So you’re the proud new owner of The Classic Pan —congrats! Buuutttt, you’re also swimming in a sea of saved recipes wondering where to begin, and the memory of that one time a perfectly beautiful salmon filet stuck to an old stainless steel pan sends a shiver down your spine.

It’s okay, we’ve got you. Cooking on stainless steel is an amazing way to build flavor and texture (and confidence), and it’s far easier than you think. Here are a few of our favorite stainless-steel-ready recipes to get you going.

Spicy Pesto and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Involtini

We love Half Baked Harvest and Tiegan's always-delicious-never-bad-for-you recipes. This one is no exception. Cheesy zucchini baked in tomato sauce? Yes, please.

Recipe from Half Baked Harvest 


Sweet and Saucy Pork Chops

The secret to this winning recipe? Sugar. It helps create the perfect golden crust for your chop. Finish it off with a delicious sauce and you'll quickly find this dish in your weekly rotation.

Recipe from Bon Appetit


Pan-Seared Tangy Brussels Sprouts

Now it's no secret that we are huge fans of Athena Calderone and her impeccable taste (in design AND food). This eyeswoon recipe has all the fall feels, and we love the balance of the honey and the vinegar in this veggie dish. 

Recipe from eyeswoon


Black Pepper Tofu and Eggplant

We know...the end of tomato season is always hard to come to terms with. But with the changing seasons comes other vegetables that are just as delicious. Enter eggplants. We especially love smitten kitchen's take on these purple beauties, paired with tofu and spices. 

Recipe from smitten kitchen


Skillet Cod with Brown-Butter Tomato Sauce

Fish. As we said earlier, don't let it scare you away from making a tasty (and easy) dish. We love Saveur's take on cod with a buttery-tomatoey sauce. 

Recipe from Saveur