Slow Cooker Korean Beef

Amazing and flavorful beef that slow cooks to tender melt in your mouth perfection! This will be one of the best meals that you will make!

When I started to do some research on a Korean Beef recipe, I found that the recipes are pretty similar to this Korean Ground Beef and Rice BowlsSlow Cooker Mongolian Beef or Korean Ground Beef Stir Fry.  What they have in common is unbelievably flavorful beef that is quick and easy to make and enjoy!

Korean beef over rice in a bowl with two black chopsticks.

Slow Cooker Korean Beef

Slow Cooker Korean Beef first posted when my youngest sister had just left for college in Korea. We had a fun little going away party for her where I served this Korean beef and it was amazing! The flavors were out of this world and it was a huge hit at the party.  As soon as it came out of the slow cooker we couldn’t stop eating it. The flavor is absolute perfection.

Cooking the flank steak low and slow made it so tender.  The sweet and spicy sauce soaked into the meat and made every bite explode with flavor!  This recipe instantly became a favorite here on the blog and in my family. It was definitely one of the best things that I have ever had!  No wonder it quickly became so popular!

Ingredients for Korean Beef:

The ingredients in this slow cooker beef come together so well and you are going to love the flavor of this beef. It thickens up as it cooks and coats the chicken perfectly. Top with some sesame seeds and green onions and you will have a meal that you will make again and again!

  • Flank Steak: Cut in thin slices against the grain to make it tender and juicy.
  • Cornstarch: To thicken the sauce.
  • Sesame Oil: Great Asian flavor and it will help other flavors soak into the beef.
  • Garlic Cloves: Minced, these will give right flavor to the sauce.
  • Soy Sauce: Adds a rich sweet and savory flavor.
  • Beef broth: Liquid to cook the beef and adds a bit of flavor.
  • Brown Sugar: Sweetness to balance out the other savory and spicy notes.
  • Onion chopped: Adds moisture and deep flavor.
  • Red pepper flakes: Add at the end of the cook time for a less spicy version. The red pepper spice will get stronger as it cooks.
  • Garnish: Sesame seeds and green onions

How to Slow Cook Korean Beef:

This melt in your mouth tender beef takes only minutes to get started in a slow cooker.  Simply cut your steak into strips, fill your crock pot with all the ingredients, and sit back and enjoy the delicious smell of dinner cooking!

  1. Prepare flank steak: Cut flank steak into thin strips. In a ziplock bag add flank steak pieces and cornstarch. Shake to coat.
  2. Combine ingredients in slow cooker: Add sesame oil, minced garlic, soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, onion, and red pepper flakes to the slow cooker. Stir ingredients. Add coated flank steak and stir again until coated in the sauce.
  3. Cook for high 2-3 hours or on low 4-5 hours until cooked throughout and tender.
  4. Serve: Plate flank steak over rice and garnish with green onions.

Korean beef meat in the slow cooker being stirred with a wooden spoon.

Tips for the Most Tender Beef:

I love cooking beef in the slow cooker because it cooks the meat so well. It is one of my favorite ways to cook it.  The juicy beef gets so tender it falls apart in your mouth. That’s great news for a meat that can sometimes turn tough and dry when it cooks!  Here are my expert tips to make this the best Korean beef you have ever made!

  • Slicing flank steak: The easiest way to slice your beef is to cut it when it is very cold.  Cut against the grain.
  • Variations: Add broccoli in at the end of the cook time for a nice crunch.  Or add it in about halfway through cook time for softer brocccoli.
  • Serving ideas: Serving with rice is a classic favorite.  However, if you are watching your carbs you may want to try cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles instead.  Add a colorful Asian Salad for a complete meal.

Storing Slow Cooker Beef:

After buying flank steak at the store you can refrigerate it for 3-5 days.  If you are not ready to cook this delicious recipe right away you will want to freeze it until you are ready to cook it.  Before freezing it, place extra airtight wrap around the store bought packaging to reduce freezer burn.  The uncooked meat can stay frozen for 6-12 months.

Once you have cooked your perfect slow cooker beef, you will not want to miss the delicious leftovers!  Eat them within 4 days if you are storing it in the refrigerator or 3 months if you decide to freeze your leftovers.

Korean beef in a bowl with black chopsticks.

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Slow Cooker Korean Beef

Amazing and flavorful beef that slow cooks to tender melt in your mouth perfection! This will be one of the best meals that you will make!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian American
Keyword korean beef, slow cooker korean beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 338kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds Flank Steak
  • ¼ cups cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • ½ teaspoons mince Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 cups Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • ¾ cups Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • sesame seeds and green onions for garnish

Instructions

  • Cut flank steak into thin strips. In a ziplock bag add flank steak pieces and cornstarch. Shake to coat.
  • Add sesame oil, minced garlic, soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, onion, and red pepper flakes to the slow cooker. Stir ingredients. Add coated flank steak and stir again until coated in the sauce.
  • Cook for high 2-3 hours or on low 4-5 hours until cooked throughout and tender. Can serve over rice and garnish with green onions.

Notes

Updated on August 5, 2020
Originally Posted on October 19, 2015

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1224mg | Potassium: 485mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg

Cream Puff

Cream puffs on a serving plate

Cream puffs filled with simple vanilla whipped cream and covered in a dusting of powdered sugar are a classic dessert. But once you’ve mastered the recipe for the cream puff shell, it can be customized with all sorts of delicious filling to your heart’s desire!

Experience France without traveling by making this Easy Beignets Recipe, or this elegant yet easy Creme Brulee, or a savory French Onion Soup.

Cream puffs on a serving plate

Cream Puff Recipe

Cream puff is made with a French pastry dough, called choux pastry or pate a choux. To make choux pastry, you actually cook the flour in water and butter to form a paste, then beat in the eggs at the end. When baked, the dough expands in the oven creating a hollow shell, to be filled with all sorts of delicious fillings.

In this recipe, I used milk instead of water for more richness along with some salt and sugar for flavor. But most of the flavor in cream puffs will come from the filling, which you can customize to your liking. Once you’ve mastered making the cream puff shells, the sky’s the limit!

Cooked flour paste for cream puff dough

Cream Puff Ingredients:

Cream puff starts with 6 simple ingredients:

  • Milk – traditional choux pastry is made with just water but I used milk for more richness and flavor.
  • Unsalted butter – butter adds more flavor to the cream puff shell.
  • Salt – for flavor.
  • Sugar – traditional choux pastry doesn’t include sugar but I like mine a little bit on the sweeter side. Reduce, omit or increase to your taste.
  • Flour – all purpose flour is cooked with all of the above ingredients.
  • Egg – gets beaten into the cooked dough.

Making Cream Puff From Scratch:

  1. First, heat the milk, butter, salt and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until simmering but not boiling.
  2. Take the saucepan off the heat and mix in the flour to form a paste. Put the saucepan back on medium heat and cook the flour mixture, stirring constantly, until the dough forms and pulls away from the sides and bottom of the pan.
  3. Transfer the cooked dough to a stand mixer bowl and beat with the paddle attachment to cool it down. Add 1 egg at a time and continue beating until each is completely incorporated before adding another.
  4. Transfer the dough into a piping bag and pipe 12 equal portions, about 1 ½” – 2” in diameter, on a lined baking sheet. Dip your fingers in water and smooth out each mound of dough so there are no peaks and spikes.
  5. Gently apply an egg wash and bake for about 22 – 25 minutes at 375°F. Turn off the oven and crack the door open, allowing the cream puffs to cool inside the oven for at least 15 minutes before removing them.

Cream puff dough after adding eggs

Cream Puff Filling:

Traditionally, cream puffs are filled with pastry cream, but for this recipe I opt to use a simple homemade whipped cream as filling to keep things simple. Split the shells open, fill with cream, replace the top and dust them with powdered sugar, and they are ready for the dessert bar.

To customize your cream puffs, you can add different flavor to your whipped cream using extracts or fill them with:

Piping choux pastry for baking

Storing Homemade Cream Puffs:

Cream puffs are best served fresh, especially when filled with cream filling. However, you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. They can be served cold or just let them come to room temperature before serving.

The cream puff shells without filling can be stored at room temperature for 2 – 3 days if you plan to make them ahead of time or keep them frozen up to 2 weeks. Thaw the shells before adding filling or you can toast them in the oven at a lower temperature around 300°F – 325°F for 5 minutes to crisp them up before adding filling.

Adding whipped cream filling to cream puffs

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Cream puffs dusted with powdered sugar

Cream puffs on a serving plate
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Cream Puffs

Cream puffs filled with simple vanilla whipped cream and covered in a dusting of powdered sugar are a classic dessert. But once you’ve mastered the recipe for the cream puff shell, it can be customized with all sorts of delicious filling to your heart’s desire!
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword cream puff, cream puff recipe, cream puffs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 cream puffs
Calories 159kcal
Author Trang Doan

Ingredients

Cream puff shell

  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 oz unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs

Filling

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Egg wash

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

  • Heat the milk, butter, salt and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until simmering but not boiling, about 3 minutes.
  • Take the saucepan off the heat and mix in the flour to form a paste. Put the saucepan back on medium heat and cook the flour mixture, stirring constantly, until the dough forms and pulls away from the sides and bottom of the pan, about 2 minutes.
  • Transfer the cooked dough to a stand mixer bowl and beat with the paddle attachment to cool it down. Add 1 egg at a time and continue beating until each egg is completely incorporated before adding another.
  • Transfer the dough into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip and pipe 12 equal portions, about 1 ½” - 2” in diameter, on a lined baking sheet. Dip your fingers in water and smooth out each mound of dough so there are no peaks and spikes.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Beat an egg with a tablespoon of water to make egg wash. Gently apply the egg wash on top of the dough using a pastry brush.
  • Bake for about 22 - 25 minutes until the shells are puffed and golden. Observe through the oven door but do not open the oven during baking. Turn off the oven and crack the door open, allowing the cream puffs to cool inside the oven for at least 15 minutes before removing them and let them cool completely on a wire rack.

Whipping Cream:

  • To make the whipped cream, add heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla to a stand mixer bowl and beat with the balloon whip until stiff peaks form. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • When the cream puff shells are completely cool, split them open and fill with whipped cream, replace the top of dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Notes

  • This recipe makes a dozen small cream puffs but it can be doubled or tripled easily to make more.
  • Because the cream puffs are baked at a high oven temperature, use a light color baking sheet or an air insulated baking sheet to decrease the chances of the bottoms burning.

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 466IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

Easy to Make Tostadas

These crispy Tostadas are easy to make and layered with flavorful toppings that make this main dish one of the best! Create a delicious dinner right at home within minutes!

Tostadas are similar to tacos, just using a tortilla that is flat rather than movable. Try this best EVER ground beef tacos, easy homemade Navajo tacos or Baja fish tacos for more taco inspired recipes.

Tostadas with layers of optional toppings.

Easy to Make Tostadas

Quick and easy tostadas are so fun to make and come together perfectly. They have a vibrant color to them with all the fresh vegetables and some sliced fruits. Top them with shredded cheese and refried beans and you have a complete meal. Your family is going to go crazy over!

Pile high your favorite toppings on this homemade fried tostada. They are simple to make and will feed a crowd. The tostada is fried up nicely, giving it a crisp texture to hold all choices of optional toppings. Switch up your tortillas or add a little more topping creating a new and fun tostada each time you get more. The options are endless and the tostadas will keep coming!

What is a Tostadas?

A tostada is a classic Mexican recipe that is one of the favorites! Tostadas name comes from a Spanish word meaning toasted or looking toasted. Usually a tostada is known for being flat and a round tortilla that is deep fried or toasted in oil.

In some places tostadas can be an appetizer or a main dish. The tortilla is cut into small triangles to make chips to dip into extra sides like salsa or guacamole. There are a few different versions of tostadas that are known around the world.

Optional toppings for tostadas in clear, glass bowls.

Tostada Ingredients:

Simple ingredients that blend perfectly together creating the perfect combination. This tostada cooks up quickly and has amazing flavors that all come together. Layer your tostadas just the way you like it!

  • Vegetable Oil: Used for frying the tortillas in a pan.
  • Corn Tortillas: Perfect for frying and using
  • Ground Beef and Taco Seasoning: Cooked up together creating a delicious Mexican flavor.
  • Refried Beans: A Great layer to start off on the tortilla.
  • Cheddar Cheese: Shredded cheese to sprinkle over top and melt a little from the heat of the ingredients.

Optional Toppings:

  • Shredded Lettuce: Fresh and light tasting.
  • Tomato: Gives a sweet taste.
  • Sliced Olives: Love the taste an olive adds to the recipe.
  • Cilantro: A hint of savory and spice.
  • Guacamole: Blend together an avocado making this rich and creamy topping for your tostada
  • Avocado: Creamy slices of avocado right on top equals perfection!

How to Make the Best Tostadas:

These tostadas make the best dinner for everyone in the family. Each person can create and layer their own toppings and make the best tostadas. This is an easy to make, quick dinner for a busy weekday.

  1. Fry Tortillas: In a medium sized skillet add vegetable oil filling up to about 1/2 inch on the sides.  Heat the oil to medium high heat.  Poke holes with a fork in the tortilla and add it to the hot oil.  Fry on each side until golden brown 1-2 minutes.  Remove and set aside.
  2. Cook Beef: In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat cook and crumble the ground beef.  Drain the grease.  Add in the taco seasoning.
  3. To assemble: Heat the refried beans over the stove or in the microwave until warm.  Spread a thin layer on the tortilla followed by the ground beef and cheese.  Top with desired toppings.

The process of frying tortillas to make tostadas.

Tips for the Perfect Tostada:

  • Frying: It is best to use a cooking thermometer to check the oil. The oil will need to be around 350 to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Once they are fried on both sides add the fried tortillas to a plate that is prepared with paper towels on it. The paper towels will help soak up any extra grease that is left on the tortillas.
  • Baking: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay the tortillas on a baking sheet. Brush the tops with olive oil. Bake for 8-10 minutes until crispy and flip half way through.
  • Preparing the Tortilla: Poking holes in the tortilla will help the tortilla stay round and not curl too much while being fried.
  • Tortillas: Corn tortillas are best and the perfect size. I like the smaller round size. When choose a tortilla, choose one that is not already cooked and can be fried. Smaller the size the better and easier to flip over in the pan.
  • Assembling: Once cooled, start layering your tostada. It works best to have the heavier more dense ingredients on bottom like refried beans, meat, then the cheese will melt over top the meat, then continue on to the next optional toppings of choice.

More Filling Ideas:

Fill your tostada up with all the delicious meats, cheeses, vegetables and fruits. This classic Mexican Dinner is always a HUGE hit for a family! Everything comes together quickly and easily making everyone their favorite personal tostada.

Three tostadas layered with optional toppings.

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Easy to Make Tostadas

These Tostadas are easy to make and layered with flavorful toppings that make this main dish one of the best! Create a delicious dinner right at home within minutes!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy to make tostadas, tostadas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 Tostadas
Calories 147kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • vegetable oil
  • 4 12 inch corn tortillas*
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning
  • 1 15 ounce can refried beans
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded

Optional Toppings:

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Tomato diced
  • sliced olives
  • cilantro chopped
  • avocado sliced
  • sour cream

Instructions

  • In a medium sized skillet add vegetable oil filling up to about 1/2 inch on the sides. Heat the oil to medium high heat. Poke holes with a fork in the tortilla and add it to the hot oil. Fry on each side until golden brown 1-2 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • In a medium sized skillet over medium high heat cook and crumble the ground beef. Drain the grease. Add in the taco seasoning.

Layering Tostadas:

  • To assemble: Heat the refried beans over the stove or in the microwave until warm. Spread a thin layer on the tortilla followed by the ground beef and cheese. Top with desired toppings.

Notes

* To BAKE: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay the tortillas on a baking sheet. Brush the tops with olive oil. Bake for 8-10 minutes until crispy and flip half way through.

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 1mg

Oven Baked Denver Omelet

An Oven Baked Denver Omelet is a delicious omelet packed with ham, onions, peppers and cheese that you can throw into the oven in a moments notice!  It is a hearty and satisfying family breakfast that everyone will go crazy over!

Freezer friendly breakfast meals are a must on busy mornings that still require warm nutritious meals.  Try Breakfast Burritos or Denver Omelet Breakfast Muffins for delicious and easy recipes everyone will enjoy.

Denver omelet slice on a white plate.

Oven Baked Denver Omelet

Commonly known as a “Western Omelet” this Baked Denver Omelet is the BEST baked omelet recipe. It is filled with fresh ingredients like ham, fresh onion, green peppers and cheese and is ready in no time at all!  Break out of a breakfast rut and try these warm, fluffy eggs fresh out of the oven.  A large pan of these tasty and healthy eggs that are filled with ooey-gooey cheese will be an instant hit for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Whether you are baking them for your family or a brunch for a crowd, they are easy to prepare for a crowd.  They are light and tasty but also filling and satisfying!  No more standing over a skillet while you cook omelet after omelet for every member of your family.  Simply whisk these ingredients together then bake.  In less than 30 minutes you will have a warm and filling breakfast that everyone will love and enjoy together!

Denver Omelet Ingredients:

Just a few simple ingredients come together quickly and easily to make a fresh and satisfying breakfast for your entire family.  These are staple ingredients are no-fuss and set up perfectly in your oven and become a light and fluffy omelet everyone will love!

  • Eggs: Whisk together eggs with cream to make the perfect buttery and light egg.
  • Half and half cream: Makes the eggs light and fluffy.
  • Cheddar cheese: Freshly shredded cheese mixed in will add sharp, earthy flavor.
  • Ham: Chopped and fully cooked deli ham adds the perfect salty taste.
  • Onion: Adds a sweet bite of flavor!
  • Green pepper: Mild and sweet flavor that adds color, flavor, and crunch.

Let’s Bake an Omelet!

All the flavors you love in an omelet are easy to put together and bake in less than 30 minutes!  Just whisk together the ingredients and pour into a greased pan, then relax while your stress free breakfast bakes!

  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together eggs and cream. Add in cheese, ham, onion and green pepper.
  2. Bake: Pour into a greased 9×9 inch pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Steps to make a denver omelet.

Variations of Denver Omelette:

This Baked Denver Omelet is packed with so many delicious ingredients my family loves like ham, onions, peppers, and gooey cheese. The great thing about this recipe is that you can customize it so it is a huge hit with your family like it is with mine!

  • Toppings: Pico de Gallo, Mango Lime Avocado Salsa, Salsa, sausage gravy, sour cream, or guacamole.
  • Serve with: Hash browns, Sweet Potato Hash, bacon, fresh fruit, Biscuits and Gravy
  • Additional fillings: Bacon, crumbled cheese such as feta or blue cheese, spinach, mushrooms, zucchini.
  • Ingredient swaps: Use milk or heavy whipping cream instead of half and half.
  • Pro Tip: Cook onion and peppers before adding them in to give them a slightly caramelized taste and reduce the moisture they will add to the egg.
  • Seasoning: Add seasoning salt for and pepper to increase the flavor of this light and tasty baked omelet.  Also try paprika, chili powder or red pepper flake if you like an extra punch of spice.

Can You Make a Baked Denver Omelet Ahead?

Yes! Make this Denver omelet ahead and store it until you are ready to serve.  Let the omelet cool completely before covering it tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.

  • Freeze: Make ahead and freeze for 3-6 months without sacrificing flavor or quality.
  • Refrigerate: Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
  • To thaw: Thaw in the refrigerator or place directly in the oven to heat.
  • To re-heat:  Microwave a slice of Denver omelet for 30 seconds at a time until it is heated throughout.  Or place entire tray in the oven at 350 for 10 minutes or until warm throughout.

Cutting a slice of oven baked denver omelet.

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Oven Baked Denver Omelet

A delicious omelet packed with ham, onions, peppers and cheese that you can throw into the oven in a moments notice!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword omelet, omelet recipe, oven baked denver omelet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 251kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup half and half cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup ham chopped fully cooked
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup green pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together eggs and cream. Add in cheese, ham, onion and green pepper.
  • Pour into a greased 9x9 inch pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

Updated on July 30, 2020
Originally Posted on July 4, 2014

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 260mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 623IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1mg

No Bake Cheesecake

No Bake Cheesecake is so creamy, luxurious, and surprisingly easy to make from scratch at home.  Top it with whipped cream and fresh fruit and it will be a huge hit that everyone will obsess over!

Simple variations of this no bake cheesecake can make a big impact when entertaining.  Try 2 Ingredient Cheesecake Dip or Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries for quick and easy twists on no-bake cheesecake that can be served as delicious starters.

Finished no bake cheese cake topped with whipped cream strawberry syrup and strawberries.

Easy No Bake Cheesecake

No Bake cheesecake is the best no bake cheesecake you will make!  The rich flavors are easy to achieve and effortless to create.  It is an amazing dessert that your family will request over and over.  The good news is you can make simple swaps to the crust and switch up toppings for an entirely different feel so you will never get tired of it!

Every bite of the filling is bursting with tangy cream cheese, smooth vanilla, and bright lemon flavors that are irresistible together!  The crunch of the crumbly graham cracker crust is a perfect contrast to the soft and sweet filling.  Your family and friends will go crazy over how incredibly delicious it is!  Make more than one at a time, because this no bake cheesecake gets devoured quickly!

No Bake Cheesecake Ingredients:

A short list of no-fuss ingredients come together to make the most decadent cheesecake.  For the best results, make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature before you begin the recipe.   This will prevent the cheesecake from cracking, and give you a perfectly smooth and creamy filling.

  • Graham crackers: Crush in food processor or with a rolling pin over a bag of crackers.
  • Brown sugar: Mix together with butter and graham crackers to make a sweet and buttery crust.
  • Butter: Binding agent to hold together the crust.
  • Cream cheese: Mild and tangy flavor and smooth texture for the filling.
  • Lemon juice: A hint of vibrant citrus flavor.
  • Vanilla: Brings out all the flavors in the filling.
  • Sugar: Adds sweetness!
  • Heavy whipping cream: Makes the filling even more smooth and sweet.
  • Optional Topping: Strawberry sauce

How to Make Cheesecake:

No-bake cheesecake is a luxurious dessert that is no longer only reserved for a restaurant on date night.  Now, you can make this any day of the week because it is so easy to put together from scratch at home!

  1. Mix crust: In a medium sized bowl add the crushed graham cracker, brown sugar, and butter and mix until incorporated.
  2. Form crust: In a springform pan add the graham crackers and press firmly into the bottom and sides. Place in the refrigerator.
  3. Combine filling: In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, lemon juice, vanilla and sugar. Beat until smooth and creamy.  Add in the heavy whipping cream and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. Layer filling over crust: Spread filling evenly along the crust.
  5. Chill and Serve: Place in refrigerator to chill for 3 hours or overnight and serve with strawberry topping if desired.

Steps to make no bake cheesecake.

Variations for Homemade Cheesecake:

No Bake cheesecake is less dense and heavy than baked cheesecakes.  It is incredibly delicious, light and tasty!  Here are my ideas for how to create a variety of inspired twists on this one amazing recipe!

  • Design: Prepare the cheesecake in a parchment paper lined 8×8 dish.  Then, after chilling in the refrigerator lift the cheesecake out with the parchment paper and cut the cheesecake into small squares for bite sized treats.  Even dip them in chocolate for a smooth outer shell and professional looking presentation.  Or prepare them in small cups or a mini muffin pan for smaller servings you don’t have to slice.
  • Toppings: Add whipped cream and fresh fruit for extra sweetness and color. Strawberries are a favorite, but raspberries, blueberries, or any fruit that’s in season make great toppings.  Also try sauces like lemon curd, freezer jam, homemade salted caramel sauce, or chocolate syrup.
  • Filling: Add a bit of sour cream for even more tangy flavor and creaminess. Or for a small crunch try adding in some crushed oreos, sprinkles (a hit with kids) or chocolate shavings.
  • Crust: To change up the flavor try using chocolate or cinnamon sugar graham crackers or crushed oreos in the crust.

Close up on finished no bake cheesecake decorated with whipped cream and strawberries.

Can you Freeze Strawberry Cheesecake?

Yes!  Before decorating, wrap your no bake cheesecake in heavy duty aluminum foil, plastic wrap, or place in a shallow airtight container.  Then store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.  Thaw it in the refrigerator and add toppings before serving.  It will remain good for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Close up on a no bake cheesecake with one slice missing.

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No Bake Cheesecake

No Bake Cheesecake is so creamy, luxurious, and surprisingly easy to make from scratch at home.  Top it with whipped cream and fresh fruit and it will be a huge hit that everyone will obsess over!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, no bake cheesecake, strawberry cheesecake
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 251kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crushed
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2 8 ounce cream cheese softened
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Optional Topping:

Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl add the crushed graham cracker, brown sugar, and butter and mix until incorporated. In a 9 inch springform pan add the graham crackers and press firmly into the bottom and sides. Place in the refrigerator.
  • In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, lemon juice, vanilla and sugar. Beat until smooth and creamy. Add in the heavy whipping cream and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread filling evenly along the crust. Chill for 3 hours or overnight and serve with strawberry topping if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 528IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

Crustless Quiche Lorraine

This easy Crustless Quiche Lorraine with bacon and Gruyere is a lighter take on the classic, made lighter without the crust.

Crustless Quiche Lorraine on a plate with a fork.
Crustless Quiche Lorraine

I love making crustless quiche for weekend brunches. They are so simple to make. Plus, since there’s no crust, not only is it healthier, but it’s also quicker to prepare. You can mix all the ingredients the night before so it’s ready to bake when you wake up. This Quiche Lorraine is made with Bacon and Gruyere, but you can also try my Ham and Cheese Crustless Quiche, Crustless Broccoli and Cheese Quiche, or if you want the crust this Spinach Ricotta Tomato Quiche is delicious.

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No Bake Oreo Balls

No Bake Oreo Balls are rich and smooth truffles that are moist and flavor packed and coated with a smooth chocolate shell.  They are quick and easy to prepare and are a treat everyone will go crazy over!

Try Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars or Oreo Cheesecake Brownies for more of the dense chocolate and cream cheese texture.  They make the perfect Oreo treats!

Oreo truffles stacked on a white plate.

Easy No Bake Oreo Balls

No bake Oreo balls are perfect treats to beat the summer heat.  They are quick and easy to make and don’t require you to heat up your kitchen.  The hardest part will be waiting for these delicious oreo balls to freeze.  Dip them and drizzle them in luxurious white and semi-sweet chocolate for layers of rich flavor that is so good!

Oreo desserts are always a huge hit because of their sweet and balanced flavor.  This treat is no exception.  They will be crowd-pleasing and impressive.  They look gorgeous and taste incredible.  Stack them up for a beautiful display, but beware they will disappear quickly.  Make more than you think you need because they are hard to resist!

Oreo Balls Ingredients:

This super short list of ingredients comes together to make the BEST oreo dessert!  The bite-size truffles are bursting with sweet oreo flavor and coated with a smooth layer of rich chocolate and a sprinkle of oreo crumbs.

  • Oreo cookies: The start of any amazing dessert!
  • Cream cheese: Soften to room temperature then mix together with crushed oreos.
  • White chocolate chips: Melt the chocolate chips to drizzle over the oreo balls for a soft and sweet coating.
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips: Great for balancing all the sweetness in these oreos!
  • Crushed Oreos: Sprinkle on top of the truffles for a perfect crunchy topping.

How to Make No Bake Oreo Balls:

No bake oreos are quick and easy to assemble and don’t even require you to pre-heat your oven.  The presentation of these oreo truffles is so pretty and impressive.  They look professional, but once you make them, you will see how easy it is to create these beautiful and delicious oreo truffles from scratch at home!

  1. Prep: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Then, in a food processor add the oreos and pulse until fine crumbs.
  2. Mix together cream cheese and oreo crumbs: Add in the cream cheese and continue to mix until fully combined.
  3. Form truffles: Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out 1 inch balls and place on parchment paper. Then roll each ball in your hands to make them perfectly round.
  4. Chill: Freeze oreo balls for about 20 minutes.
  5. Chocolate coating: In a medium size bowl melt the chocolate chips 30 seconds at a time until smooth and melted.  When it is melted, dip each ball into the chocolate and place on the parchment to let set.
  6. Serve and enjoy: Top with crushed oreos if desired.

Steps to make oreo truffles.

Tips for Creating the Perfect Oreo Truffles:

Get creative with these Oreo balls.  Make them each unique with different toppings and chocolate drizzles.  There is no wrong way to make them, so have fun!

  • Coating Truffles: Use a toothpick to dip the oreo balls in the melted chocolate. It’s the best way to get a perfect smooth coat.
  • Toppings: Crushed oreo sprinkled on top of these truffles gives a great crunch.  Also try nuts, sprinkles, or coconut to add different flavors and textures.
  • Chocolate: Candy melts or cooking bars are also great to use for the chocolate coating if that is what you have on hand.  Add vegetable oil to thin out chocolate that is thicker than you prefer.

How to Store Homemade Oreo Balls:

To store your oreo balls, place them in an airtight container and use wax paper to separate layers.  Then, you can freeze these truffles for up to two months.  You will be so happy when you remember you have them to pull out for last minute entertaining or for a luxurious weeknight treat.  If you plan to eat them within a couple of weeks, they can be stored in the refrigerator.

Areal view of finished oreo truffles.

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No Bake Oreo Balls

No Bake Oreo Balls are rich and smooth truffles that are moist and flavor packed and coated with a smooth chocolate shell.  They are quick and easy to prepare and are a treat everyone will go crazy over!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword no bake oreo balls, oreo balls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 Oreo Balls
Calories 168kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 1 14 ounce package Oreo cookies
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • crushed Oreos for topping

Instructions

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a food processor add the oreos and pulse until fine crumbs. Add in the cream cheese and continue to mix until fully combined.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out 1 inch balls and place on parchment paper. Roll each ball in your hands and freeze for about 20 minutes.
  • In a medium size bowl melt the chocolate chips 30 seconds at a time until smooth and melted. Dip each ball into the chocolate and place on the parchment to let set. Top with crushed oreos is desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

 

Refrigerator Pickles

Refrigerator Pickles are easy to make and are perfectly crunchy and flavorful.  Crispy pickles have been a family favorite for years and are now so simple to make from scratch at home!

For a creative way to use your refrigerator pickles and their juice, try using them to make Copycat Chic-fil-a Nuggets or a Chic-fil-a Chicken Sandwich.  Add a pickle on the sandwich too for the perfect crunch!

Refrigerator pickles in a jar

Refrigerator Canned Pickles

Vibrant and crisp pickles make such a refreshing snack or addition to any sandwich.  Store bought jars can lack the pungent flavor and crunchy bite that makes a pickle so delicious.  That’s why pickling cucumbers at home is so amazing.  You are guaranteed they will be light and fresh and you can create the exact taste you want in your pickle by making variations in your brine.

These refrigerator pickles are loaded with the bright and fresh taste of vinegar and a hint of sweetness from the sugar and garlic.  It is so easy to become obsessed with these incredible pickles.  They will be a huge hit at any barbecue or picnic and everyone will be so impressed they are homemade!

Pickle Jar Ingredients:

Refrigerator pickles are naturally low carb, low calories, and fat free.  They are a great healthy snack.  The ingredients in the brine are pantry staples that give the pickles their signature flavor.

  • Pickling Cucumbers: These are different than the smooth cucumbers you may be picturing. Instead, look for short, bumpy skinned cucumbers.
  • Fresh Dill: Adds the dill flavor you expect in a pickle.
  • Water: The base of the brine that the cucumbers soak in.
  • Vinegar: Helps break down the cucumber and soak in the flavors.
  • Pickling Spices: Add even more great taste to these pickles.
  • Sugar: Balances the other salty flavors.
  • Salt: If you are on a low sodium diet, reduce the amount of salt you add in.
  • Garlic: Place a garlic clove on top of the brine for a rich smooth flavor.

Let’s Make Pickles!

Pickles are surprisingly easy to make at home.  Simply cut cucumber and allow it to soak in the vinegar and pickling spice mixture.  This is a no fail recipe that requires little effort and time, but delivers huge flavor that your whole family will enjoy!

  1. Cut cucumbers: Slice cucumbers as desired, lengthwise or horizontal. Place in 2 (16 ounce) mason jars.
  2. Fill jars: Place the dill into the jars.
  3. Mix brine: In a bowl combine water, vinegar, pickling spices, salt and sugar. Pour into the jar until the liquid is covering the cucumbers.  Place a garlic clove on top and seal.
  4. Refrigerate: Let the pickles soak for at least 24 hours.

The process of canning pickles.

Tips and Variations for Homemade Pickles:

To make canned pickles even better, tweak the brine to suit your taste preferences.  You can load the pickles up with your favorite spices and have total control over the ingredients.  Every bite will be bursting with personalized flavor!

  • Serve with: Zesty pickles are great stacked up on burgers and sandwiches like this Big Mac burger or an ultimate Cuban sandwich. They also make a great snack alongside Chicken Caesar Salad wraps on a picnic.
  • Spicy Pickles: If you love spicy pickles add a bit of red pepper flakes to your liquid.
  • Boil the brine: For even more amazing flavor, try boiling your brine. Just make sure to let it cool completely before adding in your pickles or they will become soft.  If you decide to boil your brine, do not use pans with metal in them like copper or cast iron, or you will get a metallic taste.  Instead, stick to stainless steel or ceramic.
  • Presentation: Slice the cucumbers differently depending on their use. For example, cut them into spears for snacking.  However, when making them to use in sandwiches you will want to slice them into round slices or long thin slices.

How Long Do Canned Pickles Last?

Your homemade pickles will be fresh in your refrigerator for up to 2 months.  However, once you try them you will see they will not last that long!  They do become more soggy the longer they sit, so for the best crunch use soon after making them.

Jar of refrigerator pickles.

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Refrigerator Pickles

Refrigerator Pickles are easy to make and are perfectly crunchy and flavorful.  Crispy pickles have been a family favorite for years and are now so simple to make from scratch at home!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword canned pickles, pickles, refrigerator pickles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 Jars of Pickles
Calories 157kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 6 Pickling Cucumbers
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon pickling spices
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove

Instructions

  • Slice cucumbers as desired, lengthwise or horizontal. Place in 2 (16 ounce) mason jars.
  • Place the dill into the jars.
  • In a bowl combine water, vinegar, pickling spices, salt and sugar. Pour into the jar until the liquid is covering the cucumbers. Place a garlic clove on top and seal. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1191mg | Potassium: 1255mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 679IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 2mg

Salmon Burgers

Salmon Burgers are light and tasty burgers that are easy to make ahead and enjoy all summer!  The homemade salmon patty is flavorful and quick and easy to grill!

For more delicious creative burgers try Grilled Portobello Burger or Turkey Burger.  These burgers are so impressive and are loaded with flavor!

Finished salmon burgers on a tray.

Delicious Salmon Burgers

Salmon burgers are so satisfying and healthy.  Those two words don’t usually go together, but this nutrient packed burger is both good for you and just good!  It is one of the best salmon burger recipes, including restaurant versions.  The fresh taste of seafood and the tangy and bright seasonings are perfection in every hearty bite.

Making a salmon burger from scratch is easy to do and it comes together in under 30 minutes.  Make these patties in bulk and freeze them to grill later, or grill them freshly made.  Either way, the result is a must try salmon burger that is impressive and crowd-pleasing!

Ingredients in Salmon Burgers:

Most of the ingredients in these from-scratch salmon burgers are already in your pantry, spice cabinet, or refrigerator door.  They are staple ingredients that take your salmon and turn it into an insanely delicious burger.

  • Salmon: Buy a center cut filet that has skin and pin bones removed.
  • Dijon: Adds moistness and flavor.
  • Worcestershire sauce: Tangy taste and binding ingredient.
  • Green Onion: Mild onion flavor and crunchy texture.
  • Fresh dill: Adds more depth of flavor and pairs well with the salmon.
  • Lemon juice: A bit of freshness.
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste!
  • Bread crumbs: Holds the patty together while its grilling.
  • Optional: Serve with butter lettuce and tartar sauce.

How to Make Salmon Burgers from Scratch:

Salmon burgers are so fresh and satisfying and easy to make from scratch at home.  They are better than anything you can buy at a restaurant and are ready in just minutes!

  1. Prep: Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Cut the salmon into one-inch cubes.
  2. Mix ingredients: Place salmon in a food processor with dijon, Worcestershire sauce, green onion, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pulse until combined.  Meanwhile, in a medium sized bowl add the salmon and breadcrumbs then add it to the mix.
  3. Form patties: Shape meat mixture into four patties.
  4. Grill: Let patties cook on grill for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  5. Serve: Remove from grill and place on buns and desired toppings.

Steps to make a Salmon burger.

Tips for the Best Salmon Burgers:

Salmon is a versatile fish that goes well with both bold and subtle flavors.  So, when building your salmon burger there are many ways to get creative!

  • Toppings: Keep your burger simple or load it with flavorful toppings like avocado, tomato, onion, lettuce.
  • Sauces: Pesto, dill sauce, honey mustard, or tartar are my favorite sauces to pair with a salmon burger.
  • Serve with Burgers: Try Garlic parmesan green beans, roasted honey garlic carrots, or crispy garlic sweet potato fries.
  • Perfect Temperature: A finished salmon burger should have a golden-brown color on the outside and an opaque pink color on the inside as it cooks.  Salmon must reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees to be safe to eat.

Can Salmon Burgers Be Made Ahead?

Salmon patties are so easy to make ahead and store.  They are great way to use up any leftover salmon too!  Cover them tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap before storing.  Be sure to separate each patty with parchment paper so that they can easily be pulled apart to re-heat later.

  • Refrigerator: Cooked salmon patties will last for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. While raw patties should not be left in the refrigerator longer than 2 days.
  • Freezer: Both grilled and raw salmon patties can be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Re-heat: To thaw, place in a pan on medium-high heat until heated through.

Close up on picking up a finished salmon burger.

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Salmon Burgers

Salmon Burgers are light and tasty burgers that are easy to make ahead and enjoy all summer!  The homemade salmon patty is flavorful and quick and easy to grill!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled burger, salmon burger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Burgers
Calories 219kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 1 pound salmon skin removed
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons green onion chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh dill
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

Optional for serving:

  • tarter sauce
  • butter lettuce

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Cut the salmon into one inch cubes. Place in a food processor with dijon, Worcestershire sauce, green onion, dill, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pulse until combined. In a medium sized bowl add the salmon and breadcrumbs and mix.
  • Shape into four patties and place on the grill. Grill for 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from grill and place on buns and desired toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 788mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg

Lemon Garlic Cream Fettuccini

Lemon Garlic Cream Fettuccini is a quick meal that is loaded with rich flavors that taste like they took all day to create, but are ready in under 30 minutes.  This will be a huge hit recipe that your entire family will go crazy over!

For a lighter version of this creamy favorite try Skinny Fettuccini Garlic Alfredo.  It has half the calories, but you won’t even be able to tell!

Lemon Garlic Cream Fettuccini on a white plate.

Lemon Garlic Cream Fettuccini

This recipe has been around in my home for years and it has been a tried and true meal we all enjoy.  The creamy sauce with the fresh lemon flavor is incredibly delicious.  The lemon garlic bursts through in every bite.  It is the perfect twist on the classic homemade alfredo sauce that we all love.

Lemon garlic cream fettuccini feels like a gourmet meal with rich garlic and perfectly cooked fettuccini, but it is really a simple pasta recipe that even a beginning cook can prepare.  Since it is ready to serve in under 30 minutes, it makes a quick weeknight meal, but is luxurious enough for a homemade celebration.  Add in some grilled chicken or shrimp for a full meal or let it shine by itself, and soon this recipe will become a family favorite in your home as well!

Lemon Garlic Fettuccini Ingredients:

These ingredients are all must have items that you will find yourself using again and again.  They are simple to prepare and easy to find in the grocery store, but are loaded with incredible flavors you will start to crave.

  • Fettuccini: Use whichever pasta you have on hand.  I just love how these thick noodles hold up to the cream sauce.
  • Butter: Melt unsalted butter in the pan to sauté onion in until tender.
  • Onion: Chopped onion smells so amazing as it cooks with the butter to form a great flavor base for the sauce.
  • Garlic cloves: Adds rich garlic flavor.
  • Lemon peel: The peel is where most of the lemon flavor comes from so add more or less to your taste.
  • Heavy whipping cream: Gives the sauce its rich creamy texture.
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste!
  • Cream cheese: Allow cubes of cream cheese to come to room temperature before adding them in.
  • Lemon juice: Fresh and bright flavor twist to a classic cream sauce.
  • Fresh parsley: Minced parsley on top adds great color and flavor.
  • Grated parmesan cheese: Optional but highly recommended for the perfect nutty flavor at the end.

How to Make Homemade Fettuccini:

This super easy recipe is perfect when you are wanting to satisfy a pasta craving quick!  It is ready in under 30 minutes.  While your fettuccini cooks, you can prepare the sauce and have it ready to toss with the pasta when it is al dente.  A vibrant and rich dinner has never been so easy!

  1. Cook Pasta: Cook the fettuccine according to package directions and drain.
  2. Make the sauce: In a large skillet over medium high heat melt the butter. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender. Add the garlic and lemon peel. Slowly stir in the heavy cream, salt and pepper. Whisk in the cubed cream cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Add in the lemon juice.
  3. Combine pasta and sauce: Add pasta, and parsley to the sauce. Toss to coat.
  4. Serve immediately: Garnish with lemon peel, parsley, parmesan cheese if desired.

Process of making Lemon Garlic Cream Fettuccini.

Tips for the BEST Creamy Fettuccini:

This is one of the best pasta dishes because it is easy, delicious and versatile.  Here are my pro tips for making this pasta dish an over the top success.

  • Ingredients: Use the freshest ingredients possible for the most vibrant flavors.  For example, freshly grated parmesan cheese will give you the best melt into your lemon garlic cream sauce.  The store bought kind is coated with preservatives that do not allow the cheese to melt properly.  Fresh garlic will have a stronger flavor too.
  • Salt the pasta water:  Adding salt to the pasta water will bring out the flavor of the pasta as it cooks.
  • Garnish: For more color and a punch of flavor add in chopped plum or cherry tomatoes at the end or even sprinkle some red pepper flakes in for a bit of heat.
  • Protein: Add in shrimp or chicken to make this a complete protein-packed meal.
  • Serve with: Roasted Asparagus, Caesar Salad, and Perfect Soft and Buttery Rolls.

Lemon Garlic Cream Fettuccini in a frying pan with sliced lemon mixed in.

How to Store Lemon Fettuccini:

The best thing about pasta for dinner is the leftovers.  They store well and still taste amazing the next day for a hearty lunch.  Just be sure to store in an airtight container after the pasta has cooled, but no longer than 2 hours after preparing it.

  • Refrigerator: 5-7 days in the refrigerator.
  • Freezer: 4-6 months if properly stored in a freezer bag.  However, due to the nature of cream sauces, freezing is not ideal.  The sauce may break and it can be hard to regain the creamy texture after thawing.
  • Reheat: To warm leftovers in the microwave, heat for 30-45 seconds then stir and repeat until heated throughout. If the sauce is not as creamy, add a bit of liquid to return it to its original creamy texture. Try milk, broth, or cream and stir vigorously.

Close up of Lemon Garlic Cream Fettuccini with a fork removing some.

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Lemon Garlic Cream Fettuccini

Delicious and creamy fettuccini with added lemon and garlic for the perfect twist.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian American
Keyword fettuccini recipes, lemon garlic cream fettuccini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 366kcal
Author Alyssa Rivers

Ingredients

  • 8 oz fettuccini uncooked

Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp lemon peel grated
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 4 oz cream cheese cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley minced
  • grated parmesan cheese optional

Instructions

  • Cook the fettuccini according to package directions and drain.

Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce:

  • To make the sauce, In a large skillet over medium high heat melt the butter. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender. Add the garlic and lemon peel. Slowly stir in the heavy cream, salt and pepper. Whisk in the cubed cream cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Add in the lemon juice.
  • Add pasta, and parsley to the sauce. Toss to coat. Serve immediately and garnish with lemon peel, parsley, parmesan cheese if desired.

Notes

Updated on July 22, 2020
Originally Posted on March 6, 2014

Nutrition

Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1147IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg