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Take your dinner to the next level

The classic of all classics, spaghetti and meatballs, is a fantastic go-to dish for any dinner occasion. Dress it up with a handmade pasta, such as papparadelle, for a dinner with friends or keep it basic for a party of one. The meatballs in this recipe are truly easy to make; they only take a few minutes of mixing, rolling, and heating. We suggest making a double batch so you can bank some in your freezer.

You probably didn’t spend much time perfecting your cooking skills during college; chances are you learned to make a decent bowl of ramen noodles, or you headed up to your common room kitchen and filled a baking dish with pasta and whatever cheap ingredients you could find. And then you got your first apartment, bought some pots and pans, and ate lots of filling and budget-friendly mac and cheese. If you’re stuck in a pasta rut and haven’t really learned how to get creative (and nutritious) with this most versatile food, here are some ideas to help you take your pasta-making to the next level.

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Pasta is one of the simplest and most adaptable foods to prepare; and many great dishes require very little prep work yet result in a fantastic and well-composed meals. If you’re on a tight budget, need a complete meal in little time, or are concerned that your cooking skills aren’t up to par, pasta is the way to go. Learning how to make a few basic but satisfying dishes will always come in handy.

Besides being incredibly easy to prepare (can you boil a pot of water?), pasta dishes often require very few ingredients. Many of them can be made with items that are likely sitting in your cupboard or refrigerator at this very moment. With a little chopping, a little mixing, and about 30 minutes of prep time, you can have a filling and crowd-pleasing dish. Evenhandmade meatballs or a creamy Alfredo sauce can be made quickly with a few smart tricks.

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Flavorful, hearty Bolognese sauce requires some patience — the flavor takes time to develop — but it will be well worth the work. This recipe calls for ground beef, but you can make a mixture of ground beef, veal, and pork in whatever ratio you prefer to add a bit of complexity to the flavor.

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If you’ve ever made this dish before and followed a recipe that asked you to use any sort of milk or cream, you were deceived! The ingredients for a good pasta carbonara are few, so if a tight budget is the issue, this is right up your alley. If you’re a carbonara novice, it’s egg yolk that makes this pasta dish so creamy, not cream.

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Cooking 101: 22 Recipes Every Cook Should Know

Aprons on, ladies! It’s time for a crash course in cooking basics, as in the dishes you should no doubt have in your recipe arsenal. We’re talking everything from breakfast staples and easier-than-they-look roasts to crowd-pleasing side dishes and deliciously simple desserts. Besides letting you prove your prowess in the kitchen, these recipes can be tweaked so they’re entirely your own. (We smell an heirloom DIY cookbook in the works.)

1. Scrambled Eggs: We’re sure you’ve made them in the past, but why do home scrambled eggs never resemble fluffy restaurant scrambled eggs? Educate yourself, get the technique down, then get ready to mix it up. Cue extra cheese, sautéed veggies and your favorite meat. (via Good Food)

2. French Toast: Start your day with a little indulgence… and only a little bit of work. In three steps (beat eggs with milk, dip bread in mixture, pan fry eggy bread), you’ll have a weekend brunch-worthy meal. (via Simply Recipes)

3. Pancakes: Bisquick’s got nothing on homemade flapjacks. Nothin’. (via Inspired Taste)

4. Potato Frittata: Having guests over for breakfast? A potato frittata is a great meal to make for many. Plus, it’s easy and only requires one pan. (via BHG)

5. Grilled Cheese: A lunch and snack-time staple, the grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food. And it’s all about the bread, people. Pro tip: Once you’ve mastered the basic combo, try our 12 alternatives. (via Delish)

6. Tomato Soup: Put the can down. That grilled cheese you just made will go much better with a bowl of homemade tomato soup. (via Fine Cooking)

7. Tomato Sauce: A simple marinara is a versatile base for a meat or seafood sauce, a pasta dish or homemade pizza and can store for up to six months in the freezer. (via Giada de Laurentiis)

8. Margherita Pizza: Remember that tomato sauce we encouraged you to make? Spread some on your homemade pizza dough, sprinkle with cheese and voila! That’s amore. (via Bon Appetit)

9. Basic Lasagna: Keep putting that sauce to good use. It’ll come in handy for a basic lasagna, a great make-ahead meal that can be prepared in a variety of ways. (via Chow)

10. Spaghetti and Meatballs: We’re not saying you should make the pasta from scratch, but there’s something about a homemade meatball that can’t be found in the store-bought variety. Plus, you’ll make your nonna so proud. (via The Pioneer Woman)

11. Roast Chicken: We’ll do anything Ina Garten says. And this is her “Perfect Roast Chicken,” so it must be a winner. (via Barefoot Contessa)

12. Chicken Cutlets: A great weeknight meal when you’re strapped for time but still want something hearty and healthy on the table. (via Serious Eats)

13. Chicken Soup: There’s a reason why an entire book series uses chicken soup as a metaphor for healing. (via Olive and Herb)

14. Broiled Fish: You know that drawer at the bottom of your oven? That’s a broiler, and it works wonders on fish filets. (via Living Well Spending Less)

15. Burgers: Bobby Flay thought of everything in his recipe for the perfect burger, from the just-right toasted bun to the type of equipment you should have at the ready. (via Food Network)

16. Steak: Got a Ron Swanson doppelgänger in your life or looking to win one over? Steak is the way to his heart. (via Epicurious)

17. Mac ‘n’ Cheese: Homemade macaroni and cheese puts the boxed variety to shame. And this recipe — packed with butternut squash and sharp cheese — puts a healthy and flavorful spin to this classic meal. (via Cooking Light)

18. Roasted Vegetables: A great side to any meal, roasted vegetables are healthy, filling and full of flavor. You can’t go wrong. (via The Wednesday Chef)

19. Guacamole: Perhaps the greatest dip on earth. Pro tip: Leave the pit in the bowl to prevent your green stuff from turning into brown stuff. (via Gimme Some Oven)

20. Vinaigrette: Every home cook should have oil and vinegar on hand. Use them to make a variety of vinaigrettes for all your leafy needs. (via Real Simple)

21. Chocolate Chip Cookies: What’s not to love about chocolate chip cookies? If you make them yourself, we guarantee you’ll love them more. (via Smitten Kitchen)

22. Brownies: There’s nothing quite like just-out-of-the-oven fudge brownies, especially when made by little old you. (via Brown Eyed Baker)

Got another recipe under your belt that’s a must-learn for all? Tell us in the comments below, or submit it to the Brit + Co. Community!


Essential Recipes and Tips Your Mother Should Have Taught You

Ten staple recipes just got easier (and tastier) with these tips from Food Network Kitchen. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned cook, you'll want these in your back pocket.

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10 Dishes Every Cook Should Know

Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies

These classic cookies are a go-to sweet treat, easy to whip up and store &mdash well, if they last!

Decode the Recipe

Two Sugars Are Better Than One

Different types of sugar yield different cookie textures. For the perfect chewy/crispy cookie, use a combination of brown sugar (chewy) and granulated (crunch).

Foolproof Way to Measure Flour

Simple Broccoli Stir-Fry

Stir-frying has stood the test of time. It's a wonderful way to cook small pieces of vegetables and meat quickly, without a lot of fat. Prepping your ingredients ahead of time and having them near your stovetop is the key to success.

You Have the Tools

Prep Ahead!

Simple Broiled Flank Steak with Herb Oil

Flank steak is a relatively lean cut of meat but full of flavor. This preparation is low on the fussiness factor: Put your seasoned steak on a preheated broiler pan and cook, no flipping needed.

Slice Against the Grain

Pantry-Ready Sauces

Simple Chicken Soup

This comfort food classic is just as flavorful and soul satisfying as Grandma's chicken soup, but where hers took several hours &mdash or a day &mdash to make, this one takes under an hour.

Fortify Store-Bought Broth

Simple Lemon-Herb Roasted Salmon

This go-to recipe uses a fish's best friends: butter, herbs and lemon. Roasting at a high temperature lets you lightly brown the fillets on foil, without having to use a skillet, so there's minimal cleanup. Make this quick entree often, and use the time you save to try a new side dish to go with it.

Choosing a Fillet

The Benefits of Roasting

Simple Mashed Potatoes

Russet potatoes are best for this recipe because of their high starch content, which makes for fluffier mashed potatoes.

Simmer, Don't Boil

Ditch the Peeler

Simple Roast Chicken with Gravy

You'll love having this roast chicken in your weeknight repertoire. One bird can supply you with a dinner, leftovers for sandwiches or salads, and a carcass and bones (which you can freeze for up to a month) to make stock. Use your homemade stock to make gravy the next time you roast a chicken.

Don't Skimp on Salt

Try the Oysters

Remember that every roast chicken has two "oysters," the tender morsels on each side of the backbone. These two little disks of perfection are like the tenderloin on a chicken. They are tender and juicy, and they're the perfect size to pop into your mouth while you carve the bird. Shhh!

Simple Scrambled Eggs

Slow and steady wins the race! Cooking over low heat ensures soft and luscious scrambled eggs. If you like, at the very end, stir in 1/2 cup of your favorite shredded cheese, such as aged cheddar or Gruyere.

Measure Your Salt

The Secret Ingredient

Simple Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Try this easy go-to recipe and you'll never buy jarred sauce again. Look for canned San Marzano plum tomatoes &mdash they are slightly sweeter and less acidic than other varieties.

A Prepared Pantry

Adding Extras

Simple Vinaigrette

Make a batch of homemade vinaigrette at the beginning of the week, and toss a few tablespoons with fresh greens for a quick weeknight salad. But remember that vinaigrette isn't just for salad: You can also use it as a quick sauce for fish or grilled chicken.


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Making pasta sauce from scratch is worth the extra effort. You won't get all of the added sugar and salt from jarred pasta sauces, and you can season it to your heart's content.

"My favorite pasta sauce is my homemade marinara sauce, which only requires three ingredients," Jawad says. "Most people can't believe that it only requires onions, garlic, and crushed tomatoes. But it's that easy, and it's so much more wholesome and lighter than jarred sauce."


Spaghetti alla carbonara can easily be made in 10 minutes, according to Emett.

There are two main theories as to how spaghetti alla carbonara — an Italian dish of eggs, guanciale (Italian cured meat from pork cheek), black pepper, and pecorino Romano cheese — came about.

The first known reference of the dish can be found in the 1957 American guidebook "Eating in Italy," according to The Houston Chronicle. Many believe that the recipe was created in World War II, when Italian cooks combined the rations of bacon and eggs given to them by American soldiers with their own local cheese and pasta.

But others say the dish was actually invented by the "carbonari," an Italian word for workers who made charcoal by burning wood. They say that as these workers mixed pasta, cheese, and cured meat for their meals, specks of ash from the charcoal would fall into the dish — black pepper was said to have been introduced to the dish later to pay homage to this.

However spaghetti alla carbonara came about, Emett loves that the classic Italian dish "can be knocked up in 10 minutes."

"This is a dish you could make when in a hurry or to impress friends," he said. "And it's a must-have in any cook's repertoire."

You can find the chef Giorgio Locatelli's recipe for spaghetti alla carbonara on page 50 of Emett's book.


13 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook by Age 30

OK, so we’re not teenagers anymore. Burnt toast and takeout pizza just won’t cut it now that we’re proper adults and expected to do proper adult things, like throwing dinner parties. Here’s the good news: we don’t need a fancy menu or the culinary skills of a Michelin star chef to cook our guests delicious food. Often, the best dishes are the simplest ones (and those Michelin star chefs would probably agree).

By the age of 30, we should all have some basic, fundamental recipes in our skill set &mdash for ourselves, our families and those last-minute dinner guests. The key is to start with recipes we love to eat, like a really great pasta dish, an exquisite chocolate cake or a stack of buttery pancakes. We’ll love them even more once we’ve made them ourselves. And once we’ve mastered those, well, the sky’s the limit.


"I highly recommend covering the baked pasta with aluminum foil. That allows the steam from cooking to hydrate the noodles and keep everything moist," Jawad says. "It minimizes the moisture escaping to the oven, which is what usually results in dried baked pasta. If you're adding cheese to the baked pasta, remove the foil, add the cheese and then broil for a couple minutes just until bubbly."

Yes, we know it's hard to wait! But you'll only increase cook time (and possibly end up with over- or undercooked noodles) if you do this. Add pasta when the water is boiling, and you'll be good to go.


14 recipes every student should know

Knowing your way around the kitchen is a key skill for any new student and will help you eat well, save money and gain some of those all-important Adult Life Skills. And, with just a handful of ingredients and a bank of simple recipes, whipping up nutritious, delicious meals can be super-easy.

From brilliant breakfasts and speedy suppers to batch-cook beauties and a classic roast to feed hungry housemates, we’ve pulled together 14 student staples to help you master the basics and gain confidence in the kitchen.


21 Types of Pasta Every Carb-Loving, Comfort Food-Craving Noodlehead Should Know

Consider this your essential guide to all the different types of pasta noodles and pasta shapes you may come across.

Any pasta lover or Italian food fanatic knows that picking the right types of pasta can elevate your good pasta recipes into great pasta dishes. (There’s a reason that restaurants keep many different types of pasta in stock the perfect noodle exists for every sauce or dish.)

Grocery store shelves and restaurant menus are filled with different pasta names and shapes, but there are a few basics𠅊nd a few unique types of pasta—that everyone should know, especially if they make eating pasta a regular habit. (Once you know your preferred noodle, picking the best pasta brands is easy too.)

Here, we have more than 20 different types of pasta, with pictures, a handy chart, cooking times, and best uses and sauce pairings, so you can find your perfect pasta and pair it with a dish that makes it shine. (Or, if you have a favorite pasta sauce, you can find the perfect type of pasta to serve it on.) Whether you’re just learning how to cook pasta or you make homemade noodles, there’s something to be learned from our guide to tasty, irresistible pasta noodles.


13 Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook by Age 30

OK, so we’re not teenagers anymore. Burnt toast and takeout pizza just won’t cut it now that we’re proper adults and expected to do proper adult things, like throwing dinner parties. Here’s the good news: we don’t need a fancy menu or the culinary skills of a Michelin star chef to cook our guests delicious food. Often, the best dishes are the simplest ones (and those Michelin star chefs would probably agree).

By the age of 30, we should all have some basic, fundamental recipes in our skill set &mdash for ourselves, our families and those last-minute dinner guests. The key is to start with recipes we love to eat, like a really great pasta dish, an exquisite chocolate cake or a stack of buttery pancakes. We’ll love them even more once we’ve made them ourselves. And once we’ve mastered those, well, the sky’s the limit.