25 Spring Weeknight Dinners You'll Want to Make on Repeat

These quick and easy meals will help you get dinner done in a hurry.


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Foil Packet Flounder

Foil Packet Flounder

This recipe couldn't be any easier—it uses store-bought zoodles (zucchini noodles) and sun-dried tomato tapenade. After tossing the ingredients together with seasoning, throw them into a foil packet with the fish before grilling. Et voila! Dinner in 23 minutes.

Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Grill 13 m

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Million-Dollar Burger

Million-Dollar Burger

This was an editors' favorite in 2017, and it's easy to see why. The combination of ground chicken, truffle oil, and goat cheese on a brioche bun is out of this world. 

Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Refrigerate 30 m
Grill 12 m

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Lemony Herb Pasta

Lemony Herb Pasta

In 22 minutes, you can have a bacon-y, cheesy, lemony bowl of pasta that you'll crave all spring long.

Makes 8
Prep 15 m
Cook 7 m

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Parmesan Chicken Thighs and Veggies

Parmesan Chicken Thighs and Veggies

Not only does this recipe combine the classic flavors of parmesan cheese with juicy chicken thighs, but it's made on a single sheet pan to save time on prep and clean-up.

Makes 4
Prep 20 m
Roast 30 m
Broil 3 m

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Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas

Is there ever a bad time for chicken fajitas? Yeah, we didn't think so either. 

Makes 4
Prep 20 m
Broil 6 m
Cook 10 m

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Panko Fried Fish and Smoky Chips

Panko Fried Fish and Smoky Chips

Crispy fish with paprika-dusted french fries. Yum!

Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Bake 20 m
Cook 6 m

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Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops with Grilled Nectarines

Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops with Grilled Nectarines

Juicy, grilled pork chops with sweet grilled fruit is the perfect combination in this dinner, which is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Makes 6
Prep 10 m
Stand 10 m
Grill 8 m
Rest 5 m

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Slow Cooker Pasta and Meat Sauce

Pasta and Meat Sauce

Hearty meat sauce with pasta is oh-so-satisifying—and easy when made with a slow cooker!

Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Cook 12 m
Slow Cook 5 hours on HIGH or 6 hours on LOW, plus 30 minutes

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Honey Sesame Wings

Honey Sesame Wings

These wings are sweet, spicy, and perfect for a casual get together.

Prep 15 m
Roast 60 m

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Roasted Salmon and Asparagus

Roasted Salmon and Asparagus

This light and satisfying meal is ready in less than 30 minutes and includes a delicious yogurt-dill sauce (not pictured) you drizzle over top before serving. 

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Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Cook 2 m
Roast 12 m

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Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles

You can have this classic dish in 23 minutes by using store-bought rotisserie chicken. It's crunchy, spicy—a favorite comfort food.

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Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Cook 8 m

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No-Cook Vietnamese Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

Vietnamese Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

This delicious no-cook dish uses pre-cooked shrimp to make the 15-minute prep a breeze. 

Makes 4
Prep 15 m

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Flatbread Pizza with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Portobello Mushrooms

Flatbread Pizza with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Portobello Mushrooms

Flatbread pizza—a quicker, more accessible version of pizza—is full of veggies and tasty provolone cheese. Buy a store-bought flatbread to make for easy prep.

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Makes 4
Prep 15 m
Bake 50 m

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Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

Be sure to serve this garlic-laden dish with lots of bread so everyone can sop up all of the delicious sauce.

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Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Cook 9 m

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Maple-Ginger Salmon and Carrots

Maple-Ginger Salmon and Carrots

The bold flavor combination of maple and ginger shines in this easy roasted salmon recipe.

Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Cook 15 m
Roast 12 m

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Balsamic-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Balsamic-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

The balsamic vinegar reduction is the star of this pork dish, served with mashed sweet potatoes and salad.

Makes 4
Prep 7 m
Cook 10 m
Roast 15 m
Broil 2 m
Stand 5 m

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Bacon Egg and Cheese Pizza

bacon egg and cheese pizza

This take on a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich is ready in under 20 minutes.

Makes 4
Prep 5 m
Bake 13 m

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Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Soup

A potato adds a little body to this soup, which can be served warm or chilled.

Prep 10 m
Cook 20 m

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BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad

barbecue chicken pasta salad

Photo by Sidney Bensimon

Photo by Sidney Bensimon

You might think that apple, chicken, pasta and blue cheese makes for a strange dish, but we loved the contrast of sweet, salty and spicy flavors.

Makes 4
Prep 10 m
Cook 12 m

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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Pie

slow-cooker spaghetti pie with fork

Photo by Marcus Nilsson

Photo by Marcus Nilsson

This easy and hearty dish is a perfect comfort food.

Makes 6

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Shakshuka

shakshuka skillet breakfast

This popular Israeli poached egg dish is a hit any time of year, and this version was one of our favorite recipes of 2018.

Makes 6
Prep 15 m
Cook 27 m

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Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Curry seasoning is balanced with apples and raisins for the perfect sweet-and-savory flavor combination.

Makes 8
Prep 20 m
Cook 8 - 10 m

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Chicken and Apple Slaw

apple-chicken slaw and spoon

Photo by Victor Protasio

Photo by Victor Protasio

This veggie-filled dish is hearty thanks to a healthy portion of high-fiber cabbage from the coleslaw mix. The easy, sweet and tangy dressing is perfect for it.

Makes 6

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Skillet Lasagna alla Vodka

Skillet Lasagna alla Vodka

This lasagna recipe cooks on top of the stove so it's ready in a fraction of the time it takes to make a traditional lasagna. A spunky sauce made with bottled marinara sauce, vodka, and heavy cream is layered with a cottage cheese and spinach filling, no-boil noodles, and lots of mozzarella.

Makes 8

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Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant Rollatini

It's like lasagna rolls but with thinly sliced eggplant in place of the pasta.

Makes 6
Prep 25 m
Stand 15 m
Grill 8 m
Bake 25 m