For Bon Appetit, by Christina Chaey.
A busy weeknight dinner should be three things: easy, quick, and hearty-yet-healthy. These 23 simple dinners, from a cheesy roasted cauliflower pasta to an addictive Thai-inspired larb, fit the bill on all counts. The best part: you don't need a recipe to master them.
What better way to sneak a few more veggies into the day than on top of a super-quick pizza?
Crispy Sausages and Greens
Sausage and greens are a match made in weeknight dinner heaven.
Instant Ramen Noodle Salad
Turn that package of instant ramen noodles in your pantry into a healthy-ish dinner.
Warm Kimchi Grain Bowl
This kimchi stir-fry is instant comfort in a grain bowl.
This foolproof dinner requires just enough "real" cooking that you can call it homemade.
White Bean-Sausage Skillet
Turn a can of beans into a hearty, healthy dinner in minutes.
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Tuna-Tomato Salad with Couscous
Couscous, tuna, and whatever you find in the pantry—this five-minute dinner is a lifesaver.
Canned chickpeas are great, especially when served with a side of comfy pants and Law & Order SVU.
Cuban-Style Crispy Chicken
A photo editor shares the super simple dish that quells her Cuban food cravings every time.
Weeknight Italian Wedding Soup
For soup in a hurry, this spin on Italian meatball with a few clever shortcuts (hi, storebought sausage) delivers every time.
Easy Chicken Salad Toast
Rotisserie chicken is your best friend in this jazzed up tartine.
15-Minute Pantry Soba
A few pantry staples turn plain soba noodles into a meal that's fit for company.
Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower Pasta
Who says cauliflower is boring? When it's deeply roasted and tossed with hot, cheesy pasta, it's anything but.
Cacio e Pepe e Roasted Vegetables
When a dinner of cheese and butter and noodles sounds a bit too indulgent, just add roasted veg. Boom.
Spaghetti with Walnut-Sage Pesto
Break free from your usual basil-and-pine-nut routine with a wintry pesto that was practically meant for a simple plate of spaghetti.
Creamy Mushroom Pasta
When all you want is a bowl of creamy pasta, adding a pile of golden-brown mushrooms makes it feel virtuous.
Brown Rice and Veg Bowl with Peanut Sauce
Looking for a healthy dinner option you'll want seconds of? Look no further.
Dinner-Worthy Farro Salad
This farro salad is clean eating at its most satisfying.
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Miso Soup with Veg and Tofu
Wholesome, filling, and good for your digestive system—just three more reasons to love miso soup.
Greens & Beans
This simple and satisfying dish is definitely easy enough for a weeknight.
Kimchi and Vegetable Soup
This kimchi and vegetable soup is healthy, sure. But it's also really darn good.
Stir-Fried Greens with Bacon
Here's how to make excellent stir-fried greens, without using a specific recipe.
Super Easy Oven-Roasted Fish
This baked fish could not be easier to make. So make it already!
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