Budget Recipes from CHOW
Topped with caramelized pears, this puffed-up pancake is a crowd-pleaser.
Crispy and sweet like a churro, with the custardy interior of French toast.
Buenos días with migas.
Bell pepper and shallots jazz up this breakfast standby.
Nutty and indulgent—the perfect breakfast treat.
Cakey scones with a tropical kick.
Laden with pine nuts, currants, and beer!
A matza omelet.
Purgatory, here, is a buttery tomato sauce with a little crushed red pepper for heat.
Don't even think about skipping breakfast.
This hash of beets, potatoes, onion, and eggs is sweet, earthy, and herby, and makes for a filling, satisfying first meal of the day.
A quick, savory dish that can be eaten for breakfast or dinner.
Main DishesBack to top
Spicy as heck in the best possible way.
The Indian classic of spiced spinach made with tofu and yogurt.
Loaded with cheese and chile gravy.
Caprese salad meets crispy fried eggplant.
A slow-cooked dish with Chinese flavorings.
Quick and impressive when paired with a tangy, herby sauce.
In this oven take on Yucatán-style pit pork, the meat marinates in an orange and achiote mixture before being wrapped in banana leaves and slow-cooked.
This vegetarian gumbo loaded with cooking greens is a New Orleans classic.
A big party hit that's easy to make ahead of time.
An elegant take on dorm cooking: only a toaster oven required!
A quick stew of vegetables, Moroccan spices, and chickpeas.
Cornmeal adds crunch to this pan-fried fish, while rémoulade spices things up.
Mint, dill, and golden raisins dress up grilled peppers.
Artichokes, basil, and ricotta combine for an easy pasta sauce or quick dip.
This is a dish that converts radicchio-haters, softening the green's bitterness by baking it with a cream sauce.
Mountains of pecorino cheese make a creamy sauce; freshly ground pepper gives it a kick.
Give leftover roasted turkey a second chance with this noodle dish.
Want to improve a classic? Add bacon.
A combination of eggs, spinach, herbs, and spices, this is a delicious introduction to Persian food.
Classic, simple, and inexpensive.
Pasta stuffed with fall's favorite squash.
Side DishesBack to top
Braising endive gives it a tender sweetness to balance the hint of bitter.
Switch up pasta with squash for this veggie-based dish.
Nothing more than potato, butter, and broth, these mashers are an exercise in restraint.
A humble grain in an easy preparation offers more taste and texture than the usual side dish.
Crunchy, crusty potatoes with a hint of herbs and garlic.
A good accompaniment for just about any main course, especially grilled meats.
A quick and tasty take on green beans that's a crowd-pleaser of a side dish.
Currants dress up this versatile side.
Pumpkin with curry spices makes the familiar exotic.
Not too sweet, with some hominy and jalapeño to spice it up.
A light, cheesy version.
Little dumplings that are a great accompaniment for saucy dishes.
Shallots and red chile flakes flavor this simple sauté.
A great side dish that can be made the day before and gets even better with time.
A spicy new technique adds lots of flavor.
An autumn dish with a hint of sweet and sour.
Tangy lemons and capers liven up vegetables for a quick and healthy side.
In praise of mayonnaise.
A tangy, spicy way to serve potatoes.
A sweet and savory dish perfect for warm weather (or when you just need to feel a little tropical).
This is a supereasy recipe that comes in handy when you are looking for a tasty, quick side dish.
The carrots in this recipe are mashed, not mushed, so don't worry, the texture is a far cry from baby food.
Red lentils flecked with fresh, tender baby spinach.
An Indian-inspired take on braised cabbage.
These flavor-packed spuds, while time-consuming, are scene-stealing delicious.
These little cakes are a great starch for any meal.
A simple preparation for an often-overlooked vegetable.
Soups, Salads, SandwichesBack to top
Served up on a homemade pretzel roll!
A classic snack-time combination gets grilled on walnut bread.
Melty, sweet, and a little sour from the toasty rye bread.
Spicy, savory, and downright delicious.
Buckwheat noodles with Asian flavors.
A warming bowl of comfort.
Light and fresh with a nice kick of heat.
A healthy, light salad that combines hearts of palm, celery hearts, and romaine hearts.
A tasty, ultrahealthy way to eat your dark, leafy greens.
Green salad gets some Cuban flair with the addition of avocados, tomatoes, and black beans.
A mixed green salad that's full of flavor and filling enough to be a meal.
Chilled cubes of tofu, cucumber, and tender butter lettuce star in this Asian-inspired salad.
An intensely rich broth comes from slowly simmering oxtails with red wine.
A hearty soup filled with vegetables and wild rice.
A variation on the traditional French frisée salad.
A bitter and sweet salad gets crunch from toasted walnuts.
Hearty yet healthy, this salad has black beans, black-eyed peas, red onions, and sweet bell peppers.
Showcasing the best of winter's produce.
DessertsBack to top
Go ahead, go nuts.
Rich, buttery cake with a hint of citrus; satisfying any time of day.
This golden, rich cake benefits from a generous amount of butter.
Dark chocolate with shards of toasty almonds.
Chewy, cakey, fudgy—a recipe for chocoholics.
Blended pineapple is flavored with orange juice and zest for a light, icy sweet.
Bites of buttery, sugary goodness, these cookies are beautiful as well as delicious.
Tasty for breakfast, a coffee break, or dessert.
Oatmeal, chocolate, and peanut butter chunks make for sweet, crunchy, irresistible cookies.
Classic cookie bars packed with mouth-puckering lemon flavor.
Double the fun.
A classic pairing of a buttery, crunchy oat topping and tender apples.
Peanut butter cups morph into a no-fuss fudge.
Thin, buttery cookies loaded with chocolate chips.
Mexican chocolate and cayenne lend exotic spice.
A taste of the Big Easy that can be whipped up fast.
A fabulous, 100 percent vegan recipe.
The perfect example of a thick, chewy spice cookie.
Make a big batch and keep it in the freezer.
The classic bake sale favorite: crispy on the outside, soft in the middle, and dusted with cinnamon.