Here's Your Quick and Easy Meal Plan For Every Night This Month
Saturday, April 1
Recipe: Pea Pesto Flatbread
You’re going to love our Pea Pesto Flatbread when you’re looking for a light and fresh spring dinner recipe. The pesto is made with fresh basil, peas, parsley, oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt.
Sunday, April 2
Recipe: Creamy Kale and Pasta Bake
Kids won’t mind eating their greens when they’re mixed into this cheesy casserole.
Monday, April 3
The crispy coating is made with a combination of panko breadcrumbs, cornflakes cereal, and Parmesan cheese—yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds.
Tuesday, April 4
Wednesday, April 5
Recipe: Pork and Bok Choy Stir-Fry
Skip the takeout and make this pork stir-fry instead. A sauce of orange juice, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce bring a big dose of fresh flavor.
Thursday, April 6
This deconstructed pot pie is just as decadent as the original. The cheese sauce definitely kicks it up a notch.
Friday, April 7
Fresh Garlic Shrimp and Herbed Couscous Salad is full of spring flavor. Serve as a light supper or for a weekend lunch.
Saturday, April 8
Baby spinach can be slipped into just about any recipe—just as we did here. Simply wilt it in a pan with just a little water or oil until it cooks down. Let it cook, then wring out any excess moisture. Add it to pastas, top a pizza, or whisk it into scrambled eggs.
Sunday, April 9
Recipe: Spring Lettuce and Leek Soup
The only thing better than the flavor of Spring Lettuce and Leek Soup is its stunning green color. Top with sour cream or plain Greek yogurt and a sprig of dill.
Monday, April 10
Recipe: Creamy Chicken Alfredo Casserole
This is the easiest chicken Alfredo recipe you’ll ever make. We dressed up store-bought Alfredo sauce with refrigerated pesto—and the results were delicious!
Tuesday, April 11
Recipe: Thai Beef Stir-Fry
Ground beef and turnip greens are the main ingredients in this weeknight dinner recipe. Garnish with lime wedges and fresh basil.
Wednesday, April 12
Chicken thighs are ideal for weeknight dinner recipes because they’re flavorful and relatively inexpensive. Here, we dressed them up with a luscious pan sauce.
Thursday, April 13
The kids are going to love this one, and the adults will too. The crispy coating is made with panko breadcrumbs and fresh flat-leaf parsley.
Friday, April 14
Make enchiladas for dinner without all the mess—and in half the time. Kids can even build their own.
Saturday, April 15
You can stretch this recipe between two nights. Reheat leftover meatballs and stuff into warm pita bread halves. Add lettuce, tomato, and red onion and slather on cucumber-yogurt sauce.
Sunday, April 16
Monday, April 17
Recipe: Ham-and-Bean Soup
This soup recipe is ridiculously easy and perfect for that leftover ham. Just be sure to cut the celery, carrots, and onion as uniformly as possibly for the most even, tender results.
Tuesday, April 18
Lots of Mediterranean flavor goes into this dish. Artichokes, red onions, Castelvetrano olives and fresh herbs round out the ingredients.
Wednesday, April 19
Add grilled chicken breast to this salad to make it a complete meal.
Thursday, April 20
The creamy pan sauce coats the veggies and chicken in an utterly decadent way. Serve with crusty French bread to sop up every last drop.
Friday, April 21
Instead of baking the salmon in the oven, poach it in a mixture of white wine, lemon juice, water, and dill. The buttermilk dressing is the perfect cool topping.
Saturday, April 22
Don’t let the name fool you—this breakfast bake is the perfect meal, no matter what time of day.
Sunday, April 23
The arugula pesto is the star here. Customize the kebabs with your favorite seasonal veggies.
Monday, April 24
Fresh and hearty at the same time, Skillet-Toasted Gnocchi with Peas will be a dinnertime favorite this spring.
Tuesday, April 25
Recipe: Flank Steak Tostadas
Top these delicious Flank Steak Tostadas with toppings like halved cherry tomatoes, shredded cabbage, queso fresco, and thinly sliced radishes. Guacamole, salsa, and cilantro all make great topper options also.
Wednesday, April 26
Thursday, April 27
Recipe: Marinated Pork Tenderloin
Don’t let the total cook time alarm you—the meat has to chill for 8 to 12 hours before grilling.
Friday, April 28
Recipe: Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
This quick and easy jambalaya recipe is quick enough for a weeknight. The ultimate one-pot meal comes together in less than an hour.
Saturday, April 29
Recipe: Turkey Panini
You can sub in rotisserie chicken for turkey if you prefer.
Sunday, April 30
Skip the deep fryer and bake up a batch of our oven-fried chicken. The tangy caper vinaigrette pairs perfectly with the crispy-coated chicken.