Top Recipes from The Kitchen

Check out the best dishes created by The Kitchen co-hosts and their guests.

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Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

Forget about the gloopy mayonnaise-laced pasta salads you know (and perhaps don't love). GZ's version features bright, fresh produce like cucumber and tomatoes, plus rotisserie chicken for heft and a simple red wine vinaigrette.

Get the Recipe: Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

Peach Cobbler

Unlike pies, which require gently rolling out the dough, Katie's cobbler topping comes together in two simple parts: a wet batter that she pours over the peaches and a sweetened cornstarch mixture that blankets the batter.

Get the Recipe: Peach Cobbler

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

Once you set up the beef, fresh veggies and splash of red wine in the slow cooker, you can enjoy hours of hands-off cook time, thanks to the machine. When you're ready to eat, use the cooking liquid to create a gravy, then pour that over the meat for comforting results.  

Get the Recipe: Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Quickest Mac and Cheese

Ready to eat in only 10 minutes, this stovetop macaroni and cheese indeed lives up to its name. Made with a trio of cheeses — cream cheese, cheddar and American — the sauce is the ultimate in ooey-gooey comfort. 

Get the Recipe: Quickest Mac and Cheese

Classic Hummus

Skip the store-bought snack and make Katie's top-rated version at home in only 10 quick minutes. 

Get the Recipe: Classic Hummus

Turkey Bolognese with Voodles

If you're craving pasta but prefer to skip the carbs, look no further than Katie's voodles, aka long strips of zucchini. She tops the tender vegetable noodles with a bold tomato sauce starring ground turkey.

Get the Recipe: Turkey Bolognese with Voodles

Strawberry Fool

The secret to Katie's easy dessert is letting the simplicity of the ingredients speak for themselves. She purees ripe, juicy berries into a smooth mixture, then folds it into fluffy fresh whipped cream.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Fool

B.E.L.T. (Bacon, Egg, Lettuce and Tomato)

Geoffrey opts for an open-faced presentation of his speedy sandwich. After smearing toasted bread with mayo, he builds the layers of flavor with fresh lettuce, beefsteak tomatoes, crispy bacon and a decadent fried egg.

Get the Recipe: B.E.L.T (Bacon, Egg, Lettuce and Tomato)

Sunny's Quick Chilled Carrot Soup

Save time in the kitchen by starting with frozen sliced carrots to make her creamy ginger-laced soup, and garnish with chopped pecans for crunch.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Quick Chilled Carrot Soup

Watermelon Cosmo Punch

While you could serve Geoffrey's party-ready cocktail in a classic punch bowl, you could also opt for a hollowed-out watermelon for an extra-special presentation. 

Get the Recipe: Watermelon Cosmo Punch

West Virginia-Style Hot Dog

Ready to eat in just 25 minutes, Katie's fuss-free hot dogs are topped with a beefy homemade chili, plus your favorite coleslaw and yellow mustard.

Get the Recipe: West Virginia Style Hot Dog

Jicama Tacos

Swap out traditional tortillas and use thinly sliced jicama as the taco shell for Marcela's bold garlic-marinated steak. She tops the tacos with Soy-Lime Sauce that's been mixed with serranos for subtle heat.

Get the Recipe: Jicama Tacos

Quick Chicken Tortellini Soup

A squeeze of lemon juice brightens up Jeff's warming soup, which comes together easily thanks to ready-to-go cheese tortellini.

Get the Recipe: Quick Chicken Tortellini Soup

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Italian for "garlic and oil," aglio e olio is the ultimate in quick-fix pastas, coming together with only a handful of ingredients in just 15 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

There are two secret ingredients in Katie's fan-favorite cake: ground almonds and quinoa. They bring welcome heft to her flourless dessert, while semisweet chocolate in both the batter and silky ganache deliver the richness you crave.

Get the Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake

Chicken Ramen Stir-Fry

Packaged ramen noodles receive a fresh makeover in Katie's 5-star stir-fry. She ditches the flavor packets and seasons the dish with a dual-purpose mixture of sweet honey and bold Sriracha sauce; not only does this combination marinate the chicken, but it also acts as the sauce when combined with the noodles.

Get the Recipe: Chicken Ramen Stir-Fry

Honey Ricotta with Cherries

For a five-minute dessert, look no further than Geoffrey's Honey Ricotta with Cherries. He mixes creamy ricotta cheese with cherries, plus sour cream for subtle tang, and serves it dip style alongside crackers.

Get the Recipe: Honey Ricotta with Cherries

Chipotle Chilaquiles

Marcela dunks just-fried tortillas in a fresh-tomato salsa with chipotles, then tops the big-batch meal with a fried egg, cool crema and fragrant cilantro for an over-the-top finish.

Get the Recipe: Chipotle Chilaquiles

Tomato and Bocconcini Caprese

Instead of using large slices of mozzarella, follow Geoffrey's lead and opt for tiny balls of mozzarella called bocconcini to make this no-cook salad.

Get the Recipe: Tomato and Bocconcini Caprese

Sunny's Warm German Potato Salad

Just a dash of liquid smoke in the boiling water infuses the potatoes for Sunny's classic mayo-free salad with plenty of smoky flavor.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Warm German Potato Salad

Steak and Egg Burrito

A hearty meal that's easy to make, Jeff's loaded burrito features juicy beef alongside fluffy eggs and rich Gruyere cheese. He grills the wraps for a few minutes before serving them with a cocktail and a hot sauce-spiked sour cream.

Get the Recipe: Steak and Egg Burrito

Butternut Squash and Watercress Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Tender butternut squash adds heft to Marcela's easy-to-make salad, tossed in a lemony ginger dressing with champagne vinegar and studded with juicy pomegranate seeds.

Get the Recipe: Butternut Squash and Watercress Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Made with garlic, a serrano chile and a pinch of red pepper flakes, Geoffrey's tender shrimp pack a punch of spice, but the heat is tamed with the help of fresh lemon zest. Serve it with buttery homemade garlic bread to soak up the rich tomato sauce.

Get the Recipe: Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Pesto-Rubbed Baked Salmon with Smashed Cucumber and Green Apple Salad

The key to making Geoffrey's salmon supper in a hurry is starting with prepared pesto. He bakes the fish at a low temperature so it turns out deliciously moist every time.

Get the Recipe: Pesto-Rubbed Baked Salmon with Smashed Cucumber and Green Apple Salad

Beef Stew

Inspired by the stew her grandfather used to make, Katie's hearty recipe is packed with potatoes and carrots, and it's simmered with stout beer for added depth.

Get the Recipe: Beef Stew

Skillet S'mores

Who says s'mores have to come from the campfire? Jeff reimagines the summertime treat by layering crunchy walnuts, warm melted chocolate and gooey marshmallows in a pan and serving graham crackers for dipping.    

Get the Recipe: S'Mauros: Skillet S'Mores

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Marcela quickly cooks whole tomatoes, a serrano chile and a shallot to boost their flavor before blending them with garlic and cilantro. 

Get the Recipe: Roasted Tomato Salsa (Salsa Asada)

Bourbon Smash

Fresh mint and lemon juice brighten up Geoffrey's fuss-free bourbon cocktail. 

Get the Recipe: Bourbon Smash

Creamy Chicken Succotash

Sunny builds layer upon layer of flavor in her weeknight-friendly succotash by cooking the chicken, bell peppers and corn in the same pan in which she fried the bacon. 

Get the Recipe: Creamy Chicken Succotash

Grilled Asparagus Bruschetta

For a go-to appetizer that's as quick to make as it is impressive, try Jeff's decadent toasts topped with a mixture of goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, plus sliced grilled asparagus.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Asparagus Bruschetta

Marcela's Spicy Oregano Burgers

You don't need an outdoor grill to make Marcela's next-level hamburgers; she cooks these Mexican oregano-laced patties indoors on a grill pan and finishes them with a mixture of mayonnaise and chipotle chiles.

Get the Recipe: Marcela's Spicy Oregano Burgers

Asian Pork Lettuce Cups

Katie swaps out the everyday chicken for juicy pork in her 30-minute lettuce cups, filled with hoisin-flavored meat, tender rice noodles and classic garnishes like peanuts and bean sprouts.

Get the Recipe: Asian Pork Lettuce Cups

Barbecue Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Butter

After frying the chicken wings until golden brown, toss them in the barbecue sauce of your choice, and serve alongside a blend of creamy butter and tangy blue cheese for easy, delicious dunking. 

Get the Recipe: BBQ Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Butter

Easy Coconut Bark

It takes just two ingredients — shredded coconut and sweetened condensed milk — and a bit of cooking spray to turn out Marcela's top-rated dessert. 

Get the Recipe: Cocada: Easy Coconut Bark

Bloody Mary

A go-to cocktail that's sure to impress your guests at brunch, Geoffrey's five-mixture mixer is made with tomato juice and vodka, plus fresh horseradish and Worcestershire sauce for a subtle bite.

Get the Recipe: Bloody Mary

Sunny's Pan-sagna

Sunny deems this cheesy dish of pasta, sausage and beef her "One-Pan-Plan Lasagna," as it cooks conveniently in a single skillet.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Pan-sagna - One Pan Plan Lasagna

Sunny's Italian Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

For an all-in-one dinner, make Sunny's cheesy spiced sausage mixture featuring fresh sage and walnuts, and pile it in tender hollowed squash halves.

Get the Recipe: Sunny's Italian Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Loosen up the blue cheese stuffing in these sweet, smoky party-ready bites by mixing it with a splash of heavy cream. The creaminess of the filling combines with the chewy dates and crispy bacon to form an over-the-top mash-up of rich taste and texture.

Get the Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Dates

Brown-Sugar-Spiced Salmon

Chile powder-spiked brown sugar gives Katie's tender salmon fillets a sweet, spicy crust. Keep this recipe in your back pocket for those days when you need a dinner that's both easy and elegant — this salmon can be on the table in only 20 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Brown Sugar Spiced Salmon

Pan-Seared Chicken with Olives

Everyday chicken breasts are given the Iron Chef treatment in Geoffrey's top-rated dinner featuring juicy, tender meat topped with a tomato-olive sauce and fresh greens.

Get the Recipe: Pan Seared Chicken with Olives

Rigatoni with Spicy Chicken Sausage, Asparagus, Eggplant and Roasted Peppers

Olympic superstar Brian Boitano stopped by The Kitchen to share this hearty, comforting pasta. It's packed with both vegetables and chicken sausage, so it's an all-in-one supper that's a cinch to prepare.

Get the Recipe: Rigatoni with Spicy Chicken Sausage, Asparagus, Eggplant, and Roasted Peppers

Icy Orange Cosmo

You know that the co-hosts say, "It's 5 pm –– somewhere." Raise a glass with Geoffrey's four-ingredient citrus-based sipper.

Get the Recipe: Icy Orange Cosmo

Spicy Mac and Cheese

Perhaps the ultimate family-friendly feast, macaroni and cheese is pure comfort food, and Sunny's version is made extra special with the help of a trio of cheeses and cayenne-laced sour-cream custard. She adds extra texture to the casserole by topping it with buttery toasted cubes of bread.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Mac and Cheese

Grilled Salmon with Citrus-Fennel Salad and Grilled Escarole

Ready to eat in only 35 minutes, Katie's easy-to-make fish is grilled so it boasts a subtle smoky, charred taste. Round out the meal with a simple side of oranges and fennel to brighten up the flavors.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Citrus-Fennel Salad and Grilled Escarole

Mushroom Fricassee with Creamy Polenta

Chopped judge Scott Conant visited the co-hosts to chat, and he shared this warming bowl of buttery polenta. It's topped with earthy mixed mushrooms simmered with shallots and thyme in a tomato-wine sauce. 

Get the Recipe: Mushroom Fricassee with Creamy Polenta

Chile-Rubbed Chicken Breasts with Kale, Quinoa and Brussels Sprouts Salad

The co-hosts looked to FoodNetwork.com to determine some of fans' most-searched ingredients — chicken, kale and quinoa — then Marcela combined them in one fuss-free supper.

Get the Recipe: Chile-Rubbed Chicken Breast with Kale, Quinoa and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Game-Day Chili

While Geoffrey's meaty chili may be ideal for tailgating, it's also a big-batch recipe that will wow a crowd anytime of year. Set up a toppings bar with jalapenos, tomatoes, cheeses and cilantro, and let each person garnish his or her own bowl.

Get the Recipe: Game Day Chili

Mortadella Monster

Leave it to the Sandwich King to concoct this over-the-top beauty, boasting piles of mortadella, Muenster cheese and a dressed-up honey-mustard mixture with pickled jalapenos.

Get the Recipe: Mortadella Monster

No-Bake Banana Pudding Pie

Save time in the kitchen by starting with a prepared graham cracker crust, then add a filling of sliced bananas and creamy pudding and a topping of whipped cream. While this dessert doesn't require an oven, it needs to chill for a few hours before serving so the pudding has a chance to set.

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Banana Pudding Pie

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