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7 Easy Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Quicker dinners = better nights.

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1. One-Pot Pasta with Pork and Tomato Sauce

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IDK about you, but dishes get me down at night. Solve it by making this one-pot wonder. Get the recipe and a how-to video here.

2. Lemony Ricotta Toast with a Fried Egg

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Dinner doesn't have to be a big ordeal. It can be as simple as a whole-grain piece of toast, topped with a thick smear of ricotta, and a crispy fried egg. Get the recipe here.

P.S. If you're feeling ~ambitious~, you can even DIY your own ricotta in the microwave or on your stove.


3. Easy 5-Ingredient Shrimp Packets

Parchment packets make it possible for you to steam food in your oven, meaning fewer dishes for you. Once they're ready, just slide the whole packet onto a plate, rip open, and eat! Get the recipe (and an instructional video) here.

5. Curried Sweet Potato Soup

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It may be spring, but we've got at least one more week of soup weather. This laid-back curried sweet potato soup would work equally well with butternut squash.

Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Recipe by Lindsay Hunt

Cook two chopped onions and 2 tsp. curry powder in 1/4 cup olive oil in a large pot. Season with salt and cook until very soft, 10 to 12 min. (Stir often!) Add 4 cloves minced garlic and cook 2 min. more.

Then, add 12 cups chicken or vegetable stock, 3 large chopped sweet potatoes, and 1 chopped carrot. Bring to a boil and then simmer until the sweet potatoes are very soft, about 15 to 20 min. more.

Puree in your blender until really smooth, then stir in 2 Tbsp. lime juice or red wine vinegar and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve topped with cilantro and pumpkin seed oil or olive oil.

7. Oven-Baked Honey-Dijon Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

Sheet pans are the underrated workhorse of your kitchen. Make sure to use one that has sides so everything stays on the pan. Get the recipe here.

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