America's Favorite Food: Best Recipes

From appetizers to dessert, these are our top-rated, most reviewed recipes from MyRecipes America's Favorite Food cookbook.

  • Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños
    Photo: Raymond Hom; Styling: Pamela Duncan Silver

    Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños

    The rich and creamy combination of bacon, cream cheese, and cheddar is a nice foil for the muted spice of grilled jalapeño peppers. This recipe is a healthy, fresh alternative to the popular breaded and fried version. If making these poppers for a party, you can stuff the peppers, cover, and chill. Then grill just before your guests arrive.
  • Lemonade Iced Tea
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Harget

    Lemonade Iced Tea

    Similar to an Arnold Palmer, this refreshing drink combines two summer favorites—lemonade and iced tea. Turn this into a cocktail by adding bourbon or spiced dark rum.
  • Southwestern Chicken Soup
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Southwestern Chicken Soup

    Use rotisserie chicken or leftover chicken in this easy Southwestern-flavored chicken soup that uses just 7 ingredients and is ready in less than 30 minutes.
  • Spinach Salad with Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Spinach Salad with Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette

    Syrup provides body and a rich, sweet base to the dressing. Using a lighter syrup grade creates a more delicate vinaigrette. For even more maple punch, seek out maple-cured bacon, steering clear of products with imitation maple flavoring, which tends to taste artificial
  • Grilled Cilantro Chicken with Pickled Tomato and Avocado Salsa
    Photo: Peden & Munk; Styling: Amy Wilson  

    Grilled Cilantro Chicken with Pickled Tomato and Avocado Salsa

    Look no further for this season's go-to grilled chicken dish featuring a simple marinade and an addictive Indian-style pickled salsa on top.
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  • Easy Chicken and Dumplings
    Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Easy Chicken and Dumplings

    Deli-roasted chicken, cream of chicken soup, and canned biscuits make a quick-and-tasty version of this favorite.
  • Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Barbecue Sauce
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Barbecue Sauce

    Bacon's savor is key to this sweet-tart sauce, which would pair equally well with chicken. Serve the pork and sauce as sliders on sweet Hawaiian rolls for an easy sandwich.
  • Pecan-crusted Halibut with Dijon Cream Sauce
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Pecan-crusted Halibut with Dijon Cream Sauce

    The crunchy coating of the fish in this pecan-crusted halibut with dijon cream sauce recipe goes well with the creamy mustard sauce for a delicious special occasion meal.
  • Cheesy Shrimp and Grits
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Cheesy Shrimp and Grits

    This quick and easy seafood recipe will wow your family as a weeknight meal or impress guests at a dinner party.
  • Shrimp Burgers With Sweet 'n' Spicy Tartar Sauce
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Shrimp Burgers With Sweet 'n' Spicy Tartar Sauce

    Recipes for shrimp burgers, a favorite food of Southern shrimping towns, are often a big secret. Here we divulge our version, which is chunky and spicy with some Cajun flair.
  • stuffed-mushrooms
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms

    If you can't find large portobello mushroom caps, serve the stuffing over sliced portobellos or baby bellas or as a topping for pasta.
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans
    Photo: John Kernick; Styling: Marcus Hay

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans

    Whether for a simple weeknight side or holiday dinner, this 4-ingredient dish is sure to become a familiy favorite. Roasting caramelizes the Brussels sprouts enhancing their flavor while keeping them tender. For additional flavor, toss with cooked, crumbled bacon.
  • Raspberry Lemon Pudding Cakes
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Raspberry Lemon Pudding Cakes

    This light and tangy lemon dessert will satisfy your longing for lemon pie. The added berries give a more summery take. The tender berry cake rises to the top, and the creamy lemon cake sinks to the bottom.
  • Chocolate Turtle Cake
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Chocolate Turtle Cake

    Chocolate, caramel, and pecans are made to be together, and their flavors harmonize perfectly in this stunning chocolate layer cake. Devil's food cake mix with pudding plus chocolate morsels result in brownie-like layers filled and frosted with a jazzed up ready-to-spread fudge frosting. The finishing touches are turtle candies and a drizzling of dulce de leche ice cream topping.
  • Ham, Swiss and Spinach Quiche
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Ham, Swiss and Spinach Quiche

    Prepare a warm, filling Ham, Swiss and Spinach Quiche for a breakfast dish that the whole family is sure to love.
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