5 Underrated Foods that Never Let You Down

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Even when you think all hope is lost, these foods are usually still edible

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

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Caesar Salad. Smother a little bit of brown lettuce, some mushy tomatoes, and a sad cucumber in Caesar salad dressing and the salad will still taste delicious… just like the flawless dressing it’s swimming in.
Caesar salad dressing makes everything taste good.
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Pizza. Even at its worst, pizza will always be bread with melted cheese and some degree of sauce. A slice of pizza (even a sketchy late-night 99-cent slice) has yet to let me down.
Melted cheese on bread makes everything taste ok.
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Hamburger. You’re at a barbecue or picnic and the potato salad looks like it’s been hanging around for a few years. Always go for the hamburger; put enough ketchup on there and you’ll forget you even had a piece of meat between the buns.
Put enough ketchup on it and you won't even remember there's meat in there.
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Pasta. You can’t lose with pasta. It doesn’t matter if you (or Olive Garden) forgot to salt the water; just toss it with any kind of sauce and you’ve got an edible meal.
Pasta always tastes good.
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Mac and Cheese. The blue box speaks for itself. Put enough melted cheese (or cheese product) on anything and you’re in the clear.
Melted cheese over pasta makes for a good meal no matter what.
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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.

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