It’s time to get a head start on your meal plan for next week. From the perfect Labor Day burger to a three-minute pasta sauce, we’ve got five easy weeknight dinners that will get you through the week. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up before the weekend’s over.
Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburgers | Garlic and Zest
This week, Labor Day trumps #MeatlessMonday and we’re cooking up these absolutely perfect Barbecue Bacon Cheeseburgers that we spied at Garlic and Zest. This is pure American goodness fit for the last weekend of summer.
Make #TacoTuesday simple with these Easy Oven Baked Spicy Chicken Tacos at The Cookie Rookie. Such a smart way to serve hard-shelled tacos without the fuss of filling each one individually—or having to clean up the big mess that comes with letting everyone do it themselves. Oh, and these aren’t very spicy if you just keep the seasoning light and use mild chiles.
Since we skipped #MeatlessMonday, we’re serving this Tomato Basil Tart with White Bean Puree at Vegetarian Ventures mid-week. Not only is this easy meal totally elegant, but it’s perfect right now while summer tomatoes are at peak season. This just won’t be the same in a matter of two weeks.
Everything is better with garlic and butter, right? This quick Garlic Butter Shrimp and Rice at Diethood is proof that the super simple combination of ingredients can make even the simplest meal a total treat. Oh, and this cooks in 20 minutes, so there’s that too.
Fresh herbs are abundant right now, but I encourage you to put them down, for just this one meal, to try this mouthwatering Pasta with Green Olive and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto that comes together in just three minutes. I shared the recipe, originally by Giada De Laurentiis, at Momtastic years ago, when it was first shared with me. It’s as much a revelation today as it was back then—a total keeper.