It’s time to start thinking about your meal plan for next week. From Sheet Pan Jambalaya to waffles like you’ve never seen before, we’ve got five weeknight dinners that will get you through the week ahead. So grab a pen, make your shopping list, and stock up before the weekend’s over. And if it’s easier for you to do that from your inbox, be sure to sign up for our weekly meal plan emails.
Top: Sheet Pan Roasted Jambalaya | The Candid Appetite
Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions | Photo & recipe by Faith Durand for The Kitchn
Monday marks the beginning of Passover and, even if you don’t celebrate, I say that’s a great reason to give this recipe for Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions at The Kitchn a try. The recipe is so simple and there are even make-ahead directions. In fact, Faith argues that this is better when made ahead, so take a few minutes to pop this in the slow cooker over the weekend and enjoy.
Time to get springy with it! You know, it being dinner. Lame jokes aside, this simple Pea Pasta with Goat Cheese Sauce at Naturally Ella is the perfect weeknight taste of the new season. This may come as a surprise, but I can’t stand goat cheese. Sheep’s milk feta will totally work, too, so I’m all over this for a belated #MeatlessMonday meal.
While it may not be the classic version, I think that this Sheet Pan Roasted Jambalaya at The Candid Appetite is a super smart recipe. It’s got all of the flavor of the real deal, with plenty of protein and veggies, but made way easier. Then either use leftover rice like the recipe calls for, or make the rice ahead in a big batch for the week and warm it up on the sheet pan before serving.
I love Chicken Parmesan, but it can be quite a bit of work. Leave it to Gaby at What’s Gaby Cooking to come up with these easy Chicken Parmesan Meatballs that serve up the same satisfaction with half the effort. Plus, meatballs! They are always a win with the kids.
This recipe for Bacon and Avocado Waffle Grilled Cheese at Damn Delicious has Friday written all over it. And with all that nutrient-dense avocado, I say these sandwiches make a complete dinner all on their own. Just make enough for everyone to have seconds.