Though weekends are reserved for making fresh pasta or braising a pot roast, Cooking Light staffers turn to quick and easy ideas during the week. Here are some of our favorite go-to meals.
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"One-dish meals are my go-to for busy nights so I don’t have to worry about making sides. I always try to keep the pantry and budget-friendly ingredients for Jane’s Vegetarian Chili on hand for an easy, satisfying meal. I prefer to leave off the cheese, and sometimes I’ll substitute a can of corn for the chickpeas as well.” —Mallory Daugherty, Production Assistant, CookingLight.com