The 12 Best Nigella Lawson Recipes of All Time

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We’ll admit it: We totally have a crush on Nigella Lawson. She’s sophisticated and worldly but also warm and homey. She’s all about interesting ingredients from around the world, but she’s also a self-taught cook and gets that most of us don’t have a kitchen full of restaurant equipment or hours to spend on fussy techniques. Instead, she gives us flavor-packed recipes that are usually easy enough to whip up after work. Here are 12 of our favorites.

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The Framed Table


Slow-Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

Company-worthy, but also perfect for a lazy Sunday at home.

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Eat Little Bird


Sour-Cream Chocolate Cake

Our go-to for birthdays.

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Mirin-Glazed Salmon

A weeknight game changer.

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Warm Spiced Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad

We love how the spicy harissa pairs with the tangy pomegranate seeds.

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Ren Benhan


Chocolate Orange Cloud Cake

We’ll make anything with the words chocolate and cloud.

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Lemon Polenta Cake with Lemon Curd Cream

This cake has an amazing corn-bread-like texture.

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Cake Crumbs Beach Sand


Raspberry Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream

Who has room in their kitchen for an ice cream machine anyway?

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Pappardelle with Butternut and Blue Cheese

The sweet squash and funky blue cheese are a match made in creamy-pasta-filled heaven.

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Life Is Great


Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes

We love a good sheet pan dinner—easy and delicious, with only one pan to wash at the end.

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Cheddar Cheese Risotto

When risotto met mac and cheese…

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Corn Bread Topped with Chili Con Carne

Snow days, we’re ready for you.

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Clementine Cake

Paging all orange marmalade fans: This is the cake for you.