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30 Best Thyme Recipes

These easy thyme recipes are guaranteed to add a wonderful depth of savory flavor to any dinner table.

They’re quick and easy (for the most part), so you don’t need to worry about spending hours in the kitchen. All it takes is a few green sprigs!

Roasted Chicken Legs with Fresh Thyme
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Before we begin, let’s answer an obvious question: what does thyme taste like? Because that’ll be a deciding factor in many recipes!

Thyme has a distinctly minty-earthy-citrusy flavor. As a result, you’ll often see it paired with meat, like roasted chicken.

But it works well with so many ingredients! That’s why this list of thyme recipes is so varied.

From hearty stews and soothing teas to gourmet entrées, they’re sure to deliver.

1. Blackened Chicken

Get ready to sink your teeth into this succulent chicken.

Bursting with bold, juicy flavors, it’s covered in herbs and spices that bring a little zing with every bite. 

Best of all, this dish only takes 20 minutes to make, yet it’s impressively good.

2. Creamy Lemon Chicken with Thyme

Bring some warmth to your table with this creamy lemon chicken with thyme.

The zingy blend of citrus and herbs is simply to die for, and it cuts through the richness of the cream so well.

It’s the ultimate comforting meal that will have you reaching for seconds.

This recipe is easy enough for busy days but impressive enough to serve on special occasions too.

3. Baked Rice with Lemon and Thyme

This baked lemon and thyme rice is the perfect companion to any main dish.

Between the lemony goodness, earthy thyme, sweet butter, and healthy grains, it’s got an incredibly fragrant aroma.

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Trust me, the bright flavors of this dish will be a hit!

4. Perfect Thyme Skillet Potatoes

Looking for an easy, no-fuss potato side dish? I’ve got you covered!

These potatoes are a terrific addition to any seasonal meal. They’re earthy and creamy and the ideal complement to any meaty main dish.

The potatoes are cooked in a skillet until they’re crisp. Then, you’ll add the thyme, which brings a note of aromatic mintiness to every bite.

5. Roasted Carrots with Thyme

There’s nothing quite like the taste of roasted carrots with herby undertones. And this recipe shows how you can get them on your table in a flash!

The minty notes of thyme highlight the sweet, juicy carrots, and the bright, roasted color adds some vibrance to your plate.

It’s a quick and straightforward side dish, but it’s very impressive.

6. Zucchini with Thyme

Looking for a fresh side for your next cookout? Try this sliced-up zucchini seasoned with thyme.

The herb brings out a new dimension in the zucchini that’s sure to surprise. It’s light and fresh with a bit of depth that’ll surely make your tastebuds jump!

7. Baked Apples and Pears with Thyme and Maple

Indulge in this cozy and homey fall treat packed with warmth and sweetness.

Baked apples and pears are just what you need on a crisp, cold evening.

The fruit is baked to perfection bringing out its natural sweetness. And the addition of maple syrup makes it even more decadent.

This dish stands out because the thyme adds a minty, herbal element that just can’t be beaten.

8. Instant Pot Orange Glazed Pork Loin

There is a lot to love about this orange glazed pork loin.

It’s sophisticated with unique flavors, making it an excellent holiday meal or special occasion dish.

The pork loin is also insanely juicy and succulent, with an irresistible zestiness from the orange glaze.

Plus, the thyme adds earthy elegance to balance the flavors.

Best of all, this dish is made in an Instant Pot, which means less work!

9. Cinnamon Thyme Tea

Prepare to be transported to flavor paradise as you sip this magical tea.

From the hint of cinnamon spice to the savory herbal notes of thyme, this drink is comforting, but it’s also packed with health benefits.

It’s especially good as a pick-me-up when you’re feeling under the weather.

10. Creamy Garlic Chicken with Thyme  

If you’re looking for a satisfying and scrumptious meal that’s quick yet full of flavor, search no further. 

This creamy garlic chicken is everything you want in comfort food. It’s creamy, garlicky, and fragrant to boot!

Tender chicken breasts are smothered in a creamy garlic sauce that will make your tastebuds sing.

The fresh thyme leaves add a hint of earthiness to balance the richness of the heavy cream, rounding this out into something incredibly divine.

11. Heirloom Tomato Pie

Grab a slice of this flavorful pie and enjoy the last of summer’s bounty.

This pie combines heirloom tomatoes, fresh herbs, and melty cheese. Is there a better combination?

The hearty ingredients are packed in a flaky crust to create a uniquely delicious treat!

12. Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms With Thyme

These garlic mushrooms with thyme will make you feel all cozy and warm.

They’re quick to make yet taste like they took hours to cook.

The mushrooms are caramelized in garlic butter with thyme, making them super herby and savory.

I like them on the side of roasted chicken or even with a thick, juicy steak.

13. Best Mashed Potatoes

Buttery, creamy mashed potatoes are a classic for a reason: they’re easy to prep ahead of time and make your entire house smell like a dream.

This recipe is a no-fuss, no-muss method with a twist.

Along with the usual butter, cream, and milk, you’ll add garlic and thyme for extra richness.

14. Chicken Noodle Soup

This recipe for chicken noodle soup is guaranteed to warm you up. It’s made with a blend of herbs and spices, so it’s packed with flavor.

The rich, hearty broth is the perfect backdrop for chewy noodles and tender chicken.

So get cozy because this soothing soup of steaming scrumptiousness is sure to soothe your soul.

15. Lemon Thyme Lemonade with Mint

Lemon and thyme lemonade with mint is such a fantastic drink to whip up on a hot day.

It has an herbal, minty twist on the classic summer drink, and it’s got a lot less sugar too!

The combination of flavors makes every sip extra bright and refreshing.

16. Catfish with Lemon Thyme Sauce

Catfish with a creamy lemon and thyme sauce is the dish your weeknights have been missing.

The lemon gives it that signature citrus zing, while the thyme contrasts it with depth.

The beauty of this dish is its freshness and simplicity. Plus, you can garnish it with fresh thyme and lemon slices for an extra fancy look.

If you’re looking for an easy recipe that’s guaranteed to impress, this is the one!

17. Lamb Chops with Garlic & Herbs

Meat lovers rejoice! These lamb chops seared with garlic and herbs are too good to miss.

The meat is crisp on the outside but juicy on the inside, and there’s a pleasant touch of spicy richness from the garlic and herbs.

Serve with a creamy mashed potato side dish and a crisp light salad for a filling meal.

18. Mushroom Pasta with Goat Cheese

Have a little fun with your next lunch, and serve a bowl of this tasty pasta!

The earthy mushrooms pair deliciously with the tangy goat cheese and all that sits on a bed of tender pasta.

It’s an easy, delicious, and inexpensive recipe to cook whenever you’re in a pinch.

19. Leftover Turkey Risotto

Try this leftover turkey risotto if you’re looking for something warm and filling this holiday season.

It’s made with creamy Arborio rice, tender pieces of leftover turkey, and mushrooms.

It’s a delicious way to give new life to that Thanksgiving feast you’ve been eating cold.

Top it with grated parmesan with chopped-up thyme sprigs, and have a feast!

20. Roasted Butternut Squash Halves with Thyme Honey Butter

Delight your senses with fall flavors, and try this roasted butternut squash!

Roasting sweetens the squash, but it’s the butter infused with thyme and honey that really brings it to life.

A taste of this dish offers a burst of autumn flavors that’s truly comforting. It’s an easy but elegant side for fall dinner parties.

21. Potato and Kielbasa Skillet

This flavor-packed meal is a one-skillet wonder that you’ll want to put on repeat.

Roasted potatoes and meaty kielbasa are both super versatile ingredients. So regardless of how you like them, I know you’ll love this recipe.

It’s sweet, savory, and packed with herby flavors.

The best part? You can get dinner on the table in just 30 minutes!

22. Garlic Shrimp Tortellini

What’s the best thing about this garlic shrimp tortellini? All of it.

Bite after bite, you’ll be delighted with perfect chewy, cheesy noodles.

Meanwhile, the succulent, sweet shrimp and bright peas add extra textures and lovely color.

It’s a carb-heavy dish, but the burst of flavors makes it oh-so-worth-it!

23. Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits (Cheese + Thyme)

Are you in the mood for a meal that’s warm, cozy, and full of meaty goodness? Then this chicken pot pie recipe is for you!

It’s everything you could want: chicken and vegetables floating in a creamy sauce with tender biscuits.

The thyme adds a zing to each bite, and the cheese makes this dish more satisfying.

It’s great for when you need something filling and familiar on a brisk fall night.

24. Chicken Stew (African Style)

This African chicken stew will become your go-to; I just know it!

It’s thick and flavorful, with a bold tomato-based sauce seasoned with rich spices.

Serve over a steaming bed of rice and indulge in its strong yet soothing flavors.

25. Italian Seasoning

Add a flair of Italy to your table with this Italian seasoning recipe.

Use it to season various dishes, be it a batch of spaghetti or meat set for grilling. Or how about some cheesy garlic bread?

Either way, this recipe will become a pantry staple that’ll add a little kick to your cooking!

26. Balsamic Thyme Whole Roasted Onions

If you think onions are boring, you’re in for a surprise!

Roasting brings out their natural sweetness and creates a soft, melty texture.

These aromatic, juicy orbs are soft and buttery, making them a perfect pair to crusty bread.

The thyme brings a beautiful freshness and earthiness without overpowering the onion.

Best of all, it requires minimal effort.

Just season the onions, drizzle with olive oil, and pop them in the oven! How easy is that?

27. Roasted Salmon with Capers

Roasted salmon with capers is an excellent way to kick off a night of high-class dining!

It’s the perfect balance of salty and sweet, rich and light, and the addition of thyme brings out the delicate flavors of the salmon.

Pair this dish with red wine and enjoy a fancy date night at home.

28. Parmesan Baked Eggs Recipe with Thyme and Rosemary

This parmesan baked eggs recipe is a delicious way to transform plain old eggs.

In fact, it’s one of my favorite recipes for when I want something satisfying and wholesome.

The eggs are baked in ramekins with fresh rosemary and thyme and then topped with cheese.

Serve it with toasty French bread to soak up the cheesy goodness of this dish!

29. Grilled Chicken Wings

Nothing can beat the tastes and textures you experience as you sink your teeth into this recipe.

The chicken wings are coated in a flavorful herb marinade and grilled to perfection.

They’re smoky and savory, with an aromatic edge from the thyme that lingers on the tongue.

The lemon zest provides a citrusy, earthy tang that’s ideal for warm, sunny days.

So fire up your grill and get ready for a party in your mouth!

30. Marry Me Chicken

Say “yes” to this dish packed with rich, creamy flavors.

Marry Me Chicken is not a wedding proposal. But one bite of this dish and you’ll know what love tastes like!

This recipe combines succulent chicken and smoky bacon in a rich, creamy sauce.

The addition of sun-dried tomatoes and herbs makes this dish extra bright and flavorful!

It tastes like it took hours to prepare, but it’s surprisingly easy to make.

30 Best Ways to Use Thyme

Fresh and fragrant, these easy thyme recipes are guaranteed to add depth of savory flavor to any dinner table. And all it takes is a few green sprigs!


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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