Recipe Roundup: Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Recipe Roundup: Easy Weeknight DinnersLooking for nourishing, quick-to-prepare meals the whole family will love? Here’s a roundup of our seasonal favorites, perfect for busy weeknights.


Whole-Wheat Penne with Spicy Roasted CauliflowerWhole-Wheat Penne with Spicy Roasted Cauliflower
Roasting cauliflower caramelizes it and brings out its sweetness. Try it in this spicy, Sicilian-style recipe tossed with whole-wheat pasta, capers and fresh herbs topped with crisp bread crumbs and nutty Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
Brussels Sprouts and Potato Hash with Fried EggsBrussels Sprouts and Potato Hash with Fried Eggs
Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? Brussels sprouts add a delicious crunch to traditional hash in this twist on a classic. Serve with a warm baguette for any meal.
Thai-Style Tofu and Butternut Squash CurryThai-Style Tofu and Butternut Squash Curry
Creamy and spicy, this intensely flavored dish is based on the pumpkin curry at many Thai restaurants. A bed of steamed brown rice soaks up the delicious sauce.
Braised Chickpeas and Carrots with Yogurt ToppingBraised Chickpeas and Carrots with Yogurt Topping
Tender beans and sweet carrots are infused with enticing spices and get a dollop of an Indian-inspired yogurt topping. Served on a bed of protein-rich quinoa, the vegetables make a satisfying meatless—and gluten-free—meal.
Spaghetti with Collard Greens, Hazelnuts and Caramelized OnionsSpaghetti with Collard Greens, Hazelnuts and Caramelized Onions
Onions develop a luxurious smoothness when caramelized using a low and slow cooking method. Ribbon-cut collard greens bring brightness and subtle earthy flavors to the dish.
Garlicky Spinach and Parmesan FrittataGarlicky Spinach and Parmesan Frittata
A frittata is the perfect choice for a weeknight supper — serve with a salad of mixed greens, fresh sliced fruit and toasted nuts, along with crusty bread.
Tuscan Farro Soup with White Beans, Tomatoes and BasilTuscan Farro Soup with White Beans, Tomatoes and Basil
This wonderfully textured soup marries a handful of classic Tuscan flavors; the beans and farro make it hearty enough for a meal.
Parmesan Straciatella with KaleParmesan Straciatella with Kale
Just a few elements make up this simple soup, so use the finest-quality ingredients you can find, like rich chicken broth, farm-fresh eggs and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.
Roasted Salmon with Avocado and Grapefruit SalsaRoasted Salmon with Avocado and Grapefruit Salsa
Tangy grapefruit combined with silky avocado, red onion and fresh cilantro makes a lively topping for wild salmon. Serve with rice pilaf and coleslaw or sautéed cabbage.
Sautéed Scallops and Quinoa with Orange-Avocado SalsaSautéed Scallops and Quinoa with Orange-Avocado Salsa
Quinoa mixed with olive oil and a big handful of fresh herbs makes a refreshing bed for the scallops and zippy salsa made from oranges and avocado. This recipe makes a generous amount of both the quinoa and the salsa; toss the leftovers with crumbled feta cheese and pumpkin seeds for a light but filling lunch the next day.
North African Chicken Skewers with CouscousNorth African Chicken Skewers with Couscous
These aromatic chicken skewers are coated in bold spices, then broiled until golden. Whole-wheat couscous is a healthy carbohydrate source, which the body digests slowly over time, keeping you fuller for longer.
Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Sweet and Sour CabbageRoasted Pork Tenderloin with Sweet and Sour Cabbage
Cooking cabbage al dente helps it keep its sweet taste, which pairs well with savory pork. This dish would be delicious and beautiful served with mashed sweet potatoes.
Kale, Turkey Sausage and Barley StewKale, Turkey Sausage and Barley Stew
This stew will satisfy your hunger and nutrient needs in the cold winter months — it’s great for a potluck! Kale is a powerhouse of nutrition, while barley adds heartiness to this warming stew. If you want more heat, add a spicy sausage.
Stir-Fried Lamb with Broccoli and MushroomsStir-Fried Lamb with Broccoli and Mushrooms
Here, nutritious broccoli is paired with lean lamb and immune-boosting mushrooms to create a nourishing dish for a cold night.
Seared Beef Salad with Thai FlavorsSeared Beef Salad with Thai Flavors
Thai-style ingredients make this salad vivid and light — here, they’re paired with quickly marinated and briefly sautéed beef.


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