5 Easy, Cheesy Weeknight Dinners

Easy peasy, extra cheesy – it's what dinner is all about this week!
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Monday: Eggplant Parm Boats

Eggplant Parm Boats

This simple-yet-delicious take on eggplant parmesan requires little prep, and you probably already have most of the ingredients in your kitchen.

Recipe: Try our Eggplant Parm Boats

Tuesday: Cheesy Chicken Bake

cheesy chicken bake

This easy, please-all meal is made up of mainly veggies, chicken, and creamy fontina cheese – who could resist!?

Recipe: Try our Cheesy Chicken Bake

Wednesday: Cheesy Ziti with Broccoli Rabe

cheesy ziti with broccoli rabe

This super-satisfying pasta has only five ingredients – and two of them are cheese! Sprinkle on some crushed red pepper for an extra kick.

Recipe: Try our Cheesy Ziti with Broccoli Rabe

Thursday: Philly Steak with Onions & Provolone Gravy

philly steak with onions and provolone gravy

It's hard to turn down cheese gravy-covered sammie – especially when it only takes 30 minutes to make!

Recipe: Try our Philly Steak with Onions & Provolone Gravy

Friday: Asparagus, Goat Cheese & Pancetta Pizza

Asparagus, Goat Cheese & Pancetta Pizza

The "sauce" on this 'za is literally just tangy, creamy goat cheese. Winner, winner, cheesy dinner!

Recipe: Try our Asparagus, Goat Cheese & Pancetta Pizza

Shopping List

For the eggplant parmesan boats:

  • 4 eggplants (10 oz. each)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup marinara sauce from jar
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • Chopped fresh basil

For the cheesy chicken bake:

  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 4 6 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup grated fontina

For the cheesy ziti with broccoli rabe:

  • 1 lb. ziti
  • 1 lb. broccoli rabe
  • 2 cups ricotta
  • 3/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan

For the Philly steak with onions & provolone gravy:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large or 2 medium onions
  • Salt
  • A sprinkle of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp. plus 1 1/2 tsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. plus 1 1/2 tsp. flour
  • 2 tbsp. white wine
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • Black and white pepper
  • About 1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic
  • High-heat cooking oil (such as canola or grapeseed)
  • 1 lb. boneless rib eye steak
  • 1 cup shredded sharp provolone
  • 4 sub or hoagie rolls (each 10 to 12 inches long)
  • Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

For the asparagus, goat cheese, & pancetta pizza:

  • 1/2 pound pizza dough
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 3 ounces diced pancetta
  • 3 stalks asparagus
  • 1 scallion
  • Olive oil
  • Torn basil