Fast-Fix Weeknight Suppers

These fresh, healthier, never-boring meal ideas are hearty, warming, and quick.


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Open-Face Italian Beef Sandwiches

    Ciabatta rolls are topped with tangy shredded beef, peppers, and provolone cheese -- and ready in just 20 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Spicy Pasta with Sweet Potatoes

    For a satisfying weeknight supper, toss pasta with roasted sweet potatoes, cream cheese, and chili sauce.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Bake   20 mins  450°F 
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Pork Loin with Parsnips and Pears

    Drizzle a thick sauce of Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, and pear nectar over succulent pork and sautéed pears and parsnips.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Mustard-Crusted Steaks with Herb Butter

    This hearty steak recipe calls for just five ingredients. Serve it alongside steamed carrots or sautéed zucchini and squash to make it a meal.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Maple-Bourbon Glazed Salmon

    Maple syrup, orange juice, bourbon, and chopped pecans put a fall spin on good-for-you salmon.

Makes: 4 servings
Stand   30 mins 
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Turkey Reuben Loaf

    Classic Reuben flavors, such as caraway and homemade Thousand Island dressing, give leftover turkey a delicious makeover.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Bake   12 mins  400°F 
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Citrus Salmon with Broccoli

    Top these tender salmon fillets with a traditional flavor combination of lemon and fresh dill. Serve with garlicky green beans for a wholesome meal.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   22 mins 
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Pork Chops with Fennel Salad
Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   27 mins 
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Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Noodles

    For a cozy dinner, combine shredded rotisserie chicken with frozen peas, garlic, and milk, and then fold in egg noodles and Parmesan cheese. Cover with a crunchy bread and Parmesan topping, and then bake until bubbly.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Bake   5 mins  450°F 
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Sweet Potato Hash

    Toss sauteed sweet potatoes with corn and black beans, then top with a chipotle sour cream sauce and avocado for a fresh and budget-friendly side dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Cajun Steak Sandwiches with Sweet Potato Fries

    These hearty rib-eye steak sandwiches are smothered in a smoky-sweet sauce -- and they take just 25 minutes to make.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Grilled Steaks with Cheddar Crisps

    For a budget-friendly dinner, top crisp romaine lettuce with grilled steak, cheesy potatoes, and tangy raspberry vinaigrette.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Greek-Style Pizza

    Top flat bread with feta cheese, fresh spinach, roast beef, and potatoes, and then broil until warm and bubbly for a delicious dinner that's ready in just 25 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Stuffed Spuds

    Fill baked potatoes with steak, vegetables, stir-fry sauce, and peanuts for an easy Asian-inspired supper.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Beef Stew and Garlic Mash

    Tender beef and vegetables top garlic mashed potatoes to create a comforting supper that's ideal for a chilly night.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Cowboy Steak Tacos

    Soft tortillas are filled with steak smothered in a spicy sauce, corn relish, cilantro, onion, and sweet pepper.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Papaya & Coconut Chicken Salad

    Coconut-crusted chicken tops fresh greens, papaya, and blueberries. A homemade vinaigrette adds a spicy-sweet kick.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Bake   12 mins  450°F 
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Circles & Squares Vegetable Pasta Soup

    Suppertime staples, such as frozen hash browns, canned tomatoes, and frozen veggies, make this satisfying soup a cinch to prepare.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Ginger Shrimp & Rice

    This Asian-inspired shrimp and rice dish is topped with an irresistible mango chutney and green onions.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   15 mins 
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Savory Focaccia Pie

    For a speedy and budget-friendly dinner, top focaccia with tomatoes, Italian sausage, baby spinach, and tangy feta cheese.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   22 mins 
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Rice and Sweet Pepper Bowl

    Here's a meatless meal the whole crowd will love. Jalapeno pepper-seasoned Monterey Jack spices things up.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Pecan-Crusted Chicken Thighs with Braised Greens and Grapes

    A coating of pecans, wheat crackers, and nutmeg adds delicious flavor to this simple chicken dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   28 mins 
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Beet the Clock Stack-Up

    Layers of tangy beets, juicy sausage, sliced potatoes, and two kinds of cheese make a simple, sumptuous supper.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish Rolls with Slaw

    A tangy mixture of mayo, ketchup, and Cajun seasoning spices up to these quick and easy mini sandwiches.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Quick Green Chili and Chicken Enchiladas

    Fresh, fast, and better than takeout, these enchiladas are filled with tender chicken, spicy green chiles, and zesty green salsa.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   28 mins 
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Stir-Fry Shrimp with Cheesy Grits

    Red pepper adds a touch of heat to this quick-fix shrimp stir-fry. Cheesy, creamy grits make a delicious side dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Lemon Chicken with Olives and Ricotta

    This Mediterranean-inspired lasagna shortcut is hard to resist. It's ready and on the table in just 30 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   27 mins 
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Pan-Fried Garlic Steak and Potatoes

    Topped with fresh oregano and tomatoes from the garden, this 30-minute steak dinner is fast even for a last-minute get-together.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Curried Vegetable Soup

    Bye-bye, boring vegetable soup. This spiffed-up variation takes just 20 minutes to make.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Pork Cutlets with Brussels Sprouts

    A spiced cream sauce adds a bit of pizzazz to this easy weeknight recipe. Brussels sprouts make a healthy side dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   28 mins 
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Bacon, Egg, Spinach, and Tuna Salad

    This hearty main-dish salad is topped with a warm, easy-to-make, honey-mustard dressing. Tuck leftovers in whole wheat pita bread for lunch.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Turkey-Mango Quesadillas

    Mango salsa and smoky Gouda cheese put a fresh spin on this Mexican-inspired favorite.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Chili-Peanut Pork Chops with Carrot-Cucumber Salad

    An irresistible weeknight favorite, this flavorful pork dish is ready in 20 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Shrimp Fitters with Romaine

    A punchy honey-lime dressing adds pizzazz to this 30-minute shrimp dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Rosemary Chicken with Vegetables

    With fresh veggies and pantry staples such as pasta and dried rosemary, you can create this flavorful dinner in just 30 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Red Beans and Orzo

    With pantry-ready ingredients such as dried herbs and orzo, this one-dish dinner is ready in a flash. Proscuitto (or cooked ham) makes it a filling main dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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