Kebabs, Kale, a Pasta Bake, and Other Good Things for Dinner This Week
Plenty of tasty meals ahead!
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: WHITE BEAN AND KALE STEW
Hearty but not heavy, and altogether healthy, this delicious meatless stew tastes slow-cooked, but you can make it after work, as it comes together in a half hour. We like it with plenty of crusty bread.
TUESDAY: PAN-GRILLED PORK KEBABS
Summer is just around the corner, truly. For a taste of what's to come make these kebabs with pork tenderloin and your trusty grill pan. If your grill is ready to go, feel free to cook the kebabs on it.
WEDNESDAY: SPINACH-AND-CHEESE-RAVIOLI EGG BAKE
A tasty pasta bake that uses store-bought ravioli in a way you likely never considered before, that's what's for dinner tonight. No sauce here, the spinach pasta parcels are transformed into a sliceable eggy loaf.
THURSDAY: CURRIED STEAK WITH SCALLION RICE AND PEAS
This streamlined recipe has just five ingredients. Store-bought Massaman curry paste is used to marinate the flank steak, with delicious results.
FRIDAY: SEARED HALIBUT WITH ARUGULA GREMOLATA
Looking to add more greens and fish to your repetoire? Try this delicious restaurant-level recipe that takes 45 minutes to make. New potatoes are roasted along with yellow squash, shallots, and oyster mushrooms, making a delicious vegetable base for flaky, mild halibut. If you can't find Pacific halibut, use wild Alaskan salmon.
SATURDAY: BACON AND SCALLION QUICHE
Quiche is not just for brunch or lunch; we prefer this eggy custard-and-pastry classic for dinner. And we rather like this deep-dish version because there is a greater filling-to-crust ratio. Read our insider's guide to quiche and see step-by-step how to make quiche. Serve with a leafy green salad, some asparagus, or just about any vegetable you fancy.
SUNDAY: GRILLED SPATCHCOCKED CHICKEN
Consider this a transitional meal. That roast chicken we've been telling you to make all fall and winter is moving outdoors. It's time to grill, if you haven't already. Double the recipe to spatchcock and grill 2 chickens if your grill is large enough. Then you'll have dinner tonight and tomorrow, likely leftovers for lunch too.