53 Quick Dinners That Were Made for Busy Weeknights
Wouldn’t it be magical if dinner appeared on the table every single night at 6 p.m.? Thanks to these speedy recipes, it’s not a pipe dream. When you start with in-season veggies and flavorful ingredients, a delicious dinner basically makes itself. Because we care, we’ve got your next 53 weeknight meals covered.
Spring Pea Soup with Mint
Pair this easy dish with a buttered baguette and dinner’s done.
Chopped Italian Salad Pizza
Thanks to store-bought dough, it’s as easy to toss together as your go-to bowl of kale.
Lightened-Up Fettuccine with Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
Psst: Whip up this creamy creation in less than 30 minutes.
Lime Chicken with Corn and Poblano Salad
Chicken thighs are the quickest way to achieve maximum, juicy flavor.
Crispy Baked Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw
If you’re tight on time, sub in store-bought fish sticks.
Chicken and Snap Pea Stir-Fry
You only need a few pantry staples and 20 minutes.
The Ultimate Quinoa-Avocado Bowl
Watermelon radishes make everything instantly fancy.
Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
It tastes like you spent all day making it.
15-Minute Mezze Plate with Toasted Za’atar Pita Bread
Finger food = the best food.
Paprika Grilled Salmon Spring Salad
We love seafood. We just don’t love cooking for three hours.
Baked Caprese Chicken Skillet
You'll be shocked how simple this is.
Leek, Kale and Goat Cheese Strata
Assemble everything in advance and pop it in the oven 30 minutes before dinner.
Family Style Chicken Caesar Salad
Low-key and elegant.
Quiche with Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Crust
Make two and freeze one for later.
15-Minute Mediterranean Couscous with Tuna and Pepperoncini
All meals should be this effortless (and delicious).
Summer Skillet Gnocchi with Grilled Corn and Burrata
A whole ball of fresh mozzarella takes this one-pan meal to a new level.
Grilled Flatbread Pizza with Artichoke, Ricotta and Lemon
There’s no need to turn on the oven. (Ca-ching.)
Cold Sesame Cucumber Noodles
Thanks to pre-marinated tofu, this recipe’s done in ten minutes flat.
Chickpea Shawarma Bowls
You can totally meal prep these so dinner’s ready at 5 p.m.
Sweet-and-Sour Pork Skewers with Pineapple
Time to dust off the grill.
One-Pot, 15-Minute Pasta Limone
Keep this go-to in your back pocket.
Stock up on frozen spinach and whip up this dish when you don’t have time for the grocery store.
Vegan Fiesta Taco Bowl
Guaranteed to quench your deepest, darkest Tex-Mex cravings.
Skillet Roast Chicken with Peaches, Tomatoes and Red Onion
Sweet and savory perfection.
Keto Sheet-Pan Chicken and Rainbow Veggies
Stick to your diet? Check. Delight your screaming little ogres? Check.
Skillet Pasta with Summer Squash, Ricotta and Basil
We give you permission to bring the whole damn pan to the table.
Veggie Niçoise Salad with Red Curry Green Beans
Finally, a salad that won’t wilt (and doesn’t involve kale).
Easy Shrimp Ceviche
The least-intimidating recipe on the internet.
Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad with Lemon-Pesto Dressing
Tip: Grilling a few of the ingredients in your salad ups the ante.
Cheater’s Skillet Paella
Simple enough for a school night (we promise).
Orecchiette with Spring Greens
Pretty much the definition of low-maintenance.
Pan-Fried Cod with Orange and Swiss Chard
With a nonstick pan, this dish is easier to cook than chicken.
Thai Beef Bowls with Rice Noodles
Just as easy as takeout. (Maybe easier.)
Make-Ahead Aloo Gobi
Filling, flavorful and keeps in the fridge for four days.
15-Minute Lemony Broccolini Pasta
Slightly more elegant than dumping out a jar of marinara, but just as foolproof.
Honey-Lime Chicken and Veggies in Foil
Just throw these mess-free packets on the grill pan.
Quick Guacamole Quinoa Salad
Basically a bowl of guac masquerading as salad. What’s not to love?
Spring Roll Bowls
Like salad and noodles had an extremely delicious baby.
Baking-Sheet Pizza with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Store-bought dough jump-starts this instant crowd-pleaser.
Shrimp with Cauliflower 'Grits' and Arugula
It looks and tastes like comfort food, but it’s secretly good for you.
Spring Goddess Grain Bowl
You deserve every vibrant bite. (Coterie member Jess Reilly will totally back us up.)
Clean-Eating Bibimbap Bowls
Spicy, sweet, savory and downright satisfying.
Chicken Tinga Tacos
Don’t tell anyone that these started with a rotisserie bird.
BLT Pasta Salad
The juicier the tomatoes, the better.
Vegan Slow-Cooker Detox Coconut Soup
Myth: Your slow cooker is just for the winter.
20-Minute Paleo Egg Roll Bowls
Nix the wrappers. The filling is the best part.
Radish Barbecue Bowls with Tangy Honey-Mustard Dressing
Our new obsession: charred radishes.
15-Minute Cheater’s Pad Thai
Spicy mustard greens lighten up this classic dish.