With this comprehensive cookbook on your shelf, the question “What’s for dinner?” will be easier than ever to answer and dinner faster than ever to prepare. most recipes require only a handful of ingredients, and all are guaranteed to put dinner (and more) on your table in 45 minutes or less, start to finish. When you hit the kitchen after work with this book in hand, you can assemble and bake recipes like our easiest-ever Chicken pot pie (it uses garlic-and-herb-rich boursin cheese for intense flavor and ultra-convenient rotisserie chicken), super-easy spinach lasagna (frozen spinach and jarred alfredo sauce plus dried porcini mushrooms add up to a flavorful sauce in short order), or even Quick beef stew (we use quick-cooking yet meaty steak tips instead of chuck roast). really pressed for time? Check out our super-Fast recipes, called out with a red icon—these can be made in just 25 minutes or less. they include tomato Florentine tortellini soup; rustic Chicken tart with spinach and brie; seared scallops with lemon, peas, and orzo; and easy orange Glazed Chicken.
but we didn’t stop at dinner. after all, who doesn’t need fast appetizer, brunch, and dessert recipes in their arsenal? enter 10- minute easy melted brie with honey and herbs, 25-minute egg roulade with spinach and Gruyère, and 45-minute lazy man’s tiramisu. to deliver fast recipes like these, the test kitchen relied on lots of techniques, a handful of ordinary kitchen gadgets, and an array of convenience products. in a special feature that appears throughout the book, we call out the many new ways we found to put these convenience products—think puff pastry, chicken sausage, pizza dough, precooked rice, and canned tuna— to work. each one stars in five quick yet clever recipes, so you’ll be inspired to make use of ingredients you probably already have on hand. so whether you are looking for faster versions of recipes that usually take longer than an hour or lots of new fast choices, The America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook covers all the bases, delivering surprising solutions for flavorful dinners and more in short order.