7 weeknight dinners to make year-round

Fast. Quick. Easy. These are all relative terms. An unfamiliar “easy” recipe for someone making it for the first time may not materialize so quickly in the end.

True weeknight dinners are the ones you make again and again, the ones whose process you’ve committed to memory. Without a recipe to bog you down, these meals come together in a flash.

This holds true for each of the 7 recipes included here — I have committed nearly all to memory, referencing them here and there for times and temperatures. Additionally, these are meals I turn to regardless of the season because they taste good year round.

More weeknight dinner inspiration here: Weeknight Cooking

1. Chicken with White Wine and Parmesan
chicken with parmesan and white wine and olive oil

2. Simplest of Simple Chicken or Beef Tacos
simplest tacos

3. Broiled Tarragon Chicken Breasts
broiled tarragon chicken breasts

4. Lightning Fast Sichuan Noodles
lightning fast Sichuan noodles with cabbage

5. Pasta Carbonara Loaded with Greens
no-bacon carbonara loaded with greens

6. Broiled Ginger-Soy Salmon
broiled ginger soy salmon

7. One Pan Sherry Vinegar Chicken