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20-Minute Comfort Food Dinners To Make Every Night Of November

20 minutes to dinner bliss.

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1. Sesame Chicken

The sweet and tangy sauce of this lightened up sesame chicken is made with soy sauce, honey, Sriracha, ginger, and garlic. Serve it over rice or stir-fried veggies for an easy weeknight meal. Get the recipe.
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The sweet and tangy sauce of this lightened up sesame chicken is made with soy sauce, honey, Sriracha, ginger, and garlic. Serve it over rice or stir-fried veggies for an easy weeknight meal. Get the recipe.

2. Chicken Parmesan

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Serve this quick-fried chicken parm over zucchini noodles or regular spaghetti. Get the recipe.

3. Kimchi Udon Stir Fry

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You can easily add your favorite protein like shrimp or chicken to this tasty stir-fry for an even more filling bowl. Get the recipe.

4. Honey Garlic Shrimp

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Toss this flavorful shrimp over quinoa, rice, pasta or veggies. Get the recipe.

5. One Pan Cheesy Jalapeño Chicken

Tired of your same old boring chicken? This one-pan recipe is seasoned with ancho chile powder, cumin, oregano, and minced onions. Then, the whole thing is smothered in melty cheese. Get the recipe.
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Tired of your same old boring chicken? This one-pan recipe is seasoned with ancho chile powder, cumin, oregano, and minced onions. Then, the whole thing is smothered in melty cheese. Get the recipe.

6. Crispy Honey Ginger Salmon

This flavor-packed salmon is coated in honey, sambal oelek, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, lime zest and juice, then cooked in a skillet for 6 minutes. Pair it with a homemade simple slaw and call it dinner. Get the recipe.
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This flavor-packed salmon is coated in honey, sambal oelek, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, lime zest and juice, then cooked in a skillet for 6 minutes. Pair it with a homemade simple slaw and call it dinner. Get the recipe.

7. Tortellini Carbonara

This recipe swaps classic spaghetti for cheesy tortellini. It's cooked to rich, indulgent perfect with egg, bacon, shallots, garlic, and extra Parmesan. Get the recipe.
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This recipe swaps classic spaghetti for cheesy tortellini. It's cooked to rich, indulgent perfect with egg, bacon, shallots, garlic, and extra Parmesan. Get the recipe.

8. Chicken Panang Curry Noodle Bowls

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This homemade curry couldn't be easier, made with four-ingredient curry paste, coconut milk, chicken broth, and fish sauce. Plus, you can easily switch up this recipe by adding your favorite protein and veggies. Get the recipe.

9. Garlic Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

This beef and broccoli stir fry tastes even better than takeout...and it's just as easy. Get the recipe.
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This beef and broccoli stir fry tastes even better than takeout...and it's just as easy. Get the recipe.

10. Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Soup

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Make a big batch of this Mexican-style chicken soup and keep it in the fridge for a really lazy day. Get the recipe.

11. Thai Basil Beef and Lemongrass Rice Bowls

This seemingly sophisticated Thai-style beef comes together as easily as tossing your ingredients in a wok or skillet. And the jasmine rice gets an extra flavor kick from coconut milk, lemongrass, and toasted sesame oil. Get the recipe.
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This seemingly sophisticated Thai-style beef comes together as easily as tossing your ingredients in a wok or skillet. And the jasmine rice gets an extra flavor kick from coconut milk, lemongrass, and toasted sesame oil. Get the recipe.

12. Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta

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You can put shrimp scampi on the table in just minutes. This version is loaded with arugula, crushed red pepper, oregano, and Parmesan cheese. Get the recipe.

13. Sheet Pan Chicken Fried Rice

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One pan = zero mess. And even though this lightened-up version of classic fried rice is actually baked from start to finish, you'd never know the difference. Get the recipe.

14. Chinese Eggplant with Garlic Sauce

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Sautéed with peanut oil, this eggplant becomes melt-in-your-mouth tender in just 10 minutes. Enjoy it as a side dish, or serve it over rice and with the protein of your choice for a stand alone meal. Get the recipe.

15. One Pan Chicken Fajita Pasta

Stir fry bell peppers and onions with fire roasted tomatoes, boneless chicken breasts and fajita seasoning. Mix it with some penne pasta and voilà, it's a fiesta.Get the recipe.
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Stir fry bell peppers and onions with fire roasted tomatoes, boneless chicken breasts and fajita seasoning. Mix it with some penne pasta and voilà, it's a fiesta.

Get the recipe.

16. Moo Shu Pork

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Take a few short cuts to whip up this delicious stir-fry recipe in no time: buy a bag of cole slaw, some pre-sliced shiitake mushrooms, and serve the moo shu pork (or chicken) into flour tortillas. Get the recipe.

17. Greek Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

These gyro patties are made with lamb and beef (but you can really use whatever ground meat you like best). Serve them in pitas or over a salad with tzatziki sauce (store-bought or homemade) and some chopped veggies, Get the recipe.
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These gyro patties are made with lamb and beef (but you can really use whatever ground meat you like best). Serve them in pitas or over a salad with tzatziki sauce (store-bought or homemade) and some chopped veggies, Get the recipe.

18. Tomato Basil Shrimp

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This sautéed shrimp recipe is loaded with veggies and a healthy dose of shredded Parmesan cheese. Make sure to serve it with crispy bread for dunking.

Get the recipe.

19. Sausage, Brussels Sprouts and Parmesan Pasta

This seasonal pasta recipe made with browned Italian sausage, crispy Brussels sprouts, and tons of garlic just screams fall. You can easily add more veggies and lose the sausage to make this meal meatless. Get the recipe.
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This seasonal pasta recipe made with browned Italian sausage, crispy Brussels sprouts, and tons of garlic just screams fall. You can easily add more veggies and lose the sausage to make this meal meatless. Get the recipe.

20. Steak Fajita Skillet

Whip out the corn tortillas and all your favorite Tex-Mex toppings from guacamole to jalapeños and serve these skillet fajitas DIY-style. Get the recipe.
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Whip out the corn tortillas and all your favorite Tex-Mex toppings from guacamole to jalapeños and serve these skillet fajitas DIY-style. Get the recipe.

21. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Skillet

The easiest way to get the kids to eat their veggies: Sneak them into a hearty, cheesy bowl of pasta. Get the recipe.
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The easiest way to get the kids to eat their veggies: Sneak them into a hearty, cheesy bowl of pasta. Get the recipe.

22. Coconut Curry Chicken

You'll want to bookmark this sweet and savory chicken dish flavored with red curry paste, coconut milk, sugar, and lime juice. Get the recipe.
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You'll want to bookmark this sweet and savory chicken dish flavored with red curry paste, coconut milk, sugar, and lime juice. Get the recipe.

23. Baja Fish Tacos

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You can use any type of white fish like mahi mahi, flounder, or cod to make these blackened fish tacos. Then, top them with a creamy avocado cilantro sauce. Get the recipe.

24. Chicken Parmesan Soup

Comfort food at its finest, this loaded tomato soup will warm you right up on chilly fall nights. Get the recipe.
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Comfort food at its finest, this loaded tomato soup will warm you right up on chilly fall nights. Get the recipe.

25. Zucchini Ribbon Pita Pizzas

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You can top these individual pitas with all of your favorite pizza toppings. Pop them into the oven for 7-10 minutes and call it a night. Get the recipe.

26. Chicken Pad Thai

You could pick up the phone and order Thai takeout food, but this homemade version will be ready sooner. Get the recipe.
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You could pick up the phone and order Thai takeout food, but this homemade version will be ready sooner. Get the recipe.

27. Avocado and Black Bean Quesadillas

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This family friendly dinner couldn't be easier. And you can load up these cheesy tortillas with any of your favorite fillings. Get the recipe.

28. Tortellini Skillet Lasagna

This short-cut lasagna is loaded with cheese tortellini, sauce, marinara sauce, and creamy lasagna, and it's perfect for busy nights. Get the recipe.
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This short-cut lasagna is loaded with cheese tortellini, sauce, marinara sauce, and creamy lasagna, and it's perfect for busy nights. Get the recipe.

29. Italian Sweet Potato Spaghetti Bowls

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This better-for-you take on spaghetti puttanesca still feels indulgent. It's dressed up with capers, olives, and herbs, then topped with a creamy and zesty tomato sauce. Get the recipe.

30. Sweet and Sour Tofu

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This tofu gets dusted with potato starch so it cooks until golden brown and crispy.

Then, it's tossed with sliced veggies and a Chinese-inspired sauce made with brown sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Get the recipe.

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