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with Sara Moulton
Online Class

Cook Smarter: Solutions for Weeknight Dinners

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Tired of shopping after a long day at work, or scrounging for ingredients that only yield lackluster weeknight meals? Spice up dinnertime with quick and easy solutions from renowned chef and cookbook author Sara Moulton! Sara starts by sharing her pantry-stocking tips, her meal-planning strategy, and even shopping tricks to set yourself up for success. Then, learn how to whip up five-ingredient mains, salad suppers, pasta, eggs and more! Sara's Buffalo orzo with chicken, sausage-stuffed shrimp, chicken saltimbocca, seared scallop salad, veggie burritos and so much more will have everyone asking for seconds! Sara also shares tricks for turning humdrum veggies and grains into yummy sides to round out your meal. Plus, discover her solution for "cooking once, eating twice" by transforming leftovers, such as grilled lamb chops into tasty lamb burgers. What will you do with all the time you'’ve saved with these smarter, faster weeknight meals?


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h30m

Included in this Class

1. Need for Speed

1. Need for Speed

Meet cookbook author and cooking show host Sara Moulton and learn to take charge of your weeknight dinners with a well-stocked pantry and sensible cooking strategies. Sara gets cooking right away with two easy favorites: buffalo orzo with chicken, and sausage-stuffed baked shrimp.

2. Smart & Speedy Side Dishes

2. Smart & Speedy Side Dishes

Shredding vegetables is a great shortcut to hearty side dishes, such as sautéed sweet and sour beets. When fresh produce is out of season, jazz up frozen veggies with Sara's guidance, and use her tricks for preparing and freezing grains that you can reheat for an easy side dish.

3. Think Thin

3. Think Thin

Thin cuts of meat cook quickly, so they're perfect for a speedy dinner. Try Sara's chicken Saltimbocca with a tangy pan sauce, or consider fish with a mustard tarragon sauce that's delicious with many different proteins. Sara suggests types of fish to consider, including convenient frozen fillets.

Recommended with this class

  • Food processor with grating disk (optional)