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 bowl filled with spicy harissa lentil stew on a white plate with flat leaf parsley garnishing the dish and scattered around the bowl.

Spicy Harissa Lentils

An easy weeknight meal that’s an unassuming melding of red lentils, harissa, sautéed onions, and garlicky tahini sauce that can only be described as magical. (Yes, lentils can be magic.)

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Three homemade Larabars

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years. Save for the crazy price tag. Here’s a less expensive, more customizable alternative.

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  • 15 M
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A sliced Korean steak on a rimmed baking sheet with a knife resting on the sheet and bowls of kimchi and daikon nearby.

Korean Steak

This isn’t quite bulgolgi, the classic Korean barbecue. But this little number is salty, sweet, and quite reminiscent of its longer-marinated inspiration.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
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A white bowl filled with quick posole topped with avocado with a lime wedge on the side.

Quick Posole With Pork

Despite this recipe having a cheater-like approach with a surprisingly short ingredient list and no waiting all day for it to be done, it tastes remarkably like the real deal. Swear.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
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A trussed classic roast chicken on a rack, set inside a skillet.

Classic Roast Chicken

Succulent. Crisp-skinned. Simple. If that’s what you seek in a roast hen, your search stops with this ooh- and aah-inducing technique.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 55 M
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A white plate with a piece of pan-seared Moroccan salmon on a bed of orange slices, red onion, and greens with three black olives on the side.

Pan-Seared Moroccan Salmon

These sexy salmon fillets have got “come hither” appeal in spades thanks to a citrusy lilt and a beguiling blend of spices.

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  • 15 M
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Two slices of chocolate sandwich, made with toasted French bread, chocolate, and a sprinkling of salt on a wire rack.

Chocolate Sandwich

Rest assured, this chocolate sandwich with a French accent is a far cry from Wonder bread and Hershey’s. Oooooh sooooo far.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 4
Two bowls of naked wonton with a small dish of sliced scallions on the side.

Naked Wonton Soup

A keto-friendly, low-carb, gluten-free riff on the Asian classic that lacks nothing in appeal yet is crazy underwhelming in terms of its carbohydrate load.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 6
Two pieces of pan-seared fish fillet on a white plate with lemon wedges, a lime half, and parsley, to garnish.

Pan Seared Fish Fillet

Healthy isn’t necessarily boring or penance. This lovely and easy pan seared fish fillet with lemon and butter is so darn delectable, you’re going to completely forget it’s good for you.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
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A panko crusted pork tenderloin with rosemary being sliced on a wooden cutting board.

Panko Crusted Pork Tenderloin With Rosemary

The sort of simple dish that looks (and tastes!) like you spent all day preparing it but, in reality, requires only a handful of pantry ingredients and is completely doable on a weeknight.

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  • 45 M
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