Side Dish

Recipe: Carbonara Orzotto — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

Do you love pasta carbonara, but get a little intimidated by the step that calls for thickening — not scrambling! — the pasta with eggs? Love risotto, but don't want to spend all that time stirring at the stove?

Here's a much easier riff on both carbonara and risotto, made possible with the help of that teeny, tiny, rather magical orzo pasta. This is your 30-minute dinner tonight!

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Recipe: Carbonara Orzotto — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

Do you love pasta carbonara, but get a little intimidated by the step that calls for thickening — not scrambling! — the pasta with eggs? Love risotto, but don't want to spend all that time stirring at the stove?

Here's a much easier riff on both carbonara and risotto, made possible with the help of that teeny, tiny, rather magical orzo pasta. This is your 30-minute dinner tonight!

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Recipe: Cowboy Caviar — Recipes from The Kitchn

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman/The Kitchn)

Cowboy caviar is seriously perfect potluck party food — especially in the South, where tailgating season begins before the air turns crisp. Where once tailgating literally meant lowering the tailgate of a friend's truck, opening a bag of chips and a can of beer, we now have tents, tables, and decor. Needless to say, the snacks have improved as well. Cowboy caviar is best made ahead; it's filling but not heavy, and can be served at room temperature without any sign of congealed cheese or questionably warm mayo.

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Slow Cooker Recipe: Cheesy Panade with Swiss Chard, Beans & Sausage — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

A panade is one of those dishes that is way better than it has any right to be — or than it looks to be. It's an assembly of day-old bread, shredded cheese, and handy pantry ingredients (in this case, white beans, Swiss chard, and sausage) that gets doused with broth and baked until bubbly, like a savory bread pudding meets French onion soup. Not quite a soup and not quite a casserole, it's something more: the best of both worlds.

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Slow Cooker Recipe: Cheesy Panade with Swiss Chard, Beans & Sausage — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

A panade is one of those dishes that is way better than it has any right to be — or than it looks to be. It's an assembly of day-old bread, shredded cheese, and handy pantry ingredients (in this case, white beans, Swiss chard, and sausage) that gets doused with broth and baked until bubbly, like a savory bread pudding meets French onion soup. Not quite a soup and not quite a casserole, it's something more: the best of both worlds.

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How To Make 2-Ingredient Griddled Flatbreads — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

(Image credit: Maria Midoes)

If you want a quick, fresh-off-the-griddle flatbread, it doesn't get much easier than this dough that uses just two ingredients. In just about 30 minutes from start to finish, you'll be tucking into tender flatbreads that can be eaten with dip, rolled up with your favorite fillings, or used to sop up something saucy that you're serving for dinner.

Oh, and guess what? There's no stand mixer or special equipment required. Here's how we do it.

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