Easy Weeknight Dinners for September
Under $2.50 a Serving
Rub a mixture of fresh ginger, garlic, and salt under the skin of the chicken to ensure the flavors permeate the bird as it roasts.
Get the recipe for Ginger-Roasted Chicken With Bok Choy and Broccoli.
Brown the butter in a pan to add a rich, toasty note to the pasta.
Get the recipe for Cheese Tortellini With Spinach, Peas, and Brown Butter.
Create a warm dressing for the salad by whisking together apple cider vinegar, mustard, sugar, and olive oil in the skillet after you’ve cooked the mushrooms.
Get the recipe for Haddock With Warm Frisée and Mushroom Salad.
The pork simmers slowly in a mixture of tomatoes, garlic, and chili powder until it’s fork-tender.
Get the recipe for Tortilla Soup With Pork and Squash.
Chickpeas, Swiss chard, carrots, paprika, and garlic lighten up the meaty lamb cubes.
Get the recipe for Lamb and Chickpea Ragù With Polenta.
Under $3 a Serving
You can make the meat mixture and salad up to 12 hours in advance and refrigerate. When you’re ready to eat, prepare the biscuit mix, dollop it on the meat, and bake.
Get the recipe for Cheeseburger Skillet Pie With Tomato Salad.
Leftovers for Lunch
Roast the mushrooms until tender and stuff with a mixture of nutrient-rich bulgur, chopped almonds, and sliced scallions.
Get the recipe for Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms With Feta and Almonds.
Serve sautéed cod with crisp polenta rounds, a tangy tomato salad, and wilted spinach with garlic.
Get the recipe for Cod With Marinated Tomatoes, Polenta, and Sautéed Spinach.
Chicken thighs braise slowly with a fragrant mixture of fennel, smoked paprika, onion, and brown rice for a delicious one-pot meal.
Get the recipe for Slow-Cooker Smoky Braised Chicken and Fennel.
This fragrant meal-in-a-bowl is seasoned with ginger, garlic, fish sauce, and scallions for authentic Thai flavor.
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Crunchy, sweet, and tangy all at once, this hearty main-course salad combines kale, roasted sweet potatoes, sliced apples, chopped almonds, and shaved pecorino.
Get the recipe for Mustardy Kale Salad With Roasted Sweet Potato and Apple.
Switch out boring hot dogs for roasted bratwurst topped with sautéed cabbage seasoned with onion and caraway seeds. A creamy roast potato-cucumber salad rounds out the meal.
Get the recipe for Bratwurst With Sautéed Cabbage and Cucumber Potato Salad.