Food Wishes® Recipes

Chef John’s tips, tricks, and puns are addictive, and so are his dishes. Try making them yourself.

Chef John's Salmon Loaf
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Chef John's Salmon Loaf

Canned salmon is an inexpensive source of proteins and omegas, so pull some from your pantry to make Chef John's easy and tasty shelter-in-place salmon loaf.

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Chef John's Hot Cross Buns
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Chef John's Hot Cross Buns

Studded with rum-soaked raisins, Chef John's Hot Cross Buns are made the traditional way with the cross baked in, not applied afterwards.

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Fresh Asparagus Patties
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Fresh Asparagus Patties

Like green sprouts peeking through the dirt, Chef John's easy asparagus patties signal spring at its freshest and are great with lemon aioli or in veggie burgers!

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Spring Lamb Pan-Fried Dumplings
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Spring Lamb Pan-Fried Dumplings

A minty dipping sauce perfectly complements Chef John's latest appetizer-pan-fried dumplings stuffed with a rich lamb and pea filling.

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Chef John's Clotted Cream
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Chef John's Clotted Cream

Chef John cooks fresh cream long and slow in the oven for a sweet, nutty clotted cream--just perfect on warm biscuits with homemade jam.

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Chef John's Cream of Asparagus Soup
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Chef John's Cream of Asparagus Soup

This easy cream of asparagus soup recipe is a great way to celebrate the first tender spears of the season.

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Chef John's Pavlova with Strawberries
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Chef John's Pavlova with Strawberries

This light-tasting meringue dessert has a sweet, gooey crunch that tastes fabulous with whipped cream and strawberries.

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Pizza with Ham, Asparagus, and Ricotta
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Pizza with Ham, Asparagus, and Ricotta

Top homemade pizza crust with a white sauce made from ricotta cheese and olive oil, smoked ham, asparagus, white Cheddar, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

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Russian Honey Cake
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Russian Honey Cake

Extra work produces extra deliciousness in Chef John's version of Russian honey cake where "burnt" honey is the star.

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Chicken Parmesan
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Chicken Parmesan

A classic Italian dish prepared with tomato sauce and mozzarella, with a few additions by Chef John. Sure to impress your friends and family!

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Chef John's Stuffed Peppers
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Chef John's Stuffed Peppers

Stuff green bell peppers with a mixture of rice, ground beef and pork sausage for a simple and satisfying supper.

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The Best Parmesan Chicken Bake
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The Best Parmesan Chicken Bake

This chicken Parmesan is done casserole style (so, no breading or frying!), but still offers up that irresistible combination of tender chicken, crunchy/cheesy coating, and flavorful sauce.

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Chef John's Italian Meatballs
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Chef John's Italian Meatballs

These Italian meatballs use a standard mix of ground beef and ground pork, with added flavor from parsley, garlic, and dried herbs. Bake up a batch, mix them with your favorite spaghetti dish, and dinner is served!

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Chef John's Perfect Prime Rib
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Chef John's Perfect Prime Rib

Perfectly cooked medium-rare prime rib is the result every time you use Chef John's mathematical method.

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Chef John's Macaroni and Cheese
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Chef John's Macaroni and Cheese

Chef John's easy-to-make, old-school macaroni and cheese has a perfectly crispy crust and a gooey center.

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Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast
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Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast

Impossibly tender beef pot roast with carrots, mushrooms and onions. It's easy in the slow cooker. The key is searing the meat first.

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Quick Chicken Piccata
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Quick Chicken Piccata

Chef John's quick and easy pan-fried chicken breasts are topped with a simple pan sauce made with capers, butter, white wine, and lemon juice.

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Simple Garlic Shrimp
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Simple Garlic Shrimp

If you like shrimp and LOVE garlic, I hope you give this fast and delicious recipe a try soon. Enjoy!

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Chef John's Buttermilk Biscuits
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Chef John's Buttermilk Biscuits

Flaky, buttery buttermilk biscuits are perfect any time of day.

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Chef John's Lemon Bars
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Chef John's Lemon Bars

An intensely flavored layer of lemon custard atop a crisp, sweet shortbread crust makes these favorite cookies almost like little slices of lemon pie.

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Beef and Guinness® Stew
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Beef and Guinness® Stew

Beer, beef, and bacon add deep, complex flavors to this Irish-inspired stew that's at its best when served with mashed potatoes.

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Old-Fashioned Pancakes
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Old-Fashioned Pancakes

Anybody can add water to a boxed pancake mix, but you're better than that! These pancakes are not too thick, not too thin, but tender, light, buttery, and delicious.

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Chef John's Ham and Potato Soup
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Chef John's Ham and Potato Soup

You can never have too many soup recipes. This hearty soup is definitely filling enough to serve as a main course.

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Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes
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Chef John's Perfect Mashed Potatoes

This recipe will hopefully give you the proper techniques to turn out perfect mashed potatoes every time; always light, fluffy and lump-free.

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One Pan Orecchiette Pasta
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One Pan Orecchiette Pasta

Orecchiette pasta is simmered with Italian sausage and arugula to prepare this quick-and-easy, one-pot meal.

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Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)
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Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Chef John's version of this classic Thai dish, made with freshly chopped chicken thighs and fresh basil, has a rich sauce that cooks down into a caramelized glaze.

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Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes
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Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

Chef John's Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes are roasted until the the chicken skin is caramelized and crisp and potatoes are browned for an easy Greek-inspired dinner.

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Chef John's Pumpkin Pie
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Chef John's Pumpkin Pie

This rich pumpkin pie includes sweetened condensed milk and egg yolks in the filling for the perfect custard texture.

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Chef John's Banana Bread
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Chef John's Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of those things people rarely make on purpose, only when those last three bananas are almost black. This scrumptious banana-walnut loaf, spiked with dark chocolate chips, is so good you'll want to make it well before the bananas get to that condition.

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