Vegetable Lime Chickpea Chili

Last week packed up our mini-van and drove to Illinois to visit my family. Josh helped my dad with a home renovation project while I spent most of my time in the kitchen. I was much more useful in the kitchen. I don’t do so well with sheetrock, sanding, and painting. I don’t think the guys minded because every time they came into the kitchen they had something yummy to sample.

One night, we had family and friends over for a soup and chili party. I made Vegetable Lime Chickpea Chili from our good friend Jenny’s new cookbook, The Picky Palate Cookbook. When I saw this chili recipe in Jenny’s book, I immediately bookmarked it. I love a chili that is packed with vegetables. Plus, this recipe has chickpeas, cilantro, and lime-all of my favorites.

This chili can be made in about 30 minutes, which makes it perfect for a weeknight meal. All of the ingredients get tossed into one large pot so there isn’t a lot of clean-up. I also love this recipe because it is vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian-which makes it perfect for serving a crowd. And if you are a meat lover, I promise you won’t miss the meat. This chili is full of flavor and very satisfying. And the kiddos will love all of the colorful vegetables. Caleb devoured his bowl of chili.

Everyone at the party loved the Vegetable Lime Chickpea Chili. It was actually the first thing to go! We are going to make this chili all winter long. It’s already a family favorite. Thanks Jenny for the fabulous recipe!

Make sure you check out Jenny’s new book, The Picky Palate Cookbook. It is filled with over 100 delicious family friendly recipes-starting with breakfast and ending with dessert. Almost all of the recipes can be made with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. We started bookmarking recipes in the book, but stopped because we were bookmarking them all! We can’t wait to cook, bake, and eat our way through The Picky Palate Cookbook. We love Jenny’s simple and creative style. Her recipes are easy to follow and a hit every time! Congratulations Jenny! We are loving the book!

The giveaway is now closed. The winners are Dina (#111), Erica (#39), and Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom (#370). Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who entered.

To enter to win a copy of The Picky Palate Cookbook, leave a comment on this post, telling us what your favorite weeknight meal. There will be THREE winners! 

The giveaway is open until Friday, November 16th at 11:59 p.m. MST. The giveaway is only open to USA residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

Vegetable Lime Chickpea Chili

An easy, healthy, and flavorful chili the entire family will love!


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped white onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow squash
  • 1 cup chopped mini sweet peppers
  • 1 8- ounce package baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 15- ounce cans chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 28- ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • 1. Heat the olive oil in a Dutch oven or large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, zucchini, yellow squash, sweet peppers, and baby bells and cook, stirring, until tender, 5-8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the chickpeas, tomatoes, broth, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper, stir to combine and cook until hot, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until ready to serve.

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  1. Favorite weeknight meal is a big salad, tons of fresh seasonal veggies on top, with tofu or tempeh and homemade salad dressing. Easy but I never get sick of it – and it’s fast!

    Congrats to Jenny on her book! Woot!!!

  2. My favorite weeknight meal is ginger chicken – it’s a crockpot recipe that takes about 10 minutes to throw in in the morning and then it’s ready by dinner time!

  3. I know this is going to sound crazy, but this time of year, I love to eat a warm bowl of apple cinnamon oatmeal for dinner. But my favorite (fall) weeknight dinner to MAKE for my family is a delectable butternut squash and caramelized onion galette. It’s always a hit, and smells divine coming out of the oven. Thank you Maria and Josh for running this contest- I’m keeping my fingers crossed, because I’d love to add Jenny’s cookbook to my collection!

  4. I know this is going to sound crazy, but this time of year, I love to eat a warm bowl of apple cinnamon oatmeal for dinner. Thank you Maria and Josh for running this contest- I’m keeping my fingers crossed, because I’d love to add Jenny’s cookbook to my collection!

  5. Right now its thai chicken curry in the crockpot. It makes the house smell great and there is always a ton left for lunches!

  6. Our favorite weeknight meal is called “Pasta Mama” – it’s a dish with pasta, egg, garlic and parmesan cheese. It’s really quick to make, we add some veggies and I don’t feel as bad about eating pasta for dinner because at least we’re getting some protein from the egg!

  7. My favorite weeknight meal would be a baked vegetable lasagne. Last night I made it with black olives, mushrooms, and steamed spinach. It was a hit!

  8. My favorite weeknight meal lately has been baked falafel served with plenty of lettuce, tomato, feta, and whatever other veggies we have around. Easy, fast, delicious and wholesome!

  9. In the summer, a sald with lots of veggies and my home made lemon chili pepper dressing. In the winter, soups and chilis.

  10. My favorite weeknight meal is pot roast. Simple and easy in the slow cooker and oh so good! would love to win the cookbook since I have a few picky eaters in my house! Thanks for the chance!

  11. My favorite weeknight meal is chicken fajitas! I must have them at least twice a week! I love adding left over veggies with chicken, hot sauce and greek yogurt! Yum!! Or even vegetarian tacos/burritos with black beans!! Ok, it’s 4:30 am and now I want tacos! Ohh, and egg burritos! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Our current favorite weeknight meal is probably chicken enchilada spaghetti. It’s one of my husband’s most requested meals ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. My favorite weeknight meal is pasta with meatballs. I make a homemade marinara sauce that everyone loves. And with meatballs, Parmesan cheese, a green salad and a glass of red wine–I’m happy! Especially if someone else cleans up.

  14. Our favorite weeknight meal is called “takeout”. It’s so yummy… I cook all week and like to have the weekends off.

  15. gosh – delicious looking – can nearly smell the aroma! Heck, now I will have to make this and I dont have enough time – but I will have to make time, right?!
    Thanks. Ciao Carina

  16. Enchiladas! I make them Sunday night and can eat then all week long. They are light enough for lunch and filling. Make a great supper too.

  17. Our favorite weekday meal is baked chicken and mashed potatoes with steamed vegetables. My girls love mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables and could have them at every meal!

  18. What a fun chili! I’m always up for new mix ups on chili. And you know my Josh loves lime so I know he could get behind this!

  19. Our favorite weeknight meal is actually your recipe Maria, spaghetti squash with tomato sauce. It’s delicious and healthy!

  20. My favorite weeknight meals are those that come together in less than 30 minutes. Soups and sandwiches have been popular in this house now that it’s getting cold!

  21. My favorite meal always changes. Right now, my favorite meal is an orzo, eggplant, and mozzarella dish. It’s delicious and good for you!

  22. I have lots of weeknight recipes I fall back on. But really my favorites are anything I can put in a crock pot the night before, stow in the frig overnight, and start the next morning. That way dinner’s waiting on me, not the other way around.

  23. One of our favorite week night meals happens to be black bean enchiladas. Super quick to put together and very filling.

  24. Well for me I have not favorite … I’m always busy with work and everyday life so what I discovered is that cooking your dishes that you provide or grabbing a cookbook opening a page and just making that helps keep everyone happy and we never eat the same foods …. I try to always keep staples that ate most common used to avoid not having everything needed for the meal and usually I enjoy what I make better if its not planned I feel that I have more options following others ideas

  25. My favorite weeknight meal is tacos!! We love all kinds, but especially black bean and rice….with a healthy scoop of homemade guacamole!!

  26. I am new to your blog and I love reading your stories. My 20 yr old daughter sent me your pumpkin french toast recipe and it will be the first recipe we conquer together. She is in college in DC and loves food. We did a wonderful cooking class with Sidney and Ali in France at Le Calabash, and ever since then my daughter is obsessed with reading restaurant menus and recipes.
    Thank you for sharing your treasures!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  27. That soup looks divine…and vegetarian to boot!

    My fav weeknight meal is some yummy grilled cheese and tomato soup! So good!

  28. Chicken tortilla soup–practically the only thing everyone in the family will eat with no complaints. My kids call it “chip soup” because they add crushed tortilla chips as a topping.

  29. My favorite weeknight meal is anything easy, filling and that makes enough for a few lunches. Right now it’s red lentil curry. yum!

  30. My favorite weeknight meal is something that was prepared on the weekend and is waiting to be reheated on a week night. I’m usually too lazy to make a meal on a weeknight, so if I have to I go with something easy – a fried egg sandwich, frozen veggie burger, etc.

  31. my favorite (in cold weather) is thick, hearty, spicy chili served over vetkoek (said FET-cook). It’s a South African fried bread that my Afrikaaner husband introduced me to. So yummy! So filling! So perfect after a biting cold day!

  32. grilled cheese is probably my fave weeknight meal ๐Ÿ™‚ or i’ll make a giant batch of veggie burgers on sunday and freeze them for throughout the week! ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Hmm… favorite weeknight meal? Apricot chicken pasta. It’s fast and easy, and it goes well with roasted veggies. MMmmm…

  34. My favorite weeknight meal is something quick and easy, but still delicious. Being a college student I love anything that I can throw in my crockpot and leave to cook while I go to class!

  35. One of my favorites is quinoa and chick pea salad. In the summer time, I add cucumber and tomatoes and use a curried vinaigrette. It is packed with protein and a great main dish salad. When the temperatures drop, I swap out the cucumbers and fresh tomatoes with grilled eggplant and sun dried tomatoes. I can eat it chilled as a salad with curried yogurt dressing or I serve it warm as a pilaf.

  36. My favorite weeknight meal is my quick and easy jambalaya! It’s so simple, my husband can even make it. And it takes less than 10 minutes to cook (unreal, I know). It makes enough food for not only dinner but also a lunch each for my husband and me.

  37. I’ve been making slow-cooked chili. I love the way this recipe looks~ the lime makes it sound so fresh!

  38. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Just love Chili for a weeknight meal because it’s quick and easy and usually something that can be setup in a slow cooker and it’s ready when you walk in the door. That’s the best part.

  39. One of my favorites is stir fry! It’s so easy to put chicken (or beef) in a marinade the night before, put the rice cooker on a timer setting – then when you get home from work the next day, cook up a bag of frozen stir fry veggies (fresh is best, but time isn’t always there) and the meat and it’s all set! ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. My favorite meal is one similar to this. It’s a tomato chickpea soup – vegetarian, vegan, and so very healthy! I love it!

  41. Definitely seasonal. I would say our current go to meal is stir fry salad. Stir fry veggies on a bed of lettuce rather than rice.

  42. My favorite weeknight meal is something that is quick and yet flavorful and filling. My go-to is usually a spinach salad with grilled chicken breast, loaded with veggies and fruits, and my “house dressing”.

  43. Love your site! I’m planning on making this chili tonight! Looking forward to adding your beautiful cookook To my collection!

  44. Our favorite weeknight meal is breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s easy to throw together and we can be creative with sweet or savory. I would love this cookbook because it would give me more great ideas to feed my picky little ones ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. I’m making this tonight…it could possibly turn into out favorite weeknight meal!

    We love soup this time of year. Our current favorites are a simple Lemon Chicken Orzo and another easy one, Santa Fe Soup. They are totally different, but equally yummy!

  46. We do a fair share of crockpot meals on the week days, including a lot of soups. However, our favorite foods lately are international cuisine – mainly indian or Chinese. It is amazingly quick and healthy to put together from meat (or sometimes beans) and veggies with all of those exotic spices!

  47. My favorite week night meal is anything fast and easy to make. A lot if times I cook on the weekends so eating during the week is a no brainer.

  48. My favorite weeknight meal is turkey sausage and peppers! We throw them in crockpot with tomato sauce and let it simmer all day long. With toasty whole grain bread, and a side salad, it’s a perfect, warm, & easy weeknight dinner!

    I am looking forward to trying this Chili!!! Chickpeas are my favorite and I love finding new ways to use them! Thanks for the recipe!

  49. My favorite weekday meal is a huge bowl of homemade vegetable soup. The more vegetables, the better! Can’t wait to make your “Vegetable Lime Chickpea Chili”.

  50. Our favorite weeknight meal is tacos! The kids love it and they can customize what they put in them–it’s a big hit with our family!

  51. We have so many favorites, probably a tie between crock pot hawaiian style kalua pork, sticky rice and grilled pineapple OR avocado turkey burgers and baked sweet potato fries

  52. I have been making chili every couple of weekends: 3 bean chili, veggie chili, meat chili. Then I have left-overs for my long day at work, Tuesdays. All chilis work for me!

  53. One of our favorite week night meals is crepes! The topping choices are the best and include raspberry jam, peanut butter, chocolate drizzle or maple syrup. Why just choose one! We love breakfast for dinner.

  54. My favorite weeknight meal is anything gluten free and vegan that doesn’t take hours to prepare AND tastes delicious, so this chili is right up my alley. I eat less healthy meals too but since cancer struck, it feels wonderful to fuel my body with “clean” food. That’s why I appreciate your blog recipes so much. Thanks!

  55. Even though I am a pan Asian chef by trade and training, my family loves my husband’s Spaghetti and Meatballs during the week. We always make enough for leftover’s. Thanks for the Chili recipe too. I make a similar one with Lime. lemongrass and some hot chili’s to give it a real Thai flavor.

  56. Our favorite weeknight meal is chicken or beef taquitos. We make them ahead and freeze them, so they are quick and easy!

  57. My favorite weeknight meal which I unfortunately don’t make often is a recipe I call tuxedo chicken. Combining chicken breasts, bowtie pasta, a white sauce, broccoli, garlic and mushrooms, it is so delicious and very filling.

  58. My favorite weekend meal is some kind of taco’s. Fish taco’s and brisket taco’s are my two favorites!!! This soup looks divine! I couldn’t find her cookbook in our local bookstore this weekend!! Can’t wait to get a peek!!!

  59. My favorite weeknight meal is super easy and very satisfying! I take whatever veggies I have on hand, dice everything fine, sautee with garlic and some spices (whatever I’m in the mood for), make a batch of Farro, then combine it all, add breadcrumbs and lots of cheese, then bake in the oven until I get a nice crispy top. Delicious and healthy!!

  60. My favorite weeknight meal is simple, easy to put together things like lentil tacos, omlettes or roasted veggies topped with an over easy egg.

  61. I love making soup on a weeknight. I can throw things in a pot whenever I get time in the afternoon and let it simmer away until everyone’s home and actually ready to eat.

  62. The favorite changes depending on the season. Right now with winter being upon us, our favorites are chicken enchilada soup and loaded baked potato soup.

  63. Pasta, homemade sauce and meatballs is our favorite. I love that I can whip up one big pot of sauce and it lasts us a few meals ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. My favorite weekday meal is my homemade chicken pot pie. My stepson loves it even though I put a ton of veggies in it!

  65. Friday Night Pizza night is a favorite around our house. My kids take turns shopping for interesting toppings to try (Squash&Bacon or Chicken&Broccoli). It’s a quick and easy meal to end my week.

  66. My favorite weeknight meal changes with the season. Right now it is soup – especially potato soup or bean soup. In the warmer weather, I love a huge salad topped with almonds and pears.

  67. Right now my favorite weeknight meal is probably white bean chicken chili. It’s so fast, easy, and warms you up in the chilly winter evenings!

  68. My favorite weeknight meal is faro with seasonal vegetables, cooked or not depending on what the vegetable is, so right now it’s a lot of root vegetables with some tomatoes and spicy peppers. I put a light balsamic dressing on it.

  69. Most pasta dishes are pretty easy and delicious for quick filling weeknight meals, and I usually have what I need on hand.

  70. My favorite Week Night Meal is Chili! I eat chili almost every day or night as I am on a high protien diet and Chili is my favorite… so I will be trying this recipe too! xo

  71. Our favorite weeknight meal is tacos. Versatile enough to satisfy everyone quickly and easily. Also so many variations that we never tire of them.

  72. I love pizza. I could eat it every night of the week and now that I have finally found a great pizza crust recipe, I pretty much do.

  73. Steamed veggies on rice topped with shredded cheese, sliced green onions, and sunflower seeds fills the bill when time is scarce mid-week.

  74. Some form of tacos or burritos is a warm-weather week-night staple; chili or mini-meatloaves are a cold-weather stand-by!

  75. We love to eat quinoa with feta and whatever veggies I have in the house. Quick, easy, healthy and loved by all 6 of us, ages 33 years to 10 months. ๐Ÿ™‚

  76. This looks sooooo good. Especially since Texas finally got hit with a slight cool spell ๐Ÿ™‚ One of our favorite weeknight meals is actually Jenny’s Shredded BBQ Chicken Ranch Spaghetti. It’s one of the first of many recipes that I tried of hers and became an instant family favorite. It’s super easy to make and packed full of flavor. Our two year old gobbles it up.

  77. Pasta and cheese. Easily adaptable for the non-vegetarian who likes to add pepperoni or chicken, and for the vegetarian (me) I add some vegetables like broccoli or spinach.

  78. Favorite weekday meal includes fish or shellfish – especially when its freshly caught. Lots of salmon and crab here in the NW!

  79. Our favorite weeknight meal starts with a big salad then pasta with meat sauce or meatballs (depending on my mood and ambition) and garlic bread.

  80. I try to stick to easy stuff – tilapia, turkey burgers, chicken sausage. I also do simple sides like baked potatoes and steamed veggies in the bag.

  81. If I’m going for quick and easy, pasta, veggies pulled from the freezer, and a veggie burger. If I have a little bit more time, then pasta, pan seared fish (salmon, tilapia), and veggies – and if I have any left (I make a batch and freeze in ice cube trays at the end of the summer), I’ll add some pesto to the dish. Otherwise, it’s usually a red sauce on the pasta and a little s&p or a pre-made spice blend on the fish.

  82. In the winter our favorite weeknight meal is definitely a baked potato bar with lots of toppings. Sometimes the toppings include chili, broccoli cheese soup, a homemade sauce with cream cheese and ham or maybe just cheese sauce but always with sour cream or ranch dressing, grated cheese and bacon bits or chunked ham. Everyone can have their favorite meal.

  83. My favorite is salmon salad. Comes together in the time it takes to cook the salmon and we usually have all the ingredients on hand. Thanks for you blog. I’ve made several recipes and they have all been super yummy.

  84. My favorite weeknight meal would have to be big salads with lots of greens and fresh veggies! Lately I have been loving peas, beets, squash, pears, and quinoa : )

  85. My favorite weeknite meal has to be a BLT. Only when the tomatoes are at their peak, cut thick enough to drip down your arms, with thick smokey bacon, lots of fresh crispy lettuce, and chewy crusty sourdough bread. Old school, but oh my.

  86. Favorite weeknight meal… homemade pizza. I prep the crusts ahead of time and keep them in the freezer, so with a little planning, it can be a quick meal!

  87. This chili recipe looks so yummy, I cannot wait to try it! One of our favorite weeknight meals is tacos. We usually try to change it up by adding different types of meats and veggies, but it is always a quick and easy go to meal. ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. Now that we’re finally seeing colder weather, I always set aside one night for soup in the crockpot. The recipe changes each week, but I love the convenience of the crockpot for busy weeknights.

  89. It totally depends on the time of year but we really like crockpot Italian chicken over rice or white chicken chili.

  90. I don’t know about favorite (I’m not a decision maker, haha) but I love having korean mung bean pancakes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  91. I love pizza! It’s so easy to change, and you can always put different toppings on. We make our own pizza at home. It’s so much healthier that way!

  92. We are always trying new recipes here but I love making cafe rio chicken in the crock pot. Easy and delicious!

  93. Hmmm…. I love pasta so as boring as it sounds, the kids and I love spaghetti or tortellini night with some homemade breadsticks. The husband? Not so much but he eats it anyway.

  94. One of my favorite weeknight meals is a quick “kitchen sink” skillet sautรฉ. I call it “kitchen sink skillet” because I am looking around in my kitchen and refrigerator to see what needs to be used up while it’s still fresh, and it often feels like I toss in everything but the kitchen sink!

    Really, I don’t. I am comfortable with my knowledge when it comes to what pairs well with what, and when I come up with a winner, I am supremely happy… and if it’s less than a homerun, it’s still rib-sticking, lip-smacking good. End result? My belly is delighted, no matter what.

    This chili recipe looks totally doable and fun.. will most definitely give it a try, thank you!

  95. This chili looks delicious! My favorite thing to make on weeknights is soup of any kind. And there are always leftovers to take to work for lunch the next day!

  96. My favorite weeknight dinner is actually breakfast for dinner! I love doing a scramble with lots of veggies and some oatmeal! Yummy!

  97. The first meal my husband ever made me was Chicken Pesto Pasta. The story of that night has been told so many times to our children that 18 years later when he cooks it there’s a sense of love and comfort that seeps into all of us.

  98. This sounds great! Our favorite weeknight meal is breakfast for dinner! Baked oatmeal, scrambled eggs, home fries and bacon ๐Ÿ™‚

  99. My favorite meal is grilled chicken caesar salads. Weird, I know. The warm blackened chicken is so good with the garlic-y caesar dressing…and I roast cherry tomatoes to add on top. Yum.

  100. Favorite weeknight meal come winter is actually a big bowl of chili/soup and some sort of cornbread/bread and butter/biscuits to go along with

  101. My kids count on “mommy” chicken, roasted potatoes and corn every week. “Mommy” chicken is breaded and baked chicken breasts – nothing fancy but a big hit in this house ๐Ÿ™‚

  102. We love chili in my house. Our favorite weeknight dinner is chicken Parmesan.
    Can’t wait to make that chili, it looks so delicious!

  103. My favorite weeknight meal is pizza. I make the dough and sauce ahead and freeze them. I simply pop in the fridge in the morning and when I get home from work, roll a pizza out and use what we have in the house as toppings. Always a winner with the family.

  104. Favorite weeknight meal is definitely pasta. I change it up with what vegetables are in season. Lately I’ve been loving adding chili oil for heat and flavor!

  105. My favorite weeknight meal is grilled cheese but with a twist – like tomato, onion, etc! MMM!!! I’d love to win ๐Ÿ™‚

  106. It changes all the time! Right now it’s Spaghetti Squash Casserole – (the last weekly fav was actually Josh’s egg casserole!)

  107. I love pasta dishes of any kind. I recently tried your Pasta with Kale, Kalamata Olives, Dried Cranberries, Toasted Garlic & Feta with a few substitutions and absolutely loved it!

  108. Our favorite weeknight meal changes weekly… I try to mix it up as much as possible! Love the gluten free/dairy free/vegan chili recipe!

  109. Hmmmm that’s a tough one….is my fav the tastiest or easiest? Goat cheese parsley roasted potatoes with a side of fish and veggie! It’s really the got potatoes that are amazing?

  110. My favorite, easy weeknight meal is oven baked chicken fajitas. They are delicious and so quick to put together! They only take about 25 minutes to bake & are very kid-friendly!

  111. Anything that can be made in one pot or pan! Lately it has been a spicy pasta with Turkey sausage where the pasta doesn’t require bring cooked separately.

  112. Pastas are a favorite weeknight meal around here– easy, versatile, and they make tons of leftovers for me to pack for lunch the next day!

  113. Comforting ham & potato cheesy soup. I know that doesn’t sound like a prize winning recipe title but that’s what my family calls it.

  114. I love the colors in the chili and the fact that it can be ready in about 30 minutes is wonderful!

    Our favorite weeknight meal would either be re-heated stew over white rice or carbonara

  115. I love homemade pizza on the grill. Even when it’s nugget outside it only takes a few minutes and each kid can customize how they want it!

  116. My favorite weeknight dinner is grownup grilled cheese. I switch up what type of cheese I use but load it up with vegetables and sometimes meat. It is so quick and easy that whenever I’m running behind for the night, I always fall back on that.

  117. My favorite weeknight meal is a burrito bowl. Cook up some onions, peppers, and other misc. veggies & mix it with refried beans, salsa, cheese (and rice if I have left overs!) Satisfying, fast & healthy!

  118. Baked Ziti, specifically America’s Test Kitchen version. It tastes delicious, is fairly easy to make and a crowd pleaser!

  119. Yay fun! Our favorite week night meal is tacos! Easy to prep and everyone loves tacos – and I love an excuse for a weekday margarita! ๐Ÿ™‚

  120. We love black bean tacos! You can toss whatever veggies you have on hand in with the beans and make it a one pan meal that is super fast to make. ๐Ÿ™‚

  121. My kiddos love fresh spaghetti–I always know when I put it on the table it will be scarfed down…without complaint!

  122. Favorite week night meal – some sort of tasty flatbread pizza! So excited about this book – I actually added it to my Amazon wishlist yesterday! ๐Ÿ˜€

  123. My favorite weeknight meal is whole wheat pasta with homemade roasted tomato sauce. So much better than the store-bought stuff!

  124. Favorite weeknight dinner is a big helping of pasta (preferably angel hair with homemade marinara sauce- but I’ll take whatever I have) , a side salad (ranch dressing please) and crusty french bread. I’ve never met a carb I didn’t like.

  125. A favorite weeknight meal in our casa is a yummy cheesy pasta skillet or a big bowl of chili (turkey and white chicken are always faves).

  126. It depends on the time of the year. In the fall, I enjoy mashed squash, saucy and spicy lentils, and mushrooms sauteed in olive oil with a splash of acid and salt. The summer is tempeh and lettuce and peppers on rye bread with hummus. The winter leaves me craving for gulyas leves. Spring is a lovely time for vegetable sautes.

  127. If I don’t care about being good it would be PASTA, PASTA, PASTA… pasta dishes, but at this stage of life trying to cut back. OY!

  128. My favorite weeknight meal is anything I can make in the crockpot such as the cola-braised pot roast we had tonight. Yum!

  129. This looks yummo!! My family loves it when I make tortilla pizzas on the griddle. It’s my go-to weeknight pleaser. ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. My son loooooves spaghetti, so it is a weekly item on our menu. I make one big pot and we have enough for a couple of dinners plus my lunch. I add fresh zucchini and carrots, diced very small, into the meatsauce. If I don’t have fresh veggies, I toss in some frozen veggies (my fave: Trader Joe’s Organic Foursome). I add a green salad and “garlic” bread… there is no garlic involved, just toasted baguette w/ butter, but he says it’s garlic bread so I roll with it.

  131. Martha Stewarts Chicken Fajita’s is our go to weeknight recipe. It’s simple, quick, delicious, and healthy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  132. We love a good soup or chili with a chunk of homemade whole wheat bread. It’s simply satisfying! I’d love to win a cookbook to find more recipes of yummy food for my family.

  133. My favorite weeknight meal is pizza – made by me. I have no shame in using Boboli pizza crusts to save time, but the toppings are all me. My favorite is red onion and yellow pepper – I swear, it is the best sauteed combination! Try it sometime!

  134. Pizza. My husband and I trade off making the dough, and the other person chops the toppings and puts it all together. It’s delicious and easy!

  135. I love weeknight mexican! There are so many options of easy taco, burrito and enchilada dinners that I’m always making something new & it’s usually quick!

  136. Anything fast and easy! Crockpot recipes are the best, Cranberry Pork Roast or Taco Soup are two of the quickest.

    Just discovered your blog through another and love your recipes!! Would love to cook my way through your book. I laughed when someone had mentioned that they had dog-eared so much of your book that they decided to quit and just try cooking it all. I am guessing I would agree.

    Thanks for your creativity and your generosity to share on your site!!

  137. My family pretty much eats anything I put out during the week… I like pasta for its convenience, but soups are good too. If my son had his way, he’d eat paninis! My husband would eat Mexican (the spicier the better) and my daughter would prefer a big salad or lots of veggies! One of the best weeknight dinners is Breakfast for dinner! Yum! I love your recipes and I love Jenny’s too! Would love to have this cookbook!

  138. My favorite weeknight meal is a salad! It’s so easy to throw together ingredient fom you fridge one there’s a leafy base.

  139. Our favorite weeknight meal is grilled chicken caesar salad with extra croutons! Cookbook looks great (as does this recipe). Can’t wait to try.

  140. When I’m exhausted at the end of a long workday, my easiest go to? A frittata with tomatoes, green onion, truffle oil, and a light salad. It’s super easy and delish! Hope to win…would love to have Jenny’s new cookbook!:0)

  141. Thai chicken stir fry: the secret is red curry paste which makes stir fry so easy and tasty and I can even throw in a bunch of vegetables! A little goes a long way.

  142. If it’s just me, then my go-to weeknight meal is huevos rancheros with a small salad. So quick, easy, and delicious!!

  143. Our go-to weeknight meal is Nachos! Add beef, chicken, chili, black beans, corn…whatever is leftover. I love diced cucumbers on mine!

  144. Our favorite weekday meal is probably something Mexican – tacos, quesadillas or burritos. Easy and the kids eat it up!

  145. Our favorite week night meal is CHEESE/ONION/ROASTED RED PEPPER STRIPS/ ENCHILADAS with a favorite fresh or store purchased SALSA & I serve some sort of beans as a side dish. YUMMY! I’ve made them so many times that it only takes minutes & everyone loves them.

    When I ask for ideas for dinner the answer is most always “CHEESE ENCHILADAS.”