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.

Bowl of cashew chicken with chunks of stir-fried chicken, carrots, sugar snap peas, celery, cashews

Cashew Chicken

Cashew chicken is one of the most beloved Chinese recipes in America. Dark meat, snap peas, carrots, and cashews are seared then tossed in a silky sauce.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 3
A stone bowl of mint pesto with a knife on top on a metal sheet pan

Mint Pesto

A novel take on the classic. Mint leaves, peanuts, Parmesan, lemon, garlic, and peanuts (yes, peanuts), are blitzed in a food processor. It’s great on lamb, chicken, salmon, and pasta.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Cutting board with grilled skirt steak tacos, sliced jalepenos, tortillas, lime wedges, pickled onions, cilantro

Grilled Skirt Steak Tacos

Slightly spicy with a hint of sweet. Not to mention oh so satisfying. And did we mention fast and easy?

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Rosemary-Garlic Chicken

Folks are calling this recipe “wonderful” and “amazingly tender” and “perfectly balanced” and “restaurant quality.” Sorta enticing, yes?

  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 4
Grilled Broccoli

Grilled Broccoli or Broccolini

Don’t care for broccoli? Just toss it on the grill. It’ll take on a beguilingly earthy, smoky quality that’s actually quite hard to resist.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Big glass bowl of layers of vanilla wafer banana pudding topped with sliced bananas, Nilla wafers, and whipped cream

Vanilla Wafer Banana Pudding

Not a lot has changed since you last had this after-school classic. It’s still easy. It’s still quick. And it’s still gosh darned comforting as heck.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
Cutting board and knife with a salt and pepper rib eye steak

Salt and Pepper Rib Eye Steak

Rib eye steak. Salt. Pepper. Flame. And this technique. That’s all it takes to create one of the most superlative suppers known to man.

  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 14
Spice-Glazed Grilled Pork Loin

Grilled Pork Loin

No more standing idly by as the pork chops you tossed on the grill toughen into leathery dryness. Nope. Not with this clever trick that cooks a whole pork loin and then slices it into chops after it’s pulled off the heat.

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  • 30 M
  • 15 H, 30 M
  • 19
Copper skillet with a potato chip and chive omelet, a wooden spoon resting inside

Potato Chip and Chive Omelet

Sorta like a first grader’s culinary experiment that unexpectedly turns into something deliciously right and, we dare say, unexpectedly sophisticated.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A sliced steak with chimichurri sauce drizzled on top on a cutting board

Steak Chimichurri

Chimichurri-induced happiness can be yours with this foolproof, fuss-free, Argentine-approved answer to what’s for dinner.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 50 M
  • 2
A bowl of sesame-peanut noodles coated in peanut sauce, topped with sesame seeds, chopsticks on the side

Sesame-Peanut Noodles

These gooey, slurpy, peanut butter-y wonders are the true test of a Chinese restaurant’s worthiness. Although now you don’t have to leave it to chance. You can simply make them at home.

  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 4
Four spice-rubbed grilled pork chops on a baking sheet with a pair of metal tongs

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops

These spice-rubbed grilled pork chops get their awesomeness from a mix of coriander seeds, chipotle chile powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, and mustard powder. Perfection.

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  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 0