25 Favorite Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals

25 Favorite Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals

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Faith Durand
Dec 31, 2009
This year we ran our Quick Weeknight Meals contest for the very first time, and it was a hit! We've made many recipes from your submissions, and we were so inspired by your quick and creative meal ideas. Here's a look back at some fast weeknight meals from the contest and from our writers' own kitchens. You'll find polenta with eggs and mushrooms, flat iron steak with salsa verde, bean burritos, and one-bowl mac and cheese — plus much, much more. Posts pictured above have captions linking them to the recipe. Did you discover any good, quick meals in 2009 — here or elsewhere? What's your go-to weeknight meal these days? EggsKasia's Parmesan Polenta with Eggs & Roasted MushroomsJenny's Skillet-Baked Feta and Ricotta "Pie"Dara's Baked Eggs with Summer Vegetables and CapersPaul's Uova In PurgatorioLemon Frittata with Leeks and Goat Cheese Beans & PastaBeth's Lenticchie con Ditalini (Lentils with Ditalini)Olga's Orzo with Summer Vegetables and BaconCreamy Pasta with Tomato, Bacon, and RicottaBean BurritosOne-Bowl Microwave Macaroni and Cheese VegetablesCooking By Instinct Pizza Formula (with Morels & Ramps)Sarah's Fresh Corn Pancakes with Salsa Cruda and YogurtCara's Spinach-Pie QuesadillasKatherine's Quick Curry TomatoesBreanne's Polenta with Black Beans and Coconut Tomato Meat & FishHelen's Pork Chops with Savory Blueberry SauceSimple Rosemary-Rubbed Pork ChopsKitty's Bocconcino and Sausage PastaPhoebe's Scallops with Tomatillo Guacamole & Corn SalsaElissa's Salmon in Parchment with Curried Yogurt SauceKevin's Spicy Orange Teriyaki Chicken and ShrimpSusan's Dry Rubbed Steak & Shrimp with Watermelon SaladFlat Iron Steak with Salsa VerdeJoyce's Drunken Noodle SaladJessie's Prosciutto and Basil Wrapped Chicken Fingers
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Welcome to The Kitchn's end-of-year roundup! We are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the last year, including lots of recipes. We are also shaking out our reader mailbag, and giving you a few more great guest posts from our friends.
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