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.


Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipes

Best Banana Breads

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


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.


Poblano-Jalapeño Chili

Our Favorite Chili Recipes

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


All-American Meat Loaf Recipe

Best Meat Loaf Recipes

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


Chocolate-Mint Bars Recipe

25 Best Desserts

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


Vanilla-Bourbon Pumpkin Tart Recipes

Our Best Pumpkin Recipes

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Basic Cranberry Sauce

Holiday Reader Favorites

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


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.


Sweet and Spicy Citrus Tilapia Recipe

Top-Rated Tilapia Recipes

Sensational recipes for this versatile, budget-friendly fish.


Sparkling Sangria

35 Top-Rated Cocktails

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


Seviche-Style Shrimp and Avocado Tacos

Our Best Shrimp Recipes

These 23 healthy shrimp recipes earned sensational reader reviews.


Eggs Benedict Florentine with Creamy Butter Sauce Recipe

Top-Rated Egg Recipes

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


Mini-Spanakopitas Recipe

Top-Rated Greek Recipes

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


Strawberry-Buttermilk Gelato

Top-Rated Frozen Desserts

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


Herbed Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Five-Star Italian

Readers raved about these delicious Italian classics.


Grilled King Salmon with Tomato-Peach Salsa Recipe

40 Top-Rated Grill Recipes

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


Healthy Chocolate-Amaretti Peaches Recipes

Favorite Peach Recipes

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Amaretto Apple Streusel Cupcakes Recipe

A Dozen Cupcakes

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


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.


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.


Truffled Mac and Cheese Recipe

Best Mac and Cheese Recipes

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


Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe

Perfect Pancakes

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

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Find the perfect ending to your Easter feast with these light and fresh springtime desserts.

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