Food - Drink
11 Dinner Recipes You Need To Try
Slow Cooker Minestrone
For a nourishing and potentially vegan main (depending on how you feel about Parmesan cheese), look no further than a bowl of this classic Italian soup. Containing protein-rich beans, hearty vegetables, and carbohydrates in the form of small pasta, minestrone is a perfect all-in-one dinner.
Thai Chicken Curry
Thai chicken curry calls for packaged Thai green curry paste, chicken thighs, eggplant, and snow peas, along with fish sauce, coconut milk, and other aromatics. However, the dish can be adapted to whatever you have in your kitchen, making it the perfect meal to help clean out your fridge.
Beef Irish Stew
Traditionally, Irish stew is made from mutton, lamb, or even goat meat — but for an American-style adaptation of the dish, use beef as the stew's protein source. Perfect for a rainy-day project, this recipe does require just over two hours to complete.
Salmon Burgers
For a super-quick way to spotlight seafood, turn to a pescatarian version of an American favorite: salmon burgers. Requiring just 20 minutes of your time (half for prep, half for cooking), this dish is ideal for busy weeknights and last-minute get-togethers.
Healthy Moong Dal
Moong dal, or mung beans, make for an ultra-flavorful, nutritious meal that's ready within an hour. You can serve the final dish on its own or on top of rice, along with thinly sliced red onion and a handful of fresh, chopped cilantro.
Creamy Chicken Gnocchi
For the ultimate comfort food, look no further than this rich, cheesy, and deceptively simple dish. This recipe utilizes packaged gnocchi, as well as cooked, shredded chicken — effectively eliminating the most time-consuming parts. This luxurious, deeply-satisfying meal comes together in under 40 minutes, making it perfect for a weeknight treat.
Air Fryer Roast Beef
Despite their name, air fryers are good for more than just replicating the taste of your favorite fried foods. In this recipe, the increasingly popular home appliance is used to perfectly cook a large cut of beef without any stress.
Mexican Rice Soup
Not only is this soup deeply nourishing, but it's also completely meat-free. By combining three types of beans (black, kidney, and pinto), brown rice, and hominy in this thick, stew-like dish, you get a meal packed with protein and carbohydrates.
Vegan Eggplant Parm
For a vegan-friendly twist on an Italian classic, try out this plant-based eggplant parmesan. Unlike more traditional eggplant parmesan recipes, which require you to fry the vegetable in oil, this recipe has you bake them — making the cooking process simpler and a little less messy.
Smoked Pork Tacos
If you happen to have a smoker laying around, these pork tacos make for a great project. To balance out the savory, smoky flavor of the pork, these tacos are topped with creamy avocado, sweet pineapple, red onion, sliced radish, and cilantro. This recipe calls for a three-pound pork loin, which yields a whopping 20 tacos.
Classic Masala Dosa
Masala dosa, a South Indian crepe usually stuffed with savory fillings, is a dish you can make in the comfort of your own kitchen. The process does require some planning, but once the dish is completed, you'll end up with a perfect vegetarian main.