21 foolproof recipes for even the worst cooks

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And you don’t even need to keep a rat in your chef hat.

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“People will be so impressed because they think lasagne takes a ton of work, but it’s mostly wait time!” – Kristina Tobin, Facebook

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“Gnocchi is one of those things that sound fancy but are actually stupidly easy to make.” – cptn

Pair it with marinara sauce or whatever veggies are in season. Get a recipe here.

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“It’s the easiest fancy-pants recipe I know, and everybody I make it for thinks I’ve spent all day in the kitchen.” – Maria Elizabeth, Facebook

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“It’s foolproof as a side dish or even on its own. I also like to put halved cherry tomatoes along the top of the slice before cooking. You can make it without bacon for a vegetarian slice.” – Jordan Janssen, Facebook

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“Everyone thinks you put effort into it but you know the secret.” – Miles Turner, Facebook

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Literally just throw things in a pan, and add pasta. Add bacon, salmon, or chicken for some protein. Get a recipe here. – Melissa Fahy, Facebook

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“I call them crack cookies because you can’t stop eating them.” – Maggie McDonald, Facebook

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“It has some fancy mystique about it like it’s hard, so people will be impressed, but it’s just time-consuming. You can make them all stand around in the kitchen to keep you company while you stir if you bribe them with booze.” – Jake Haskell, Facebook

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“It always amazes people, but it’s literally so simple.” – k417bb833c

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“Guests think you have spent hours and hours prepping dinner.” – k4b2d5952b

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“I used it to impress my roommates on the night we moved in. It’s literally chicken, pesto, and pasta, yet one roommate requests it for his birthday!” – rachaelf490c86ae7

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“It’s so easy to make and so good! All the ingredients are things I have on hand at all times.” – misereres

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“It’s basically just slicing veggies, layering them in a dish, and baking it with cheese but it’s so delicious! You can mix up the veggies too, the recipe calls for only potato, tomato, and squash but I also add carrots and mushrooms. I also add in 2 tbsp of bread crumbs on the bottom to soak up the tomato juice, so it doesn’t go soggy.” – alexs421830664

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“It’s absolutely delicious, the chicken always turns out moist, and the best part is that it’s incredibly easy.” – kimh4578fbd3b

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You can really use any veggies and any seasoning you want. – raebea

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“Takes less than 10 minutes to prep, but looks and tastes like you spent forever on it. It’s foolproof and everyone always asks for the recipe.” – taylev

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“It’s incredibly simple to make but it looks immensely complicated. I make it for every party I’m hosting.” – thedaringdiva

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“You can also do a shrimp version. It’s so incredibly simple, and doesn’t take much time. Everyone who has tried it says it tastes like something you would get at Olive Garden.” – crystald4f945448c

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Real Carbonara sauce has no added cream, just bacon, parmesan, and egg. – hollyskittlesb

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“Once you learn how to make a custard, ice cream is not really that difficult to make, so it seems more impressive than it really is. And you can make all sorts of cool flavours.” – sineadn3

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