Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (February 21 – 27)

You’ve been going steady with chicken, ground beef and salmon for a loooong time. Face it: The passion is gone, you’re sick of all your regular recipes and you’ve been in a dinner rut for some time now. Fret not, friend. This week, we’ve rounded up seven dinners that put alternate proteins in the spotlight. (We’ve also included two tasty vegetarian alternatives, just in case you don’t eat meat or seafood.)

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Shopping List

12 ounces full-size or baby bell peppers
1 small red onion
15 garlic cloves
1 leek
10 ounces baby spinach
4 lemons
2 large white onions
1 large head escarole
1 large carrot
1 medium beet
4 leaves Romaine lettuce
2 tomatoes
3 limes
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 Japanese cucumber
3 avocados
5 ounces Portobello mushrooms
1 bunch basil, for serving
3 bunches flat-leaf parsley
2 bunches chives
1 bunch dill
1 bunch scallions or spring onions
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch mint

1 pound hot Italian sausage
12 strips thick-cut bacon
Four 6-ounce black cod fillets
1¼ pounds ground lamb
16 large sea scallops
4 pieces boneless pork chop (center cut, about 2 pounds)
2 large eggs

Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving
1 stick unsalted butter
8 slices cheddar cheese
32 ounces whole milk Greek yogurt
3½ ounces grated cheddar cheese

One 16-ounce package gnocchi
4 seeded rolls or burger buns
8 flour tortillas

Canned and Packaged Goods
Tomato paste
Two 32-ounce cartons chicken, beef or vegetable broth
One 15½-ounce can gigante or cannellini beans
One 14-ounce can red kidney beans
Black chia seeds
Crunchy peanut butter
Mayonnaise or relish
4 large dill pickles
One 15-ounce can corn kernels
6 ounces Panko breadcrumbs
Pickled jalapeños
One 14-ounce can black beans

Pantry Ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, flaky salt, ground coriander, ground cumin, dried oregano, ground turmeric, paprika, all-purpose flour, canola oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, coconut oil, soy sauce

Monday: Sheet-pan Gnocchi With Sausage, Peppers And Onions

Things we love: crisp, tender gnocchi and savory, fennel-kissed sausage. Things we hate: waiting for water to boil. Luckily, this crowd-pleaser comes together in 30 minutes without the help of the stovetop.

Tuesday: Bacon-wrapped Black Cod With Spinach And Capers

Cod is just as easy to prepare as salmon and shrimp, but it’s way more unexpected. The bacon adds an element of crispness to the otherwise buttery, tender fish.

Wednesday: Spiced Lamb Meatball And Escarole Soup

Think Italian wedding soup meets lamb shawarma. Feel free to substitute Swiss chard, collard greens, kale or beet greens for the escarole.

Thursday: Donna Hay’s Best Veggie Burgers

Most veggie burgers call for busting out the food processor and rounding up a bunch of random (and pricy) ingredients that you’ll never use again. These, on the other hand, come together in a single bowl with lots of pantry staples.

Friday: Pan-seared Scallops With Citrusy Corn Succotash

Believe it or not, this dinner party-caliber dish comes together in just 40 minutes (and you can pull it off even quicker by using canned corn instead of fresh).

Saturday: Pork Milanese With Cucumber Yogurt

Why do we neglect this versatile protein? Pork is just as easy to prepare as chicken, and when it’s coated in breadcrumbs and fried until crispy, it’s just as kid-friendly to boot.

Sunday: Portobello And Avocado Quesadillas With Magic Green Sauce

Lazy Sundays call for low-maintenance meals that still hit the spot. Make a double batch of the herby sauce to serve with tacos, steak or chicken cutlets.

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...