Dinner Recipes

This fast and fresh vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie made with Portobello mushroom, carrots, peas, corn, and onions, all topped with leftover Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes, is the perfect after-Holiday fix.

Portobello Shepherd’s Pie

This is the best, easy Bolognese sauce recipe, a staple in my home. I always make a big batch for dinner and freeze the rest to use throughout the month – a huge time saver! Making it in the pressure cooker makes this Sunday sauce a dish you can whip up any night of the week!

Bolognese Sauce Recipe (Instant Pot)

These savory stuffed sweet potatoes are topped with Italian flavors such as marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. A quick and easy healthy vegetarian dish.

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Italian Style

I love this quick and easy beef chili made with black beans, tomatoes, homemade chili spices and beer. This chili pleases all the palates in my house – not to too spicy (although you can kick it up if you wish), loaded with flavor, and ready in less than 30 minutes.

Quick Beef Chili Recipe (Instant Pot or Stove Top)

Tender shredded pork, marinated in garlic, cumin, grapefruit and lime and cooked in the pressure cooker is perfect to serve over a bed of rice or with tortillas and salsa and avocados for taco night.

Instant Pot Garlicky Cuban Pork

This EASY Spaghetti and Meat Sauce is cooked all in one pot! The meat sauce is made from scratch on the stove and cooked with the spaghetti all at the same time. No extra pots to wash, fast and delicious!

One-Pot Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (Stove-Top recipe)

It's October, so Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Roasted Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts is a must for the Fall! Using pumpkin puree makes a creamy light cheese sauce, without having to add cream or too much cheese. You can make your own pumpkin puree or use organic canned pumpkin to make it faster!

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Roasted Veggies

These Pork Chops with Dijon Herb Sauce are delicious!! One of the best ways to prepare pork chops in my opinion. So juicy and full of flavor!

Pork Chops with Dijon Herb Sauce

Chicken Cacciatore made in an Instant! The sauce is hearty and chunky, loaded with chicken, tomatoes, peppers and onions (I sometimes add mushrooms too!)

Chicken Cacciatore Recipe (Instant Pot)

It doesn't get much better than a low-carb, Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed in a Portobello Mushroom! Steak and mushrooms work so well together, so why not make stuff them with this cheesy deliciousness!

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

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

Stuffed Turkey Breasts with Butternut Squash and Figs is a wonderful One-Pan Fall dish. This is also Whole30 compliant as well as gluten-free, low-carb, keto and Paleo.

Stuffed Turkey Breasts with Butternut Squash and Figs

Instant Pot One-Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

Chicken Parmesan comes out juicy and delicious in the Air Fryer, no need to use so much oil!

Chicken Parmesan in the Air Fryer

These Crispy Boneless Breaded Pork Chops come out moist on the inside and crispy on the outside! Made in the air fryer so they take just 12 minutes to cook.

Crispy Breaded Pork Chops in the Air Fryer

These easy beef empanadas made with my homemade beef picadillo filling and store bought empanada dough are "fried" in the air fryer for empanadas that area ready in minutes (only takes 8 minutes to cook)!

Air Fryer Beef Empanadas

All the flavors in a Spicy California roll without the rice! These avocados are stuffed with lump crab, cucumbers and spicy mayo topped with furakike and drizzled with soy sauce. I’ve had this idea in my head all week, I wasn’t exactly sure how it would come out but I’m obsessed with them, they came out so good!

California Spicy Crab Stuffed Avocado

This Cubano Chicken Roll Up idea came to me after having a serious pickle craving! I wanted to make a hot dish utilizing dill pickles in some way and decided to stuff a chicken breast with everything you'd normally find in a Cuban Sandwich – pickles, mustard, Swiss, and ham. But I took it a step further and brined the cutlets overnight in pickle juice for extra flavor, the results were outstanding!!!

Cubano Chicken (Pickle, Ham and Swiss Chicken Roll Ups)

These Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Cilantro Lime Quinoa are so easy to make and have tons of flavor! I like to make them with chicken thighs but if you prefer white meat, chicken breast would work too. Extra limes for squeezing on top are recommended!

(Instant Pot) Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Cilantro Lime Quinoa

These Stuffed Zucchinis, which are low-carb, Whole30, Keto, gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo, are inspired from a Colombian dish, Pepino Rellenos which I fell in love with when I was there many years ago.

Colombian-Style Zucchini Rellenos

This Garlic and Herb Grilled Chicken and Veggie recipe checks off all the boxes – quick, easy, delicious and low-carb!

Grilled Garlic and Herb Chicken and Veggies

A quick shrimp stew cooked in a tomato coconut broth with a hint of lime and cilantro. Simple enough to make for a weekday dinner yet sophisticated enough to serve to company. Serve with a little brown basmati rice to soak up the broth.

Garlic Shrimp in Coconut Milk, Tomatoes and Cilantro

Pepper steak is quick, easy and perfect to whip up any night of the week. Strips of beef and bell peppers are stir fried in a wok to create a delicious main dish, ready in no time! I love it with brown rice, but cauliflower rice would also be great on the side.

Pepper Steak

One bite of this Balsamic Roasted Veggie and White Bean Pasta and you'll want to make it all summer long! It's LOADED with veggies in every bite and finished with pesto and white beans. Roasted zucchini, yellow squash, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, red onion, mushrooms, peppers, and broccoli – SO good, and picky husband approved!

Balsamic Roasted Veggie and White Bean Pasta

I've created a lightened up, dairy-free Chicken Tikka Masala with Cauliflower and Peas in the Instant Pot to satisfy my craving for Indian food! This mild curry is made with boneless chicken thighs cooked in a tomato base, with lots of spices and coconut milk. You can serve this with garlic naan or basmati rice on the side (cauliflower rice would work too to keep it low carb!)

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala with Cauliflower and Peas

Laap (also known as Larb) is regarded as the "unofficial" national dish of Laos. It's made with many different minced meats including duck, pork, turkey but I really love this combination of chicken and shrimp. It's low-carb, Paleo-friendly, Whole 30 approved, loaded with flavor and so fast and easy to make!

Chicken and Shrimp Laap (Larb)

Grilled chicken breast, zucchini, red peppers and asparagus topped with a honey balsamic dressing – this is SO good, I know you'll be making this all summer and nothing beats an easy summer dish made entirely on the grill so you don't have to heat up your kitchen!

Honey Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Vegetables