Some people think the defining characteristic of authentic Cajun food is the spicy ingredients. It isn't—it's recipes that can be cooked in one pot. The early Acadians taught us the power of one-dish recipes—a rich meld of flavors combined with simplicity of preparation.
Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes
How can one possibly improve on such a near-perfect food as mashed potatoes? By folding in tangy, earthy goat cheese, of course!
Quick Turkey Lasagna
Lasagna doesn’t have to take hours to prepare, as this healthy, updated recipe demonstrates.
Cilantro Lime Rice
The simple addition of lime and cilantro creates a sublime rice that will become your new standard.
African Peanut Stew
Serve this African-inspired vegetarian stew on rice for a hearty and healthful main dish.
Corn and Tomato Salad with Lemon Dressing
A tart lemony vinaigrette brings out the crisp bite of fresh veggies in this toothsome salad.
Frittata with Ham and Vegetables
It’s a Sunday brunch-friendly ham-and-cheese breakfast you’ll soon make your kitchen standard.
Green Bean and Tomato Saute
Almost like a warm green bean salad, this side dish has lots of flavor on tap.
Olive Herb Cheese Spread
This quick-and-easy cheese spread is great on crackers or vegetable slices.
Chorizo Pasta Salad
Fresh Mexican chorizo sausage jump-starts the taste of this tailgate party-perfect pasta and bean salad.