Do you have any go-to weeknight meals? It’s tempting to reach for a box of Cheerios when you’re low on groceries and time. But! To conclude our month of five-ingredient dinners, I’ve rounded up my favorite VERY easy recipes. From a no-hassle soup (that our office is obsessed with) to a speedy chicken tikka masala, here are the 12 trusty meals I turn to when I’m in a pinch (and please share yours!)…
If you have rotisserie chicken and a can of beans, you’re well on your way to a delicious pot of Italian soup. This quick recipe calls for a glass of red wine to celebrate.
Transform store-bought dough into a creamy mess of a white pizza, with scallions, Pecorino Romano cheese and eggs.
Take your pasta game to a new level with tomatoes, roasted garlic and basil.
It can be hard to find motivation to cook a fish dinner after a hectic day, but this quick lemon-honey Arctic char with citrus sauce is an exception. The meal also tastes delicious with trout (follow the same cooking instructions) or salmon (broil it without the sheet pan trick noted). Serve with steamed broccoli and whisper “ta-dah” as much as you like.
This chickpea salad makes a cheese plate seem complicated in comparison. Add diced pancetta, a dollop of Greek yogurt and an episode of The Bachelor, if you want to live your best life.
We’re always up for breakfast for dinner, especially when it involves bacon, egg and avocado on a soft brioche bun.
The makings of a good quesadilla? Monterey Jack cheese, leafy greens and a pinch of cumin. A flavorful and crunchy ode to your go-to high-school snack.
This 30-minute chicken tikka masala (*drops mic*) tastes like your favorite Indian restaurant came to your kitchen.
When running low on time and groceries, this skillet bruschetta with beans and greens is a dinner savior. (Joanna and Alex swear by it.)
Our office regularly takes time out to rave about this lemony greek soup. It takes 15 minutes to whip up, start to finish, and it’s so delicious, we’re sure you’ll be hooked, too.
A kale salad so satisfying you’ll forget it’s just a salad.
This steaming, cheesy bowl of polenta topped with eggs fried in olive oil beats cold cereal any night.
What easy dinners do you make? Where do you find your recipes? We usually turn to Real Simple and Dinner: A Love Story. We’d love to hear yours. Leave your favorite recipe links in the comments, if you’d like!
P.S. More quick dinners, and Trader Joe’s meal hacks.