Make-ahead enchiladas, cheeseburger pasta and more easy recipes for the week

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It’s tough having all of the answers all of the time, even when the question seems as simple as “what should I cook this week?” When your mind is spinning a mile a minute, sometimes you just need someone to walk you through a simpler solution. So let’s take a few variables out of the equation for you, shall we?

Related: From 30-minute meals to slow-cooker favorites, these simple, family-friendly recipes will keep you inspired all week long.

This week, we’re handing you five easy recipe ideas that will help you get breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert on the table more efficiently, but still deliciously. Think of these recipes as your cheat sheet to a busy week ahead. Help us help you cook smarter, not harder, all week long.

This lineup has it all, including high-protein breakfast tacos, family-friendly dinner ideas, a make-ahead one-dish wonder, plus a no-bake dessert that’s ready in 20 minutes. A healthier cookie recipe? Sign us up.

All of these recipes are shoppable, which means that you can order all of the ingredients you need online via Walmart and save yourself a trip to the grocery store. It’s as easy as clicking “add ingredients to cart.” And if you’re a Walmart+ member, orders $35 and up qualify for free delivery.

What to cook this week

Baked Cheeseburger Stuffed Pasta Shells by Casey Barber

This ingenious mash-up is what happens when you stuff all of the best parts of a cheeseburger (ground beef, cheese and all the fixings) into jumbo pasta shells, top them with tomato sauce and even more cheese, then bake it all up. Think Hamburger Helper, but kicked up a notch. The crowd (ahem, your family) will go wild.

Make-Ahead Chicken Enchiladas by Casey Barber

Easy recipe alert! This make-ahead enchilada recipe calls for just 5 ingredients — including a rotisserie chicken. Do your future self a favor and prep these in advance so that all you have to do is pop the casserole dish in the oven once you’re ready to eat it.

Avocado, Spinach and Egg Breakfast Tacos by Casey Barber

Now here’s one way to start your morning off right: Scramble eggs with spinach for a quick and easy breakfast taco filling. Top with diced avocados and your favorite hot sauce for a protein-packed start to your day.

Easy Pan-Seared Scallops by Ali Rosen

Ever think you’d see the words “easy” and “scallops” in the same sentence? No? Well, think again! You’ll feel like a restaurant chef once you master this simple method for making perfectly seared scallops in less than 10 minutes.

No-Bake Nutella Oat Cookies by Carrie Parente

You didn’t think we’d forget about dessert, did you? If you’re a Nutella fan, these no-bake cookies, which are loaded with rolled oats and chocolate hazelnut spread, are the stuff of dreams. Plus, you don’t even have to turn on your oven.