Shop and prep this weekend and have delicious homemade meals on the table in 30 minutes or less, all week long.

By Real Simple
August 10, 2017
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This shortcut recipe uses premade gnocchi from the supermarket that takes just a couple of minutes to cook at home. Browned butter takes this dish over the top, but luckily, you don’t have to babysit it: the butter will brown while you’re cooking crushed garlic cloves and coarsely chopped toasted pecans in it.

Get the recipe: Gnocchi With Brown Butter, Pecans, and Basil

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Cup for cup, firm tofu has up to 60 percent more calcium than milk. And you’ll love it in this Vietnamese sandwich, which is packed with carrots, pickles, cilantro, and Sriracha.

Get the recipe: Tofu Banh My Sandwich With Pickles

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Hanger steaks used to be considered too small to display in cases, so butchers kept them for themselves. Then people started to realize: This cut’s super tender, and it cooks quickly on the grill.

Get the recipe: Grilled Hanger Steak With Green Bean and Sweet Pepper Slaw

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This summery dinner is quick to cook (just 15 minutes of hands-on time) and super healthy (it’s packed with whole grains). Don’t skimp on the avocado, which makes this dish richer and creamier.

Get the recipe: Cumin-Crusted Cod With Bulgur Pilaf

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Adding fresh mint to this salad’s vinaigrette makes it taste extra summery. When you cook the chicken, you’ll be left with a pan full of drippings, which are delicious drizzled over each plate.

Get the recipe: Chicken Legs With Peach, Shallot and Watercress Salad