What's for Dinner This Week: One-Pot Shrimp and Rice, Pork and Pineapple Tacos, and Ravioli With Roasted Eggplant

One-pot dinners and grilling recipes ahead.

What's for dinner menu 9.9.22

Wondering what to make for dinner? Need some inspiration? Here's our list of suggestions: dinner recipes that take less than an hour of mostly hands-off time. Yes, there will be pasta (or noodles!) and, yes, it will be delicious. We'll be here every Friday with five weeknight dinners, including recipes, shopping lists, and everything you need to streamline your week ahead.

Is it summer? Is it fall? It depends on who you ask and where you live, so our menu this week straddles the seasons. We're still holding on to all that is good about summer (corn! tomatoes!) but also eagerly anticipating cooler weather, roasting vegetables, apple desserts, and more. We're also celebrating one-pot dinners because every home cook appreciates streamlined meal prep and clean up any time of the year.

What to Buy

The produce and fresh ingredients you need to buy for your meals this week:

what's for dinner grocery list 9.9.22

What to Make

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Pressure-Cooker Corn Risotto

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Can it be true? Is this really a stir-free risotto recipe that totally works (and is vegetarian to boot)? Yes indeed, and an added bonus: it's full of the sweet flavors of corn. We even use the corncobs to make the broth for this one-dish dinner.

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One-Pan Lemon Shrimp and Rice with Pesto


Another night, another one-pot dinner, but this one is a summery skillet meal that starts with yellow squash on the stovetop and moves to the oven to cook the rice. The shrimp are nestled on top of the rice a few minutes before the rice finishes cooking and at the table you add store-bought pesto before you dig in.

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Cashew-Chicken Kebabs

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A chicken dinner that's anything but average, the cashew-curry sauce serves as both the marinade and dip for these chicken thigh skewers. Round out the meal with rice noodles (they cook in no time at all), shaved cucumber and carrots, shredded iceberg lettuce, and chopped cashews.

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Ravioli with Roasted Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Capers

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This easy weeknight riff on pasta alla Norma takes 25 minutes of hands-on prep. It's a delicious way to upgrade store-bought cheese ravioli. Roasted eggplant, cherry tomatoes, shallots, and capers make a juicy mixture to toss the pasta in.

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Grilled Pork-and-Pineapple Tacos

pork and pineapple tacos

If you've never grilled pineapple before, you're in for a juicy treat. Our take on tacos al pastor starts with pork tenderloin and calls for corn tortillas, grilled pineapple and onion, plus shredded cabbage and salsa for serving.

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