Can you believe the first month of 2021 is coming to an end already? Time flies, meaning you should be spending as little of it as possible standing over a hot stove. Here are seven dinners to cook this week that all take 25 minutes or less to whip up.
8 celery stalks (save the leaves)
1 pound trumpet mushrooms
4 garlic cloves
6 ounces radicchio
2 English cucumbers
12 ounces green peas
1 large shallot
1 red bell pepper
8 ounces snap peas
1 bunch chives
1 bunch parsley
2 bunches mint
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch cilantro
1 rotisserie chicken
1¼ pounds thin pork cutlets
4 strips bacon
1½ pounds large sea scallops
6 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast
2 sticks unsalted butter
16 ounces shredded mozzarella
1½ cup Greek yogurt
12 ounces shredded Asiago
1 half-pint heavy cream or whole milk
4 ounces shredded cheddar
2 ounces shredded white cheddar
4 large flour tortillas
12 ounces linguine
2 ounces elbow macaroni
Canned and Packaged Goods
Blue cheese dressing
Pantry Ingredients: kosher salt, black pepper, canola oil, all-purpose flour, extra-virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, cayenne, vegetable oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha
Monday: Buffalo Chicken Wraps with Blue Cheese and Celery
Rotisserie chicken is one of our favorite cheats. Just buy one precooked, shred or dice it, and you’re in business—no cooking required.
Tuesday: Easy Skillet Linguine with Trumpet Mushroom ‘Scallops’
Sautéed trumpet mushrooms are as close to vegan seafood as you can get. But what’s even more impressive is the lemon-chive butter.
Wednesday: Pork Scallopini with Lemon, Capers and Radicchio
This briny, exciting chicken breast alternative will shake you right out of your dinner rut. Thanks, capers.
Thursday: 15-Minute Cucumber-Avocado Blender Soup
It’s as mind-blowingly simple as dumping all the ingredients in a blender and puréeing until smooth.
Friday: Seared Scallops with Green Peas, Mint and Shallots
Who knew you could make such a fancy main in 20 minutes? Pro tip: Dry the scallops as thoroughly as possible to ensure that they sear properly.
Saturday: 10-Minute Macaroni and Cheese Mug
Behold, the fastest solution to a pasta craving ever invented. (And you’re only five ingredients away.)
Sunday: Chicken and Snap Pea Stir-Fry
Your pantry is about to work overtime on this 20-minute takeout staple.