Every year when the winter ends, we notice an increase in our craving and that is normal. Even if you are on a weight loss diet, there is no harm in including a weeknight dinner a week. Weeknight dinners will refresh your mood. However, planning a weeknight meal plan can be hard. Here are some simple weeknight meal plans that are delicious, fresh, and quick to make. So without further ado, let’s start with our first weeknight meal:
Saucy Mac & Cheese
You will love curly noodles in the creamy sauce. This corkscrew pasta is cavatappi or cellentani. But, you can use any spiral pasta that you can easily find. You will enjoy making this weeknight recipe as it includes lots of toppings including golden crumbs and cheese. You can also add ground pepper for a spicy taste.
To prepare the recipe cook pasta as directed on the package. Include melted butter and bread crumbs and cook until they turn golden brown. Don’t forget to stir. Melt the remaining butter in a skillet and stir until it turns smooth. Now add milk and let it boil. Cook for two minutes or until thickened and reduce the heat. Drain pasta and cheese mixture. Now cook for 3 to 4 minutes and sprinkle cheddar cheese and bread crumbs.
Teriyaki Beef Roast
This is a Japanese-styled pot roast recipe. Your taste buds will like the blend of flavors. You can make this recipe with leftover meat and gravy.
At first, you need to add green pepper, carrots, potatoes, and onion to a slow cooker. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat and roast vegetables on both sides.
Transfer roast to slow cooker and add brown sugar and mushrooms. Now add ginger, teriyaki sauce, pepper, and oregano in a small bowl make a sauce. Drizzle sauce over roast and mushroom.
Cook roast for 7 to 8 hours until tender. If you have leftover meat, you can skip this step. Now remove vegetables from the roast and place them on the serving platter. Pour the juicy gravy and serve with a toast.
Smoky Spanish Chicken
If you have tried Smokey Spanish Chicken in a restaurant, you will love this recipe. You can make this easily at home and enjoy a healthy weeknight dinner.
Mix smoked paprika, salt, pepper, and water and rub over chicken. Keep the skillet on medium heat and place the chicken. Cook until it turns brown. This will only take 4 to 5 minutes. Now remove the chicken from the pan. Add mushroom and green onions in the skillet and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until it turns tender.
Add tomatoes and chicken and cook for a few minutes. Now place the chicken in the serving dish topped with green onions.
Did you find these weeknight dinner recipes easy? If yes, then you should try them at home. Refresh your recipe rotation and have fun. Your entire family will love these recipes.