25 Ways to Turn Lentils into Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn

If you're searching for a way to add more meatless protein to your dinner roster, look no further than lentils. The affordable, quick-cooking legume packs one serious protein punch and is incredibly versatile. From soups and salads to braises and bakes, here are 25 delicious ways to bring lentils to your dinner table.

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Recipe: Carbonara Orzotto — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

Do you love pasta carbonara, but get a little intimidated by the step that calls for thickening — not scrambling! — the pasta with eggs? Love risotto, but don't want to spend all that time stirring at the stove?

Here's a much easier riff on both carbonara and risotto, made possible with the help of that teeny, tiny, rather magical orzo pasta. This is your 30-minute dinner tonight!

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Recipe: Carbonara Orzotto — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

Do you love pasta carbonara, but get a little intimidated by the step that calls for thickening — not scrambling! — the pasta with eggs? Love risotto, but don't want to spend all that time stirring at the stove?

Here's a much easier riff on both carbonara and risotto, made possible with the help of that teeny, tiny, rather magical orzo pasta. This is your 30-minute dinner tonight!

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20 Five-Ingredient Chicken Dinner Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

You need more easy chicken recipes in your life, right? Of course you do. These weeknight recipes prove that it doesn't take a lot to make a totally delicious chicken dinner. Whether juicy thighs speak to your soul or you prefer lean breasts, each one of these easy recipes comes together with no more than five ingredients (you get oil or butter and salt and pepper as freebies).

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20 Five-Ingredient Chicken Dinner Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

You need more easy chicken recipes in your life, right? Of course you do. These weeknight recipes prove that it doesn't take a lot to make a totally delicious chicken dinner. Whether juicy thighs speak to your soul or you prefer lean breasts, each one of these easy recipes comes together with no more than five ingredients (you get oil or butter and salt and pepper as freebies).

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How To Make Oatmeal on the Stovetop — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Among the recipes that friends and family ask about most frequently, including how to make a proper pot of rice or how to cook perfect chicken breast every time, how to make a decent pot of oatmeal is always up there on the list. It seems that every home cook is chasing that elusive ideal pot of oatmeal: thick but not mushy, and fluffy but not chewy. Making good oatmeal can happen without much brain power (even while you're still waiting for the coffee to brew) — this recipe will show you just how to do it.

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