If you enjoy preparing dinner each night but don’t want to spend hours at the stove, simply stock up on the weekend with quick-cooking, mix-and-match ingredients: proteins, vegetables, grains, pasta, and seasonings. Get inspired by these recipes that are easily assembled into speedy suppers.
A full, well-rounded meal doesn't need to be a multistage bonanza that requires hours of scrubbing dishes (and bowls and measuring spoons and mixers...) afterward. Sometimes, a full meal -- that means all of essential components and all of the flavor -- can be cooked in just one pot. These super-satisfying recipes all come from Martha's book "One Pot."
These delicate vegetarian meatballs are lighter in texture than standard meatballs, but full of flavor. For best results, form the meatballs and let them sit in the refrigerator overnight -- this helps them firm up and makes them much easier to sear.
Everyone’s an expert when it comes to this sublime amalgam of pasta, cheese, and black pepper. Some cooks prefer to simply toss hot pasta with Pecorino Romano in the age-old way. Others like to create a creamy pan sauce, relying primarily on Grana Padano, which, unlike Pecorino, melts beautifully. We’re in the latter camp (and we up the ante by adding the brightness of lemon), but that means technique is all-important.
Want to make homemade meals even easier? Your freezer can help! Stock your freezer with meals, from meat to pasta and soups, that will be ready in a snap. Just prep, freeze, and then heat the meal on a busy weeknight.