Vegetables

Recipe: Miso-Buttered Mushrooms & Noodles — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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It's time to reach in the back of your fridge for that tub of miso paste, because it will treat you to the best buttered noodles you have ever tasted. It should be noted that as a pasta-lover I don't say that lightly. Umami-packed miso paste, a few pats of butter, and starchy pasta water are simmered together with garlic and browned mushrooms for a rich and ultra-savory weeknight sauce to be paired with any type of pasta you're cooking up. It's a no-fuss homemade sauce you can call on any night of the week, guaranteed to hit the table in about 20 minutes.

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Recipe: Sheet Pan Crispy Salmon and Potatoes — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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This sheet pan supper will show you just how quick and simple it can be to get a salmon dinner on the table any night of the week. It all starts by firing up your broiler. Do that and you will be tucking into perfectly cooked fillets with just the right amount of char around the edges. We're making it a meal by partnering this weeknight-friendly fish with crispy red potato rounds and tender asparagus spears. Oh, and it will all happen in under 20 minutes. Yes, really!

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Roast a Batch of Vegetables for a Week of Healthier Meals — Tips from The Kitchn

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While I wish I could say I am a master meal planner like some of my colleagues, that would be so far from the truth. The reality is I get lazy on weekends and roll into the week without a clear plan. There is, however, one thing I always try to squeeze in on Sundays: I roast a baking sheet or two full of vegetables. It sets me up for healthy eating, regardless of how prepared or not I am for the week ahead, and takes up hardly any of my precious leisurely weekend time.

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Recipe: Instant Pot Weeknight Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowls — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

We all need a foolproof meal that we can turn to on nights we forget to plan and need to get dinner on the table fast. Inspired by these slow-cooker burrito bowls, this recipe comes together quickly with the help of an electric pressure cooker. With chicken, rice, black beans, and corn, it's a wholesome supper that tastes like it took much longer to make than it actually did.

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Sausages with Peppers and Onions — Recipes from The Kitchn

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When I think of my travels in Germany, I think of beers, brats, and mustard, and it's still that satisfying trinity that I crave when the weather starts to cool down. Throwing everything into a slow cooker means I can come back to tender sausages that have been gently braising in beer, with a pile of sweet peppers and onions coated in grainy mustard right on top. Serve in buns if you like, but I like my sausage and peppers next to a mound of vinegar-based potato salad and some more mustard for dipping.

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Recipe: Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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As a child of the 1980s, one night a week was reserved for Hamburger Helper — a quick sauté of ground beef, some noodles, and sauce and you've got dinner. Today, I don't need help from a box to get a quick skillet dinner on the table; I just need a basket of everyday ingredients and inspiration from an iconic sandwich.

Philly cheesesteaks mean thinly sliced beef and sautéed onions and bell peppers tucked into a hoagie roll and smothered with melted cheese. When I want the classic flavors of one of America's most famous sandwiches, I can mix a few choice ingredients into one skillet and call it dinner.

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