Our Best 15 Quick & Easy Recipes for Weeknight Meals

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What qualifies as a quick weeknight meal? For me, it has to be ready in roughly thirty minutes, use ingredients that I’m likely to have or can easily pick up, and satisfy my deep 6:00pm hunger. None of that “one cup pre-cooked chicken” — if it can’t be made start to finish in the time between just got home and starving, then it’s not for me. Gathered here are all my favorite super-quick dinners from the past year. Some are base recipes that use what you have in the fridge, others are easy to make if you shop ahead, all are completely, tried-and-true, 100% guaranteed to hit the spot.

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