We're taking weeknight meal planning off your plate with a menu filled with 20 fast, fresh, mix-and-match recipes plus 4 desserts.
When a busy week hits it always seems dinner is the first thing to fall off the radar. This time, skip the takeout and let us do the hardwork for you. We're sure our meal plan will be a hit with your weeknight warriors.
Week 1, Monday: Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole
Recipe: Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole
This creamy baked pasta calls for an entire package of baby spinach. Now that's one delicious way to eat your veggies.
Tuesday: Greek Meatballs with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce and Rice
Reserve 12 meatballs and 1 cup cucumber-yogurt sauce for stuffed pitas to serve for dinner the following night. Simply reheat 12 meatballs; stuff 3 into each of 4 warm pita bread halves. Add lettuce, tomato, and red onion; top with cucumber-yogurt sauce.
Wednesday: Sheet Pan Flank Steak, Greens, and Yukon Gold Fries
Prep this sheet pan supper in the morning and, when you get home from work, you'll have dinner on the table within an hour.
Thursday: Winter Vegetables and Gnocchi
Recipe: Winter Vegetables and Gnocchi
Save valuable time by purchasing pre-chopped fresh butternut squash and frozen pearl onions.
Friday: Sausage Calzones
Recipe: Sausage Calzones
These stuffed pizza turnovers start with a jar of marinara sauce.
10-Minute Dessert: Chocolate Banana Pudding
Recipe: Chocolate Banana Pudding
Banana pudding gets a 10-minute makeover, making it a no-brainer for busy weeknights.
Week 2, Monday: Sweet Potato Soup
Recipe: Sweet Potato Soup
This creamy soup is the ideal leftover recipe. Refrigerate individual servings to take to work or anywhere on the go.
Tuesday: Chicken Bog
Recipe: Chicken Bog
You'll love our superfast take on this homey dish of chicken and vegetables in creamy rice.
Wednesday: Cabbage, Mushroom, and Bacon Pasta
Feel free to use spaghetti if you can't find bucatini.
Thursday: Fried Pork Chops with Peas and Potatoes
This family-pleasing dinner recipe will be on the table in 30 minutes.
Friday: Sheet Pan Nachos
Recipe: Sheet Pan Nachos
Nachos for dinner? Count us in! This fast and fun recipe is completely customizable, so add your family's favorite toppings for a weeknight winner.
10-Minute Dessert: Mini Lemon Cream Pies
Recipe: Mini Lemon Cream Pies
These individual Mini Lemon Cream Pies come together in 10 minutes.
Week 3, Monday: Quick and Easy Spaghetti Bolognese
This meat sauce tastes like it's been slow cooking all day—we won't tell it only took 25 minutes.
Tuesday: BBQ Rub Roasted Chickens with Potatoes and Carrots
Make a simple green salad and top with leftover chicken for a simple dinner the following night. Serve with your favorite buttermilk dressing.
Wednesday: Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Recipe: Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Kick up the heat and serve this Big Easy favorite with hot sauce on the side.
Thursday: Hearty Beef and Freezer Veggie Soup
Freezer veggies make prep for this soup a breeze.
Friday: Fish Tacos and Topping Bar
Recipe: Fish Tacos and Topping Bar
Top these tacos with our crunchy Asian Slaw and Quick Chipotle Cream.
10-Minute Dessert: Ambrosia Meringue Trifles
Recipe: Ambrosia Meringue Trifles
Convenient refrigerated orange and grapefruit segments are the true stars of this quick dessert.
Week 4, Monday: Steak, Sweet Potato, and Blue Cheese Salad
This filling salad won't leave you feeling unsatisfied.
Tuesday: Tortellini, White Bean, and Turnip Greens Soup
This filling soup is loaded with pasta, beans, and veggies. You can swap the tortellini for refrigerated ravioli.
Wednesday: Ham and Lima Bean Fried Rice
Recipe: Ham and Lima Bean Fried Rice
This tasty twist on a takeout favorite is made weeknight-friendly thanks to pantry and freezer staples.
Thursday: Buttermilk Chicken Tenders with Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans
Quick-cooking chicken breast tenders get a grown-up spin but, we assure you, the kids will still love them.
Friday: BBQ Pork Loaded Baked Potatoes
Recipe: BBQ Pork Loaded Baked Potatoes
Susbstitute chicken for pork if you prefer.
10-Minute Dessert: Sautéed Apple Crisp
Recipe: Sautéed Apple Crisp
Serve this apple crisp with a scoop of vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.