Many of us have spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen this past year. But even those of us who love to cook can use a break after awhile—especially once we realize that the path from fridge to oven to sink is the only walk we’ve taken all day. Whether your week is business as usual or you’re working and cooking for family at home, these easy 6-ingredient recipes are a simple solution for quick, stress-free meals.
This is the roast chicken recipe you need to have in your back pocket. Easy enough for a weeknight, beautiful enough to impress. A deep baking dish helps it brown evenly and keeps the meat moist.
Sautéed onions and chard mixed with eggs, garlic and Parmesan are the five best reasons to have breakfast for dinner. A good ovenproof frying pan cooks this simple frittata to perfection.
These skewers have it all: bacon, which bastes the tender, lean pork; bread cubes, which turn into crisp, brown croutons; and sage leaves, which season the bread and meat as they cook on the grill.
Sheet pan dinners are the way to go if the objective is easy meals. Tossed with butter and garlic, broccolini and shrimp are ready for the table in under 20 minutes—just enough time to prepare some buttery orzo pasta or toasted bread to go alongside.
Pair this with a crisp white wine and a loaf of crusty bread, close your eyes, and find yourself on a coastal holiday. Cook it in a covered roasting pan that can go from stovetop to oven to table for an easy one-pan meal.
A spiralizer can be the unexpected workhorse of easy weeknight meals. The classic Roman dish of pasta served simply with pecorino romano cheese and plenty of freshly ground black pepper, Cacio e Pepe gets a light and healthy update when you substitute spiralized carrot and parsnip “noodles” for the traditional spaghetti or vermicelli.