Your 7-Day Dinner Plan: Homemade Restaurant Faves

You don’t need to go out to enjoy these next-level meals.
Published January 21, 2022 | Updated November 21, 2022

Dining out is great, but it's not exactly practical to do most nights. Enter: Chef You! Many of the dishes you'd typically enjoy out aren't as daunting to make at home as you might think. All of these recipes are fairly quick to prepare and easy to make work with your Budget.

If you’re craving sushi, for instance, you can make a simple brown rice bowl and pile on extra non-starchy veggies. Plus, you can customize to your liking; for example, you can swap flaked salmon or cooked shrimp for the raw tuna. Or maybe tonight's mood calls for a hearty chicken Parmigiana. This recipe cuts ways back on the breading and cheese but still manages to pack in all of the warm, cheesy, tomato-y goodness that the very best chicken parm provides.

These restaurant classics are perfect at home, so be your own chef in the kitchen this week—chef’s hat optional!