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Your 10 Favorite Weeknight-Friendly Recipes (Grocery List & Cooking Plan Included)

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Do you know what you're making for dinner tonight? Oh, us neither! Maybe you'd like a sandwich pretending to be spanakopita? Or a bowl of sparse-on-ingredients, big-on-flavor soup?

Oh, or how about one tonight and the other tomorrow night? Look, there you go—meal planning! Here are your 10 favorite weeknight-ready recipes from the past year:

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Creamy Cauliflower Soup Without a Lick of Cream
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Creamy Cauliflower Soup Without a Lick of Cream

You basically only need an onion, a head of cauliflower, and water.

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Dinner Tonight: Sautéed Shrimp with Lemon, Garlic & Parsley
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Dinner Tonight: Sautéed Shrimp with Lemon, Garlic & Parsley

Ready in about 20 minutes (just don't forget a baguette for serving).

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Tonight's Dinner Only Seems Like You Stewed & Stirred All Day
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Tonight's Dinner Only Seems Like You Stewed & Stirred All Day

Ha! But you didn't stew and stir all day. There's maybe 40 minutes of work, tops.

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Dinner Tonight: Miso and Honey Butter-Roast Chicken
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Dinner Tonight: Miso and Honey Butter-Roast Chicken

Here's a 5-ingredient chicken dinner. You're welcome.

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Dinner Tonight: Lentil Meatballs with Indian Fenugreek Sauce
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Dinner Tonight: Lentil Meatballs with Indian Fenugreek Sauce

Non-meat meatballs, meet a vibrant, creamy, and coconut-y sauce.

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Ragu is Your Excuse to Stay in & Cook on New Year’s Eve
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Ragu is Your Excuse to Stay in & Cook on New Year’s Eve

It's also a viable excuse for any night of the week and/or weekend.

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Dinner Tonight: A Warm Pan of Chickpeas, Chorizo, and Chèvre
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Dinner Tonight: A Warm Pan of Chickpeas, Chorizo, and Chèvre

This one-pan dinner is great on its own, but really great with a poached egg on top (which no longer makes it one-pan, but still).

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Chickpea Salad: The Fast, Filling Answer to "What's for Dinner?"
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Chickpea Salad: The Fast, Filling Answer to "What's for Dinner?"

Happily not tuna salad, but similarly quite content on a piece of toast.

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Dinner Tonight: One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta
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Dinner Tonight: One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta

We can guess why you like this based on the fact that it includes one pot and cheese in the title.

And the winner is...

Dinner Tonight: Spanakopita Grilled Cheese
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Dinner Tonight: Spanakopita Grilled Cheese

Ah, we see you have a thing for melted cheese. Us too! It's also an excuse for you to justify grabbing that panini press stored away in your closet. A win-win all-around.

Do you have a favorite quick dinner that's weeknight-ready? Tell us about it in the comments.

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