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Cassie Best recipes

44 Recipes

Discover the most popular culinary creations of our senior food editor, Cassie Best, including an indulgent chocolate cake and crispy chilli beef.

Chicken with mustard lentils


(33 ratings)

Chicken thighs and drumsticks go a long way when teamed with healthy pulses flavoured with Dijon, cream and parsley
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Easy pancakes


(189 ratings)

Learn a skill for life with our foolproof crêpe recipe that ensures perfect pancakes every time - elaborate flip optional
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Aromatic prawn & cashew curry


(40 ratings)

Garam masala provides the base spice for this creamy fish curry with nuts, green chilli and a tomato yogurt sauce
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Fish tagine with saffron & almonds


(31 ratings)

A low calorie Moroccan fish stew flavoured with saffron, almonds, cinnamon, ginger and more. It's ideal for entertaining- make a batch ahead and freeze
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Curried chicken & mango salad


(26 ratings)

This lightly-spiced, fruity salad is a modern take on Coronation chicken - a low calorie-lunch for two
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Eerie eyeball pops


(28 ratings)

These spooky chocolate cake balls will be a hit with kids at Halloween - they can help decorate them too
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Pulled firecracker brisket


(33 ratings)

Bake beef brisket until meltingly tender in a sweet, smoky sauce, with a gentle chilli kick - serve in warm wraps or on baked potatoes
  • 7 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Chicken & chorizo pie


(27 ratings)

This wholesome pie is perfect weekend fodder. Flavour your Spanish sausage and chicken with sherry, parsley and a hint of cream
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

Sweet potato & chorizo quesadillas


(28 ratings)

Fill tortilla wraps with sweet potato, spicy Spanish sausage and feta cheese then finish on a griddle pan
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Chicken souvlaki


(50 ratings)

Marinate the chicken for these Greek-style spiced kebabs as long as possible to soak up all the flavour and make it really tender. Serve with warm bread, salad and tzatziki
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Meatball stroganoff


(29 ratings)

Transform beef mince into a comforting Russian-style meatball stew with mushrooms, paprika and soured cream
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Walnut & red pepper pesto pasta


(23 ratings)

Homemade pesto knocks spots off shop-bought jars. This earthy blend is a new take on the versatile Italian sauce
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheese & pesto whirls


(30 ratings)

These herby tear-and-share bread rolls have mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes baked into them - perfect for a picnic or for dipping into soup
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Coconut & mango sponge


(28 ratings)

This thrifty traybake sponge used canned fruit and coconut yogurt. Cut into squares and serve up at a party or cake sale
  • 50 mins
  • Easy


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