25 Favorite Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals

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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.

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Did you discover any good, quick meals in 2009 — here or elsewhere? What’s your go-to weeknight meal these days?

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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