What to Cook This Week: Time-Saving Cooking Techniques

Busy week ahead? We get it, and that's why we've rounded up a handful of recipes with shortcuts to save you time in the kitchen. From one-pan meals that make clean-up a breeze to air fryer favorites that keep prep to a minimum, these dishes will help you end February on a tasty note — even if you only have 30 minutes to spare.

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What to Cook This Week: Time-Saving Cooking Techniques


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    This week's recipes:

    Lasagna roll ups, air fryer steaks and more easy recipes to make this week

    Lasagna roll ups, air fryer steaks and more easy recipes to make this week

    Leap years may be rare, but easy homemade meals don’t have to be when you're equipped with the right recipes. This week, we’ve rounded up a handful of comfort food classics that you can enjoy on your extra day in February — and every other night of the week too, thanks to technique tips that cut down on cook and prep time.

    One-Pan Meals:

    Air Fryer Meals:

    Air Fryer Lasagna Nachos

    Air Fryer Lasagna Nachos

    TODAY - Will Coleman

    Once I came across the recent internet obsession with "pasta chips," I was instantly inspired to bring my biggest nacho dream to life — lasagna nachos, with all the fixings. It's not every day that you're able to enjoy an Italian classic in the form of nachos, but thanks to this tasty TikTok hack, you can enjoy this recipe any day of the week. This crispy and saucy nacho dish is perfect for the days when you feel like changing up your usual weeknight dinner or want to impress dinner guests. Not only is this recipe incredibly straightforward, there's also tons of room to be flexible, as it is fully customizable to your preferences.

    4-Ingredient Air Fryer Salmon

    4-Ingredient Air Fryer Salmon

    TODAY - Jocelyn Delk Adams

    This is one of my absolutely favorite salmon recipes when I need to create a meal for my family in a serious pinch. I grab just four ingredients and this crowd-pleasing entrée is on the table in 20 minutes or less, thanks to the use of an air fryer. The convenient kitchen appliance is great for busy families — not only does it cook food quickly, but many models fit enough to serve a few people so there’s no need to turn on the oven.

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