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A 7-Day Meal Plan of Winter Dinners When Your Fridge Is Bare

Don't want to venture outside? These simple dinners don't require a lot of ingredients, so you'll be able to whip them up easily. And a lot of them can be customizable to what you have on hand.

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Gnocchi with Spinach and Chicken Sausage

Dinner’s easy when I can use ingredients typically found in my fridge and pantry. —Laura Miller, Lake Ann, Michigan

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Monday: Skillet Pork Chops with Apples & OnionTaste of Home

Monday: Skillet Pork Chops with Apples & Onion

Simple recipes that land on the table fast are lifesavers. I serve skillet pork chops with veggies and, when my husband lobbies, cornbread stuffing. —Tracey Karst, Ponderay, Idaho

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Tuesday: Smothered BurritosTaste of Home

Tuesday: Smothered Burritos

My brother-in-law teased that I only knew five ground beef recipes. I proved him wrong with my inventive spicy burritos. —Kim Kenyon, Greenwood, Missouri

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Wednesday: Feta Tomato-Basil FishTaste of Home

Wednesday: Feta Tomato-Basil Fish

I rely on my husband for the main ingredient in this fuss-free dish. He fills our freezer after his summer fishing trip. —Alicia Szeszol, Lindenhurst, Illinois

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Thursday: Satisfying Tomato SoupTaste of Home

Thursday: Satisfying Tomato Soup

After craving tomato soup, I decided to make my own. My sister Joan likes it chunky-style, so she doesn’t puree. Serve it with a grilled cheese sandwich. —Marian Brown, Mississauga, Ontario

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Friday: Skillet Mac & Cheese

This super creamy mac ‘n’ cheese is so simple it seems almost too easy! Kids really go for the rich cheese flavor, but I’ve never met an adult who didn’t love it too. —Ann Bowers, Rockport, Texas

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Saturday: Beef ‘n’ Biscuit BakeTaste of Home

Saturday: Beef ‘n’ Biscuit Bake

This recipe is quick, easy and satisfying. With its beef and corn combo, it’s cozy cuisine at its best! —Erin Schneider, St. Peters, Missouri

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Emily Racette Parulski
Emily Racette Parulski is a Senior Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in email newsletters. When she’s not writing about food, she’s baking something sweet to feed her chocolate obsession.

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