Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (January 24 – 30)

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Slow cooker season is in full swing, and we have tons of ideas that’ll warm you up all winter long. The following seven dinners are comforting, satisfying, simple and, most importantly, delicious. But our favorite thing about these Crockpot and Instant Pot gems is that they basically prepare themselves. Read on for some of our favorite hands-off meals to cook this week.

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Shopping List

Produce
2 white onions
2 heads garlic
Three 1-inch pieces ginger
2 stalks lemongrass
4 limes
9 ounces snow peas
5 ounces baby spinach
3 ounces bean sprouts
1 red Fresno chile
1 large sweet onion
1 small green cabbage
11 ounces frozen peas
2 lemons
2 yellow onions
1½ pounds baby potatoes
3 zucchini
2 red bell peppers
4 ounces mushrooms
2 ounces spinach or Tuscan kale
1 bunch parsley, for serving
3 bunches scallions
3 bunches basil
2 bunches mint
2 bunches cilantro
1 bunch rosemary
1 bunch oregano
1 bunch tarragon

Meat
8 ounces pancetta
4 large eggs
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2½ pounds boneless beef short ribs
One 4½-pound whole chicken

Dairy
3 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese
1 stick unsalted butter
8 ounces goat cheese
2 ounces vegan mozzarella cheese

Grains
12 ounces Arborio rice
Steamed white rice, for serving
4 ounces glass noodles
12 eight-inch flour tortillas
1 pound spaghetti or fine linguini
6 to 8 no-boil or oven-ready lasagna sheets

Canned and Packaged Goods
One 32-ounce carton chicken stock
4 ounces white wine
Sesame seeds
Three 13½-ounce cans coconut milk
One 32-ounce carton vegetable broth
Unsweetened coconut flakes
16 ounces beef broth
One 8-ounce can crushed tomatoes
Gochujang
12 dill pickle spears
One 14-ounce block tofu
Nutritional yeast
White or yellow miso paste
12 ounces marinara sauce

Pantry Ingredients: kosher salt, soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, freshly ground black pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, light brown sugar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, dried thyme, onion powder

Monday: Instant Pot Risotto à la Carbonara

Risotto typically calls for a lot of stirring (and patience). Thanks to your handy pressure cooker, you’re only 25 minutes away from the creamiest, most comforting meal you’ve ever made.

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Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

We suspect your picky kids will want this takeout-inspired favorite on a weekly basis. The sauce calls for a handful of pantry staples that you likely already have on hand.

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Wednesday: Vegan Slow-Cooker Detox Coconut Soup

Nutritious greens, chewy glass noodles, crunchy coconut flakes and a mélange of herbs unite in a soothing coconut milk broth for the books.

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Thursday: Slow Cooker Korean Short Rib Tacos

Your slow cooker is the most foolproof route to juicy, fall-apart-tender short ribs. All it takes is browning the meat on the stovetop and dumping it in the Crockpot with all the other ingredients.

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Friday: Instant Pot Spaghetti with Goat Cheese, Mint and Peas

Since the recipe calls for frozen peas instead of fresh, you can make this decadent dish all year long. To make sure the pasta doesn’t go mushy on you, drop the spaghetti in dry with the aromatics, then quick release the pressure once they’re cooked.

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Saturday: Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with Potatoes

Chic, impressive and ridiculously low-maintenance, this main is destined for your next fancy dinner party. Pair it with a green salad and a bottle of white wine.

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Sunday: Instant Pot Vegetable Lasagna with Vegan Basil Ricotta

Channel your inner nonna with this eye-catching take on lasagna, which stars veggie-rich filling, easy store-bought marinara and an uncanny tofu-based basil ricotta.

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