7-Day Meal Plan: 30-Minute Dinners for Fall

By: Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D., Digital Meal Plan Editor

As the season shifts to fall, we welcome the change from grilling to roasting, from summer squash to butternut squash and from fruity salads to warming soups. What doesn't change with the seasons is that we still want dinner to be just as simple and delicious as always. In this 7-day dinner plan, recipes feature favorite fall flavors and are ready in a quick 30 minutes or less. Enjoy hearty and satisfying salads, perfectly roasted winter vegetables and savory bowls of classic chicken soup in this week of easy fall dinners.

 

Day 1: Scallops with Raddicchio Apple Slaw

Scallops with Raddicchio Apple Slaw

Scallops with Raddicchio Apple Slaw: A slaw made with tart granny smith apples and spicy radicchio tossed in a mustard vinaigrette makes the perfect bed for simple seared scallops. To round out the meal, serve with a baked sweet potato.

 

Day 2: Stetson Chopped Salad

Stetson Chopped Salad

Stetson Chopped Salad: At EatingWell, salads reign supreme no matter what time of the year! In this hearty chopped salad recipe, colorful vegetables and a variety of textures from whole grains, seeds and a creamy homemade dressing combine to create a healthy and satisfying dinner. You can keep it vegetarian or try adding smoked salmon or roasted chicken.

 

Day 3: Marinara Meat Sauce Topped Potato

Marinara Meat Sauce Topped Potato

Marinara Meat Sauce Topped Potato: Top a baked potato with just about anything and it'll be delicious. In this recipe, we take a traditional marinara meat sauce and swap out the pasta for a simple baked potato. A quick 15 minutes is all you need to get this easy dinner on the table.

 

Day 4: Roasted Vegetables & Black Bean Tacos

Roasted Vegetables & Black Bean Tacos

Roasted Vegetables & Black Bean Tacos: These hearty vegan tacos are quick and easy to make, which is perfect for busy weeknights. The recipe calls for our Sheet-Pan Roasted Root Vegetables but you can easily sub in any quick-cooking veggie you have in the fridge or pick up pre-cooked veggies from the grocery store.

 

Day 5: Chicken & White Bean Soup

Chicken & White Bean Soup

Chicken & White Bean Soup: Once again, rotisserie chickens can really relieve the dinner-rush pressure‚ÄĒespecially in this Italian-inspired soup that cries out for a piece of crusty bread and a glass of red wine. With only 5 ingredients (not including water and olive oil), this effortless dinner is just what you need during a busy week.

 

Day 6: Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Sauce: Seared pork chops are topped with a healthier version of a traditional creamy mushroom sauce, that uses just a little cream and a whole lot of flavorful herbs. Serve this dish with a mixed green salad with vinaigrette.

 

Day 7: Beet & Shrimp Winter Salad

Beet & Shrimp Winter Salad

Beet & Shrimp Winter Salad: This healthy dinner salad recipe gets its staying power from protein-packed shrimp and fiber-rich barley. Peppery watercress, zucchini ribbons, beet wedges and sliced fennel dressed in a simple red-wine vinaigrette make for a new and exciting salad combination.

 

Watch: How to Make the Stetson Chopped Salad

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