Linguine with Creamy Turkey Ragu
Craving comfort food without the guilt? Turkey and mushrooms slash the fat and calories of classic ragu while retaining all of the flavor and richness.
Whether you’re cooking for one or an army, we’ve got healthy and clean dinner recipes that fit any requirement: gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, Paleo, quick and easy, and more.
Craving comfort food without the guilt? Turkey and mushrooms slash the fat and calories of classic ragu while retaining all of the flavor and richness.
The rich, deep flavor of braised beef is a perfect match for the subtle, sweet smokiness of ancho chiles. These melt- in-your-mouth tacos serve a crowd and can be made ahead – they’re tailor-made for a taco party!
Thanks to its low heat, longer cooking time and added liquid, braising is the cooking method of choice to soften lean, low-fat cuts of bison. If bison (often labeled as buffalo) is a bit out of your budget or unavailable in your area, simply substitute with lean beef instead.
Sweet mango is combined with aromatic spices to infuse chicken with maximum flavor. Topped with a crunchy cabbage and mango slaw, these tacos are a showstopping dish.
Picture your favorite baked potato topped with velvety sour cream and fresh chives – we’ve taken those great flavors and infused them into family-style mashed potatoes. Try them alongside our turkey or brisket, or as a quick-and-easy side for any time of year.
Loaded with veggies, beef and whole-grain pasta, this nourishing, warming soup is the ultimate chilly-weather meal.
Tender eggplant, mushrooms and sweet bell pepper are slow simmered in juicy tomatoes for a delicious, savory dish. Paired with whole-grain penne, this stew makes a hearty meal.
This is an ideal way to prepare salmon – cooked slowly surrounded by a moist heat. Lentils and beets can be left to cook all day in a slower cooker.
Cooking times can be vary quite a bit depending on your crockpot, so give yourself some extra time, if possible. For a side or snack, you can easily prepare the slow-cooked chickpeas separately (through Step 2) and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, enjoying them alongside other entrées throughout the week.
Tip: If you want to add a little variety, try serving half the recipe on eggplant rounds and the other half on Portobello mushroom caps. They both take the same amount of cooking time and offer a toothsome, meaty texture.
Sweet bell peppers are tasty little vessels for this Southwest-style stuffing, chock- full of fiber-rich corn, black beans and cilantro. Plus, there’s no need to parboil the peppers to give them tenderness, since they’ll be slowly simmered all day in a smoky tomato sauce.
Skip your usual Indian takeout and make your own chana masala instead. You'll be surprised that it takes a mere 30 minutes.
Tip: Dried fenugreek leaves (aka kasuri methi) are common in Indian cooking. Famous for their distinctive bitter flavor, kasuri methi are also a healthful source of vitamin C. Look for them in the ethnic section of your grocery store, or at a nearby Indian market.
Cooking pork tenderloin in a moist heat makes it fork-tender. Additionally, the bulgur, which replaces the more traditional rice in this revamped risotto, lends a slightly nutty flavor that complements earthy mushrooms.
Few things can instantly warm you up on a cool day like a comforting bowl of soup. Forget sodium-filled canned varieties and put together our spiced cauliflower soup, enlivened with turmeric, cardamom and saffron, with only 15 minutes of hands-on work.
Fluffy, whole grain biscuits and unctuous shiitake mushrooms elevate both the taste and nutritional profiles of this classic dish.
Every clean eater should have a tried-and-true chili recipe in his or her culinary arsenal. We’ve added chipotle peppers and tomatillos for a fresh take on the old family favorite. With just 15 minutes of advance prep, you can leave the kitchen for the afternoon and return to a delicious home-cooked meal. This chili can be made ahead and stored in a resealable container in the freezer for up to 1 month.
This Asian-style seafood dish is sweetened with a splash of fresh orange juice to balance out its heat.
Chill Out with Chickpeas: Chickpeas to help relieve stress? Yes! In fact, chickpeas are a good source of tryptophan, an essential amino acid that your body needs to make protein. High-tryptophan foods play a role in boosting your mood, and tryptophan is even used therapeutically to help treat anxiety, depression and sleep disorders.
This Thai-style coconut red curry is packed with veggies like green beans and bell peppers. Serve on its own, as shown here, or over brown rice.
Ultimate Peeper Protection: With 7 grams of heart-healthy fiber, this mouthwatering dish is brimming with vitamins and minerals: It contains more than 75% of your DV of vitamin A, a key nutrient that helps support your eyesight.
Warm corn tortillas envelop tender shreds of nutty chicken in this unexpected slow-cooker creation. A tangy fresh mint and cucumber topping brings the Thai-Mexican mingling together for an exotic, spicy meal.
You can adapt this light, satisfying soup to your schedule. Done in about 5 hours, it can continue to simmer in the slow cooker up to 4 hours more without turning mushy. The broth just gets richer.
Don’t Underestimate Spuds: Potatoes have been treated unfairly over the years, but the redskins in this recipe provide about half of this recipe’s vitamin C and potassium – you’ll meet nearly 30% and 33% of your DV of the two nutrients, respectively, in 1 hearty serving. While the well-known immunity vitamin is also necessary for the formation of collagen and the healing of wounds, the mineral potassium may help lower blood pressure.
Chicken, pasta and cheese get dressed up with balsamic glazed figs and herbs in this comforting yet elegant dish.
This thick seafood chowder is not only satisfying, but it's a protein powerhouse.
This light recipe makes a perfect mid-week dinner when you're short on time.
Earthy lentils, a staple in many meatless diets, give this simple yet hearty soup a substantial helping of protein and fiber. Unlike larger legumes, there’s no need to presoak lentils before adding them – just pick out any pebbles or broken pieces and give them a rinse in a sieve. Sauté the onions and garlic for the soup while you prep the rest of the veggies – then set the slow cooker and go.
Say “so long” to being sick: Just 1 serving of this exotic Lemongrass Coconut Beef Stir-Fry contains more than 60% of your recommended daily value (DV) of vitamin C. An immune-boosting nutrient and antioxidant, vitamin C works to combat free radical damage and helps maintain the health of your heart, joints and skin.
We've given a fresh, Mexican twist to the traditional pork ‘n’ beans that you remember from your childhood. In this recipe, trimmed pork tenderloin lowers the fat while keeping all the hearty, rich flavor.
High-quality, sustainably caught wild salmon is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which help lower blood triglycerides (lipids that store unused calories) and blood pressure.
Be (deliciously) stress-free: Just 1 orange contains enough vitamin C to meet your daily requirement. Vitamin C plays a key role in immune-system health and may help your body manage stress – so when you have a lot on your plate, make sure you’re getting enough!
Got 30 minutes? You've got a fresh, healthy homemade dinner.
Slow-roast beets to perfection in your slow cooker with our simple foil-packet method. Here, we roast them with fragrant garlic and juicy oranges for extra mouthwatering flavor, then serve them with a creamy horseradish sauce.
The Triple-Threat Nutrient: A member of the morning glory family, sweet potatoes have high levels of beta-carotene, a nutrient-rich carotenoid. Beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body, helps promote healthy eyes, skin and a strong immune system.
Taco night has never been so tasty! This recipe uses chuck roast, an economical cut of beef made for the slow cooker. Serve with our salsa fresca.
A South Asian delight, mango chicken is an unexpected crockpot recipe your friends and family won't ever suspect slow cooked all day while you binge-watched Netflix. Try serving it over brown rice or your favorite ancient grain.
Your family will never know you only spent 30 minutes making these turkish kebabs with tahini yogurt sauce and cilantro couscous.
A quick and easy take on eggplant Parmigiana, our eggplant casserole skips breading and frying the eggplant while still oozing with saucy, cheesy goodness. Try serving alongside simple tossed and steamed veggies topped with shaved Parmesan for a complete meal.
Who says you can only enjoy guacamole with chips? Toss it with pasta and beef on busy work nights.
Rich with tender lamb and meaty mushrooms, our slow-cooker risotto will have you wondering why you ever bothered making finicky stove-top risotto. There’s no carefully timed stirring or multiple additions of liquid here – just set the timer and let the slow cooker do the work for you!
Fragrantly spiced beef with chickpeas and sweet potatoes make for a satisfying, protein-rich meal. Dried apricots add a punch of sweetness to balance the richness of this dish.
Fiber-rich chickpeas stand in for meat in this colorful stir-fry with a spicy- sweet sauce – all served over millet sautéed in sesame oil and speckled with green onions.
Walnut pesto with pungent ginger and fragrant fresh basil is the hero that brings this dish together. Walnuts have the highest concentration of antioxidants among nuts, while also containing essential fatty acids, so keep them on hand and snack on them often! In this dish, spaghetti squash is a carotenoid-rich stand-in for pasta, while protein-packed shrimp is among the seafood picks with the least amount of mercury.
Chef and single dad Mike Ward's 20-minute paella recipe can easily be customized to your family's varied tastebuds.
Don't be daunted by this French classic – it's an easy and delicious reason to invite company for dinner tonight. Many recipes suggest serving this chicken, mushroom and onion braise over buttered noodles, but whole-grain country bread would also be a good accompaniment.
This pumpkin turkey lasagna with spinach & béchamel sauce is great for cozy fall nights at home. Make two and freeze one for later in the week, without compromising your meal plans!
Soak beans overnight. Drain, rinse well and boil with fresh water until soft throughout. Use cooked beans as is, or use onion, garlic and spices to add layers of flavor as we did with our spiced refried bean recipe below. Use it as a delicious base for protein-packed burritos, taco salads, grain bowls, dips and sloppy Joes.
Aromatic garam masala and pungent ginger infuse this warming stew. Try serving with whole-wheat naan or baguette.
There's nothing ho-hum about this satisfying pasta dish layered with flavor thanks to a mix of basil, feta and eggplant and tomatoes bathed in a sweet-spicy marinade.
These sassy little lettuce cups are brimming with fiery radish and tangy goat cheese. Plus, they’re perfectly portable for busy weeknights on the run.
Our tangy balsamic chicken is the ultimate quick-fix protein that offers maximum mouthwatering flavor alongside crisp beans and meaty mushrooms.
Your whole family will be cheering olé at the sight of these savory little pockets of sweet potato, black beans and gooey mozzarella.
Whether you mince it or use as a garnish, buy radishes with tops still attached. They are cost-effective and a two-for-one deal in terms of culinary uses.
Perfectly crisp-tender green beans add crunch to this seared tuna salad with olives and tarragon mustard vinaigrette.
Shallots, rosemary and farmstand-fresh blackberries turn ordinary chicken and potatoes into a showstopper of a meal.
Zucchini, spinach and radish lend layers of flavor, plus rich cottage cheese ensures this meal is as filling as it is delicious.
Sweet blackberry sauce pairs perfectly with hearty steaks and spicy black pepper. Grilled fennel makes this easy dish taste like it was made by a pro!
In this gorgeous, bright dish, basil is used in two ways – it's blended into a creamy garlic buttermilk sauce and also used as a garnish for extra impact.
Sweet roasted peppers are drizzled with a citrus vinaigrette with just a touch of heat.
Fresh and sweet-tart, this Mexican inspired salad with its light, tropical and citrus flavors pairs beautifully with delicate grilled shrimp or other mild seafood. This recipe doubles as an amazing burger topper – simply omit the pasta!
Even though these salmon fillets are cooked in the oven, because they’re wrapped in parchment with other moist ingredients such as kale and orange, they basically steam, which keeps them tender and juicy.
The perfect dinner for busy weeknights, this 25-minute stir fry is loaded with fresh veggies like asparagus and bursting with bright, lemony flavor.
This is one of those go-to meals that has it all: fun shapes, pretty colors, nutrients from multiple food groups and the convenience of cooking in one pan. Don’t skip the almonds – they add crunchy texture that brings it all together.
Thinly sliced zucchini really soaks up the flavor in this stir-fry, while cayenne-dusted crispy chickpeas add just the right amount of crunch.
Create your own cocktail with the use of homemade bitters – perfect for a summer garden party or bridal party.
These Lamb Burgers with Roasted Tomato Jam & Creamy Feta Sauce will save you: 599 Calories, 61 g total fat, and 1,064 mg sodium. You'll want to make this Roasted Tomato Jam all summer long!
Miso-brushed cod is served over brown rice, beans and easy roasted yams for a complete meal. Customize it by adding sliced avocado or shredded carrot, or by substituting another protein such as chicken or shrimp.
Quick-pickled vegetables are stacked over soy- and-lime-spiked chicken burgers. A fast and easy homemade ketchup adds a sweet-tart kick without the excess sugar that normally comes with store-bought ketchup.
Tart red wine and sweet honey combine to make a balanced and bold glaze for the chicken. Sweet potato fries with a sour cream and onion dipping sauce makes for an addictive side to the meal.
Your average chicken patty takes a trip to Italy!
Pineapple chunks add a light sweetness to offset the salty and spicy notes in this flavor-loaded stir-fry. Coconut milk–simmered brown rice adds depth
Sticky, golden sautéed plums steal the show in this rustic flatbread recipe that is sure to impress.
A delicious jumble of tortilla chips, chile sauce and fresh Mexican toppings, chilaquiles can be served while the chips are still crisp or after they’ve softened to an enchilada-like texture. This recipe puts them nicely in between, with both crunchy and soft bits.
Luscious pork shoulder and tangy barbecue sauce can be part of your clean eats plan – if you follow our easy slow-cooker method, that is.
Hailing from Rome, saltimbocca is thin cutlets combined with prosciutto and served with white wine sauce. Soft yet earthy sage ties it all together.
This quintessential spring pasta, brimming with fresh seasonal herbs such as mint, parsley and tarragon, works hot, cold or at room temperature as a side dish or entrée.
Bacon adds smokiness to this thick and comforting classic French soup. To save time, prepare cheese toasts during the last 10 minutes of soup simmering time.
This Greek-inspired entrée couldn’t be simpler to prepare – just toss and roast. Round out the meal by serving it with a salad or fresh fruit for dessert.
Bolognese is a traditional Italian tomato and meat sauce that simmers gently to thicken. Our lamb bolognese version features ground lamb and eggplant for rich and filling flavor.