Sure, the guests are gone, and you’ve made a dent in the leftovers. But (if you’re like me) things aren’t entirely back to normal. Cooking post-T-Day is a little intimidating. Less than a week ago, we were all hovering over turkey, mashing potatoes, and sprinkling casseroles with breadcrumbs. I need a minute to catch my breath before firing up the oven.
In order to ease myself back into the kitchen, I need approachable, no-fuss meals. Ones that I can start and eat within 30 minutes—preferably with minimal cleanup. If you’re looking for inspiration, here are 19 speedy dishes that you can enjoy in half an hour.
What are your favorite meals to ease you back into the kitchen post-holiday? Tell us your go-tos below!
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).