Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (February 22 – 28)

When the weather’s cold and the evenings are long, takeout is your go-to. But what if we told you that you could easily make some of your usual orders at home (and save a few bucks along the way)? Put down the phone: Here are seven dinners to make this week inspired by your favorite takeout dishes.

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Shopping List

Four 1-inch pieces ginger
6 ounces mustard greens
5 ounces broccoli
3 ounces kale
9 garlic cloves
1 large European cucumber
4 carrots
1 avocado
1 red onion
1 jalapeño
2 limes
8 ounces shredded red cabbage
8 ounces shredded green cabbage
1 white onion
3 bunches scallions
1 bunch basil
4 bunches cilantro

2 pounds ground pork
4 eggs
2½ pounds chicken drumsticks or thighs
1 pound spicy sausage
1¾ pounds tilapia
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Boursin cheese
6 ounces burrata
8 ounces sour cream
9 ounces plain yogurt
1 half-pint heavy cream

1 pound wide rice noodles
1 large, round flatbread or pre-baked pizza crust (12 inches wide)
Sushi rice
12 taco-sized tortillas
White rice

Canned or Packaged Goods
4 ounces chicken broth
Bean sprouts
16 ounces potato chips
Sesame seeds
Taco seasoning
One 28-ounce can tomato purée
Garam masala
Dumpling wrappers
Sweet chile sauce

Pantry Ingredients: vegetable oil, peanut oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha, all-purpose flour, salt, freshly ground black pepper, cayenne, extra-virgin olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes, nonstick spray, sesame oil, cumin, coriander

Monday: 15-minute Cheater’s Pad Thai

This lightning-fast dish is just the match for the longest day of the week. It stars ground pork, grated ginger, crispy bean sprouts, mustard greens and chopped peanuts.

Tuesday: Potato-chip ‘fried’ Chicken

Tell the Colonel to sit this one out. This seven-ingredient recipe calls for coating drumsticks in potato chips and baking them to crispy perfection—no frying necessary.

Wednesday: Cheater’s Spicy Sausage Pizza With Burrata

The secret to making homemade pizza in 35 minutes? Start with a pre-baked crust or round flatbread.

Thursday: Vegetarian Sushi Cups

Filling a muffin tin > rolling maki by hand. Feel free to spruce these up with sushi-grade tuna or salmon.

Friday: Crispy Baked Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw

Nothing says TGIF like tacos. (Especially when they only cost about $1.60 a pop.)

Saturday: Slow-cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Just combine the wet ingredients and spices to make the sauce and pour it over the chicken. Your Crock-Pot will handle the rest.

Sunday: Pork Dumplings

Don’t sweat the pretty pleats if you don’t feel like it. Sealing the dumplings is as easy as wetting the wrapper, folding it to form a triangular pouch and pressing the edges together.

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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...