Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (June 20 – 26)

If you’re like us, your schedule becomes pretty packed come summer. To make sure you have all the time you need to make it to camp drop-offs, swim practice and wherever else you need to be, we’ve rounded up seven lightning-fast dinners to cook when you’re busy (or feeling lazy). From simple pastas to next-level tacos, these recipes take 35 minutes or less to make, so you can even binge Stranger Things (again) once the dishes are done. Heck, leave ’em to soak.

40 Quick Summer Dinners You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less

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Shopping List

1 medium potato
5 garlic cloves
1 white onion
14 ounces asparagus
3½ ounces bean sprouts
2 small shallots
1 large head broccoli (or 1 cup shredded broccoli slaw)
3 ounces baby spinach
1 orange
1 avocado
1 lemon
6 ounces leftover or freshly roasted vegetables (like broccoli or sweet potato)
1 mango
1 red onion
1 jalapeño
3 limes
1 small head cabbage
1 medium zucchini
1 small yellow squash
4 ounces mixed greens
1 bunch basil
1 bunch thyme
2 bunches mixed herbs (like cilantro, basil, parsley, chives or dill)
2 bunches cilantro
1 large bunch broccoli rabe (about 1 pound)

7 ounces ribeye, sirloin or rump steak
3 ounces leftover or store-bought rotisserie chicken
8 large eggs
2 ounces cooked protein of your choice (like crumbled sausage or shredded chicken)
1¼ pounds shrimp
1½ pounds skirt steak

3 ounces shredded white cheddar cheese
8 ounces burrata cheese
2 ounces shredded or crumbled cheese of your choice (like cheddar, mozzarella or feta)
1 stick unsalted butter
2 ounces Parmesan cheese

6 ounces fresh or dry wide rice noodles
12 yellow corn tortillas
1 pound long pasta (like fettuccine or linguine)

Canned and Packaged Goods
½ pound pizza dough
3 ounces pesto
3 ounces green goddess dressing
Chipotle peppers in adobo

Pantry Ingredients: everything bagel spice blend, oyster sauce, soy sauce, maple syrup, freshly ground black pepper, vegetable oil, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, za’atar, flaky salt, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, hot sauce, white wine vinegar, honey

Monday: Potato And Burrata Pizza

Because nothing cushions the blow of a Monday like carbs and cheese. The potatoes on the pizza are sliced extra thin, so they crisp up in no time at all.

Tuesday: Stir Fried Beef And Asparagus With Flat Rice Noodles

A stir fry is the easiest way to use up any veggies that are wilting in the back of your fridge (like snap peas, green beans, bell peppers or even kale). Feel free to substitute steamed white rice or a dried pasta of your choice if you can’t find rice noodles near you.

Wednesday: Green Bowl With Chicken, Citrus And Herbs

This bowl clocks in at under 500 calories, but don’t let that fool you. With 32 grams of protein, it’s still decidedly satisfying. Start with store-bought rotisserie chicken to save yourself some time and effort.

Thursday: Leftovers Frittata

Behold: The easiest one-pan dinner of all time. Consider this frittata a second life for any lingering veggies, cheeses and proteins in your fridge. You can even toss in leftover grains, like rice, quinoa or elbow macaroni.

Friday: Spicy Shrimp Tacos With Mango Salsa

Can you believe these sweet-and-spicy handhelds are only 20 minutes away? Make double of the mango salsa to put on salads, salmon, turkey burgers or guacamole.

Saturday: Summer Vegetable Steak Salad With Cilantro Lime Dressing

Don’t let the meat intimidate you, friend. You won’t have to fuss with the grill at all, since the steak cooks under your oven’s broiler in mere minutes.

Sunday: 50-50 Buttered Noodles And Greens

This 30-minute gem only calls for five ingredients, including an entire stick of butter and a generous amount of finely grated Parm. Where do we sign up?

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...