The Best Weeknight Cooking Cookbooks

Find our top 4 picks for the best weeknight cooking cookbooks of the past 25 years.

Top 4 Weeknight Cooking Cookbooks
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Top 4 Weeknight Cooking Cookbooks

We distinguished the best weeknight cooking from the more reductive approaches to fast recipes because some supersimple recipes are just too limiting. Sometimes a little extra time and a few more ingredients pay off with a beautiful dinner that's still doable on a busy night. The cookbooks here, though they contain their share of very simple recipes, fill that wider weeknight-cooking definition, which, to our thinking, makes them much more versatile and more relevant to serious cooks. The food-loving cook who has one eye on the clock will find much nourishment in these pages.

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