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Weeknight Dinners

Chinese-style whole Branzino with ginger, scallions and soy sauce

Chinese-Style Steamed Whole Fish with Ginger and Scallions

The Instant Pot miracle: one pot spaghetti and meat sauce

The Instant Pot Miracle: One-Pan Pasta & Meat Sauce

Curried lentils with kale and coconut

Curried Lentils with Kale and Coconut Milk

7 weeknight dinners to make year-round

7 Weeknight Meals to Make Year-Round

quick and easy Sichuan noodles with cabbage

Lightning Fast Sichuan Noodles with Chilies and Scallions

9 Favorite Pasta Recipes (Weeknight-ish)

12 favorite vegetarian dinners

12 Favorite Vegetarian Dinners (Weeknight-ish)

A pan of blistered poblano peppers stuffed with quinoa, corn, and Monterey Jack.

Blistered Poblanos Stuffed with Corn, Quinoa, and Monterey Jack

A bowl of rice noodles with herbs and nuoc cham.

Rice Noodles with Nuoc Cham, Herbs, & Crispy Tofu

A bowl of Moroccan Carrot Salad.

Moroccan Carrot Salad with Harissa and Avocado

A stack of slab sandwiches with whipped honey goat cheese, roasted red peppers, olive tapenade and greens.

Slab Sandwich with Olive Tapenade, Whipped Honey Goat Cheese, and Roasted Red Peppers

A board with beet-avocado tartines.

Beet and Avocado Tartine with Perfect Instant Pot Beets

A pan of roast chicken and shallots.

One-Pan Roast Chicken and Shallots

Kimchi fried rice in a bowl.

Vegan Kimchi Fried Rice

A bowl of brown rice, crispy tofu and mushrooms, and perfect instant pot soft-boiled eggs.

Perfect Instant Pot Soft-Boiled Eggs

Crispy Tofu and Broccoli with Sesame-Peanut Pesto

In less than 10 minutes, this radicchio pasta enters the pan, the silky sauce enveloping it along with the walnuts, parsley, and orange zest. Lots of fresh cracked pepper and shavings of Pecorino at the table completed the dish. // alexandracooks.com

Pasta with Radicchio, Gorgonzola and Walnuts

Friends, roasting polenta in the oven is a game changer — it frees up your cooktop and, more important, YOU. While the polenta bubbles away in the oven, you can sauté greens or poach eggs or steam broccoli or take a bath give the kids a bath, etc. No need to worry if the polenta is sticking to the pot, running out of liquid—in the oven it cooks slowly and evenly. It's the easiest thing in the world, and this time of year, I could eat it with everything // alexandracooks.com

Oven-Baked Polenta (A Miracle) with Poached Eggs

A bowl of vegan, one-pot lentil soup.

Favorite Lentil Soup: One-Pot, Vegan, Completely Delicious

Overhead shot of two dinner plates filled with one-pot chicken with sherry and sherry vinegar sauce, bread, and salad.

One-Pan Chicken with Sherry Vinegar Sauce

A skillet filled with pasta carbonara.

Favorite Weeknight Meal: No-Bacon Pasta Carbonara Loaded with Greens

Chickpea Tagine with “Tomato Jam” and Roasted Delicata Squash

A platter of grilled hanger steak, resting.

How to Cook Hanger Steak on the Grill

A bowl filled with the best one-pan baked ziti with a fork and napkin.

One-Pan Baked Ziti — A Miracle!