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Shrimp Pasta, Beef Curry, Pizza, and Other Delicious Spring Dinners

Plenty of crowd-pleasers on the menu this week.

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It’s that time again; you’re thinking about dinner and what to cook. So here’s our weekly list of suggestions: dinner recipes that take less than an hour of mostly hands-off time. Some recipes will be much faster than that. We’ll suggest what you can do to prep ahead and cut down on weeknight work. Recipes will be family-friendly, but we’ll stretch the boundaries beyond chicken tenders and broccoli. Yes, there will be pasta, and, yes, it will be delicious. So visit us every week for dinnertime inspiration.

 

Monday: Spring Vegetable Ragout

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Ragout is just stew by another name, but it sounds so much better, prettier. And this wonderfully seasonal mix of leeks, asparagus, sugar snap peas, and radishes—for a burst of color among the green—is beautiful and tasty. Serve over polenta or farro.

 

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TUESDAY: Beef-and-Asparagus Curry

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Photography by: Romulo Yanes

Give tonight a little spice courtesy of this red curry paste-and-coconut milk Thai-style curry. Sirloin is the star, and asparagus brings crunch. It's super fast to make (especially in a wok if you have one) and super tasty, too.

 

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WEDNESDAY: Skillet Shrimp and Orzo

Go shrimp with this one-pot pleaser! Think of it as a stripped-down paella, made with rice-shaped pasta rather than rice, along with tomatoes, shrimp, and plenty of garlic.

 

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THURSDAY: Vinegar-Glazed Chicken with Creamed Corn

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Photography by: Lennart Weibull

Frozen corn is a dinner saver throughout the year. Here, this freezer staple goes extra creamy and slightly Southern, alongside plate-lickingly good glazed chicken thighs—and all in just 25 minutes. 

 

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FRIDAY: Artichoke-and-Spinach Skillet Pizza

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Photography by: Armando Rafael

Make pizza a spring thing with this artichoke-topped skillet pie version. Okay, they're jarred artichokes but still! This is a fun recipe for a Friday night; use store-bought dough or make your own. And hold the tomatoes—this is a white pizza that gives the spinach and artichokes a starring role.

 

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SATURDAY: New Classic Burger

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Photography by: Armando Rafael

Everyone loves a burger. This easy dinner takes the elements you love at the burger joint and brings them home. The combo of cheddar, pickles, ketchup, and mayo is our special sauce.

 

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SUNDAY: Chicken-and-Broccoli Meatloaf

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Photography by: Marcus Nilsson

A  delicious update on a favorite comfort food: This meatloaf is made with ground chicken (which has half the fat of beef) and broccoli; the steamed florets make it extra moist. Continue the healthy approach by serving with mashed sweet potatoes—and use extra-virgin olive oil, not butter, to mash.

 

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