It’s time to get a head start on your meal plan for next week. From a fall version of Carbonara to your new favorite meatball recipe, we’ve got five 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.

Top: Butternut Squash Pasta Carbonara at Cooking Classy | Soy Ginger Meatballs with Fried Rice at My Baking Addiction

Related: Meal plan: 5 easy dinners from a vegan one-bowl meal to the most delicious pork chops.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Spinach with Chickpeas with Fried Eggs | Photo by Romulo Yanes for Bon Appetit

Spinach with Chickpeas and Fried Eggs | Photo by Romulo Yanes for Bon Appetit 

Break out the canned chickpeas for this easy #MeatlessMonday meal of Spinach with Chickpeas and Fried Eggs at Bon Appetit. This highly rated recipe cooks up in about 30 minutes and looks totally delicious. Plus, eggs for dinner is always a win in my house.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Soy Ginger Meatballs with Fried Rice | My Baking Addiction

This recipe for Soy Ginger Meatballs with Fried Rice at My Baking Addiction had me at its title. Then, I realized that veggies are cooked into the rice, making this a one-bowl meal. Done. The recipe calls for a soy glaze, which you can pick up at the supermarket. If you have the time and would rather make your own to keep it cheaper—it’s made with pantry staples—try this Soy Glaze recipe at All Recipes.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Baked Fish in Lemon Cream Sauce - an easy one baking dish meal! | Recipe Tin Eats

So many fast and easy fish recipes are geared towards salmon, which is why I love this recipe for Baked Fish in Lemon Cream Sauce at Recipe Tin Eats. That, and lemon cream sauce. This dinner comes together in a baking dish, then all you have to do is make rice and a big salad.

Related: Meal plan: 5 easy dinners from a sheet pan salmon dinner to a no-cook lifesaver.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Saucy Skilled Chicken Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Peppers | Host the Toast

Growing up Greek, stuffed peppers were a staple in my house, but making them the way that my grandmother did is not easy. That’s why I’m in love with this recipe for Chicken Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Peppers at Host the Toast. It makes stuffed peppers fast and easy, the way they need to be. Also, you can always swap in chopped beef or turkey for the chicken sausage if you want.

 

Cool Mom Eats weekly meal plan: Easy Butternut Squash Pasta Carbonara | Cooking Classy

Fall is in full swing and this Friday calls for a fall pasta like this creamy, decadent Butternut Squash Pasta Carbonara at Cooking Classy. I love that this easy pasta dish incorporates veggies in a subtle way (ahem, the kids don’t need to know about the squash if you don’t want them to) and also that it’s paired with bacon. Perfection.

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