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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.

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

french bread pizzas on a wooden tray with tomatoes and other toppings on a white board

Air Fryer French Bread Pizza

a plate of asparagus with a fork and a lemon wedge

Instant Pot Asparagus

a portion of asparagus casserole on a beige plate with a fork.

Asparagus Casserole

A white bowl full of fried gnocchi, chicken sausage, and roasted veggies

Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi

a white bowl of chicken fajitas

Air Fryer Chicken Fajitas

a white skillet filled with chicken bacon ranch casserole topped with chopped parsley.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

a spoonful of garlic butter being drizzled over air fryer steak bites topped with chopped parsley.

Air Fryer Steak Bites

a dish of toasted gnocchi in a pesto cream sauce.

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi

a white bowl of pesto rice with a fork, parsley, and tomatoes.

Pesto Rice

a grey speckled dish with a roasted chicken thigh and potatoes topped with fresh parsley.

Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs

a grey plate with a tortilla pizza on a wooden board.

Easy Tortilla Pizza Recipe

a white oval plate with roasted air fryer green beans, two lemon slices, and rose gold silverware on a white board.

Air Fryer Green Beans

two bowls of beef barley soup with garlic bread.

Instant Pot Beef Barley Soup

a plate with spaghetti topped with air fryer meatballs

Easy Air Fryer Meatballs Recipe

a bowl of instant pot quinoa with veggies on a white board with lime and cilantro

Vegan Quinoa Salad

a white skillet with Boursin pasta topped with parsley.

Boursin Pasta

a stack of pizza egg rolls on a white board.

Homemade Pizza Rolls in the Air Fryer

a grey plate with roasted cast iron potatoes topped with parsley.

Cast Iron Potatoes

a plate of turkey casserole with rice on a white plate with cilantro.

Turkey Casserole With Rice

4 frozen air fryer biscuits on a grey speckled plate.

Frozen Biscuits in the Air Fryer

a cast iron skillet with cheesy green bean casserole topped with fried shallots on a wooden board.

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole