Healthy Eating Means Balance
All the recipes have been perfected in our Test Kitchen to make sure they hit all the right notes: crispy pizza crusts, juicy burgers, oozy cheeses, irresistible fries, and desserts that make you want to sing a sweet aria. Our staff registered dietitians have made sure every recipe meets the same nutrition guidelines we use in Cooking Light magazine.
Bottom line: The next time a craving strikes, give in—with Cooking Light Crave!
Out-n-In California Burger
BBQ Chicken and Blue Cheese Pizza
Mushroom and Provolone Patty Melts
Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
This soft, moist, and super delicious Chocolate Buttermilk Cake can cure even the strongest chocolate cravings. Perfect for any occasion, this cake never fails to satisfy.
Smothered Steak Burgers
Artichoke and Arugula Pizza with Proscuitto
Open-Faced Pimiento Cheese BLTs
Parmesan-Crusted Zucchini Fries
Fresh Cherry Cheesecake Bars
Grilled Turkey Burgers with Goat Cheese Spread
A small amount of tangy goat cheese flavors the creamy spread. This low-calorie condiments adds a ton of flavor and soft texture to your next summer grill out. Double the spread and use it on grilled chicken or turkey sandwiches, or sub it as a dip for your party tray of chips and veggies.
Chicken and Herb White Pizza
Oven-Fried Catfish Sandwiches
Tex-Mex Beef and Bean Dip
Here's a great game-day party dip: You can make it ahead and reheat it when you're ready to serve. Chipotle chile powder is spicy, so adjust the amount to suit your taste.
Peanut Butter Cup Blondies
Mushroom Burgers with Fried Egg and Truffle Oil
Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Roasted Jalapeño Butter
Caramelized Onion-and-Blue-Cheese Mini Burgers
Four Cheese Pizza
Heirloom Tomato, Watermelon, and Peach Salad
Mocha Banana Split
Fresh Tomato-Feta Pizza
Adobo Chips with Warm Goat Cheese and Cilantro Salsa
Roasted Banana Pudding
Many folks say banana pudding is best the next day, after the cookies have softened and the flavors have mingled overnight.
Roasted Vegetable and Ricotta Pizza
Chicken Souvlaki Pitas with Tahini Sauce
Barbecue-Flavored Onion Rings
Lemon Cream Pie
Southwest Salsa Burgers
Bacon, Onion, and Mushroom Pizza
Mini Falafel Pocket Sandwiches
Creamy Potato Salad
Peach Melba Shake
Grilled Lemon-Basil Tofu Burgers
Cobb Salad Pizza
Steak Baguettes with Pesto Mayo
Piled high with steak and veggies, the real treat on this sandwich is the sauce, a pesto mayonnaise. Use sirloin for a more tender bite than you get with cuts like flank steak.
Warm Caramelized Onion Dip
Chocolate Cookie Ice-Cream Sandwiches
If you've ever bitten into an ice-cream sandwich only to feel cheated of cookie, these little rounds deliver what you've been missing.
Chicken Parmesan Burgers
Apricot and Prosciutto Thin-Crust Pizza
Sloppy Joe Sliders
Get back to the basics with this easy slaw featuring thinly sliced radishes and fresh mint. Instead of a creamy dressing, it’s tossed with a citrusy vinaigrette. This easy slaw is just the side to serve with hamburgers, fish, sandwiches, hot dogs, or pulled barbecue.
Bread Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce
Spicy Poblano Burgers with Pickled Red Onions and Cream
Smoked Salmon Thin-Crust Pizza
Eggs Benedict Waffle Sandwiches
Baked Mozzarella Bites
Chocolate Turtle Brownie Sundaes
Decadent, warm, and gooey turtle brownies meet creamy vanilla frozen yogurt drenched in a drool-worthy fudge sauce. Licking your screen yet? This dessert is perfect for any occasion and will always leave you begging for seconds.
Lamb and Turkey Pita Burgers
Pepperoni, Onion, and Olive Pizza
Picnic-Perfect Lobster Rolls
Bourbon Baked Beans
Bacon, bourbon, and maple syrup make this American classic special. Check your beans 10 to 15 minutes ahead of time to make sure they're not drying out.
Hello Dolly Bars
Cheddar Cheeseburgers with Caramelized Shallots
French Toast Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
What kid (or grown-up, for that matter) wouldn't love this ooey-gooey sandwich? Serve the souped-up PB&Js with fresh fruit.
Asian Tuna Burgers
Roasted Garlic Pizza
Heirloom Tomato, Arugula, and Bacon Sandwiches
BBQ Potato Chips
These less than 50-calorie BBQ Potato Chips will be a huge hit with your tastebuds and your waistine. To get perfectly thin slices, use a mandoline or the thin slicing blade of a food processor.