Quick and Easy Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

When you're short on time but still craving a delicious and satisfying meal, these quick and easy recipes are perfect for busy weeknights. With minimal ingredients and preparation time, you can whip up a homemade dinner in under 30 minutes, leaving you more time to relax and unwind after a hectic day.

  1. One-Pan Lemon Herb Chicken and Vegetables: Ingredients:
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Place chicken breasts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  3. Arrange sliced lemon and vegetables around the chicken.

  4. Drizzle olive oil over everything and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.

  6. Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta: Ingredients:

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions, then drain and set aside.

  2. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.

  3. Stir in heavy cream and Parmesan cheese, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens.

  4. Add cooked pasta to the skillet and toss until well coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Serve hot, garnished with additional grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

  6. Teriyaki Salmon with Stir-Fried Vegetables: Ingredients:

  1. Marinate salmon fillets in teriyaki sauce for 10-15 minutes.

  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add salmon fillets, skin side down. Cook for 4-5 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until cooked through.

  3. Meanwhile, in another skillet, stir-fry vegetables in soy sauce and sesame oil until tender-crisp.

  4. Serve salmon over cooked rice with stir-fried vegetables on the side.

  5. Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich: Ingredients:

  1. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat.
  2. Assemble sandwiches by layering mozzarella cheese, tomato slices, and basil leaves between two slices of bread.
  3. Brush the outsides of the sandwiches with olive oil.
  4. Place sandwiches on the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted.
  5. Drizzle with balsamic glaze if desired and serve hot.
Published on: 3/8/24, 7:45 AM