Weeknight Rescue//Spring 2022//Tex Mex Skillet, Summer Rolls, Portabello Mushroom Burgers, Sheet Pan Pizza, Spaghetti and Zoodles with Pesto

ingredients for summer rolls

This week’s menu has a little something for everyone. Light and healthy numbers, like the green smoothie and summer rolls and heartier family-friendly recipes, including sheet pan pizza. If you’ve never done my Cherry Tomato Bruschetta, it’s not to be missed. Enjoy!

CHEESY TEX MEX SKILLET SUPPER

With corn and zucchini in season, this is a good one for a quick dinner. Serve as is or add a basket of warm tortillas and avocado on the side.


SUMMER ROLLS WITH PEANUT DIPPING SAUCE

This is a fresh, bright answer to supper when the weather warms up. I like to set it up as a DIY summer roll bar, and let everyone make their own. Minimize your hands-on time at dinner time by prepping your peanut sauce and veggies ahead of time. The salad in this recipe pairs nicely with summer rolls.

PESTO PORTABELLO MUSHROOM BURGERS

Much as I love a classic burger, portabello mushrooms on the grill are pretty tasty, too. Just add a swipe of pesto, roasted peppers, and a slice of cheese.

NO-KNEAD SHEET PAN PIZZA

Easy, No-Knead Sheet Pan Pizza

This is a favorite make-at-home pizza that I make year-round. It’s pretty unfussy, is done in a big sheet pan, and like all pizza, makes an excellent breakfast the next day (try topping it with a fried egg). This makes for a nourishing salad on the side. If you don’t feel like making your own pizza crust, pick up about 1 1/2 pounds of dough from your local market or pizza shop.

SPAGHETTI AND SPIRALIZED ZUCCHINI WITH LEMONY PESTO

I picked the first of the season’s zucchini from my garden last week, so figure this is a good recipe to add to the menu. It’s a perfect solution when you want the comfort of pasta, but on the lighter side. You just toss together equal amounts of spaghetti and zoodles, along with homemade or store-bought pesto and a generous squeeze of lemon juice. Blanched green beans with a knob of butter makes a good side dish.

PINEAPPLE ORANGE GREEN SMOOTHIE

A glass and a jug of pineapple orange green smoothie

This luscious smoothie is full of green goodness and a snap to make. Frozen pineapple makes it quick to whiz up in a blender and the recipe includes plenty of ideas to boost the nutrition over the top.

HONEY ROASTED TOMATO BRUSCHETTA

This appetizer is a tasty way to make the most of sweet cherry tomatoes. They’re roasted at a low temperature and served on ricotta crostini. Serve as a pre-dinner nibble or as part of a snack board supper with olives, a tossed salad, cold cuts, and crudité. Just delicious.

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