Sheela Prakash

Senior Contributing Food Editor

Sheela is the Senior Contributing Food Editor at Kitchn and the author of Mediterranean Every Day: Simple, Inspired Recipes for Feel-Good Food. She received her master's degree from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy and is also a Registered Dietitian.
10 Homemade Freezer Meals That’ll Quickly Feed Your Family On Busy Weeknights
Make them now but freeze them for later.
May 5, 2023
60 Easy Weeknight Dinners That Start with Ground Beef
Arm yourself with a pack of ground beef and the dinner possibilities are endless.
May 4, 2023
Once You Try Spanish Fried Eggs, You’ll Never Fry Eggs Any Other Way
They're as decadent as fried eggs come.
Apr 18, 2023
10 Fast, Easy, and Super-Tasty Sheet Pan Dinners for Spring
They're full of early tastes of the season (asparagus!)
Mar 24, 2023
10 Fast & Easy Make-Ahead Breakfasts That’ll Save You on Busy Weekday Mornings
With a little weekend prep, these become totally grab-and-go.
Mar 20, 2023
23 Weeknight Chicken Skillet Recipes for Easy Family Dinners
These weeknight winners start on the stove.
Mar 6, 2023
10 One-Pot Chicken Dinners for Weeknights
One-pot = easy cooking and easy cleanup.
Jan 23, 2023
The Easy Oatmeal Pancakes Your Family Will Absolutely Love (We Promise!)
Don't worry, though — they're no less fluffy or worthy of a heavy drizzle of maple syrup.
Jan 16, 2023
The Secret to Better Baked Potatoes? Cook Them Like the British Do.
The goal: Cracker-like on the outside and super fluffy on the inside.
Jan 9, 2023
This Is the One and Only Way I Ever Want to Cook Sweet Potatoes
Two words: butter-roasted.
Oct 25, 2022
12 Quick and Easy Recipes That Start with Ground Sausage
Just what you need for a good, quick, and easy dinner.
Aug 8, 2022
5 Quick Skillet Dinners That Start with Salmon
Each recipe has only five ingredients — including the salmon.
Aug 2, 2022
How I Prep a Week of One-Pot Meals in Just 2 Hours
These simple meals will warm you from the inside out.
Apr 16, 2022
I Tried Smitten Kitchen’s Short Rib Onion Soup and It’s the Rich Weekend Meal You Need to Try
"This recipe is a treat to make and to enjoy, and one I'll absolutely be making again when I crave deep, brazen comfort."
Mar 31, 2022
This Chicken Dinner is Impressive and So Simple — You Need It in Your Line-Up
I've been making it for dinner parties for years.
Mar 25, 2022
A Copycat Olive Garden Soup Recipe That Delivers the Same Comforting Flavors
Pass those garlic breadsticks.
Mar 23, 2022
The One Spaghetti with Meat Sauce Recipe You Need to Know
The quickest answer to Italian red sauce cravings.
Feb 19, 2022
How I Prep for a Week of Super-Cheap and Easy Pantry Meals
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a week come together with a quick weekend session.
Feb 13, 2022
I Tried 4 Popular Minestrone Recipes and the Winner Transported Me Right to Italy
All were cozy, but one was transporting.
Feb 1, 2022
A Cheesy French Onion Gnocchi Dinner Made for Weeknights
A one-skillet wonder that hits all the comfort food notes.
Jan 28, 2022
Prep for a Week of Wholesome Mediterranean Meals in Just 2 Hours
Cozy, colorful, and feel-good food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Jan 9, 2022
Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Shells Will Feed You for Days
Ultra cheesy and oh-so comforting.
Jan 2, 2022
Roasted Sausage and Grapes Are a Comforting Yet Unexpected Fall Favorite
Pull out your trusty sheet pan.
Nov 12, 2021
How I Prep a Week of Easy Family Meals
Ease back into the routine with this simple meal plan.
Nov 11, 2021
We Tried 4 Famous Lasagna Recipes and the Winner Blew the Competition Away
We did not see this one coming.
Nov 8, 2021
A Week of Family-Friendly Low-Carb Meals
If you’re following a low-carb diet, for whatever reason, it can be a little tricky to follow your own diet while still feeding your family well. You don’t want to be too restrictive with what you serve your kids, but you also don’t want to have to make two separate meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.The goal of this Power Hour is to alleviate some of this stress and strain.
May 24, 2021
10 Tasty Car Snacks to Pack for Long Trips
If you’re planning a long car ride, aside from mapping out where you’re going, the second most important thing to organize is your snack situation. A growling stomach is a dangerous thing to have when you’re in such tight quarters. Rather than settling for unhealthy roadside stops, keep a few wholesome snacks on hand to reach for whenever you need them.
May 18, 2021
The Perfect Easy Brunch Menu for Mother’s Day
It’s almost Mother’s Day and the world is still in transition. Some are beginning to see things slowly open up around them, while others remain hunkered down in quarantine. Yet the tradition of celebrating our mothers remains. It’s always been a sunny sort of holiday, and we think it’s more important than ever to lean into brightness.There’s no “usual” this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t honor the mothers in our lives.
May 5, 2021
10 Quick and Easy Pasta Recipes for Busy Weeknights
Busy weeknights seem like the norm these days, which means fast and easy dinners are more important than ever. Pasta is always a good option since it boils up quickly, but not all pasta recipes fit the bill (we’re looking at you, seven-layer lasagna). These 10 recipes are as speedy as it gets. Keep them handy and you’ll have something delicious to turn to no matter how busy your night is.
Mar 29, 2021
The Unbelievably Delicious Pizza Roll Upgrade for Kids and Kids-at-Heart
Have you ever had a pizza roll? It’s everything you love about a piping-hot slice, rolled up into a pinwheel and devoured in one or two bites. They’re often made for kids or as a snack, but we love them so much we wanted a dinner-worthy version — which is where these warm and gooey caprese rolls come into play.
Mar 16, 2021
10-Minute Black Bean Tacos
When you come home extra late after a crazy day at the office, it may seem like your only options for dinner are takeout, those questionable leftovers in the fridge, or scrambled eggs and toast. You’re starving and cranky and you need dinner fast, after all. Luckily there’s a fourth option: these 10-minute tacos. Yes, making tacos in 10 minutes is absolutely possible.
Oct 12, 2020