Thyme Recipes

Thyme's subtle aroma pairs well with all sorts of flavors

Thyme’s subtle aroma pairs well with all sorts of flavors—we love using it to brighten sweet and savory recipes alike. From a sweet spiked lemonade to a juicy porterhouse, here are our favorite recipes that make use of this versatile herb.

Thyme’s earthy flavor pairs wonderfully with chicken. Our poulet grillé au gingembre is a simple gingery grilled chicken with thyme, bay leaf, and garlic. Or try out the herb with chicken braised in dry white wine and whole grain mustard.

The gaminess of lamb makes it a perfect meat to pair with thyme. Our lamb entrecôte, a well-marbled boneless cut from the sirloin, is crusted with garlic, fresh marjoram, thyme, rosemary, and sage and served with an umami-rich sauce of oven-roasted tomatoes, capers, and anchovies. For a simpler recipe, try our grilled lamb chops marinated with olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, salt, and pepper.

Vegetables can also be enhanced by thyme. Summer tomatoes are taken to new heights when roasted with garlic, olive oil, and whole sprigs of thyme. Radishes are also delicious when roasted until tender with olive oil and thyme.

Thyme even goes well with sweet dishes. Our blueberry jam preserves the summer fruit with thyme and lemon juice, while thyme gives a lovely, unexpected herbal note to a traditional crème anglaise.

Find all of these recipes and more in our collection of our favorite thyme recipes.

Grilled Herb-Marinated Entrecôte of Lamb with Roasted Tomato Sauce

Succulent lamb entrecôte, a well-marbled boneless cut from the sirloin, is blanketed in a marinade of garlic, fresh marjoram, thyme, rosemary, and sage, which caramelize to form a flavorful crust as the lamb grills.

Mustard and White Wine Braised Chicken

An adaptation of a regional French classic, this version swaps out the traditional Dijon in favor of a grainy, seeded mustard.

Pappardelle with Mixed Mushrooms, Ricotta, and Walnuts

A mix of sautéed mushrooms, toasted walnuts, ricotta, thyme, honey, and pappardelle, this pasta dish needs only a green salad on the side. Get the recipe for Pappardelle with Mixed Mushrooms, Ricotta, and Walnuts »

Poulet Grillé au Gingembre

Poulet Grillé au Gingembre

Glazed Trout with Carrot Purée and Spätzle

Grilled trout is lacquered in a glaze that is fragrant with fennel and thyme in this adaptation of a recipe from the Grey Plume in Omaha.
This recipe simmers celery stalks in wine and olive oil with garlic, onion, and thyme.

Maple-Glazed Carrots

Braising carrots slowly in butter, rather than steaming or boiling them, brings out their natural sweetness. Maple syrup adds a delicate glaze and a rich flavor.

Roasted Radishes

This colorful side is unbelievably simple, requiring only radishes, olive oil, thyme, and salt and pepper. Roasted Radishes »

Roasted Tomatoes

This preparation for sweet summer tomatoes can be served with slices of crusty baguette, or as a side dish with grilled fish or chicken.

Lemon-Thyme Lamb Chops (L’agneau Grillé au Thym)

These grilled lamb chops are simply grilled with nothing more than olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, salt, and pepper.

Butter-Braised Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi, with its turniplike flavor, takes well to a slow simmer on the stove with chicken stock, butter, and thyme. Get the recipe for Butter-Braised Kohlrabi »

Honey and Herb Biscuits

Instead of plain dinner rolls, we like to serve these fluffy biscuits, fragrant with rosemary and thyme. Get the recipe for Honey and Herb Biscuits »

Vodka Lavender Thyme Lemonade

This lemonade gains herbaceous depth from lavender and thyme, while vodka delivers a good, clean punch.

Blueberry Jam with Lemon and Thyme

Blueberries are great candidates for jam-making because of their high level of pectin—preserve them at the height of summer and enjoy their flavor year-round. Get the recipe for Blueberry Jam with Lemon and Thyme »

Vanilla-Thyme Crème Anglaise

Classic crème anglaise—a vanilla custard sauce—gets a slight herbal note with the addition of a few sprigs of thyme.