The Pioneer Woman: Easy Weeknight Meals

Weeknight cooking shouldn't be a hassle. Browse through Ree's collection of recipes that are super easy and ready in 40 minutes or less.

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Taco Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

Tacos meet chicken Caesar salad for this easy weeknight option. Get things cooked, all wrapped up and on the table in 30 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Taco Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

Greek Grilled Salmon with Veggies

When time is of the essence and you need something delicious and speedy, Ree’s salmon is the answer. She flavors both the fish and the veggies with bright and tangy Greek vinaigrette. (A store-bought bottle works great!)

Get the Recipe: Greek Grilled Salmon with Veggies

Spicy Stir-Fry with Scallops

Scallops cook in mere minutes, which means this sweet-savory stir-fry can be on the table in a hurry.

Get the Recipe: Spicy Stir-Fry with Scallops

Coconut Shrimp and Mango Dipping Sauce

Ree’s 30-minute shrimp dish is a must-add to your dinner lineup. After dredging the shrimp in panko bread crumbs and sweetened coconut flakes, she fries them for an unbelievably crispy, crunchy crust. Serve with a cool dipping sauce for the perfect contrast of sweet and tangy.

Get the Recipe: Coconut Shrimp and Mango Dipping Sauce

Mixed Seafood Pasta

Shrimp, lobster and calamari star in this party-ready 30-minute dinner.

Get the Recipe: Mixed Seafood Pasta

Super Spicy Mac and Cheese

True to its name, Ree’s version of this comforting mac is a sauce spiked with jalapenos, crushed red pepper flakes and hot sauce for a heavy dose of heat.

Get the Recipe: Super Spicy Mac and Cheese

Mushroom Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Ree uses a combo of mushrooms instead of steak in her meatless version of the classic Philly sandwich.

Get the Recipe: Mushroom Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Six Pepper Pasta

Along with colorful peppers, Ree’s pasta comes together with a splash of tequila and creamy for an indulgent meal.

Get the Recipe: Six Pepper Pasta

Kickin’ Shrimp and Pineapple Flatbreads

These flatbreads are absolutely incredible. Sautéed shrimp and fresh pineapple sit atop warm naan with Monterey Jack and crumbled feta. Simple and delicious.

Get the Recipe: Kickin' Shrimp and Pineapple Flatbreads

Pesto Chicken Skillet Supper

If you’ve got 16 mintues, try this Pesto Chicken Skillet Supper. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts get tossed together with a medley of colorful vegetables and dressed in a pesto cream.

Get the Recipe: Pesto Chicken Skillet Supper

Crispy Chicken Florentine Melt

This super crispy chicken comes together lightning fast, making it a great option for a weeknight dinner.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Chicken Florentine Melt

Big Bad Beef Skewers

Stretch your use of top sirloin with these fantastic skewers. The beef is grilled with quartered zucchini, tomato and red onion. It’s all dressed with a tangy blue cheese sauce.

Get the Recipe: Big Bad Beef Skewers

Roasted Broccoli Salad

For this simple salad, roast broccoli until edges are crisp and toss with a creamy dressing. Chopped bacon gets added to the party for a bit more crunch and flavor.

Get the Recipe: Roasted Broccoli Salad

Poppin’ Pork Chop Sandwiches

A crispy, crunchy and juicy pork chop is the star of this sandwich. But what really makes it pop is sliced pepper jack cheese and a few slices of homemade spicy pickles.

Get the Recipe: Poppin' Pork Chop Sandwiches

Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie

Cooking up comfort food doesn’t have to be a time-consuming process. For this Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie, get a little help from the store with frozen puff pastry and prepare the filling in just one skillet.

Get the Recipe: Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie

Lemon Basil Shrimp Risotto

One-skillet dishes are always a favorite for weeknight meals. This lemony shrimp risotto comes together quickly and is packed with great flavors.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Basil Shrimp Risotto

Crispy Grilled Cheese

Sometimes grilled cheese is just the thing for a fast and simple weeknight meal. For Ree’s version, she reaches for a mix of Parmesan, cheddar, fontina and Gruyere cheese.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Grilled Cheese

Tomato Soup 2.0

This weeknight option comes together in no time with the help of canned condensed tomato soup. It’s elevated with sherry, heavy cream, pesto and grated Parmesan. The addition of tomatoes and basil keeps everything bright and fresh.

Get the Recipe: Tomato Soup 2.0

Snappy Stroganoff

This beef stroganoff comes together in a snap. Perfectly cooked sirloin tops a bed of buttery egg noodles for an easy weeknight meal.

Get the Recipe: Snappy Stroganoff

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