The Easiest Weeknight Dinners Featured on The Kitchen
Ready to eat in 45 minutes or fewer, The Kitchen co-hosts' go-to supper ideas are timesaving showstoppers.
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Pesto-Rubbed Baked Salmon with Smashed Cucumber and Green Apple Salad
Ideal for both simple weeknight cooking and dressed-up entertaining alike, Geoffrey Zakarian's salmon supper features a blanket of mustard-laced pesto sauce and a refreshing side dish of cool cucumbers and crisp apples. For added texture and flavor in the salad, he tosses in crunchy pine nuts and chopped mint.
Eggplant Parm Soup
Jeff Mauro transforms a traditionally involved Italian dinner into a 20-minute recipe by reimagining each of the classic elements: breaded eggplant, tomato sauce and melted mozzarella. His secret is starting with prepared tomato soup, which he tops with a layer of gooey mozzarella and cubes of golden-brown fried eggplant.
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Prosciutto-Wrapped Halibut with Brussels Sprouts and Kale Couscous
Instead of preparing a series of separate meal components, stick with Katie Lee's all-in-one supper. Her one-pan recipe features protein-packed fish blanketed in salty prosciutto, plus vegetables and couscous studded with dried fruit.
Hot Dog Fried Rice
Consider this next-level takeout-fakeout fare. Katie's quick-fix fried rice is laced with fresh ginger for a subtle bite, and it's finished with a fried egg and a drizzle of hot sauce, which promise over-the-top texture and flavor.
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Deconstructed Falafel Salad
Boasting all of the beloved flavor and texture of traditional falafel, this satisfying salad features a bed of romaine topped with crispy spiced chickpeas, fresh cucumbers and tomatoes, and a creamy yogurt-tahini dressing.
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Quickest Mac and Cheese
Made with a trio of rich cheeses — cream cheese, cheddar and American — this tried-and-true dinner is a comfort food classic.
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West Virginia-Style Hot Dog
The toppings are the star elements of Katie's fuss-free hot dog; she finishes the franks with contrasting meaty beef chili and cool coleslaw, plus a drizzle of yellow mustard for welcome tang.
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Creamy Chicken Succotash
Sunny Anderson builds layer upon layer of flavor in her succotash by sauteing the juicy chicken thighs, peppers, corn and garlic in the same pan in which she crisped salty thick-cut bacon.
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Shrimp and Artichoke Tagliatelle with Black Pepper and Pecorino
The ultimate in quick-cooking seafood, shrimp require just a few minutes in the oven until they're ready to eat. Here Geoffrey tosses the roasted shrimp, fresh pasta and garlic-scented artichokes with a splash of the pasta water and butter to create a hassle-free sauce.
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Brown Sugar-Spiced Salmon
It takes only four ingredients to make the bold topping for Katie's moist salmon. While the brown sugar promises sweetness, the chile powder balances the flavor with a punch of smokiness.
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Corn and Chipotle Ravioli Lasagna
The key to making Marcela Valladolid's hearty comfort food in a hurry is starting with packaged cheese ravioli. She mixes these timesaving beauties with a creamy chipotle-studded sauce, plus fresh zucchini, to create a rich, satisfying casserole.
Get the Recipe: Corn and Chipotle Ravioli Lasagna