Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (March 9 – March 15)

Guys: Spring is officially days away. That means we’re in the final stretch of eating all the warming comfort-food dinners our hearts desire. Here’s your weekly meal plan and a shopping list of everything you’ll need. Stay cozy, friends.

16 Quick and Easy Instant Pot Recipes to Try This Winter

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Shopping List:

12 garlic cloves
1 red onion
2 yellow onions
2 large sweet onions
14 ounces mixed mushrooms
3 stalks celery
1 pint cremini mushrooms
1 bunch kale
1 head cauliflower or 2 cups cauliflower rice
1 small green cabbage
3 medium carrots
1 bunch fresh Italian parsley
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 bunch fresh thyme
1 bunch fresh rosemary
1¼ cups frozen peas

½ pound uncured sausage
6 chicken thighs
8 ounces natural-casing pepperoni
2½ pounds boneless beef short ribs
2½ cups chopped chicken
1 egg

2½ cups whole milk
1 stick unsalted butter
3 ounces low-fat crème fraîche or sour cream
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
4 ounces grated Pecorino Romano
12 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese
½ cup heavy cream

1 cup white rice
1½ pounds prepared gnocchi
1 large (9-by-13-inch) focaccia
2 sheets frozen store-bought puff pastry

Canned and Packaged Goods
1 jar capers
1 jar cornichons
1 jar pickled pearl onions
8 cups chicken broth
1 packet ranch seasoning
1 jar pickled jalapeños
1 jar marinara sauce
1 jar pickle spears
1 jar gochujang
One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
2 cups beef broth

Pantry Ingredients: kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, smoked paprika, whiskey, extra-virgin olive oil, fine sea salt, crushed red-pepper flakes, all-purpose flour, dried oregano, honey, rice vinegar, light brown sugar

Monday: 20-minute Mushroom Stroganoff

Rich and creamy stroganoff is just what we crave on a chilly winter evening, but it’s not exactly weeknight-friendly. This lightened-up vegetarian version from Jamie Oliver’s new cookbook, Ultimate Veg, checks the same comfort-food boxes and happens to take 20 minutes from start to finish.

Tuesday: Keto Instant Pot Sausage-kale Soup

Thanks to the Instant Pot, this recipe is adaptable and quick. So throw in whatever veggies you have on hand. (But don’t skip the cauliflower. Trust us on this one.)

Wednesday: Parmesan-ranch Chicken Thighs

News flash: Roast chicken doesn’t have to be boring. So instead of throwing the whole bird into the oven again, get creative and try some thighs. They’re delicious and almost impossible to overcook (unlike breasts).

Thursday: Gnocchi Mac And Cheese

We love gnocchi on its own, but cover those light pillows of dough (store-bought or homemade) in a creamy cheese sauce and you’ve got pure magic.

Friday: Cheater’s Sicilian-style Pizza With Jalapeños And Honey

This ridiculously easy shortcut pizza is topped off with layers of red sauce, mozzarella, pecorino and high-quality pepperoni that curls into little cups when you bake it. Can we get an amen?

Saturday: Slow-cooker Korean Short Rib Tacos

It’s the last winter weekend to hang around the house in a heap of blankets, so dive into a fun cooking project and fill your home with the most delicious smells.

Sunday: The Ultimate Chicken Potpie

OK, this guy bakes in the oven for 90 minutes, but there’s only 15 minutes of prep time. Pop it in, watch a movie and it’ll be ready before you know it.

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Lindsay Champion

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From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.
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