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.

An Indian spiced chicken burger, with chutney and red onions on top and a bowl of chutney on the side.

Indian Spiced Chicken Burgers

Think chicken burgers are boring? These juicy ground chicken burgers, which are filled with spices, tomatoes, onions, and chiles, will prove you wrong.

A skillet on a wooden board with a piece of salmon teriyaki in it and a metal spatula and two plates with salmon teriyaki and greens on the side.

Salmon Teriyaki

Teriyaki has become synonymous with an overly sweet and sticky sauce. That’s a shame. This easy salmon teriyaki recipe keeps things perfectly in balance.

A white plate topped with vermicelli noodles, chicken, and raw vegetables with chopsticks and lime wedges on the side.

Vermicelli Noodle Bowls with Chicken

These healthy rice noodle bowls, made with seared chicken thighs, vermicelli, fresh vegetables, and sweet chili dressing are every bit as good as Vietnamese takeaway, and ready just as quick as you can get delivery.

Several seared salt and pepper pork chops topped with a scallion and pepper mixture on a platter with a spoon resting on the side.

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

These spicy Cantonese-inspired salt and pepper pork chops are so easy to make that they’re securing a permanent spot in our weeknight rotation.

A patterned bowl filled with lemony fettuccine alfredo on a white and gold plate with a glass of water and dish of Parmesan on the side.

Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo

This is as indulgent as a quick weeknight pasta dish can get with its creamy and rich (though not too rich) sauce punctuated with the lilt of lemon.

A stack of four ground turkey sliders plus one resting on its side with lemon wedges on a cutting board.

Ground Turkey Sliders

If ever there was an unabashedly, unapologetically girlie burger, this is it. Still, we’ve seen guys polish them off without complaint.

Three easy marinated chicken skewers on a blue plate and a fourth one on top of a piece of flatbread.

Easy Marinated Chicken Skewers

These chicken skewers are a cinch to throw together. Whip up an easy marinade, let the chicken thighs soak up all that flavor, then grill or broil to tender perfection. Voila. Dinner.

A plate containing a halved air fryer Scotch egg, with a dollop of chutney on the side and in a bowl nearby.

Air Fryer Scotch Eggs

These Scotch eggs give you the irresistible combination of tender boiled egg, sausage, and crispy coating minus the mess of deep frying.

A platter of grilled boneless chicken thighs topped with pickled red onion, mint, lemon, and pita on the side.

Spiced Grilled Boneless Chicken Thighs

These easy shawarma-inspired grilled chicken thighs are perfect for sharing. Grill them up and serve with all your fave fixings, including pickled onions, garlic yogurt, and fresh herbs.

A large white plate full of turmeric shrimp linguine with a serving spoon resting in it.

Turmeric Shrimp Linguine

This easy weeknight pasta dish of linguine, seared shrimp, arugula, and tomatoes in a creamy yogurt sauce gets an extra health boost from the addition of turmeric.