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.

A pot of spaghetti with muhammara sauce next to a plate and a cutting board with parsley on it.

Spaghetti With Muhammara Sauce

Already have some muhammara? You probably also have everything else to whip up this creamy vegan spaghetti in less than 30 minutes.

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Potatoes with Mexican chorizo tucked inside tortillas with a glass of beer on the side.

Potatoes With Mexican Chorizo

Easy, authentic, and awesome any time of day, whether accompanied by steaming hot coffee in the morning or cold cerveza any (other) time of day. One of our recipes folks rave about most.

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  • 25 M
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A halved tuna melt with a fork and knife resting on the side.

Tuna Melt

Take a close look at this sandwich and you’ll realize you’re just a few ingredients away from feeling like a kid again.

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  • 20 M
  • 25 M
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A wok filled with kung pao chicken with two chopsticks on the edge

Kung Pao Chicken With Peanuts

The origins of Kung Pao (aka Gong Bao) chicken are murky, but the raves we’re hearing about this stir-fry of chicken, peanuts, and red chiles are unequivocally and resoundingly clear.

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  • 20 M
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A ceramic bowl filled with chunks of shaking beef.

Shaking Beef

A Vietnamese classic that comes together in minutes and bears that enticing and classic Vietnamese juxtaposition of tastes and textures and temperatures. Sigh.

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A fork resting in a bowl of celery root salad with clementines.

Celery Root Salad with Clementines

Not your typical salad, this is made with nutritious celery root that’s cleverly blitzed until minced so finely it could stand in for couscous. The perfect balance of sweet, salty, sour, and surprise.

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  • 50 M
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Two hands holding a paper container of tater tots sprinkled with Parmesan cheese

Parmesan Tater Tots

Frozen tater tots and Parmesan cheese. Seems so intuitive, doesn’t it? And yet it’s so wonderfully unexpected. Easy, kid-friendly, adult-appeasing.

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  • 5 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Colorful curried roasted carrots scattered on a rimmed sheet pan.

Curried Roasted Carrots

Easy, easy, easy. Fast, fast, fast. Delicious, delicious, delicious. That’s what we’re hearing from those who’ve made these carrots. Even avowed curry dislikers.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
A fennel, orange, and watercress salad on a decorative platter with a cup of dressing and a spoon on the side.

Fennel, Orange, and Watercress Salad

Quick and easy to toss together with all the flair of a French woman slinging a scarf and instantly seeming elegant with ease. Which is exactly how we like our salads.

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