Weeknight Dinners That Start with Store-Bought

If you're sick of cooking ALL your meals ALL the time (we sure are), try these simple weeknight dinners that build off store-bought bases.
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Monday: Potato & Prosciutto Flatbread

Potato & Prosciutto Flatbread

Pick up pizza dough at the grocery store and layer with cheese, prosciutto, and potatoes for a very not-boring Monday night meal. (Switch the toppings out as you see fit!)

Recipe: Try our Potato & Prosciutto Flatbread 

Tuesday: Cheese Tortellini with Spinach

cheese tortellini with spinach

Frozen tortellini is a star: It keeps forever, cooks up in minutes, and tastes delicious. Mix some up with spinach and cream for a fresh and cozy dinner in just 20 minutes. 

Recipe: Try our Cheese Tortellini with Spinach

Wednesday: Easy Rotisserie Chicken Flautas

chicken flautas

It's no secret we're big fans of rotisserie chicken around here. Pick one up at the store and transform it into these ridiculously easy flautas. 

Recipe: Try our Easy Rotisserie Chicken Flautas

Thursday: Lamb Tartlets with Ricotta & Mint

Lamb Tartlets with Ricotta & Mint

The ingredient list for these Greek-style tartlets looks a little long, but don't fret. Most of the ingredients are spices and sauces you likely have on hand. Mix up the meat, spoon it onto store-bought puff pastry, and you've got yourself a simple snacky dinner. 

Recipe: Try our Lamb Tartlets with Ricotta & Mint

Friday: Rotisserie Chicken Carbonara

chicken carbonara

Use up the rest of Wednesday's rotisserie chicken in this cozy bowl of carbonara. Peas add freshness, bacon adds flavor, and the whole thing is ready in minutes.

Recipe: Try our Rotisserie Chicken Carbonara

Ingredient List

For the potato & prosciutto flatbread:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. pizza dough
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Yukon Gold potato
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Gruyère
  • 4 scallions
  • 4 oz. prosciutto

For the cheese tortellini with spinach:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 10 oz. baby spinach
  • 20 oz. cheese tortellini
  • 3/4 cup grated pecorino

For the rotisserie chicken flautas:

  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Cilantro

For the lamb tartlets with ricotta & mint:

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry (from one 14-oz. package or half of 17.3-oz. package)
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground lamb
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup whole-milk ricotta
  • torn fresh mint

For the rotisserie chicken carbonara:

  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • 4 eggs
  • Parmesan
  • Bacon
  • Rotisserie chicken
  • Frozen peas