Vegetables

Recipe: Fast and Fancy Spinach-Artichoke Mac and Cheese — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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You love spinach-artichoke dip and you love mac and cheese, so it only makes sense that these two crowd-pleasers come together to make this luxurious weeknight dinner. If you think each one is amazing on its own, you haven't lived until you've experienced this dip-meets-dinner mash-up. With four (yes, four!) cheeses, a double dose of veggies, tender pasta, and a single pot, it doesn't get much better than this easy-fancy mac and cheese.

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Recipe: Crispy, Cheesy Sheet Pan Pork Chops — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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If pork chops are a regular player in your meal plan rotation, you're going to love this dinner. It's a fancied-up throwback inspired by the Shake'N Bake pork chops of the '80s and '90s. This version gets an upgrade from panko in place of regular breadcrumbs, plus the addition of grated Parmesan. Along with smoky spices and a hit of garlic, these sheet pan pork chops are an easy way to bring an old friend back to the dinner table with a few new tricks.

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Veg Out with This Curried Cauliflower Rice & Chickpea Sauté — Delicious Links

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Rice is a glorious ingredient. Whether you're eating sushi, fried rice, or risotto, nothing can compare to it. So when we share a recipe for cauliflower rice, we're not trying to pull one over on you — we're just trying to help you sneak a few more veggies into dinner!

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Recipe: Spring Vegetable and Chicken Braise — Recipes from The Kitchn

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You might be tired of heavy winter braises by now since spring is in full force, but that doesn't mean you should retire the braising pot just yet. All the gorgeous spring vegetables still work beautifully in a quicker, lighter braise — one where you can still taste the unique flavors of each vegetable.

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Broccoli Bowls — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Coming home to a comforting meal, especially one made in the slow cooker, is the savior of busy weekdays. This Italian-inspired rice casserole has tender brown rice cooked with Parmesan, chicken broth, onions, and oregano, and it's layered with reliably juicy boneless chicken thighs, fresh broccoli florets, and a can of cannellini beans. Scoop into bowls and enjoy this all-in-one meal that has protein, veggies, and starch — perfect for pairing with a glass of crisp white wine.

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10 Weeknight Casseroles Packed with Vegetables — Recipes from The Kitchn

Casseroles are one of my favorite ways to load up on vegetables. They come in especially handy if you're dealing with picky eaters, who probably won't even notice you've packed in a few pounds of produce underneath that gooey layer of cheese! We love these 10 recipes for their crowd-pleasing potential and their wholesome qualities. Some are strictly vegetarian or even vegan, while others have some meat in the mix, but they all are easy and sure to be a hit at the dinner table.

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