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overhead image of caprese quinoa bake, sprinkled with fresh basil and drizzled with balsamic reduction. Wooden spoon and linen next to white baking dish.

Chicken Caprese Quinoa Bake

image of brushetta chicken with grill marks and bruschetta topping. Chicken is in a grill pan with two more chicken breasts.

Bruschetta Chicken Recipe

This is the most irresistible restaurant-style bread dipping oil recipe! You'll feel like you're at a fancy Italian restaurant and you won't be able to stop dipping! 

Bread Dipping Oil Recipe | Restaurant-Style

Simple yet flavorful, this spaghetti squash with Parmesan and herbs is a perfect side dish or a great base for a topping such as marinara sauce. 

Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan and Herbs

Balsamic Reduction is a simple sauce that can elevate a dish to the next level, and it's so easy to make at home! It only takes one ingredient and just a little time to create this sweet, tangy, syrupy sauce. 

Balsamic Reduction – How to Make Balsamic Glaze | with video

This spring orzo salad is full of bright and fresh flavors that will make you happy from the very first bite! Crisp asparagus, spicy arugula, and flavorful pine nuts are all dressed in a springy basil lemon vinaigrette. It's a huge hit every time! Make it for your next party, you won't regret it!

Spring Orzo Salad with Arugula, Asparagus, Pine Nuts

Bright and fragrant, this lemon basil vinaigrette dressing is the perfect healthy salad dressing. It's Whole30 compliant and is a great addition to a green tossed salad or a pasta salad. It's also great drizzled on top of grilled chicken! Get the easy salad dressing recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

This healthy chicken piccata isn't breaded or fried, but it still has all the flavor of the original. And it's Whole30 compliant! As a bonus, it's ready in less than 30 minutes using your pressure cooker or Instant Pot!  Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Healthy Chicken Piccata in the Instant Pot (Whole30, GF, DF) – with video

This polenta stack recipe is the perfect combination of rustic simplicity and effortless impressiveness. Ready in less than 20 minutes, it will become a go-to recipe in your kitchen! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Rustic Polenta Stack Recipe

Fresh and flavorful, this bruschetta orzo pasta salad is going to be a summertime favorite! Bonus: No mayo or yogurt so it's great for warm-weather picnics. Get the easy summer pasta salad recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Bruschetta Orzo Pasta Salad – with Video

You haven't had a homemade strawberry milkshake until you make one with fresh basil. This combination is going to blow your mind! Get the fun milkshake recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Homemade Strawberry Milkshake with Fresh Basil

Fresh tomato cream sauce tossed with angel hair pasta is the perfect spring and summer pasta. It's easy to make and is the perfect side next to grilled chicken or fish. Get the easy pasta recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Fresh Tomato Cream Sauce with Angel Hair Pasta (Pink Pasta)

An easy weeknight meal that they whole family will love! This Skillet Gnocchi with Chicken and Tomato Sauce will be a new favorite one-pan meal! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Skillet Gnocchi with Chicken and Tomato Sauce (whole wheat)

This vegetarian lasagna soup is creamy, comforting and packed full of vegetables. It's all made in one pot and is the perfect soup for a cold day. Get the soup recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Vegetarian Lasagna Soup (VIDEO)

Warm, comforting, and hearty -- all words that describe this simple and easy to make slow cooker tomato basil soup with tortellini. It's going to be a huge crowd pleaser! Get the easy slow cooker recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup with Tortellini

Love lasagna but hate all those layers? You're not alone. You're going to adore this lasagna soup recipe. It gives you the comfort that only lasagna can...but without the stress.

Lasagna Soup Recipe with Turkey Italian Sausage

A weeknight dinner dream come true! A complete meal in one pan. This one pan rigatoni is filling, comforting and full of flavor. Get the easy dinner recipe on RachelCooks.com!

One Pan Rigatoni with Creamy Red Wine Tomato Sauce

These pepperoni pizza tortilla pinwheels make a fun appetizer or school lunch. Your kids will think they have hit the jackpot when they open their lunchbox! Get the easy make-ahead recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Pepperoni Pizza Tortilla Pinwheels

Take your brunch to the grill! This grilled french toast and its strawberry basil cream cheese stuffing will be the perfect brunch centerpiece! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Grilled French Toast Stuffed with Strawberry Basil Cream Cheese

Pizza at brunch - what could be better? This white pizza frittata has all the flavors of pizza that you love in an irresistible and filling baked egg frittata. Brunch perfection! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

White Pizza Frittata – with Video

This chicken tortellini soup is the perfect transition into cooler weather. It's easy to make and perfect for busy weeknights. The kale and pesto ensure loads of flavor and nutrition! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Chicken Tortellini Soup with Kale and Pesto

Pepperoni Pizza 6 Layer Hummus Dip - great for school lunches! Get the easy recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Pepperoni Pizza 6 Layer Hummus Dip

This Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Burger has all the summer flavors of caprese but in a juicy and healthy turkey burger! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Burger with Tomato and Basil

One pan quinoa with Ground Turkey, Kale, Mushroom and Tomatoes - get the easy and healthy weeknight meal on RachelCooks.com!

One Pan Quinoa with Ground Turkey, Kale, Mushrooms, Tomatoes (VIDEO)