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What's for Dinner, the Easter Edition

Here's our plan for quick weeknight meals and the holiday weekend.

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quick vegetarian chili
Photography by: Sidney Bensimon

It's that time again; you're thinking about dinner and what to cook. So here's our weekly list of suggestions: weeknight dinner recipes that take less than an hour of mostly hands-off time. Some recipes will be much faster than that. Yes, there will be pasta, and, yes, it will be delicious. On the weekends, there's more time to try something new, cook something slow. So visit us every week for dinnertime inspiration.

 

Related: See What We Ate For Dinner Last Week

 

Monday: Spicy Vegetarian Chili

Using store-bought marinara sauce gives this two-bean chili a big head start, which is just what you need on a Monday night. It's ready in less than an hour.

 

Get the Spicy Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Parmesan Pork with Polenta and Asparagus
Photography by: Ren Fuller

Tuesday: Parmesan Pork with Polenta and Asparagus

This quick, cheesy dinner will make Tuesday night special in 35 minutes. Our tricks to getting maximum flavor in minimum time? Using a tube of polenta speeds the cooking while Parmesan is our secret-weapon ingredient; it's used to create a golden, umami-packed crust for the pork cutlets.

 

Get the Parmesan Pork with Polenta and Asparagus Recipe

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Photography by: Sidney Bensimon

Wednesday: Greek Turkey Burgers

The moist, flavorful turkey burger of your dreams, that's what's for dinner tonight. The secret? The patties are steamed, then quickly seared to create that necessary crust. No buns or ketchup today; we're going with pitas and hummus for garnish.

 

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Curried Shrimp and Noodle Soup
Photography by: Alpha Smoot

Thursday: Curried Shrimp and Noodle Soup

A fast and flavorful broth made with Thai red curry paste, coconut milk, chicken broth, and fish sauce anchors this 25-minute soup that features shrimp and rice noodles.

 

Get the Curried Shrimp and Noodle Soup Recipe

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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

Friday: Broiled Skillet Chicken with Leeks, Potatoes, and Spinach

Easy and springy, that's this one-pot entree that comes to the table in just 45 minutes. Chicken thighs cook quickly atop leeks and baby potatoes under the heat of the broiler. Stir in spinach before serving for extra greens.

 

Get the Broiled Skillet Chicken with Leeks, Potatoes, and Spinach Recipe

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Photography by: Johnny Miller

Saturday: Take It Easy with Pasta

Tomorrow is a big day for the cook, so make things easy tonight by letting someone else tackle dinner, or making something that's fast and a family favorite like our Pasta with Easy Meat Sauce. We're going full on spring with a light and colorful pasta.

 

Get the Penne Rigate with Arugula-Almond Pesto Recipe

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Photography by: Christopher Testani

Sunday: Easter Feast

One of the biggest and most delicious meals of the year, Easter dinner is definitely a celebration. Spring is here at last, and it tastes really good. Select a main course: salmon or lamb? Then pick a couple of sides, maybe one with asparagus and one with artichokes, and a dessert. Choose from our recipes that have harmonious flavors and all work together wonderfully.

 

Get the Spring Entertaining: Mix and Match Recipes