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Top 10: recipes that made Martha Stewart famous

Top 10: recipes that made Martha Stewart famous

Step by step recipes from Martha Steward that made her famous.

Martha Stewart is a household name known for her impeccable taste and dedication to home cooking and entertaining. In this article, we've compiled a list of 10 of Martha's most famous recipes that have contributed to her success and made her a household name. From her perfectly roasted turkey to her classic chocolate chip cookies, these recipes are sure to impress and become staples in your home cooking repertoire.

1. Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe | Martha Stewart
Martha Steward's Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  4. On low speed, gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake until the cookies are golden brown and the edges are set, about 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

2. Perfect Roast Chicken

Perfect Roast Chicken Recipe | Martha Stewart
Martha Steward's Perfect Roast Chicken recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 (4-pound) whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 small carrot, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 small celery stalk, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Rinse the chicken inside and out with cold water. Pat the outside dry with paper towels.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, salt, and pepper. Rub the mixture all over the outside of the chicken.
  4. Place the lemon, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, rosemary, and thyme in the cavity of the chicken. Place the chicken in a roasting pan.
  5. Roast the chicken for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  6. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.

3. Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Classic Beef Stew | Martha Stewart
Martha Steward's Old-Fashioned Beef Stew recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Season the beef with the salt and pepper. Add the beef to the pot and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the onion and garlic to the pot and cook until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the beef broth, wine, tomatoes, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 hour

4. Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Perfect Mashed Potatoes Recipe | Martha Stewart
Martha Steward's Perfect Mashed Potatoes recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the milk, butter, salt, and pepper. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or a fork until smooth and creamy.

5. Homemade Pasta

Martha Stewart Teaches You How to Make Pasta from Scratch | Martha's  Cooking School S2E5 "Pasta" - YouTube
Martha Steward's Homemade Pasta recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  2. Crack the eggs into the well and, using a fork, beat the eggs. Gradually incorporate the flour into the eggs until a dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Working with one piece at a time, roll the dough through a pasta machine or by hand until it is thin enough to see your hand through.
  5. Cut the pasta into desired shapes using a pasta cutter or a sharp knife.
  6. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 2-3 minutes.

6. Classic Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad 101 Recipe | Martha Stewart
Martha Steward's Classic Caesar Salad recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup homemade or store-bought croutons
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup homemade or store-bought Caesar dressing

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, toss the lettuce with the croutons, Parmesan, and Caesar dressing until the lettuce is well coated.
  2. Serve the salad immediately.

7. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Test Kitchen's Favorite Grilled Cheese Recipe | Martha Stewart
Martha Steward's Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices white bread
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat a griddle or a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Spread one side of each slice of bread with butter. Place one slice, butter-side down, on the griddle. Top with the cheese and the other slice of bread, butter-side up.
  3. Cook until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes per side.
  4. Cut the sandwich in half and serve hot.

8. Classic Chili

Easy Beef Chili Recipe | Martha Stewart
Martha Steward's Classic Chili recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the beef and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the onion, bell peppers, and garlic to the pot and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Add the tomatoes, beans, and beef broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in the cilantro and serve hot.

9. Banana Bread

Banana Loaf Recipe | Martha Stewart
Martha Steward's Banana Bread recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan with butter or cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then beat in the vanilla.
  4. On low speed, gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing just until combined. Stir in the mashed bananas.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean, about 1 hour.
  6. Let the bread cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

10. Perfect Pie Crust

Our Favorite Pie Crust Recipe | Martha Stewart
Martha Steward's Perfect Pie Crust recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/4-1/2 cup ice water

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, pulse the flour, salt, and sugar to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse sand.
  2. With the machine running, gradually add the ice water through the feed tube until the dough comes together in a ball.
  3. Divide the dough in half and shape each half into a disk. Wrap the disks in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one of the dough disks into a 12-inch circle. Transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie dish and trim the edges, leaving a 1-inch overhang.
  5. Repeat with the remaining dough to make a top crust.

11. Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Best Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe - How to Make Martha Stewart's Macaroni &  Cheese
Martha Steward's Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain the macaroni and return it to the pot.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the sauce over the macaroni and stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the cheese over the top and then the breadcrumbs.
  5. Bake until the macaroni and cheese is bubbly and the top is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let the macaroni and cheese cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Martha Stewart's recipes are a testament to her attention to detail and dedication to home cooking. Whether you're looking to impress at your next dinner party or just want to whip up a comforting meal for your family, these 10 recipes are sure to become favorites in your home. We hope that you'll give these recipes a try and see for yourself why Martha Stewart has become such a trusted and beloved source for home cooks everywhere.

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Shani Davidoff

Everything is amazing I want to make all of them. GORDON thank you for sharing these recipes. My first choice is Beef Wellington I honestly have never had I asked my dad why he said he has no idea lol. So thank you so much.

I love to cook and so want the challenge. Secret home cook hobby. ❤️

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