Dinner Tonight: October 2018
Lobster Roll Pizza
If you’re looking for a pie to impress, this lobster pizza is a must-make. The buttery, crisp crust topped with a rich cheese blend and brightened with a vibrant mix of fresh herbs, lemon zest, garlic, and celery serves as the perfect bed for decadent Maine lobster. Not a seasoned pro when it comes to buying and cooking lobster? Be sure to check out our complete guide to cooking with this incredible shellfish for all of the information and inspiration you need.
Lobster Roll Pizza Recipe
Roasted Vegetable Baked Ziti
This hearty pasta bake is the ideal dish of cheesy comfort food for cooler weather. We love the depth of caramelized flavor roasted veggies bring to this dish; plus, and you can swap in your favorite vegetables to make your own perfect pan of baked ziti. In fact, this dish is also a delicious way to utilize leftover roasted vegetables you might have hanging out in the fridge. In order to keep the dish entirely vegetarian, be sure to double check the labels on your cheese (especially the Parmesan) to make sure you pick up a package that is free of rennet and vegetarian-friendly.
Roasted Vegetable Baked Ziti Recipe
Fall Vegetable and Lentil Salad
We love firm French green lentils, but you can also use standard brown lentils. You're not likely to find a whole butternut squash that's only 1 pound; just buy the smallest one you can find, and use 1 pound of it.
Fall Vegetable and Lentil Salad Recipe
Steak Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries
A summer classic leans into fall with roasted butternut squash, tart-sweet dried cranberries, and fresh rosemary. Find peeled, diced fresh butternut squash in the produce section. You can sub crumbled goat cheese or feta for the blue cheese and walnuts or pecans for the hazelnuts.
Steak Salad with Butternut Squash and Cranberries Recipe
Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Roasted Fennel and Tomatoes
One pan, a handful of ingredients, and 30 minutes are all you need to put this impressive pork chop skillet dinner on the table. This flavor-packed, single-skillet supper is an easy dinner for two that feels like something special. It’s also an ideal recipe for one, as the leftover chop and veggies reheat well for a next-day lunch worth looking forward to.
Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Roasted Fennel and Tomatoes Recipe
Spicy Chicken Shawarma
This chicken shawarma is a Middle Eastern version of a gyro and features thin slices of chicken wrapped in pita bread spread with a tahini mixture and loaded up with fresh cucumber, tomato and onion.
Spicy Chicken Shawarma Recipe
Broiled Salmon with Peppercorn-Lime Rub
Spice up fish night by giving salmon a delectable 4-ingredient rub before cooking. A quick quinoa-vegetable salad rounds out the meal.
Broiled Salmon with Peppercorn-Lime Rub Recipe
20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas
Quick tip: While the sauce cooks, shred the chicken. For a spicy kick, top with chopped jalapeños.
20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas Recipe
Szechuan-Style Tofu with Peanuts
Spice up your supper with this Asian-flavored vegetarian dish. For meat-lovers, feel free to substitute chicken for tofu.
Szechuan-Style Tofu with Peanuts Recipe
Black Bean Burrito Bake
This five-star black bean burrito recipe is a reader favorite and sure to become one of your go-to weeknight meals.
Black Bean Burrito Bake Recipe
Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowl
The whole family will love this cheesy chicken and broccoli rice dish. Don't leave out the almonds—they add flavor and crunch to this one-dish meal.
Chicken and Broccoli Rice Bowl Recipe
Mini Bow Ties with Bacon and Peas
Finishing your peas and carrots is exponentially more exciting when bacon is involved. In fact, almost every dish is more exciting when bacon comes to play, so feel free to swap your family's favorite veggies into this versatile pasta.
Mini Bow Ties with Bacon and Peas Recipe
Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs
One of the most popular Cooking Light chicken recipes of all time, these sweet and spicy broiled chicken thighs are flavored with chili powder, cumin, garlic and cider vinegar.
Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs Recipe
Broccoli and Cheese Soup
This creamy, effortless soup gets rave reviews and takes only 30 minutes to make.
Broccoli and Cheese Soup Recipe
Kale, Apple, and Almond Chicken Salad
A simple lemon vinaigrette doubles as a marinade. Make sure to pat the chicken dry before searing, or the excess liquid will keep the meat from browning. This salad is packs a serious crunch and is loaded with superfoods and antioxidants to keep you satisfied and energized.
Kale, Apple, and Almond Chicken Salad Recipe
Skillet Chicken Thighs with Spring Vegetables and Shallot Vinaigrette
This elegant single-skillet meal for two is deceptively easy to make. Ready in under an hour, this skillet chicken dinner includes your protein (perfectly golden-crisp chicken thighs), green veggies (peas and asparagus), a starch (baby Yukon gold potatoes), and a whole lot of vibrant flavor (hello, shallot vinaigrette). A great recipe for anyone cooking for one or two, this easy weeknight chicken dinner is one you’re sure to come back to again and again.
Skillet Chicken Thighs with Spring Vegetables and Shallot Vinaigrette Recipe
Broiled Salmon and Asparagus with Crème Fraîche
This technique cooks salmon perfectly every time. The sauce is flavorful and rich, but not heavy--just right for a weeknight.
Broiled Salmon and Asparagus with Crème Fraîche Recipe
Pork Tenderloin with Sauteed Apples
This one-dish pork dinner is perfect for fall. Sweet spices coat lean pork tenderloin, while apples get a savory treatment with shallots and thyme.
Pork Tenderloin with Sauteed Apples Recipe
Chicken Potpie Skillet Pizza
Try this quick, playful spin to turn pizza night on its head—in a good way. You get all the creamy goodness of chicken potpie, in a fun, eat-with-your-hands way that kids will love. Grown-ups will dig it, too, especially if you offer hot sauce at the table. Cooking the pizza in a preheated cast-iron skillet makes the crust wonderfully crispy so that it doesn’t sog out when the creamy sauce goes on. Be sure to use only 10 ounces of dough (though you’ll likely have to purchase in a 1-pound or larger ball); save the remaining dough to make breadsticks the next night.
Chicken Potpie Skillet Pizza Recipe
Herbed Chicken Parmesan
This lightened version of an Italian favorite loses some of the fat but none of the flavor.
Herbed Chicken Parmesan Recipe
King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese
All the flavors of a favorite casserole come together in the comfort of mac and cheese. Serve King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese to your family, and it will become a quick favorite.
King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe
Cheesy Chicken Fajitas
Chicken taco meets 7-layer dip in this fiesta of a skillet supper. You can swap in black beans or kidney beans for the pintos. For extra zest, serve with cilantro and lime wedges. Savor all the flavors of Taco Tuesday without any of the guilt. You can easily make vegetarian fajitas by removing the chicken and adding sliced zucchini, diced carrots and potatoes. Convert taco night into a buffet taco bar and let everyone build their own fajita.
Cheesy Chicken Fajitas Recipe
White Bean and Vegetable Bowls with Frizzled Eggs
This easy bowl of brothy goodness is loaded with both veggies and umami depth--it's comfort food you can feel good about. It's also great for times when the food budget is tight, as it costs only about $11 for 4 servings.
White Bean and Vegetable Bowls with Frizzled Eggs Recipe
Chicken Fingers and Green Beans with Tahini Sauce
Chicken fingers aren't just for kids. Savory-sweet and addictive, the tahini-tomato dipping sauce offers a palate intrigue adults will love but enough flavor familiarity to keep it kid-approved.
Chicken Fingers and Green Beans with Tahini Sauce Recipe
Quick Chicken-Corn Chowder
This 5-star corn chowder can be on your table in less than 30 minutes for dinner tonight thanks to convience items like rotisserie chicken and frozen corn.
Quick Chicken-Corn Chowder Recipe
Weeknight Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner
It doesn't get much easier, or more satisfying: a complete dinner in one pan in half an hour. Lemon brightens this hearty chicken and potatoes dinner.
Weeknight Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner Recipe
Pasta Pork Bolognese
This pasta bolognese recipe, made with ground pork, red wine, and grated carrot will be a quick dinnertime favorite.
Pasta Pork Bolognese Recipe
Quick Black Bean Burger
Serve this meatless black bean burger on a bun with hot sauce-spiked ketchup, spinach, tomato, cheese, avocado slices, and onion. 182 calories? You read it right.
Quick Black Bean Burger Recipe
Baked Smokin' Macaroni and Cheese
Cacio e Pepe with Sauteed Shrimp
Our favorite peel 'n' eat seafood gets new life with one kitchen-friendly formula: Shrimp + Starch + Sauce = Delish
Cacio e Pepe with Sauteed Shrimp Recipe
Ultimate Grilled Tomato Sandwiches
Toasty bread, juicy tomatoes, melty cheese, and smoky bacon—what’s not to love? These decadent grilled sandwiches are the perfect place to put your ripe summer tomatoes, and pair beautifully with a light, refreshing summer soup. While you could certainly prepare them in a skillet on the stove, going to the grill takes these superb summer sandwiches to the next level.
Ultimate Grilled Tomato Sandwiches Recipe