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50 EASY instant pot recipes. Great quick weeknight dinner/meal ideas here because they're done in a flash! Pressure cooking and slow cooker / crock pot recipes. Something for everyone with recipes for affordable chicken (breast, thighs, and whole chickens), pork beef, and vegetarian recipes. We even have dessert ideas!

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50+ Recipes That You Can Make in Your Instant Pot — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Takeout food inspired pork and broccoli rice bowl recipe. The peanut sauce on this is SO good! THis is a fantastic quick and easy weeknight meal for anyone who is cooking for two. I love these recipes. It's way more healthy, cheaper, and one of the best ideas you'll ever have to make your own takeout at home.

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Recipe: Pork and Broccoli Rice Bowls — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Easy honey garlic shrimp dinner recipe for two. I love recipes like this that come together in a flash and don't leave you with a ton of leftovers. This meal is fresh and light; great for cooking for a weeknight dinner.

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Recipe: Honey Garlic Shrimp — Recipes from The Kitchn

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This tops my list of quick and easy dinner recipes. Chicken parmesan and pasta comes together in a flash in a cast iron skillet. Cooking for two? You HAVE to try this 8-ingredient 30-minute meal.

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Recipe: Chicken Parm and Pasta Skillet — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Easy honey garlic shrimp dinner recipe for two. I love recipes like this that come together in a flash and don't leave you with a ton of leftovers. This meal is fresh and light; great for cooking for a weeknight dinner.

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Recipe: Honey Garlic Shrimp — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Want to do more with rhubarb than just pie? Try one of our recipes, like this recipe for tacos! With pineapple and lime, raw rhubarb holds it color and crunch in a fruity salsa. It’s great as an accompaniment for a quick weeknight meal like these fish tacos, but it’s equally good served with crisp corn or sweet potato chips.

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Recipe: Fish Tacos With Rhubarb-Pineapple Salsa — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Whether you make homemade baked corn dogs from your favorite recipe (Jiffy mix forever), or pick up a box of premade ones at the store, don't forget the toppings! These 10 combinations are the best way to dress up a corn dog (or a hot dog, really) to make it a truly special - not to mention EASY - and delicious meal. Consider this delightful nostalgic food for your next summer party by the pool.

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10 Easy Ways to Dress Up a Corn Dog — 10 Easy Ways

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Taco Tuesday dinner alert! Try tostada de camarones instead of one of your usual recipes! This quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe features sautéed shrimp and creamy avocado spread. Who doesn't love mexican food?! You'll need: avocado, scallion, lime juice, spices, toastada shells, lettuce, radishes, pickled red onions, and cilantro.

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Recipe: Shrimp and Avocado Tostadas — Recipes from The Kitchn

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10-minute pizza-flavored croutons. These are delicious on basically ANY salad recipe to pack to take for lunch at work, or to make a homemade tomato soup dinner more filling.

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Recipe: Pizza Croutons — The Crouton Chronicles

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This Saag Paneer Pizza tops our list of quick and easy dinner recipes! Naan bread is the FASTEST and cheapest shortcut to weeknight pizza we know. Customize to suit your flavors, but we like to use spinach, garlic and mozzarella for this indian-food inspired pizza.

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Recipe: Saag Paneer Pizza — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Upside-Down Meatball Bowl. Quick and easy dinner recipe. This DELICIOUS weeknight meal is just the thing to have up your sleeve for a busy night. Great to pack in a mason jar to take your lunch to work too! You'll need shredded red onion, garlic, olive oil, mustard greens, roasted red peppers, ditalini pasta, meatballs in tomato sauce, parmesan cheese

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Recipe: Upside-Down Meatball Bowl — Flip the Bowl

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Upside-Down BBQ Chicken Bowl. Quick and easy dinner recipe. This DELICIOUS weeknight meal is just the thing to have up your sleeve for a busy night. Great to pack in a mason jar to take your lunch to work too! You'll need shredded broccoli slaw, ranch dressing, olive oil, corn kernels, red bell pepper, kale, almonds, bbq chicken, and garlic bread to serve.

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Recipe: Upside-Down BBQ Chicken Bowl — Flip the Bowl

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Upside-Down Chicken Curry Bowl Recipe: Part of a DELICIOUS Series of Quick Weeknight Dinners that Put Veggies First. Want to eat more vegetables? Try this crowd pleasing recipe for a chicken curry bowl. You'll need: lentils, cauliflower, lemon, curry powder, arugula, cilantro, tikka masala, yogurt, cucumber, and cashews.

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Recipe: Upside-Down Chicken Curry Bowl — Flip the Bowl

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Upside-Down Steak Dinner Bowl recipe: Part of a Series of Quick Weeknight Dinners that Put Veggies First. Want to eat more vegetables? Try this crowd pleasing beef recipe on your family tonight! It's fancy food that manages to still be casual. For this TASY dish, you'll need: rutabaga, red potatoes, spinach, cherry tomatoes, lemon, balsamic vinegar, steak, blue cheese crumbles

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Recipe: Upside-Down Steak Dinner Bowl — Flip the Bowl

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Upside-Down Steak Dinner Bowl recipe: Part of a Series of Quick Weeknight Dinners that Put Veggies First. Want to eat more vegetables? Try this crowd pleasing beef recipe on your family tonight! It's fancy food that manages to still be casual. For this TASY dish, you'll need: rutabaga, red potatoes, spinach, cherry tomatoes, lemon, balsamic vinegar, steak, blue cheese crumbles

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Recipe: Upside-Down Steak Dinner Bowl — Flip the Bowl

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Upside-Down Taco Bowl: Part of a Series of Quick Weeknight Dinners that Put Veggies First. Want to eat more vegetables? Try this crowd pleasing recipe on Taco Tuesday! You'll need: cabbage coleslaw mix, cilantro, scallions, limes, cumin, chili powder, black beans, pulled pork (or carnitas), avocado, tortilla chips.

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Recipe: Upside-Down Taco Bowl — Flip the Bowl

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Upside-Down Taco Bowl: Part of a Series of Quick Weeknight Dinners that Put Veggies First. Want to eat more vegetables? Try this crowd pleasing recipe on Taco Tuesday! You'll need: cabbage coleslaw mix, cilantro, scallions, limes, cumin, chili powder, black beans, pulled pork (or carnitas), avocado, tortilla chips.

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Recipe: Upside-Down Taco Bowl — Flip the Bowl

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Carbonara Orzo Risotto. Do you love pasta carbonara, but get a little intimidated over thickening the pasta with eggs? Love risotto, but don't want to spend all that time stirring at the stove? Here's an EASY riff on both, made with orzo pasta. This is your 30-minute weeknight dinner tonight! To make this modern comfort food, you'll need: pancetta, onion, thyme, orzo, milk, salt, parsley, and parmesan cheese.

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Recipe: Carbonara Orzo Risotto (Orzotto)

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Spring Chicken and Vegetable Braise. Just because winter is gone, doesn't mean it's time to give up on dutch oven recipes. Welcome spring with this tasty, light braise. Best with Chicken thighs and QUICK so you can make it on a weeknight! You'll need: boneless, skinless chicken thighs, onion, thyme, garlic, flour, chicken broth, new potatoes, radishes, peas, parsley, lemon.

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Recipe: Spring Vegetable and Chicken Braise — Recipes from The Kitchn

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Crispy Salmon Skin. This is a unique recipe for what we like to call "bacon of the sea." Salmon skin gets so crispy and flavorful when you bake it. Use it to top fried rice or sprinkle it over scrambled eggs!

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Recipe: Crispy Salmon Skin — Weeknight-Friendly Salmon Recipes from Diane Morgan

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Crispy Salmon Skin. This is a unique recipe for what we like to call "bacon of the sea." Salmon skin gets so crispy and flavorful when you bake it. Use it to top fried rice or sprinkle it over scrambled eggs!

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Recipe: Crispy Salmon Skin — Weeknight-Friendly Salmon Recipes from Diane Morgan

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You don't even need a sous-vide to make this SIMPLE Sous-Vide Salmon with Sorrel Butter for your next weeknight dinner. This recipe is so EASY and yet so impressive. If you're just testing the waters of sous-vide and are looking for a beginner recipe, give this a try. You'll need: butter, sorrel, lemon and salmon fillets!

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Recipe: The Fast, Easy, and Tech-Free Way to Sous-Vide Salmon — Weeknight-Friendly Salmon Recipes from Diane Morgan

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You don't even need a sous-vide to make this SIMPLE Sous-Vide Salmon with Sorrel Butter for your next weeknight dinner. This recipe is so EASY and yet so impressive. If you're just testing the waters of sous-vide and are looking for a beginner recipe, give this a try. You'll need: butter, sorrel, lemon and salmon fillets!

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Recipe: The Fast, Easy, and Tech-Free Way to Sous-Vide Salmon — Weeknight-Friendly Salmon Recipes from Diane Morgan

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30-Minute Meal: Green Curry Braised Salmon Recipe. Salmon is the PERFECT thing for a protein packed weeknight meal. It cooks so quickly and braising it ensures it won't dry out. Make this for a family meal this week!

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Recipe: 30-Minute Green Curry Braised Salmon — Recipes from The Kitchn

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30-Minute Meal: Green Curry Braised Salmon Recipe. Salmon is the PERFECT thing for a protein packed weeknight meal. It cooks so quickly and braising it ensures it won't dry out. Make this for a family meal this week!

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Recipe: 30-Minute Green Curry Braised Salmon — Recipes from The Kitchn

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