Quick-Fix Entrées for Entertaining
Cilantro Flank Steak
Recipe: Cilantro Flank Steak
Fresh cilantro gives great flavor to this flank steak. You won't need much else besides cilantro, garlic, and seasoning making this an easy but delicious weeknight meal.
Recipe: Turkey Piccata
For a savory, citrus-fresh meal, cook flour-dredged turkey cutlets in a hot skillet and top with a simple lemon-white wine sauce and salty capers. Garnish with fresh parsley.
Recipe: Almond-Crusted Tilapia
If you don't have a skillet large enough to hold all the fillets without overlapping, we recommend cooking them in batches. You can substitute catfish, flounder, or orange roughy for tilapia.
Recipe: Shrimp Scampi
Lemon and garlic combine with delicate angel hair pasta and mild-flavored shrimp for a refreshing and quick pasta supper. Buy peeled and deveined shrimp at the grocery store to cut prep time.
Tuscan Pork Chops
Recipe: Tuscan Pork Chops
These seared pork chops are topped with fresh homemade tomato sauce. Serve with roasted potatoes.
Creamy Shrimp Piccata
Recipe: Creamy Shrimp Piccata
Save on prep time by buying shrimp peeled and deveined.
Pronto-Stuffed Pasta Shells
Recipe: Pronto-Stuffed Pasta Shells
Spinach, chopped chicken, and Parmesan and cottage cheeses combine to form the filling for these rich, Alfredo-topped pasta shells. Use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to speed up the prep time.
Recipe: Chili-Rubbed SalmonTotal Time: 16 minutesCook salmon filets to flaky perfection in just six minutes. Chili powder, dill weed, and lemon pepper add just the right amount of seasoning to the fish. Garnish with fresh dill sprig and lemon.
Beef Fajitas With Pico de Gallo
Recipe: Beef Fajitas With Pico de Gallo
Ready in 20 Minutes
Bottled Italian dressing provides a simple, flavorful marinade for these grilled flank steak-filled fajitas. Use store-bought pico de gallo or make your own ahead of time.
Vanessa's Make-Ahead Beefy Lasagna
A container of refrigerated pesto adds distinctive flavor to this basic beef-and-cheese lasagna, and the unbaked lasagna can be frozen for up to three months.
Shrimp and Grits
Recipe: Shrimp and Grits
The original recipe for this hearty shrimp and grits dish is from Bill Smith, executive chef at Crook's Corner, the landmark Southern restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.