New year—same time crunch. Here are 10 of my fave new ways to get dinner on the table fast. A more delicious 2020 starts here!

By Rachael Ray
May 02, 2020
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Bone-in Chops Agrodolce with Polenta
Photography by Nicole Franzen
| Credit: Photography by Nicole Franzen

Bone-in Chops Agrodolce with Polenta

Bone-in Chops Agrodolce with Polenta
Credit: Photography by Nicole Franzen

Agrodolce is Italian for sweet and sour, which for me equals maximum flavor.

Udon with Mushrooms, Miso, Greens & Sesame

udon with mushrooms, miso, greens and sesame
Credit: Photography by Nicole Franzen

I only started using miso in the past year and a half, but now I use it in everything!

Crispy Saffron Couscous with Chorizo, Chicken & Shrimp

Crispy Saffron Couscous with Chorizo, Chicken & Shrimp
Credit: Photography by Nicole Franzen

I stumbled on crispy couscous by accident when I overcooked the plain couscous I was making for my dog!

Cauliflower Paprikash with Dilly Egg Noodles

Cauliflower Paprikash with Dilly Egg Noodles
Credit: Photography by Nicole Franzen

For a gluten-free option, replace the noodles with boiled diced russet potatoes.

Farro Spaghetti with Brown Butter, Shallots & Sage

Farro Spaghetti with Brown Butter, Shallots and Sage
Credit: Photography by Nicole Franzen

For a meatless version, use mushroom stock instead of bone broth. Serve with an escarole-and-shaved-fennel salad dressed with lemon juice and EVOO.

Chicken Pepperoni

Chicken Pepperoni
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Over the years I've made a few versions of this fictitious dish from the Neil Simon movie Seems Like Old Times, starring Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, and Charles Grodin. I think I have perfected it.

Recipe: Try Rach's Chicken Pepperoni

Fusilli with Merguez & Eggplant

Fusilli with Merguez & Eggplant
Credit: Photography by Nicole Franzen

I have no words. If you love big flavors, make this recipe immediately!

Muenster Burgers with Sriracha Special Sauce

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Use any leftover sauce as a sandwich spread or as a dipper for fried zucchini sticks, chicken tenders, or onion rings.

Broccolini & Sausages

broccolini and sausage sandwich
Credit: Photography by Nicole Franzen

Drizzle the bread with a healthy dose of EVOO, then pile on the good stuff!

Recipe: Try Rach's Broccolini & Sausages

Aglio e Olio with Celery Tops, Fennel & Pine Nuts

Aglio e Olio with Celery Tops, Fennel & Pine Nuts
Credit: Photography by Nicole Franzen

Garlic-and-oil pasta has a key ingredient, and it's not the garlic or oil—it's anchovies. Melting them into the oil develops their flavor, which is closer to toasted salty nuts than fish.