Volleyball Edition: 10 Recipes to Bump to the Top of Your Dinner Rotation

Volleyball Edition: 10 Recipes to Bump to the Top of Your Dinner Rotation

Sheela Prakash
Aug 4, 2016

It's all too easy to fall into the same ol' dinner routine — roast chicken thighs on Monday, pasta on Tuesday, and leftovers Wednesday. But the weekly menu can get tired and stale after a while. That's why it's fun to change things up a bit and add new recipes to the roster.

We gathered together 10 tasty recipes that are definitely worthy of being swapped in. They're easy twists on dinner recipes you likely already know and love. So bump them to the top of your dinner rotation and get cooking.

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1. Spinach, White Bean, and Taleggio Pizza

Forget regular margarita and try something new on your next homemade pizza night. White beans add texture and make for a pizza that's even more satisfying, while gooey Taleggio cheese melts into rich puddles on the pie.

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2. Thai Grilled Steak Salad

A quick dressing of lime juice and fish sauce transforms a regular steak salad into an Asian-inspired version that's packed with flavor. Fresh mint and cilantro are tossed with the lettuce to make this a salad that's particularly refreshing.

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3. No-Cook Tomato Sauce

This recipe is proof that some of the best pasta dishes are created from just a few simple ingredients. Juicy, peak-season tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and basil join forces in this light and simple sauce that's as perfect tossed with hot pasta as it is piled high on toast.

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4. Roasted Shrimp Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa

It's hard to argue with the fact that taco night tends to be everyone's favorite night. Next time, make this light and satisfying shrimp version finished with sweet and spicy mango salsa — it's sure to be a hit.

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5. Summer Squash Shakshuka with Baked Eggs

Classic Middle Eastern shakshuka consists of eggs baked in a tomato-based sauce that's enhanced with plenty of spices. This unique version adds summer squash to the mix, along with tangy goat cheese, for a summer twist that's equally pleasing.

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6. Creamy Green Garlic & Avocado Pesto over Gnocchi

Classic basil pesto is indeed wonderful, but give this version a shot and you won't be disappointed. Avocado ensures that the pesto is extra creamy, while green garlic lends its mellow flavor to the mix.

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7. Dubliner Cheese and Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Stuff chicken breasts with cheese and tomato slices and it's sure to liven them up. Cheddar cheese lends its sharp flavor and melts into the meat, while the tomato slices keep things extra moist.

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8. Summer Vegetable Galette with Pesto

This is one of those dinners that impresses but is actually quite easy to make. A food processor makes pulling the crust together and whipping up the pesto a snap. All that's needed is a simple salad to call it dinner.

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9. Salmon Burgers with Lime Mayonnaise

If you're tired of eating salmon in fillet form, it's time you give burgers a try. These scallion- and herb-flecked burgers are made in the food processor and are not only great on a bun, but also tasty on a salad too.

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10. The Easiest Thai Green Coconut Curry

Think you can only rely on your favorite Thai restaurant for a great bowl of green curry? With a few simple ingredients, this easy version comes together quickly and may make you forget all about ordering takeout.

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