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: Vegetarian

Try going meatless at least one night a week. These vegetarian dinners make it hard to find an excuse not to.

Vegetarian Dinner Recipe: Eggplant and Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Tomato-Parmesan Soup
Kana Okada

Eggplant and Goat Cheese Sandwiches

Time: 40 minutes

Make-Ahead Tip: Hearty ciabatta holds up well, making this a good brown-bag lunch option.

Serve with Tomato-Parmesan Soup: Combine 2 cups commercial boxed tomato soup, ¼ cup half-and-half, ½ teaspoon dried basil, and 1⁄8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Cook in a small saucepan over ­medium heat 8 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

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