How to Make Classic Recipes

Made-from-Scratch Tuna Noodle Casserole
You can't beat a classic, and these recipes earned their "classic" status after years of being favorite recipes in American homes. Watch how to make each of these classic recipes at home.

The most common cook's sauce becomes the key to this layered lasagna. A basic white sauce -- bechamel -- adds a rich, garlicky layer to this decadent pasta. See how to make it!


Delicious layer upon layer in a classic lasagna is hugely dependent on the bechamel sauce used to tie it all together. Here's how to make our classic lasagna (including the sauce).

This chicken noodle soup is just like Mom's -- with a bright fresh basil finish. When you've got a cold or are craving a classic comfort food, look to this chicken dinner to come through.

Chicken Noodle Soup

When nothing but a bowl of comfort will do, this is the go-to recipe.

Pour a tall glass of milk and enjoy the signature nutty flavor of a classic peanut butter cookie.

Peanut Butter Cookie

Try to resist these peanut butter cookies fresh from the oven, we certainly couldn't! See how easy this classic recipe is to make, we even included the classic crisscross pattern on top.

Make a beautiful and tender angel food cake with our tips on beating the eggs and prepping the cake pan.

Angel Food Cake

Whether topped with fruit, served cut up in a parfait, or alongside ice cream, angel food cake is a most beloved dessert recipe. See our tricks to your best angel food cake yet.

To make a tender, moist meat loaf, use your hands! We'll share the gentle touch that lightens the mixture to make it just like Mom's.

Meat Loaf

Classic meat loaf is a family favorite. There are about as many ways to make it as there are families, but we share a few easy tips that make for an excellent meat loaf recipe.

With a single-crust pie base, a creamy center made from milk, eggs, onions, and bacon, and the best spices, this classic quiche lorraine is a breakfast crowd-pleaser.

Quiche Lorraine

When it comes to quiches, Lorraine is the classic, probably because no one can resist the greatest of all breakfast combinations: bacon and eggs!

A creamy white cheese sauce takes this macaroni and cheese recipe from basic to brava. Secret simmering tips and step-by-step instruction help you cook the best version of this comfort food yet.

Macaroni and Cheese

A homemade mac and cheese recipe is all about the sauce. Watch, we'll show you what we mean.

Your cookie jar is calling and it wants these classic oatmeal cookies.

Oatmeal Cookies

It's the simple things we love best, like an oatmeal cookie. Butter, sugars, spices, oats, and eggs create a cookie that's too irresistible to eat just one.

Comfort food can still be quick. This 30-minute beef dinner features classic Beef Stroganoff. Dig in!

Beef Stroganoff

Saucy, meaty, noodley it's impossible to resist this easy-to-make beef stroganoff recipe.

Sugar cookies are a holiday staple—make your best-ever sugar cookie recipe with our Test Kitchen’s secrets for rolling out the dough, using cookie cutters, and getting creative with the leftover sugar cookie dough.

Rolled-Out Sugar Cookies

Usually reserved for holiday time, rolled-out sugar cookies can be made anytime.

This classic apple dessert is served brown and bubbly from the oven. We've taken it to the next level with a rich and creamy custard sauce.

Apple Crisp

Make it in the fall when apples are at their peak, or make it year-round when the craving for this classic dessert strikes.

Warm up with this classic cold-weather drink. We show you the best boil to get a steamy, delicious cup of homemade hot chocolate.

Hot Chocolate

When you're looking for a real treat, ditch the store-bought pouches and make your own hot chocolate on the stove.

Every cook needs a go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe and this combination of simple ingredients and thoughtful mixing nails it.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here it is, your go-to classic chocolate chip cookie recipe for every single cookie occasion. 

The timing of cooking your potato is important when it comes to your potato salad recipe. We'll show you just the moment to cut and the moment to cook your potato.

Potato Salad

A staple at all summer potlucks, here's our secret to potato salad.

Want to make the best deviled egg recipe? We'€™ll show you how to mash your middles in a bag. You'€™ll love the easy cleanup!

Deviled Eggs

Make deviled eggs cleanup a cinch with our clever tip.

Fresh ingredients improve on everyday tuna noodle casserole. This weeknight staple is still a cinch from scratch -- see how easy it comes together.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Fresh ingredients and a panko breadcrumb topping are what make this casserole recipe a standout.

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