Winter Weeknight Dinners

Weeknight dinners are a breeze when you plan ahead. These easy, delicious and affordable meals from Food Network are perfect for those chilly winter nights.

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Chicken Marsala

Tyler Florence cooks cremini mushrooms and prosciutto strips in the same skillet that the chicken is cooked in, to keep the brown bits and caramelized pieces of the chicken in the overall dish.

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Eggs and Parmesan cheese act as a thickener to make a creamy sauce for this pasta. The eggs will cook as the mixture is stirred into the hot spaghetti. To thin out the sauce, add a bit of reserved pasta water.

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Tomato Bisque

By incorporating heavy cream, minced bacon and spices, it's easy to transform a can of tomatoes into a silky soup. 

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Florentine Meatballs

Drizzle spinach-packed turkey meatballs in a creamy provolone cheese sauce for a delectable update on meatball night that's ready to go in 30 minutes.

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Slow-Cooker Beef Paprikash

The low-and-slow option makes perfect sense for a workday — eight hours later and dinner is served!

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Easy Chicken Curry with Vegetables

Even the pickiest kids will love Melissa's Easy Chicken Curry with Vegetables. Bulking up the curry with broccoli and carrots stretches the chicken breasts even further.

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Winter Minestrone

Pureed cannellini beans with beef broth add a creaminess to this hearty soup, and whole cannellini beans add another layer of texture. Giada De Laurentiis' secret weapon in this recipe is a frozen Parmesan rind: It melts slowly and adds a salty, buttery flavor to the soup.

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French Onion Soup

Layered with brandy, dry sherry and sweet onions, Ina Garten's soup staple is best soaked up with crusty bread.

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Can you believe Rachael's spaghetti and meatballs are ready in just 35 minutes?

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Rachael's Lemon Chicken

Turn your dinner into a takeout-inspired meal at home with Rachael Ray's chicken dish.

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Asian Marinated Pork Chops

Make your own pan-Asian fusion dinner on a budget with Melissa d'Arabian. Pan-roast the pork chops to a juicy perfection and serve with an orange glaze. Use a combination of easy-to-find ingredients plus a few specialty items from the international aisle in your supermarket.

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Taco Pockets

Rachael adds onions directly into beef patties so they keep a little bit of extra moisture. Turning the lean meat and traditional taco seasonings into patties makes the finished dish much easier to eat in a soft tortilla wrap.

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Chunky Chicken Chowder

Before transforming it into a warming soup with potatoes, corn and heavy cream, brown the chicken in the pot to add intense savory flavor.

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Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

A traditional corned beef dinner, complete with hearty vegetables like rutabaga and cabbage, is easy to make with a slow cooker.

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Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms

Smother ground beef and sage patties with a mixed mushroom sauce and serve with buttered egg noodles.

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Maple-Glazed Chicken

Toss chicken with apples and maple syrup for a delicious dinner that's ready in just 30 minutes.

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Carne Asada Tacos with Carrot-Pepper Slaw

It doesn't take long to grill sirloin steaks for carne asada tacos. Shred carrots and grate bell peppers for an easy, crunchy slaw.

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Salisbury Steaks with French Onion Gravy

For the meat lover, there's no more satisfying dish than Salisbury steak. Soft, savory onions bring out every bite of the ground sirloin patties.

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Four-Cheese Pasta with Peas and Ham

Creamy pasta plus ham and cheeese equals a meal that will please the whole family.

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Broccoli Soup

The key to achieving this soup's silky texture is using a blender and adding a touch of cream.

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Sausage, White Bean and Tortellini Soup

Use store-bought pesto, canned beans and tortellini to cut down on time.   

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Winter Layered Salad with Beets and Brussels Sprouts

Layered is the new chopped! We've taken winter's best vegetables and gone vertical for this colorful salad. We love the tender-chewy barley, but it can be swapped out for your favorite whole grain, like brown rice or quinoa.

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Slow-Cooker Pork with Noodles

On a chilly night, there's nothing better than a warming bowl of Asian-style soup, loaded with rice noodles, bok choy and tender pork.

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Thai Pork and Noodles

Skip the restaurant and make these Thai rice noodles that are mixed with pork chops. The secret ingredient? Brown sugar.

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Spaghetti with Quick Turkey Chili

Turn ground turkey into an easy chili and serve over spaghetti for dinner that's done in just 35 minutes.

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Stewed Chicken with Andouille

This hearty dish incorporates chicken thighs with chunks of andouille sausage. Fill up on the stewed okra before you chow down on the meat.

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