It’s time to get a head start on your meal plan for next week. From a raw summer pasta sauce that showcases in-season tomatoes to a sheet pan meal that will become a weekly go-to, we’ve got 5 quick and easy weeknight dinners that will get you through the week. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up before the weekend’s over.
Summer Raw Pasta Sauce with Spaghetti | Photo by James Ransom for Food52
It’s finally tomato season!! Celebrate by making this Summer Raw Pasta Sauce with Spaghetti that we found at Food52. Not only does it showcase the perfection of ripe summer tomatoes, but it’s easy too. Love that.
If you’re as obsessed with one pan meals as me, you need this recipe for One Pan Vegetarian Fajitas from my cookbook Make It Easy. You literally layer quickly seasoned veggies on a sheet pan and roast. If you prefer to make this a meal with meat, you can add chicken thighs or use them to replace the sweet potato. Still so simple and a kid favorite.
Lately, I’ve been leaving slow cooker meals for Friday so that I can ease into weekend vibes. I may still do that this week, but if you’re heading back to school—I know that some of you are!—you may want to pull out this recipe for Slow Cooker Filipino Adobo Pulled Pork Sandwiches at Kitchen Confidante early in the week to help easy the shock of your new schedule.
We’re all about this Cold Noodle Summer Salad at i am food blog, because cold noodles. It also has healthy salmon, too, if you eat seafood, but I think that the best part is that leftovers will make a mean lunch the next day, whether for yourself or camp (maybe even school!) lunch.
Nearly every Friday of last school year was pizza night at my house, so even though we don’t start school for another month, I’m thinking about getting back into the routine. Mostly because grilled pizza is so easy to make if you buy the dough, which you can for this Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Pizza recipe at Real Food by Dad. If you’ve never grilled pizza before, learn the ropes with our easy tutorial on how to grill pizza. One read and you’ll be set until it’s too cold to cook outside.