40 Easy Tips That Will Get You Out Of The Dinner

We never Really Thought we’d get to our breaking point – until someone asked us what’s for dinner and we got really upset. Sometimes you can make lemons into lemons, and sometimes it does. So much so that another home-cooked meal is the last thing on your frozen mind. (Don’t feel alone, because according to A 2021 surveyAbout one-third of adults feel so stressed that they struggle with basic decisions, such as what to eat.

With that in mind, here are our 40 favorite simple, fool-proof recipes that are exactly what you need when you’re tired of everything, from fresh and easy 15-minute fish to casual sausage and fennel pasta.

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  • Time commitment: 15 minutes

  • Why we like it: <30 minutes ready, early friends, <10 ingredients, crowd pleasing, Mediterranean food - friendly

Cooking fish at home should not be a big test for special occasions. This dish relies on herb bread crumbs for most of its flavor, so it’s practically foolproof. (Psst: Keep a bag of topping in your freezer for last minute meals.)

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  • Time commitment: 40 minutes

  • Why we like it: One pan, initially friendly, less than 500 calories

Fried chicken tastes good, doesn’t it? This skeleton dinner tastes the same, but it doesn’t need to be deep fried.

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  • Time commitment: 40 minutes

  • Why we like it: Kids friendly, early friendly, go ahead.

When feeding yourself feels like a chore, store-bought rotisserie chicken should be your new BFF. (It’s out of versatile; just look at number 34 on this list for more evidence.) If you’re feeling absolutely ambitious, you can collect a second tray of these enchiladas and freeze for later.

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  • Time commitment: 30 minutes

  • Why we like it: Vegetarian, suitable for children, <10 ingredients

You may want to head to the creamy pasta bowl first, but you also like salads. This meal requires one pound of greens and one pound of noodles, because balance is essential.

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  • Time commitment: 45 minutes

  • Why we like it: One dish, <10 ingredients, high protein, dairy free

What if we told you that you could cook rice and protein in the same pot at the same time? Dreams come true.

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  • Time commitment: 15 minutes

  • Why we like it: Vegetarian, ready in <30 minutes, early friend, no cook.

We’ve always loved fruit-based salads, but now it’s time to switch to plain tuna. Canned lentils are also easy and full of protein, but they have the advantage of being vegetarian.

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  • Time commitment: 6 hours, 15 minutes

  • Why we like it: Forward, slow cooker recipe, crowd pleasing, high protein, less than 500 calories

If you run out of energy at dinner, why not start cooking when you’re young? This slow cooker number is comfortable and happily hand-closed.

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  • Time commitment: 55 minutes

  • Why we like it: <10 Ingredients, make up, suitable for children

This classic pasta starts with canned tomatoes, but you can let your oven work harder because it concentrates all these juices and turns into a rich sauce.

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  • Time commitment: 1 hour, 30 minutes

  • Why we like it: Go ahead, early friendly, crowd pleasing, a pot

This recipe starts with homemade stock, which is reduced to simplicity before you waste it. The copper paste adds flavor to it, the beans are canned, the vegetables change, and holding the can opener makes it easier to speed up the whole thing. (And the final product tastes better.)

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  • Time commitment: 20 minutes

  • Why we like it:

This taco takes 20 minutes from start to finish, with all the flavorful ingredients you already have. Save time and keep up the good content.

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  • Time commitment: 10 minutes

  • Why we like it: Kids friendly, ready in <15 minutes, <10 ingredients, beginner friend

Breakfast (aka Burner) is already a great way to change your routine; make it even better with no prescription. You don’t even have to take out the measuring cup.

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The good news is: although it takes an hour to make this soup, you’ll only need 15 minutes to make anything. The secret to smoothing out? Use flavored ground sausage to make meatballs.

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  • Time commitment: 45 minutes

  • Why we like it: High protein, less than 500 calories, dairy free, <10 ingredients

Oh, the six-ingredient seafood dinner. What if we make you every night this week?

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Sheet pan; soup? believe it. Roasting vegetables before cleaning adds a ton of deep, caramelized flavor, and the oven works mostly.

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  • Time commitment: 35 minutes

  • Why we like it: Less than 500 calories, low sugar, early friends, vegetarian

In general, homemade perogi is a passionate cooking plan that is best saved for the weekend (and with a few helpers). These dumplings are more like gnocchi, and since they have no filling or crumpling, they are friendly for Tuesday nights.

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  • Time commitment: 25 minutes

  • Why we like it: Ready in <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, beginner friend

How do we love you, Italian sausage? Let’s count the ways. (Seriously though, we’re always grateful for all the spice we’re carrying.)

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  • Time commitment: 50 minutes

  • Why we like it: High protein, early friendly, crowd pleasing, kid friendly

Admit it: there is nothing like homemade chicken tenders that will make you feel a little better about your day.
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  • Time commitment: 20 minutes

  • Why we like it:

Ten minutes of preparation, ten minutes of cooking and you’re heading for a serious bowl of pasta. (BTW, it contains less than ten ingredients, but you can’t tell by taste alone.)

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  • Time commitment: 20 minutes

  • Why we like it: <30 minutes ready, special occasion - capable, early friends

Steak? One Saturday night ?! believe it. This fancy paint is actually a snack for making food, especially with a little bit of idiom holding hands. Queer EyeAnthony Porovsky, a resident food expert.

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  • Time commitment: 35 minutes

  • Why we like it: <10 Ingredients, special occasion-able, Mediterranean food-friendly

Whether you’re hosting a party or just wanting to prepare a Friday dinner, you don’t have to work long hours in the kitchen. Want proof? Make these five ingredients great.

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  • Time commitment: 40 minutes

  • Why we like it: Vegetarian, less than 500 calories, early friends

Use salsa recipe as a guide. If you have other peppers or onions or more corn in your fridge, don’t be afraid to use them.

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  • Time commitment: 30 minutes

  • Why we like it: High protein, suitable for children, ready in <30 minutes

It’s easy, fun, and ready to take ten TikTok videos to watch.

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  • Time commitment: 50 minutes

  • Why we like it: Vegetarian, less than 500 calories, <10 ingredients

This cozy vegetarian dish makes for a great summer vacation in Italy. Need we say more?

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One hour at dinner Voices Like a long time and a lot of work, until you realize that most of those minutes are spent shaking the oven door.

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  • Time commitment: 30 minutes

  • Why we like it: <10 Ingredients, sheet pan recipe, beginner friend, suitable for children

If you’re just starting out with a store-bought gnocchi, you’re looking for a simple Saturday night meal. Another advantage: minimal cleaning utensils.

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  • Time commitment: 45 minutes

  • Why we like it: Special occasion – Capable, vegetable, <10 ingredients

Okay, okay, okay, isn’t that a great meal? The good news is: flogging is easier said than done. (Needless to say, there is no doubt about it.)

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  • Time commitment: 35 minutes

  • Why we like it: Sheet pan recipe, early buddy, baby-friendly, high protein

Upgrade your usual broccoli and blended chicken breasts with ROYGBIV with pepper, carrot, onion and sesame-soy-honey glitter to enhance the flavor.

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  • Time commitment: 35 minutes

  • Why we like it: Sheet pen recipes, child friendly, beginner friendly

FYI, if you want to save yourself eight ingredients and 15 minutes, you have full permission to shortcut this recipe and use store-bought pesto.

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  • Time commitment: 23 minutes

  • Why we like it:

We do not have the energy to force a cup of green vegetables for our health, but if it is hidden in a silky green pasta sauce, we will gladly stick to it.

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  • Time commitment: 35 minutes

  • Why we like it: Sheet pan recipe, high protein, early buddy

Sheet pan food is often billed as the easiest dinner of all, but the reality is a bit more difficult. This version * actually * nails the method: the vegetables are cooked before they go inside the chicken, so everything is cooked at the same time.

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  • Time commitment: 15 minutes

  • Why we like it: Early friend, ready in <30 minutes, vegetarian, crowd pleasing

Here, we demand peas and spinach, both of which are at their peak in the spring. But you can easily replace it with another seasonal vegetable.

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  • Time commitment: 30 minutes

  • Why we like it: A pan, beginner friendly, child friendly

Hey you. Stop scrolling and keep your phone away. You have soft pizza with pillows to make. (It’s easy, promise.)

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  • Time commitment: 25 minutes

  • Why we like it: <30 minutes ready, crowd pleasing, <10 ingredients, vegetarian

Proof that pasta doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious. Take this, chopped red sauce.

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  • Time commitment: 30 minutes

  • Why we like it: Child friendly, no cook, make it ahead

For ultimate convenience, start with store-bought rotisserie chicken. The recipe makes a great batch, so you can also use the leftovers for lunch all week.

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  • Time commitment: 30 minutes

  • Why we like it: Friendly, special occasion for beginners – worthy, crowd pleasing

When you feel like Wednesday to Sunday, grab your skeleton. This recipe is charming, delicious and most importantly fast, although it tastes like you spent the whole day making it.

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  • Time commitment: 20 minutes

  • Why we like it: <30 minutes ready, vegetable, <10 ingredients

Are you familiar with the magic of store-bought cheese tortillas? It takes almost zero effort to make and it tastes like you spent the whole day making it. Brown butter doesn’t hurt either.

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  • Time commitment: 30 minutes

  • Why we like it: <10 ingredients, low sugar, less than 500 calories

Have you not heard Mushrooms are in vogue, and for good reason. They add meaty texture and flavor to anything they touch, including this delicious pasta.

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  • Time commitment: 20 minutes

  • Why we like it: Quick dish recipe, beginner friend, low carb, ready in <30 minutes

Steaming the fish in coconut milk keeps it moist and gives it an instant flavor. To make it a full dish dish, you can add some chopped shea butter or pea pieces.

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  • Time commitment: 35 minutes

  • Why we like it: Vegetarian, a pan, high protein

Because the best dinners are the ones you can make to your liking, feel free to adjust this baby to your liking. Bananas can be replaced with any hearty greens (such as mustard greens or chard), peels can be replaced with onions and feta – actually, don’t skip feta.

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  • Time commitment: 30 minutes

  • Why we like it: High protein, early friendly

When all else fails, get the doctor to make a charcuterie plate and call it dinner. You have earned it.

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