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Recipe Roundup: Easy Weeknight Dinners


These simple recipes starring seasonal ingredients will fit into even the busiest schedules. Get inspired for tonight’s dinner!


Quick Kabob Pita Sandwiches with TzatzikiQuick Kabob Pita Sandwiches with Tzatziki
The entire family can help prepare this simple kabob recipe, which cooks on an indoor grill. Then everyone assembles their own pita sandwiches, adding whatever garnishes they please.
Cauliflower-Kale Soup with Crispy Kale ToppingCauliflower-Kale Soup with Crispy Kale Topping
Kale lends a beautiful green color to this silky cauliflower soup, while a garnish of crispy kale chips and pine nuts adds a satisfying crunch.
Stir-Fried Tofu with Mushrooms and GreensStir-Fried Tofu with Mushrooms and Greens
Steamed rice is perfect for serving with this Asian-inspired dish — it will soak up all the savory sauce. Put the rice on to cook just before starting to prepare this dish, and both will be ready at about the same time.
Pumpkin Lasagna with FontinaPumpkin Lasagna with Fontina
This hearty lasagna is perfect for that transitional time, when fall vegetables are starting to appear at the farmers’ market. Combining yellow squash, zucchini and pumpkin, the dish comes together quickly, thanks to our ready-to-use pasta sauce.
Apple and Cheddar Panini with Onion JamApple and Cheddar Panini with Onion Jam
Looking for a quick but nutritious meal for the most hectic weeknights? Think soup and a sandwich! This apple and cheddar panini paired with our carrot soup will be a hit with kids and adults alike.
Sweet Potato and Green Chili Quesadillas with ArugulaSweet Potato and Green Chili Quesadillas with Arugula
A perfect balance of flavors, this fresh dish combines sweet and spicy vegetables with crisp, cool arugula leaves. It’s a great way to use up any leftover sweet potato.
Spaghetti with Garlicky GreensSpaghetti with Garlicky Greens
This tangle of noodles and garlic-laden ribbons of kale and chard is a delicious way to eat your greens.
Pork Medallions with Roasted FigsPork Medallions with Roasted Figs
Here’s a meal that’s elegant enough for company, but quick and easy enough for a weeknight. The savory pork pair perfectly with sweet, ripe figs.
Chickpea, Cauliflower and Potato CurryChickpea, Cauliflower and Potato Curry
Curry spices flatter chickpeas, cauliflower and potatoes alike. Serve this zesty meatless dish over brown basmati or jasmine rice.
Pan-Roasted Clams with Potatoes and FennelPan-Roasted Clams with Potatoes and Fennel
Nothing could be easier and tastier than this one-pan meal of tender red potatoes, anise-tinged fennel, toasty garlic and briny littleneck clams. Red pepper flakes and dry white wine finish the dish, mixing with the clams’ juices to create a sauce with just a hint of heat.
Golden Beet and Blue Cheese RisottoGolden Beet and Blue Cheese Risotto
Exceptionally sweet, golden and pink beets won’t stain as much as their dark garnet cousins, which helps to preserve the pretty color of this risotto. Blue cheese complements the earthiness of the dish.
Pasta with Lamb and RosemaryPasta with Lamb and Rosemary
Ground lamb and zucchini cooked with fresh rosemary and tomatoes create a succulent—and unexpected—sauce for pasta. Slightly salty pecorino cheese is the perfect garnish.
Mushroom and Manchego QuesadillasMushroom and Manchego Quesadillas
A cherry tomato salsa brings a bright flavor to this quick dish. Round out the meal with a salad of baby lettuce, radishes and red onion. For a special treat, replace the creminis with wild mushrooms such as chanterelles or morels.
Spice-Crusted Tuna with Fresh Pear ChutneySpice-Crusted Tuna with Fresh Pear Chutney
Fragrant cumin and coriander seeds give this fish a crunchy coating and contribute exotic flavor. Sweet pears mixed with lime juice, fresh ginger and spicy chili form a quick relish; serve with steamed rice and green beans.
Seared Scallops with Greens and OrzoSeared Scallops with Greens and Orzo
Chard stirred into the rice-shaped pasta provides a vegetable component to this risotto-like dish, transforming it into the perfect base for quickly browned sea scallops. The quick pan sauce gains bright flavors from sherry vinegar.
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