Chicken with Provencal Vegetables
While the flavors of this classic dish may have originated in Southern France, they'll be right at home in your own kitchen. If you like your potatoes extra crispy, return the pan to the oven while the chicken is resting.
Apricot-Stuffed Pork with Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts
A stuffing of dried apricots, apricot jam, and shallots lends sweet and savory flavors to pork tenderloin after just 30 minutes in the oven, while the potatoes and Brussels sprouts become golden and crisp. Toss any leaves that come off the Brussels sprouts in with the rest of the dish (they'll become crunchy and chiplike).
Roasted Salmon with Kale and Cabbage
A bright, zingy dressing enlivens this otherwise mild-tasting meal. Any leftover dressing can be reserved in an airtight container for up to a week.
Baked Flounder with Roasted Tomatoes
Mild whitefish like flounder take well to breadcrumbs and a quick turn in the oven (consider this meal a grown-up twist on fish sticks). Roasted plum tomatoes become tender and candied -- so they'll still be outstanding even if their season has long passed.
Sausages with Acorn Squash and Onions
Sweet squash and dried cherries complement the spicy sausage in this quick dinner. There's no need to peel the squash before cooking, but make sure to wash it well.
Spicy Pork with Parsnips and Sweet Potatoes
Highly seasoned but not intensely spicy, this pork roast dish pairs sweet root vegetables with cayenne, fresh ginger, and peppery watercress. The watercress also adds a fresh crunch.
Salmon with Fennel, Bell Pepper, and Olives
This meal wins points in two categories: It's super healthy and simply stunning (i.e., it's the perfect dish for a ladies' dinner). When roasted, the licorice-like flavors of fennel become mellow and sweet.
Roasted Cod with Potatoes and Olives
Looking for elegance on a plate? This dinner is it. Pay close attention to your fish, as cod can overcook quickly (you'll know it's ready when it's opaque throughout and flakes easily with a fork).
Rib Eye with Horseradish Butter
Meat-and-potato-lovers will appreciate this twist on classic recipes. Hearty root vegetables stand in for the more typical starch, while the horseradish butter gives the rib eye a lively finish.
Buttermilk Baked Chicken with Spinach Salad
Buttermilk is one hardworking ingredient; it not only helps to tenderize the chicken, but also infuses it with sharp, tangy flavors. Add the herbes de Provence (a classic French mixture of dried herbs), and the results are irresistible. The salad in this recipe calls for red apples, but tart and crunchy Honeycrisps or Granny Smiths would work well, too.
Inside-Out Chicken and Stuffing
Flip the typical stuffed-bird recipe and you'll have this deliciously fragrant go-to chicken dinner. Best of all, some bread pieces will soak up the chicken juices while others will crisp up into flavorful croutons.
Baked Fish with Herbed Breadcrumbs and Broccoli
The breadcrumbs in this recipe are made from Portuguese rolls, which have a soft crumb and a sweet finish that's similar to brioche. If you can't find fresh thyme, substitute one teaspoon of the dried herb instead.
Bacon and Escarole Pizza
This is the ultimate sheet-pan meal! Smoky bacon combines with the buttery lettuce in this fresh pizza recipe. If escarole isn't available, swap in romaine lettuce instead.
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