Warm up in a flash with fresh dinners that can be ready in 30 minutes
Homemade mac’n’cheese in 30 minutes? It's true. Creamy and bacon-studded, this dinner is the ultimate quick, comfort food.
Recipe: Bacon and Herbs Mac 'n' Cheese
Reader Tom Trapani, of Millbrae, California, likes to make this sandwich when fresh Dungeness crab is in season and less expensive.
He also serves it on toasted French bread with a slice of tomato.
Recipe: California Crab Sandwich
For an easy vegetarian version of this hearty main dish, omit the bacon and add a little more olive oil when you sauté the
Recipe: Spicy Rainbow Chard with Bacon and Polenta
This Asian-inspired salad would also be good made with chicken or shrimp instead of pork.
Recipe: Chinese Black Pepper Pork and Spinach Salad
Our version of this classic soup is medium-hot, but if you like it a little spicier, use the higher amount of serrano chile
and a pinch more cayenne.
Recipe: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chinese long beans (or regular green beans) and plenty of fresh herbs turn this Thai-inspired dish into a whole meal.
Recipe: Southeast Asian Chicken and Noodles
You could easily substitute ground beef or even turkey for the lamb in this flavorful one-pot dish.
Recipe: Lamb Keema with Potatoes and Peas
With the accompanying Brussels sprouts and potatoes combo, sliced steak becomes a complete meal.
Recipe: New York Strip Steak with Brussels Sprout Hash
Using fresh chard leaves in place of the usual basil is a great way to enjoy the classic sauce when winter greens are in season.
You could also try spooning the pesto over squares of pan-browned polenta instead of pasta.
Recipe: Swiss Chard Pesto Pasta
We like to make this in a double batch so there’s plenty for lunch the next day.
Recipe: Coconut Shrimp Curry
These giant dumplings are like a meatball and a pot sticker in one, surrounded by a rich broth.
Recipe: Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings in Shiitake Broth
This hearty frittata is great for brunch or dinner.
Recipe: Swiss Chard and Sausage Frittata
This Southwestern-inspired soup hits all the right notes: solid protein from the beans, crunchiness from the cucumber, creaminess
from the avocado, a sweet hit of acidity from the citrus, and a hint of spice.
Recipe: Black Bean Soup with Avocado, Orange, and Cucumber
Here's a recipe to add to your go-to list: easy enough to pull off for a Tuesday night dinner but special enough to serve
Recipe: Gorgonzola-Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears
Medium cooked eggs are a nice addition to this heavily-spiced rice and chicken dish.
Recipe: Spiced Chicken Pilaf with Eggs
We like the robust flavor of red Swiss chard in this soup, but you could also make it with green Swiss chard, which is milder,
Recipe: Ruby Swiss Chard and White Bean Soup
Lentils are a staple in India, and this simple weeknight meal is great way to introduce this flavorful cuisine to your family.
Recipe: Curried Lentils and Paneer
Panzanella, a traditional Italian bread salad, gets an upgrade with sweet roasted fennel, fried eggs, and crispy, salty pancetta.
Recipe: Roasted Fennel, Egg, and Pancetta Panzanella
The salty, tangy pan sauce in this recipe by chef and cookbook author Joanne Weir would also be excellent with other cuts
of pork such as tenderloin.
Recipe: Pork Chops with Mustard, Rosemary, and Capers
Kale's hearty texture holds up to the high heat needed to create a crisp pizza crust. Its deep flavor is a great match for
spicy chorizo and bold manchego cheese.
Recipe: Kale, Chorizo, and Manchego Pizza
This hearty, less-is-more stew riffs on rustic Italian flavors. Serve with crusty bread and a green salad.
Recipe: Escarole and Cannellini Bean Stew
This jazzed up version of a sloppy-joe is miles away from the canned stuff, but just as quick. Fresh rosemary, honey and garlic
add depth of flavor to the sauce, while goat cheese and baby spinach round out the sandwich and compliment the lamb beautifully.
Recipe: Honey-Rosemary Lamb Sandwich
As satisfying as the version served at your favorite Thai restaurant, but enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. Flavors
of lime, chile, and cilantro cut through the creamy broth for a tangy, silky combination.
Recipe: Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Kha Gai)
Need a quick one-pan dinner for two? Roasting all the ingredients of this meal together guarantees rich flavor and makes for
Recipe: Roast Chicken with Vegetables
This quick, one-pan dinner is chock-full of our favorite things: Sweet and tender shrimp, crisp green onions, and freshly
shredded parmesan cheese.
Recipe: Shrimp and Chickpea Pasta
Oyster sauce adds wonderful 'umami' to this Asian-inspired dish, and can be found in the ethnic foods aisle of most supermarkets.
Serve over fluffy rice for a satisfying meal.
Recipe: Stir-fried Eggplant and Tofu
Search no further for that perfect leftover holiday turkey sandwich. This one has it all: Sweet caramelized shallots, pungent
blue cheese, and tart cranberry sauce.
You might find yourself roasting turkey year-round just to whip up this tasty meal.
Recipe: Turkey Sandwiches with Shallots, Cranberries, and Blue Cheese
These meatballs come with a surprise–hard boiled eggs in the center. Be sure to serve them over rice to sop up the rich, spicy
sauce, and top with cilantro for a little color.
Recipe: Stuffed Chipotle Meatballs
The fresh vegetables, tofu, and flavorful ginger in this Asian-inspired soup will keep you healthy, while slurp-able noodles
and chicken meat ensure you'll be satisfyingly full.
Recipe: Japanese-stye One-pot Supper
Fideos (vermicelli) are much loved in Mexico, where they form the basis of thick, delicious soups. Usually the soups are served
as a first course, but our hearty shrimp version is a meal in a bowl.
Recipe: Shrimp, Ancho Chile, and Pasta Soup (Sopa Seca de Camarones y Fideos)
Last minute guests coming for dinner? Tender veal and a rich, marsala-laced sauce make this weeknight dish fancy enough for
Recipe: Veal Scaloppine with Mushroom Marsala Sauce
Boned, skinned chicken thighs are just as convenient as breasts, and they have an added advantage: Their succulent texture
and robust flavor stand up well to braising.
Add the flavors of Italian salsa verde--bright parsley, tart lemon, piquant capers, and green olives--for a fresh, fast twist on cold-weather cooking.
Recipe: Chicken Stew with Olives and Lemon
If you've only had hominy―big, starchy corn kernels with the hull and germ removed―in posole, you'll be amazed at how delicious
and satisfying it is all on its own. Here we cook it in the seasoning left in the pan by the sausages to maximize flavor.
Recipe: Sausage with Hominy and Spinach
Chicken breast gets an easy upgrade with shredded coconut and curry powder. You can vary the sweetness of the dish with the
type of coconut you use, or serve with Major Grey chutney for a bit of tang.
Recipe: Coconut Curry Chicken
Whole-wheat pasta lends extra nuttiness to this Indonesian-inspired vegetarian entrée.
Recipe: Sesame Broccoli Pasta
Broccoli gets an unusual treatment in this delicious sauce–it cooks with olive oil and garlic slowly until broken down into
a soft, flavorful pasta topping.
Recipe: Penne with Broccoli
Serve this flavor-packed dish with lots of crusty bread to sop up the delicious Mediterranean-infused sauce.
Recipe: Tuna with Tomato-Caper Sauce
Milanese refers to meat that has been pounded or vegetables that have been thinly sliced, dredged first in egg and then in
a mixture of bread crumbs and grated parmesan cheese, and fried. Although they're not traditional, we like using panko (Japanese
bread crumbs), because they make a crunchier crust.
Recipe: Pork Milanese with Arugula, Fennel, and Parmesan Salad
This elegant pasta has only a few ingredients, but together they make an incredibly satisfying supper. The dish requires nothing
more than a big green salad as accompaniment.
Recipe: Smoked Salmon Vermicelli
This spicy 5-ingredient recipe takes almost no time to throw together. Serve it with rice and your favorite veggies for a
easy, well-rounded dinner.
Recipe: Spicy Sesame Scallops