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Cheese tortellini with roasted red pepper pesto and spinach

Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Swap in a jar of roasted red bell peppers for basil in this 20-minute weeknight-friendly pasta dish. Be sure to drain and rinse the red peppers to remove the brine (which can be a little too tangy). For an easy protein boost, top this garlicky tortellini with leftover roasted chicken or stir in a can […]

Dinner table setting with two bowls of chicken cacciatore pasta.

Weeknight Chicken Cacciatore

Serve all the flavor of a traditional Chicken Cacciatore in a fraction of the time (I’m talking 15 minutes!) with the help of a few store-bought shortcuts, like pre-sliced peppers and rotisserie chicken. Swap out the pasta for toasted baguette slices to keep this even simpler. Serve with a simple green salad.

One Pan Salsa Chicken and Rice

One Pan Salsa Chicken and Rice

A spin on one of our favorite weeknight staple meals, baked chicken and rice, this One Pan Salsa Chicken and Rice is made with Tex-Mex spices and salsa. Think of it like cheater Arroz con Pollo. Even better, though? Under 10 ingredients, no prep required, and ready in about 30 minutes.

Linguine with Easy Clam Sauce

Linguini with Easy Clam Sauce

When you’re stuck in the middle of February (or any month not ending in “r”) and craving clams, enter our favorite Linguini with Easy Clam Sauce. This weeknight-friendly pasta is made with canned wild clams and brightened up with a ton of fresh lemon and a generous handful of parsley. Don’t be tempted to skip […]

4 Ingredient Tomato Pesto Chicken

4-Ingredient Tomato Pesto Chicken

Have a meal on the table in minutes with this 20-minute, 4-ingredient Tomato Pesto Chicken, which calls for one of my favorite weeknight shortcuts – store-bought pesto. We like to eat this over whole wheat orzo (tossed in a little olive oil and grated parmesan cheese) alongside a simple green salad.

One Pan Quinoa with Chicken Sausage and Kale

One Pan Quinoa with Chicken Sausage and Kale

This, friends, is the ultimate one pan meal. Every box is checked — high-fiber carbs, protein, greens. But the best part? Minimal prep. Aside from slicing chicken sausage (and chopping kale if you don’t buy bagged, pre-chopped), this is a true dump and go situation.

Curry Roasted Salmon Bowls

Curry-Roasted Salmon with Tomato-Braised Chickpeas

I am so excited to share this straight-up delicious (and easy) recipe from Nicki Sizemore’s latest book, Build-a-Bowl! As someone who adores food in bowls (as evidenced here, here and here), these recipes speak to my soul. And because I’m all about easy weeknights, many of the ingredients (like grains and sauces) can be prepped ahead, […]

Easy Rotisserie Chicken Flatbreads

BBQ-Style Rotisserie Chicken Flatbreads

Add this to your “things to make with leftover chicken” or “ways to use a rotisserie chicken” lists. These are total crowd (i.e. kid) pleasers and require only a handful of basic pantry and fridge staples. Naan flatbreads are the perfect weeknight alternative to wrangling pizza dough and can be frozen and quickly thawed on […]

Pouring tomato basil soup out of a blender into a mug

20-Minute Tomato Basil Bisque

Your grilled cheese called and it’s asking for a soup upgrade. Ready in about 20 minutes, this Tomato Basil Bisque recipe makes a small batch, just enough to pour a round for four eager sandwich dippers. It’s rich and creamy without butter, milk, or cream, thanks to canned beans. Skip the parm to keep it […]

Serving pork lettuce wraps on a sheet pan

Easy Everyday Pork Lettuce Wraps

This is really the only time my boys get excited about lettuce on the menu. These everyday go-to Pork Lettuce Wraps are totally adaptable to whatever vegetables lurk in the crisper drawer, or sub in frozen mixed vegetables in a pinch. This filling is mild and perfect for kids, but you can kick up the […]

Cast Iron Skillet with Chicken Thighs and Rice

One Pan Arroz con Pollo Verde

I can’t claim Peruvian authenticity with this One Pan Arroz con Pollo Verde, but I’ll stand behind it’s simplicity. Simmering the rice in stock, salsa verde, and shredded cheese makes it ultra-creamy. And because this cooks on the stovetop and not the oven, it’s on the table in about 30 minutes.

White plate with rice topped with beef and vegetable stir fry

Quick Sweet Chili Beef Stir Fry

Wondering what to do with the ground beef you bought on special, aside from the usual meatballs, meatloaf, meat sauce regulars? Try it in a stir-fry! This Quick Sweet Chili Beef Stir Fry is on the table in 20 minutes, thanks to minimal prep, a 3-ingredient sauce, and frozen vegetables. Problem solved.