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Weeknight Meals Recipes

Pressed for time after work/school and need to rush off to various activities? I have some speedy weeknight meals that will get you out the door with a happy and full belly. From Crispy Oven-Fried Gnocchi and Veggies to Roasted Greek Chicken Thighs to Pesto Chicken and Cauliflower, you’ll be on your way in a flash.

crispy air fryer butternut squash on a white plate

Air Fryer Butternut Squash

smashed fingerling topped with melted cheese and diced parsley potatoes on a baking sheet.

Smashed Fingerling Potatoes {No Boil}

a white dish with buffalo chicken casserole topped with sliced green onions.

Buffalo Chicken Casserole

fried okra in a white dish on a wooden plate

Air Fryer Okra

a plate of fried green tomatoes on a white board with small green tomatoes

Air Fryer Green Tomatoes

a white bowl with Instant Pot Quinoa topped with chopped parsley, sitting on a wooden board. There are small bowls of seasonings and parsley on a white marbled surface.

Easy Instant Pot Quinoa

a white skillet with creamy chicken pesto pasta topped with shredded parmesan.

Creamy Chicken Pasta

a plate of air fryer taquitos topped with cilantro, tomatoes, and guacamole

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

4 frozen ears of corn on a baking sheet

How to Freeze Corn on the Cob

a bowl with chopped veggies and bacon on a white board

Easy Cabbage Salad

cubes of frozen pesto on a grey plate with fresh basil on a white board

Can You Freeze Pesto?

a bowl of green steamed broccoli with a lemon wedge

Instant Pot Broccoli

a white bowl with creamy pesto pasta topped with chopped parsley.

Creamy Pesto Pasta

a cold pasta salad in a white bowl.

Tortellini Pasta Salad

a puff pastry pizza with slices removed. The pizza is topped with pepperoni and shredded basil.

Puff Pastry Pizza

orzo salad in a blue bowl.

Pesto Orzo

Air fryer roasted beets on a tan plate with a fork

Air Fryer Beets

a dark blue bowl filled with cloves of garlic and 2 heads of garlic.

Freezing Garlic

a beige bowl with ham fried rice topped with sliced green onions.

Ham Fried Rice

Margherita flatbread topped with basil on a wooden tray.

Margherita Flatbread

artichoke salad in a white bowl topped with chopped basil.

Artichoke Salad

6 ham and cheese pinwheels in a white baking dish.

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

ham and pea pasta in a white bowl with a bronze spoon.

Ham Pasta

slices of chicken bacon ranch pizza on a grey wooden board.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza