Take six ingredients, add thirty minutes, and you've got one satisfying main dish.
Orzo with Chicken and AsiagoServe a light pasta toss flavored with your choice of dried rosemary, basil, or oregano. This easy recipe uses mostly kitchen staples, including frozen peas, chicken breast, and orzo, so it's an easy solution to the last-minute "What's for Dinner" crisis. If you'd like more than the one-dish meal, serve the pasta with a light salad and breadsticks.
Spinach Calzones with Blue CheeseMake the whole family happy by serving an Italian dish packed with earthy veggies and savory blue cheese. The flavors in this one-dish meal beat delivery pizza any day, so grab a can of refrigerated pizza crust and get started. If you've got picky eaters, pick up a few extra ingredients, like mozzarella cheese or pepperoni, and let the kids customize the individual calzones to their liking. Pair with raw bell pepper strips to munch on while you wait during the 12 minute cook time.
Bell Pepper-Feta Pasta TossBring the flavors of the Mediterranean to the table with a bright pasta toss. Drain the pasta over sliced bell pepper to slightly cook them, then toss cooked pasta and pepper mix with tomatoes, parsley, olives, and feta cheese. Served hot or cold, this dish is a guaranteed weeknight pleaser. Serve with a light salad and pita wedges to round out the menu.
Spicy Thai Coconut ShrimpServe an inspired international dish flavored with red curry paste and green onions. Coconut milk adds extra richness to the delicately spiced dish, and also lends authentic Thai flavor. Plate the shrimp over freshly-cooked or leftover rice and enjoy.
Dijon-Potato Salad with Smoked Chicken SausageWow the guests at your next backyard barbecue or tailgate with a hearty potato salad flavored with smoked chicken sausage, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Serve fresh from the stove or let the dish chill overnight. As the ingredients sit together, the flavors begin to marry and taste even better. Serve with a side of sliced tomatoes drizzled with balsamic vinegar to complete the menu.