We have a family tradition of ordering takeout every Friday night. It’s the one night of the week that we kick off our shoes and let someone else make dinner.
Our favorite dishes are usually nachos, pizza, fried rice, and butter chicken. It all sounds good right now, so why wait for Friday?
This week I’m rounding up our favorite takeout dishes that can easily be made at home. Who knows? Maybe we’ll start a new tradition of cooking our favorite take-out meals on Fridays (at least some of the time).
- New to Meal Planning? Start here!
- Need More Meal Planning Ideas? We Have You Covered!
Easy Coconut Shrimp Curry
I order curry every chance I get, and this easy shrimp curry is the satisfying, creamy dish I crave. Plus, with only eight ingredients, I can make it any night I please. If you’re using frozen shrimp, thaw it while you make the sauce and dinner will be on the table in no time. Serve it over rice.
Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos
When we do Mexican takeout, nachos loaded with meat, cheese, sour cream, and salsa are always on the order. We can’t resist it! Feel free to customize the meat in these crispy loaded nachos by using carnitas, chicken, or skipping it all together for a vegetarian option.
Indian Butter Chicken
Butter chicken is our family’s favorite. We’re always sure to order two so that there’s leftovers for lunch the next day. Made with pantry staples, I can double this recipe and freeze a batch for later. Make sure to let the chicken marinate and the nuts soak overnight. Serve it with naan and basmati rice.
Easy Pork Fried Rice
Fried rice is a go-to for quick dinners and a family favorite for takeout. This is another recipe made with pantry staples and can use up whatever vegetables you have on hand or lean on frozen ones. For crispy golden bits of rice, pork, and vegetables, keep the pan hot as your stir fry. Serve it with Air Fryer Chinese Egg Rolls.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza with Italian Sausage
Deep dish pizza is always a hit. The signature buttery crust and sauce-topped pie satisfies every pizza craving. Plus, no special pans are needed for this recipe! Make the dough, press it into a 9-inch cake pan, and layer the toppings. Feel free to use store-bought pizza sauce and serve it with this classic Caesar Salad.
Weekend Baking: Apple Cider Glazed Donut Holes
Occasionally we grab donuts at a local bakery, but a freshly fried homemade donut can’t be beat! Use a cookie scoop for easy dough scooping and for gently dropping the dough in hot oil. Once fried, dip them in an apple cider glaze and revel in the fall flavors. It’s ready in 40 minutes!