Carolyn Casner

Carolyn Casner is a longtime recipe tester and contributor for EatingWell. Over the years, she has tested and developed hundreds of recipes for the magazine and website.
These crispy smashed mushrooms take up the flavors of sweet and tangy balsamic vinegar and savory Parmesan cheese. Making an X in each cap helps them smash evenly.
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Honey-Mustard Smashed Carrots
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Smashing carrots increases their surface area, allowing them to crisp up beautifully under the broiler with a sweet mustardy glaze. Choose carrots that are on the thicker side for the best results.
This one-skillet dinner combines quick-cooking chicken cutlets with a creamy sauce of sliced onion and sour cream flavored with sherry. Fresh basil brightens up the dish.
This sheet-pan dinner features roasted chicken thighs, baby bok choy and roasted carrots dressed with a sweet sesame glaze. Sriracha offers a mild spice, but serve with more if you want to turn up the heat.
Quick Turkey Meat Sauce
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This lean Bolognese is made with ground turkey instead of ground beef and the result is just as delicious! Plus, finely chopped mushrooms are incorporated into the sauce (undetected!) for an easy way to eat more vegetables. Serve this healthy, hearty sauce with your favorite pasta, or over polenta with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
Brussels sprouts get crispy and flavorful in the oven when they're "smashed" and seasoned with Parmesan cheese and everything bagel seasoning.
This 5-ingredient dinner, not counting staples like salt, pepper and oil, is quick and easy to prepare. Enjoy it as is or jazz it up with crushed red pepper and chopped herbs. For a heartier dinner, add a can of white beans (rinsed) or some cooked chicken.
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Got leftover spaghetti squash? Use it in this quick pasta dinner which combines cooked spaghetti squash with whole-wheat pasta and a fresh cherry tomato sauce. This recipe also works well with frozen, thawed spaghetti squash.
Carne Asada Tacos
Rating: Unrated
9
These carne asada tacos are tasty, easy and low in calories. Plus they're made with fresh corn tortillas (not fried) and topped with a quick homemade salsa made with avocado, tomato, onion and a bright squeeze of lime.
This 5-ingredient dinner, not counting staples like salt, pepper and oil, is quick and easy to prepare. Enjoy it as is or jazz it up with crushed red pepper and chopped herbs. For a heartier dinner, add a can of white beans (rinsed) or some cooked chicken.
Got leftover spaghetti squash? Use it in this quick pasta dinner which combines cooked spaghetti squash with whole-wheat pasta and a fresh cherry tomato sauce. This recipe also works well with frozen, thawed spaghetti squash.
Carne Asada Tacos
Rating: Unrated
9
These carne asada tacos are tasty, easy and low in calories. Plus they're made with fresh corn tortillas (not fried) and topped with a quick homemade salsa made with avocado, tomato, onion and a bright squeeze of lime.
Honey-Garlic Pork Chops
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Basting these pork chops with a mixture made from honey, garlic, soy sauce and ginger ensures they stay moist. Make sure to use a skillet that's at least 12 inches wide for this elegant and speedy main course. These easy honey-garlic pork chops will fit in the skillet like puzzle pieces.
This one-pan salmon and potatoes recipe makes a healthy and satisfying weeknight dinner. Melted garlic butter coats the salmon and vegetables, adding depth of flavor and richness to the dish.
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How do you make oatmeal even easier? Bake it! Here we combine oats with milk and yogurt and flavor them with spices. Banana and raisins add natural sweetness. Once combined, the oatmeal is baked in the oven for a healthy breakfast the whole family will love.
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Rating: Unrated
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This healthy loaded baked potato soup recipe is inspired by the comforting flavor of fully loaded baked potatoes with bacon, Cheddar, sour cream and chives.
Have chocolate for breakfast with this unbelievably healthy chia pudding recipe. The deep chocolaty flavor pairs perfectly with juicy raspberries for a fun switch-up from oatmeal for your morning routine.
Upgrade baked beans from classic side dish to a meaty main meal by adding lean ground beef. The final result, a superfast hearty casserole, is an easy and fast dinner option. Ground turkey or even sausage would work nicely in this dish. Just watch the sodium.
Easy Rice & Beans
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Top this quick and simple rice and beans recipe with your favorite add-ons such as salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro and/or avocado.
This Southwestern-inspired one-skillet casserole is stuffed with quinoa and plenty of fresh vegetables. Sharp Cheddar cheese flavors the filling and adds a layer of ooey-gooey melted cheese on top.
This best baked brie recipe is also the easiest! Serve this decadent yet simple appetizer with apple wedges and crackers and watch it disappear in seconds! It's bound to be your new party go-to.
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Creamy natural peanut butter and chocolate team up in these easy and healthy no-bake cookies! Whip up a batch for after-school snacks, dessert or anytime your sweet tooth comes calling.
Bright golden beets contrast with the red quinoa for a colorful salad full of texture and flavor. Chopped pistachios add crunch while feta brings saltiness to this stunning salad.
Shrimp, spinach and garlic brown and cook quickly for a simple one-pot weeknight dinner. A fast pan sauce gets life from zesty lemon juice, warm crushed red pepper and herby parsley. Serve with a slice of whole-wheat baguette to swipe up every last drop of sauce.
Feta softens in the oven before it's combined with spinach and pasta, with the pasta cooking right in the baking dish. Enjoy this one-pan pasta with feta dish on its own as a vegetarian main or serve with sautéed chicken breast for a boost of protein.
To achieve flavor quickly in this sun-dried tomato pasta recipe, we use the oil from sun-dried tomatoes to create the base of the cream sauce. Meanwhile, the residual heat of the pasta wilts the spinach in record time for a fast weeknight dinner.
Muffins meet oatmeal in these moist and tasty grab-and-go oatmeal cups.
This easy one-pan skillet-roasted lemon chicken is perfect for weeknight dinners. Juicy chicken thighs are cooked in the same pan as baby potatoes and kale for a satisfying meal with the added bonus of minimal cleanup.