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Our Favorite Nigella Lawson Recipes to Make for Dinner (& Dessert)

When looking to make a simple-yet-sublime dinner or dessert, open a Nigella Lawson recipe and you can rest (and cook) assured that the dish will be lick-your-plate tasty, but won’t leave your kitchen a mess or require a fourth trip to the grocery store. In fact, all but a couple of these recipes have been featured in the Genius Recipes column. Nigella’s just that good. So let’s raise a glass (and maybe a fork as well) to Nigella and these 8 recipes.

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    Nigella Lawson’s Chicken & Pea Traybake

    Nigella Lawson’s Chicken & Pea Traybake

    • Prep time 30 minutes • Cook time 1 hour 30 minutes • Serves 4 Author Notes Nigella Lawson—domestic goddess and champion of home cooks—has for years been a supporter of the laziest form of sheet pan dinner, or traybake. The most influential ingredient here is frozen peas—quite a lot of them, still …

    Nigella Lawson's Very Smart Strawberry Streusel Cake

    Nigella Lawson's Very Smart Strawberry Streusel Cake

    • Serves 8 to 10 Author Notes Here, one dough does double the work (way to go, dough!): Make it by rubbing cold butter into the dry ingredients, as you would for pie crust. Reserve a half-cup of this mixture, mix it with a teaspoon of crunchy sugar, and you've cut your crumb top. Boom! Done. Take the …

    Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream

    Nigella Lawson's One-Step, No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream

    • Prep time 6 hours • Makes 1 1/2 pints Author Notes This recipe has 4 ingredients, 1 step, no cooking, and no churning, but the ice cream you get will have a creamy, almost buttery smoothness. Serve it on its own, or with chocolate sauce, or in little brioche buns. Adapted slightly from Nigellissima …

    Nigella Lawson's Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake

    Nigella Lawson's Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake

    • Prep time 20 minutes • Cook time 45 minutes • Makes 8-10 slices Author Notes On creating this cake, Nigella Lawson explains, "I remember very strongly wanting to create what we call a loaf cake—and what is generally called a pound cake Stateside—that had a richness and squidginess of texture that this form …

    Nigella Lawson's Dark and Sumptuous Vegan Chocolate Cake

    Nigella Lawson's Dark and Sumptuous Vegan Chocolate Cake

    • Prep time 1 hour • Cook time 30 minutes • Serves 10-12 slices Author Notes This recipe comes from Nigella Lawson and is a part of Food52's Bake Off benefitting No Kid Hungry. It's her chocolate cake of choice for people where dietary restrictions are not an issue. "I don’t even need to explain it’s vegan," …

    Nigella Lawson's No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake

    Nigella Lawson's No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake

    • Prep time 25 minutes • Cook time 20 minutes • Serves 8 to 12 Author Notes "I don’t know if I should apologise for this or boast about it. Either way, I feel you will thank me for it. The thing is, it’s embarrassingly easy to make and is just the sort of count-no-calories indulgence that the season demands. …

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