The Best Weeknight Shortcuts for Better Dinners
A great and surprising weeknight dinner does not require lots of prep or hours of meal planning on the weekends. Use our genius shortcuts to streamline your cooking and make even a simple Tuesday night dinner taste like a masterpiece.
Recipes by Lauren Schaefer
Sure, you could buy this stuff, but DIY versions take 5 minutes and are cheaper and tastier than boxed mixes.
Weeknight Shortcut: Make-Your-Own Mixes
Find Your Formula
Can't decide what to cook? These quick ideas will help you leverage what you have on hand so you can stop thinking—and start eating.
Weeknight Shortcut: Find Your Formula
Instead of doing full-on meal prep, just freeze your leftover ingredients—like that half of an onion on the cutting board or the lonely lemon that needs to be used now.
Weeknight Shortcut: Freeze Everything
Use Your Microwave
Think you don't have time for a real meal in the morning? Your microwave begs to differ.
Weeknight Shortcut: Use Your Microwave
Revamp Rotisserie Chicken
It's the ultimate supermarket shortcut. Here are 12 ways to bust out of your rotisserie-chicken rut.
Weeknight Shortcut: Revamp Rotisserie Chicken
Rethink Your Utensil Drawer
Step away from the single-use gadgets. These multitaskers will help you speed through all kinds of kitchen tasks.
Weeknight Shortcut: Rethink Your Utensil Drawer