Italian tiramisu recipe

Can You Freeze Tiramisu?

Here’s some very good news – tiramisu freezes beautifully. As long as you contain it properly, it can be kept in your freezer for as long as 3 months.

Classic Italian Tiramisu Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 669
This classic Italian Tiramisu recipe has been in my family for years. We are fanatics about Italian cuisine and this Tiramisu recipe is the perfect balance of sweet, creamy, and moist textures. Make sure you chill this one overnight because its even better the next day!


  • 1 1/4 cup espresso or cold brew (room temperature)
  • 7 tbsp marsala wine
  • 40 ladyfingers (Savoiardi)
  • 2 cups mascarpone cheese
  • 1/3 cup dark rum
  • 4 eggs (separated)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (divided)
  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • unsweetened cocoa powder


  • First, set aside a large 9x13 baking dish with at least 12 cup capacity. Start with the mascarpone cream. In a medium bowl with a handheld mixer, beat the mascarpone and rum together on medium speed. Once the mixture is smooth, set aside. In another medium bowl with a handheld mixer, beat the heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract together on medium high speed for about 4 minutes or until medium peaks form. Be careful to avoid whipping the mixture into butter. Once the medium peaks have formed, fold into the mascarpone mixture.
  • Next, beat the egg whites. In a separate bowl with a handheld mixer, beat the egg whites and salt together until foamy. Once foamy, increase to a higher speed and add in 1/2 cup of sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form, then fold into the mascarpone/whipped cream mixture.
  • Next, prepare a doubt boiler for the egg yolks. Place a heat-proof bowl over a pot of simmer water on medium to medium-low heat, ensuring that the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Use a whisk to beat the egg yolks and granulated sugar together until foamy, about 5 minutes. Once foamy, remove from heat and temper into the mascarpone mixture. Once tempered, beat with a handheld mixture on medium speed until thoroughly combined.
  • Now it is time to assemble the tiramisu. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the marsala wine and espresso. Quickly dip the 1st layer of ladyfingers into the mixture, about 2 seconds per side. Place in a single layer in the baking dish. You may need to cut a few ladyfingers to fill in any empty spaces. Once this first layer is complete, cover with a layer of the mascarpone cream, spreading it evenly with an offset spatula. Dip the remaining ladyfingers into the espresso/Marsala wine mixture and arrange on top of the mascarpone layer, gently pressing down each ladyfinger. Spread the remaining mascarpone mixture on top.
  • Sift a dense layer of cocoa powder over the top. Wipe the rim of the dish with a damp paper towel, cover and refrigerate overnight or for about 9 hours. Once chilled, slice the tiramisu into servings with a sharp knife, cleaning the knife between the cuts.
Calories: 669kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian


Calories: 669kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 273mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1669IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 2mg

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One of my husband’s favorite things to order at a steakhouse is prime rib. It is for me too. But when I saw how easy it was to make one of my own, I had to try it. Needless to say, this prime rib recipe is what I now make for special occasions from holidays to birthdays to anniversaries. It comes out perfectly every time! My husband calls it the best prime rib roast recipe ever.

Best prime rib recipe

Best Prime Rib Recipe

To make the best prime rib roast recipe, you only need 3 ingredients plus a few more to make the au jus. It melts in your mouth and is absolutely incredible. Make it for company or when you really want to go all out on dinner.

Easy Prime Rib Recipe

This easy prime rib recipe only requires a few ingredients. It does take time, but much of it is inactive, letting you busy yourself with other tasks in the kitchen or your home, or even allowing you a bit of time to relax while cooking a rib roast.

Prime rib ingredients

Prime Rib Ingredients

  • Standing rib roast – when cooking prime rib in the oven, depending on how many guests are joining you, you will want to choose from 4lbs to 7lbs of meat. Go to a butcher and get the best quality…it’s worth it!
  • Salt and pepper – prime rib seasoning. The best quality meat needs very little to make it taste amazing. For a prime rib rub salt and pepper will work just fine.
  • Au jus – you’ll make this from the juices at the bottom of your pan, flour, and water. This the perfect dipping sauce for your standing rib roast recipe.

Easy prime rib recipe

The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.
Julia Child

Prime Rib Serving Chart

# of Adults Serving Rib Count Approx Weight – Boneless / Bone-In
3 – 4 adults 2 ribs 3 lbs / 4 lbs
4 – 5 adults 2 – 3 ribs 4 lbs / 5 lbs
5 – 6 adults 3 ribs 5 lbs / 6 lbs
6 – 7 adults 3 – 4 ribs 6 lbs / 7 lbs
8 – 10 adults 5 ribs 8 lbs / 10 lbs
10 – 12 adults 7 ribs 11 lbs / 14 lbs

How do you make prime rib from scratch

How do you Make Prime Rib from Scratch

First, you’ll sprinkle the meat with salt and let it come to room temperature. You’ll then preheat the oven and pat the meat dry. Salt and pepper the meat, put it bone-side down, and pop in the meat thermometer. You’ll roast it for 15 minutes to brown it, then lower the temperature and continue cooking for the designated time depending on the weight of the meat. After that, make a foil tent and let it rest. You’ll make the au jus after that and then serve it up.

How to cook prime rib

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Prime Rib Every Time

  • Check the weight first. You want to make sure you cook it long enough yet not overdo things. Always double check and if you still feel nervous, you can ask the butcher when you’re buying the rib roast.
  • Save that juice. That meat juice at the bottom is how you’ll make your au jus. Don’t waste it!
  • Make sure your prime rib comes to room temperature before you start. That’s why there’s 3 hours it should sit out before you do anything beyond salting the meat. If it’s too cold in some places, it won’t cook evenly.
  • Where to find the cheapest prime rib. Prime rib can be quite expensive. Costco has good prices on cuts of beef so Costco prime rib is a great option if you have a Costco close to you.

How long should you roast prime rib

How to Cook Prime Rib

The best way to cook prime rib requires cooking it in the oven. You’ll be doing a lot of waiting so make the most of that time with other kitchen tasks. Set timers for when you have it roasting and don’t forget to lower the temperature after 15 minutes. This ensures you have that crispy exterior without burning the meat.

Should prime rib be cooked covered or uncovered

See below for a standing rib roast cooking times chart. Cook your prime rib according to the times below to reach your desired prime rib internal temp.

Prime Rib Cooking Time Per Pound Chart

~Perfect Prime Rib Temperature Chart~

Internal Temperature Cooking Time at 350°F Internal Temp
Rare 15 – 16 minutes per lb 125°F / 51.6°C
Medium Rare 16 – 17 minutes per lb 132°F / 55.5°C
Medium 18  minutes per lb 140°F / 60°C
Medium Well 19 minutes per lb 150°F / 65.5°C
Well 20  minutes per lb 160°F / 71.1°C

What temperature should rib roast be cooked at

Is boneless rib roast the same as prime rib?

When it comes to rib roast vs prime rib both cuts are from the same area but are only different in preparation. One is roasted with the bone in while the other can either be cooked boneless or bone-in. This post is for a boneless prime rib recipe, but the same will apply for a bone-in recipe.

Do you need a roasting rack for prime rib?

No, you will only need a roasting pan for the oven. The ribs in the meat will help it stand on its own.

Do you sear a prime rib roast

Do you sear a prime rib roast?

There is no need to sear your prime rib roast. When cooking prime rib roast, simply prepare it as directed in this recipe and let the oven roast it for you.

Does boneless prime rib cook faster?

Boneless prime rib will cook faster. Without bones, you’re looking at 12 to 14 minutes per pound.

How do I make my prime rib tender

Does a boneless prime rib cook faster than a bone in?

Yes, it does, but only a couple minutes faster per pound of meat. You’ll need to calculate the weight versus the time to ensure you cook it long enough to get that perfect medium rare prime rib temp without overdoing it.

How do I make my prime rib tender?

Adding salt to the meat as it sits out to come to room temperature will tenderize your meat. It’s all you need without taking away from the natural flavor of this rich cut of beef.

How Long Should You Roast a Prime Rib?

For the roasting part, it will take 15 minutes at 500F regardless of it being 4lbs on up to 7lbs. After that you will drop the prime rib temperature to 325F and cook the meat for 13 to 15 minutes per pound to get it to medium rare status.

What temperature should a rib roast be cooked at?

Prime rib should be cooked at 500F for 15 minutes, then lowered to 325F for the remainder of the cook time. A good slow roasting prime rib temp is 325F. It is the perfect temperature for medium rare prime rib.

Does boneless prime rib cook faster

Should prime rib be cooked covered or uncovered?

Prime rib should not be covered until the cooking process is done. Prime rib gets its signature flavor from the initial roasting, something it can’t be covered for.

How do you keep prime rib warm without overcooking it?

For a slow roasted prime rib recipe, follow the cook times in this recipe as instructed per pound. Once it is finished, you will cover it with the foil and it will stay warm.

What goes well with Prime Rib

When I serve prime rib, I love doing all the steakhouse side dishes. Some of the best side dishes for prime rib are caesar salad, creamed spinach, sauteed asparagus, corn on the cob, baked potatoes, potatoes au gratin, and sauteed mushrooms.

Do you need a roasting rack for prime rib

How to Store Prime Rib

After dinner is done, wrap your leftover prime rib tightly in plastic wrap or foil. Place it promptly in the fridge.

How Long Does Prime Rib Last?

In your fridge, you can enjoy prime rib for up to 5 days. If you’ve made so much that the whole family can’t finish it by then, freeze it!

Homemade prime rib recipe

Can You Freeze Prime Rib?

Yes, you can freeze your leftover prime rib. Keep it wrapped well to prevent freezer burn and it will last up to 6 months.

How to Reheat Prime Rib?

The best way to reheat prime rib is to set the oven to 250F, put your prime rib slices in a baking pan with broth, cover it tightly with foil and gently warm it. It should take about 10 minutes.

Classic Prime Rib Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 691
This classic Prime Rib recipe is the perfect dish for holidays or large family gatherings. Learn how to cook a delicious and easy prime rib recipe complete with homemade au jus!


  • 4-7 lb standing rib roast
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)

Au Jus

  • rib roasting juices ((juices from bottom of meat pan))
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups water


  • First, remove the roast from the refrigerator and sprinkle generously with salt all over. Allow the roast to sit out for about 3 hours or until it has reached room temperature to ensure more even cooking.
  • Once the roast has reached room temperature, preheat the oven to 500F and pat the roast dry with paper towels. Sprinkle again generously with salt and pepper, then place into a roasting pan fat side up, bone side down. Insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the roast. Brown the roast at 500F for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325F and cook for about 13-15 minutes per pound for medium rare. Once the roast has reached your desired temperature, tent with foil and allow to rest for about 20-30 minutes before carving. Once rested, cut away the strings on the roast and remove the bones, either throwing them out or reserving them for a soup. Cut into 1/2 inch thick slices across the grain.
  • Now, make the au jus. Pour the drippings from the roasting pan into a sauce pan and put on medium high heat. Once bubbling, pour about 1/4 cup of flour into the mixture, whisking vigorously to break up any lumps. Slowly add in 2-3 cups of water or beef stock, cooking until the mixture thickens. Season the gravy with salt and pepper, then put through a sieve to ensure there aren't any lumps. Serve hot over the slices of prime rib.
Calories: 691kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 691kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 3mg

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When you feel like Chinese takeout, do one better for your family and make this orange chicken recipe. My family never orders it from our local Chinese restaurant anymore because they love this homemade Chinese orange chicken version best. The sauce is sweet, savory, and just a hint of spice to satisfy on every level!

Best orange chicken recipe

Best Orange Chicken Recipe

Congratulations! You’ve just found the best orange chicken recipe around! Made with wholesome ingredients I know you’ve already got at home, you can even make this tonight. Steam some rice and let’s get started!

Easy Orange Chicken Recipe

In the amount of time it takes everyone to bicker about the takeout menu for your local Chinese restaurant, you can steal away into the kitchen and make this easy orange chicken recipe. Made with fresh ingredients that aren’t sitting under a warmer, you can feel good dishing this one up to your family. Prep will happen in a snap and before you know it, you’ll be serving it up.

Orange chicken ingredients

Orange Chicken Ingredients

  • Chicken breast – If you like orange chicken but aren’t a fan of dark meat, this recipe is definitely for you!
  • Coating – To get that signature texture, your chicken needs to be coated with eggs, cornstarch, and flour for the perfect crispness!
  • Oil – for frying of course, and it’s way less than what they use to make it at the takeout place!
  • Orange chicken sauce recipe – All you need is orange juice, sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, minced garlic, water, orange zest, cornstarch, red chili flakes, and water for this sauce you’ll crave fortnightly!

Easy orange chicken recipe

How do you Make Orange Chicken from Scratch

A simple orange chicken recipe from scratch starts with making the sauce. You’ll heat it over the stove and thicken it with cornstarch giving it that signature texture. Then you’ll coat the chicken and fry it. You’ll sop up the excess oil, then toss it in the sauce and serve. That sauce is pure heaven on steamed white rice!

How do you make orange chicken from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Orange Chicken Every Time

  • You can use dark meat if you prefer. In my family, the kids are more enthusiastic about white meat, but dark meat works great here too. Just cut it into bite-sized pieces.
  • You can also turn this into a gluten-free dish. If you miss Chinese food because you’re gluten-free, making it at home is the best way to get your fix. In this recipe, you’ll just use gluten-free all-purpose flour instead.
  • Mince the garlic fresh. It gives this dish even more flavor than that pre-minced jarred stuff.
  • Use fresh ginger too. It’s the secret of Asian cuisine, lending the perfect aromatics and flavors.

How do you make orange chicken sauce from scratch

How to Cook Orange Chicken

Orange chicken is a dish you’ll make on the stove top. You’ll make the sauce first, then fry your chicken, drain it, and then combine the chicken with the sauce. Almost like an orange chicken stir fry, it’s so easy!

How to cook orange chicken

What is orange chicken sauce made of?

The orange chicken sauce recipe is made with orange juice, sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, fresh ginger, minced garlic, red chili flakes, water, cornstarch, and orange zest.

How to cook orange chicken

What is the difference between sweet and sour chicken and orange chicken?

While they both look similar and use chicken, they’re quite different dishes. Orange chicken has a crisper texture and lighter breading. It also has more of an orange flavor. Sweet and sour chicken has a thicker breading and much more contrast of sweet and sour flavors, plus an unmistakable red hue.

What is orange chicken sauce made of

Is orange peel chicken the same as orange chicken?

Orange peel chicken is famed PF Chang’s version of orange chicken. Their version is both sweet and spicy, using tomato sauce, brown sugar, and sriracha as notable differences from traditional orange chicken.

How to store orange chicken

A chicken may cross the road, but nobody crosses the chicken.

Can you freeze orange chicken

Is orange chicken dark meat?

Traditionally, orange chicken is made with dark meat. This recipe calls for using white meat, however, if you prefer dark meat, you can certainly make it that way when you follow this recipe by swapping in your preferred meat.

How to reheat orange chicken

What is a good side dish for orange chicken?

We love steamed white rice with this dish to soak up that glorious sauce. Orange chicken and rice are an excellent pairing. I also make a nice vegetable stir-fry to go with it so we all get more veggies. You can keep it simple with an Asian-style coleslaw or cabbage salad, asparagus seared with soy sauce and sesame seeds, or even steamed broccoli with garlic.

Homemade orange chicken recipe

How to Store Orange Chicken

Orange chicken should be put in the fridge after it cools and everyone is full. Tuck it in an airtight container for leftovers.

How Long Does Orange Chicken Last?

Once in your fridge, you can enjoy your orange chicken leftovers for up to 5 days. Don’t let it go to waste though. You can freeze anything beyond that point for a speedy meal prep.

Homemade orange chicken recipe

Can You Freeze Orange Chicken?

Yes, you can freeze orange chicken. Make sure it’s sealed airtight and use it up within 3 months.

How to Reheat Orange Chicken?

Simply let it thaw in your fridge overnight and then bake it in the oven at 350F or until heated. This will bring back the crispiness of the chicken.

Orange Chicken Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 354
If you're looking to take you chicken game up to the next level this orange chicken recipe is just the thing. Orange chicken is tender, crispy, sweet and spicy all at the same time. Its sooo good!


  • 4 chicken breasts (boneless/skinless, cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 4 eggs (whisked)
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • salt (to taste)

Orange Chicken Sauce

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes (add more or less for spice preference)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 orange (for zest)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • scallions (green onions) (for garnish)


  • First, make the orange sauce. Add orange juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and red chili flakes to a medium pot. Allow to heat through on medium heat for about 3 minutes. While the sauce is heating up, whisk a tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water to make a paste, then add to the orange sauce and combine. Cook the mixture for about 5 minutes or until it begins to thicken. Once the sauce has thickened, remove from the heat and add in the orange zest.
  • Once the sauce has been made it’s time to make the chicken. Place the flour and cornstarch in a shallow dish and whisk together, then add a pinch or 2 of salt. Dip the chicken pieces into the egg mixture and then flour mixture. Heat about 3 inches of frying oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Fry the chicken in batches, cooking for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Place the fried chicken pieces on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Once all of the chicken has been fried, toss it in the orange sauce over low heat in the same skillet. Garnish with scallions and serve immediately.
Calories: 354kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese


Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 206mg | Sodium: 559mg | Potassium: 756mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg

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Be still, my heart! Chicken and dumplings is one of my favorite dishes to make. It’s so hearty and soothing, the perfect comfort food. With this chicken and dumplings recipe, my family always comes back for seconds and yours will too!

Best chicken and dumplings recipe

Best Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Tender, juicy, and utterly delicious, this is the best chicken and dumplings recipe. It has a luscious taste and texture that you and your whole family will love. Plus, it’s easier than you think to make this southern dish!

Chicken and dumplings ingredients

Chicken and Dumplings Ingredients

  • Rotisserie chicken – shred up your leftover rotisserie chicken for a simple and delicious way to make this classic homemade chicken and dumplings recipe. Using rotisserie chicken makes chicken dumplings super easy.
  • Chicken stock – this will make up the broth for your chicken and dumpling soup.
  • Evaporated milk – gives your creamy chicken and dumplings broth a creamier texture.
  • Fresh veggies – yellow onion, matchstick carrots, and celery add more flavor and nutrition to your meal.
  • Seasonings – thyme and rosemary add a savory and warming component.
  • Homemade dumplings – these are easy to make with all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, melted butter, and whole milk plus seasonings.

Easy chicken and dumplings recipe

I am the emperor, and I want dumplings.
Emperor Ferdinand

Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Do you have 20 minutes? That’s all it takes to put together this recipe. The rest is cooking time. It’s a wonderful dish for when you need something soothing. And with easy ingredients you likely have in your kitchen right as you read this, you won’t have to run to the store.

How do you make chicken and dumplings from scratch

How do you Make Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch

You’ll first cook the veggies in butter until they soften. Then you’ll add the flour followed by chicken stock and evaporated milk to make the broth. When it boils, you’ll add the chicken and seasonings. Make the dumplings while the soup simmers, forming into balls that you’ll drop directly into the pot. Once these are cooked through, your homemade chicken and dumplings recipe is ready!

How to cook chicken and dumplings

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Chicken and Dumplings Soup

  • When you’re learning how to make dumpling dough, the key is not to overmix it. You can use a melon baller to scoop and release them easily into the soup too.
  • Don’t stir the dumplings while they’re cooking. You’ll break them apart.
  • You don’t need perfect shapes for those dumplings either. When they have those little rough edges, that makes the best texture and taste.

How long to cook chicken and dumplings

How to Cook Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings is cooked on the stovetop. You’ll make the soup base first and then as that simmers, get your dumpling dough together. Once you drop it in, it’s just a waiting game until it’s finished.

How to thicken chicken and dumplings

How long does it take to make chicken and dumplings from scratch?

The total time from prep to plating will take you 55 minutes to make chicken and dumplings from scratch. Before you know it, you’ll be done!

Should you cover dumplings when cooking?

Your dumplings should be submerged under the surface of the soup. You should push them down gently with your spoon when you drop them in.

Why are my dumplings chewy

How long should I boil dumplings?

Your dumplings should be boiled about 15 minutes. Check them to be sure they’ve cooked through.

How long does it take for dumplings to cook?

All told, it should take about 15 minutes for your dumplings to cook. Set a timer and then check them to be sure.

How do you keep dumpling from dissolving

How do you know when dumplings are done in chicken and dumplings?

At 15 minutes, take a toothpick and poke a dumpling. If the toothpick comes out clean, your dumplings are ready.

Do dumplings float when done?

Yes, they tend to float but you should be watching the time and relying on using a toothpick to see if they are cooked through.

Should you cover dumplings when cooking

Is chicken and dumplings supposed to be soupy?

Yes, since Southern chicken and dumplings is a soup, though it eats more like a meal. It is sometimes referred to as chicken dumpling soup.

How do you thicken chicken and dumplings?

In this homemade dumpling recipe, the all-purpose flour should render your chicken and dumplings plenty thick. But if it’s still too watery for you, make a cornstarch slurry and stir it in until you get your desired consistency.

Is chicken and dumplings supposed to be soupy

How do you make dumplings that don’t dissolve?

Follow this chicken dumpling recipe and be sure not to drop your dumplings in until you’ve lowered the temperature so the boiling slows down.

How do you keep dumplings from dissolving?

If you follow this recipe, you won’t have dumplings that dissolve. Another tip is to keep from throwing them into a rolling boil.

Do dumplings float when done

Why are my dumplings chewy?

You likely overmixed your dumpling batter if your dumplings are chewy. Overmixing makes the glutens build in the flour and creates a tough texture.

How long does it take to make chicken and dumplings

What goes well with Chicken and Dumplings

Since this is a southern recipe, you can’t go wrong with cornbread. Also, a nice garden salad, fried okra, roasted brussels sprouts, or even sauteed green beans all go very well with this dish.

Homemade chicken and dumplings

How to Store Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings need to be stored in the fridge. You’ll want to seal it in an airtight container to keep the flavors fresh.

How Long Do Chicken and Dumplings Last?

You’ll have about 5 days to use up your chicken and dumplings from the fridge. If you’ve got too much to finish off before then, you’ll want to put it in your freezer.

Can You Freeze Chicken and Dumplings?

You bet! You’ll just need it to cool first before freezing. Whether in storage bags or airtight containers, it will last 3 to 4 months when frozen.

How to Reheat Chicken and Dumplings?

When you want to reheat chicken and dumplings, do so on your stovetop. From frozen, thaw it overnight in the fridge first.

Classic Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 665
This classic & old fashioned Chicken and Dumplings recipe is a comfort food favorite that puts a smile on everyone's face. This creamy classic is packed with fluffy dumplings and delicious flavor that is ready from scratch in no time!


  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 1/4 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 cup celery (diced)
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 32 oz chicken stock
  • 4 1/2 cups rotisserie chicken (shredded)
  • 2 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)

Dumpling Recipe

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 5 tbsp butter (melted)


  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, carrots, and celery to the melted butter and cook for 5 minutes. Once the vegetables have softened, add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Once fragrant, add the flour and stir to combine. Once combined, add the evaporated milk and chicken stock and stir, then bring to a boil. Once boiling, add in the chicken, thyme, and black pepper and salt. Allow the soup to simmer uncovered.
  • While the soup simmers, make the dumplings. Whisk together flour, baking powder, pepper, salt, and thyme in a large bowl. Create a well in the center of the mixture and pour the butter and milk into the center. Use a rubber spatula or your hands to mix until a dough ball forms.
  • Form the dough balls into two tablespoons worth and place directly into the simmering pot. Gently press them down into the soup so they are slightly covered. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the dumplings are cooked through. Once the dumplings are cooked through, serve immediately.
Calories: 665kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 665kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 1173mg | Potassium: 494mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3631IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 267mg | Iron: 5mg

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Everyone gets so caught up with taco night, but what about Mexican enchiladas? They’re an amazing Mexican dish you shouldn’t miss either. When my kids begged me to make this chicken enchilada recipe last week, I realized it had been far too long and popped them in the oven for dinner. It’s a meal that disappears fast!

Best chicken enchilada recipe

Best Chicken Enchilada Recipe

What I love about this Mexican chicken enchilada recipe is that it’s made with very simple and wholesome ingredients. No need to find a Mexican restaurant in town…the best chicken enchilada recipe is going to be right in your kitchen!

Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe

This homemade enchiladas recipe is super-simple and delicious, though it does take an hour. I like making this easy enchilada recipe on a Saturday night when I don’t have to rush around. The kids love to help too so if you have kids, get them involved and make it a fun activity for the family.

Chicken enchilada ingredients

Chicken Enchilada Ingredients

  • Rotisserie chickenrotisserie chicken enchiladas are so easy. Simple shred your rotisserie chicken from the supermarket to make easy enchiladas.
  • Black beans – adds more protein and authentic taste.
  • Diced green chilies – a can of these adds just enough zing to this dish.
  • Flour tortillas – serves as the wrap that makes it an enchilada (if you’re gluten-free, they have gluten-free tortillas you can use too).
  • Shredded cheese – a must for any cheese enchilada recipe. The cheesier the enchilada, the better (Mexican blend is the best cheese for enchiladas but you can use cheddar if that’s what you’ve got).
  • Red enchilada sauce – ties the whole enchilada flavor profile together and a must for chicken enchiladas with red sauce.
  • Garnishes – I use fresh chopped cilantro, red onion, jalapenos, and sour cream though feel free to make my guacamole recipe to go along with it too.

Easy chicken enchilada recipe

I love you a whole enchiLOTTA!

How do you Make Chicken Enchiladas from Scratch

So many people balk at making food from different cuisines. It’s so much fun though and the flavors are so rewarding. All you need to do to make chicken enchiladas from scratch is heat avocado oil in a pan and sauté white onion. Then add your chicken and chilies to sauté together. You’ll add the beans next and set it aside. After that, you’ll assemble the enchiladas, place them in your baking dish, and cover with the sauce and cheese until it bakes to bubbly perfection. These quick and easy chicken enchiladas always have people coming back for seconds!

How do you make chicken enchiladas from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Chicken Enchiladas Every Time

  • Use rotisserie chicken. It makes it easier to shred and get that perfect texture of the chicken plus it saves you a step. Shredded chicken enchiladas are easy and delicious!
  • Cook it for the full time instructed. Yes, the chicken is fully cooked, but the rest of the ingredients need to come together. This won’t dry out the chicken though thanks to all the other ingredients and the sauce.
  • Serve the garnishes on the side. To alleviate headaches, I always put the garnishes in little ramekins on the table so that everyone can top their enchiladas the way they want to. The garnishes double as enchilada seasonings.
  • Guacamole is also awesome with chicken enchiladas. See my guacamole recipe here!

How to cook chicken enchiladas

How to Cook Chicken Enchiladas

Cheesy chicken enchiladas begin on the stovetop to bring the chicken, onions, chiles, and beans together. Then you assemble all the ingredients together and place in a baking dish, top with sauce and cheese, and wait until it bakes up nice and bubbly.

Do you use corn or flour tortillas for enchiladas?

You can use either one. If you are gluten-free, corn tortillas are another option you can use for a gluten-free version of this dish.

How long to bake chicken enchiladas

What do you put inside enchiladas?

These chicken and cheese enchiladas have shredded rotisserie chicken, onions, black beans, and chilies though you can feel free to add corn and green bell peppers, or change the protein or leave it completely meatless.

Can you use taco sauce in place of enchilada sauce?

If you only have taco sauce, you can use it instead of enchilada sauce. The flavors won’t be the same, but it will at least taste good.

What do you put inside chicken enchiladas

Do you have to cover enchiladas when baking?

No, you do not need to cover homemade chicken enchiladas when baking. That will make the tortillas soggy plus you want the cheese to get nice and melty.

How long does it take to heat up enchiladas in the oven?

Once you get the enchiladas in the oven, it takes 20 minutes. You’ll see the cheese get nice and bubbly and you’ll know it’s ready!

Do you use corn or flour tortillas for enchiladas

How Long to Bake Chicken Enchiladas

With this simple enchilada recipe, once your chicken enchiladas go into the oven, they will take about 20 minutes to bake. It should be nice and bubbly on top.

How do you know when enchiladas are done?

The sauce and cheese should be bubbly when your enchiladas are done. At 20 minutes, that’s plenty of cooking time, especially since the chicken is already cooked in this recipe.

How do you make enchiladas not soggy

What is the difference between green enchilada sauce and salsa verde?

While they seem similar, green enchilada sauce is cooked. Salsa verde is blended from simple ingredients and eaten raw, like regular salsa.

What goes well with Chicken Enchiladas

Mexican rice, guacamole, refried beans, chips and salsa, Pico de Gallo and tortilla soup are all ideal accompaniments to these delicious creamy chicken enchiladas.

Why do my enchiladas fall apart

Why do my enchiladas fall apart?

Choosing good tortillas will keep your enchiladas from falling apart. Make sure they’re not old. The fresher they are, the better!

Why do my tortillas fall apart when I make enchiladas?

You’re probably either cooking it too long or using old tortillas. Use this recipe and stick to the 20-minute baking time and make sure you buy fresh tortillas to use when making this dish.

Homemade chicken enchiladas

How do you make enchiladas not soggy?

If you follow this recipe, you shouldn’t have soggy enchiladas because the baking time allows for just long enough for everything to come together.

Homemade mexican style chicken enchiladas

How to Store Chicken Enchiladas

Wrap your remaining chicken enchiladas up in foil or seal in an airtight container. Once they’ve cooled, you’ll need to keep them in the fridge.

How Long Do Chicken Enchilada Last?

The fridge life of chicken enchiladas is about 3 days. I’ve never had that happen in my house though since these are always gone within one day.

Can You Freeze Chicken Enchiladas?

Yes, chicken enchiladas are great for freezing. The biggest trick to this though is to ensure all excess air is removed so they still retain their flavor.

How to Reheat Chicken Enchiladas?

Take those chicken enchiladas out of the freezer and thaw overnight in the fridge. Then bake them at 350F until they become bubbly again. You can add more sauce and cheese if you desire.

Authentic Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 484
My family loves this easy chicken enchilada recipe! This recipe is so simple the kids can help and you can easy customize it to add in all of your favorite toppings!


  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 large white onion (diced)
  • 1 rotisserie chicken (shredded)
  • 4.5 oz can diced green chilies
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 16 oz can black beans
  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 3 1/2 cups Mexican-blend shredded cheese
  • 1 large can of red enchilada sauce
  • cilantro (chopped for garnish)
  • red onion (chopped for garnish)
  • sour cream (for garnish)
  • jalapeno pepper (chopped for garnish)


  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease a baking dish. Then, heat the avocado oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add in the onion and saute for about 4 minutes, occasionally stirring.
  • Once the onions have slightly softened, add in the shredded chicken and green chilies, and liberally season with salt and pepper. Saute the entire mixture for about 4 minutes, then add in the beans and stir until fully combined. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Now it is time to assemble the enchiladas. Create an assembly line of tortillas, enchilada sauce, chicken and bean mixture, and cheese. Create the enchilada by laying out a tortilla, spreading out 2 1/2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce, then adding a liberal spoonful of the chicken mixture in the center, then sprinkle about 1/3 cup of cheese. Roll the tortilla up and place in the greased baking dish. Repeat this process with 7 remaining tortillas.
  • Spread the remaining enchilada sauce over the top and sprinkle with leftover cheese. Bake the enchiladas for about 20 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and melted. Remove from the oven and garnish with sour cream, red onion, and cilantro.
Calories: 484kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican


Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 865mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 344IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 371mg | Iron: 2mg

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Creamy, rich, and absolutely dreamy, Alfredo sauce happens to be a personal favorite of mine. My whole family adores it and it seems no matter how much pasta I make to go with it, there are never any leftovers. For an easy dinner night that delights, make this Alfredo sauce recipe!

Best alfredo sauce recipe

Best Alfredo Sauce Recipe

The best Alfredo sauce uses only 8 simple ingredients. And guess what…no flour! If you’ve been making it with flour, you’re making it wrong! No more jars of gloppy goop that don’t taste right…this homemade alfredo recipe will have you making it like a real chef!

Easy Alfredo Sauce Recipe

This easy homemade alfredo sauce only tastes extravagant. Making it is so simple, you won’t believe it until you see it with your own eyes. With just 8 ingredients you probably have at home already and about 15 minutes of your time, you’ll have this indulgent sauce ready to go.

Alfredo sauce ingredients

Alfredo Sauce Ingredients

  • Butter – choose unsalted so your alfredo pasta sauce won’t be overpowered with saltiness.
  • Heavy whipping cream – this is the secret to getting that thick, rich, and creamy alfredo sauce taste and texture.
  • Garlic – mince it yourself for the freshest flavors. A must for any garlic alfredo sauce.
  • Parmesan cheese – get a block of it and grate it fresh to really make your authentic Alfredo sauce taste like restaurant-quality.
  • Alfredo sauce seasoning – you’ll need Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to finish this beauty off.

Easy alfredo sauce recipe

“This cauliflower tastes just like, bread, pasta, and alfredo sauce.” …said no one ever

How do you Make Alfredo Sauce from Scratch

Pull out your large skillet and put it over low heat. Then you’ll add butter and cream, letting it simmer together. Then garlic and seasonings get whisked in. Finally, the parmesan cheese goes in. Once that melts nicely throughout, you can serve it up with fettuccine noodles or anything else you like.

How to Cook Alfredo Sauce

To cook this simple alfredo sauce recipe, you will need a skillet. Grab all the ingredients and grate your cheese first. Mince garlic first as well. You can use the jarred minced garlic but mincing it yourself will give you the most delightful flavors.

How to make alfredo sauce from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Alfredo Sauce Every Time

  • Don’t use flour! This recipe doesn’t call for flour in the first place but the biggest mistake I see with people making Alfredo sauce is that they use flour. You don’t need it!
  • Pick the freshest parmesan. Grating it right off the block really is the best. It’s cheaper too so it does you better in the long run.
  • Grate the cheese before getting started. This small step will help you get enough cheese into the sauce to thicken it up.
  • The sauce will thicken on its own. If you let it stand for a few minutes and it still isn’t as thick as you’d like, add more parmesan.

How to make alfredo sauce with heavy cream

What are the ingredients in Alfredo sauce?

The best homemade alfredo sauce is made from butter, heavy whipping cream, garlic, fresh grated parmesan, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.

What seasonings are good in Alfredo?

Alfredo is a very simple sauce that most Americans over complicate. All it needs is fresh minced garlic, Italian seasoning (which has a bit of basil and oregano), and salt and pepper.

How do I add flavor to Alfredo sauce?

Adding flavor is as simple as using the minced garlic and fresh parmesan. The Italian seasoning and salt and pepper also elevate these flavors, making it taste amazing.

How to make fettuccine alfredo sauce

Can I use milk instead of heavy cream for Alfredo sauce?

Yes, you can make homemade alfredo sauce with milk, although you should mix it with melted butter as instructed above for a richer texture. Or you can also add cornstarch but it won’t taste as rich.

Can I use heavy whipping cream instead of heavy cream for Alfredo sauce?

Yes.  That’s what is used in this recipe and it makes your sauce thick, rich, and creamy. Alfredo sauce with heavy cream is the traditional way of making alfredo sauce.

How do you make Alfredo sauce without heavy cream?

If you don’t have heavy cream, you can use regular milk and butter to simulate the richness. You’ll need /4 cup of melted butter and 3/4 cup of milk mixed together thoroughly to make up for one cup of heavy cream.

What can I use instead of heavy cream for Alfredo sauce?

You can use a combination of melted butter and milk to simulate the richness of heavy cream and get a thicker sauce without using flour or cornstarch.


How do you thicken Alfredo sauce?

In this recipe, the Alfredo sauce thickens from the cheese and heavy cream. You do not need anything else to thicken it but if it seems too watery, you can add more parmesan.

What else can I use Alfredo sauce for?

There are so many uses for Alfredo. You can use it for mac n’ cheese, casseroles, pizzas, vegetables, and more. You can also add broccoli, shrimp, or chicken to your Alfredo pasta dishes.

What goes well with Alfredo Sauce?

Naturally, pasta is a perfect match for Alfredo sauce. Fettuccine is customary, though you can use another type. Anything with a barrel shape like penne will make it even more fun to eat. You can also use this sauce as a base for a white pizza, or pour it over steamed broccoli, Brussels sprouts, or cauliflower.

Homemade alfredo sauce recipe

How to Store Alfredo Sauce

The best way to store your homemade Alfredo sauce is in a mason jar. Doing so will prolong its life in your fridge.

How Long Does Alfredo Sauce Last?

Alfredo sauce will last when properly contained for up to 6 days in your fridge. Though it is highly unlikely you will keep yours this long. No matter how much I make, my family gobbles it up right away.

Can You Freeze Alfredo Sauce?

Yes! I’ve frozen Alfredo sauce in batches so that my husband and kids won’t eat it all and I’ll have a backup for dinner during a busy week. You’ll want to let it cool completely and then move it to freezer-safe bags. It will keep for as long as 6 months.

How to Reheat Alfredo Sauce?

Simply remove the bags from your freezer and place them in the fridge overnight. When you’re ready to make it, just heat it slow and low on the stove until it’s hot, stirring frequently.

Classic Alfredo Sauce Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 455
This authentic homemade Alfredo Sauce recipe is rich, creamy, and takes only 15 minutes to make! This is a crowd favorite that always has people coming back for seconds. Enjoy!


  • 1/2 cup butter (unsalted)
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 1/8 cups fresh grated parmesan cheese


  • In a large skillet on low heat, add the butter and cream and simmer. Whisk in the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper for a minute, then whisk in the parmesan cheese until melted. Serve immediately with fettuccine noodles.
Calories: 455kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 949mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1052IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 461mg | Iron: 2mg

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