Saturday, August 27, 2016

10 Speedy Back-To-School Suppers

The whirlwind of carpools, practices and homework is underway. But you don't have to resort to frozen pizza and cereal for dinner now that school is back in session. From Easy Chicken Curry to Grilled Turkey Burgers, all of these family-friendly meals can be made in under 30 minutes.

1. Broiled Spicy Chicken Thighs with Sweet and Tangy Honey Glaze


Inspired by one of the most popular Cooking Light recipes, this broiled chicken is flavorful, family-friendly, and incredibly easy to prepare. GET THE RECIPE

2. Grilled Moroccan Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce


Adapted from Curtis Stone's What's for Dinner?, this is a quick and easy meal that's big on flavor. Ground beef is laced with warm spices, fresh herbs and garlic, and then grilled in meatball form until smoky and charred. Serve over couscous with a cooling yogurt-cucumber sauce. GET THE RECIPE

3. Crispy Tilapia Fingers with Garlic Mayonnaise


If you're wondering how to get your children to eat -- or even love -- fish, try feeding them this. Tilapia fillets are lightly coated with panko, pan fried to crispy perfection, and served with a tangy garlic and lemon mayonnaise. GET THE RECIPE

4. Grilled Turkey Burgers


Turkey burgers are usually dry and tasteless. No so with these. The secret is adding Italian turkey sausage -- a trick often used with meatballs. GET THE RECIPE

5. Easy Chicken Curry


Here's a dish the whole family will love. Thinly sliced chicken breasts are quickly sautéed with curry powder, then simmered in an aromatic curry sauce thickened with Greek yogurt. Green peas and fresh cilantro add a vibrant, fresh touch. GET THE RECIPE

6. Smoky Chickpea, Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup


This soul-satisfying, vegetarian soup is healthy and hearty enough to be a complete meal. The best part: it's ready in 30 minutes yet tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen. GET THE RECIPE

7. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp


In this quick and easy recipe -- adapted from The Splendid Table's How To Eat Supper by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift -- jumbo shrimp are bathed in a sweet, salty and spicy brine, and then sautéed with loads of fresh ginger and garlic. Kids love it! GET THE RECIPE

8. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli


This one pan dish adapted from Lidia's Italian Table by Lidia Bastianich is a weeknight staple at my house. Not only is it quick and easy to make -- 25 minutes tops -- the whole family eats it up, broccoli and all. GET THE RECIPE

9. Chicken Tacos


My kids love these chicken tacos. They're a healthier spin on traditional beef tacos -- and they're just as good, if not better. GET THE RECIPE

10. Mirin Glazed Salmon


Adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson, this is a remarkably easy and elegant dish. Most of the ingredients are right out of the pantry, and you can have it on the table in 20 minutes. GET THE RECIPE

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