From comforting mac ‘n’ cheese to easy one-pan meals, this collection of easy and delicious recipes will make weeknight dinners less hectic and more flavorful. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just a few people, these quick and easy recipes will save the day. Plus, they’re all 30 minutes or less!
Chicken is one of the most versatile ingredients you can have in your fridge. It can be grilled, baked, sauteed, braised and fried in many different ways. From kid-friendly buttermilk fried chicken tenders to Sunday night roast chicken, these recipes will keep dinnertime interesting and delicious.
Skip the fried chicken takeout and make your own crisp, juicy dinner at home with this recipe that takes just 30 minutes. The trick to this fried chicken is the buttermilk marinade, which allows you to fry it at a lower temperature so the skin doesn’t burn and dry out.
This savory-sweet and garlicky chicken dish is perfect for family dinners or to serve as appetizers if you make them small enough to fit on a toothpick. The best part is that it comes together quickly in the slow cooker, so you can get a meal on the table even on busy weeknights.
If you have a picky eater or simply want to add more vegetables to your diet, these easy vegetarian recipes are sure to please. These veggie dishes can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike, from meatless bolognese to veggie tater tot casserole. Sneak in some nutrient-packed spinach and ricotta cheese for a creamy pasta bake that tastes like comfort food. A smoky tomato-vegetable soup is another hearty dinner that can easily be served with a side salad for a complete meal.
Makeover your traditional mac and cheese with a healthy vegetarian version that features a touch of broccoli for extra veggies, and only a little bit of cheese. Or try a vegetarian taco bowl that’s loaded with hearty beans and veggies seasoned in irresistible flavors of smoked paprika and cumin. A bright bowl of homemade tomato soup is a soul-satisfying meal that’s perfect in any season. Finish up the meal with a gooey gourmet grilled cheese for a kid-friendly vegetarian recipe.
Whether they’re baked dishes, sheet pan dinners or skillet meals, one-pan recipes are the ultimate weeknight meal hack. Easy to make and quicker than ordering takeout, these recipes eliminate the need for sides by cooking all of the ingredients in the same pot or pan. With a little planning, you can make all of these meals at the same time and get your entire dinner ready in under an hour.
These easy one-pot dinners will please all of the people at your table. Whether you opt for chicken, pork, beef or a plant-based protein, all these meals cook up quick and are bursting with flavour. Try this paprika chicken and vegetable sheet pan dinner or this savoury one-pan treacle and orange roast pork with rice, pak choy and snow peas. These easy dinners are a lifesaver on busy nights. Plus, they’re better for you than takeout and much easier on the washing up!
Slow Cooker Recipes
There’s nothing more comforting than coming home to a meal that was cooking low and slow all day. Our favorite crock pot recipes are ideal for busy weeknights and make great options for family dinners.
This slow cooker version of the fan-favorite King Ranch chicken casserole is sure to please – and it’s super easy, too! It takes just 10 minutes to prep, and it’s made even easier because the macaroni cooks right in the sauce.
Succulent baby back ribs and Great Northern beans are cooked in a savory white wine, chicken broth, and tomato base that makes this dish hearty and satisfying. Napa cabbage and thinly sliced sour pickles add texture and a fresh bite to the stew.
Say goodbye to Thai food takeout with this simple, flavor-packed slow cooker recipe. A few hours in the slow cooker is all it takes to make this crave-worthy meal at home.