Weeknight Meal Planner: Easy Recipes for Beginner Cooks

Learn to cook this year with a week's worth of simple, staple recipes for dinner plus one bonus recipes!

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    Extra-Easy Lasagna

    Extra-Easy Lasagna

    Sounds daunting, but this lasagna recipe couldn't be any easier. You don't even have to cook the noodles!
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    Easy Chicken and Dumplings

    Easy Chicken and Dumplings

    Pre-cooked chicken and canned biscuits mean your foray into cooking doesn't involve too much strenuous activity.
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    Slow-cooker Turkey Chili

    Slow-cooker Turkey Chili

    Every cook should have a go-to chili recipe! Luckily, yours just involves dumping ingredients in a slow cooker and walking away.
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    Spaghetti and Easy Meatballs

    Spaghetti and Easy Meatballs

    Yes, you can make homemade meatballs! Really! Did we mention you can do it in 30 minutes?
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    Extra Cheesy Grilled Cheese

    Extra Cheesy Grilled Cheese

    Get your grilled cheese just right with this simple, satisfying recipe. Serve with easy roasted broccoli for a full meal.
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    Buttermilk Pancakes

    Buttermilk Pancakes

    Say goodbye to your Saturday morning bowl of cereal, because you're learning how to make classic buttermilk pancakes this week!
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