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.

Mini Staub skillets filed with kale shakshuka--eggs, kale, and spices

Kale Shakshuka

This is definitely not your classic shakshuka. But with its lilt of lemon, it’s hearty braised greens, and it sprinkling of za’atar, it’s not something we’d kick out of bed.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A closeup if leftover roast chicken soup with onions, chicken broth, celery, chicken carcass

Leftover Roast Chicken Soup

“Just like something grandma made.” “A great way to have chicken leftovers.” “WONDERFUL!” That’s what folks are saying about this soup.

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  • 15 M
  • 10 H
  • 2
A stainless steel skillet filled with beef rendang and topped with two lime halves, lemongrass, and cilantro

Beef Rendang

Just like the traditional slowly simmered Indonesian curry. But complete with instructions for the slow cooker and Instant Pot.

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  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 45 M
  • 0
A white plate topped with linguine and mussels in a red dress

Mussels in a Red Dress

Mussels take a twirl through a classic red pasta sauce and linguine. Most certainly able to inspire laughter, scintillating conversation, perhaps even a twirl on the dance floor afterwards.

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  • 40 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
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
Two seared duck breasts, one sliced, the other whole on a wood cutting board

Seared Duck Breast

An elegant and easy riff on steak au poivre that’s made with duck breast rubbed with garlic and peppercorns and cooked to a magnificently rosy medium-rare.

  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 4
A skillet filled with seared scallops cooked in butter

Seared Scallops

Perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner conceivable. Here’s how to cook them to perfection.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 27
A chicken burrito bowl with grilled chicken, quinoa, lettuce, cheese, corn, beans, guacamole, and purple corn chips

Chicken Burrito Bowl

Easy. Healthy. And kids are proclaiming these to be better than taco night. Need we say more?!

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A slab of glazed ribs with a knife cutting between two ribs

Pressure Cooker Ribs

We confess, we’d never imagined you could turn ribs fall-off-the-bone tender in 30 minutes. Until this recipe made believers out of us.

A rimmed baking sheet filled with peppery chicken wings

Peppery Chicken Wings

The intensity of the classic buffalo wing is tempered here, usurped by a deliciously, defiantly untraditional blend of beguiling spices.

  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 9
A casserole dish of sweet potato enchiladas with a place with two enchiladas, lime, jalapenos, and sauce

Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Defiantly untraditional yet unexpectedly incredibly satisfying. That’s what we think of these vegan enchiladas.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A gray plate with a pile of skillet mac and cheese piled on it

Skillet Mac and Cheese

Add this simple skillet mac and cheese, with its brilliant and time-saving trick we suspect you’ve never heard of, to your dinner arsenal and you just might achieve superhero status with the kids. And with yourself.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 0