Superfast Weeknight Meals from Real Simple
Let these simple and quick dishes from Real Simple Best Recipes: Easy, Delicious Meals be your dinnertime solution. Each recipe takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish.
Crispy Breaded Shrimp with Garlicky BeansCoating the shrimp in breadcrumbs and then baking in a hot oven gives the shrimp a crispy texture and cuts back on the total calories and fat. Assure that everything is ready to eat at the same time by cooking the beans while the shrimp bake.
Chicken Salad in Radicchio CupsWhen you don't feel like "cooking," assemble this no-cook, protein-packed salad for a satisfying and flavorful supper. Top with toasted, slivered almonds for added crunch.
Spiced Lamb Chops and Smashed PeasSearing the chops in a skillet before oven-roasting caramelizes the meat and locks in the juices. Pair the chops with smashed peas flavored with fresh mint and lemon juice for a quick, nutrient-rich side. If the butcher is cutting the chops for you, ask for 1/2-inch thick chops. Thicker ones will take longer to cook.
Garlicky Broiled Salmon and TomatoesJust 15 minutes is all you need to prepare this healthy and satisfying salmon supper. Use simple seasonings like paprika, garlic, and thyme to add fresh flavor without extra calories.
Angel Hair with Spicy ShrimpThe flavor of this quick pasta dish is enhanced by its simple white wine sauce. For a burst of color and nutrients, toss fresh spinach with the warm pasta before serving then top with grated Parmesan cheese.
Bean and Sausage StewHearty stew in just 15 minutes sounds too good to be true but it isn't! This stellar 5-star recipe features all of the traditional favorites like beans, tomatoes, sausage, and greens. Kick up the heat by using spicy sausage and hot diced tomatoes.
Ravioli with Peas and ShallotsOnly 5 ingredients are needed to create this superfast vegetarian entrée. Toss in chopped, cooked chicken breast, cubed ham, or grilled shrimp to add extra protein to the dish.
Grilled Mahimahi with Grapefruit, Avocado, and Watercress SaladTake the basic salad to the next level with this quick main-dish meal that offers a cornucopia of flavors and textures. Feast on the combination of juicy grapefruit, creamy avocado, mild grilled fish, peppery watercress and sweet-tart dressing. Serve with a side of crusty bread to round out the meal.
Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Green Beans and RicottaGnocchi are thick, soft noodles that resemble dumplings and are often made from either semolina or wheat flour or potatoes. Cook refrigerated or frozen gnocchi and toss with 2-ingredient pesto cream sauce. Dollop the finished dish with ricotta cheese for an extra creamy boost.
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