Spring dinner on a griddle, healthy pasta and other easy recipes to make this week


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Looking for an answer to the endless question, “What should I cook this week?” Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. For a healthy dose of weekday meal inspiration, look no further than this set of favorites that are sure to please. Not only these family recipes loaded with seasonal produce (think: rampsasparagus and carrots), but they are also quick and easy to prepare if you are short on time.

Related: From 30-minute meals to slow cooker favourites, these easy, family-friendly recipes will keep you inspired all week long.

Our latest range of recipes are full of time-saving shortcuts to streamline the cooking process: cook meals like a pro with a make-ahead breakfast pie for a crowd. Save yourself the headache of washing multiple dishes with ease skillet dinner. Throw together a healthy pasta recipe, full of vegetables and protein, that the whole family can enjoy for lunch or dinner. Your future self will thank you!

While these spring recipes require little time and effort, they’re packed with flavor, which is why they’re the perfect additions to your recipe repertoire. But wait, there’s more! These recipes are purchasable, which means you can skip the store and order the ingredients you need through Walmart with the click of a button. (Talk about saving time…) Not to mention the fact that Walmart+ Members can qualify for free shipping on orders of $35 or more.

What to cook this week

Spring tart with asparagus by Casey Barbier

Not only is this easy, cheesy breakfast pie a weekday wonder, it’s also a great option for Mother’s Day Brunch. Loaded with tangy Gouda cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, fresh dill and spring vegetables, this pie is sure to be a breakfast talk. The best part? You can make ahead by using pre-baked pie crust and making it up to two full days before serving.

Chicken on plate with ramps, lemon and crushed garlic by Yasmine Fahr

You can’t beat the springy simplicity of this lemony griddle chicken paired with the coveted garlic and onion flavor of the ramps. (If you can’t get your hands on the ramps, use scallions instead.) Serve these juicy chicken thighs with crusty bread, rice, or a simple side of pasta to mop up the sauce. Bonus: you only have one more plate to wash!

Orecchiette with roasted tomatoes with herbs and chickpeas by Casey Barbier

For a healthy pasta dish your whole family will love, look no further than this simply stunning recipe that’s packed with herb-roasted tomatoes and protein-packed chickpeas. We promise it’ll be just as good when you’re reheating leftovers for lunch as when it’s straight out of the jar for dinner. Did we mention he is also vegetarian and vegan?

Balsamic and Honey Roasted Carrots by Lauren Salkeld

Here’s a way to eat more vegetables: drizzle them with a sweet and tangy balsamic honey sauce. These roasted glazed carrots could be a side dish, but they’ll steal the show at your table. Plus, they take less than 5 minutes to prepare.

Carrot Ginger Bundt Cake by TODAY and Carrie Parente

Looking for a tasty weekday treat or even a simple mothers day dessert? This cake ticks all the boxes. A deviation from the traditional cream cheese-frosted, nut-speckled version, this ginger-spiced Bundt Cake will have you reconsidering everything you thought you knew about carrot cake (in a good way).


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