Weeknight Winners®

These aren’t 30-or-fewer-minute meals, although many of them take no time at all. These are dishes that real cooks make. None of those dump ‘n stir ditties that use 90% store-bought ingredients. Bottom line: They’re just as quick but infinitely more tasty.

A cast-iron pot filled with pan-fried green beans tossed with garlic and butter

Pan-Fried Green Beans

Simple yet spectacular green beans thanks to the perfect technique from Alain Ducasse.

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Basic Pan Gravy

Basic Pan Gravy

Great gravy doesn’t just happen by chance. Here’s how it does happen.

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A pewter platter with chunky red apple cranberry sauce with a serving spoon

Easy Apple Cranberry Sauce

We’re not quite certain which title is more apt—apple cranberry sauce or cranberry applesauce. But then, we’re not so into titles or labels. We’re simply into taste. Whatever you call this, there’s no denying, it tastes lovely.

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A white bowl of orange carrot and lentil soup with a bowl of rice nearby

Carrot and Lentil Soup

“Beautiful.” “Filled with flavors.” “A tad spicy.” “Simple.” “Perfect!” That’s just a taste of what our testers are saying about this soup. Sort of makes you want some, doesn’t it?

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An Asian grilled flank steak, with several medium rare sliced cut from it, the outside crisscrossed with grill marks--on a plate

Asian Grilled Flank Steak

A cinch to make, this steak requires just a quick dunk in a marinade made from ingredients you already have on hand. Then it’s slapped on the grill. Dinner, anyone?

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A bowl of pressure cooker mussels with saffron sprinkled with chopped parsley and in a yellow broth set in another bowl on top of a napkin

Pressure Cooker Mussels with Saffron

Quicker than quick, this recipe takes fast-cooking mussels and makes them even faster. And that’s to say nothing of the recipe’s lovely saffron-infused cream sauce bathing your mollusks.

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A clay bowl filled with butter, parsley, red onion, lemon zest, orange zest, and salt

Parsley Garlic Butter

Parsley garlic butter. Easy to make. Always worth having on hand. And is a packed with flavor.

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A white plate with cavatelli past topped with a roasted tomato sauce, fork on the side

Roasted Tomato Sauce and Pasta

Sugo con pomodorini gratinati alla Calabrese. That’s how you say the proper title of this recipe in Italian. Uh. We’ll just say “More pasta, please.” Because you’re definitely to be requesting second helpings.

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