Molly’s Best Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinner Recipes

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Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen

Photo By: Chantell Quernemoen

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Taco Hotdish

Molly defines a hotdish as "a type of casserole that's a meal in a dish," which is the perfect weeknight dinner solution when time is scarce. Add crunchy corn chips to replicate the texture of a hard shell taco.

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Ginger-Glazed Salmon

Molly adds Chinese mustard, sriracha and maple syrup to her ginger glaze to create a combination of spicy, tangy and sweet flavors.

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Grilled Cheese with Everything Bagel Seasoning

Make your own everything bagel seasoning by mixing together sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion and salt.

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Pizza Parlor Salad

Crispy, tangy chickpeas are the star of this salad. Molly pats the chickpeas dry before baking to ensure they stay extra crunchy. She then tosses them in her homemade ranch seasoning.

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Creamed Spinach with Crispy Cheese

Melt small mounds of Parmesan in a pan and let them cool to make a crispy, cheesy topping for this creamy dish.

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Orecchiette with Broccolini and Sausage

Toss the broccolini, crumbled sausage and cooked pasta with garlic, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese for an easy, no-fuss weeknight meal.

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Garlicky, Lemony Kale

Place lemon halves cut-side down in a pan and cook without moving until grill marks are visible. This will caramelize the natural sugars of the lemon and add brightness to this garlicky salad.

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Sausage and Broccolini Pizza Pockets

Molly uses ricotta, Parmesan and mozzarella to add creamy, cheesy flavors. Customize the filling by adding your favorite spices!

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Chicken Shawarma Tacos

Shawarma is a dish of slow-roasted meat stacked in a cone-like shape and shaved into smaller pieces. Molly makes her easy at-home version of this dish by roasting chicken thighs in the oven, cutting them into small pieces and searing them in a pan to crisp the skin.

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Smashed Cucumber Salad with Mint

Toss the cucumbers with mint, olive oil, za'atar, radishes and a few turns of pepper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Letting the veggies marinate will help soak up as much flavor as possible.

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Falafel Spiced Turkey Burger

Coriander seeds, cumin and cinnamon help create the flavors of a traditional falafel seasoning. Molly tops these juicy burgers with her homemade tahini yogurt sauce.

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Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges with Cilantro Yogurt

This hearty side dish features a savory cilantro and garlic Greek yogurt sauce, a hint of sweet cinnamon and a drizzle of tangy sriracha.

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

Have a flavorful, nutritious dinner ready in under an hour with these burritos. The bold blend of flavors will make kids forget they are eating a meal packed with vegetables.

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Salmon Sheet Pan Supper with Horseradish Sauce

Limit the amount of post-dinner dishes with this sheet pan dinner. Molly's lemon, Greek yogurt and horseradish sauce is the perfect complement to the delicate salmon.

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Potato, Sausage, and Broccoli Frittata

This hearty dish is full of bright flavors and packed with veggies. You can enjoy it hot out of the oven, room temperature or even cold!

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Funeral Hotdish

This one-pot dish is ready in under an hour and is a cheesy medley of sausage, macaroni noodles and chopped tomatoes.

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Romaine Salad with Breadcrumbs and Simple Dressing

This quick salad is topped with a tangy yogurt, mustard, lemon and garlic dressing. Toasted breadcrumbs add a delicious crunch.

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Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Casserole

These creamy casseroles are packed with bold flavors. They can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer.

Get the Recipe: Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Casseroles

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