Recipes

These Brussels sprouts start out in the skillet and get finished in the oven for perfectly charred edges, then they are drizzled with hot sauce and crumbled blue cheese – SO good!!

Buffalo Brussels Sprouts with Crumbled Blue Cheese

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 46)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 46)

Making pumpkin puree from scratch is easy to do! Here are two methods, the quick method in the pressure cooker or the oven roasted method with is just as easy, but takes a little more time.

How To Make Pumpkin Puree (Instant Pot or Oven Method)

Gratin's are usually loaded with butter and cream, this lightened version is healthier and flavorful, you won't miss all the cream! A perfect side dish for Turkey or Roasted Chicken.

Butternut Squash Gratin

Assemble this super easy chicken and vegetable dinner on a sheet pan and pop it into your oven for a delicious, fuss-free meal. For easy clean-up, line your sheet pan with foil or parchment.

Sheetpan Italian Chicken and Veggie Dinner

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 45)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 45)

These Japanese inspired breaded chicken cutlets are like an Asian version of Italian Chicken Milanese. The Japanese Togarashi spice blend is combined with panko for a spicy, crisp coating.

Crispy Togarashi Chicken with Sesame Cucumber Relish

Spiralized parsnips make a wonderful pasta replacement in this satisfying, spicy Autumn dish made with brussels sprouts and spicy chicken sausage.

Brussels Sprouts and Sausage Parsnip Spiralized Pasta

These are the perfect balance of savory and sweet, and fuss-free because you don’t have to peel the skin of the Delicate squash, so it’s pretty easy to prepare. Roasting Delicata brings out the flavor which makes a great Fall side dish with just about everything from chicken, to roasts and chops.

Roasted Delicata Squash with Turmeric

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 44)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 44)

They are really easy to make, and perfect to make with the kids. My favorite was the Chocolate and Peanut Butter, which is the perfect snack to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Donut-Shaped Apple Snacks

Here's a unique twist on a shrimp taco – shrimp sauteed with butter and lemon juice topped with Caesar salad slaw, so fresh and light!

Shrimp Scampi Tacos with Caesar Salad Slaw

Bacon makes everything better (in my opinion), especially in this hearty white bean soup. It's delicious, inexpensive, and easy to make and leftovers are even better the next day. I made this in my Instant Pot (doesn't get quicker than that!), but I've also included slow cooker and stove top directions as well.

Navy Bean, Bacon and Spinach Soup (Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker or Stove Top)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 43)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 43)

This fall lasagna swaps pasta for butternut squash layered with a chicken sausage meat sauce, ricotta, and mozzarella. Simply wonderful, you won't miss the pasta!

Noodle-less Butternut-Sausage Lasagna

Delicata is very versatile, one of my favorite ways to eat it is stuffed with a savory sausage stuffing made with celery, onion and mushrooms – a wonderful contrast to the sweet flavor of the squash.

Stuffed Delicata Squash with Chicken Sausage-Mushroom Stuffing

This quick turkey chili taco soup satisfies my soup cravings, takes just 20 minutes to cook but it tastes like it was simmering for hours! Top it with your favorite chili toppings such as sour cream, cheese or whatever you like for a healthy meal that can be prepped for the week or frozen for another night.

Turkey Chili Taco Soup

Chicken, garam masala, cumin and curry spices are simmered with potatoes and coconut milk to give this dish an aromatic flavor you'll really enjoy. Serve this over basmati rice for a complete meal (also great with naan or cauliflower rice to keep the carbs low).

Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 42)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 42)

lentils are economic, easy to prepare and make enough for plenty of leftovers! I’ve partnered with Canadian Lentils for #TheSimpleLentil campaign to show people just how versatile lentils are. My aunt shared her family recipe with me served over rice with hard boiled egg and bacon on top. If you want to keep it vegetarian you could serve it with a poached egg and avocado instead!

Lentil and Rice Bowls with Eggs and Bacon

Make meat sauce AND Spaghetti Squash at the same time with this delicious one-pot meal ready in under thirty minutes (if using a pressure cooker)!

One-Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce (Pressure Cooker and Slow Cooker)

Made from scratch in the slow cooker using homemade taco seasoning, this makes enough meat for several nights so we usually have tacos one night and I'll use the rest of the meat for leftovers over tostadas, taco salads or to freeze for another night.

Madison’s Favorite Slow Cooker Beef Tacos

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 41)

Skinnytaste Dinner Plan (Week 41)

This quick and easy weeknight dish is made all in one skillet. You can modify this basic recipe using any veggies you like!

One Skillet Chicken with Bacon and Green Beans

This slimmed down version of a loaded baked potato soup has everything you love about a baked potato – sour cream, cheddar, bacon and chives, at a fraction of the calories!

Baked Potato Soup

A saucy, lasagna-like Mexican-American casserole layered with vegetables, tortillas, sauce and cheese.

Late Summer Vegetable Enchilada Pie

Spice rubbed chicken breasts served with a flavorful chickpea salad with fresh corn and avocados – a quick and easy weeknight dish!

Blackened Chicken Fiesta Salad