Recipe Spotlight

America’s Test Kitchen’s Most-Saved Recipes, October 2023 Edition

See the recipes our subscribers favorited the most this month.

Published Oct. 3, 2023.

This is the third installment of a new monthly column where we showcase the recipes our digital subscribers saved to their Favorites the most last month. (Check out the August and September editions.)

You can do this, too, by clicking this button on the recipe pages of our website:

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Once you’ve saved a few recipes, click the flag at the top of the screen to view and organize your Favorites. Now all of your go-to recipes are available in one place.

That same flag is how you add recipes (and other types of content) to your Favorites in the app. You can view and organize them by clicking Favorites at the bottom of the screen.

So which recipes did our subscribers save the most this past month? Let’s count down the top six.

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6. Ultimate Cashew Chicken

Looking to get dinner on the table in under an hour? Cook’s Country’s Matthew Fairman brings you a nutty, umami-rich chicken dish that digital subscriber Heidi W. enthusiastically called a “new favorite!”


Ultimate Cashew Chicken

This skillet supper comes together quickly and doesn't skimp on flavor.
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5. Cast Iron Pan Pizza

Cook’s Illustrated Senior Editor Lan Lam developed this approachable pie with beginners in mind. And it’s no less crispy or cheesy than other, more involved recipes. Digital member Michele G., who was born and raised in Italy, commented, “This excellent recipe reminds me of the pizza slices you would buy in a bakery when I was a kid.”


Cast Iron Pan Pizza

Allow us to reacquaint you with your favorite pie: thick, plush, crisp, and extra-cheesy. And novice bakers, take note: There's no rolling, stretching, or baking stone required.
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Watch how quickly this cheesy pan pizza comes together, right here.

4. Rice Vermicelli with Chicken and Coconut Curry

For this recipe from our cookbook Cooking with My Dad, the Chef, Verveine Oringer developed a kid-friendly curry dish alongside her father, notable chef and restaurateur Ken Oringer. Subscriber Jen B. described it as “a delicious and easy weeknight dinner.”


Rice Vermicelli with Chicken and Coconut Curry

This cozy, Thai-inspired rice noodle soup is full of flavor, but simple enough for kids to make for family dinner.
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3. Triple Mushroom Pasta

Cook’s Illustrated Associate Editor Erica Turner developed a luxurious pasta packed with plenty of earthy flavor that comes together in an hour. Subscriber Dixie H. posted that “It is definitely going into the meal rotation” at her house.


Triple Mushroom Pasta

Clever techniques turn a trio of fungi into a luxe pasta sauce.
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2. Bratkartoffeln (German fried potatoes)

In her second recipe in this list, Erica Turner developed our version of this classic German side with comfort in mind. If you’re looking for a new potato side dish to work into your repertoire, recipe commenters describe this one as “fabulous,” “wonderful,” and an “instant favorite.”


Bratkartoffeln (German Fried Potatoes)

A jumble of sliced spuds, onions, and bacon, bratkartoffeln is a simple pleasure.
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1. Chili-Spiced Chicken Thighs and Potatoes

Cook’s Illustrated Deputy Food Editor Andrea Geary developed this recipe by combining two ingenious techniques. Pairing flavorful, juicy chicken thighs and parboiled, craggy-edged potatoes, this simple but luxurious meal had digital subscriber Judy H. “counting on having leftovers, but nothing was left!”


Chili-Spiced Chicken Thighs and Potatoes

Two of our smartest techniques join forces to make weeknight chicken and potatoes taste weekend-luxurious.
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