Here’s the thing about cooking: If you know how to read and measure, you’ll find that whipping up anything—and we do mean anything—is easier than you think with the right tools, good ingredients, and solid recipes. Creating food that’s equally as easy when hosting your next dinner party? Also a breeze.
That’s why we combed our favorite foodie sites to bring you 26 easy, elevated, highly visual main-course recipes even the most rudimentary chef can master, and organized them from A to Z.
Not only will these dishes look amazing on a plate, but they’ll also photograph insanely well for Instagram (c’mon, don’t even pretend you won’t be posting them).