13 Of Martha Stewart’s Best Recipes (Ever)

Martha Stewart has been sharing recipes with us for over five decades, whether they be through her television shows, one of her hundreds of cookbooks, numerous magazines, or her website.

Being such an iconic, prominent figure in the culinary world, it’s no surprise that Martha has given us some of the tastiest recipes ever!

From her famous one-pan pasta dishes to her beloved Italian-inspired meat recipes, Martha Stewart has a recipe for everyone to love.

Even the fussiest of eaters will find something to please their taste buds, and best of all, each recipe is easy to follow for everyone to try, no matter their culinary experience.

Martha Stewart's Best Recipes

With so many recipes available, we thought we’d save you time and pick 13 of Martha Stewart’s best recipes.

From entrées to desserts and everything in between, stick around to find the most amazing recipes that you can try at home this week.

Best Breakfast Recipes

1. Basic Pancakes

Start your day the right way with this super easy and super delicious pancake recipe from Martha Stewart.

When you eat these for breakfast, you know you’re going to have a great day!

Not only are these pancakes easy to make, but you probably have all the ingredients ready to go in your kitchen, such as baking powder, all-purpose flour, butter, sugar, and an egg.

Therefore, you can get started right away and tuck into a golden, fluffy stack of homemade delights. 

2. Easy Waffles

So, you made pancakes one day, so what do you eat the next? These are easy-to-make waffles, of course.

Each step in this recipe is fuss-free, with no unexpected ingredients making you dash to the store quickly.

You can whip these waffles up in no time, so when those cravings hit, you can satisfy them right away.

All you need is sugar, all-purpose flour, milk, butter, and eggs, which you probably already have in the kitchen.

Just combine the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ones in another before mixing them together. Easy!

Add a generous portion of butter to cook, and cover with maple syrup for the perfect way to start your day. 

3. Savory Oatmeal And Soft-Cooked Egg

If you prefer a savory start to your day, this savory oatmeal and soft-cooked egg recipe is a must-try.

Combined with shredded cheddar cheese, this recipe has everything you’d need to treat your taste buds early in the day.

It’s a quick, nutritious, and well-balanced meal that couldn’t be easier to make.

Ideal if you have a busy day ahead but need something filling to boost those energy levels. 

4. Sweet Rice Porridge

Got some rice leftover? Don’t throw it out; use it for tomorrow’s breakfast by simmering it in milk, cinnamon, and Medjool dates.

This breakfast recipe strikes the perfect balance between flavors and textures, with creamy rice, sweet dates, and warm cinnamon notes forming a comforting flavor profile.

The fresh berries, crunchy almonds, and crispy apples give a hugely satisfying texture contrast.

And, if you want a vegan alternative, simply use almond or soy milk instead of regular milk. Voilà, a healthy, balanced start to your day. 

Best Lunch Recipes

5. Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

For the non-meat eaters amongst us, this is a recipe you have to try (even if you’re a meat eater!)

This satisfying vegetarian dinner is a baked version of the classic eggplant Parmesan recipe and always goes down a treat with anyone who tries it.

Best of all, it is lighter and much healthier than a standard eggplant Parmesan recipe, and you won’t have to worry about your stove being covered in oil splatters afterward.

It is warm and comforting, with the perfect amount of cheese that complements the mix of herbs and tomato flavors.

Surrounded by crispy golden brown breadcrumbs, you won’t have to stress about any leftovers when you make this.

6. One Pan Pasta 

Possibly one of Martha Stewart’s most famous recipes, this one-pan pasta dish is a game changer, revolutionizing the way many of us approach cooking.

A perfect example of culinary magic is that you just have to cook all of your ingredients (cherry or grape tomatoes, garlic, pasta, onions, and olive oil) in one pan.

Convenient and delicious, this is an inspiring lunch option and one that is ideal for anyone with little time to cook.

As you cook the pasta, the water will reduce. The starchiness from the water will then transform into a creamy sauce before you add Parmesan cheese and some fresh basil to top it all off.

Sensational and groundbreaking, you can enjoy this majestic dish in just 20 minutes! 

7. Cajun Jambalaya

Jambalaya is an ideal choice for lunch. A flavorful, rich one-pot meal, this Southern Louisiana dish will fill hungry bellies and satisfy taste buds every time.

The dish itself has a profound historical significance, originating from enslaved Africans who used indigenous ingredients to add depth.

With its paella-like texture, Jambalaya is one hearty dish. The rice absorbs the flavorful ingredients and broth, providing a rich taste.

And, whilst this is a Cajun recipe, you can mix it up with Creole variations, making it an exciting lunch option to try over and over again. 

8. Roasted Pumpkin Soup

If you need a hearty lunch to warm you up on a cold winter’s day, look no further than this roasted pumpkin soup recipe.

It has that almost mystical combo of comfort, flavor, and health with a creamy texture, all achieved without any dairy.

This helps highlight the richness of the puréed roasted pumpkin. Yet again, this recipe is super simple with minimal ingredients. With a subtle crunch of toasted pepitas, you can cozy up with this soup and treat your taste buds. 

Best Dinner Recipes

9. Simple Poached Salmon

When dinner time arrives, it can be hard to find something new and exciting to make. That’s where this simple poached salmon recipe steps in.

It offers a quick and versatile way to create the most perfect cooked fish each time, and, best of all, it is exceptionally healthy.

This recipe offers a perfect blend of simplicity, lightness, and healthiness and is suitable for weeknight meals, lunch leftovers, or when you need to entertain guests.

Preparing and cooking it is quick and easy, with only 30 minutes needed to cook the salmon fillets to perfection.

Its poaching method means you are left with a moist and tender fish, but don’t be afraid to customize the recipe now and again to keep it fresh and exciting.

10. Easy Spaghetti And Meatballs

When it comes to pasta, nothing is more iconic than spaghetti and meatballs, and this Martha Stewart recipe is one of the easiest to make.

With its rich flavors and satisfying texture, this dish is a sure-fire winner. The meatballs are wonderfully flavorsome with the addition of garlic and herbs, all cooked to perfection in a tomato-based sauce.

Make sure you boil the pasta separately to achieve that ideal al dente texture.

The end result is a hearty, delicious dinner, with the savory meatballs complemented by a sprinkle of Parmesan for the best finish possible.

11. Grilled Chicken Breasts With BBQ Sauce

Time for an all-American classic that will go down a storm for lunch or dinner. With delicious homemade sauce, you can choose to slow-cook the meat for the juiciest texture or cut it into smaller pieces for grilling if you’re in a rush.

Whether you go boneless or opt for bone-in chicken, this recipe ensures a juicy, flavorsome dish.

We recommend adding some barbecue sauce to the chicken to add another layer of flavor. It doesn’t get much simpler or more delicious than this! 

Best Dessert Recipes

12. No Bake Cheesecake

This is a proven crowd-pleaser dessert and one you don’t need an oven for.

All you need to do is melt some butter to make the simple press-in graham-cracker crust.

When combined with the rich, creamy filling, made with cream cheese, condensed milk, and vanilla and lemon flavorings, this may be the best cheesecake around.

Leave it to chill in the refrigerator overnight and enjoy it the next day. Trust us when we say there will not be a crumb left afterward. 

13. Vanilla Pound Cake

There is no better way to finish off a meal and our list than this vanilla pound cake. This is a treat you will want to enjoy every day and has been a particular favorite amongst Martha Stewart fans for years.

What makes this cake stand out is its vanilla fragrances and tender, moist crumb, delighting your taste buds with every bite.

Make sure you cream the ingredients well, especially after adding the egg, to get the best consistency and flavors.

Once in the oven, air will expand and raise the cake, resulting in an indulgent treat to fill the hungriest bellies.

Final Thoughts 

Choosing the best Martha Stewart recipes is no easy task, but our choice of 13 above is a great place to start.

From breakfast to lunch and dinner to pudding, there is something everyone can enjoy.

Let us know what recipe is your favorite, but most importantly, enjoy! 

13 Of Martha Stewart’s Best Recipes (Ever)

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