The last way we want to spend a summer evening? Washing dishes. Enter these one-skillet and sheet-pan dinners that’ll leave you with minimal mess and plenty of time for dessert. Even better, most of them only take 30 minutes or less to put together.
3 red bell peppers
3 yellow bell peppers
1 green bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
1 head broccoli
4 red onions
1 yellow onion
1 sweet onion
6 garlic cloves
3 ears corn
1 pint cherry tomatoes
2 large zucchini
6 ounces peas
1 bunch broccoli rabe
1 bunch asparagus
3 bunches parsley
1 bunch scallions
2 bunches basil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 pieces chicken (thighs and legs)
12 ounces top round beef
2 pounds salmon fillets
1 pound Italian sausage
2 links cooked chorizo
1 pound shrimp
1 pound littleneck clams
1 stick butter
6 ounces Parmesan cheese
Greek yogurt for serving
1 pound lasagna noodles
1 pound gnocchi
1 bag couscous
1 bag carnaroli or Arborio rice
Canned and Packaged Goods
1 jar capers
1 jar tahini
1 can chickpeas
1 box golden raisins
1 carton vegetable or chicken stock
1 32-ounce carton chicken broth
1 bag almonds
1 bottle white wine
1 12-ounce jar roasted red peppers
1 small can tomato paste
Pantry Ingredients: nonstick spray, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, fresh-ground black pepper, soy sauce, honey, peanut oil, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, crushed red-pepper flakes, all-purpose flour
Monday: Keto Sheet-Pan Chicken and Rainbow Veggies
You only need 40 minutes to pull off this vibrant dish for four.
Tuesday: 15-Minute Skillet Pepper Steak
Who knew your kids’ favorite takeout meal could be whipped up with nothing but 10 minutes on the stove and use up plenty of your back-of-the-crisper-drawer staples?
Wednesday: Cheater’s Skillet Lasagna with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes
Lasagna gets a summertime glow up, thanks to all of the juicy tomatoes, crisp zucchini noodles and tender corn on the cob in this dish.
Thursday: Sheet-Pan Honey Tahini Salmon with Chickpeas and Couscous
How does this elegant number only take 25 minutes to make, you ask? The couscous cooks right on the pan. No boiling required.
Friday: Skillet Roast Chicken with Peaches, Tomatoes and Red Onion
Summer’s favorite fruits make for the ultimate alfresco meal. It’ll take you a bit more than an hour to cook, so crack a bottle of Sauv Blanc to reward yourself.
Saturday: Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
A 30-minute gem that’s equal parts hearty and simple. You’ll be adding it to your pasta night rotation in no time.
Sunday: Cheater’s Skillet Paella
Weekends are a reason to celebrate. Stir up a pitcher of sangria and pretend you’re in Valencia.