25 Dinners That Are Basically Impossible To Mess Up

It’s time to break up with your microwave.

1. One Pot Wonder Chicken Lo Mein

 

Why it’s impossible to screw up: Literally everything is cooked at the same time in the same pot. The recipe has three steps in the instructions. THREE.

2. Baked Mushroom Risotto

Why it’s impossible to screw up: Risotto is one of the hardest dishes to cook perfectly, and it involves a ton of labor. This recipe just involves your oven and a non-stick pan. Once you’ve mastered this recipe, you can move on to the more advanced stir ‘n bake version.

3. Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

 

Why it’s impossible to screw up: Although this recipe might seem a little more complicated than the others, the majority of the cooking involves the meal sitting in an oven. The filling is mixed together and everything other than the pasta is cooked all at once in the oven.

4. Crunchy Black Bean Tacos

Why it’s impossible to screw up: This recipe doesn’t involve any raw meat and, as the blog points out, corn tortillas are very hard to burn so you have some leeway with the stove.

5. The Ultra-Simple Pizza Roll

 

Why it’s impossible to screw up: All the hard parts are already done for you. You just need a toaster oven or pan on low heat. See the recipe here.

6. Roast Chicken with Baby Brussels Sprouts

Why it’s impossible to screw up: Although the chicken and brussels sprouts are in two different pans, they cook in the same oven at the same temperature, and all you have to do is stir the brussels sprouts and flip the chicken once. See full instructions here.

7. Miso Glazed Salmon

 

Why it’s impossible to screw up: A simple broil takes care of the salmon and all you have to do is toss the radish and peas around in a pan while the salmon is in the oven. This recipe will make you look like a well-seasoned chef.

8. The Waffle Iron Grilled Cheese

Why it’s impossible to screw up: It’s cheese… on bread… in a waffle iron. I’ll have twenty, please.

9. A Beautiful Greek Salad

 

Why it’s impossible to screw up: Look above. What you see is what you get: a colorful concoction of veggies and cheese. See full recipe here.

10. Cheesy Spinach & Bacon Quesadillas

Why it’s impossible to screw up: Quesadillas are one of the easiest things to make, and this recipe gives the classic dish a fancier and heartier flare.

11. Avocado Chicken Salad

 

Why it’s impossible to screw up: You can buy pre-cooked shredded chicken and, depending on how you like your chicken salad, you can taste as you mix and add ingredients. See recipe here.

12. Baked Tacos

Why it’s impossible to screw up: The only labor involved in this recipe is quickly browning ground turkey and onions. You just put them in their shells and the oven finishes the cooking for you.

13. Burrata and Roasted Asparagus and Tomato Salad

 

Why it’s impossible to screw up: The recipe just calls for a fresh mix of delicious foods and an oven. It’s even easy for it to look pretty, and you can easily substitute burrata for mozzarella. The only issue might be burning the piece of toast. You got this.

14. Leftover Fried Rice

Why it’s impossible to mess up: This recipe is perfect when you have leftovers, but want something new for dinner. You can get Ready Rice and throw your leftovers into a skillet. EASY.

15. Skillet Enchiladas

 

Why it’s impossible to screw up: Everything is cooked in one pan and you can use any pre-cooked meat for this recipe.

16. Tuscan Tuna and White Bean Salad

Why it’s impossible to screw up: The recipe keeps the simplicity of tuna salad, but takes the flavor to a new level. You don’t have to cook anything, just chop and mix.

17. White Chicken Chili

 

Why it’s impossible to screw up: This recipe only has five ingredients that are thrown into a pot and brought to a boil. Just don’t burn your mouth.

18. Asian Noodle Bowl with Ginger Peanut Dressing

Why it’s impossible to screw up: The noodles are the only thing that needs to be cooked, and even they just require hot water poured over them. You can even mix up your own dressing with this recipe.

19. Loaded Baked Potatoes

 

Why it’s impossible to screw up: This recipe provides a step-by-step picture guide to get the best baked potato ever. Just copy what you see, and there shouldn’t be a problem.

20. Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl

Why it’s impossible to screw up: The dish requires minimal cooking, and you can get Ready Rice and pre-made guac if you’re not up for the more challenging portion of the recipe.

21. Zucchini Pizza Bites

 

Why it’s impossible to screw up: These bites can be prepped and cooked in 15 minutes. You can use pre-made mini pepperoni, and just melt some cheese.

22. Hummus, Pickled Pepper, and Avocado Wraps

Why it’s impossible to screw up: You can make these in under 20 minutes. All you do is cut up the veggies and place them in a tortilla. You can grill it if you like, but it’s amazing cold.

23. Simple Shrimp Scampi

 

Why it’s impossible to screw up: Although it may seem complicated, this recipe has simplified making a shrimp and pasta dish by using only one pot (aside from cooking the pasta), and it’s a very detailed step-by-step recipe you can follow.

24. Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Why it’s impossible to screw up: All of the ingredients are cooked together and you don’t have to worry about undercooking anything. See the recipe here.

25. White Spinach French Bread

 

Why it’s impossible to screw up: The main part of the dish is already made for you. All you need to do is slice a loaf of french bread in half, top it with veggies, and stick it in the oven. See the complete recipe here.

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