Add Whole Grains into Your Weekly Meals
We've rounded up our favorite whole grain recipes for your weeknight dinner or breakfast. Try a Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Bake or Wild Rice and Turkey Casserole. Looking for kid-friendly whole grain recipes? Whole-Grain Strawberry Pancakes or Whole-Grain Snack Mix makes it easy to serve up a thoughtful meal the whole family will love.
Sheet-Pan General Tso's Chicken
Discover a chicken recipe that can take you places. Betty Crocker's General Tso's chicken recipe with General Tso's sauce is an easy Chinese chicken recipe and meal prep idea. Made simply with a sheet-pan, you can skip the restaurant or takeout and add homemade General Tso's Chicken to your easy dinner recipe collection.
12 Desserts You Won’t Believe Are Under 300-Calories
You might be surprised at all you can enjoy while still keeping dessert under 300 calories. Some of these recipes make the most of wholesome ingredients, like fruit, yogurt and oats. Others include smart swaps, like applesauce in place of oil. And there are a few recipes here that simply use standard ingredients in smaller portions. So no matter your approach to cutting calories, we’ve got a recipe that’s right for you.
Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup
In place of noodles, this soup features cauliflower rice—find it in the freezer section of your grocery store. This cruciferous vegetable does double duty here by making a satisfying textural substitute for the rice or noodles you might normally add to your chicken soup, while also adding some healthful benefits—cauliflower is loaded with nutrients, fiber, vitamins and potassium.
Lighter Tomato “Alfredo” Pasta Bake
A saucy pasta bake loaded with Italian sausage, tomato and Alfredo sauce, fusilli and melty mozzarella sounds delicious, but not particularly light—at least until now! To pull this off, the Betty Crocker Kitchens made a number of smart changes: using turkey sausage in lieu of pork, reducing the amount of cheese and including a homemade Alfredo sauce that starts with a head of cauliflower.
Easy Butter-Chicken Casserole
You can create complex Indian flavors with some powerful aromatics—onion, garlic, ginger—and a couple of standard spices. Once you’ve got your ingredients perfectly seasoned, all that’s left is to dump the ingredients in your casserole dish and pop it in the oven!
Lighter Mediterranean Pasta Bake
Next time you’re craving a comforting casserole loaded with chicken, veggies and just enough cheese to make it feel decadent, we recommend giving this recipe a try. It’s a lightened-up take on a favorite recipe, our Mediterranean Chicken Pasta Bake.
Easy “Porchetta” Sheet-Pan Dinner
Porchetta is a wonderful feast meal typically made by slow roasting an herb-seasoned pork roast that has a flavor-infusing cap of fat and basting it along the way. While we love indulging in this meal when we have time and occasion to do so, it’s not typically a weeknight meal—until now!
Lemon-Dijon Chicken Skillet
This tender chicken in a luscious lemon-Dijon sauce might look like it came from a nice restaurant, but it’s a dish you can cook up in your own kitchen, while staying within budget (and under 400 calories!). The trick is using the cooking juices as the base of the rich-tasting sauce and upping its flavor further with a couple of impactful ingredients, like Dijon, rosemary and lemon. Don't forget to stock up on Gold Medal Flour for a nice, thick sauce!
Santa Fe Chicken Skillet
With zesty spiced chicken breasts, black beans and a rainbow of vegetables, this skillet makes for a satisfying and well-balanced family meal. The double dose of protein, from beans and chicken, ensures even hearty eaters will get their fill, while those watching their calories can enjoy this meal without a second thought.
Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Orzo Skillet
You know that phrase, “a little goes a long way?” Well, that absolutely applies to this dish, which tastes rich and buttery but actually only includes 2 tablespoons of butter! The trick is waiting until the end to add the butter when it can enrich the orzo, which has already been flavored by cooking in Progresso broth. The whole dish is redolent of garlic and butter and only needs a squeeze of lemon and sprinkle of fresh herbs for contrast.
Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Swap your tortilla for a sweet potato, and load it up with all sorts of taco toppings for a satisfying meal that can easily be prepped ahead of time. Black beans add protein that’ll stick with you, while a simple cilantro-lime guacamole adds brightness and richness. A dash of Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix adds the perfect amount of zest. Try this tasty twist next time you’re craving everyone’s favorite handheld meal, and you can clean your crisper drawer out in the process.
Turkey Chili with Squash
Craving a hearty, meaty chili that’ll feed the whole family while keeping calories in check? This one-pot recipe ticks all the boxes! With the extra-lean turkey, poblano chiles, Progresso broth and winter squash, this chili has some “super” ingredients, which meld perfectly with the warming chili spices, tomatoes and beans—Texas chili purists, this isn’t what you’d call traditional, but we bet you’ll still love it!
Turkey Sausage, Pepper and Onion Skillet
Meet weeknight cooking at its best! Combining a few flavorful ingredients (Italian sausage, onions, garlic) with pantry staples (Muir Glen™ crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning) and utilizing a simple cooking technique (grab that skillet), this recipe builds flavor with every step.
Tuscan Sausage Soup
When you don’t know what’s for dinner but it needs to be comforting, we suggest this soup. It has a brothy tomato base that’s loaded with rich Italian sausage, sweet carrots, caramely onions, tender cannellini beans, silky spinach and just the right amount of pasta. Top it off with a handful of garlicky butter-toasted Progresso™ bread crumbs and a handful of Parmesan, and you’ve got dinner. Extra credit if you serve it alongside a green salad and loaf of crusty bread.