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.

Cranberry Orange Pecan Bread

Cranberry Orange Pecan Bread

This cranberry orange pecan bread, with its perfect balance of tart and sweet, is so lovely it doesn’t even need a schmear of butter.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 39
Black Pepper Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Black Pepper Mashed Potatoes

This black pepper mashed potatoes recipe from Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar calls for spuds, salt, pepper, and sugar.

  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 4
Basic Pan Gravy Recipe

Basic Pan Gravy

Great gravy doesn’t just happen by chance. Here’s how it does happen.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 11
Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Easy Mashed Potatoes

Yeah, yeah, we know. You don’t need a recipe for mashed Yukon Golds with butter, milk, and salt. Or so you think. Try this and get back to us.

  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

“Super easy.” “Quite addictive.” “Divine.” That’s what folks are saying about these surprisingly seductive spiced pepitas.

  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 10
Brown Butter Winter Squash

Brown Butter Winter Squash

One taste and you’ll forget all about that butter and brown sugar trick your mom taught you long ago. Promise.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 4
Sweet Potato Cornbread Recipe

Sweet Potato Cornbread

We could blather on and on and on about this surprising (and stealthy healthy) riff on a Southern classic. But you best experience it for yourself.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 41
Slow Cooker Posole

Slow Cooker Posole

Slow cooker posole is an easy and authentic Mexican posole minus all the tending and stirring on the stovetop.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 4 H, 40 M
  • 7
Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers

Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers

Toss together everything for dinner on a single sheet pan and shove it in the oven while you tend to other things that need to get done. You’re welcome.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Vietnamese Chicken Soup

Vietnamese Chicken Rice Soup

Vietnamese chicken rice soup is a quick and easy version of congee, a sensationally soothing southeast Asian elixir of rice, chicken broth, and ginger.

  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Seared Scallops Recipe

Seared Scallops

Seared scallops are perhaps the easiest and most elegant dinner in existence. Here’s how to cook them.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 14
Chai Spiced Apple Cider Recipe

Chai Spiced Apple Cider

This chai spiced apple cider calls for nothing more than apple cider, your favorite chai tea, and a cinnamon stick. Quick liquid comfort.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Breakfast Burritos Recipe

Breakfast Burritos

Quick, easy, healthy, crowd pleasing, freezer-friendly morning grub that you can grab and go.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 8