*NEW* Weeknight Recipe Roundup - Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less

What’s for Dinner??!!  Photo by  Hannah Tasker  on  Unsplash

What’s for Dinner??!! Photo by Hannah Tasker on Unsplash

I don’t know about you, but the evening chorus of “what’s for dinner?!” can drive me crazy. It’s time for another Enriched Family recipe roundup! Parents, I have you covered with weeknight meal ideas that take 30 minutes or less to cook. Hope these recipes make your weekdays easier and more delicious! If you missed our previous posts in this series, check them out here and here.

(Please note, the following post is provided for informational purposes only; the information is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge, but there may be omissions, errors or mistakes, and no guarantees are made.)

Soups, Chilis, & Stews

Tortellini, White Bean, and Turnip Greens Soup recipe from Southern Living

Time30 minutes

Serves: 4

Chicken and Potato Soup with Lemongrass recipe by Maggie Pond for Food&Wine

Time30 minutes

Serves: 6

*Both of these soups look hearty enough and have sufficient greens to make this a one pot meal. I would skip a salad and simply serve this with a crusty baguette and fresh butter.

Easy Moroccan Chickpea Stew recipe from Taste of Home

Time30 minutes

Serves: 4

* I would serve this on its own.

Southwestern Beef Chili with Corn recipe by Sarah Quessenberry for Real Simple

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

*Surely it will cool down in Austin one day (!) and this would be a great recipe for that day. Can always cut down the spice level to suit the kiddos.

Pasta

Creamy Kale and Pasta Bake recipe by Robby Melvin for Southern Living

Time30 minutes

Serves: 6

Pasta with Anchovy Butter and Broccoli Rabe recipe by Alison Roman for Bon Appétit

Time25 minutes

Serves: 4

*Both of these recipes are a great way to get the kids to eat some extra greens. I would serve with a salad.

Quick and Easy Spaghetti Bolognese recipe from Southern Living

Time25 minutes

Serves: 4

*I would serve with a salad or vegetable like sautéed spinach.

Quesadilla

Pear, Prosciutto, and Fontina Quesadillas recipe by Julia Levy for Real Simple

Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

*A fun twist on an old standard.

Vegetarian* Entrees

Skillet-Toasted Gnocchi with Peas recipe from Southern Living

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 6

*Replace chicken broth with vegetable broth. Hearty enough to have on its own.

Greens and Garlic Frittata recipe by Martha Rose Shulman for New York Times Cooking

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 2 (double recipe for families or serve with a salad for a light family meal)

Fish

Braised Halibut with Baby Potatoes and Greens recipe by Julia Levy for Real Simple

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Seared Ono with Honey Soy Glaze and Pineapple Salsa recipe by Sylvia Fountaine for Feasting at Home Blog

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4-6

*If you can’t find Ono/Wahoo in your area, Scallops, Prawns, Ahi, Hamachi or even Swordfish would be good substitutes. Can serve the jalapeños on the side to tone down the spice.

Beef and Pork

Pan-Seared Sausage with Lady Apples and Watercress recipe by Alison Roman for Bon Appétit

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Butter Beans with Parsley, Tomatoes, and Chorizo recipe by Sam Clark for Food&Wine

Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Sheet Pan Nachos recipe from Southern Living

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

*Can always serve the pickled jalapeños on the side.

Chicken and Pork

Chicken with Garlic and Sage Sauce recipe from FamilyCircle

Time: ~20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ginger Scallion Chicken recipe by Melissa Clark for New York Times Cooking

Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4; serve as is or with quick rice.

Chicken Bog (think Chicken & Rice) recipe from Southern Living

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Fried Pork Chops with Potatoes and Peas recipe from Southern Living

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Sheet Pan Chicken and Sweet Potatoes recipe by Erin Merhar for Real Simple

Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Happy ease of cooking weeknight meals!

Best,

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