Weeknight Dinner Meal Plan: Healthy 15 Minute Dinners for a busy week leading up to Thanksgiving Dinner. Keep it simple, healthy, and delicious!
Healthy 15 Minute Dinners
The key to keeping these 15-minute meals fast and easy is healthy packaged food (like jarred sauces and precooked grains), plus simple cooking techniques that help to shave off time.
Monday is the easiest dinner ever using jarred pesto sauce. Ready in 15 minutes with a mere 5 ingredients, this Pesto Ravioli with Tomatoes and Spinach is a perfect Monday dinner.
For Tuesday, we’re keeping it super simple with a 5-minute Taco Mac and Cheese. Feel free to swap the ground beef for your choice. Cooked chicken or ground turkey will be delicious.
On Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, we’re making an easy Prawn Laksa Curry Bowl. For some reason, it’s been my tradition to serve anything Asian on the day before Thanksgiving. Takeout is great because I’d been cooking all day. This year, I’m planning for Laksa — which is just as simple as takeout.
Friday’s dinner is a fun BBQ Turkey Taco using leftover turkey meat. But swap it for chicken if you don’t have turkey.
We’re serving a Small Thanksgiving at our house this year with immediate family. Here are some ideas for Thursday’s feast.
"This easy pasta recipe calls for just five ingredients but is loaded with fresh flavors. By using grape tomatoes, prewashed spinach and prepared pesto, we eliminate all prep work, making this 15-minute Caprese-inspired ravioli" perfect for a busy week of cooking!
This Instant Pot Chili Mac and Cheese is an easy pasta dish and family favorite dinner. A blend of lean ground beef, macaroni, chili beans, tomatoes, and spices. And, of course, melting cheddar cheese. An easy dinner to table meal in around 15 minutes, give or take a few.
I don't know why but I crave Asian food on Thanksgiving Eve. Maybe because I've been cooking all day. In pre-COVID days, takeout was a great option. This year, I'm making this super easy curry bowl that makes for a delightful dinner. Swap ingredients for those you have on hand! If you're not into shellfish, swap for any cooked meat that strikes your fancy!
It's feast day -- Thanksgiving is a day I wait for all year long. Though this year we'll be celebrating with smaller scale Thanksgiving recipes, it will still be a deliciously wonderful day! Check the links above for more Thanksgiving recipe ideas!
I'm calling this recipe BBQ Turkey Tacos because I'm planning to use leftover turkey from yesterday. But it's just as delicious made with chicken, as you will see in the recipe. It's "zippy, creamy slaw is so good you might find yourself making it for other sandwiches."
These easy pumpkin scones are the first thing I bake when fall leaves begin to color. Filled with warm autumn spices, moist and tender, and drizzled with cinnamon icing. They're coffee shop perfect, especially with a morning latte. Or incredibly wonderful with afternoon tea.