Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (August 23 – 29)

You and your cast iron skillet go way back. You two can handle anything together, from impeccably seared chicken thighs to decadent pasta dishes. This week, we have seven new dinner projects for you and your BFF to tackle. And we promise: Once you taste them, they’ll be added to your weekly rotation for good.

20 Easy Cast Iron Skillet Desserts, Because You Love Baking but Hate Cleaning

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Shopping List

1 red onion
2 red bell peppers
2 yellow bell peppers
2 orange bell peppers
1 green bell pepper
13 garlic cloves
2 limes
1 pint red cherry tomatoes
1 pint yellow cherry tomatoes
1 pint mushrooms
3 sweet onions
2 summer squash
3 lemons
3 ounces radicchio
3 ounces arugula
12 large sage leaves
1 white onion
1 bunch cilantro
2 bunches basil
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch rosemary

4 chicken cutlets
12 ounces top round beef
1¼ pounds thin pork cutlets
10 eggs
6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
4 slices unsmoked bacon

4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
3 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
3 ounces grated Pecorino Romano cheese
8 ounces ricotta cheese
1 stick unsalted butter
3 ounces skim milk
2 ounces goat cheese crumbles

Tortillas, for serving
1 pound pizza dough
1 pound pasta

Canned and Packaged Goods
1 packet taco seasoning
4 ounces marinara sauce
Sesame seeds
4 ounces white wine
6 ounces chicken stock (or water)

Pantry Ingredients: canola/vegetable oil, chile powder, salt, freshly ground black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, peanut oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, all-purpose flour, Dijon mustard

Monday: Skillet Chicken Fajitas

Bust out your trusty oven-safe skillet for this crowd-pleaser. Save time by prepping the tortillas and fixings (like guacamole and salsa) while the chicken roasts.

Tuesday: Mini Skillet Pizzas With Mushrooms And Roasted Tomatoes

It turns out that your cast iron skillet is the ultimate hack for getting a flawless pizzeria-caliber crust every damn time.

Wednesday: 15-minute Skillet Pepper Steak

A slew of pantry staples unite with fresh produce and top round beef for the easiest, fastest weeknight dinner of all time. Did we mention it only contains 230 calories per serving?

Thursday: Skillet Pasta With Summer Squash, Ricotta And Basil

This late in the summer, we’re scarfing down as much seasonal produce as possible. And since this comforting dish calls on both summer squash and yellow cherry tomatoes, it’s just the ticket.

Friday: Pork Scallopini With Lemon, Capers And Radicchio

This 20-minute wonder will no doubt free you from your boring dinner rut. It’s briny, bright and delicious, thanks to capers, fresh citrus and a garlicky mustard sauce.

Saturday: Onion And Arugula Frittata

Jammy caramelized onions and peppery arugula make this breakfast classic satisfying enough to double as dinner. Serve it straight from the pan to save yourself a dirty platter.

Sunday: One-pan Creamy Chicken Fricassee With Sage

Your nonna’s nonna’s nonna cooked this Italian delicacy in a cauldron over a blazing fire, but we assure you this modernized take is just as tasty (and a million times simpler).

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

taryn pire

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...