Think French cooking is complicated? It doesn't have to be! These recipes come together easily and are incredibly delicious.
If you want to feel a little fancy, with minimal effort, these recipes are for you! French-inspired cooking doesn't have to be difficult.
These are some of our favorite, savory French recipes that are great for any occasion. With everything from the best bistro salad to quiches and stews, there's something for everyone. Make them ahead of time and enjoy the flavors of France from your very own home. Bon appétit!
Classic French Bistro Salad
This simple Classic French Bistro Salad, served at cafés, brasseries and bistros all over France, is beyond easy and one of those recipes you'll be turning to again and again (especially when you want to feel a little "fancy") - with minimal effort on your part.
Pumpkin Jam (Confiture De Citrouille)
If you've never had the pleasure of tasting pumpkin jam, you've missed out on something incredibly delicious! No worries though, you can make it yourself in less than 30 minutes!
Fresh Herb and Ham Crustless Quiches
These Fresh Herb and Ham Crustless Quiches are great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or casual dinners. They're easy to make and come together quickly but taste like a labor of love! I love that you can prepare them ahead then bake just before serving!
French Mustard Chicken Breasts (Poulet à la Moutarde Française)
This French Mustard Chicken Breasts recipe will make you feel like a fancy chef, but it comes together quickly and can be prepped in advance. You'll want to eat the luxurious mustard sauce like it's soup!
Classic Quiche Lorraine with Prosciutto
This super easy Classic Quiche Lorraine with its creamy, tender custard filling, ribbons of thinly sliced prosciutto and crisp, flaky super-easy crust is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner and makes fabulous leftovers! The crust is a refrigerated store-bought crust but we include a few tricks to make it look and taste like homemade, no blind baking needed!
Beef Bourguinon Meatballs (Boulettes de Bœuf Bourguignon)
Want to feel a little fancy without breaking the bank or spending hours in the kitchen? These make-ahead Beef Bourguinon Meatballs are outrageously delicious, work well for entertaining and will make an ordinary day quite special!
Make-Ahead Bacon Wrapped Green Beans (Haricots Verts Enrobés de Bacon)
These Bacon Wrapped Green Beans are extraordinarily delicious and, even better, they can be prepped a day in advance for easy entertaining!
French Tomato Basil Ricotta Tart
With a super simple, press-in crust, a ricotta parmesan filling and a juicy tomato basil topping, this French Tomato Ricotta Tart will have everyone begging for more!
French Lentil Soup (Vegetarian or with Chicken)
This French Lentil Soup is loaded with great nutrition, but it's also bursting with fabulous flavor. Keep it vegetarian or add bites of super tender chicken!
Butternut Bacon Spinach Quiche
Looking for a delicious way to celebrate fall? This Butternut Bacon Spinach Quiche is so easy (with a store-bought crust and no parbaking) and is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Provencal Beef Stew (Daube)
Beef Daube, aka Provencal Beef Stew! With red wine and herbs, it's slow roasted till the beef is super tender and so delicious!
Easy Zucchini Summer Quiche
This easy summer quiche loaded with fresh corn, smoky bacon, parmesan cheese and thinly sliced zucchini makes a fabulous entree for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Make Ahead Beef Bourguignon
This Make Ahead Beef Bourguignon with melt-in-your-mouth tender beef is crazy delicious, inexpensive and economical!
French Goat Cheese and Tomato Tarts
These Goat Cheese and Tomato Tarts are delicious and the perfect tart for your next get-together. The crust is so versatile!
Thought for the day:
“Do not weep!
See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah,
the Root of David,
He is able to open the scroll
and its seven seals.”.
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