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: Pork

Quick-cooking and easy to work with, lean cuts of pork can work in all sorts of dishes.

Italian Meatball Sliders Recipe
Photo: Johnny Autry & Randy Mayor

Italian Meatball Sliders

Time: 40 minutes

Prep Pointer: Adding ricotta to the meatballs keeps them moist.

Serve with Spinach and Mozzarella Salad: Combine 1 cup julienne-cut red bell pepper, 1 cup sliced red onion, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar in a large bowl; let stand 15 minutes. Add 6 cups baby spinach, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Toss. Top with 6 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mozzarella. CALORIES 98; FAT 7.3g (sat 2.3g); SODIUM 167mg

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