Wondering what to make for dinner? Need some inspiration? Here's our list of suggestions: dinner recipes that take less than an hour of mostly hands-off time. Yes, there will be pasta (or noodles!) and, yes, it will be delicious. We'll be here every Friday with five weeknight dinners, including recipes, shopping lists, and everything you need to streamline your week ahead.
We're back with another round of comforting, but quick dinner recipes. Our menu is varied, but what all five dinners share is that they're speedy to make, taste delicious, and pack in plenty of produce. Eat with us this week and you'll enjoy green beans, bell peppers, kale, cabbage, broccolini, avocado, and more. Vegetables are key to eating healthy—and to balancing out all those Christmas cookies we're already enjoying.
What to Buy
Here are the produce and fresh ingredients you need to buy for your meals this week:
Black Bean and Almond Soup
Hearty not heavy, this super soup uses two pantry staples you likely already have on hand: canned beans and chicken broth (substitute vegetable broth to make this dinner vegetarian). This is also a great make-ahead recipe that will keep up to three days in the refrigerator.
Easy Beef Tacos
When you need a fast, filling weeknight dinner that's a total crowd pleaser, turn to tacos. Our recipe calls for ground beef, onions, garlic, and seasonings in crispy taco shells. The taco garnishes are up to you, but may we suggest sour cream, chopped tomatoes, cheese, and lime wedges?
Roasted Salmon with Kale and Cabbage
Here's a healthy salmon, kale, and cabbage dinner you can make in just 30 minutes. Bonus: It's all made on one sheet pan, which means less clean-up—we call that a winning recipe.
Spicy Pork-and-Pineapple Stir-Fry
The most colorful meal of the week is packed with tender bites of pork tenderloin and a veritable rainbow of green beans, bell pepper, and pineapple. Sriracha brings sweet heat. Serve this stir fry with brown rice—if you don't have time to cook it after work, make a batch on the weekend or buy precooked grains for ease.
Chicken-and-Gnocchi Bake with Broccolini
This cozy, double-cheese chicken and gnocchi bake is a warming, low-fuss dinner. It's baked in individual dishes which adds to the appeal. The recipe cleverly incorporates broccolini, so each portion delivers a complete meal.