Half Baked Harvest Super Simple: More Than 125 Recipes for Instant, Overnight, Meal-Prepped, and Easy Comfort Foods: A Cookbook - book cover
Regional & International
  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition
  • Published : 29 Oct 2019
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0525577076
  • ISBN-13 : 9780525577072
  • Language : English

Half Baked Harvest Super Simple: More Than 125 Recipes for Instant, Overnight, Meal-Prepped, and Easy Comfort Foods: A Cookbook

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • There's something for everyone in these 125 easy, show-stopping recipes: fewer ingredients, foolproof meal-prepping, effortless entertaining, and everything in between, including vegan and vegetarian options!


"Those indulgent, comfort food-esque dishes [Tieghan is] known for aren't going anywhere. . . . You'll be hard-pressed to decide which one to make first."-Food & Wine

We all want to make and serve our loved ones beautiful food-but we shouldn't have to work so hard to do it. With Half Baked Harvest Super Simple, Tieghan Gerard has solved that problem. 

On her blog and in her debut cookbook, Tieghan is beloved for her freshly sourced, comfort-food-forward recipes that taste even better than they look. Half Baked Harvest Super Simple takes what fans loved most about Half Baked Harvest Cookbook and distills it into quicker, more manageable dishes, including options for one-pot meals, night-before meal prep, and even some Instant Pot® or slow cooker recipes. Using the most important cooking basics, you'll whip up everyday dishes like Cardamom Apple Fritters, Spinach and Artichoke Mac and Cheese, and Lobster Tacos to share with your family, or plan stress-free dinner parties with options like Slow Roasted Moroccan Salmon and Fresh Corn and Zucchini Summer Lasagna.

Especially for home cooks who are pressed for time or just starting out, Half Baked Harvest Super Simple is your go-to for hassle-free meals that never sacrifice taste.

Editorial Reviews

"A cookbook with simple but comforting meals will be a great companion to have. Half Baked Harvest's latest fits the bill with one-skillet dinners and make-ahead options."-Food & Wine

"Chock-full of gorgeous photography and recipes that live up to them too."-Chowhound
"Half Baked Harvest's Tieghan Gerard knows comfort food-and her second cookbook, Half Baked Harvest: Super Simple, is chock-full of such recipes. The twist: They can all be pulled off on even the busiest of days."-Domino

"Full-flavor food with fewer ingredients and less prep time."-Epicurious

"The flavors are big and bold, and the full-page photos of each recipe are an invitation to cook."-Food Network

"A must for anyone who loves innovative food but doesn't want to devote their entire day to it."-mindbodygreen

"In this go-to cookbook, seemingly elaborate dishes become incredibly accessible thanks to this beautiful collection of recipes from author Tieghan Gerard."-HuffPost

Readers Top Reviews

Maisie ashleigheli
Everything about this cook book is so well thought out. From the delicious recipes to the commentary, the photos, presentation of food - it's such a great book. It's one of the first cook books I've brought that I've been really excited to use and to make food from. Everything is easy to follow, and gives great inspiration for how to present your food too. You can tell so much love and thoughtfulness has gone into the whole creation of the book. I would definitely recommend!
Absolutely beautiful cookbook, photography is amazing ( most of which are by the author and chef herself) and really makes you excited to delve in and try out the recipes. Recipes are wholesome uncomplicated and scrumptious. I pre-ordered this book in July and waited until October to receive it but it was well worth the wait. I can already tell it will be a family go to for years to come. Really wonderfully put together, clear and concise instructions. My husband even read it which is definitely not the norm and was excited to try out some recipes, it’s perfect for visual people like me who are inspired by a photo alongside every recipe. Love it !!!
Lisa G
The cookbook is beautiful and I love her aesthetic. I love one pan recipes and comfort food however the recipes in this just do not deliver. They need serious tweaking. After trying 10, I'm officially done - the results have been underwhelming. I have found they're either way too bland or way too thyme/cheese heavy.
If you like Tieghans blog and/or first Cookbook then I am sure you will like this book too. I love that she integrated the Instant Pot. I do have one request.....the first recipe I looked at suggested the flour to be poured into a separate bowl....make it fluffy.....and THEN measure the flour with a cup and pour it into mixing bowl. My first thought was too much effort and too many dirty dishes AND I WISH TIEGHAN WOULD USE/ADD SOME METRIC MEASURES. So Tieghan, if by chance you read this...how about the next time you develop a new recipe you take a second and put the fluffy flour on a scale that says....?;)grams. It just would make MY life much easier.....just saying. And last night we had your Jerk Shrimp and Mango Salsa Rice Bowl......Total HIT!!!!
Cookbooks are kinda my thing. If you were in my kitchen and looking at my countertops... cookbooks everywhere. I love them. I read them. I stare at them. I think about them. And then I COOK. And it’s a pure passion of joy and love and having friends over and wine and happiness and laughs and everything. But this one takes the cake. The photos. The recipes. The drool-worthy stories explaining why and how this. I am now putting this in front of all the others. THANK YOU!!!!!!

Short Excerpt Teaser


I come from a family of nine-and a big family means big meals. In an effort to control some of our mealtime chaos and get dinner on the table before ten p.m., when I was thirteen years old, I began to help my dad with the cooking. Within a few months, I was cooking dinner for the entire family every single night-I loved it immediately. I have always been a creative person, so I started expressing my artistic side through cooking. I had fun dreaming up my own recipes, experimenting with new types of cuisines and ingredients, and putting my own twist on classics. At nineteen, I decided to capture the process in photographs and began to document my favorite recipes on Half Baked Harvest. I had no idea what I was doing at the time, but fast-forward several years and Half Baked Harvest has become a full-time career that keeps me extremely busy. In fact, my mom, my dad, and one of my brothers work for the company!

When I first started out, I was young, still living in my parents' house, and I had all the time in the world to spend in the kitchen creating elaborate recipes. But I've had to adapt to a much busier lifestyle. My life now encompasses so much more than recipe development and photography. There's travel, management of my team, and the demands of trying to grow the business. Like most everyone else in the world, I need simple, quick, everyday recipes that come together in a flash but still taste delicious. As my own cooking began to veer more into the territory of simplicity, I began sharing them and-surprise, surprise-they quickly became pretty darn popular.

I'm willing to bet you're just as busy as I am, if not more so. The first thing to go when life gets hectic is meal planning and cooking, right? You get home at the end of the day, you didn't plan ahead, you don't have what you need, and you're too tired to think. Well, I'm going to help you with all of that. In fact, this idea was born solely from the feedback I received from you guys. Your emails, Instagram messages, and comments on Half Baked Harvest said it loud and clear: more recipes that are delicious but EASY, too. This book is exactly that: my go-to super simple recipes. My purpose in creating Half Baked Harvest has always been to help readers get into the kitchen and create tasty, healthy(ish) recipes any day of the week. This cookbook is another tool for you to do just that.


Here's what you need to know. Within this cookbook I'm sharing some of my favorite recipes. They are flavorful, colorful, and easy. Some of them are healthy . . . and some have a good amount of cheese. It's all about balance.

Just because these recipes are super simple does not mean they lack flavor. While these recipes are straightforward enough for everyday cooking, they do not fall exclusively into the ten-ingredients-or-fewer and made-in-under-thirty-minutes categories-though there are plenty of both! Flavor has always been and will always be paramount to me. Of course, I want to share the easiest version of a recipe, but I will not sacrifice taste to make a dish with only five ingredients. That said, some of the recipes included here have more than ten ingredients and some take longer than thirty minutes, but that doesn't mean the recipe is not "super simple." If you can throw ingredients into a slow cooker, use an Instant Pot, dump them all in one skillet, or simply pick up a few items from the grocery store to assemble something quick, you can handle these recipes. You'll definitely be adding these recipes to your weeknight lineup.

You can, of course, still expect all my special "Tieghan touches," which can range from including an unexpected ingredient or garnishing with herbs or edible flowers. I'm still me-I'm just shorter on time! The extra flourishes not working for you? Skip 'em! Really, you have my permission. Making recipes beautiful and pleasing to the eye is what I'm all about-it's a priority for me-but, please, take or leave these "extras" as you wish! (I will say, though, if you are looking to up your Instagram game, an edible flower or two is always a good start.)

I've organized the book by types of meals and popular main ingredients: breakfast, appetizers and sides, salad and soup, pizza and pasta, vegetarian, poultry and pork, meat, seafood, and last (but certainly not least, not here!) dessert. So, all your basic and most loved food groups, right? I have also included a chapter on my favorite super simple basic recipes because homemade still tastes better-and making meals from scratch doesn't have to be difficult or a time suck. On these pages, you'll find slow cooker dinners, Instant Pot recipes, one pan goodness, recipes made with exclusively pantry staple ingredients, r...