Vegetables

Recipe: Weeknight Teriyaki Meatball Bowls — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

Keeping a bag of meatballs in the freezer means a quick meal is never far away, but that doesn't mean it always has to be spaghetti and meatballs or meatball subs. Yes, frozen meatballs do tend to be Italian flavored, but the seasoning is usually mild enough that we can easily change their flavor profile.

Simmered in an easy teriyaki sauce made with pantry staples that require minimal chopping, then tossed with udon noodles and a bag of frozen vegetables, this fast dinner has it all: tender meatballs cooked straight from the freezer, chewy noodles, and vegetables all coated in a sauce that will please little ones and adults alike.

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Your Tomato Bucket List: 10 Ways to Eat a Summer Tomato — Tips from The Kitchn

I avoid mealy tomatoes from the grocery store all year long in anticipation of the summer and the sweetest tomatoes that come with it. Once they hit, in all their shapes, sizes, and colors, I can hardly get enough. Quickly a bucket list of sorts ensues, to ensure I consume them in all the very best ways before the last one lingers at the farmers market at the end of the season.

In no particular order, here is this important list — I highly encourage you to start at the top and work your way through to guarantee you eat up as many summer tomatoes as possible this year.

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Recipe: A Last-Minute Ravioli Casserole — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

If you like light, lemony pastas as much as I do, this easy casserole — and I mean so easy it all come together in one baking dish — is going to be your jam. Ravioli straight from the freezer goes into a trusty baking dish with a sauce of white wine, broth, garlic, and thyme. It magically thickens up during baking with the help of cornstarch. Topped with thinly sliced lemons, it all bakes together into a luscious casserole that requires zero stove time and can be assembled in the time it takes the oven to heat up. Scatter some peas from the freezer on top and you now have a pasta casserole that took very little effort, but yields some amazing results.

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The 5 Types of Dinners You Can Make After a Trip to the Farmers Market — Farmers Market Suppers

I have two personas when it comes to food shopping: my grocery store persona and my farmers market persona. The former, without fail, hits the store with a carefully curated shopping list arranged by the layout of the aisles; the latter arrives without a shopping list or a plan at all (I prefer to just see what's in season and grab the produce and herbs that catch my eye).

They key to making this approach work and easily turn my farmers market haul into dinner is knowing a few simple and versatile types of meals that can be made with anything I bring home. Instead of trying to find a specific recipe that matches exactly what I buy, I begin with a dinner template. From a veggie-packed frittata to a summery pizza, these five meals show how to turn a trip to the farmers market into dinner.

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20 of Our Favorite Corn Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

When sweet corn finally hits the farmers market, it truly feels like summer to me. All the stuff before — strawberries, snap peas, zucchini — seems like the buildup to this main attraction. It's hard not to want to simply eat it on the cob, slathered with butter from now through Labor Day. But there are countless ways to prepare fresh corn beyond its most classic form, all of which taste equally as celebratory.

Here are 20 dishes, from sides like slow-cooker corn pudding and sweet corn and tomato salad to main dishes like creamy corn mac and cheese and spaghetti with corn and parsley pesto.

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Recipe: Farmers Market Risotto — Farmers Market Suppers

(Image credit: Guy Ambrosino)

When you're home from the farmers market with a fresh haul of summer produce and craving a comforting dinner, pull out your Dutch oven and some arborio rice, because risotto is in order. Start with whatever veggies and herbs you picked up and before long you'll be stirring them into a pot of creamy rice bathed in a light and creamy white wine sauce. This veggie-filled risotto template is perfect for simple weeknight dinners or as a fast and fancy meal when hosting friends.

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