This is an insanely busy time of year.
Here are some recipes to hopefully lighten the load. So while you’re finishing a Halloween costume, or driving a neighbor to the polls, or helping with homework, or prepping for overnight guests, you can still get a nice dinner on the table.
Ready to Go in 30 Minutes or Less
Simple and quick. You can dash in the door, make and eat dinner, and still make it to the football game or PTA meeting on time.
Get chicken on the table in about 30 minutes for an easy weeknight dinner, or a simple-but-nice entree for a crowd.
A vegetarian burger where the cheese IS the burger. Halloumi cheese stands right up to browning directly in the griddle or on the grill, so you can skip the meat entirely. Slathered with garlic-mayo and topped with all the fixins, so you’re good to go.
Surprisingly easy classic Filipino dish that everyone will love. Super simple to make, and so tasty, you’ll want to plan ahead for leftovers.
Pork chops seared and braised on the stovetop in white wine and herbs. Simple enough for a weeknight, but sophisticated enough for any occasion.
Creamy, cheesy, pasta-y and really doesn't take much longer than the boxed version.
Pasta with ricotta cheese, sauteed Tuscan kale, cherry tomatoes and lots of love. Quick, satisfying weeknight dinner or side.
Tender sea scallops seared golden brown and served with a buttery white wine pan sauce. Delicious, elegant, and done in about 15 minutes.
One of the quickest and simplest ways to make a truly nice dinner, any night of the week.
Ready in 30-60 Minutes (But still easy)
These take a little longer, but with things simmering away on their own for much of the time. And bonus - you can cook them ahead for a quick dinner during the week.
Easy baked chicken with the sweet tang of apricot juice and Worcestershire umami. Super simple prep, then nearly all the cooking time is hands-off.
The classic French dish, with succulent chicken bathed in a rich, golden broth. All those cloves of garlic turn creamy, mild and spreadable in the slow oven braise. Be sure to have lots of crusty French bread nearby to sop up every last drop.
Possibly one of the world's best comfort foods.
Sweet or spicy Italian-style sausages, braised in a little beer with soft, sweet peppers and onions. Easy weeknight dinner or football-watching crowd-pleaser.