Food & Recipes

The Top 10 Recipes of April — Including Rachael's Springtime Twist on Mac and Cheese

by Rose Marie Walano 2:05 PM, May 1, 2018

Aired May 1, 2018

Why, HELLO, May — we're so happy you've finally arrived!

But before we soak up the flowers, we're taking a look back at the month filled with showers — and the meals you loved best from it.

From Rachael's springtime twist on mac and cheese to Giada De Laurentiis' Lemon and Pea Alfredo, see your top 10 of April below!

No. 10: Rachael's Fried Chicken Sandwich with Hot Ranch Slaw

Delicious hits of heat are found in the crunchy golden fried chicken and crisp, creamy slaw of Rach's chicken sandwich. (Watch her make it in the video above!)

No. 9: Peanut Butter & Honey Blondies

The grade-school classic get transformed into a baked good.

No. 8: Rachael's Ground Beef Stuffed Quesadillas and Refried Black Beans

Sauteed jalapenos, onions and garlic are the foundation for this Mexican-inspired meal.

No. 7: Giada De Laurentiis' Lemon and Pea Alfredo

Parmesan and mascarpone cheese add rich creaminess to this simple pasta dish from Rach's buddy Giada De Laurentiis' new cookbook Giada’s Italy.

No. 6: Rachael's French Onion Grilled Cheese and Spring Greens Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette

Rach pairs her caramelized onion-topped grilled cheese with a salad that gets its kick from crisp, refreshing add-ins and an herb-infused vinaigrette.

No. 5: Jacques Torres' Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the chocolatier's most FAMOUS cookies, and trust, they're famous for a reason!

No. 4: Rachael's Balsamic-Marinated Chicken Legs, Green Tomato Salad and Corn with Garlic Butter

This quick and easy summer meal comes complete with two sides that are quickly pulled together while the chicken's cooking.

No. 3: Mexican Street Corn

The combination of mayonnaise, cotija and lime juice works wonders on the BBQ experts from Bear Creek Smokehouse, Hunter and Robbie Shoults' corn.

No. 2: Nigella Lawson's Meatballs with Orzo

International bestselling cookbook author Nigella Lawson shares a one-pot supper from her latest book At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking.

And the #1 recipe of April is….


Rachael's Spring Mac n Cheese with Peas and Asparagus

Rach's three-cheese mac comes LOADED with spring vegetables to celebrate the season!

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