Mapped-out meals: Pizza, pasta and more

When you and your significant other are both busy during the week, you don't always have time to cook full, intricate dinners. Chris Kimball's "mapped out meals" allow you to cook quickly and easily, without sacrificing taste in your weeknight dishes.

Grocery list:

  • 2 onions
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 pounds extra small red potatoes
  • Basil
  • Fresh parsley
  • ½ ounce dried porcini mushrooms
  • Garlic
  • Caraway seeds
  • Ground coriander
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Parmesan cheese
  • 2% milk
  • Unsalted butter
  • 6 4-ounce chicken cutlets
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 1-pound pork tenderloins
  • 2 ounces pancetta
  • 1 anchovy fillet
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • Linguine
  • Olive oil
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Dijon mustard
  • White wine vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dry white wine
Chicken parmesan roll
Servings:

Makes 4-6 servings

Ingredients

    • 1 onion, chopped fine
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 6 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 (14.5‑ounce) can diced tomatoes
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
    • Salt and pepper (to taste)
    • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (11/2 cups)
    • 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated (1/2 cup)
    • 6 (4‑ounce) chicken cutlets, 1/4 inch thick, trimmed
    • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Linguine with bolognese
Servings:

Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

    • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1‑inch pieces
    • 1 onion, cut into 1‑inch pieces
    • 2 ounces pancetta, cut into 1‑inch pieces
    • 1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms, rinsed
    • 1 anchovy fillet, rinsed
    • 1 (28‑ounce) can whole tomatoes
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • Salt and pepper (to taste)
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1 pound 93 percent lean ground turkey
    • 1 1/2 cups 2 percent low-fat milk
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 1/2 cup dry white wine
    • 4 cups water
    • 1 pound linguine

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Roasted pork tenderloin with warm dijon potato salad
Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

    • 2 pounds extra-small red potatoes, halved
    • 6 tablespoons olive oil
    • Salt and pepper (to taste)
    • 2 (1‑pound) pork tenderloins, trimmed
    • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds, cracked
    • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
    • 1 shallot, minced
    • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Simple skillet pizzas
Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1 pound pizza dough, room temperature
    • 1 cup pizza sauce
    • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (11/2 cups)
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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