Alton Brown is a master at devising quick and simple meals that are as nutritious as they are delicious. If you find yourself short on time when dinner approaches, you can’t go wrong with these 20 easy-to-make recipes from the devious host of Cutthroat Kitchen.
Chicken Fried Steak
A sinfully delicious staple in the Deep South, two pounds of beef bottom round becomes a crispy, deep-fried treat that will make you a dinnertime superstar with just over an hour of cooking time.
Pressure Cooker Chili
Gone are the days when chili needed to stew away all day to pack in the flavour. Alton’s chili recipe calls for a bottle of beer, tortilla chips and the meat of your choice, making it the perfect quick-prep meal for hosting friends. Since it makes use of a time-saving pressure cooker or Instant Pot, you’ll have more time to spend entertaining than cooking!
Ahi Tuna Poke
Poke may look like an intimidating dish, but it only takes seven ingredients and 15 minutes to whip up this delicious (and healthy!) marinated tuna.
Alton Brown's Asian Slaw
This easy slaw made with a peanut soy sauce and plenty of thinly sliced veggies is the perfect side dish to a stir-fry dinner.
Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes
This unbelievably easy side dish contrasts sweet potatoes with a hint of fiery chipotle in adobo sauce, resulting an explosion of flavours.
If you’re looking for a vegetarian alternative to a juicy steak, Alton’s recipe for tender, broiled slices of flavourful eggplant topped with Parmesan and his homemade sweet-and-spicy sauce can’t be beat.
Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Light, fluffy, and oh, so creamy, Alton adds an ample amount of sautéed garlic to his out-of-this-world take on mashed potatoes.
Artichoke Pasta Salad
The distinctive flavour of artichoke combines with bowtie-shaped farfalle pasta in this fresh and hearty dish that will be ready in less than 30 minutes
Leftover Baked Potato Soup
We already know Alton Brown is all about ingenuity, but this brilliant recipe to transform leftover spuds into a thick, creamy soup is sheer genius.
Cold-Fashioned Potato Salad
The perfect side on a summer day, Alton’s potato salad recipe is as classic as it gets.
Oven Roasted Broccoli
Another way to add a kick to lacklustre broccoli is this flavourful solution, which adds panko breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan (or sharp cheddar, if you prefer) for a toasty, tasty vegetable side that’s sure to win rave reviews at the dinner table.
Leek Potato Soup
Whether you’re thinking appetizer or main course, this rich, hearty soup will fit the bill.
Grilled Brussels Sprouts
Roasting Brussels sprouts brings out the much-maligned vegetable’s sweeter, tastier side, and the same holds true for grilling them, with a few simple spices added to enhance their flavour.
Easy to make and even easier to eat, this sweet, fresh and downright delicious salad makes a perfect side dish any time of the year.