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Potato and Egg Cocottes

Potato and Egg Cocottes

Oeufs cocotte (baked eggs in ramekins) are a comfort-food favorite in France. Here, we’ve improved on the idea by adding a bed of potatoes and mushrooms that turns the homey dish into a hearty meal.

Rainbow Vegetable Chow Fun

Chow fun is the Chinese name for rice noodles. We’ve called for fresh noodles here, but if you can’t find them, substitute dried rice stick noodles and prepare according to package directions. The noodles soak up the sauce quickly, so serve immediately.

Vegetarian Pho

The national dish of Vietnam, pho is an aromatic noodle soup that’s traditionally made with beef broth. Here, store-bought vegetable broth is spiked with onion, garlic, and spices for a full-bodied vegetarian alternative.

Crispy Kimchi Noodle Pancake

Turn this Korean street-food snack into a full meal by serving the pancake wedge on a bed of sautéed spinach and topping it with a freshly poached egg and squirt of sriracha.

Saigon-Style Eggplant over Rice Vermicelli

Thin rice vermicelli noodles are piled atop a saucy eggplant stir-fry so they retain their tender, fluffy texture and don’t get weighed down by the sauce. Serve this dish with lime wedges and your favorite hot sauce.

Artichoke and Herbed Goat Cheese Quiche

The blended goat cheese filling for this quiche turns light and soufflé-like when baked. If you’re not an artichoke lover, feel free to use other cooked vegetables.

Mushroom Lovers’ Pie

Forget casseroles! Condensed cream of mushroom soup gets an elegant makeover in this easy-to-assemble pie. If you’re looking to get ahead and save money, buy sliced and boxed mushrooms when they go on sale; then make the filling, freeze it, and whip up the quiche when you’re ready.

Flamiche

Sautéed leeks star in this traditional tart from the Picardy region in northern France.

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