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Need a little inspiration for what you should make for dinner this week? Check out these pantry-friendly recipes!
What should I make for dinner this week, you asked? Well, I’ve got answers. I’ve put together a meal plan for my family that might make things a little easier for you as you plan your week.
I’m trying to limit trips to the store so most of these recipes utilize what we have stocked in the pantry, freezer, and refrigerator. There’s a little something for everyone, from quick and easy to low and slow.
This is what you should make for dinner!
I know, I know, it’s supposed to be Taco Tuesday. But why wait? Pop chicken breasts into this easy marinade tonight and make dinner a snap tomorrow.
I usually serve these with homemade tomatillo salsa, but if your store doesn’t have tomatillos stocked this week (I know mine doesn’t) no problem. I’ll serve these with some flour tortillas (charred on the stove), a sprinkle of cheese, and jarred salsa verde. Rice and beans served on the side will round out the meal.
Breakfast for dinner with a different twist! This savory dutch baby is an eggy, cheesy pancake that makes the perfect vessel for all of your favorite toppings. I top mine with a simple tomato salad, lightly dressed greens, crumbled bacon, and a sprinkle of cheese.
On the table in 30!
This is one of those deceptively easy and inexpensive meals that is a great mid-week pick me up. Crispy-skinned creamy lemon and herb chicken thighs slathered in a drool-worthy sauce pairs well with mashed potatoes and steamed green beans.
Don’t have all the ingredients? Plenty of substitution suggestions in the post!
French Onion Soup (and a salad)
What’s more satisfying than the ooey, gooey cheese and bread? Cheesy bread melted over rich and flavorful onion soup! This soup has loads of caramelized onions, leeks, and shallots giving it a subtle sweetness and umami wallop.
Serve these in big ol crocks with simple salad alongside. Pure comfort.
You can still have pizza night without ordering out. That’s right, mix up this simple dough in the afternoon and get the whole family involved for stretching and topping them for dinner.
I’ve got all the ingredients and instructions listed for a classic pizza and a white mushroom pie, but use your favorite toppings and ingredients you have stocked in the refrigerator or pantry.
I love to keep Saturday dinner simple yet special. Maybe it’s the meal that you have around the coffee table as you watch a movie or on kitchen island as you play a game.
Easy Spanish garlic shrimp is classic tapa dish that can be on your table in minutes. Casually serve it in pan you cook it in with lots of crusty bread on hand for dipping. Pair it will a big green salad and a crisp bottle of white and call it a night.
It doesn’t get any easier than this!
If it’s Sunday, it’s time for Sunday sauce and meatballs. This low and slow simmered tomato sauce yields the most tender meatballs and will make your house smell like home.
Cook it all day and enjoy it with your favorite pasta in the evening. Mangia!0