Arugula pesto pizza, steak salad, and butternut squash and chickpea stew all come together with the help of this easy grocery list and delicious recipe collection.

By Hannah Klinger
September 20, 2017
Credit: Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Shop this list to feed four for three nights, all for about $30. Read the recipes first to be sure you have the staples on hand.

Grocery List

  • 2 (5-oz.) pkg. arugula
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 (2-lb.) butternut squash
  • 1 lemon
  • Capers
  • Walnuts
  • 1 (12-in.) prebaked thin whole-grain pizza crust
  • 1 (15-oz.) can unsalted chickpeas
  • 1 (15-oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • Unsalted tomato paste
  • 2 (8-oz.) pkg. precooked quinoa (such as Simply Balanced)
  • 1 (32-oz.) container unsalted chicken stock
  • 11/2 oz. goat cheese
  • 1 (7-oz.) container plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 (8-oz.) sirloin steak

Dinner One: Arugula Pesto Pizza

Credit: Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Wide ribbons of fresh butternut squash become tender while the pizza bakes, a colorful and faintly sweet contrast to the peppery arugula pesto.

Dinner Two: Steak Salad with Salsa Verde Vinaigrette

Credit: Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Italian salsa verde, a classic red meat pairing, turns into a quick vinaigrette for this entrée salad. One 8-ounce sirloin steak, thinly sliced, is all you need.

Dinner Three: Moroccan Butternut Squash and Chickpea Stew

Credit: Photo: Jennifer Causey

A well-stocked spice cabinet is key for this stew. Each serving packs nearly half of your daily fiber, essential for better digestion and weight control.