Weeknight Winners®

These recipes aren’t all 30-or-fewer-minute meals, although many of them take no time at all. But these are all recipes that REAL home cooks make with REAL ingredients. None of those dump ‘n stir ditties that use 90% packaged ingredients with unpronounceable ingredients. They’re just as quick but infinitely more satisfying.

Six breaded oven fried chicken thighs with four lemon wedges in a parchment-lined dish.

Breaded Oven Fried Chicken Thighs

Sometimes less is more. These crumb-coated chicken thighs make for a quick, frugal, satisfying dinner fix with very little fuss and are easily adaptable to what you have on hand.

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  • 40 M
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A pepper and egg sandwich on a wooden table with pieces of pepper and onion falling out.

Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Just like mom made. That’s what we’re hearing from folks who grew up hoovering this classic, quick, easy, cheap Italian staple any and all times of day.

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A tangle of tomato and tuna spaghetti on a white plate.

Tuna and Tomato Spaghetti

Good and cheap. That pretty much sums up this pantry supper made with stuff we suspect you already have on hand.

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Two pieces of breaded fish fillets sprinkled with salt on a grey plate with a portion of steamed broccoli and a fork.

Breaded Fish Fillets

Done in just 30 minutes, made with recognizable ingredients, and your kids will never know the difference. Who loves you?!

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  • 30 M
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Three turkey reuben patty melts - one in a cast-iron skillet, and two on a dark surface, one sliced diagonally.

Turkey Reuben Patty Melts

An ingenious mashup of a couple indulgent American classics—reuben and the patty melt—with ground turkey to lend an air of healthfulness. As glam as grilled cheese gets.

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Three spiced roast chicken thighs, with warm spice, cajun, and spiced curry coatings

Spiced Roast Chicken

A weeknight godsend, these spice-rubbed, oven-blasted chicken parts do dinner on the double. Er, triple.

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  • 1 H
  • 5
A halved pork Milanese cutlet on a grey oval plate with a lemon wedge and mixed spring greens.

Pork Milanese

Plump pork chops are pounded into satisfying submission (whack! whack! whack!) before being breaded and gently sautéed to perfection.

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  • 30 M
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  • 0
A cast-iron skillet with eight cheater's chorizo meatballs being cooked in it.

Cheater’s Chorizo

A sassy mix of ground pork, paprika, garlic, cayenne pepper, and wine that you can stash in the fridge and pull out whenever the craving hits. Which, we assure you, will be often.

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