Skinnytaste by Gina Homolka

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  • Pasta and beans (Pasta fagioli)
    • Categories: Soups; Quick / easy; Main course; Lunch; Winter; Italian; Dairy-free
    • Ingredients: celery; carrots; tomato sauce; bay leaves; dried oregano; chicken broth; ditalini pasta; onions; canned cannellini beans; dried basil; dried parsley; basil
  • Buffalo chicken meatballs
    • Categories: Sauces for poultry; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Snacks; Main course; Entertaining & parties; Fall / autumn; Winter; American; Low carb
    • Ingredients: ground chicken; panko breadcrumbs; scallions; celery; carrots; Frank's RedHot Original Sauce; eggs; garlic
  • Raw beet salad with apples and carrots
    • Categories: Salads; Quick / easy; Side dish; Dairy-free; Gluten-free; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: beets; shredded carrots; red apples; lemons
  • Teriyaki shrimp quinoa bowls with mango-cucumber salsa
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Main course; Lunch; Easter / Lent; Asian; Dairy-free
    • Ingredients: tricolor quinoa; vegetable broth; scallions; mangoes; mini cucumbers; jalapeño chiles; limes; cilantro; shrimp; garlic; fresh ginger; low-sodium soy sauce; rice vinegar; honey; sesame oil; avocados
  • Black beans and rice
    • Categories: Rice dishes; Quick / easy; Side dish; Main course; Lunch; Easter / Lent; Central American; Caribbean; Dairy-free; Gluten-free; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: sofrito; canned black beans; long grain rice; sazón with achiote; vegetable bouillon cube
  • Tortilla encrusted chicken tenders
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Children & baby food; Main course; Appetizers / starters; Lunch; Dairy-free; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: chicken tenderloins; eggs; tortilla chips; garlic powder; ground cumin; limes; cilantro; salsa
  • Air fryer breakfast banana split
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Children & baby food; Breakfast / brunch; Cooking for 1 or 2; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: bananas; maple syrup; ground cinnamon; nonfat Greek yogurt; pecans
  • Red Thai coconut curry shirmp
    • Categories: Curry; Lunch; Main course; Thai; Low carb; Dairy-free; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: scallions; Thai red curry paste; garlic; shrimp; canned light coconut milk; fish sauce; cilantro; limes
  • Ground turkey skillet with sweet potatoes and black bean
    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Quick / easy; Main course; Lunch; Cooking ahead; Winter; Dairy-free; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: sweet potatoes; ground turkey; onions; tomato paste; canned black beans; corn kernels; tomatoes; jalapeño chiles; garlic; cilantro; ground cumin; chicken broth; limes; avocados
  • Avgolemono chicken and rice soup
    • Categories: Soups; Quick / easy; Lunch; Main course; Fall / autumn; Winter; Greek; Dairy-free; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: dill; low-sodium chicken broth; boneless skinless chicken thighs; white rice; eggs; lemons
  • Broccoli salad
    • Categories: Salads; Dressings & marinades; Quick / easy; Side dish; Summer
    • Ingredients: center-cut bacon; broccoli; red onions; unsweetened dried cranberries; raw sunflower seeds; goat cheese; light mayonnaise; fat-free Greek yogurt
  • Braised kale with pancetta
    • Categories: Side dish; Christmas; Winter; Low carb; Dairy-free; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: pancetta; onions; garlic; dried red pepper flakes; low-sodium chicken broth; red wine vinegar; kale
  • White bean scampi with linguine
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Quick / easy; Main course; Italian; Dairy-free; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: whole wheat linguine pasta; garlic; dried red pepper flakes; dry white wine; cherry tomatoes; baby spinach; canned cannellini beans; lemons; parsley
  • Borscht
    • Categories: Soups; Lunch; Main course; Russian; Ukrainian; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: onions; garlic; tomato paste; smoked paprika; celery seeds; russet potatoes; beets; chicken stock; red wine vinegar; sour cream; dill; parsley
  • Zoats (or zucchini oats)
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Breakfast / brunch; Cooking for 1 or 2; Dairy-free; Gluten-free; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: zucchini; bananas; egg whites; quick oats; milk of your choice; ground cinnamon; blueberries; slivered almonds
  • Chicken stuffed peppers with white beans
    • Categories: Stuffing; Quick / easy; Main course; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: onions; garlic; red bell peppers; cilantro; bell peppers; cooked chicken breast; ground cumin; adobo seasoning; canned white beans; reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • Perfect air fryer shrimp
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Main course; Lunch; Low carb; Dairy-free; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: garlic powder; sweet paprika; dried parsley; jumbo shrimp; lemons
  • Skillet French onion chicken
    • Categories: Main course; French; Low carb; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: chicken cutlets; yellow onions; balsamic vinegar; Worcestershire sauce; dried thyme; Gruyère cheese; all-purpose flour; paprika; unsalted butter; chicken broth
  • Salmon Caesar salad
    • Categories: Salads; Dressings & marinades; Main course; Lunch; American; Low carb; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: lemons; Parmesan cheese; mayonnaise; anchovy fillets; romaine lettuce; wild salmon fillets
  • Spicy hearts of palm noodle stir-fry with ground chicken
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Stir-fries; Quick / easy; Lunch; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Dairy-free
    • Ingredients: ground chicken; sesame oil; garlic; fresh ginger; reduced sodium soy sauce; hoisin; sambal oelek; scallions; sesame seeds; hearts of palm noodles
  • Buffalo chicken rice bowls
    • Categories: Rice dishes; Main course; Lunch; Cooking ahead; American
    • Ingredients: boneless skinless chicken breasts; red onions; paprika; ground cumin; canned black beans; Buffalo sauce; cooked brown rice; cheddar cheese; scallions
  • Whipped feta dip
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Entertaining & parties; Low carb; Vegetarian; Gluten-free
    • Ingredients: lemons; feta cheese; low-fat Greek yogurt; dried red pepper flakes; dill; pita bread
  • Spinach dip stuffed mushrooms
    • Categories: Stuffing; Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Christmas; Cooking for a crowd; Entertaining & parties; Easter / Lent; Winter; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: baby bella mushrooms; frozen chopped spinach; cream cheese; Parmesan cheese; mozzarella cheese; scallions; garlic; light sour cream; Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • Slow cooker steel cut oats
    • Categories: Breakfast / brunch; Cooking ahead; Vegetarian; Dairy-free
    • Ingredients: quick-cooking steel-cut oats; maple syrup; ground cinnamon; egg whites; mixed berries; bananas; pecans
  • One-pot orzo with sausage, spinach and corn
    • Categories: Pasta, doughs & sauces; Quick / easy; Main course; Fall / autumn; Summer; Winter; Italian
    • Ingredients: Italian chicken sausages; yellow onions; frozen corn; orzo pasta; low-sodium chicken broth; baby spinach; Parmesan cheese

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  • Balsamic chicken with roasted vegetables

    • Jane on October 26, 2014

      Quick and easy dinner. Just chop up the vegetables (I used what she suggested but I think you could really use whatever you have), toss with herbs, balsamic and olive oil, then roast with some chicken thighs. The end result wasn't amazing but perfectly OK for a quick dinner. Check the pan before 35 minutes roasting. One pan was fine but a thinner pan was burnt.

  • Lightened up green bean casserole with shallot crumb topping

    • Cheri on November 23, 2012

      This is very tasty. Made as directed, except I microwaved the green beans briefly (saved a pot), which worked great. This is a keeper, I will repeat.

  • Cilantro lime cauliflower "rice"

    • Laura on October 13, 2015

      I've been wanting to try the latest food fad, 'cauliflower rice,' for some time, so when I saw the 'rice' for sale in the produce dept of my WF, I bought a package. This recipe appealed because it contains 3 ingredients that I like, lime juice, scallions and cilantro. I also grated some of the lime zest and added that as well. The result was just so-so for me. I didn't dislike it, but I didn't love it either. I didn't feel that the lime, cilantro or scallions really showed up. My husband liked it a lot more than I did. I'm still game to try cauliflower rice again, but I'll choose a recipe with more seasonings next time.

    • Zosia on May 23, 2017

      I quite liked the flavours of this but I prefer my cauliflower as florets.

    • raybun on February 07, 2017

      I really liked this. I also added the lime zest, and it went perfectly with the shrimp curry (also skinnytaste). Ideal for bulking up 5:2 meals at 61 cal/serving. I only got 4 cups worth (not 5), maybe my cauliflower was smaller.

  • Skillet Cajun spiced flounder with tomatoes

    • Laura on December 09, 2017

      This is a super simple, quick-to-make dish that is tasty, if nothing special. Perfect for a weeknight dinner and healthy as well. I used flounder, but it could be made with many kinds of white-fleshed fish. I didn't have a Cajun spice blend on hand, so made my own using an Emeril recipe I found on Epicurious. Served it with brown rice and steamed brussels sprouts. I'd make it again.

  • Thai chicken and pineapple stir fry

    • Laura on March 03, 2019

      Made this earlier today and it was quite tasty. I subbed a diced jalapeno for the red chili pepper. Also, I did not have any Thai sweet chili sauce so I used the same amount of Sambal Oelek. Whew! That made for a spicy dish! It was still very good, though. Served it over brown rice which helped to calm the heat. I would probably use Sambal Oelek again, but would halve the amount. I will definitely make this again because it's simple and quick and tastes good.

    • Aggie92 on March 05, 2016

      Super quick, tasty weeknight dinner. Used a mix of vegetables (biased-sliced carrots, half a green pepper, shiitake mushrooms, and the optional red chile) instead of all bell peppers. Not sure why the index states pineapple and chile dipping sauce as an ingredient when the recipe actually calls for sweet Thai chile sauce. Served with jasmine rice and a squeeze of lime.

  • Thai coconut curry shrimp

    • Laura on February 10, 2017

      We also really liked this dish. With the exception of having to peel and devein the shrimp, it takes no time at all and is delicious!

    • Waderu on February 27, 2014

      This was super easy and quick. Delicious. Will definitely make it again.

    • mfto on September 13, 2015

      I made this recipe because I had a small dab of red curry paste that I was determined to use and also had shrimp in the freezer. My daughter is a fan of this blog's recipes so why not try it. Lucky us. This is easy and delicious. I took Gina's suggestion in one of her comments to readers to use some of the coconut milk when making rice. The rice was good. I did add lots of condiments on the side which really make a festive dish -- chutney, peanuts, raisins, diced boiled egg, banana, coconut, minced scallion, etc. The curry was hot enough for us but you can easily adjust to your taste.

    • stef on January 22, 2019

      A very quick dinner to make. Repeat

    • raybun on February 07, 2017

      This is absolutely delicious, especially served with her lime & coriander cauliflower rice. Perfect for the 5:2 diet, at 200 cal/ portion (including cauli rice).

  • Cilantro lime shrimp

    • Laura on June 06, 2016

      Pg. 225. This was a very simple dish that was pretty tasty. I discovered at the last minute that I had no ground cumin (?!), which was totally surprising since I use that spice all the time. Anyway, I'm sure the dish would be even better with the cumin. I'm sure I'll make this again, as it was simple, tasty and quick.

  • Zesty lime shrimp and avocado salad

    • Laura on April 12, 2019

      This was a delightful, light and refreshing meal. Comes together very quickly, and if you use pre-cooked shrimp, there's no cooking involved. I served it over salad greens and it made a very nice lunch. I'll definitely be making this again!

    • PKLucian on December 30, 2015

      Nice and easy, quick, no cooking required. Extremely tasty and goes well with a toasted / grilled tortilla.

  • Baked garlic lemon tilapia

    • Laura on June 16, 2018

      I made this with cod and we liked it a lot. Simple, quick and easy. I'd definitely make it again.

    • stef on May 30, 2018

      This was good and easy. Instead of baking in the oven I grilled it on the bbq with the fish wrapped in foil.

    • fairyduff on January 04, 2022

      Good and easy midweek fish. I used basa fish from the supermarket and got a good result. Seasoned with lemon pepper, so I skipped the fresh lemon juice.

  • Pasta with butternut squash sauce, spicy sausage and baby spinach

    • Laura on February 25, 2022

      I had some delicious sausage that needed to be used up, so decided to make this dish. Used orecchiette pasta. We both really enjoyed it. Sadly, it made only about 3 servings, so we’ll be flipping a coin for who gets the leftovers! Next time, I’d double the recipe.

    • anya_sf on January 19, 2022

      Despite making a number of changes, I feel like I stuck to the concept, and the result was delicious. I used kabocha squash (roasted and flesh pureed with about 1 cup pasta water), 6 oz mild Italian sausage, 8 oz pasta, 8 oz frozen spinach, rosemary instead of sage, and lots of parmesan. The sauce was nice and creamy, really great with the other ingredients. This was super quick to make once the squash was cooked. 2 of us finished it all for dinner (one-dish meal).

    • Partyof7 on October 27, 2022

      I got a tiny butternut squash in my CSA and this recipe was perfect for it! Spectacularly delicious! I used lots of hot Italian sausage and rigatoni. Even my squash-hating kids loved this dish.

  • Shrimp scampi tacos with Caesar salad slaw

    • kari500 on July 27, 2020

      Fantastic. I used sour cream instead of yogurt, and then added some mayo (goodbye skinny!) and used baby arugula as that was all I had in the way of greens. Flour tortillas. This dish got raves from all of us.

    • stockholm28 on October 04, 2020

      I enjoyed these tacos. My caesar dressing was too lemony, probably because the lemon I used was quite large. I’d cut back on the lemon juice a little.

  • Seattle smoked salmon chowder

    • mlbatt on April 02, 2022

      Really terrific recipe. Directions for stovetop and InstantPot are included so I used mine. The honey smoked salmon from Costco was perfect in this. I used 2% milk because that’s what I had and it was still quite rich. Cooking the cauliflower in a large piece is important because it’s removed and puréed wi some of the broth so it makes the chowder nice and thick. Genius technique! Will definitely make again.

  • Shrimp, peas and rice

    • mlbatt on February 27, 2020

      Very easy and tasty, perfect for our pescatarian WW lifestyle!

  • Slow cooked black eyed peas with ham

    • mlbatt on February 27, 2020

      Have made this every year for New Years. I use smoked turkey wings or drumstick in place of the ham. Delicious!

  • Mushroom Stroganoff

    • Aggie92 on September 12, 2014

      Very tasty. Made this with a pound and a half of white mushrooms. Followed directions except for reducing the amount of beef broth to compensate for the mushrooms releasing a lot of liquid and I used a smidge extra Worcestershire sauce. Served over brown rice.

  • The best grilled portobello mushroom burgers

    • Aggie92 on June 21, 2014

      Very good marinade for the portobello mushrooms. I doubled the recipe since I had 10 medium size mushrooms and marinated them for 2 hours. Served the grilled mushrooms as a side dish without all the burger accoutrements.

  • Crock pot chicken taco chili

    • Aggie92 on October 16, 2015

      Tasty and very mild for a chili. We spiced it up a bit by serving with pickled jalapeño slices. Followed the recipe exactly (except for cooking time) and used 4 tablespoons Penzeys taco seasoning. Recipe says 10 hours on high, however in my slow cooker, the chili was done and the chicken was shreddable after 7 hours. Makes a lot of chili for a 2 person household, but Ms Holmolka states it freezes well. Will make again!

    • TrishaCP on January 06, 2017

      This was really tasty. We used the spice blend rather than taco seasoning and I would use it again. We also found it to be pretty mild, but made choices that kind of kept it that way. (We used mild green chiles and regular canned tomatoes with no chiles as we couldn't get Rotel, so threw in a whole jalapeno with seeds.) Depending on the type of chile powder you use (we used medium)- this could potentially get really spicy, so do what works for you. I cooked it 4 hours on high and the chicken was on the verge of overcooked- 6 hours would have really blasted it.

  • Chicken and white bean stuffed peppers

    • sarahcooks on September 25, 2013

      I add more seasoning than is called for, but otherwise I really love this recipe, it's so delicious and satisfying.

    • mharriman on February 07, 2021

      I made half a recipe using just red bell peppers. Husband and I thought the outcome was very ho hum. We thought the chicken, white bean, chopped bell pepper mixture needed a sauce to tie the flavors together better. This recipe has many rave reviews on the Skinnytaste website, but for us, we’ll take a pass on having it again.

  • Roasted broccoli rabe with garlic

    • Waderu on January 27, 2013

      The blanching takes out the bitterness. I mixed spicy sun-dried tomato tapenade with the olive oil. It was delicious, I will definitely make this again.

  • Dad's creamy cauliflower soup

    • Waderu on November 20, 2013

      Liked this soup. It was creamy but light, easy to make. I'll use some herbs next time to get a bit more flavor.

  • Escarole soup with turkey meatballs (Italian wedding soup)

    • TrishaCP on November 30, 2018

      I thought this was good, but mainly because I used homemade roasted turkey stock (leftover from Thanksgiving) as the base. It needs that richness and flavor of homemade stock, because the meatballs themselves were pretty bland to my taste. I used lacinato kale instead of escarole, which wasn't available.

  • Turkey burgers with zucchini

    • TrishaCP on August 14, 2018

      I found these to be dry. Sprouted Kitchen has a turkey burger with apple for moistness that I greatly prefer.

  • Skinny chicken tikka masala

    • TrishaCP on February 10, 2017

      This definitely didn't taste like a "light" dish- the sauce was really rich-tasting. I made this after work, so used pre-ground spices, but it would be (obviously) better using freshly toasted and ground spices. I served this with rice.

  • Salsa verde burgers

    • TrishaCP on August 10, 2019

      We made these without the cheese. The red cabbage wasn’t necessary but otherwise we enjoyed these burgers.

  • White bean turkey chili

    • TrishaCP on January 09, 2021

      We liked this chili but I tweaked it. I can’t imagine the spice level will be adequate if you use the amount of turkey and beans called for in the recipe. I used two pounds of turkey and three cans of pinto beans (what was on hand). I doubled the chile powder (Penzey’s Chile 3000) and used frozen Hatch green chiles.

    • crandall57 on June 15, 2020

      I used one pound of ground turkey and two cans of white beans. Also used Mexican oregano, chipotle chili powder and more cumin than the recipe called for. Didn't use green chiles because we didn't have any. Excellent chili.

  • Eggnog pancakes

    • TrishaCP on January 01, 2018

      I agree with Zosia- this used up store-bought eggnog nicely. I found the batter pretty thick (I used regular eggnog too), so had to thin it out a bit with milk. The pancakes are sweet enough that you don't really need syrup (or can keep it to a minimum).

    • Zosia on December 22, 2017

      Delicious way to use up leftover store-bought eggnog. I used regular eggnog and whole wheat flour and cooked the pancakes on medium-low heat as they were prone to browning before the interior was cooked on medium heat.

  • Shawarma-spiced grilled chicken with garlic yogurt

    • TrishaCP on June 22, 2019

      This chicken was good. I didn’t double up on spices but did let it marinate all day. Made a less garlicky yogurt but overall everything was great together.

    • ChristineL32707 on June 08, 2019

      Excellent. We both loved it. Be sure to DOUBLE all spices and let this marinade for many hours/overnight.

  • Air fryer Asian-glazed boneless chicken thighs

    • TrishaCP on October 26, 2022

      I marinated about 4 hours, and it was very tasty.

  • Tropical mango blueberry lassi

    • TrishaCP on April 21, 2020

      This easily yields two smoothies. The texture was very nice, and I liked the blueberries and mango together. The almond butter taste was very pronounced and I would definitely omit it the next time (or use less) because I didn’t like the flavor of it here. I also thought this needed some sweetener.

  • Lemon-parsley potatoes in foil

    • TrishaCP on January 27, 2022

      We baked these potatoes and they were a very flavorful side dish.

  • Pressure cooker split pea soup with ham

    • TrishaCP on January 05, 2019

      Delicious. This is my second time making soup with a ham bone in the pressure cooker, and I will never use another method. It just extracts so much flavor. I skipped the diced ham on top because I didn’t think it was needed.

  • Chicken tzatziki bowls

    • TrishaCP on May 09, 2018

      This dinner was really good. Do-able on a weeknight with two of us working on it (one person grilled, the other prepped quinoa and salad)...would be more challenging with one, but not impossible especially if you grill indoors and make sauces/marinades in advance. (I did marinade the chicken in the morning and didn't bother putting the chicken on skewers, since that step seemed a bit unnecessary). I also forgot to dress the salad but didn't miss it since I served it with a yogurt sauce. I will definitely make this again.

    • lauren424 on March 24, 2022

      Really good! I didn't grill the chicken because it's winter. Didn't kabob it either. Pretty quick for a weeknight, I used 90 second quinoa. The sauce took the longest.

  • Grilled bourbon chicken

    • TrishaCP on July 13, 2019

      I marinated mine two nights since I wasn’t able to cook it when planned, and it was great. The flavor really permeated all of the meat. I will definitely be making this again.

    • southerncooker on January 27, 2019

      I marinated mine overnight. It was delicious.

  • Asian turkey meatballs with lime sesame dipping sauce

    • mfto on June 17, 2014

      This recipe was highly recommended to me by my daughter who cooks for a family of 5. She serves it with the zucchini noodles which she also recommends. I did make them, about the size of a ping pong ball, and they were good but where they were most delicious was last night when my husband and I had leftovers as meatball subs. I mixed some of the leftover dipping sauce with mayonnaise and used that as a spread on toasted rolls. I reheated the meatballs in the microwave, dipped them in sauce, and put them in the rolls on a bed of baby arugula and cilantro. My husband even drizzled more sauce over the top of his meatballs. You could serve a lot of sandwiches with this recipe.

    • mharriman on March 02, 2021

      Tasty but a bit saltier than I prefer; all three components called for soy sauce - a bit salty even with lower sodium style. That said, the dipping sauce for the meatballs adds a lot to making the dish like Chinese takeout. We really didn’t notice we were eating turkey-based meatballs. I made the suggested zucchini noodles with my spiralizer and they went well with the meatballs, mainly because they were sautéed in sesame oil. Easy to put together and cook.

  • Turkey sausage, kale and white bean soup

    • crandall57 on November 06, 2021

      Delicious! I used hot turkey sausage and deglazed the pan with some red wine. Also, I put fresh rosemary and fresh thyme in cheesecloth and left them in until serving.

  • Chunky beef, cabbage and tomato soup (Instant Pot or stove top)

    • jdeuth on January 29, 2022

      Such a good soup!

    • southerncooker on January 06, 2022

      This was delicious. I used some fine chopped brisket instead of ground beef.

  • Skinny chocolate raspberry cheesecake

    • eliza on August 08, 2021

      I only made the cheesecake (no crust or topping) and cooked sous vide at 80* C for 60 min in jars. The recipe made 5 medium jars (probably would be about 8 4oz jars). I did sub regular cream cheese, and used 1 whole egg instead of egg white. The result was a very nice cheesecake that had a nice tang due to the yogurt. I will top these with crumble and fruit for a reverse cheesecake. Will make again.

  • Pico de gallo salsa

    • southerncooker on February 06, 2019

      Delicious version. I liked the addition of sweet pepper along with the jalapeno and other ingredients.

  • Santa Fe turkey stuffed peppers

    • southerncooker on February 11, 2019

      We loved these and I served them with a dollop of low fat sour cream and a sprinkle of green onions as suggested. I used 1 each yellow, orange and red bell pepper. I used the suggested pickled jalapeno instead of the other pickled pepper option.

    • Zosia on February 15, 2019

      These were delicious. I wanted a shorter cook time so I pre-roasted the halved peppers for 10 minutes (425F) and roasted them an additional 15 minutes once they were filled. A few extra minutes under the broiler to melt the cheese and they were done.

  • Amazing flour-less brownies

    • southerncooker on January 27, 2019

      Recipe called for I cup of chocolate chips but I only had half cup so I used them in the batter and a half cup of peanut butter chips on the top. These were delicious. No one would ever guess it had black beans in it.

  • PB2 flourless chocolate brownies

    • southerncooker on February 20, 2019

      These are delicious. I made in 8x8 pan instead of 9x9. I used peanut butter powder from Aldi's instead of the PB2 brand.

  • Chewy chocolate chip oatmeal breakfast cookie

    • southerncooker on February 28, 2019

      Delicious for breakfast or a snack. Quick and easy to make.

  • Salisbury steak meatballs (Instant Pot, stove top, slow cooker)

    • southerncooker on January 29, 2019

      Quick and easy in the instant pot. Son and I enjoyed these but hubby didn't care for them. I used ground chicken in place of the ground turkey along with the called for lean ground beef. We had ours over mashed potatoes.

  • Open-faced omelet with feta, roasted tomatoes and spinach

    • southerncooker on February 10, 2019

      Since this recipe makes two. I made one one morning as written using basil as my fresh herb since that's what I had on hand and I subbed mozzarella for the feta and it was delicious. The next morning I I used the other half of the egg mixture and roasted tomatoes and made it with feta. Also good but think oregano would have been better with the basil. The fresh spinach was a nice addition.

  • Open-faced omelet with avocado and pico de gallo

    • southerncooker on February 06, 2019

      Quick and easy breakfast for a work morning. I made the pico the night before.

  • Maple pecan banana muffins

    • southerncooker on February 11, 2019

      I only got 9 instead of 12 but these were delicious.

  • Strawberry scones

    • southerncooker on February 17, 2019

      These were so good. I did add a tiny amount of Sparkling sugar to the tops before baking. Great reheated in the microwave too.

    • anya_sf on May 04, 2022

      Quite good for healthier scones. I used white whole wheat flour instead of regular whole wheat and the scones were relatively light and tender. Baked 19 min, they were just done (wouldn't want to overbake since they might dry out). I sprinkled a little extra sugar on top and next time would consider making the glaze.

  • Banana nut pancakes

    • southerncooker on February 20, 2019

      Great breakfast I served mine with some strawberries and pure Maple syrup. I didn't have any walnuts so I used pecans.

    • anya_sf on May 24, 2022

      Quite good for healthier pancakes. I used macadamia nuts, stirred into the batter at the end (recipe doesn't specify) and part whole milk that was getting old. I wasn't sure what "fluffy" egg whites meant; I beat them to nearly soft peaks and am glad I did, as they added significant volume to the batter, so I got almost the stated yield (11 pancakes), and noticeably lightened the cooked pancakes.

  • Breakfast pizza

    • southerncooker on February 04, 2019

      I used Bob's Red Mill whole wheat organic flour. I omitted the bacon and added some sweet peppers and green onions. Delicious.

    • English_Daisy on March 25, 2019

      Used whole-wheat flour and it was lovely! Will try this dough as pizzas too!

  • Meal prep breakfast taco scramble

    • southerncooker on February 04, 2019

      I did make the taco seasoning. While this was good I think next time I'd scramble the eggs just before eating.

  • Cheese stuffed turkey meatloaf

    • southerncooker on January 27, 2019

      Delicious. I substituted lean ground beef for the ground turkey.

  • Yogurt chocolate chip muffins

    • southerncooker on February 06, 2019

      I made these with dark chocolate chips. Very good.

  • Colombian scrambled eggs (Huevos pericos)

  • Instant Pot chicken Parmesan

    • southerncooker on January 30, 2019

      Quick and easy supper in the instant pot. We had ours over a bit of angel hair pasta. Delicious.

  • Fish Florentine

    • Grywhp on March 03, 2019

      This was so good! Creamy and rich, the peppers and spinach were a nice complement to the fish. I used cod because that’s all my landlocked grocery store had in early March.

  • Crispy togarashi chicken with sesame cucumber relish

    • Krisage on March 29, 2020

      Inspired by this recipe. We prepared the relish as directed (+ soy sauce) then mixed in cubes of leftover roast chicken. Resulted in a tasty chicken salad that we scooped up with gluten-free crackers. #quarantinerecipeadjustment

  • Chilled watermelon cucumber feta salad

    • Krisage on July 29, 2017

      Nice. Though next time, I'd double the feta, olives, and mint.

  • Open faced tuna sandwich with avocado

    • Krisage on August 06, 2018

      Mild but tasty--would make again. Skipped mayo in favor of olive oil. Less "skinny" I suppose, but it's what I had on hand. Added a bit of Tajin chile-lime salt for some zing.

  • Farro salad with feta cucumbers and sun-dried tomatoes

    • RuthGo on June 16, 2014

      This came out delicious, I'm a fan of grain based salads and this was a good one. I used a package of 10 minute farro from Trader Joe's which made the whole thing go a lot faster. However, I found that 1T of olive oil and 1T of lemon juice (I used lime juice just because that's all I had) was not nearly enough dressing for the amount of food. I used 3T of each and added one more of each to freshen it up a couple of days later.

    • mharriman on January 28, 2019

      Beautiful looking salad and very tasty. I didn’t have the required amount of cucumber so I had to short that ingredient but the salad still turned out well. I did add additional olive oil as it was dry with just a tablespoon. This went well with a Mediterranean fish entree I made but would also be great as a main or side dish during the summer. My husband loved it and he’s not a grain salad fan, usually. Definitely will repeat.

  • Asian lettuce wrap chicken chopped salad

    • hirsheys on June 29, 2019

      Very tasty - I like it better when the chicken is cold.

  • Baked chicken with Dijon and lime

    • j_h on March 18, 2017

      I've successfully substituted yoghurt for mayonnaise.

  • Shrimp scampi zoodles for two

    • chawkins on September 07, 2016

      Quite good and very fast. Good way to use up the zucchini from the garden.

  • Late summer vegetable enchilada pie

    • chawkins on August 31, 2016

      Cumin and lime juice are on the ingredient list but not referenced in the direction. Also, I added salt and a quarter teaspoon more cumin to the otherwise filling. It was quite tasty, the zucchini was not over cooked, still have a bit of crunch to it. I used fresh tomato instead of canned and the sauce was somewhat runny, not as thick as in the picture.

  • Un-stuffed cabbage bowls (Instant Pot or stove top)

    • chawkins on August 23, 2018

      Quick, simple and quite tasty, I only had about 8 cups of cabbage, used about cup and a quarter of rice, used chicken broth instead of beef broth. Taste-wise, I prefer the one in Pressure Perfect by Lorna Sass, but this one is a lot easier, don’t have to form the ground beef into little meatballs here.

    • Skamper on April 20, 2021

      This was easy and tasty. I used ground turkey and didn't have dried marjoram so used 1.5 tsp ground marjoram. I used about 1.5 cups of rice be cause that's what I had on hand. Not sure I would add the raisins next time.

  • Air fryer French fries

    • chawkins on April 29, 2019

      Taste and timing were good but could skimp a bit on the oil yet.

  • Asian cabbage mango slaw

    • Yildiz100 on February 21, 2018

      Good but too much dressing and too much vinegar. Not for company as it looks more brown than the picture from the soy sauce and it isn't very attractive. Next time for this amount if salad use 1 tbs rice vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon lime juice, 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil, 1/2 of tablespoon soy sauce (NOT low sodium)

  • Spiralized raw zucchini salad with avocado and edamame

    • hillsboroks on April 07, 2022

      The flavors of the vegetables meld wonderfully to create a unique lovely salad. I had a spare zucchini, half an avocado and a package of frozen edamame to use up and this was the perfect recipe. It is too early for fresh basil in the garden so I subbed in a small cube of my frozen pesto and it worked great.

  • Houston's grilled chicken kale salad with peanut vinaigrette

    • hillsboroks on April 24, 2020

      I made this as a side salad with no chicken and it was amazing so I can only imagine how good it would be with the grilled chicken. I had everything on hand except the cilantro and it was still fabulous.

  • Baked chicken thighs with Brussels sprouts and sweet potato

    • hillsboroks on December 03, 2021

      What a perfect weekend night dinner! We loved the flavors, it was a snap to put together and was a great healthy combination. Next time I will probably try fresh rosemary, minced and added to the other seasonings. We also thought of adding some chunks of onion or whole garlic to the mix. It was done perfectly at one hour.

    • sarapie on January 31, 2021

      This cooked in 30 minutes. When I flipped the chicken over, it was already done cooking so I just turned the broiler on to get the skin crispy. Husband loved it!

  • Linguini and shrimp fra diavolo

    • ChefLitman on April 14, 2013

      A perfect dish for a romantic dinner with spice! And super easy to put together. A few substitutions - cooked shrimp instead of uncooked, so we just put them in at the last minute to heat them up and impart some of the flavor. We used chopped parsley at the end, but put in a few tsp of dried basil to cook with. Definitely isn't a sauce that takes long, so next time I would start boiling the water a few minutes before starting the sauce. Also would add the capers early on so they could cook off some of their sourness by the end. Also just as a personal note for me, I needed to cook the celery longer so it wasn't as crunchy & imparted more of that flavor into the dish. We put it over gnocchi instead of linguini, which worked very well, although for plating we combined pasta & the sauce before the plate and next time I'd plate the pasta first. A great dish!

  • Spinach and quinoa salad with grapefruit and avocado

    • carlenedrake on July 04, 2013

      I haven't been able to find Champagne vinegar lately so I just use a good quality white wine vinegar in the dressing instead.

  • Spaghetti squash sausage lasagna boats

    • stockholm28 on November 07, 2020

      I liked this and it was a good use of spaghetti squash. The squash I had was huge, so I scooped the squash out and made this in a baking dish. I roasted the squash the day before.

  • Vanilla bean panna cotta with strawberries

    • stockholm28 on March 13, 2021

      This uses skim milk and half and half so it doesn’t really have that rich, silky texture of panna cotta made with heavy cream. Still, it tasted good. I substituted 2 tsp vanilla extract for the vanilla bean.

  • Mushroom kale lasagna rolls

    • stockholm28 on November 11, 2020

      The kale/garlic/mushroom filling was simple but very good.

  • Low fat chocolate chip zucchini bread

    • stockholm28 on April 10, 2021

      This was fine, but I much prefer her chocolate zucchini bread.

  • Chocolate zucchini bread

    • stockholm28 on September 27, 2020

      This was very good. I was skeptical before I made it as I am usually disappointed by reduced calorie desserts, but I found this very satisfying.

  • Flourless chocolate zucchini brownies

    • stockholm28 on February 01, 2021

      These taste very rich with a good chocolate flavor and no one would know that they were lightened up or that they included zucchini. The only fat comes from the almond meal and the chocolate chips. I subbed almond flour for almond meal and added 1 tsp of expresso powder.

  • Three cheese zucchini stuffed lasagna rolls

    • Liri on February 09, 2015

      This is delicious, and very easy. My husband said it tasted like a lighter lasagna, and he didn't miss the meat at all. I loved it, and have made it twice already. I froze half of the rolls (unbaked) and they were almost as good when I defrosted them.

  • Pork chops with mushrooms and shallots

    • Zosia on November 12, 2020

      This was a hit! The sauce was surprisingly good for so little effort (though mine was not as creamy looking as the sauce in the photo) and complemented the pork perfectly. I made this with pork tenderloin, searing it in the pan first as you're instructed to do with chops, but I popped it in a hot oven to finish cooking while I made the sauce. I think this would be very good with chicken breasts also.

  • Chocolate chocolate chip banana muffins with glaze

    • Zosia on October 23, 2020

      Excellent muffins! They were very chocolatey but the banana flavour wasn't overwhelmed. They also had good texture, tender and not gummy. I recommend greasing the paper liners as the muffins stuck to them. I skipped the glaze.

  • Baked Parmesan kale chips

    • Zosia on May 23, 2020

      I didn't think I needed a recipe for kale chips but this one uses a lower temperature than I generally use and includes cheese! They were evenly baked and quite addictive.

  • Spice rubbed grilled salmon with black beans corn salsa

    • Zosia on September 03, 2022

      Excellent rub which would work well with chicken also. I didn't make the salsa this time but I will next time.

    • mharriman on August 29, 2022

      Two of us liked this Southwestern take on salmon fillets. The spices change the traditional flavor of salmon- we thought in a good way. The salsa is tasty on its own, and I’m glad I made a full batch for leftovers. I reduced the corn amount to half and added 1/2 of an avocado to the salsa. I used my stovetop cast-iron skillet for the salsa and the salmon. The salmon was ready to eat after 7 minutes on medium-high.

  • Spinach tortellini in broth (en brodo)

    • Zosia on July 01, 2021

      Nice and light but packed with flavour.

  • Herb and salt-rubbed dry brine turkey

    • Zosia on October 14, 2020

      I started it only 2 days ahead and though the herbs didn't really flavour the meat, they did flavour the drippings and the gravy made from them. The meat was still well-seasoned because of the salt.

  • Turkey meatball Stroganoff (Instant Pot, slow cooker or stove top)

    • Zosia on October 26, 2018

      The flavour was very good and the meatballs were really moist but few were intact as they stuck horribly when I was browning them. Note to self: do not attempt to brown wet meatball mixture in the Instant Pot.

  • Sloppy Joe baked sweet potatoes

    • Zosia on November 27, 2020

      The meat mixture was tangy rather than sweet like some other sloppy joe recipes I've tried and went very well with sweet potatoes. Some family had it with baked russets and enjoyed that combination as well. I made it with 375g meat which didn't seem like much but easily made 4 servings.

  • Grilled prosciutto wrapped asparagus

    • Zosia on February 16, 2019

      Very good. The crispy prosciutto is the best part of this. I broiled this in the oven.

  • Instant Pot turkey meatball and ditalini soup

    • Zosia on September 12, 2018

      The soup was good, with the juicy, flavourful meatballs the best part, but it was a little light on vegetables. I replaced the pasta with canned white beans as suggested so it could be held a few days for lunches.

  • Moroccan meatballs

    • Zosia on March 14, 2020

      I made the meatballs only. The flavour was good but they were dry...perhaps I packed them too tightly.

  • Turkey stuffed peppers

    • mharriman on September 20, 2018

      These are really good and easy to make, especially if you have cooked brown rice on hand. I made the rice and turkey mixtures ahead of time the same day and just spooned the mixture into the halved peppers about 45 minutes before dinner time. Leftovers for lunch were a snap. Just microwaved fresh pepper halves for a couple minutes and warmed up the turkey mixture. This recipe is not in my edition of the Skinnytaste cookbook but luckily it was online.

  • Caprese salad

    • mharriman on February 23, 2022

      Husband said this was the best Caprese salad he’s ever had. As the recipe author notes, the quality of ingredients matters in this recipe because there are so few ingredients. Husband especially liked the fresh Whole Foods Mozzarella we used, saying it was lighter and had better flavor than what he’s had at restaurants. I liked the drizzling of EVOO and balsamic vinegar rather than a dousing. I used vine ripe tomatoes which were juicy but firm, as well as flavorful- a bit of luck in February here. Very fast side dish.

  • Pepper steak

    • mharriman on January 25, 2020

      Tasty. Two of us liked this dish very much. I skipped the red pepper, making the outcome more bland than designed; however, the onions and bell peppers, tossed in more soy sauce than called for, were enough to satisfy us. Served with brown rice, and a cucumber with ginger dressing salad. Definitely a keeper. A fun way to give a nod to the lunar new year.

  • Baby red potato salad

    • mharriman on June 10, 2021

      Very nice, flavorful potato salad that reminded us of ones we used to eat in Germany where the potatoes were the star and the dressing, other vegetables served as an enhancement. I put my potatoes in the cold water whole rather than cut up in boiling water. My potatoes always cook better and keep intact that way. Combination of ingredients make this a keeper. This was a good accompaniment to slow roasted beef with horseradish sauce (ATK Make Ahead cookbook).

    • kellyandthecity on May 30, 2022

      This was good! I used gold potatoes instead. Nice that the small amount of mayo was plenty.

  • Triple berry smoothie

    • mharriman on May 31, 2020

      I fiddled with this recipe a bit. I used Chobani low-fat blueberry yogurt, substituted blueberries for the blackberries, and added 1/4 cup of pomegranate juice to create more liquid. I also added 1/2 of a banana to make it less tart. Result was delicious and satisfying.

  • Zesty avocado cilantro buttermilk dressing

    • mharriman on May 02, 2019

      Creamy and delicious. I omitted the jalapeño because when I tasted for flavor, I thought the cumin was enough zest for what we prefer. I made this to accompany the baked salmon cakes on the same blog space. This complements the salmon cakes very nicely and it’s easy to make. I did add more buttermilk because my first attempt created a very thick, non- pourable spread rather than a dressing.

  • Jamaican red beans and rice

    • mharriman on July 13, 2019

      This was easy to make and complemented the Island pork tenderloin dish I made as the main entree.

  • Shrimp Creole

    • mharriman on April 16, 2020

      Very tasty. My husband and I like just a very small amount of hot spices so I tried to be careful with shaking in the hot sauce at the end since the dish already has cayenne and Cajun seasoning in it. I skipped the celery since I was out of it, but did have red bell pepper, so used both a green and a red one. I made my own Cajun seasoning and it turned out authentic tasting. I would make this again when in the mood for Creole/ Cajun cooking.

  • Peanut butter banana muffins

    • mharriman on May 31, 2020

      These were okay but the powdered peanut butter was noticeably not the same to me as eating something with creamy peanut butter in it. There’s definitely a peanut butter flavor but it just didn’t do it for me. If there’s a next time, I’ll use creamy PB not powdered and let go of working to make it lower fat. This is definitely a personal preference.

  • Easiest pasta and broccoli

    • mharriman on August 07, 2019

      This was a very simple but tasty side dish. The ingredients and directions are very similar to Andrew Weil’s recipe in “ Eating Well for Optimum Health” book. Homolka’s directions to boil the broccoli with the pasta you choose didn’t sound right to me ( 14 minutes to cook rigatoni yes, broccoli? No), and Weil’s directions to add the broccoli to the pasta the last 1-2 minutes sounded way too short. I added my cut up Broccoli four minutes before the end of cooking and they were just right; they were on the verge of being over cooked, so I’ll shorten the time by a minute, if I do them with rigatoni again. The minced garlic and parmesan cheese add a lot to the flavor. A great recipe that’s easy to make and add to meat or fish that’s baking in the oven.

  • Teeny tiny potatoes with rosemary

    • mharriman on December 16, 2021

      More of a technique to cook very small potatoes than a recipe. Mine were ready to eat after pan sautéed for 20 minutes on low heat as directed. The rosemary sprigs at the end added nice aroma but the flavor didn’t transfer to the potatoes. Next time, I’d mince the leaves and cook them in the oil with the potatoes the final couple minutes.

  • Baked broccoli macaroni and cheese

    • mharriman on January 17, 2020

      This turned out well. I made a few changes, though: used Girelle pasta instead of macaroni and one cup 2% and one cup whole milk instead of skim. Used larger sized broccoli florets than pictured. Omitted the Parmesan and didn’t miss it. Baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes along with the meatloaf. This was good with Giada’s recipe for turkey meatloaf (with sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese). Served with a spinach salad and Beaujolais wine. A nice comfort meal on a cold night. I’m glad I like Mac n cheese- lots of leftovers for two people!

  • Chicken rollatini stuffed with zucchini and mozzarella

    • mharriman on October 26, 2019

      Excellent! We loved this entree. The hardest part for me was getting the filling to stay inside the rolled breasts ( I ended up using toothpicks). After baking for 30 minutes, the stuffed breasts were tender and juicy and the filling was tasty and moist. A winner! Just noticed there’s a video on how to make it. Next time.

  • Sofrito chicken stew

    • mharriman on January 06, 2020

      I mostly used the instructions rather than the ingredients for this easy recipe as I already had soffrito sauce (Jose Andres recipe). I think adding the beer to the soffrito does enhance the flavor. This was very good over white rice as prescribed. Recipe lists drumsticks - I used chicken tenders. I think any cut of chicken will do.

  • Leftover turkey noodle soup

    • mharriman on November 26, 2018

      Quick, Light, and comforting, and a fantastic way to use the end of my turkey meat leftover from thanksgiving. Tastes like chicken noodle soup... maybe because I used Swanson no salt chicken broth.

  • Persian turkey kofta kebabs

    • mharriman on November 17, 2020

      A reviewer’s suggestion to freeze the kebabs on a cookie sheet for 20 minutes prior to cooking was a good idea as that helped to skewer easily. I messed up with the baking time and ended up with very well cooked kebabs on the dry side - almost like gyros in texture. The kebabs are meant to be grilled but several reviewers on the Skinnytaste site baked theirs. Grilling wasn’t an option tonight, so I baked mine as well. If I were to make these again, I’d cut my baking time in half (15 instead of 30 minutes at 350 degrees). Tzatziki sauce enhances the kebabs quite a bit. Served with flat bread and cucumber/tomato/ bell pepper/ mint leaves salad.

  • Pasta with Italian chicken sausage, peppers and escarole

    • mharriman on September 29, 2021

      I had half a package of Italian sausage to use up from another use and this recipe fit my needs. I made three changes- substituted spinach leaves for escarole, increased the grated Parmesan, and added oregano for flavor. Two of us liked the outcome. It is a hearty pasta dish, fitting for an autumn Meal. From start to finish, it took less than 30 minutes. Side note: recipe calls for red pepper flakes. Photo shows red bell pepper slices.

  • Baked salmon cakes

    • mharriman on May 02, 2019

      Very tasty. These made more flavorful cakes than other salmon cake recipes I’ve tried and were really good with the suggested avocado/ buttermilk/ cilantro dressing. I did make a few changes: turned them into entree sized cakes by using 1/2 cup measure. That made 4 good entree size cakes and a couple slightly smaller ones. Baked at 400 degrees for 22 minutes. I increased the salmon to two 6 oz. fillets, which made them more salmon than vegetable cakes. I refrigerated the salmon/ vegetable/ egg and bread crumb mixture for two hours which made the mixture very easy to work into cakes. Served with the recommended cilantro buttermilk dressing. I’ll definitely repeat even though this is a bit of a time consuming recipe.

  • Skillet harissa turkey meatloaf

    • mharriman on February 21, 2022

      Easy, straightforward recipe. The directions to use cooking spray over medium heat with the pan covered caused my individual meatloaves to burn on the bottoms. The flavor itself was okay- mild flavored turkey rounds. The turkey didn’t overpower the other ingredients but didn’t knock our socks off with flavor either. Might be better in a hamburger bun or pita bread. If I make again, I will pan fry in olive oil and at a low medium level temperature. Update: Ate a leftover warmed mini round loaf as a sandwich in a warmed lavash with ketchup, harissa sauce, cucumbers and tomato and it was much better that way.

  • Grilled pesto chicken and tomato kebabs

    • mharriman on April 28, 2020

      Delicious treat during Stay At Home. It was raining, so I grilled my kebabs and tomatoes on my stove using my Le Creuset skinny grill pan, and they turned out well. My kebab skewers looked just like the photo. I did used a pesto sauce from Marcella Hazen’s Essentials of Italian Cooking and marinated the chicken in the pesto for six hours. Served on top of orzo with lemon and chives, accompanied by a lettuce salad and Pinot Grigio.

  • Sweet potato (kumara) Tandoori salad

    • mharriman on October 29, 2018

      Excellent! Husband doesn’t like sweet potatoes, so I used butternut squash with wonderful results. I baked the squash at 425 degrees instead of 400 because I was roasting a chicken simultaneously. I layered the three main ingredients as shown in picture instead of tossing as directed. I’m thinking of using this for my Thanksgiving salad. So delicious!!

    • wkhull on January 10, 2023

      Excellent and easy winter salad. We added some smoked salmon and it was delicious.

  • Baked pasta with sausage and spinach

    • mharriman on August 05, 2020

      My husband loved this recipe. It’s basically lasagne in a penne pasta format. Easy to put together and we’re looking forward to the leftovers. I did change a couple ingredients: used whole mozzarella cheese and steamed fresh baby spinach. Review reflects Use of fuller fat dairy.

  • Pork chops with Dijon herb sauce

    • mharriman on February 14, 2022

      Delicious. I wouldn’t change a thing in this recipe and directions. Flavor is amazing for so few ingredients and minimal prep time. I used parsley and chives for the herbs.

  • Healthy baked fish sticks with lemon caper sauce

    • mharriman on March 12, 2021

      The paprika/ Dijon mustard egg wash followed by the panko bread crumbs creates a tasty crunchy crust on the fish (I used cod fillets sliced In half vertically). My Husband liked the sauce better than I did. It was mild in taste with a slight hint of lemon. I made two dipping sauces and personally liked the other one better (from Food 52 - noted separately). Treatment of fish is worth repeating.

  • BBQ chicken chili

    • mharriman on March 05, 2022

      Husband and I really liked this chili. I used homemade chicken broth from the poached chicken. I shredded my chicken in large chunks which we both prefer. I made a couple small tweaks: instead of reserving 3 ounces each of kidney and cannellini beans, I used the entire 15 ounce cans of both. I drained the diced tomatoes. Directions didn’t indicate whether to do that. With three cups of broth, this recipe makes a more soup- like chili. Husband loved it that way; I prefer mine a bit more chunky with less liquid. If I were making this for just me I’d reduce the broth to 2 cups, but since my husband likes it as is, I’ll just spoon up a serving with less liquid for me. Spices and bbq flavors were perfect for our taste buds- spicy but not overly so. Served with shredded sharp cheddar cheese and a dab of sour cream. The BBq sauce is an interesting take on traditional chili.Update: chili is even better next day- thicker and richer. Yum! If time allows, make a day ahead of serving time.

    • cpandrew on March 09, 2022

      My husband and I really like the taste of this chili. I swapped out the precooked pulled chicken for 1 lb of ground Turkey breast that I cooked in step 1 along with the onions and jalapeños. I also did not have the roasted red pepper, but they weren’t missed. Finally, I didn’t have the listed beans so used black beans and chick peas. Still very good. I did have all the other ingredients and used a BBQ sauce from a neighborhood bbq joint that sells its very good sauce. I would suggest using your favorite sauce here — but nothing sweet. Sweet won’t work with the smoked paprika. Really great taste! Will make again!

  • Fig balsamic roasted pork tenderloin

    • mharriman on December 06, 2019

      We really liked this. I’m partial to fruit sauce or fruit glaze on pork tenderloin, and this one was wonderful. Made it in an oval Le Crueset baking dish. It was worth a trip to Trader Joes for the fig butter. Resting the meat for 10 minutes after coming out of the oven, as directed, was a good choice. My husband said he would have liked additional fig sauce to spoon over at the table, so next time I’ll make a double batch of the sauce, divide in two and serve the remaining in a dish at the table. Served with roasted Brussels sprouts and a salad.

  • Stir fried pork and mixed veggies

    • mharriman on September 08, 2018

      Really good And healthy! Took many steps and prep dishes but worth it in the end. Husband loved this. Served with brown rice.

  • Grilled shrimp scampi skewers

    • mharriman on July 05, 2021

      The lemon juice and garlic marinade adds a mild, light flavor to the shrimp. I used my stovetop skinny grill pan and my shrimp were finished in less than five minutes. This would make a great topping for a Caesar salad. I made it as a light protein main to go with leftover July 4 salads I had in the fridge. Great summer meal at the end of a hot day.

  • Grilled chicken satay with spicy peanut sauce

    • mharriman on March 15, 2019

      My husband always orders chicken satay as an appetizer when we eat at Thai restaurants, so I thought it would be fun to try this out. We both loved the outcome; husband said it was much better than the ones he’s had out because the chicken pieces in my version were thicker and much more moist. I used chicken tenders which made prepping the marinade easier. I also reduced the Siracha sauce to 1/4 teaspoon since we’re not fans of hot spicy flavors in our sauces. A third change was broiling (not grilling) the skewers 8 inches from the broiler element for 7 minutes on each side. Squeezing lime juice on the finished chicken added a pop to the entree. Served with white rice and cucumber salad marinated in rice vinegar and sesame seed oil. A wonderful new recipe find!

  • Skillet fish fillet with tomatoes, white wine and capers

    • mharriman on May 14, 2020

      Surprisingly flavorful. The motivation was leftover Marcella Hazan tomato sauce. I used 2 six ounce halibut fillets and increased the sauce to 3/4 cup for two people. That was a good amount, with the white wine and lemon juice, to sauté the fish in. There was enough to cover the fillets and spread around them after they were cooked. The lemon juice and wine temper the tomato sauce so it doesn’t overpower the fish. I served the fish dish over a bed of farro with a green lettuce and cucumber salad and sauvignon blanc wine. Side note: The photo shows four fillets swimming in sauce, which isn’t possible given the recipe’s measurements.

  • Thai basil chicken (Pad grapow)

    • mharriman on May 13, 2022

      My AeroGarden Thai basil was taking over my entire pod garden, so I went looking for a recipe. This fit my needs. I didn’t come close to three cups of basil leaves- more like 1 cup- but that was plenty to give the dish a subtle Thai basil flavor. Maybe the full three cups of Thai basil would bump it to a higher flavor rating, but I’m not enthused about trying to come up with that much for this dish. As cooked, we weren’t overwhelmed by this simple stir fry. I’d put it in the “okay” but not good enough to repeat category. Served with rice noodles instead of rice.

  • Loaded "nacho" chicken tostada

    • mharriman on November 20, 2020

      We liked this easy, healthy version of nachos. The directions don’t specify to heat up your already cooked/grilled chicken or the tostada shells before briefly broiling with the cheese, and the result for me was too cold chicken pieces and a room temperature tostada. I would heat both of those before loading them up with the cheese for the broiler next time. This is an easy recipe to personalize with your favorite southwestern toppings. I added sour cream to my tomato salsa and avocado mash topping.

  • Shredded raw Brussels sprout salad with bacon and avocado

    • mharriman on December 11, 2018

      I had an avocado that was calling to be cut up and an abundance of Brussels sprouts, so this salad recipe was a great find. The bacon and salad dressing help the shredded sprouts a lot, but in the end this wasn’t a salad we loved. It was okay.

  • Mashed cauliflower

    • mharriman on January 26, 2022

      Even though my cauliflower florets were fork tender after the suggested five minutes of boiling, they mashed up less than creamy and had a crunch in the bite after being combined with sour cream and buttermilk. Tasted great but didn’t look like photo at all. The photo also appears as if much more than a tablespoon of butter has been added and shows additional butter on top. My one tablespoon melted into the mashed cauliflower without any evidence of butter remaining- Interesting recipe photo styling. Next time I’ll try boiling longer to see if I can get more of a potato mash texture.

  • Grilled lobster tails with herb garlic butter

    • mharriman on May 30, 2020

      I used basil and chives from my garden to make the compound butter which elevated the butter up a notch from just the usual butter. We messed up cutting the tails. I gave my husband the written instructions for grilling but should have shown him the video and photos. The photos do a much better job of showing what needs to be done than do the directions. My interpretation of the directions were to just cut into each tail shell (not through) vertically. Each tail needs to be cut in half vertically, so you have two separate pieces. I just cut mine down the center making it basically impossible to baste with the herb butter. Ended up taking off the shells after grilling and then basting. The tails grilled with two shell sides intact were still tasty. This is worth a second try carefully looking at the short video.

  • Za'atar lamb chops

    • mharriman on April 04, 2021

      Made half a recipe. The Za’atar was a good way to jazz up the chops and keep the flavor to their traditional roots. I pan grilled mine on the stove top. I changed up the salad by using crunchy green leaf salad greens instead of romaine and used Italian dressing instead of the yogurt one in the recipe. The addition of kalamata olives and feta cheese squares (not crumbled) produced a more Greek salad look and taste which we really liked. Served the lamb with turmeric couscous and pan grilled zucchini. Worked well as an Easter dinner for two people.

  • Naked Greek feta-zucchini turkey burgers

    • mharriman on March 28, 2020

      Excellent! We loved this entree. I used all of the listed ingredients except I didn’t have fresh oregano, so I used dried. I also used brands that are different from the ones listed. This Mediterranean burger truly evokes Middle Eastern flavors. I pan grilled the burgers on my Le Creuset Skinny grill pan and served the naked burgers over plain couscous, topped with the salad, as prescribed. Definitely a recipe to go in our rotation.

  • Cilantro lime chicken breast (grilled or air fryer)

    • mharriman on September 17, 2022

      I had a bag of Costco chicken breasts for four people and made two separate meals from them. For this recipe, I cooked my pounded, marinated breasts on a stovetop grill pan. The somewhat bland outcome might have been because I only marinated my two breasts for an hour. I continued marinating the remaining chicken for another meal, and the lime, cilantro flavors were much more pronounced the next night.

  • Italian pulled pork ragu (Instant Pot, slow cooker, stove)

    • Barb_N on March 16, 2019

      I chose this recipe because I had a pork loin instead of shoulder. I’m just starting out with the IP, and don’t trust/understand the natural release so perhaps using manual release cut too much time off the recipe but I did not find the meat pull-apart tender in the center. I altered the sauce, replacing red peppers with red wine and an onion (a la Dinner a Love Story) but it just tasted of tomato. I would make this again with some adjustments.

  • Honey yogurt with pomegranate and pistachios

    • Rutabaga on February 02, 2015

      The concept here is simple, but good - great for getting breakfast on the table in minutes. I filled my honeyed yogurt with pomegranate and pistachios, and found it to be a nice combination. My three-year-old enjoyed stirring his own pomegranate seeds into his yogurt, but chose not to include the pistachios.

  • Healthy baked chicken nuggets

    • Summerlandsky on August 08, 2020

      Didn’t have any Panko and made own Italian seasoning. Put breading in ziplock and shook. Very quick, easy, and family friendly.

  • Garlicky shrimp stir-fry with shiitakes and bok choy

    • jbny on July 28, 2021

      good - added scallions, used more pepper flakes. Used wok and mixed sesame oil with grapeseed oil to compensate for sesame's lower smoke point.

  • Beef negimaki stir fry

    • jbny on November 06, 2021

      good, but can use more seasoning

  • The best enchilada sauce

    • stef on January 26, 2019

      This was a nice spicy sauce for my chicken enchilada dish.

    • mamacrumbcake on August 14, 2020

      I made this hoping for a kid-friendly enchilada sauce. This worked out very well. While the adults in the family would have preferred a more intensely-flavored sauce for enchiladas, this was a good choice for the whole family. In enchiladas, the flavor seems muted. Where it really shines is as a topping for burritos and I like to keep it on hand for that purpose.

  • Spicy shrimp fried rice

    • stef on March 02, 2016

      This was very quick to prepare and delicious. Nicely spiced

  • Turkey pumpkin chili

    • zengal on December 13, 2022

      This is a delicious, easy, and healthy chili recipe. I’ve made it twice now, and it’s easily become my favorite chili recipe. I agree with Susan that the pumpkin adds thickening, but doesn't taste like pumpkin, and that the spice blend is great.

    • SusanHogben on September 21, 2021

      I made this recipe exactly as written except I used a combination of chili powder (1.5 tbsp) with New Mexican hot chili powder (1/2 tbsp) and omitted the cayenne. Chili is really good and i think the pumpkin purée just thickens the chili and doesn’t really add pumpkin flavor. The spice blend is great!

  • Turkey enchilada stuffed poblanos rellenos

    • mamacrumbcake on September 25, 2020

      These were good, but not very filling (we didn’t have cheese). Next time I would probably increase the amount of meat in stuffing.

  • One-pot spaghetti and meat sauce (stove-top)

    • mamacrumbcake on October 25, 2017

      Easy and quick. Minimal chopping. Good for busy weeknights. NOTE: the only salt in the recipe is 3/4 teaspoon for flavoring the ground beef. There is none for flavoring the pasta. I added 2 teaspoons of sea salt with the water and crushed tomatoes and it was slightly more salty than I like. I would add 1.5 teaspoons next time.

  • Perfect brown rice every time

    • sldoug on April 02, 2016

      I've tried this method with varying amounts of success. Today, with long grain brown rice, it was still quite chewy after the 30 + 10 minutes. However, since I almost always burn brown rice if I cook it in a pot, I am determined to make this one work. Maybe 40 minutes next time?

  • Rosemary chicken salad with avocado and bacon

    • sldoug on August 16, 2016

      I made this following this version of the recipe: I used two big chicken breasts, a head of butter lettuce and a bunch of watercress. I like the idea of adding red onions per this recipe, as well as salting the avocado. The vinaigrette in the recipe I linked to is horrible, but with the addition of a lot of salt and about a tablespoon of sugar, it was pleasantly tangy and a good match for the other flavors.

  • Zucchini rollatini

    • saarwouters on October 26, 2017

      The whole family was cheering for this recipe! It was a bit of work, but well worth the effort. The instructions were perfect.

  • Slow cooker blissful butternut squash soup

    • Frogcake on September 14, 2018

      I will have to qualify my note here by saying that I didn’t really follow the recipe. It did inspire me to make a delicious soup though. I roasted cubed squash in the oven at 400 Fahrenheit for half an hour. Also, I did away with the “skinny”, broke down and added whipping cream in place of coconut milk. Not good for the diet but was so delicious. I also added about a cup of roasted tomatoes and a handful of fresh rosemary and thyme. I puréed it before adding cream. Served with garlic and herb flatbread, gravlax on the flatbread and breadcrumbs and bacon bits in the soup.

  • Carrot ginger soup

    • Frogcake on November 23, 2019

      Nice recipe, very simple! I added some light turkey broth instead of veg broth and plain yogurt instead of sour cream. Also added a pinch more fresh ginger and a pinch of cumin. This is a keeper!

  • Skillet lemon chicken with olives and herbs

    • Frogcake on July 26, 2018

      We really liked this tasty, simple recipe. Nice with the sliced lemons on top. Will keep this one in my back pocket.

  • Mexican cauliflower "rice"

    • Brikl on March 08, 2017

      Personally, I would leave out the cayenne and cut back on the salt. We served this with sour cream to counteract the heat and saltiness, but I'd rather do without the calories.

  • Whole wheat pumpkin pecan pancakes

    • anya_sf on June 04, 2022

      The pancakes were tender, but slightly dense. The spices were prominent, but not the pumpkin. I appreciate that they use whole wheat flour and egg whites, but these aren't my favorite pumpkin pancakes. I omitted the nuts and made them slightly larger to yield 9 pancakes. Ingredients list 2 Tbsp maple syrup, but instructions just call for 1 Tbsp; I used 1 Tbsp.

  • Zucchini lasagna

    • anya_sf on October 08, 2022

      The beef was so lean, there was no fat to drain and it started sticking to the pan, so I left it there while cooking the onion and garlic. I used 4 zucchini, sliced thicker, about 1/4"; thinner zucchini might be tricky to handle. We were very happy with the ratio of zucchini to everything else. Probably I cooked the sauce down too much, but it all worked out in the end. My family really enjoyed this (after all, there is plenty of cheese) with garlic bread.

  • Ricotta cheese chocolate chip muffins

    • anya_sf on October 08, 2022

      My self-rising flour was past its "best by" date, so I added some extra baking powder - not sure if it was needed, but I was happy with the texture of the muffins. They were quite moist and tender, but honestly more like unfrosted cupcakes, although not so sweet we couldn't have them for breakfast.

  • Bangin good shrimp

    • anya_sf on May 02, 2019

      I used regular mayo because that's what I had on hand, with 2 tsp sriracha, and it wasn't that spicy. I used half shrimp, half broccoli florets (cooked separately); both were good with the dressing, of which there was ample. Two of us ate it all for dinner over the shredded iceberg, red cabbage, and cooked rice (no scallions, as I didn't have any on hand). It was delicious and so quick and easy, I'd definitely make it again.

  • Brown coconut rice with cilantro

    • anya_sf on September 19, 2018

      Increased the recipe for 2 rice cooker cups of rice, using a whole can of lite coconut milk and supplementing with water. Made in the rice cooker. Needed more salt, but otherwise the flavor was good. I especially liked the hint of sweetness added by the sweetened coconut.

  • House special fried rice

    • anya_sf on January 28, 2022

      Good, basic, healthy fried rice recipe. I made approximately 1/2 recipe (didn't measure/weigh exactly), omitting the beef, adding diced carrots and frozen peas, and using frozen petite broccoli florets instead of cauliflower rice. Unsurprisingly, the rice needed extra seasoning (salt and white pepper), but otherwise I quite liked it and ate it all myself for dinner.

  • Turkey chili taco soup

    • anya_sf on November 30, 2022

      Hardly very original, but still quite satisfying, and super quick and easy. The clever idea here is using refried beans, which thicken the soup without the need to puree anything. I used Gina's seasoning mix from this recipe: Not so concerned with fat, I used 93% lean turkey (just 1 lb) and regular refried beans. Instead of Ro-tel and tomato sauce, I used a 14.5 oz can fire-roasted tomatoes plus a little leftover salsa. Topped with crushed tortilla chips, cheese, sour cream, and avocado.

  • Coconut-poached chicken with bok choy and mushrooms

    • anya_sf on May 05, 2021

      Quick and easy. I used half the optional red pepper flakes, which was a good level of spice for us (my son) and triple the baby bok choy, opting to saute the stems. Otherwise made it as written, tasted and thought it was pretty good (with the lime), but in the end decided to add more coconut milk for richness, although it was plenty brothy already. Served over rice, we quite enjoyed it. The cucumber salad was very tasty.

  • Baked chicken breasts

    • anya_sf on January 22, 2022

      I baked 2 much larger chicken breasts (9-10 oz), pounded 3/4" thin, and the baking time worked. I used 2/3 of the spice rub (with thyme instead of parsley), all the mayo, and about 5 Tbsp panko to coat them on both sides instead of just the tops. Unfortunately the bottoms did get soggy; next time I"ll try placing them on a rack. The chicken was super moist (thanks to the brine and mayo) and tasty.

  • Turkey taco skillet

    • anya_sf on May 02, 2022

      For some reason the recipe link is missing:

    • anya_sf on May 04, 2022

      Quick recipe, easy to adapt to what you have on hand. I made 1/2 recipe but used a whole can of (kidney) beans and probably more than half the chips and cheese (didn't measure). Subbed canned diced tomatoes for salsa. Topped with (extra) cilantro, diced tomato, avocado, and sour cream, 2 people finished it all. I covered the pan to melt the cheese and the chips softened and got chewy; for crisp chips, try the broiler method.

  • Mushroom-shallot frittata

    • fairyduff on January 04, 2021

      I will cook this again with fresh herbs. I got too heavy handed with the dried thyme and it overwhelmed the dish. It seems a good recipe so I will give it another attempt.

  • Healthy banana oatmeal cookies

    • fairyduff on February 15, 2021

      As a sugar-free healthy baked item knocked up in minutes this is an excellent result. Super-easy and versatile.

  • Healthy avocado egg salad and salmon sandwich

    • fairyduff on April 21, 2020

      Such a good combo. Because I had a jar already, I decided to use fig mustard instead of Dijon, (seriously what can you do with fig mustard?!) It worked really well, but maybe only because I didn't have any capers - they may not have worked together.

  • Yogurt panna cotta with mascerated berries

    • fairyduff on February 19, 2020

      A good recipe that gave Just the right ratio of gelatine to yoghurt. Made an easy dessert with a lovely light tangy flavour and texture. Didn't try it with the fruit this time - my goal was to finish off an oversized supply of Greek yoghurt that we just weren't getting through.

  • Perfectly grilled zucchini

    • fairyduff on March 15, 2020

      Easy and delicious. I took a small cheat and used dried Bolognese herbs. Loved it!

  • Salmon croquettes with dill sauce

    • fairyduff on August 23, 2020

      Terrific recipe. Sauce especially good, and only three ingredients.

  • Butternut squash and spinach lasagna rolls

    • patioweather on December 30, 2020

      The family really liked this. No surprise since it is 90% cheese.

  • High-protein scrabbled eggs with cottage cheese

    • valbe on March 28, 2022

      As the title suggests this recipe also has cottage cheese as an ingredient.

  • Instant Pot chicken taco chili

    • Skamper on August 07, 2019

      The crock pot version of this recipe is a favorite, and the IP version is even better because the chicken doesn't get as dry. Missed setting in the a.m. and having it ready when I get home, but the better flavor was worth it. Cooked black and kidney beans in IP in advance. Only cooked chili for 15 minutes and this was plenty.

    • Skamper on August 07, 2019

      The crock pot version of this recipe is a favorite, and the IP version is even better because the chicken doesn't get as dry. Missed setting in the a.m. and having it ready when I get home, but the better flavor was worth it. Cooked black and kidney beans in IP in advance. Only cooked chili for 15 minutes and this was plenty.

  • Slow cooked sweet barbacoa pork

    • Skamper on April 17, 2020

      I did not add the second batch of sugar - would have been way too sweet. Added quite a bit more cumin & chipotle powder to counteract the sweetness and add some spice. Would not make again

  • Spaghetti squash enchilada bowls

    • Skamper on July 28, 2020

      This is one of my go-tos for an easy meatless Monday. Her enchilada sauce is tasty and very easy to make.

  • Creamy cauliflower mash with kale (Low-carb colcannon)

    • Skamper on March 18, 2022

      I've made this the last few St. Patrick's day dinners and barely miss the carbs. (I make up for it with irish soda bread.) I use green cabbage and a bit more butter than called for. I also add a cup or 2 of the liquid from the corned beef that's been in the slow cooker all day when cooking the cabbage. This year I steamed the cauliflower in my instant pot- 12 minutes at high with 15 minutes natural release, per Milk Street Fast and Slow. It was fine for this recipe as it's going into the blender, but for other uses I'd cut the time a bit.

  • Air fryer salmon with maple soy glaze

    • Sjhvenegas on July 23, 2022

      Great way to make salmon!

  • Cinnamon apple spiced oatmeal

    • babsiscookingnow on January 24, 2021

      I never thought to use apple butter in oatmeal! This was so quick & easy to put together! I always try & make recipes exactly as listed the 1st time, but I was so excited to try this & I didn’t have granola, so I used 10 gm chopped pecans instead & reduced the Apple Butter to 1 tbsp to still keep the WW Purple Pts value of 4. (I recalculated my points using the brand of Apple Butter I had).

  • Grilled flank steak with chimichurri

    • babsiscookingnow on June 19, 2018

      Made this exactly as the recipe was written. It was the best steak I have ever prepared at home & better than many restaurants steaks I've had! The steak with just the rub was fantastic & extremely tender...but the chimichurri gave it a wonderful kick! Will definitely be making this again!

  • Easy (10-minute) waffled salmon cakes

    • AndieEats on July 21, 2021

      Quick and easy with pantry ingredients. Skillet option - not as crispy, but adequate as a quick sandwich. Threw in a couple spices for fun and because our panko was unseasoned. Also had to Valentina for Frank's because we ran out.

  • Instant Pot baked oatmeal bars

    • wkhull on June 29, 2022

      Good flavor but I'd hardly call it a "bar" as it is more like a pot of oatmeal.

  • Honey lemon bars

    • wkhull on February 22, 2021

      I thought these were a little too tangy.

  • Jamaican brown stew chicken

    • wkhull on September 05, 2022

      We found this bland. I think slow cooking might have yielded better results.

  • Crock pot maple Dijon chicken drumsticks

    • wkhull on August 04, 2022

      I was dubious about this recipe due to the scant ingredients, however this came out falling off the bone and flavorful. I used a peach balsamic vinegar and threw in a chopped up peach. It was very easy to boil remaining juices and thicken with corn starch to make a nice sauce.

  • Cream of broccoli soup

    • English_Daisy on November 26, 2018

      Made this in the Instant Pot. Sautéed the onion, carrots and celery for 5 mins in 1tbs butter. Added broccoli and stock- soup setting (high pressure) for 5 mins, quick release. Puréed with immersion blender. Added milk & sour cream, salt & pepper plus 2tbs nutritional yeast.

  • Minestrone soup

    • cucinahalcon on November 23, 2018

      It's a bit of a stretch to call this minestrone, but it's a tasty soup that the kids liked. I slow cooked the soup then pressure cooked with the additions of zucchini, pasta, and spinach.

  • Italian chopped salad

    • jrmisener on February 01, 2022

      I've made this over and over. Great as a complement to spicier/heavier main dishes!

  • Air fryer Buffalo chicken nuggets

    • jrmisener on February 16, 2022

      I did not use seasoned panko, and it needed more salt, maybe as a result.

  • Gnocchi with grilled chicken in roasted red pepper sauce

    • njm68 on June 21, 2022

      I made half the quantity. I added 1/4 tsp chilli flakes and omitted the basil. It was fab! Next time I would double the amount of baby spinach.

  • Low fat baked onion rings

    • kellyandthecity on February 06, 2022

      This was good, but I felt like they went cold fast. The breading process was tedious going ring by ring. By the third “batch” I ended up just throwing the breading into a zip top bag, straining the onions, throwing them in, and shaking up the bag. The result of the “winging it” bag method resulted in what will make for some tasty burger toppings. (Side note: I only made this recipe because I wanted to use up leftover buttermilk).

  • Buffalo chicken salad

    • kellyandthecity on May 28, 2022

      This came together faster than I anticipated which was nice for a weeknight. I didn’t realize I didn’t have celery and it was still great. Might double it next time.

  • Chickpea salad with cucumbers and tomatoes

  • Slow-cooker banh mi rice bowls

    • ChristineL32707 on June 09, 2019

      Have made this several times in the Instant Pot. So good!

  • Apple cranberry crumble

    • Shaxon on December 30, 2021

      I made this recipe without the cranberry for a winter dinner party. It was quick to put together and didn't require many dishes because I mixed the fruit in the cooking dish and I mixed the oat mix in the measuring cup. I used a gourmet bourbon maple syrup; the hint of bourbon flavor was especially good. This is a keeper.

  • Whole wheat pancakes

    • Shaxon on August 08, 2021

      excellent and left-overs reheat well

  • Slow cooker butternut pear soup

    • TLouise on February 14, 2021

      Good recipe and very easy although not the best butternut soup recipe I have made.

  • Paprika chicken stew

    • sarapie on February 25, 2021

      Added cornstarch since my husband likes his stew a little thicker than this came out. He said it was a keeper!

  • Braised chicken thighs with mushrooms and leeks

    • cpandrew on November 17, 2022

      Substituted onions for lack of leeks and skipped Sherry. Still good.

  • Beef, tomato and acini di pepe soup (Instant Pot or slow cooker)

    • lauren424 on March 24, 2022

      I really liked this soup. Flavorful!

  • No bean turkey and sweet potato chili

    • lauren424 on March 24, 2022

      Delicious! I have subbed butternut squash for the sweet potato, but came out a little mushy. Stick to the sweet potato.

  • Spicy pork Brussels bowls

    • lauren424 on March 24, 2022

      This is not quick! I couldn't find pre-shredded brussels sprouts, so it took me forever to shred each one. Definitely should not have made this on a weeknight. It was pretty delicious once finished, though.

  • Chicken breast with hot cherry peppers

    • lauren424 on March 09, 2022

      Great recipe! Dipping the chicken in egg after the flour was a nice touch. Loved the chicken and the hot peppers together. I served with rice, but could easily be served over pasta.

  • Spicy tuna poke bowls

    • HelenNT on April 30, 2022

      Made this with brown basmati rice, grated in some fresh ginger, and topped with some chopped cilantro. It is a typical Gina recipe = quick, easy, and super tasty. Definitely needs low sodium soy sauce, otherwise I think it would be too salty. We have already tagged it for our “Make Again” list.

  • Leftover ham bone soup with potatoes and cabbage

    • eathealthy on December 31, 2022

      This is the tastiest soup I have every made. If you cook in instant pot be aware that bone might fall apart. I found pieces of cartilage which may be a choking hazard

  • Turkey chili stuffed acorn squash

    • eathealthy on January 04, 2023

      Made with delicata squash

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Gina Homolka is the author, recipe developer, and photographer of Skinnytaste, which features low fat, family-friendly, healthy recipes. She started Skinnytaste back in 2008 in an attempt to help her stay healthy, experiment with creating skinny recipes, and marry her two passions of food and photography.

On Skinnytaste, you'll find healthy dishes that don't sacrifice any of the flavor that can be found in their full-fat origins. Gina knows all the food she prepares for Skinnytaste is tasty and satisfying, because after all, this is the same food she cooks on a daily basis for her friends and family, and they are some of her toughest critics!

Skinnytaste recipes have been featured on sites such as, Gourmet Live, The Kitchn,, Fitness Magazine, More Magazine, Country Living, and was the winner of the SHAPE Magazine Best Healthy Eating Blogs 2011, The Homies: Best Home Cooking Blog for 2011. Gina was born and raised in the suburbs of Long Island, NY.

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