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Weeknight Meals

Recipe By Tessa Arias
April 27th, 2012
Most of the recipes below take 45 minutes or less of active prep work and cooking time (for example, marinading overnight wouldn't count as active cooking time). They either use...

Most of the recipes below take 45 minutes or less of active prep work and cooking time (for example, marinading overnight wouldn’t count as active cooking time). They either use simple ingredients, simple methods, inexpensive foods, can be prepared fast, or some combination of the qualities you look for in a good weeknight recipe. I hope it helps you plan your family’s meals!





Grilled Hawaiian Turkey Sliders

Turkey Burgers

Chicken with Creamy Dijon Sauce

Spiced Chicken with Couscous Salad

Grilled Lemon Chicken Caesar Salad

Rosemary Mustard Grilled Chicken

Bacon & Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Chicken with Prosciutto and Sage

Spicy Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs

Chicken Milanese with Spring Greens & Orzo

Mexican Pulled Chicken

Balsamic Chicken with Baby Spinach & Couscous


Ground Beef Tacos

Taco Pie

Carne Asada Tacos

Grilled Flank Steak with Spicy Parsley Sauce

Slow-Cooker Shredded Mexican Beef

Meatballs (these can be made ahead and frozen!)

Beef & Broccoli

Mongolian Beef

Chili-Rubbed Steak Tacos with Cucumber-Avocado Salsa


Rosemary-Balsamic Pork Tenderloins

Spicy Peanut Noodles with Pork & Shredded Vegetables

Sweet & Sour Pork


Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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