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Super Fall: Dinner Recipes That Are Right for This Week

Make one of these recipes tonight and every night this week.

Senior Digital Food Editor

Now that it really feels like fall, we're cooking up some heartier recipes. Let us help you get a  delicious dinner on the table. The weeknight recipes here take less than an hour of mostly hands-off time, many cook much quicker than that but may require constant stirring. These are meals the whole family can enjoy. Yes, there will be pasta. So join us every week for dinnertime inspiration.


Monday: Lentil Cakes with Feta-Yogurt Sauce and Cucumber-Cress Salad


Like falafel, only better -- truly. These lentil patties are made with raw lentils and take just 30 minutes (soak them ahead of time!), and are made on the stovetop -- no deep frying needed. Serve with our lovely feta-yogurt sauce and crunchy, spicy salad of cucumber and cress.


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TUESDAY: Eggplants Stuffed with Lamb, Rice, and Currants

Photography by: Johnny Miller

Meaty eggplant and just a little ground lamb makes for a tasty and economical dinner. Hearty brown rice plus plenty of fresh mint and parsley rounds out the filling for this most delicious Middle Eastern inspired entree. Add a green salad and you're done.



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WEDNESDAY: Turkey Chili

Photography by: Yuki Sugiura

A quick-to-cook turkey chili that's just as flavorful as the beefy original -- and is all made in one pot. Learn more about our shortcuts to real-deal chili.


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THURSDAY: Sausage-and-Fontina Pizza 

sausage and fontina pizza
Photography by: Armando Rafael

Somehow Thursday-night dinner seems more of a chore than say, Wednesday-night dinner. Comfort yourself with pizza. No, not takeout but this satisfying, veg topped pizza that's a step up from mozzarella and tomatoes. If you never tried fontina cheese on pizza before, we think you'll really like it.

Just remember to take defrost the pizza dough ahead of time!


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FRIDAY: Broiled Striped Bass with Tomatoes and Fennel

Photography by: David Malosh

Reminder: The broiler is a quick route to dinner. And this is an easy Mediterranean-accented meal that looks and tastes like restaurant fare.


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SATURDAY: Make Orecchiette and Eat It for Dinner

Photography by: David Malosh

Make orecchiette -- yes, we are suggesting a food project, and a most soothing one at that. See how to make orecchiette step by step. Then serve your creation for dinner.

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SUNDAY: Pasture-Raised Pork with Couscous and Vegetables

Photography by: Mikkel Vang

For a superb Sunday dinner, try this recipe we adapted from our friends at Wyebrook Farm. Roasted pork tenderloin is served with a warm vegetable salad, Israeli couscous, and homemade harissa paste.


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