So excited to introduce our guest blogger, Paula Hughes from Chew the World! Paula is the founder of ChewTheWorld, a foodie blog that aims to help modern moms to prepare and enjoy exquisite meals. A mother of two and food blogger at the same time, she balances between her passion and her biggest joy in life.
Having a busy day working, and a lot of chords and obligations every day leaves us with almost no space to enjoy the delights. Getting a fine meal at home sometimes looks like a tough task to perform. That’s why we’re always on the hunt for some quality recipes and DIY tricks that will help us be creative and prepare fabulous meals for our family.
I’ve gathered some quick and easy recipes to share today – you’ll make them in a breeze, and have a relaxed and tasty dinner:
5 Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes To Make This Week
1. Shrimp and Spinach Pasta
Have you tried this combination? With some shrimp, leek and spinach you’ll have an incredibly tasty meal which is done in less than 20 minutes.
Here are the ingredients:
• 3/4 pound of short pasta
• 1 pound of raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
• Two leeks, white and light green parts, chopped lengthwise
• 10 ounces of spinach, chopped to medium bits
• Two tablespoons of butter
• Salt and black pepper
• finely grated the zest from 1 lemon
• 3/4cup heavy cream
First, you cook the pasta al-dente and leave it in the pot. Use the large skillet to melt the butter on medium heat, add chopped leeks, and season it lightly with salt and pepper. The leeks need to get soft, which will take approximately 4 minutes.
Next, add the shrimp and cook it while stirring continually, to prevent shrimp from sticking to the surface of the skillet. This process should take around 3-4 minutes, no more.
Now, you’re ready to add cream and a bit of salt to the pasta, and put the pot on medium heat with occasional stirring, for only 2 minutes. Add the skillet contents to the pot, and stir the mass to complete the dish. Spinach comes at the end as garnishing/final touch.
A famous meal from Italy, prepared in a bit, with few ingredients, and a bit of skill. There’s simply nothing easier than this one, especially if you know to make a good Alfredo sauce. Easy, quick, and delightful!
• 8 ounces fettuccine pasta
• 1⁄3 cup butter
• 1⁄2 cup cream
• 3⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
• 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
• 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
The directions for making this dish couldn’t be more straightforward:
Cook the pasta, make the Alfredo sauce (melt butter, add cream, stir in the cheese, salt and pepper), and combine them together. Lovely, tasty, ultra-easy.
Besides that we want a tasty meal, it would be great if it’s healthy as well. This recipe definitely fulfills both requirements. The dish is versatile, as the rice and vegetables go well with almost any meat so you can be creative here. Here’s the recipe:
• 5 cups cooked rice
• 2 cups or meat of your taste, prepared grounded or chopped
• 3-4 cloves of minced garlic
• 2 cups of grated carrots
• Four eggs, beaten
• 2 cups frozen peas
• a bit of soy sauce
• Sesame oil or other oil to your taste
Put the pot on the medium heat and put one tablespoon of sesame oil. Add garlic and carrots and cook until the carrots get soft. Add one more tablespoon of oil and add eggs, separated to the half of the pan.
When the eggs start to take shape, stir them into carrot mixture and continue to add peas, cooked rice, prepared meat, and pour the soy sauce over. Turn the heat to low, and stir vigorously to create the perfect mix.
4. Summer Traybake Chicken
Here’s another tasty, yet incredibly easy recipe to prepare. For around 15 minutes, you’ll have a splendid dinner, containing the quality ingredients that will satisfy your taste buds and provide a healthy boost at the same time.
Here’re the ingredients needed:
• Four chicken breasts
• 250g cherry tomatoes
• Four tablespoons of pesto sauce
• One tablespoon of olive oil
That’s it! You only have to grill the chicken breasts in the skillet for the 10 minutes and add cherry tomatoes for five more minutes. When the 15-minute mark is passed, serve the meal drizzled with pesto sauce.
5. Cheese & Mushroom Omelette
Who said that eggs are reserved for the breakfast only? With this quick and easy recipe, you’ll have a delicious dinner with no sweat. Simple, straightforward, and easy to make; your kids will love it!
• 25 g of cheddar, grated
• A small handful of parsley leaves, roughly chopped
• Two eggs, beaten
• One tablespoon of olive oil
• A handful of mushrooms, sliced
Fry the mushrooms in the pan on high heat for two-three minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and add cheese and parsley.
Return the pan to the heat and pour the beaten eggs into the mass. Wait for one to two minutes for the omelet to take form and flip it using the spatula. One minute more and the meal is done.
Awesome recipes to help you get your family and home on track and eating together. If you enjoyed these recipes, please visit Paula Hughes at ChewTheWorld. What is your favorite weeknight recipe, please leave a comment below.
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