Garlic & Onions

Recipe: Naan Wraps with Homemade Cucumber Raita — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipes

On weekends I do my shopping at a co-op with a huge selection of food and groceries, but if I need to fill in the gaps during the week I pop into our neighborhood grocery store. While the options aren't as plentiful, our local store has quite a few draws, like the packaged naan that tastes almost as good as homemade. These naan wraps are a mid-week family favorite. They're filled to the brim with cumin-spiced lamb, shredded iceberg lettuce, and a quick homemade cucumber raita.


How To Make Chimichurri Sauce — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

How many times do you look at a sauce or spread and know from its appearance that it's packed, from top to bottom, with intense flavor? Not too often, right?Even the best, most expertly prepared hummus doesn't look as good as it tastes. But chimichurri — a rich, herby sauce made from what feels like a whole garden's worth of herbs, along with red wine vinegar, garlic, and shallots — has no time for illusions. It's so intensely green it's almost glowing, and it tastes just as bright and bold as it looks.

While its precise origins are murky, it's been most closely associated with the open-fire grilling culture of Argentina where it's a standard condiment for grilled steak. Beyond the fire and coal, chimichurri is ready to do the work of enlivening your everyday meals. Consider this a staple to always having on hand. Here's how to make this knockout sauce, plus a whole slew of ideas on how to use it.


Recipe: One-Pot Creamy Chicken and Rice Casserole — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

If you're looking for a comforting one-pot meal that will please the whole family, look no further than this creamy chicken and rice stovetop casserole. Tender chicken, onions, and sweet peas cook together with long-grain rice in a creamy cheddar and thyme-scented sauce for a fast and hearty weeknight dinner.

The rice cooks right in the sauce, and everything's done on the stovetop so that dinner can be on the table in just about 30 minutes, leaving you with an unfussy one-pot meal and maybe, if you're lucky, leftovers for lunch.


Recipe: Roasted Rosemary and Garlic Pork Loin and Potatoes — Recipes from The Kitchn

A juicy pork loin doesn't require a whole lot of fuss for it to be delicious, so we're keeping things simple with a classic rub of garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper. To make things even simpler, the pork cooks alongside halved red potatoes for a one-pan meal. About an hour later you've got meat with a golden-brown crust and potatoes with crispy edges and fluffy centers. This sheet pan supper is definitely simple enough to cook on a weeknight, but it's also the recipe to keep in your back pocket when you're having friends over for dinner.


How To Make Juicy Turkey Burgers — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

If you really want a good homemade turkey burger, you can't simply treat the turkey like ground beef. Even lean cuts of ground beef cook up juicy and flavorful, but ground turkey needs a few sidekicks to make that a reality.

This recipe understands all that and adds a really smart step to make these the juiciest turkey burgers you'll ever make at home. The secret is a breadcrumb-yogurt mixture — seasoned with both Worcestershire and soy sauce, and studded with sweet shallots — that gets gently folded into the meat. The way you cook these burgers is key, too. We're using a two-step cooking process that guarantees a burger with a golden-crisp exterior and juicy center. Now, aren't you intrigued?


Recipe: Turkey and Greens Skillet Pasta — Recipes from The Kitchn

Ground turkey tends to be a little polarizing, but it does some serious convincing in this delicious pasta skillet. It's cooked in a spiced tomato sauce along with big handfuls of Swiss chard and cooked pasta until it's tender and infused with the flavors of garlic, chili, and cumin. The skillet is sprinkled with cheese just before serving for a one-pan meal that's easy to make and even easier to eat.


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