Alton Brown's Best Recipes

Try Alton Brown's best recipes from Good Eats, including mac and cheese, meatloaf and chocolate chip cookies.

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

To give his mac and cheese a perfect lump-free texture and surprising hints of flavor, Alton mixes dried mustard powder, paprika, chopped onions and a bay leaf into his cheese sauce.

Get the Recipe: Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Good Eats Meatloaf

Alton shares his secrets for a perfectly textured meatloaf: Don't overwork the meat, cook on low heat, monitor it with a probe thermometer, and remove the meat from the loaf pan before cooking to allow the glaze to harden into an all-over crispy coating.

Get the Recipe: Good Eats Meatloaf

Sweet Corn Bread Pudding

Creamed corn and stone-ground cornmeal give depth and texture to Alton's simple skillet corn bread pudding.

Get the Recipe: Sweet Corn Bread Pudding

The Chewy Chocolate Chip

Alton bakes perfectly chewy chocolate chip cookies by paying particular care to the butter-and-sugar creaming process, and he uses a measure to ensure his cookies are evenly sized.

Get the Recipe: The Chewy

Who Loves Ya Baby Back Ribs

Cooking baby back ribs is akin to a fine art. Alton seasons his with a flavorful dry rub containing chili powder, cayenne pepper, rubbed thyme, and jalapeño and Old Bay seasonings. He then bakes them in foil packets filled with a braising liquid, ensuring that they remain moist and flavorful.

Get the Recipe: Who Loves Ya Baby-Back?

Simple Shortcake

In just 30 minutes, you can whip up this foolproof dessert using ingredients surely stocked in your pantry. Eat this quick shortcake with whipped cream, ice cream and any seasonal fruits you can get your hands on.

Get the Recipe: Shortcake

Alton's Salsa

Alton's salsa gains flavor and heat from regular and roasted jalapeños, ancho chiles and chili powder.

Get the Recipe: Salsa

"Instant" Pancake Mix

Why settle for the boxed stuff when you can use fresh ingredients from your pantry to make fluffy pancakes in a flash?

Get the Recipe: "Instant" Pancake Mix

Angel Food Cake

A classic angel food cake has endless applications, from a quick weeknight dessert to dressed-up holiday fare. Alton shows how this fluffy cake is simple to bake — and you only need seven ingredients.

Get the Recipe: Angel Food Cake