10 Classic Recipes You Should Try

Practice your cooking skills by perfecting some of some classic recipes. Containing comfort food, easy recipes, and soups that require just a few ingredients, these timeless recipes are delicious and worth the effort. In no specific order, here are 10 classic recipes you should absolutely try!

1. Chicken Noodle Soup

This classic recipe is the perfect feel good meal to eat when sick or on a rainy day. Using chicken, some vegetables, and broth, this is a simple recipe to make that will take you back to your childhood. You can prepare the chicken at home yourself or go to the store and use a rotisserie chicken instead!

2. Beef Stew

A traditional French recipe, this hearty dish mixing tender chunks of beef, hearty vegetables, and spices in a warm broth. Beef stew is great on a rainy day and can be made in a crock pot or slow cooker. Give your hand at making this dish and try out this delicious recipe with an Irish twist!

3. Chicken Enchiladas

Enchiladas are a classic Mexican dish that’s full of flavor. Your choice of protein wrapped in a corn tortilla and covered in cheese and enchilada sauce, this is a popular dish in Mexico and the American southwest. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by trying out this AMAZING chicken enchilada recipe we found!

4. Macaroni and Cheese

Often used as a side dish, Mac n cheese can also be served as a main course! While classic Kraft mac and cheese is still a staple of American culture, the homemade recipe can’t be beat and brings a new level of deliciousness! If you want to add protein, cook up bacon bits and mix it in with the macaroni, your taste buds will thank you!

5. Fried Chicken

Hailing from the American south, fried chicken involves coating chicken in batter and frying it in oil. The recipe grew in popularity thanks to restaurant chains like KFC, Popeyes, and Bojangles but many will argue that nothing can beat a classic homemade, southern style recipe.

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6. Lasagna

An Italian classic, lasagna is rich with tomato sauce and layers upon layers of cheese all intertwined in tender pasta. If you want a recipe to try in the fall, bookmark this ricotta and swiss pumpkin lasagna recipe!

7. Meatloaf

Meatloaf offers a comforting and versatile meal full of spices. The internet is filled with different recipes to choose from, each with it’s own unique twist on an American classic. Make it how you want with your own spices and flavorings to truly make it your own!

8. Tomato Soup

The sweet taste of tomato soup is a timeless classic offering rich flavors and a smooth texture. This pairs great with a grilled cheese sandwich and a rainy day, tomato soup is a quick recipe that allows you to cook it however you see fit.

9. Chili

A classic staple from the old west, chili is easy to make as you can throw it in the crockpot and go about your day. While it traditionally consists if beans, ground beef, and a myriad of spice, consider giving this fresh take a try!

10. Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings is a soul-warming comfort food that combines tender pieces of chicken, hearty vegetables, and fluffy dumplings in a flavorful broth, creating a wholesome and satisfying meal that’s perfect for cozy nights in or family gatherings. With its simple ingredients and comforting aroma, it’s a cherished favorite in many kitchens.


We hope this article inspires you to push your culinary skills and try some delicious dishes. If you made any of these, we’d love to see how it turned out by tagging @homebygeneva on Instagram!

Rachel Caple

Rachel Caple has more than 18 years of experience in mortgage banking industry. Residing in Castle Rock, CO. Rachel spends her spare time with her husband, Sean and 4 boys. She also enjoys traveling, attending hockey games, and playing golf (or attempting to).

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