Reader-Favorite Recipes

These dishes all earned high marks―you're sure to find a winner.

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Loaded Potato Soup Recipes

25 Best Soups

Love the convenience of a one-dish meal simmering on the stovetop? Then prepare one of these top-rated soup recipes for some no-fuss hearty comfort food.

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Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipes

Best Banana Breads

Cooking Light staffers divulge their all-time favorite healthy banana bread recipes.

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Fresh Tomato, Sausage, and Pecorino Pasta Recipe

25 Best Pasta Recipes

Whether you're cooking for a family supper or entertaining with friends, these top-rated pasta recipes will never fail to impress.

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Poblano-Jalapeño Chili

Our Favorite Chili Recipes

Nothing warms the body and soul like a hearty bowl of chili. Reviewers rated these recipes tops.

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Healthy Chicken and Guacamole Tostadas Recipe

25 Best Chicken Recipes

Our most popular ingredient, your top-rated recipes: Find 25 of Cooking Light's best chicken recipes from the past 25 years.

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Top-Rated Budget Recipes: Pork Chops with Cherry Couscous

25 Best Budget Recipes

Save money on meals without sacrificing taste or nutrition with these 25 best budget-friendly recipes.

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Classic Fudge-Walnut Brownies Recipe

16 Best Chocolate Recipes

Sixteen recipes battled head-to-head in a bake-off to find our most intense chocolaty treat of the past 25 years.

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Provençal Beef Daube Recipe

105 Slow-Cooker Recipes

Our escape on a chilly evening? The slow cooker. Come home to our favorite main dishes, sides, appetizers, and drinks that are sure to soothe your family with the simple joys of comfort food.

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Fontal Polenta with Mushroom Sauté

25 Best Vegetarian

Whether you have made the full vegetarian plunge or just want to mix it up, sans the meat, once a week, these healthy, meatless main dishes will have you swooning.

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Grilled Halibut with Peach and Pepper Salsa

25 Best Seafood Recipes

Low in calories, sodium, and cholesterol, protein-packed seafood provides vitamins and minerals and may reduce the risk of heart disease and lower blood pressure.

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All-American Meat Loaf Recipe

Best Meat Loaf Recipes

We bring it back to its roots—then spice it up again for good measure.

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Chocolate-Mint Bars Recipe

25 Best Desserts

From cookies to cakes, any of these decadent treats will end your meal on a high note.

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Vanilla-Bourbon Pumpkin Tart Recipes

Our Best Pumpkin Recipes

Take pumpkin to another level with these recipes that readers gave our highest ranking.

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Salmon and Bok Choy Recipe

30 Best Salmon Recipes

Get a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids from these salmon dishes that earned top marks from readers.

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2006: Beef Carnitas Tacos

Our 25 Best Recipes Ever

25 years, 25 dishes. We're going back in time to count down our best of the best, from 2011 to 1987.

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Curried Chicken Salad with Apples and Raisins

Top-Rated Picnic Recipes

These make-ahead masterpieces are perfect for alfresco eating, and all are highly rated by readers.

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Chicken and Couscous Salad

Top-Rated Chicken Recipes

It's already our most popular ingredient, but these chicken recipes also scored our readers' highest rating.

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Baked Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Cheese Recipe

Top-Rated Casseroles

From a tamale-inspired casserole to chicken potpie, these meals-in-a-dish all earned top marks.

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Basic Cranberry Sauce

Holiday Reader Favorites

These holiday recipes all earned five-star reviews from CookingLight.com users.

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Slicing the Brussels sprouts horizontally makes for quick cooking, and the addition of toasted pecans add an unexpected crunch and buttery richness to this stunning side.

Top-Rated Sides

Nineteen superior side dishes earned our readers' highest rating.

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Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia Recipe

Top-Rated Tilapia Recipes

Sensational recipes for this versatile, budget-friendly fish.

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Sparkling Sangria

35 Top-Rated Cocktails

These cocktails received rave reviews for their refreshing and delicious taste.

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Seviche-Style Shrimp and Avocado Tacos

Our Best Shrimp Recipes

These 23 healthy shrimp recipes earned sensational reader reviews.

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Eggs Benedict Florentine with Creamy Butter Sauce Recipe

Top-Rated Egg Recipes

These high-protein recipes received high marks for versatility and deliciousness.

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Mini-Spanakopitas Recipe

Top-Rated Greek Recipes

Some classic, some new, these dishes earned top marks from our readers.

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Strawberry-Buttermilk Gelato

Top-Rated Frozen Desserts

Readers awarded their highest ranking to these sweet treats and cool classics.

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Herbed Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Five-Star Italian

Readers raved about these delicious Italian classics.

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Grilled King Salmon with Tomato-Peach Salsa Recipe

40 Top-Rated Grill Recipes

These grilled go-to recipes earned perfect marks from our readers.

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Healthy Chocolate-Amaretti Peaches Recipes

Favorite Peach Recipes

From cobblers to soup, fresh peaches are a delight in our favorite recipes.

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Mushroom Lentil Burgers

Favorite Veggie Burgers

Satisfy your appetite for a great-tasting veggie burger that's easy to make and more healthfully prepared when you use your own wholesome ingredients.

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Top-Rate Vegetable Recipe: Fresh Peas with Spicy Pepper Relish

Best Vegetable Recipes

When it comes to veggies, it won't be hard to get in your daily quotient with these scrumptious (and top-rated) picks.

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Top-Rated Fruit Recipe: Strawberries in Meyer Lemon Syrup

Top-Rated Fruit Recipes

Take your fruit servings beyond an apple a day with these recipes that earned our readers' top ratings.

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Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash

Our Best Butternut Squash Recipes

Creamy soups, savory sides, and even a pizza—butternut squash shines in these delicious fall recipes.

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Amaretto Apple Streusel Cupcakes Recipe

A Dozen Cupcakes

As rated by our readers, here are a dozen of our best cupcake recipes.

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Chicken Carne Asada Tacos with Pickled Onions Recipe

Best Taco Recipes

If you're craving some south-of-the-border flavor, you've come to the right place. These 14 taco recipes earned top marks from our readers.

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Frozen Stew

17 Best Freezable Recipes

Freezing is a great make-ahead strategy and certain recipes freeze better than others. Find our picks for healthy freezable recipes.

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Truffled Mac and Cheese Recipe

Best Mac and Cheese Recipes

Find 12 of Cooking Light's best macaroni and cheese recipes.

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Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

Perfect Pancakes

Start the day off right with Cooking Light's best pancake recipes.

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