It can be fun to make a project out of dinner (especially when you’re serving a crowd), but washing a sink full of dishes afterwards? Not so much. To keep your post-meal chores to a minimum, we’ve rounded up seven dishes to cook this week that come together in a single pot or pan. These recipes make feeding everyone and cleaning up a breeze, so you’ll have plenty of time to squeeze in a few episodes of Selling Sunset before bed.
Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (May 16 – 22)
8 ounces peas, fresh or frozen
2 red bell peppers
2 yellow bell peppers
1 head broccoli
2 red onions
3 garlic cloves
4 ounces arugula
1 pint cherry tomatoes
2 medium sweet potatoes
2 kale leaves
3 stems vine-ripened cherry tomatoes
1 sweet onion
1 bunch mint
3 bunches parsley
1 bunch broccoli rabe
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 pounds salmon fillets
1 pound Italian sausage
Two 2-inch-thick bone-in pork chops (about 1¼ pounds)
1 stick unsalted butter
3 ounces grated Pecorino cheese
2 ounces grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
Labneh or Greek yogurt, for serving
1 pound bucatini, spaghetti or other long pasta
6 ounces couscous
1 pound gnocchi
Canned and Packaged Goods
Marinated artichoke hearts
1 pound pizza dough
One 15-ounce can chickpeas
10 ounces vegetable or chicken stock
4 ounces pitted kalamata olives
4 ounces chicken broth
Unsweetened cacao powder
Pantry Ingredients: kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, nonstick spray, sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, extra-virgin olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes, chili powder, paprika, dried oregano, cinnamon, coarse sea salt, avocado oil, za'atar, ground sumac, cumin seeds
Monday: One-pot Pasta With Peas, Artichokes, Lemon And Mint
Tuesday: Sheet-pan Chicken And Rainbow Vegetables
A nutty, savory mix of sesame oil and soy sauce is all the chicken needs before hitting the oven. Serve it all over rice, greens or pasta.
Wednesday: Skillet Salad Pizza
Crème fraîche and Parmesan cheese meet dressed greens and cherry tomatoes atop pizza crust, because balance. If you don’t eat your slice in the backyard with a glass of white wine, you’re doing it wrong.
Thursday: Sheet-pan Honey Tahini Salmon With Chickpeas And Couscous
A fancy dinner for six in 25 minutes? Sign us up. You won’t even need to boil a pot of water to prepare the couscous—it cooks right on the sheet pan in herbs, spices and chicken stock.
Friday: Sweet Potato, Tomato, Kale And Halloumi Sheet Tray
Seven ingredients + five minutes of prep + one baking sheet = the easiest vegetarian meal of all time. The tomatoes and olives turn jammy and juicy as they cook, creating an unexpected sauce for the tangy cheese, tender potatoes and crispy kale.
Saturday: Skillet Gnocchi With Sausage And Broccoli Rabe
Leftover gnocchi on your hands? This skillet wonder will give it a second life (and you’ll only need about 15 minutes to pull it off).
Sunday: Cast Iron Pork Chops With Cacao-spiced Rub
Salting the chops 45 minutes before cooking and letting them come to room temperature ensures a melt-in-your-mouth texture. The spice rub would also pair well with steak and ribs.
For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.