Alex Guarnaschelli's Top Recipes

We've gathered all of Alex's top recipes together to make it easy for you to browse and pick your favorites.

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Braised Chicken Thighs and Legs with Tomato

Get a delicious dinner on the table in less than an hour with this easy-to-follow, one-pan recipe. With chicken seared to crispy perfection and a sweet tomato sauce, it's a crowd-pleaser any night of the week.

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Brisket Tacos with Red Cabbage

Brisket doesn't need much extra work when it comes to flavor, but no one's going to complain when it's in a taco with fresh red cabbage slaw. With the tangy slaw and sweet brisket, it's a near-perfect bite.

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Quick and Easy Pickles

"Pickling vegetables refers to the simple process of submerging them in a salt and water solution (brine) or an acidic ingredient like vinegar," Alex explains. She uses apple cider as the acidic agent in this easy recipe.

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Baked Apples with Rum and Cinnamon

Not only do these make a comforting dessert, they also look stunning. With dark rum and lots of spices, these soft beauties are best served alongside your favorite ice cream.

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Oven "Fried" Pizza

Made in a cast-iron skillet with olive oil, this crust is perfectly crispy on the outside and delicate on the inside. Add on Alex's lamb sausage and caramelized onion topping for a true comfort food experience. 

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Homemade Butter

No, you won't have to churn it by hand. In fact, better butter is pretty simple: Just toss some heavy cream, sour cream, salt and pepper into a stand mixer, and you've got a homemade breakfast staple in 15 minutes. Plus, the leftover liquid is actually buttermilk. 

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Brown Sugared Carrots

There's no reason to waste carrot tops when you can sprinkle them right on top for a little extra greenery. Try it with this recipe, which also includes brown sugar, molasses and rosemary for unbeatable flavor.

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Blackened Salmon

When you can prep and cook dinner in less than 15 minutes, you know it's going to be one of your go-tos. And when you're cooking with spices like paprika, cayenne and thyme, less time definitely doesn't mean less flavor.

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Croque Madame Sandwich

Alex sticks to tradition when it comes to this French classic, including good-quality ham, Gruyère cheese and a perfectly fried egg on top.

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Fruit Pizza

Pizza crust from the supermarket ensures this is both a simple and easy dessert. Tangy blackberries cooked in red wine mix with creamy ricotta for a just-sweet-enough concoction. 

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Sugar-Cranberry Pie

Cranberries are the perfect tangy finish to a heavy meal — think Thanksgiving dinner. And with a bit of lemon juice and orange zest, the tart berries star in this pie for a fresh and filling dessert.

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Grilled Romaine Salad with Blue Cheese

It might not seem like the most-obvious method for preparing romaine, but this grilled salad doesn't disappoint. With a creamy dressing on top that has a bit of a kick, this salad could be a meal on its own.

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Yogurt Marinated Chicken with Harissa

Marinating the chicken in a yogurt mixture helps it keep more of its moisture and adds a tangy flavor. Slather with homemade harissa before serving for a spicy-sweet kick.

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Stuffed White Mushroom Caps

Stuffing anything with garlic, sour cream and cheese sounds pretty delicious, but tender white mushrooms are the perfect vehicle. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar for an extra kick at the end.

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Eggplant Parmigiana

Alex is a fan of simple dishes done right, and her Eggplant Parmigiana recipe is no exception. Helpful hints like salting the eggplant and letting it rest before cooking make her version of the classic foolproof.

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Tomato and Watermelon Salad

When lettuce gets boring, mix things up by trying Alex's Tomato and Watermelon Salad. It's got strawberries, lemon juice and balsamic for a truly unique appetizer.

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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Balsamic

Whether it's Meatless Monday or you're just simply tired of chicken, these grilled portobellos drizzled with Alex's balsamic dressing are the perfect low-calorie, flavor-packed dinner option.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Balsamic

Homemade Cannoli

Alex makes her cannoli just like the ones from her favorite Manhattan bakery — with a thin and crispy shell and a creamy, sweet filling. Don't forget the chocolate chips!

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Fried Zucchini

Replace frozen fries with these crispy zucchini sticks for a quick midweek side dish or party appetizer. Paprika and Parmesan make them unforgettable.

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Cantaloupe Soup

For a fresh alternative to cooked soups, try Alex's cantaloupe creation, made with lemon juice and sparkling cider. Diced cucumber adds a nice texture.

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Pork Meatballs

Alex uses her mother's classic marinara sauce to add even more flavor to meatballs. Boil some pasta alongside and you've got a complete Sunday dinner.

Get the Recipe: Pork Meatballs

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