6 Easy Cook Book Recipes for Beginners to Start With

In your kitchen or pantry, there are ingredients for the perfect recipes. If you want to know what’s cooking and what’s not when it comes to cook book recipes for beginners, this is just the right place. Let’ see what’s on the table and how these recipes can be a menu for chefs to advance to a stage where they can make taste buds dance with joy.

#1 Enjoy This Chicken Cajun Fettuccine
This colorful fettuccine dish is perfect for those who are fond of easy to make chicken dishes. The ingredients for this recipe are as follows:

  • Three cups of water
  • A box of Alfredo fettuccine
  • One tablespoon butter
  • Two freshly sliced mushrooms
  • One small onion, shredded
  • Medium green or red bell pepper in thin strips
  • Two and a half cups milk
  • Half a teaspoon of seasoning (including basil and oregano as well as other Italian spices)
  • Half a teaspoon of paprika
  • One-fourth to half a teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • Three fourth cup tomato pasta sauce
  • Three cups of deli rotisserie chicken (cubed)

In a saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to boil. Then stir in the pasta and return to boiling. Lower the heat and simmer without a cover for ten minutes, stirring till the pasta is easy to cut. You then need to drain it and cover it to keep the pasta warm. In a skillet, melt butter over a medium high flame. Then add mushrooms, onion and bell pepper and cook for around 3 minutes stirring till the vegetables become crisp. After this take an empty skillet, mix milk, sauce mix, seasoning, paprika and red ground pepper. Bring the ingredients to boil and then reduce the heat. Cook the ingredients for 6 minutes stirring at times and then put in the tomato pasta sauce, chicken and vegetables. Cook without covering for 3 minutes or more till it is sizzling hot.

#2 Savour this Meatball and Pasta dish

A skillet dinner that is cooked in just under thirty minutes? Try this tasty recipe which uses frozen meatballs in an innovative way.

The ingredients for this dish? Check them out below.

  • One and a half cups of frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry (from 1 lb bag)
  • Two tablespoons Italian dressing
  • One and three fourth cups beef flavored broth
  • One cup uncooked rosemary or orzo pasta
  • Sixteen frozen meatballs
  • One large tomato (chopped cupful)
  • Two tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
  • One-fourth cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions: In a nonstick skillet, cook stir fry vegetables and dressing over medium-high heat for two minutes. Place the broth and heat to boiling and then stir in the raw pasta and meatballs. Heat to boiling and reduce it to low heat. After covering the skillet, cook for ten minutes, stirring occasionally. Next, add the tomato and cook for 3-5 minutes until most of the sauce has been soaked in and the pasta is tender. Place cheese on the top and serve with a sprig of parsley atop it.

#3 Chili tacos that will thrill you

This is a baked taco child dish which can be ready in just under 10 minutes and all you have to do is follow these simple directions.

Ingredients to include in the recipe the following:

  • One can (15 ounces) chili with beans
  • One and a half cup mix (Bisquick)
  • One-half cup milk
  • Three-fourth cheddar cheese (shredded- 3 ounces)
  • Paprika
  • One cup shredded lettuce
  • Two medium onions (chopped)

Here are the directions for the chili taco:

Heat the oven to 400 degrees F and then heat the chili. Stir it until it is hot and beat the Bisquick mix and milk with wire whisk until the dough becomes soft. Spread half of the dough in engrossed square baking dish- top this with chili. Sprinkle with three-fourth cup cheese and drop remaining dough into the top in spoonfuls. Sprinkle this with paprika and then bake for 25 minutes. Top this with lettuce, onion, tomato and cheese.

#4 Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry

Measure and organize ingredients for this dish beforehand and toss the stir fry together whenever it is needed on the dinner table:

Check out the ingredients for this:

  • One pound chicken breast boneless (Cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • Two finely chopped garlic cloves
  • Two teaspoons of ginger root (finely chopped)
  • One medium onion(diced into thin wedges)
  • One cup small sized carrot cut into halves
  • One cup chicken broth
  • Three tablespoons soya sauce
  • Two teaspoons of sugar
  • Two cups broccoli (chopped)
  • One cup sliced fresh mushrooms (3 ounces)
  • One-half cup diced red bell pepper
  • Two teaspoons corn starch
  • One cup steamed noodles

Directions for this dish are amazingly simple. Spray the skillet with cooking oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken, garlic and gingerroot. Stir fry the concoction for two to three minutes. Add the diced onions and carrots along with the three-fourth cup of the soya sauce and sugar. Heat over medium flame for 5 minutes, stirring only twice with a cover on top. Add the bell pepper, mushrooms and broccoli and cover for 5 minutes. Cook till the time the chicken turns brown and vegetables are crisp.  Add the cornstarch to the remaining broth and stir into the chicken mixture and cook till the sauce is thickened. Serve this over the noodles.

#5 Try this classic pork dinner

Browned pork chops with thick onion gravy, sound mouthwatering, doesn’t it? Here’s how you go about making it. Check out this delightful skillet meal for which the following ingredients are needed:

  • Four boneless pork loin chops (close to one pound)
  • Two cups chopped onions
  • One cup beef broth
  • One-eighth teaspoon pepper
  • One-third cup fat-free skim milk
  • Two tablespoons all-purpose flour

Cover the skillet with cooking spray and heat over a medium high flame. Cook the pork chops for 6 minutes, turning them until brown on both sides. Remove the chop and cover it to keep it warm. Lower the heat to medium and add onions to the mixture. Cook for 3 minutes and stir in the broth and pepper. Place the pork back in the skillet and spoon onion mixture over the pork. Cook till pork is no longer pink and fairly warm. Mix the milk and flour in a small town and make the sauce. Add it to the pork. Your dish is ready to serve!

#6 Microwave Cheese Ravioli that melts in your mouth

This 4 ingredients Italian dish takes very few minutes to put together.

Here are the ingredients for this recipe-

  • One pound lean beef (ground)
  • One small onion (chopped)
  • Two cans (15 ounces each) beef ravioli
  • One cup shredded mozzarella cheese


Shred the beef into the casserole and add the onions. Cover and microwave on high heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring once after 3 minutes. Check that the beef is no longer pink and drain it. Place the ravioli in the oven and microwave it for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes and serve when hot and sprinkled with cheese.

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