Quick Weeknight Meals 2009: The Winners!! Quick Weeknight Meals Recipe Contest 2009

Quick Weeknight Meals 2009: The Winners!! Quick Weeknight Meals Recipe Contest 2009

Faith Durand
Oct 1, 2009

Drumroll please! Here, after a month of delicious and tantalizing recipes, are the three fast, delicious weeknight meal recipes that (narrowly) won out with the most votes. We have to admit that we're pretty jazzed that the winning recipe is not only vegetarian but gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan — and utterly delicious!

Polenta is definitely the story of the day, with two of the recipes including it. The Omnivore runner-up has perhaps more buzzwords in the recipe list than anything else in the contest: Hello bacon, cream cheese and hot peppers! Yum!!

Here, without further ado, are the top three winners — chosen by reader vote.

Grand Prize Winner

Breanne's Polenta with Black Beans and Roasted Coconut Tomato Sauce

Omnivore Runner-Up

S.T.'s Tex-Mex Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Nuggets

Vegetarian Runner-Up

Rachel's Mushroom Ragout with Spinach-Parm Polenta

Huge congratulations to Breanne, S.T., and Rachel!! Thanks so much for these recipes; we are looking forward to trying them out. (And look for an email from us in the next day or two about your excellent prizes.)

Congratulations to everyone who entered and who shared their recipes with us. Voting of course is a subjective thing, in the end, but ultimately all of us are richer for you sharing your recipes and your cooking. We know that many of you have been enjoying all the recipes from this contest. We took a quick internal survey of all our site writers and editors, and we'll share our own personal favorites a little later today.

Until then...get cooking!

Looking for fast, easy, and nourishing weeknight dinners?
Recipes from our Quick Weeknight Meals contest
Dozens of quick meals, from pasta to polenta to vegetables!
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