Here are our suggestions for dinner for the next seven days. The weeknight recipes 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: Cannellini-Bean and Greens Stew
There are garlic-and-sage toasts hiding at the bottom of this robust vegetarian stew, they soak up the delicious broth.
It’s Mardi Gras and what better way to celebrate than with something tasty from Louisiana? Gumbo takes a while to cook. While not fast, this hearty chicken, andouille sausage, and rice dish is more doable on a weeknight.
WEDNESDAY: Skillet Steak with Pink Peppercorn Butter
An easy, bistro-inspired dinner for two is sure to make your Valentine’s extra special—and totally delicious. If steak isn’t your thing, try one of our other dinners à deux.
THURSDAY: One-Pan Creamy Tuna Pasta
Think tuna casserole but lighter, dare I say better? Give this one-pot wonder a try. It ups the veggie factor with peppery arugula and tender asparagus, they're the perfect foil for meaty oil-packed tuna.
FRIDAY: Broiled Spicy Pork and Pineapple
SATURDAY: Creamy Baked Ziti
You could make this baked pasta on a weeknight (and we hope you will) but first give the family a treat tonight with this creamy take on baked ziti. Make it comfort food all the way by rounding out the meal with garlic bread and a big salad.
SUNDAY: The Ultimate Roast Chicken
When in doubt, roast a chicken is one of my mottos and Sunday is the best day for roasting. Leftovers, should there be any, are perfect for sandwiches, to top a grain bowl or salad—so many possibilities.