Honey Garlic Glazed Salmon
A longtime favorite of Delish readers, this savory-sweet salmon never disappoints. Searing fish might seem intimidating but, once you get the hang of it, it’ll be second nature—just follow our easy tips.
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One-Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac
Looking for a hearty weeknight dinner? Our smoky vegetarian chili mac is here to save the day! It all comes together in one pot, and it’s SUPER versatile. Throw in your favorite bean and pasta shape, melt in your favorite cheese, and top with whatever you like (as long as it’s crunchy!).
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If you’re in a pinch you can sub bacon for the pancetta in this classic pasta dish, but we think it really does make a difference in the outcome. It doesn’t take hours to simmer, but still comes out to be one of the best pasta sauces we’ve ever had. Be sure to top with lots of Pecorino and basil!
Get the Bucatini all’Amatriciana recipe.
Sheet-Pan Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs
EMILY HLAVAC GREEN
Tossed with potatoes, lemons, onion, and an herby butter, these chicken thighs are so easy to throw together and only dirty one. single. pan.
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Copycat Chicken Lettuce Wraps
In our attempt to copy the fan favorite from P.F. Chang’s, we flavored ground chicken with hoisin sauce (a fermented bean paste that gives the chicken the quintessential Chinese-American flavor), soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sriracha, and sesame oil. Water chestnuts add a nice crunch here too.
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We’re here to vouch for tilapia; it has so much to offer! It’s lean and inexpensive, making it a great choice for your next weeknight dinner. Follow a few simple rules and take this affordable fillet from zero to hero.
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Italian Sausage & Pepper Frittata Affogato
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Breakfast meets dinner in this marinara- and mozzarella-topped dish. Fittingly, the Italian word “affogato” means drowned, which explains the marinara topping. It lends this dish a vibe somewhere between a breakfast frittata and pizza, meaning it’s enjoyable for pretty much any meal of the day.
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Shrimp & Snow Pea Stir Fry
This dinner is the perfect fix for a busy weeknight. Only 5 ingredients and 1 skillet and you’re on your way! Allowing the shrimp some time to marinate adds an extra layer of flavor to really make those 5 ingredients stretch. But DON’T let that stop the imagination from flowing—just like you can swap the ingredients, you can add more as well.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Posole
Make no mistake: This slow cooker version isn’t authentic, but it’s quick, easy, flavorful, and filling. Mix and match your favorite toppings and feel free to sub in your favorite protein—pork, beef, or turkey would all be delicious. Just be sure to adjust your cook time accordingly. If you’re looking for something more classic, check out our best-ever red pozole.
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This amazing dinner hack brings us back to college, in the best way possible. Have fun customizing the noodles with your favorite veggies and toppings, and don’t doubt the everything bagel seasoning (either from a shaker or homemade)—just do it.
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Coconut Curry Salmon
EMILY HLAVAC GREEN
The coconut milk and spice go so well together here, making a rich, but not heavy, sauce that really tastes and feels far more complicated than it is. The salmon simmers in the milk, keeping it very tender and flaky and extra flavorful. Spoon the sauce over the salmon a few times as it cooks to give it a nice coating.
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Thai Fried Rice
Rather than soy sauce, which a traditional Chinese-style fried rice would use, our Thai fried rice uses fish sauce to give this its signature funk. If you’re a lover of spice, you’ll appreciate the punch of Thai red chiles here: Use at your own discretion; they are potent in heat!
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Kung Pao Chicken Meatballs
If you are looking to spice up your routine chicken dinners, look no further. These chicken meatballs have a kick from a traditional kung pao sauce that gets most of its heat from dried red chiles, which you can always cut back on. These meatballs are filling on their own, but serving over rice will also help cut some of the heat!
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Shrimp scampi is an Italian-American dish that is usually made using plump, pink shrimp served over a heaping bowl of pasta. We think the pasta detracts from the delectable simplicity of this dish, so we made it without, but feel free to add some if you like!
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Garlicky Roasted Cauliflower Pasta
In this recipe, cauliflower gets mashed into a paste to create a light sauce for the pasta that adds a ton of flavor. It’s simple, light, and perfect for when you want comfort without being weighed down by something overly rich. The toasted walnuts on top add a nice crunch and really complete the dish, but feel free to skip or swap for another nut.
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We updated the fast food favorite to be totally vegan and completely irresistible. Creamy vegan queso dip and meaty lentils make a satisfying filling while a quick trip in a hot skillet adds crunch to every bite.
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Tofu Katsu Curry
LUCY SCHAEFFER PHOTOGRAPHY
This hearty Japanese dinner comes complete with crispy sesame-panko-crusted tofu, tender vegetables, and a rich and flavorful curry sauce.
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Tuscan Butter Gnocchi
Tuscan butter is perfect on everything. Literally. We love it on shrimp, salmon, chicken, and now, gnocchi.
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Skillet Lemon-Herb Chicken and Potatoes
EMILY HLAVAC GREEN
It’s one of our favorite tricks at Delish: cooking all components of a dish—protein, carbs, vegetables—in a single skillet. Quick-cooking boneless skinless chicken breasts stay moist and tender thanks to pan-roasting and a tangy lemon-butter sauce. If you can’t find small potatoes, feel free to cut up larger ones to about 1-inch pieces.
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Creamy Mushroom Pasta
If a bowl of creamy, earthy, umami-rich pasta sounds good to you, give this flexible recipe a go. It tastes great with any variety of mushrooms, and is easily adapted with alternate alliums, herbs, nuts, pasta shapes, and hard cheeses.
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Balsamic Basil Chicken
After marinating the chicken, everything—including the veggie side!—comes together in one pan in less than 30 minutes. Call it another skillet chicken dinner win!
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