Here are delicious and simple weeknight dinners to be thankful for: steak, chicken and -- Rachael's fave, of course! -- pasta.

Sliced Steak BLTs

Rach says: "Try chimichurri, the herby condiment of choice in Argentina, on chicken or fish as well as steak." Rach recommends topping this steak sammie with jalapeño chimichurri.

Sliced Steak BLTs with Jalapeno Chimichurri

Red Beans & Rice with Merguez & Eggplant

Merguez, a spicy sausage, and eggplant add tons of flavor to this hearty red beans and rice-based dinner.

red beans and rice with merguez and eggplant

Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Cutlets with Sweet & Salty Stuffing

Fancy up your go-to chicken cutlets with prosciutto and stuffing. Tip: Arugula and tomato wedges or another simple salad makes a nice side.

prosciutto-wrapped chicken cutlets with sweet and salty stuffing

Creamy Dijon-Terragon Chicken

Creamy dijon and terrago sauce packs serious flavor. Balance out the dish by pairing it with rice pilaf.

Creamy Dijon-Tarragon Chicken with Rice Pilaf

Fennel & Tarragon Penne alla Vodka

Toss fennel and tarragon on top of this classic Italian pasta dish.

Fennel & Tarragon Penne alla Vodka

Shells with Olives & Ricotta Salad

Remember the shells with cheese sauce you ate as a kid? Here's Rach's grown up version! Salty cheese, olives and anchovies pump up this pasta to a whole new level.

Shells with Olives & Ricotta Salata

Spinach Tagliatelle with Ham-Mushroom Sauce

Here's a pasta sauce you'll make over and over again. After all, who can resist a good ham and mushroom topper?

Spinach Tagliatelle with Ham-Mushroom Sauce

Pepita Pesto Pasta with Roasted Squash

Pepita means pumpkin seed in Spanish. Add it to a pasta with squash for a perfect-for-fall recipe.

Pepita Pesto Pasta with Roasted Squash

Fat Spaghetti with Bacon & Artichokes

This pumped up spaghetti gets even more street cred with bacon and artichoke bits!

fat spaghetti with bacon and artichokes

More 30-Minute Meals

Want 30-Minute Meals with choices? Check out these recipes for chicken or fish recipes.

roasted supper mexican chicken or fish