What are you making for dinner this week? Here's our suggestions for the next seven days. The weeknight meals take less than an hour of mostly hands-off time, many cook much quicker than that but may require constant stirring. On the weekends we like to try something different; recipes that cook long and slow, projects that get us using new ingredients and techniques, and menus to make entertaining a cinch. Join us every week for dinnertime inspiration.
MONDAY: Chilaquiles Egg Bake
Start the week off in delicious style, this one-pan supper is a cinch to make. Crispy tortilla chips are baked with salsa and eggs and topped with crumbly, salty queso fresco. It's a 35-minute wonder.
TUESDAY: Chicken Zoodle Soup
Whether you call them voodles or zoodles, zucchini noodles are the stars of this satisfying chicken soup. If you have a spiralizer, go ahead and make the vegetable noodles -- or buy them because almost every supermarket has vegetable noodles in the produce department.
WEDNESDAY: Shepherd's Pie
For a quick take on a British comfort food classic, try this easy recipe. Why do we love Shepherd's Pie so? It's a pie without pastry (no rolling here!), and that mashed potato topping gets a crispy crust in the oven. This convenient version uses frozen veg and makes it possible to pull together a crowd-pleasing entree after work.
THURSDAY: Coconut-Curry Shrimp and Couscous
It's fast (just 20 minutes), uses just one pan (a straight-sided skillet), and elevates Thursday (or any night). Yes, there's a lot to love about this recipe. It's a little spicy thanks to the red curry paste, a little creamy with coconut milk, and just delicious.
FRIDAY: Orecchiette with Broccoli-Rabe Pesto
In the summer there's basil but come the cold weather we turn to other forms of pesto like this quick and deeply tasty broccoli rabe version. Also any excuse to eat broccoli rabe is good with us, it's ominpresent in the produce department but never more welcome than in the depths of winter. Another plus; this pesto features walnuts, a food we should all be eating more of. The final takeaway from this recipe; crisped salami. Bet you never did that before?!
SATURDAY: Slow-Cooker White-Bean Soup
Who says the slow cooker is only for pot roast? Not us, we know this wizard kitchen appliance can transform ingredients with low and slow cooking (Oh and it also makes killer cinnamon buns, among other things!)
SUNDAY: Roast Pork with Fennel, Chiles, and Olives
A roast dinner, isn't that what Sunday is all about? Fennel, chiles, and olives are wonderful with pork loin but carrots, cauliflower, and onions would be delicious, too. And on the side? Are you a roast potatoes family or more a polenta crew?