Dinner Tonight: Quick and Healthy Menus in 45 Minutes (or Less)

These recipes, paired with simple sides, can be on your table in 45 minutes or less. Check back for additional recipes around the beginning of each month.

Dinner Tonight: Beef and Lamb

Lean, flavorful, versatile cuts have a place in a healthful diet. Try these quick and easy dinners, paired with simple sides.

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Healthy Dinner Recipes: Farfalle with Lamb Ragu, Ricotta, and Mint
Randy Mayor

Farfalle with Lamb Ragù, Ricotta, and Mint

Time: 40 minutes

Leaner Lamb: Prepackaged supermarket ground lamb can have a high fat content; ask your butcher to grind a lean cut for you.

Serve with Baby Greens Salad: Combine 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard, ½ teaspoon honey, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, and 1⁄8 teaspoon black pepper in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Whisk in 1½ tablespoons extra- virgin olive oil. Add 1 (5-ounce) package baby greens; toss gently to coat.

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