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Best French

Daniel, New York City

Daniel. This very grown-up restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper East Side maintains standards of service and cuisine — French haute cuisine, very much an endangered species today — that hark back to an earlier era… But the cooking is up-to-date and really, really good.

Jean Georges, New York City

Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the few chefs in New York City with the distinction of four stars from The New York Times. At his eponymous restaurant in the Trump International Hotel and Tower, his classic French technique bridges old and new worlds, eschews heavy sauces, and embraces the spice and flavors of Asian cuisine.

Citronelle, Washington, D.C.

With his Santa Claus build, his amiable nature, and his obvious passion for his métier, Michel Richard sometimes looks like the happiest chef alive as he leans over a plate at Citronelle holding one of his imaginative, brilliantly executed specialties, smiling, putting on the finishing touches — a sight you can witness through the glass wall that encloses his sparkling kitchen at this D.C. classic. There are those who think Richard is the best contemporary .French chef in America.

Clio, Boston

You can't talk about Boston's dining scene and not mention Chef Ken Oringer. At this branch of his growing empire, he does French fine dining proud, but plays by his own rules, producing impeccable, artistic plates with a focus on market-driven ingredients — a fact that has not gone unnoticed by the critical powers that be (just count how many "Best of" lists this place has graced). Clio's downstairs offshoot, Uni, by the way, is a popular hangout for local chefs.

Coi, San Francisco

Using carefully sourced ingredients, Coi Chef Daniel Patterson serves thoughtful Northern California cuisine, balancing classical methods with modern techniques to create unusual and evocative experiences for diners.

Guy Savoy, Las Vegas

At the top of his profession in Paris, with a well-deserved three Michelin stars, Savoy has translated the best in contemporary ingredient-based French cooking to the world’s most famous gambling mecca without missing a beat. The artichoke and black truffle soup, John Dory in seaweed butter, roasted duck with turnips, and other such extravagances will remind you why French chefs got so famous in the first place.

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, New York City

Multi-Michelin-starred Chef Joël Robuchon’s swanky restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel offers a peaceful solace from the noise and bustle of midtown Manhattan. A sleek, minimalist interior is the backdrop for executive chef Xavier Boyer’s classical French-inspired menu (the beef and foie gras burgers with caramelized bell peppers are a must).

CityZen, Washington, D.C.

A Five-Diamond AAA Award-winning restaurant in both 2008 and 2009, CityZen, in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and is the place to go to celebrate or to see and be seen in D.C. Whether sitting with a view of the open kitchen or next to floor-to-ceiling windows dressed in rich, warm fabrics, diners will marvel at James Beard Award-winning chef Eric Ziebold’s talent as he serves up modern American cuisine with a sophisticated and creative touch.

Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas

The cooking is simply exquisite in this opulently furnished dining room in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. As the first restaurant opened in America by the famed, award-winning Robuchon, commonly considered the greatest of modern French chefs, it maintains the highest standards, from its superb service and impressive (and impressively pricey) wine list to such finely crafted dishes as truffled langoustine ravioli and guinea hen with roasted foie gras and braised potatoes. The 16-course tasting menu is a truly memorable experience — as well it ought to be at $385 a head, wine not included.

Le Bec-Fin, Philadelphia, Pa.

For several years now, there have been rumors that French chef Georges Perrier was going to close this Philadelphia classic, but so far it keeps going strong. The food is full of modern American touches (and top-quality regional ingredients) but the finesse of the cooking and the overall feeling of the place remain attractively French.

Bouchon Bistro, Yountville, Calif.

Shellfish platters, foie gras terrine, salt cod beignets, steak frites, steamed mussels, profiteroles, and other bistro basics are on the menu at this authentic-looking French bistro reimagined in the Napa Valley — and the fact that the man behind the place is Thomas Keller means that it’s all very, very good.

Le Pigeon, Portland, Ore.

Under the direction of James Beard-nominated chef Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon lures diners to its communal tables for hearty, imaginative, locally-sourced entrées (chicken with spätzle, blue cheese, and walnuts) and such standing-ovation-worthy desserts as honey, bacon, and apricot cornbread with maple ice cream and foie gras profiteroles. If it's a slaw-slathered burger you crave, get there early because Rucker serves up precisely five per night.

Eugene, Atlanta, Ga.

Eugene pays homage to those who grow the local produce they use right on the menu. The list typically includes around two dozen farms, dairies, and even elementary school gardens, and pays tribute to the ingredients by altering them as little as possible while making everything in the kitchen from scratch. Named as one of Food and Wine's Best Chefs of 2009, Linton Hopkins offers refined dishes, such as his wild mushroom tasting plate, that come from the ingenuously rustic roots he describes as "folkways meeting Escoffier."

L2O, Chicago

Although critically-acclaimed chef Laurent Gras no longer runs the kitchen, L2O's prix-fixe-only menu reigns on as one of the best in Chicago. Diners enjoy expertly-prepared seafood and sashimi of the highest quality, sourced from around the world. L2O's bread service, featuring anchovy rolls, bite-sized pain au lait and bacon-infused twists along with house-churned butter garners rave reviews from even the most carb-fearing.

Everest, Chicago

True to its name, Everest towers head and shoulders above many of Chicago's other upscale restaurants — literally, from its perch on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange Buiilding, and also gastronomically, through Alsatian-born chef Jean Joho's superlative French food. The wine list is almost as stunning as the views — above all in its collection of great wines from Joho's home region of Alsace.

L'Espalier, Boston

One of the pioneers of modern haute cuisine in Boston, chef-owner Frank McClelland has received a host of awards at L’Espalier. (Among other things, it was the first New England restaurant to receive four stars from The Boston Globe, back in 1996.) The food served at L’Espalier is focused around local and seasonal ingredients, with particularly good seafood, and the seasonal tasting menus, at $105 and $185, are well worth trying.


Easy French Recipes

Find easy French recipes here! Whether you’re looking for traditional French recipes like beef bourguignon or simple French cooking a home chef can carry out, you’ll find a collection of effortless, go-to French dishes in this section.

There’s everything from easy French appetizers to easy French dessert recipes it’s all straightforward and foolproof.

French food isn’t always fancy, Michelin-star dishes whose names you can’t pronounce. Instead, French cuisine can consist of recipes that require only a handful of quality ingredients but translate into fabulous flavor.

You can make many of these easy French recipes for kids or create 30 minute meals for two. Take a look at some of my favorite French recipes to make, whether it’s on a weeknight or a lazy day off.

French Onion Soup Recipe

Is there anything more quintessentially French than French onion soup? Well, maybe a baguette, but you definitely use a French baguette in this soup recipe.

While the onions need a good while to caramelize and properly contribute their flavor to this soup, there’s very little hands-on time with this soup recipe.

Best of all, you can serve this French onion soup for a variety of occasions, including a casual weeknight dinner or an appetizer for entertaining guests with. Get the recipe here.

French Salad Recipe

A French salad recipe can honestly be made with any green you prefer, be it arugula, spinach, mixed greens, or any other variety of salad greens. The magic of a French salad is in the French vinaigrette.

It’s very rare to see a French salad with a heavy dressing. Instead, you’ll find a light, lemon vinaigrette like the one shared here on a variety of French salads.

I like to whip this French vinaigrette as my go-to salad dressing for all sorts of salads, no matter the season or type of salad. Get the recipe here.

Gougeres Recipe

If I’m hosting a party, I try to mix things up and swap out the usual cheese and crackers you’ll find during cocktail hour with these irresistible gougeres.

These cheesy beauties are as light as air. I like to think of them as pillow-y clouds of cheesy goodness, made with a pate a choux dough (the same dough used for cream puffs and éclairs) and flavorful cheeses.

They can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and baked to golden perfection for easy entertaining. Get the recipe here.

Brie en Croute Recipe

Another entertaining favorite is this brie en croute recipe. While the French typically reserve the cheese course for after dinner, I can’t help but present this dish at the start of a party. Trust me, nothing says it’s going to be a great night like a round of baked cheese inside golden pastry.

This is a foolproof recipe that anyone can make, whether you’re a typically baker or not.

Your guests will go crazy over this and be so excited to see what else you have planned for the rest of the evening. Get the recipe here.

Croque Monsieur Recipe

While we’re on the topic of cheese, I have to share this easy French recipe for croque monsieur.

This is a French bistro classic and totally puts American grilled cheese to shame. Made with nutty gruyere cheese, ham slices, Dijon mustard, and bechamel sauce, this grilled cheese sandwich is definitely no ordinary sandwich.

Croque monsieur is the perfect option when you’re craving easy comfort food for dinner. Get the recipe here.

Ratatouille Recipe

The name of this easy French recipe may be familiar to you thanks to the famous Disney movie, but you don’t need to be a fancy cook to make this delicious vegetable dish.

While you may see photos of a finished ratatouille with perfectly arranged vegetables, most French people actually chop up their veggies and toss them together when they make this dish at home.

I like serving ratatouille as a side for light entrées like grilled chicken or fish, or serving it up as a light vegetarian meal with a chunky loaf of bread. Get the recipe here.

Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Beef bourguignon sounds incredibly gourmet, but it’s actually a humble French dish that has been made for centuries. In fact, French peasants used to eat this meal as one of their go-to recipes.

While you’ll find all types of French people eating this hearty beef stew now, the dish is still as easy to create now as it was all those years ago.

Made with red wine, fresh herbs, and cheaper cuts of meat, this one-pot meal is a wonderful dish to create for Sunday night dinner or entertaining guests.

If you’re entertaining, simply use a little creativity with your plating to make this humble dish look like it’s right out of a five-star restaurant. Get the recipe here.

Coq au Vin (Chicken in White Wine Recipe)

Another favorite one-pot meal, coq au vin is similar to beef bourguignon in that the meat is cooked in wine, however, instead of beef, you’ll use chicken.

I’ve used both red and white wine to create this easy French recipe, but my favorite is white wine. When I use white wine, I add cream and turn this into a dreamy dinner that I can make any night of the week, for any occasion.

When I make this for my family, I simply serve it with a loaf of crusty French bread as the pan sauce definitely begs for some bread dipping! Get the recipe here.

Entrecote Steak Recipe

Easy French recipes begin and end with steak. Look on any French menu and you’re bound to find entrecote served with French fries.

It’s a simple, classic meal that blue collar French workers turned to for years and now all types of French citizens turn to when they’re looking for a warm meal.

This steak recipe is made with an effortless pan sauce using red wine and shallots. The sauce is whipped up right at the end once you’ve finished cooking the steaks, making this a quick and tasty meal with minimal fuss. Get the recipe here.

Sole Meunière Recipe

Another easy French recipe, sole meunière is how I like to think of fish when it’s presented at its best.

For this recipe, you only need simple ingredients like lemon and butter to make the fish taste fresh, bright, and absolutely tantalizing.

This is a quick 15-minute type of meal that I like to make on a weeknight when I find a good deal on dover sole fish. The lemon butter sauce in this recipe is everything. Get the recipe here.

French Omelette Recipe

Whether you’re looking for a simple breakfast idea or wanting to make breakfast for dinner, this French omelette is always a tried and true recipe to turn to.

Made with fresh herbs, an omelet aux fines herbes is delightfully simple yet filled with great flavor from the herbs that are used to make it.

I fill my omelette with creamy goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes as well for a combination that will make you feel like you’re eating the tastiest eggs ever! Get the recipe here.

French Crepe Recipe

Those paper-thin pancakes that are sold hot on the streets of Paris are called French crepes and they are absolutely divine.

There’s nothing like warm butter and sugar to sweep you off your feet. The best part is that they are incredibly easy to make. If you’ve made a batch of pancakes before, you can definitely make crepes.

I like classic fillings like strawberries and cream, salted butter and sugar, and Nutella, but you can fill them with whatever your heart desires. Get the recipe here.

Profiteroles Recipe

You may be shocked to find out that those delicate cream puffs filled with ice cream are actually super easy to make.

Yes, this is one easy French recipe that will delightfully surprise you with just how simple it is.

My foolproof method for profiteroles will yield perfectly airy cream puffs that can be filled with any ice cream you like and doused in warm chocolate sauce for a sinfully good dessert the whole family will love. Get the recipe here.

French Apple Tart Recipe

Americans have pie and the French have tarts. Believe it or not, but this French apple tart is easier to make than any pie recipe you’ve ever tried.

Not only that, but this French apple tart is a complete stunner and winner among guests.

Look like a total kitchen boss in front of your family and friends with this gorgeous French apple tart, made with store-bought puff pastry for incredible ease and convenience. Get the recipe here.

French Madeleines Recipe

You’ve probably seen these quintessential little French cakes in stores and bakeries across the world. These moist and tender little cakes are actually really easy to make.

The batter is a one-bowl kind of recipe and can be created in under 10 minutes. The only special tool you need to create this French madeleine recipe is a madeleine pan, which gives the little cakes their beautiful, shell appearance.

These cakes are perfect for tea time or gifting to family, friends, neighbors, or teachers. Get the recipe here.


Easy French Recipes

Find easy French recipes here! Whether you’re looking for traditional French recipes like beef bourguignon or simple French cooking a home chef can carry out, you’ll find a collection of effortless, go-to French dishes in this section.

There’s everything from easy French appetizers to easy French dessert recipes it’s all straightforward and foolproof.

French food isn’t always fancy, Michelin-star dishes whose names you can’t pronounce. Instead, French cuisine can consist of recipes that require only a handful of quality ingredients but translate into fabulous flavor.

You can make many of these easy French recipes for kids or create 30 minute meals for two. Take a look at some of my favorite French recipes to make, whether it’s on a weeknight or a lazy day off.

French Onion Soup Recipe

Is there anything more quintessentially French than French onion soup? Well, maybe a baguette, but you definitely use a French baguette in this soup recipe.

While the onions need a good while to caramelize and properly contribute their flavor to this soup, there’s very little hands-on time with this soup recipe.

Best of all, you can serve this French onion soup for a variety of occasions, including a casual weeknight dinner or an appetizer for entertaining guests with. Get the recipe here.

French Salad Recipe

A French salad recipe can honestly be made with any green you prefer, be it arugula, spinach, mixed greens, or any other variety of salad greens. The magic of a French salad is in the French vinaigrette.

It’s very rare to see a French salad with a heavy dressing. Instead, you’ll find a light, lemon vinaigrette like the one shared here on a variety of French salads.

I like to whip this French vinaigrette as my go-to salad dressing for all sorts of salads, no matter the season or type of salad. Get the recipe here.

Gougeres Recipe

If I’m hosting a party, I try to mix things up and swap out the usual cheese and crackers you’ll find during cocktail hour with these irresistible gougeres.

These cheesy beauties are as light as air. I like to think of them as pillow-y clouds of cheesy goodness, made with a pate a choux dough (the same dough used for cream puffs and éclairs) and flavorful cheeses.

They can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and baked to golden perfection for easy entertaining. Get the recipe here.

Brie en Croute Recipe

Another entertaining favorite is this brie en croute recipe. While the French typically reserve the cheese course for after dinner, I can’t help but present this dish at the start of a party. Trust me, nothing says it’s going to be a great night like a round of baked cheese inside golden pastry.

This is a foolproof recipe that anyone can make, whether you’re a typically baker or not.

Your guests will go crazy over this and be so excited to see what else you have planned for the rest of the evening. Get the recipe here.

Croque Monsieur Recipe

While we’re on the topic of cheese, I have to share this easy French recipe for croque monsieur.

This is a French bistro classic and totally puts American grilled cheese to shame. Made with nutty gruyere cheese, ham slices, Dijon mustard, and bechamel sauce, this grilled cheese sandwich is definitely no ordinary sandwich.

Croque monsieur is the perfect option when you’re craving easy comfort food for dinner. Get the recipe here.

Ratatouille Recipe

The name of this easy French recipe may be familiar to you thanks to the famous Disney movie, but you don’t need to be a fancy cook to make this delicious vegetable dish.

While you may see photos of a finished ratatouille with perfectly arranged vegetables, most French people actually chop up their veggies and toss them together when they make this dish at home.

I like serving ratatouille as a side for light entrées like grilled chicken or fish, or serving it up as a light vegetarian meal with a chunky loaf of bread. Get the recipe here.

Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Beef bourguignon sounds incredibly gourmet, but it’s actually a humble French dish that has been made for centuries. In fact, French peasants used to eat this meal as one of their go-to recipes.

While you’ll find all types of French people eating this hearty beef stew now, the dish is still as easy to create now as it was all those years ago.

Made with red wine, fresh herbs, and cheaper cuts of meat, this one-pot meal is a wonderful dish to create for Sunday night dinner or entertaining guests.

If you’re entertaining, simply use a little creativity with your plating to make this humble dish look like it’s right out of a five-star restaurant. Get the recipe here.

Coq au Vin (Chicken in White Wine Recipe)

Another favorite one-pot meal, coq au vin is similar to beef bourguignon in that the meat is cooked in wine, however, instead of beef, you’ll use chicken.

I’ve used both red and white wine to create this easy French recipe, but my favorite is white wine. When I use white wine, I add cream and turn this into a dreamy dinner that I can make any night of the week, for any occasion.

When I make this for my family, I simply serve it with a loaf of crusty French bread as the pan sauce definitely begs for some bread dipping! Get the recipe here.

Entrecote Steak Recipe

Easy French recipes begin and end with steak. Look on any French menu and you’re bound to find entrecote served with French fries.

It’s a simple, classic meal that blue collar French workers turned to for years and now all types of French citizens turn to when they’re looking for a warm meal.

This steak recipe is made with an effortless pan sauce using red wine and shallots. The sauce is whipped up right at the end once you’ve finished cooking the steaks, making this a quick and tasty meal with minimal fuss. Get the recipe here.

Sole Meunière Recipe

Another easy French recipe, sole meunière is how I like to think of fish when it’s presented at its best.

For this recipe, you only need simple ingredients like lemon and butter to make the fish taste fresh, bright, and absolutely tantalizing.

This is a quick 15-minute type of meal that I like to make on a weeknight when I find a good deal on dover sole fish. The lemon butter sauce in this recipe is everything. Get the recipe here.

French Omelette Recipe

Whether you’re looking for a simple breakfast idea or wanting to make breakfast for dinner, this French omelette is always a tried and true recipe to turn to.

Made with fresh herbs, an omelet aux fines herbes is delightfully simple yet filled with great flavor from the herbs that are used to make it.

I fill my omelette with creamy goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes as well for a combination that will make you feel like you’re eating the tastiest eggs ever! Get the recipe here.

French Crepe Recipe

Those paper-thin pancakes that are sold hot on the streets of Paris are called French crepes and they are absolutely divine.

There’s nothing like warm butter and sugar to sweep you off your feet. The best part is that they are incredibly easy to make. If you’ve made a batch of pancakes before, you can definitely make crepes.

I like classic fillings like strawberries and cream, salted butter and sugar, and Nutella, but you can fill them with whatever your heart desires. Get the recipe here.

Profiteroles Recipe

You may be shocked to find out that those delicate cream puffs filled with ice cream are actually super easy to make.

Yes, this is one easy French recipe that will delightfully surprise you with just how simple it is.

My foolproof method for profiteroles will yield perfectly airy cream puffs that can be filled with any ice cream you like and doused in warm chocolate sauce for a sinfully good dessert the whole family will love. Get the recipe here.

French Apple Tart Recipe

Americans have pie and the French have tarts. Believe it or not, but this French apple tart is easier to make than any pie recipe you’ve ever tried.

Not only that, but this French apple tart is a complete stunner and winner among guests.

Look like a total kitchen boss in front of your family and friends with this gorgeous French apple tart, made with store-bought puff pastry for incredible ease and convenience. Get the recipe here.

French Madeleines Recipe

You’ve probably seen these quintessential little French cakes in stores and bakeries across the world. These moist and tender little cakes are actually really easy to make.

The batter is a one-bowl kind of recipe and can be created in under 10 minutes. The only special tool you need to create this French madeleine recipe is a madeleine pan, which gives the little cakes their beautiful, shell appearance.

These cakes are perfect for tea time or gifting to family, friends, neighbors, or teachers. Get the recipe here.


Easy French Recipes

Find easy French recipes here! Whether you’re looking for traditional French recipes like beef bourguignon or simple French cooking a home chef can carry out, you’ll find a collection of effortless, go-to French dishes in this section.

There’s everything from easy French appetizers to easy French dessert recipes it’s all straightforward and foolproof.

French food isn’t always fancy, Michelin-star dishes whose names you can’t pronounce. Instead, French cuisine can consist of recipes that require only a handful of quality ingredients but translate into fabulous flavor.

You can make many of these easy French recipes for kids or create 30 minute meals for two. Take a look at some of my favorite French recipes to make, whether it’s on a weeknight or a lazy day off.

French Onion Soup Recipe

Is there anything more quintessentially French than French onion soup? Well, maybe a baguette, but you definitely use a French baguette in this soup recipe.

While the onions need a good while to caramelize and properly contribute their flavor to this soup, there’s very little hands-on time with this soup recipe.

Best of all, you can serve this French onion soup for a variety of occasions, including a casual weeknight dinner or an appetizer for entertaining guests with. Get the recipe here.

French Salad Recipe

A French salad recipe can honestly be made with any green you prefer, be it arugula, spinach, mixed greens, or any other variety of salad greens. The magic of a French salad is in the French vinaigrette.

It’s very rare to see a French salad with a heavy dressing. Instead, you’ll find a light, lemon vinaigrette like the one shared here on a variety of French salads.

I like to whip this French vinaigrette as my go-to salad dressing for all sorts of salads, no matter the season or type of salad. Get the recipe here.

Gougeres Recipe

If I’m hosting a party, I try to mix things up and swap out the usual cheese and crackers you’ll find during cocktail hour with these irresistible gougeres.

These cheesy beauties are as light as air. I like to think of them as pillow-y clouds of cheesy goodness, made with a pate a choux dough (the same dough used for cream puffs and éclairs) and flavorful cheeses.

They can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and baked to golden perfection for easy entertaining. Get the recipe here.

Brie en Croute Recipe

Another entertaining favorite is this brie en croute recipe. While the French typically reserve the cheese course for after dinner, I can’t help but present this dish at the start of a party. Trust me, nothing says it’s going to be a great night like a round of baked cheese inside golden pastry.

This is a foolproof recipe that anyone can make, whether you’re a typically baker or not.

Your guests will go crazy over this and be so excited to see what else you have planned for the rest of the evening. Get the recipe here.

Croque Monsieur Recipe

While we’re on the topic of cheese, I have to share this easy French recipe for croque monsieur.

This is a French bistro classic and totally puts American grilled cheese to shame. Made with nutty gruyere cheese, ham slices, Dijon mustard, and bechamel sauce, this grilled cheese sandwich is definitely no ordinary sandwich.

Croque monsieur is the perfect option when you’re craving easy comfort food for dinner. Get the recipe here.

Ratatouille Recipe

The name of this easy French recipe may be familiar to you thanks to the famous Disney movie, but you don’t need to be a fancy cook to make this delicious vegetable dish.

While you may see photos of a finished ratatouille with perfectly arranged vegetables, most French people actually chop up their veggies and toss them together when they make this dish at home.

I like serving ratatouille as a side for light entrées like grilled chicken or fish, or serving it up as a light vegetarian meal with a chunky loaf of bread. Get the recipe here.

Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Beef bourguignon sounds incredibly gourmet, but it’s actually a humble French dish that has been made for centuries. In fact, French peasants used to eat this meal as one of their go-to recipes.

While you’ll find all types of French people eating this hearty beef stew now, the dish is still as easy to create now as it was all those years ago.

Made with red wine, fresh herbs, and cheaper cuts of meat, this one-pot meal is a wonderful dish to create for Sunday night dinner or entertaining guests.

If you’re entertaining, simply use a little creativity with your plating to make this humble dish look like it’s right out of a five-star restaurant. Get the recipe here.

Coq au Vin (Chicken in White Wine Recipe)

Another favorite one-pot meal, coq au vin is similar to beef bourguignon in that the meat is cooked in wine, however, instead of beef, you’ll use chicken.

I’ve used both red and white wine to create this easy French recipe, but my favorite is white wine. When I use white wine, I add cream and turn this into a dreamy dinner that I can make any night of the week, for any occasion.

When I make this for my family, I simply serve it with a loaf of crusty French bread as the pan sauce definitely begs for some bread dipping! Get the recipe here.

Entrecote Steak Recipe

Easy French recipes begin and end with steak. Look on any French menu and you’re bound to find entrecote served with French fries.

It’s a simple, classic meal that blue collar French workers turned to for years and now all types of French citizens turn to when they’re looking for a warm meal.

This steak recipe is made with an effortless pan sauce using red wine and shallots. The sauce is whipped up right at the end once you’ve finished cooking the steaks, making this a quick and tasty meal with minimal fuss. Get the recipe here.

Sole Meunière Recipe

Another easy French recipe, sole meunière is how I like to think of fish when it’s presented at its best.

For this recipe, you only need simple ingredients like lemon and butter to make the fish taste fresh, bright, and absolutely tantalizing.

This is a quick 15-minute type of meal that I like to make on a weeknight when I find a good deal on dover sole fish. The lemon butter sauce in this recipe is everything. Get the recipe here.

French Omelette Recipe

Whether you’re looking for a simple breakfast idea or wanting to make breakfast for dinner, this French omelette is always a tried and true recipe to turn to.

Made with fresh herbs, an omelet aux fines herbes is delightfully simple yet filled with great flavor from the herbs that are used to make it.

I fill my omelette with creamy goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes as well for a combination that will make you feel like you’re eating the tastiest eggs ever! Get the recipe here.

French Crepe Recipe

Those paper-thin pancakes that are sold hot on the streets of Paris are called French crepes and they are absolutely divine.

There’s nothing like warm butter and sugar to sweep you off your feet. The best part is that they are incredibly easy to make. If you’ve made a batch of pancakes before, you can definitely make crepes.

I like classic fillings like strawberries and cream, salted butter and sugar, and Nutella, but you can fill them with whatever your heart desires. Get the recipe here.

Profiteroles Recipe

You may be shocked to find out that those delicate cream puffs filled with ice cream are actually super easy to make.

Yes, this is one easy French recipe that will delightfully surprise you with just how simple it is.

My foolproof method for profiteroles will yield perfectly airy cream puffs that can be filled with any ice cream you like and doused in warm chocolate sauce for a sinfully good dessert the whole family will love. Get the recipe here.

French Apple Tart Recipe

Americans have pie and the French have tarts. Believe it or not, but this French apple tart is easier to make than any pie recipe you’ve ever tried.

Not only that, but this French apple tart is a complete stunner and winner among guests.

Look like a total kitchen boss in front of your family and friends with this gorgeous French apple tart, made with store-bought puff pastry for incredible ease and convenience. Get the recipe here.

French Madeleines Recipe

You’ve probably seen these quintessential little French cakes in stores and bakeries across the world. These moist and tender little cakes are actually really easy to make.

The batter is a one-bowl kind of recipe and can be created in under 10 minutes. The only special tool you need to create this French madeleine recipe is a madeleine pan, which gives the little cakes their beautiful, shell appearance.

These cakes are perfect for tea time or gifting to family, friends, neighbors, or teachers. Get the recipe here.


Easy French Recipes

Find easy French recipes here! Whether you’re looking for traditional French recipes like beef bourguignon or simple French cooking a home chef can carry out, you’ll find a collection of effortless, go-to French dishes in this section.

There’s everything from easy French appetizers to easy French dessert recipes it’s all straightforward and foolproof.

French food isn’t always fancy, Michelin-star dishes whose names you can’t pronounce. Instead, French cuisine can consist of recipes that require only a handful of quality ingredients but translate into fabulous flavor.

You can make many of these easy French recipes for kids or create 30 minute meals for two. Take a look at some of my favorite French recipes to make, whether it’s on a weeknight or a lazy day off.

French Onion Soup Recipe

Is there anything more quintessentially French than French onion soup? Well, maybe a baguette, but you definitely use a French baguette in this soup recipe.

While the onions need a good while to caramelize and properly contribute their flavor to this soup, there’s very little hands-on time with this soup recipe.

Best of all, you can serve this French onion soup for a variety of occasions, including a casual weeknight dinner or an appetizer for entertaining guests with. Get the recipe here.

French Salad Recipe

A French salad recipe can honestly be made with any green you prefer, be it arugula, spinach, mixed greens, or any other variety of salad greens. The magic of a French salad is in the French vinaigrette.

It’s very rare to see a French salad with a heavy dressing. Instead, you’ll find a light, lemon vinaigrette like the one shared here on a variety of French salads.

I like to whip this French vinaigrette as my go-to salad dressing for all sorts of salads, no matter the season or type of salad. Get the recipe here.

Gougeres Recipe

If I’m hosting a party, I try to mix things up and swap out the usual cheese and crackers you’ll find during cocktail hour with these irresistible gougeres.

These cheesy beauties are as light as air. I like to think of them as pillow-y clouds of cheesy goodness, made with a pate a choux dough (the same dough used for cream puffs and éclairs) and flavorful cheeses.

They can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and baked to golden perfection for easy entertaining. Get the recipe here.

Brie en Croute Recipe

Another entertaining favorite is this brie en croute recipe. While the French typically reserve the cheese course for after dinner, I can’t help but present this dish at the start of a party. Trust me, nothing says it’s going to be a great night like a round of baked cheese inside golden pastry.

This is a foolproof recipe that anyone can make, whether you’re a typically baker or not.

Your guests will go crazy over this and be so excited to see what else you have planned for the rest of the evening. Get the recipe here.

Croque Monsieur Recipe

While we’re on the topic of cheese, I have to share this easy French recipe for croque monsieur.

This is a French bistro classic and totally puts American grilled cheese to shame. Made with nutty gruyere cheese, ham slices, Dijon mustard, and bechamel sauce, this grilled cheese sandwich is definitely no ordinary sandwich.

Croque monsieur is the perfect option when you’re craving easy comfort food for dinner. Get the recipe here.

Ratatouille Recipe

The name of this easy French recipe may be familiar to you thanks to the famous Disney movie, but you don’t need to be a fancy cook to make this delicious vegetable dish.

While you may see photos of a finished ratatouille with perfectly arranged vegetables, most French people actually chop up their veggies and toss them together when they make this dish at home.

I like serving ratatouille as a side for light entrées like grilled chicken or fish, or serving it up as a light vegetarian meal with a chunky loaf of bread. Get the recipe here.

Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Beef bourguignon sounds incredibly gourmet, but it’s actually a humble French dish that has been made for centuries. In fact, French peasants used to eat this meal as one of their go-to recipes.

While you’ll find all types of French people eating this hearty beef stew now, the dish is still as easy to create now as it was all those years ago.

Made with red wine, fresh herbs, and cheaper cuts of meat, this one-pot meal is a wonderful dish to create for Sunday night dinner or entertaining guests.

If you’re entertaining, simply use a little creativity with your plating to make this humble dish look like it’s right out of a five-star restaurant. Get the recipe here.

Coq au Vin (Chicken in White Wine Recipe)

Another favorite one-pot meal, coq au vin is similar to beef bourguignon in that the meat is cooked in wine, however, instead of beef, you’ll use chicken.

I’ve used both red and white wine to create this easy French recipe, but my favorite is white wine. When I use white wine, I add cream and turn this into a dreamy dinner that I can make any night of the week, for any occasion.

When I make this for my family, I simply serve it with a loaf of crusty French bread as the pan sauce definitely begs for some bread dipping! Get the recipe here.

Entrecote Steak Recipe

Easy French recipes begin and end with steak. Look on any French menu and you’re bound to find entrecote served with French fries.

It’s a simple, classic meal that blue collar French workers turned to for years and now all types of French citizens turn to when they’re looking for a warm meal.

This steak recipe is made with an effortless pan sauce using red wine and shallots. The sauce is whipped up right at the end once you’ve finished cooking the steaks, making this a quick and tasty meal with minimal fuss. Get the recipe here.

Sole Meunière Recipe

Another easy French recipe, sole meunière is how I like to think of fish when it’s presented at its best.

For this recipe, you only need simple ingredients like lemon and butter to make the fish taste fresh, bright, and absolutely tantalizing.

This is a quick 15-minute type of meal that I like to make on a weeknight when I find a good deal on dover sole fish. The lemon butter sauce in this recipe is everything. Get the recipe here.

French Omelette Recipe

Whether you’re looking for a simple breakfast idea or wanting to make breakfast for dinner, this French omelette is always a tried and true recipe to turn to.

Made with fresh herbs, an omelet aux fines herbes is delightfully simple yet filled with great flavor from the herbs that are used to make it.

I fill my omelette with creamy goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes as well for a combination that will make you feel like you’re eating the tastiest eggs ever! Get the recipe here.

French Crepe Recipe

Those paper-thin pancakes that are sold hot on the streets of Paris are called French crepes and they are absolutely divine.

There’s nothing like warm butter and sugar to sweep you off your feet. The best part is that they are incredibly easy to make. If you’ve made a batch of pancakes before, you can definitely make crepes.

I like classic fillings like strawberries and cream, salted butter and sugar, and Nutella, but you can fill them with whatever your heart desires. Get the recipe here.

Profiteroles Recipe

You may be shocked to find out that those delicate cream puffs filled with ice cream are actually super easy to make.

Yes, this is one easy French recipe that will delightfully surprise you with just how simple it is.

My foolproof method for profiteroles will yield perfectly airy cream puffs that can be filled with any ice cream you like and doused in warm chocolate sauce for a sinfully good dessert the whole family will love. Get the recipe here.

French Apple Tart Recipe

Americans have pie and the French have tarts. Believe it or not, but this French apple tart is easier to make than any pie recipe you’ve ever tried.

Not only that, but this French apple tart is a complete stunner and winner among guests.

Look like a total kitchen boss in front of your family and friends with this gorgeous French apple tart, made with store-bought puff pastry for incredible ease and convenience. Get the recipe here.

French Madeleines Recipe

You’ve probably seen these quintessential little French cakes in stores and bakeries across the world. These moist and tender little cakes are actually really easy to make.

The batter is a one-bowl kind of recipe and can be created in under 10 minutes. The only special tool you need to create this French madeleine recipe is a madeleine pan, which gives the little cakes their beautiful, shell appearance.

These cakes are perfect for tea time or gifting to family, friends, neighbors, or teachers. Get the recipe here.


Easy French Recipes

Find easy French recipes here! Whether you’re looking for traditional French recipes like beef bourguignon or simple French cooking a home chef can carry out, you’ll find a collection of effortless, go-to French dishes in this section.

There’s everything from easy French appetizers to easy French dessert recipes it’s all straightforward and foolproof.

French food isn’t always fancy, Michelin-star dishes whose names you can’t pronounce. Instead, French cuisine can consist of recipes that require only a handful of quality ingredients but translate into fabulous flavor.

You can make many of these easy French recipes for kids or create 30 minute meals for two. Take a look at some of my favorite French recipes to make, whether it’s on a weeknight or a lazy day off.

French Onion Soup Recipe

Is there anything more quintessentially French than French onion soup? Well, maybe a baguette, but you definitely use a French baguette in this soup recipe.

While the onions need a good while to caramelize and properly contribute their flavor to this soup, there’s very little hands-on time with this soup recipe.

Best of all, you can serve this French onion soup for a variety of occasions, including a casual weeknight dinner or an appetizer for entertaining guests with. Get the recipe here.

French Salad Recipe

A French salad recipe can honestly be made with any green you prefer, be it arugula, spinach, mixed greens, or any other variety of salad greens. The magic of a French salad is in the French vinaigrette.

It’s very rare to see a French salad with a heavy dressing. Instead, you’ll find a light, lemon vinaigrette like the one shared here on a variety of French salads.

I like to whip this French vinaigrette as my go-to salad dressing for all sorts of salads, no matter the season or type of salad. Get the recipe here.

Gougeres Recipe

If I’m hosting a party, I try to mix things up and swap out the usual cheese and crackers you’ll find during cocktail hour with these irresistible gougeres.

These cheesy beauties are as light as air. I like to think of them as pillow-y clouds of cheesy goodness, made with a pate a choux dough (the same dough used for cream puffs and éclairs) and flavorful cheeses.

They can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and baked to golden perfection for easy entertaining. Get the recipe here.

Brie en Croute Recipe

Another entertaining favorite is this brie en croute recipe. While the French typically reserve the cheese course for after dinner, I can’t help but present this dish at the start of a party. Trust me, nothing says it’s going to be a great night like a round of baked cheese inside golden pastry.

This is a foolproof recipe that anyone can make, whether you’re a typically baker or not.

Your guests will go crazy over this and be so excited to see what else you have planned for the rest of the evening. Get the recipe here.

Croque Monsieur Recipe

While we’re on the topic of cheese, I have to share this easy French recipe for croque monsieur.

This is a French bistro classic and totally puts American grilled cheese to shame. Made with nutty gruyere cheese, ham slices, Dijon mustard, and bechamel sauce, this grilled cheese sandwich is definitely no ordinary sandwich.

Croque monsieur is the perfect option when you’re craving easy comfort food for dinner. Get the recipe here.

Ratatouille Recipe

The name of this easy French recipe may be familiar to you thanks to the famous Disney movie, but you don’t need to be a fancy cook to make this delicious vegetable dish.

While you may see photos of a finished ratatouille with perfectly arranged vegetables, most French people actually chop up their veggies and toss them together when they make this dish at home.

I like serving ratatouille as a side for light entrées like grilled chicken or fish, or serving it up as a light vegetarian meal with a chunky loaf of bread. Get the recipe here.

Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Beef bourguignon sounds incredibly gourmet, but it’s actually a humble French dish that has been made for centuries. In fact, French peasants used to eat this meal as one of their go-to recipes.

While you’ll find all types of French people eating this hearty beef stew now, the dish is still as easy to create now as it was all those years ago.

Made with red wine, fresh herbs, and cheaper cuts of meat, this one-pot meal is a wonderful dish to create for Sunday night dinner or entertaining guests.

If you’re entertaining, simply use a little creativity with your plating to make this humble dish look like it’s right out of a five-star restaurant. Get the recipe here.

Coq au Vin (Chicken in White Wine Recipe)

Another favorite one-pot meal, coq au vin is similar to beef bourguignon in that the meat is cooked in wine, however, instead of beef, you’ll use chicken.

I’ve used both red and white wine to create this easy French recipe, but my favorite is white wine. When I use white wine, I add cream and turn this into a dreamy dinner that I can make any night of the week, for any occasion.

When I make this for my family, I simply serve it with a loaf of crusty French bread as the pan sauce definitely begs for some bread dipping! Get the recipe here.

Entrecote Steak Recipe

Easy French recipes begin and end with steak. Look on any French menu and you’re bound to find entrecote served with French fries.

It’s a simple, classic meal that blue collar French workers turned to for years and now all types of French citizens turn to when they’re looking for a warm meal.

This steak recipe is made with an effortless pan sauce using red wine and shallots. The sauce is whipped up right at the end once you’ve finished cooking the steaks, making this a quick and tasty meal with minimal fuss. Get the recipe here.

Sole Meunière Recipe

Another easy French recipe, sole meunière is how I like to think of fish when it’s presented at its best.

For this recipe, you only need simple ingredients like lemon and butter to make the fish taste fresh, bright, and absolutely tantalizing.

This is a quick 15-minute type of meal that I like to make on a weeknight when I find a good deal on dover sole fish. The lemon butter sauce in this recipe is everything. Get the recipe here.

French Omelette Recipe

Whether you’re looking for a simple breakfast idea or wanting to make breakfast for dinner, this French omelette is always a tried and true recipe to turn to.

Made with fresh herbs, an omelet aux fines herbes is delightfully simple yet filled with great flavor from the herbs that are used to make it.

I fill my omelette with creamy goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes as well for a combination that will make you feel like you’re eating the tastiest eggs ever! Get the recipe here.

French Crepe Recipe

Those paper-thin pancakes that are sold hot on the streets of Paris are called French crepes and they are absolutely divine.

There’s nothing like warm butter and sugar to sweep you off your feet. The best part is that they are incredibly easy to make. If you’ve made a batch of pancakes before, you can definitely make crepes.

I like classic fillings like strawberries and cream, salted butter and sugar, and Nutella, but you can fill them with whatever your heart desires. Get the recipe here.

Profiteroles Recipe

You may be shocked to find out that those delicate cream puffs filled with ice cream are actually super easy to make.

Yes, this is one easy French recipe that will delightfully surprise you with just how simple it is.

My foolproof method for profiteroles will yield perfectly airy cream puffs that can be filled with any ice cream you like and doused in warm chocolate sauce for a sinfully good dessert the whole family will love. Get the recipe here.

French Apple Tart Recipe

Americans have pie and the French have tarts. Believe it or not, but this French apple tart is easier to make than any pie recipe you’ve ever tried.

Not only that, but this French apple tart is a complete stunner and winner among guests.

Look like a total kitchen boss in front of your family and friends with this gorgeous French apple tart, made with store-bought puff pastry for incredible ease and convenience. Get the recipe here.

French Madeleines Recipe

You’ve probably seen these quintessential little French cakes in stores and bakeries across the world. These moist and tender little cakes are actually really easy to make.

The batter is a one-bowl kind of recipe and can be created in under 10 minutes. The only special tool you need to create this French madeleine recipe is a madeleine pan, which gives the little cakes their beautiful, shell appearance.

These cakes are perfect for tea time or gifting to family, friends, neighbors, or teachers. Get the recipe here.


Easy French Recipes

Find easy French recipes here! Whether you’re looking for traditional French recipes like beef bourguignon or simple French cooking a home chef can carry out, you’ll find a collection of effortless, go-to French dishes in this section.

There’s everything from easy French appetizers to easy French dessert recipes it’s all straightforward and foolproof.

French food isn’t always fancy, Michelin-star dishes whose names you can’t pronounce. Instead, French cuisine can consist of recipes that require only a handful of quality ingredients but translate into fabulous flavor.

You can make many of these easy French recipes for kids or create 30 minute meals for two. Take a look at some of my favorite French recipes to make, whether it’s on a weeknight or a lazy day off.

French Onion Soup Recipe

Is there anything more quintessentially French than French onion soup? Well, maybe a baguette, but you definitely use a French baguette in this soup recipe.

While the onions need a good while to caramelize and properly contribute their flavor to this soup, there’s very little hands-on time with this soup recipe.

Best of all, you can serve this French onion soup for a variety of occasions, including a casual weeknight dinner or an appetizer for entertaining guests with. Get the recipe here.

French Salad Recipe

A French salad recipe can honestly be made with any green you prefer, be it arugula, spinach, mixed greens, or any other variety of salad greens. The magic of a French salad is in the French vinaigrette.

It’s very rare to see a French salad with a heavy dressing. Instead, you’ll find a light, lemon vinaigrette like the one shared here on a variety of French salads.

I like to whip this French vinaigrette as my go-to salad dressing for all sorts of salads, no matter the season or type of salad. Get the recipe here.

Gougeres Recipe

If I’m hosting a party, I try to mix things up and swap out the usual cheese and crackers you’ll find during cocktail hour with these irresistible gougeres.

These cheesy beauties are as light as air. I like to think of them as pillow-y clouds of cheesy goodness, made with a pate a choux dough (the same dough used for cream puffs and éclairs) and flavorful cheeses.

They can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and baked to golden perfection for easy entertaining. Get the recipe here.

Brie en Croute Recipe

Another entertaining favorite is this brie en croute recipe. While the French typically reserve the cheese course for after dinner, I can’t help but present this dish at the start of a party. Trust me, nothing says it’s going to be a great night like a round of baked cheese inside golden pastry.

This is a foolproof recipe that anyone can make, whether you’re a typically baker or not.

Your guests will go crazy over this and be so excited to see what else you have planned for the rest of the evening. Get the recipe here.

Croque Monsieur Recipe

While we’re on the topic of cheese, I have to share this easy French recipe for croque monsieur.

This is a French bistro classic and totally puts American grilled cheese to shame. Made with nutty gruyere cheese, ham slices, Dijon mustard, and bechamel sauce, this grilled cheese sandwich is definitely no ordinary sandwich.

Croque monsieur is the perfect option when you’re craving easy comfort food for dinner. Get the recipe here.

Ratatouille Recipe

The name of this easy French recipe may be familiar to you thanks to the famous Disney movie, but you don’t need to be a fancy cook to make this delicious vegetable dish.

While you may see photos of a finished ratatouille with perfectly arranged vegetables, most French people actually chop up their veggies and toss them together when they make this dish at home.

I like serving ratatouille as a side for light entrées like grilled chicken or fish, or serving it up as a light vegetarian meal with a chunky loaf of bread. Get the recipe here.

Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Beef bourguignon sounds incredibly gourmet, but it’s actually a humble French dish that has been made for centuries. In fact, French peasants used to eat this meal as one of their go-to recipes.

While you’ll find all types of French people eating this hearty beef stew now, the dish is still as easy to create now as it was all those years ago.

Made with red wine, fresh herbs, and cheaper cuts of meat, this one-pot meal is a wonderful dish to create for Sunday night dinner or entertaining guests.

If you’re entertaining, simply use a little creativity with your plating to make this humble dish look like it’s right out of a five-star restaurant. Get the recipe here.

Coq au Vin (Chicken in White Wine Recipe)

Another favorite one-pot meal, coq au vin is similar to beef bourguignon in that the meat is cooked in wine, however, instead of beef, you’ll use chicken.

I’ve used both red and white wine to create this easy French recipe, but my favorite is white wine. When I use white wine, I add cream and turn this into a dreamy dinner that I can make any night of the week, for any occasion.

When I make this for my family, I simply serve it with a loaf of crusty French bread as the pan sauce definitely begs for some bread dipping! Get the recipe here.

Entrecote Steak Recipe

Easy French recipes begin and end with steak. Look on any French menu and you’re bound to find entrecote served with French fries.

It’s a simple, classic meal that blue collar French workers turned to for years and now all types of French citizens turn to when they’re looking for a warm meal.

This steak recipe is made with an effortless pan sauce using red wine and shallots. The sauce is whipped up right at the end once you’ve finished cooking the steaks, making this a quick and tasty meal with minimal fuss. Get the recipe here.

Sole Meunière Recipe

Another easy French recipe, sole meunière is how I like to think of fish when it’s presented at its best.

For this recipe, you only need simple ingredients like lemon and butter to make the fish taste fresh, bright, and absolutely tantalizing.

This is a quick 15-minute type of meal that I like to make on a weeknight when I find a good deal on dover sole fish. The lemon butter sauce in this recipe is everything. Get the recipe here.

French Omelette Recipe

Whether you’re looking for a simple breakfast idea or wanting to make breakfast for dinner, this French omelette is always a tried and true recipe to turn to.

Made with fresh herbs, an omelet aux fines herbes is delightfully simple yet filled with great flavor from the herbs that are used to make it.

I fill my omelette with creamy goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes as well for a combination that will make you feel like you’re eating the tastiest eggs ever! Get the recipe here.

French Crepe Recipe

Those paper-thin pancakes that are sold hot on the streets of Paris are called French crepes and they are absolutely divine.

There’s nothing like warm butter and sugar to sweep you off your feet. The best part is that they are incredibly easy to make. If you’ve made a batch of pancakes before, you can definitely make crepes.

I like classic fillings like strawberries and cream, salted butter and sugar, and Nutella, but you can fill them with whatever your heart desires. Get the recipe here.

Profiteroles Recipe

You may be shocked to find out that those delicate cream puffs filled with ice cream are actually super easy to make.

Yes, this is one easy French recipe that will delightfully surprise you with just how simple it is.

My foolproof method for profiteroles will yield perfectly airy cream puffs that can be filled with any ice cream you like and doused in warm chocolate sauce for a sinfully good dessert the whole family will love. Get the recipe here.

French Apple Tart Recipe

Americans have pie and the French have tarts. Believe it or not, but this French apple tart is easier to make than any pie recipe you’ve ever tried.

Not only that, but this French apple tart is a complete stunner and winner among guests.

Look like a total kitchen boss in front of your family and friends with this gorgeous French apple tart, made with store-bought puff pastry for incredible ease and convenience. Get the recipe here.

French Madeleines Recipe

You’ve probably seen these quintessential little French cakes in stores and bakeries across the world. These moist and tender little cakes are actually really easy to make.

The batter is a one-bowl kind of recipe and can be created in under 10 minutes. The only special tool you need to create this French madeleine recipe is a madeleine pan, which gives the little cakes their beautiful, shell appearance.

These cakes are perfect for tea time or gifting to family, friends, neighbors, or teachers. Get the recipe here.


Easy French Recipes

Find easy French recipes here! Whether you’re looking for traditional French recipes like beef bourguignon or simple French cooking a home chef can carry out, you’ll find a collection of effortless, go-to French dishes in this section.

There’s everything from easy French appetizers to easy French dessert recipes it’s all straightforward and foolproof.

French food isn’t always fancy, Michelin-star dishes whose names you can’t pronounce. Instead, French cuisine can consist of recipes that require only a handful of quality ingredients but translate into fabulous flavor.

You can make many of these easy French recipes for kids or create 30 minute meals for two. Take a look at some of my favorite French recipes to make, whether it’s on a weeknight or a lazy day off.

French Onion Soup Recipe

Is there anything more quintessentially French than French onion soup? Well, maybe a baguette, but you definitely use a French baguette in this soup recipe.

While the onions need a good while to caramelize and properly contribute their flavor to this soup, there’s very little hands-on time with this soup recipe.

Best of all, you can serve this French onion soup for a variety of occasions, including a casual weeknight dinner or an appetizer for entertaining guests with. Get the recipe here.

French Salad Recipe

A French salad recipe can honestly be made with any green you prefer, be it arugula, spinach, mixed greens, or any other variety of salad greens. The magic of a French salad is in the French vinaigrette.

It’s very rare to see a French salad with a heavy dressing. Instead, you’ll find a light, lemon vinaigrette like the one shared here on a variety of French salads.

I like to whip this French vinaigrette as my go-to salad dressing for all sorts of salads, no matter the season or type of salad. Get the recipe here.

Gougeres Recipe

If I’m hosting a party, I try to mix things up and swap out the usual cheese and crackers you’ll find during cocktail hour with these irresistible gougeres.

These cheesy beauties are as light as air. I like to think of them as pillow-y clouds of cheesy goodness, made with a pate a choux dough (the same dough used for cream puffs and éclairs) and flavorful cheeses.

They can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and baked to golden perfection for easy entertaining. Get the recipe here.

Brie en Croute Recipe

Another entertaining favorite is this brie en croute recipe. While the French typically reserve the cheese course for after dinner, I can’t help but present this dish at the start of a party. Trust me, nothing says it’s going to be a great night like a round of baked cheese inside golden pastry.

This is a foolproof recipe that anyone can make, whether you’re a typically baker or not.

Your guests will go crazy over this and be so excited to see what else you have planned for the rest of the evening. Get the recipe here.

Croque Monsieur Recipe

While we’re on the topic of cheese, I have to share this easy French recipe for croque monsieur.

This is a French bistro classic and totally puts American grilled cheese to shame. Made with nutty gruyere cheese, ham slices, Dijon mustard, and bechamel sauce, this grilled cheese sandwich is definitely no ordinary sandwich.

Croque monsieur is the perfect option when you’re craving easy comfort food for dinner. Get the recipe here.

Ratatouille Recipe

The name of this easy French recipe may be familiar to you thanks to the famous Disney movie, but you don’t need to be a fancy cook to make this delicious vegetable dish.

While you may see photos of a finished ratatouille with perfectly arranged vegetables, most French people actually chop up their veggies and toss them together when they make this dish at home.

I like serving ratatouille as a side for light entrées like grilled chicken or fish, or serving it up as a light vegetarian meal with a chunky loaf of bread. Get the recipe here.

Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Beef bourguignon sounds incredibly gourmet, but it’s actually a humble French dish that has been made for centuries. In fact, French peasants used to eat this meal as one of their go-to recipes.

While you’ll find all types of French people eating this hearty beef stew now, the dish is still as easy to create now as it was all those years ago.

Made with red wine, fresh herbs, and cheaper cuts of meat, this one-pot meal is a wonderful dish to create for Sunday night dinner or entertaining guests.

If you’re entertaining, simply use a little creativity with your plating to make this humble dish look like it’s right out of a five-star restaurant. Get the recipe here.

Coq au Vin (Chicken in White Wine Recipe)

Another favorite one-pot meal, coq au vin is similar to beef bourguignon in that the meat is cooked in wine, however, instead of beef, you’ll use chicken.

I’ve used both red and white wine to create this easy French recipe, but my favorite is white wine. When I use white wine, I add cream and turn this into a dreamy dinner that I can make any night of the week, for any occasion.

When I make this for my family, I simply serve it with a loaf of crusty French bread as the pan sauce definitely begs for some bread dipping! Get the recipe here.

Entrecote Steak Recipe

Easy French recipes begin and end with steak. Look on any French menu and you’re bound to find entrecote served with French fries.

It’s a simple, classic meal that blue collar French workers turned to for years and now all types of French citizens turn to when they’re looking for a warm meal.

This steak recipe is made with an effortless pan sauce using red wine and shallots. The sauce is whipped up right at the end once you’ve finished cooking the steaks, making this a quick and tasty meal with minimal fuss. Get the recipe here.

Sole Meunière Recipe

Another easy French recipe, sole meunière is how I like to think of fish when it’s presented at its best.

For this recipe, you only need simple ingredients like lemon and butter to make the fish taste fresh, bright, and absolutely tantalizing.

This is a quick 15-minute type of meal that I like to make on a weeknight when I find a good deal on dover sole fish. The lemon butter sauce in this recipe is everything. Get the recipe here.

French Omelette Recipe

Whether you’re looking for a simple breakfast idea or wanting to make breakfast for dinner, this French omelette is always a tried and true recipe to turn to.

Made with fresh herbs, an omelet aux fines herbes is delightfully simple yet filled with great flavor from the herbs that are used to make it.

I fill my omelette with creamy goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes as well for a combination that will make you feel like you’re eating the tastiest eggs ever! Get the recipe here.

French Crepe Recipe

Those paper-thin pancakes that are sold hot on the streets of Paris are called French crepes and they are absolutely divine.

There’s nothing like warm butter and sugar to sweep you off your feet. The best part is that they are incredibly easy to make. If you’ve made a batch of pancakes before, you can definitely make crepes.

I like classic fillings like strawberries and cream, salted butter and sugar, and Nutella, but you can fill them with whatever your heart desires. Get the recipe here.

Profiteroles Recipe

You may be shocked to find out that those delicate cream puffs filled with ice cream are actually super easy to make.

Yes, this is one easy French recipe that will delightfully surprise you with just how simple it is.

My foolproof method for profiteroles will yield perfectly airy cream puffs that can be filled with any ice cream you like and doused in warm chocolate sauce for a sinfully good dessert the whole family will love. Get the recipe here.

French Apple Tart Recipe

Americans have pie and the French have tarts. Believe it or not, but this French apple tart is easier to make than any pie recipe you’ve ever tried.

Not only that, but this French apple tart is a complete stunner and winner among guests.

Look like a total kitchen boss in front of your family and friends with this gorgeous French apple tart, made with store-bought puff pastry for incredible ease and convenience. Get the recipe here.

French Madeleines Recipe

You’ve probably seen these quintessential little French cakes in stores and bakeries across the world. These moist and tender little cakes are actually really easy to make.

The batter is a one-bowl kind of recipe and can be created in under 10 minutes. The only special tool you need to create this French madeleine recipe is a madeleine pan, which gives the little cakes their beautiful, shell appearance.

These cakes are perfect for tea time or gifting to family, friends, neighbors, or teachers. Get the recipe here.


Easy French Recipes

Find easy French recipes here! Whether you’re looking for traditional French recipes like beef bourguignon or simple French cooking a home chef can carry out, you’ll find a collection of effortless, go-to French dishes in this section.

There’s everything from easy French appetizers to easy French dessert recipes it’s all straightforward and foolproof.

French food isn’t always fancy, Michelin-star dishes whose names you can’t pronounce. Instead, French cuisine can consist of recipes that require only a handful of quality ingredients but translate into fabulous flavor.

You can make many of these easy French recipes for kids or create 30 minute meals for two. Take a look at some of my favorite French recipes to make, whether it’s on a weeknight or a lazy day off.

French Onion Soup Recipe

Is there anything more quintessentially French than French onion soup? Well, maybe a baguette, but you definitely use a French baguette in this soup recipe.

While the onions need a good while to caramelize and properly contribute their flavor to this soup, there’s very little hands-on time with this soup recipe.

Best of all, you can serve this French onion soup for a variety of occasions, including a casual weeknight dinner or an appetizer for entertaining guests with. Get the recipe here.

French Salad Recipe

A French salad recipe can honestly be made with any green you prefer, be it arugula, spinach, mixed greens, or any other variety of salad greens. The magic of a French salad is in the French vinaigrette.

It’s very rare to see a French salad with a heavy dressing. Instead, you’ll find a light, lemon vinaigrette like the one shared here on a variety of French salads.

I like to whip this French vinaigrette as my go-to salad dressing for all sorts of salads, no matter the season or type of salad. Get the recipe here.

Gougeres Recipe

If I’m hosting a party, I try to mix things up and swap out the usual cheese and crackers you’ll find during cocktail hour with these irresistible gougeres.

These cheesy beauties are as light as air. I like to think of them as pillow-y clouds of cheesy goodness, made with a pate a choux dough (the same dough used for cream puffs and éclairs) and flavorful cheeses.

They can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and baked to golden perfection for easy entertaining. Get the recipe here.

Brie en Croute Recipe

Another entertaining favorite is this brie en croute recipe. While the French typically reserve the cheese course for after dinner, I can’t help but present this dish at the start of a party. Trust me, nothing says it’s going to be a great night like a round of baked cheese inside golden pastry.

This is a foolproof recipe that anyone can make, whether you’re a typically baker or not.

Your guests will go crazy over this and be so excited to see what else you have planned for the rest of the evening. Get the recipe here.

Croque Monsieur Recipe

While we’re on the topic of cheese, I have to share this easy French recipe for croque monsieur.

This is a French bistro classic and totally puts American grilled cheese to shame. Made with nutty gruyere cheese, ham slices, Dijon mustard, and bechamel sauce, this grilled cheese sandwich is definitely no ordinary sandwich.

Croque monsieur is the perfect option when you’re craving easy comfort food for dinner. Get the recipe here.

Ratatouille Recipe

The name of this easy French recipe may be familiar to you thanks to the famous Disney movie, but you don’t need to be a fancy cook to make this delicious vegetable dish.

While you may see photos of a finished ratatouille with perfectly arranged vegetables, most French people actually chop up their veggies and toss them together when they make this dish at home.

I like serving ratatouille as a side for light entrées like grilled chicken or fish, or serving it up as a light vegetarian meal with a chunky loaf of bread. Get the recipe here.

Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Beef bourguignon sounds incredibly gourmet, but it’s actually a humble French dish that has been made for centuries. In fact, French peasants used to eat this meal as one of their go-to recipes.

While you’ll find all types of French people eating this hearty beef stew now, the dish is still as easy to create now as it was all those years ago.

Made with red wine, fresh herbs, and cheaper cuts of meat, this one-pot meal is a wonderful dish to create for Sunday night dinner or entertaining guests.

If you’re entertaining, simply use a little creativity with your plating to make this humble dish look like it’s right out of a five-star restaurant. Get the recipe here.

Coq au Vin (Chicken in White Wine Recipe)

Another favorite one-pot meal, coq au vin is similar to beef bourguignon in that the meat is cooked in wine, however, instead of beef, you’ll use chicken.

I’ve used both red and white wine to create this easy French recipe, but my favorite is white wine. When I use white wine, I add cream and turn this into a dreamy dinner that I can make any night of the week, for any occasion.

When I make this for my family, I simply serve it with a loaf of crusty French bread as the pan sauce definitely begs for some bread dipping! Get the recipe here.

Entrecote Steak Recipe

Easy French recipes begin and end with steak. Look on any French menu and you’re bound to find entrecote served with French fries.

It’s a simple, classic meal that blue collar French workers turned to for years and now all types of French citizens turn to when they’re looking for a warm meal.

This steak recipe is made with an effortless pan sauce using red wine and shallots. The sauce is whipped up right at the end once you’ve finished cooking the steaks, making this a quick and tasty meal with minimal fuss. Get the recipe here.

Sole Meunière Recipe

Another easy French recipe, sole meunière is how I like to think of fish when it’s presented at its best.

For this recipe, you only need simple ingredients like lemon and butter to make the fish taste fresh, bright, and absolutely tantalizing.

This is a quick 15-minute type of meal that I like to make on a weeknight when I find a good deal on dover sole fish. The lemon butter sauce in this recipe is everything. Get the recipe here.

French Omelette Recipe

Whether you’re looking for a simple breakfast idea or wanting to make breakfast for dinner, this French omelette is always a tried and true recipe to turn to.

Made with fresh herbs, an omelet aux fines herbes is delightfully simple yet filled with great flavor from the herbs that are used to make it.

I fill my omelette with creamy goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes as well for a combination that will make you feel like you’re eating the tastiest eggs ever! Get the recipe here.

French Crepe Recipe

Those paper-thin pancakes that are sold hot on the streets of Paris are called French crepes and they are absolutely divine.

There’s nothing like warm butter and sugar to sweep you off your feet. The best part is that they are incredibly easy to make. If you’ve made a batch of pancakes before, you can definitely make crepes.

I like classic fillings like strawberries and cream, salted butter and sugar, and Nutella, but you can fill them with whatever your heart desires. Get the recipe here.

Profiteroles Recipe

You may be shocked to find out that those delicate cream puffs filled with ice cream are actually super easy to make.

Yes, this is one easy French recipe that will delightfully surprise you with just how simple it is.

My foolproof method for profiteroles will yield perfectly airy cream puffs that can be filled with any ice cream you like and doused in warm chocolate sauce for a sinfully good dessert the whole family will love. Get the recipe here.

French Apple Tart Recipe

Americans have pie and the French have tarts. Believe it or not, but this French apple tart is easier to make than any pie recipe you’ve ever tried.

Not only that, but this French apple tart is a complete stunner and winner among guests.

Look like a total kitchen boss in front of your family and friends with this gorgeous French apple tart, made with store-bought puff pastry for incredible ease and convenience. Get the recipe here.

French Madeleines Recipe

You’ve probably seen these quintessential little French cakes in stores and bakeries across the world. These moist and tender little cakes are actually really easy to make.

The batter is a one-bowl kind of recipe and can be created in under 10 minutes. The only special tool you need to create this French madeleine recipe is a madeleine pan, which gives the little cakes their beautiful, shell appearance.

These cakes are perfect for tea time or gifting to family, friends, neighbors, or teachers. Get the recipe here.


Easy French Recipes

Find easy French recipes here! Whether you’re looking for traditional French recipes like beef bourguignon or simple French cooking a home chef can carry out, you’ll find a collection of effortless, go-to French dishes in this section.

There’s everything from easy French appetizers to easy French dessert recipes it’s all straightforward and foolproof.

French food isn’t always fancy, Michelin-star dishes whose names you can’t pronounce. Instead, French cuisine can consist of recipes that require only a handful of quality ingredients but translate into fabulous flavor.

You can make many of these easy French recipes for kids or create 30 minute meals for two. Take a look at some of my favorite French recipes to make, whether it’s on a weeknight or a lazy day off.

French Onion Soup Recipe

Is there anything more quintessentially French than French onion soup? Well, maybe a baguette, but you definitely use a French baguette in this soup recipe.

While the onions need a good while to caramelize and properly contribute their flavor to this soup, there’s very little hands-on time with this soup recipe.

Best of all, you can serve this French onion soup for a variety of occasions, including a casual weeknight dinner or an appetizer for entertaining guests with. Get the recipe here.

French Salad Recipe

A French salad recipe can honestly be made with any green you prefer, be it arugula, spinach, mixed greens, or any other variety of salad greens. The magic of a French salad is in the French vinaigrette.

It’s very rare to see a French salad with a heavy dressing. Instead, you’ll find a light, lemon vinaigrette like the one shared here on a variety of French salads.

I like to whip this French vinaigrette as my go-to salad dressing for all sorts of salads, no matter the season or type of salad. Get the recipe here.

Gougeres Recipe

If I’m hosting a party, I try to mix things up and swap out the usual cheese and crackers you’ll find during cocktail hour with these irresistible gougeres.

These cheesy beauties are as light as air. I like to think of them as pillow-y clouds of cheesy goodness, made with a pate a choux dough (the same dough used for cream puffs and éclairs) and flavorful cheeses.

They can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and baked to golden perfection for easy entertaining. Get the recipe here.

Brie en Croute Recipe

Another entertaining favorite is this brie en croute recipe. While the French typically reserve the cheese course for after dinner, I can’t help but present this dish at the start of a party. Trust me, nothing says it’s going to be a great night like a round of baked cheese inside golden pastry.

This is a foolproof recipe that anyone can make, whether you’re a typically baker or not.

Your guests will go crazy over this and be so excited to see what else you have planned for the rest of the evening. Get the recipe here.

Croque Monsieur Recipe

While we’re on the topic of cheese, I have to share this easy French recipe for croque monsieur.

This is a French bistro classic and totally puts American grilled cheese to shame. Made with nutty gruyere cheese, ham slices, Dijon mustard, and bechamel sauce, this grilled cheese sandwich is definitely no ordinary sandwich.

Croque monsieur is the perfect option when you’re craving easy comfort food for dinner. Get the recipe here.

Ratatouille Recipe

The name of this easy French recipe may be familiar to you thanks to the famous Disney movie, but you don’t need to be a fancy cook to make this delicious vegetable dish.

While you may see photos of a finished ratatouille with perfectly arranged vegetables, most French people actually chop up their veggies and toss them together when they make this dish at home.

I like serving ratatouille as a side for light entrées like grilled chicken or fish, or serving it up as a light vegetarian meal with a chunky loaf of bread. Get the recipe here.

Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Beef bourguignon sounds incredibly gourmet, but it’s actually a humble French dish that has been made for centuries. In fact, French peasants used to eat this meal as one of their go-to recipes.

While you’ll find all types of French people eating this hearty beef stew now, the dish is still as easy to create now as it was all those years ago.

Made with red wine, fresh herbs, and cheaper cuts of meat, this one-pot meal is a wonderful dish to create for Sunday night dinner or entertaining guests.

If you’re entertaining, simply use a little creativity with your plating to make this humble dish look like it’s right out of a five-star restaurant. Get the recipe here.

Coq au Vin (Chicken in White Wine Recipe)

Another favorite one-pot meal, coq au vin is similar to beef bourguignon in that the meat is cooked in wine, however, instead of beef, you’ll use chicken.

I’ve used both red and white wine to create this easy French recipe, but my favorite is white wine. When I use white wine, I add cream and turn this into a dreamy dinner that I can make any night of the week, for any occasion.

When I make this for my family, I simply serve it with a loaf of crusty French bread as the pan sauce definitely begs for some bread dipping! Get the recipe here.

Entrecote Steak Recipe

Easy French recipes begin and end with steak. Look on any French menu and you’re bound to find entrecote served with French fries.

It’s a simple, classic meal that blue collar French workers turned to for years and now all types of French citizens turn to when they’re looking for a warm meal.

This steak recipe is made with an effortless pan sauce using red wine and shallots. The sauce is whipped up right at the end once you’ve finished cooking the steaks, making this a quick and tasty meal with minimal fuss. Get the recipe here.

Sole Meunière Recipe

Another easy French recipe, sole meunière is how I like to think of fish when it’s presented at its best.

For this recipe, you only need simple ingredients like lemon and butter to make the fish taste fresh, bright, and absolutely tantalizing.

This is a quick 15-minute type of meal that I like to make on a weeknight when I find a good deal on dover sole fish. The lemon butter sauce in this recipe is everything. Get the recipe here.

French Omelette Recipe

Whether you’re looking for a simple breakfast idea or wanting to make breakfast for dinner, this French omelette is always a tried and true recipe to turn to.

Made with fresh herbs, an omelet aux fines herbes is delightfully simple yet filled with great flavor from the herbs that are used to make it.

I fill my omelette with creamy goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes as well for a combination that will make you feel like you’re eating the tastiest eggs ever! Get the recipe here.

French Crepe Recipe

Those paper-thin pancakes that are sold hot on the streets of Paris are called French crepes and they are absolutely divine.

There’s nothing like warm butter and sugar to sweep you off your feet. The best part is that they are incredibly easy to make. If you’ve made a batch of pancakes before, you can definitely make crepes.

I like classic fillings like strawberries and cream, salted butter and sugar, and Nutella, but you can fill them with whatever your heart desires. Get the recipe here.

Profiteroles Recipe

You may be shocked to find out that those delicate cream puffs filled with ice cream are actually super easy to make.

Yes, this is one easy French recipe that will delightfully surprise you with just how simple it is.

My foolproof method for profiteroles will yield perfectly airy cream puffs that can be filled with any ice cream you like and doused in warm chocolate sauce for a sinfully good dessert the whole family will love. Get the recipe here.

French Apple Tart Recipe

Americans have pie and the French have tarts. Believe it or not, but this French apple tart is easier to make than any pie recipe you’ve ever tried.

Not only that, but this French apple tart is a complete stunner and winner among guests.

Look like a total kitchen boss in front of your family and friends with this gorgeous French apple tart, made with store-bought puff pastry for incredible ease and convenience. Get the recipe here.

French Madeleines Recipe

You’ve probably seen these quintessential little French cakes in stores and bakeries across the world. These moist and tender little cakes are actually really easy to make.

The batter is a one-bowl kind of recipe and can be created in under 10 minutes. The only special tool you need to create this French madeleine recipe is a madeleine pan, which gives the little cakes their beautiful, shell appearance.

These cakes are perfect for tea time or gifting to family, friends, neighbors, or teachers. Get the recipe here.


Easy French Recipes

Find easy French recipes here! Whether you’re looking for traditional French recipes like beef bourguignon or simple French cooking a home chef can carry out, you’ll find a collection of effortless, go-to French dishes in this section.

There’s everything from easy French appetizers to easy French dessert recipes it’s all straightforward and foolproof.

French food isn’t always fancy, Michelin-star dishes whose names you can’t pronounce. Instead, French cuisine can consist of recipes that require only a handful of quality ingredients but translate into fabulous flavor.

You can make many of these easy French recipes for kids or create 30 minute meals for two. Take a look at some of my favorite French recipes to make, whether it’s on a weeknight or a lazy day off.

French Onion Soup Recipe

Is there anything more quintessentially French than French onion soup? Well, maybe a baguette, but you definitely use a French baguette in this soup recipe.

While the onions need a good while to caramelize and properly contribute their flavor to this soup, there’s very little hands-on time with this soup recipe.

Best of all, you can serve this French onion soup for a variety of occasions, including a casual weeknight dinner or an appetizer for entertaining guests with. Get the recipe here.

French Salad Recipe

A French salad recipe can honestly be made with any green you prefer, be it arugula, spinach, mixed greens, or any other variety of salad greens. The magic of a French salad is in the French vinaigrette.

It’s very rare to see a French salad with a heavy dressing. Instead, you’ll find a light, lemon vinaigrette like the one shared here on a variety of French salads.

I like to whip this French vinaigrette as my go-to salad dressing for all sorts of salads, no matter the season or type of salad. Get the recipe here.

Gougeres Recipe

If I’m hosting a party, I try to mix things up and swap out the usual cheese and crackers you’ll find during cocktail hour with these irresistible gougeres.

These cheesy beauties are as light as air. I like to think of them as pillow-y clouds of cheesy goodness, made with a pate a choux dough (the same dough used for cream puffs and éclairs) and flavorful cheeses.

They can be whipped up in a matter of minutes and baked to golden perfection for easy entertaining. Get the recipe here.

Brie en Croute Recipe

Another entertaining favorite is this brie en croute recipe. While the French typically reserve the cheese course for after dinner, I can’t help but present this dish at the start of a party. Trust me, nothing says it’s going to be a great night like a round of baked cheese inside golden pastry.

This is a foolproof recipe that anyone can make, whether you’re a typically baker or not.

Your guests will go crazy over this and be so excited to see what else you have planned for the rest of the evening. Get the recipe here.

Croque Monsieur Recipe

While we’re on the topic of cheese, I have to share this easy French recipe for croque monsieur.

This is a French bistro classic and totally puts American grilled cheese to shame. Made with nutty gruyere cheese, ham slices, Dijon mustard, and bechamel sauce, this grilled cheese sandwich is definitely no ordinary sandwich.

Croque monsieur is the perfect option when you’re craving easy comfort food for dinner. Get the recipe here.

Ratatouille Recipe

The name of this easy French recipe may be familiar to you thanks to the famous Disney movie, but you don’t need to be a fancy cook to make this delicious vegetable dish.

While you may see photos of a finished ratatouille with perfectly arranged vegetables, most French people actually chop up their veggies and toss them together when they make this dish at home.

I like serving ratatouille as a side for light entrées like grilled chicken or fish, or serving it up as a light vegetarian meal with a chunky loaf of bread. Get the recipe here.

Beef Bourguignon Recipe

Beef bourguignon sounds incredibly gourmet, but it’s actually a humble French dish that has been made for centuries. In fact, French peasants used to eat this meal as one of their go-to recipes.

While you’ll find all types of French people eating this hearty beef stew now, the dish is still as easy to create now as it was all those years ago.

Made with red wine, fresh herbs, and cheaper cuts of meat, this one-pot meal is a wonderful dish to create for Sunday night dinner or entertaining guests.

If you’re entertaining, simply use a little creativity with your plating to make this humble dish look like it’s right out of a five-star restaurant. Get the recipe here.

Coq au Vin (Chicken in White Wine Recipe)

Another favorite one-pot meal, coq au vin is similar to beef bourguignon in that the meat is cooked in wine, however, instead of beef, you’ll use chicken.

I’ve used both red and white wine to create this easy French recipe, but my favorite is white wine. When I use white wine, I add cream and turn this into a dreamy dinner that I can make any night of the week, for any occasion.

When I make this for my family, I simply serve it with a loaf of crusty French bread as the pan sauce definitely begs for some bread dipping! Get the recipe here.

Entrecote Steak Recipe

Easy French recipes begin and end with steak. Look on any French menu and you’re bound to find entrecote served with French fries.

It’s a simple, classic meal that blue collar French workers turned to for years and now all types of French citizens turn to when they’re looking for a warm meal.

This steak recipe is made with an effortless pan sauce using red wine and shallots. The sauce is whipped up right at the end once you’ve finished cooking the steaks, making this a quick and tasty meal with minimal fuss. Get the recipe here.

Sole Meunière Recipe

Another easy French recipe, sole meunière is how I like to think of fish when it’s presented at its best.

For this recipe, you only need simple ingredients like lemon and butter to make the fish taste fresh, bright, and absolutely tantalizing.

This is a quick 15-minute type of meal that I like to make on a weeknight when I find a good deal on dover sole fish. The lemon butter sauce in this recipe is everything. Get the recipe here.

French Omelette Recipe

Whether you’re looking for a simple breakfast idea or wanting to make breakfast for dinner, this French omelette is always a tried and true recipe to turn to.

Made with fresh herbs, an omelet aux fines herbes is delightfully simple yet filled with great flavor from the herbs that are used to make it.

I fill my omelette with creamy goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes as well for a combination that will make you feel like you’re eating the tastiest eggs ever! Get the recipe here.

French Crepe Recipe

Those paper-thin pancakes that are sold hot on the streets of Paris are called French crepes and they are absolutely divine.

There’s nothing like warm butter and sugar to sweep you off your feet. The best part is that they are incredibly easy to make. If you’ve made a batch of pancakes before, you can definitely make crepes.

I like classic fillings like strawberries and cream, salted butter and sugar, and Nutella, but you can fill them with whatever your heart desires. Get the recipe here.

Profiteroles Recipe

You may be shocked to find out that those delicate cream puffs filled with ice cream are actually super easy to make.

Yes, this is one easy French recipe that will delightfully surprise you with just how simple it is.

My foolproof method for profiteroles will yield perfectly airy cream puffs that can be filled with any ice cream you like and doused in warm chocolate sauce for a sinfully good dessert the whole family will love. Get the recipe here.

French Apple Tart Recipe

Americans have pie and the French have tarts. Believe it or not, but this French apple tart is easier to make than any pie recipe you’ve ever tried.

Not only that, but this French apple tart is a complete stunner and winner among guests.

Look like a total kitchen boss in front of your family and friends with this gorgeous French apple tart, made with store-bought puff pastry for incredible ease and convenience. Get the recipe here.

French Madeleines Recipe

You’ve probably seen these quintessential little French cakes in stores and bakeries across the world. These moist and tender little cakes are actually really easy to make.

The batter is a one-bowl kind of recipe and can be created in under 10 minutes. The only special tool you need to create this French madeleine recipe is a madeleine pan, which gives the little cakes their beautiful, shell appearance.

These cakes are perfect for tea time or gifting to family, friends, neighbors, or teachers. Get the recipe here.


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