What if....you can have your family dinners planned for you, have delicious recipes you can rely on, and have extra time left over to spend with your family and friends? What if I told you this would come out to $2.50 per meal per person? Below are 7+ weeknight dinners (all of which require at most 15 mins max prep time) to get you through the next week. All the recipes, along with one shopping list for the entire week, is available in Cooktop Cove's taste-tested printable meal plan kit.
These kits, designed for a family of 4, include some of our best recipes, hand-picked into convenient weekly meal plans. They also help support the livelihood of our recipe developers and chefs who tirelessly work to test recipes and save you time, money, and disappointment from trying recipes that don't work.
1. Tomato Parmesan pot roast
In this recipe, we take the magic of sun-dried tomatoes and combine them with Parmesan cheese to make a beautiful crust on the roast. Paired with garlic and fresh rosemary, the flavors of this pot roast are sure to wow just about everyone.
One reader made this recipe from Cooktop Cove's meal plan kit and told us, "This is favorite in our house now! Easy and delicious!" Get the full recipe for Tomato Parmesan pot roast and others in Cooktop Cove's meal plan kit, available for purchase here.
2. BBQ pulled chicken sandwiches
Barbecue pulled chicken sandwiches can get messy — but, oh, what a beautiful mess. Sticky, sweet and tangy and always filling! In the recipe below, we make a super-simple barbecue pulled chicken sandwich that takes almost no time at all to put together.
This recipe shreds easily after cooking and holds the sauce perfectly. One reader made this recipe and told us, "I love this recipe as I always have leftovers, and it's perfect for lunch the next day as well." Get the full recipe and others in Cooktop Cove's taste-tested printable meal plan kit, available for purchase here.
3. Creamy mushroom pork chops
These juicy pork chops made with cream of mushroom soup come out tender and delicious with amazing flavor. Serve over fluffy rice, and use the savory cooking liquid as gravy. You can also substitute ranch dressing mix for the cream of mushroom soup for an equally delicious dish.
This is a 3-ingredient recipe that is packed with flavor. It's also freezer-friendly, so you can prep it in advance and have it later. Who doesn't like fast prep and maximum taste? Get the full recipe and others in Cooktop Cove's taste-tested printable meal plan kit, available for purchase here.
4. Penne with sun-dried tomatoes
Hands down, this recipe will be a great party pleaser. The sun-dried tomatoes paired with the other ingredients will most definitely make your taste buds sing. You can cook this one on low for longer hours or on high if you are in a hurry.
The best part? You are using one killer ingredient (sun-dried tomatoes) in 2 recipes this week to save time and money! Get the full recipe and others in Cooktop Cove's taste-tested printable meal plan kit, available for purchase here.
5. Ranch chicken wraps
Ranch is my go-to salad dressing! The salty and creamy dressing is one of my favorites. In this recipe, we make an easy and super-tasty ranch chicken wrap. It's perfect as is for lunch or paired with roasted potato wedges for a full dinner.
We use whole-wheat flour tortillas, but you can use any kind you like. Try different toppings in addition to romaine lettuce and tomatoes — red onions, peppers, whatever you like. Make it your own, and have fun with it! Get the full recipe (and 4 others) in Cooktop Cove's taste-tested printable meal plan kit, available for purchase here.
6. Honey rosemary pork chops
The slow cooker is best at turning cheaper cuts of meat into tender goodness. In this recipe, pork chops are the star of the dish. Smear the pork chops with finely minced garlic and drizzle with honey. In no time, a delicious weeknight meal is ready without you having to break a sweat.
One reviewer told us, "These pork chops are simple, succulent, and delicious. They made my home smell amazing afterwards, too!" Get the full recipe for honey rosemary pork chops and others in Cooktop Cove's taste-tested printable meal plan kit, available for purchase here.
7. Honey sesame beef
Sweet and salty — the perfect combination to hit any palate. What a beautiful thing it is, truly. Add the roasted flavor of sesame oil, and you take that sweet and salty to a whole new world. In this recipe, we make a simple honey sesame beef right in the slow cooker, easy peasy.
One reviewer wrote, "This meal made me want to skip Asian takeout. I love how I can get the taste without spending the money!" Get the full recipe for honey rosemary pork chops and others in Cooktop Cove's taste-tested printable meal plan kit, available for purchase here.
Interested in recipes for an entire week, plus one coordinated shopping list? Save time and money by getting Cooktop Cove's taste-tested meal plan kit by making just one trip to the grocery store for an entire week of dinners. This printable meal plan kit is available for purchase here.