Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (April 11 – 17)

With Passover and Easter on the horizon, you’ll likely have more mouths to feed than usual. In honor of these spring holidays, we’ve rounded up seven meals to cook this week that are just right for serving a crowd. Not only are these dinners simple and satisfying, but they’ll also leave you with plenty of leftovers, so you won’t have to worry about fixing lunch. That’s a win-win in our book.

70 Easter Dinner Ideas That Go Beyond Glazed Ham

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Shopping List

1 bulb fennel
3 white onions
1 large carrot
1 pineapple
2 jalapeño or serrano peppers
3 limes
Green cabbage, for serving
Avocado, for serving
11 garlic cloves
2 large heirloom tomatoes
1 lemon
2 pounds new red potatoes
1 orange
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunches parsley
2 bunches oregano

1 pound Italian sausage, sweet or spicy
6 ounces bacon
2 pounds center-cut skinless salmon fillet
1 pound ground beef
1 egg
One 3- to 4-pound whole chicken
4 ounces cured chorizo
4 ounces Ibérico ham
4 ounces serrano ham
One 2-ounce can olive oil-packed anchovies
One 10- to 12-pound boneless ham

8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
3 ounces whole milk
9 ounces Manchego cheese

1 pound orecchiette
1 loaf sourdough bread
Corn tortillas
2 ounces cornmeal
1 loaf ciabatta bread

Canned and Packaged Goods
One 16-ounce bag green split peas
One 12-ounce can pale lager (such as Miller High Life)
6 ounces cashews
Pickled red onions, for serving
1 package taco seasoning
One 14-ounce can enchilada sauce
One 4-ounce can green chiles
Canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
Manzanilla olives
Pitted dates
Fig jam
Marcona almonds
Tomato paste
8 ounces beef stock

Pantry Ingredients: kosher salt, vegetable oil, freshly ground black pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, sherry vinegar, canola oil, chipotle powder, cumin, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, white wine vinegar, flaky sea salt, mayonnaise, smoked paprika, paprika, honey, whole-grain mustard, crushed red pepper flakes

Monday: Sausage And Fennel Pasta

Aka the easiest way to feed a family in 25 minutes. We should also mention, this dish calls for only six ingredients, most of which you likely already have on hand.

Tuesday: Split Pea Soup With Bacon And Beer

Proof that this classic dish can be equal parts appetizing and elegant. Our zhuzhed-up version calls for smoky bacon, sherry vinegar, fresh croutons and a can of beer.

Wednesday: Roasted Salmon Tacos

Complete with grilled pineapple salsa and cashew-lime crema. If you’re not vegan, save time by substituting sour cream for soaked nuts in the crema.

Thursday: Cornbread Tamale Pie

Think flavor-packed beef chili topped with a thick layer of cheesy, spicy cornbread. It all comes together in your trusty cast iron skillet (and we love a one pan meal).

Friday: Whole Roasted Chipotle Chicken

You’re only four ingredients away from your new go-to seder main. Pair the chicken with charoset and bitter herb salad.

Saturday: Spanish Tapas Board

Bring on the meat and cheese. Prepare the heirloom tomato topping for the pan con tomate a day ahead, along with the saffron aioli for the patatas bravas.

Sunday: Spicy Orange-honey Glazed Ham

The only thing better than this eight-ingredient Easter masterpiece is the sandwiches you’ll make with the leftovers.

For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.

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Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...