Quick and Easy Meal Ideas

Only have a 30-minutes to cook and a few ingredients on hand? No worries! For those of us looking to save a little time, here are some simple, quick and…
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Our 20 Best 15-Minute Dinners
These 15-minute dinners are our quickest recipes, and the best route to a fast weeknight dinner. Our recipes include pastas, main dish salads, chicken entrees, and more that you can make in a snap.
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Grilled-Halloumi-and-Vegetable Wraps
Halloumi cheese and mixed vegetables such as zucchini and bell pepper are grilled and then wrapped up in a large tortilla. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Broccoli Slaw Recipe (With Step-by-Steps)
Transform leftover broccoli stems into a fresh and crunchy slaw. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Lemon Meringue Cupcakes Recipe (With Video)
These cute treats were inspired by one of Martha's signature desserts. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Cottage Cheese Pancakes Recipe (With Step-by-Step)
These light, protein-packed pancakes are a great way to start the day. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Tropical-Fruit Crepe Cake
Inspired by the piña-colada, this crepe cake is made from layering 40 delicate crêpes with a coconut-flavored pastry cream and topping it off with fresh pineapple. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Flourless Chocolate-Almond Torte with Cherry Preserves and Kirsch Meringue Recipe
This rich chocolate dessert with almonds, meringue, and cherries is a heavenly way to finish off dinner. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Tequila-Grilled Shrimp Recipe
This tequila-grilled shrimp recipe is light and flavorful with lots of crowd-pleasing appeal. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Spicy Orecchiette With Broccoli Recipe (With Video)
This 30-minute pasta is sure to become a weeknight favorite.
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Raspberry-Cream Layer Cake Recipe
This raspberry layer cake recipe is a light and cheerful dessert to serve at a baby shower, birthday party, or on Mother's Day. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Creamy Artichoke Ranch Recipe
A lighter version of the popular, cheesy artichoke dip, this crowd-pleaser is cool and herbal and takes only 15 minutes to make. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Citrus Upside-Down Cake
For this easy upside-down cake, vanilla cake batter gets a subtle tang from sour cream, which balances the rich, buttery citrus slices. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Roasted Eggplant Sandwich with Soy-Lime Glaze
This vegetarian sandwich uses slices of roasted eggplant that are brushed with a soy-lime glaze as its main filler. Toppings such as quick-pickled carrot, radishes, and cucumber provide crunch and contrast. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Mini Brioche à Tête (With Video)
These miniature breads are a classic French breakfast. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Eggplant Rollatini Recipe (With Video)
This classic dish is similar to eggplant parmesan—but also quite different! #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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16 Risotto Recipes for Any Night of the Week
This comforting rice dish should be one you make on the regular.
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Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Recipe
Roast this crowd-pleasing vegetable at 450 degrees to ensure stalks come out tender. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Triple-Chocolate Brownie Cups Recipe (With Step-by-Step)
Rich and chocolaty, these individual desserts are very hard to resist. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Carrot Cake Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
They're just as delicious as a tall, layered carrot cake, but so much quicker and easier to make. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Avocado-Banana Smoothie Recipe
Avocado, banana, and Greek yogurt give this smoothie its luscious texture #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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8 Best Ground Chicken Recipes
From burgers to mozzarella-stuffed meatballs, these tasty dishes prove ground chicken is a delicious and versatile protein.
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Sour-Cherry Crumble Bars
Buttery, cherry-studded bars make a perfect portable treat. The sour cherry filling pleasantly balances the sweet crust. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Easy Pistachio-Cranberry Nougat
This easy nougat relies on marshmallows to create a beautiful holiday confection that's very giftable. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Homemade Eggless Pasta Dough Recipe (With Step by Steps)
Our eggless pasta dough produces a sturdy but smooth pasta dough that’s perfect for making long noodles or thicker pieces of orecchiette. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Barbecue Pulled Mushroom Sandwiches
For a barbecue-inspired plant-based main, try this sandwich which uses grilled mushrooms for the irresistible, smoky filling along with an easy barbecue sauce and a quick crunchy slaw. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
These quick and easy baked egg cups are a great way to use up leftover corned beef, or simply make them with chopped ham or bacon. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners Potato Bread, Muffin, Stuffed Peppers, Baked Egg Cups, Potato Sandwich, Sliced Potatoes, Egg Cups
Corned-Beef Egg Cups
These quick and easy baked egg cups are a great way to use up leftover corned beef, or simply make them with chopped ham or bacon. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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4-Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe (With Video and Step Images)
This dessert is rich yet light, and so easy to make. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Spaghetti with Spinach, Peas, and Herbed Ricotta
For a quick, easy, and vegetarian weeknight dinner, spaghetti is tossed with spinach and peas, and topped with ricotta cheese mixed with lemon juice and zest. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Eggplant Ricotta Bake Recipe
This eggplant ricotta bake satisfies a craving for simple comfort food. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners
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Carrot-Cake Thumbprint Cookies Recipe
You can have your cake and eat it, too--as a cookie! The bases for these thumbprints are studded with grated carrots, chopped pecans, golden raisins, and rolled oats. The creamy filling features fresh goat cheese (cream cheese would work in its place) and a swirl of apricot jam. The result? Layers of flavor in every bite. #easylunchrecipes #familydinner #familyfriendlyrecipes #marthastewart #recipeideas #recipes #weeknightdinners