What to cook this week, September 12, 2022 – today

Summer might not officially end until later this month, but for many of us, the fall routines are in full swing. As bittersweet as it sounds, the start of a new season is the perfect opportunity to get back into a steady groove in the kitchen. And with a busy week ahead, now is the time to start thinking about all the meals that will help you with that.

If you’re not up to the task of researching new recipe ideas, don’t worry: we’re making it easy for you by sharing our trusted collection of what to cook this week. Below, you’ll find crowd-satisfying weeknights—including healthy dinner ideas and vegan recipes—designed for those days that don’t seem to have enough hours. We’ve also included some recipe inspiration that will get you and your fellow fans ready for game day (thanks to the slow cooker and some store-bought pizza dough).

To make things easier, skip a trip to the grocery store—who has time for that? All recipes below are shoppable at Walmart. All you have to do is click on Get Ingredients, then proceed to checkout. From there, everything you need to cook this week’s recipes will appear either on the sidewalk or on your doorstep. Plus, if you’re a Walmart+ member, orders $35 and up qualify for free delivery.

Here’s a collection of five great (and easy!) recipes that will help you easily get into the flavors of fall (aka back to school, aka football season).

What are you cooking this week?

Black beans, sweet potatoes, chili

Courtesy Matt Armendariz

This delicious vegetarian chili will satisfy even the meat eater in your life. Sweet potatoes, black beans, fire-roasted diced tomatoes, and a blend of warm spices combine to form this dreamy chili that thickens with the help of a secret ingredient: 1/2 cup of quinoa. Leftovers taste better the next day.


Buffalo Chicken Flatbread

Casey Barber / Today

If you love the flavor of buffalo wings but don’t like the fuss of cooking them (or the mess that comes with eating them), this flatbread is for you. Layer of store-bought pizza dough with mascarpone, buffalo chicken pieces, blue cheese and buffalo sauce. Put your favorite flavors in your mouth on this crunchy pizza cart.

Slow-cooking spare ribs

Casey Barber

Start your game day off right with this incredibly easy spare ribs recipe that takes just five ingredients and 15 minutes to prepare. Sit back and let the slow cooker do all the work while your home is filled with the amazing aroma of this dish inspired by PF Chang’s Northern-Style Spare Ribs.

Yang Chow Fried Rice

Grace Young

Do you have leftover rice? You’re just a quick stir-fry away from a comforting, quick fried rice studded with shrimp, pork, and vegetables. Talk about going for an easy weeknight night that’s perfect when you’re craving big flavor but in no time!


Easy Ricotta Gnocchi with Peas, Parmesan Cheese, and Mint


You may have heard of potato gnocchi, but did you know that making ricotta gnocchi is easier? Serve these light, pillowy bites with a lemon-butter sauce, plus Parmesan and mint for freshness.