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31 Low-Stress Dinners To Make Every Night In March

Make cooking this month a breeze.

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1. Mozzarella Chicken in Tomato Sauce

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This cheesy chicken — an easy take on chicken parmesan — is smothered in homemade (or store bought) tomato sauce. Serve it over pasta or with a side of greens. Get the recipe.

2. Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

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If you have an Instant Pot, this speedy beef stew recipe is a must-try. Add all the ingredients to the pot, set the timer to 30 minutes, and wait for dinner to cook itself. Get the recipe.

3. Korean Beef and Veggie Bowls

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This recipe seems like it calls for a lot of ingredients, but work with what's in your pantry. Make the marinade with any combination of soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, chili sauce, sesame oil and red pepper flakes. Get the recipe.

4. Grilled Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa

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You can make these tacos with any white flakey fish like cod, halibut, or tilapia. And if you're feeling pressed for time, feel free to use a store bought chimichurri or fruit salsa in place of the homemade versions. Get the recipe.


6. Crispy Baked Pork Chops

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These perfectly baked pork chops call for just 5-ingredients: Panko breadcrumbs, olive oil, pork loin chops, and Dijon mustard. Serve it with a side of grains or simple roasted veggies for a balanced meal. Get the recipe.

8. 12-Minute Chicken and Broccoli

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You can make the stir fry sauce from scratch following the recipe's instructions, or to save even more time, opt for a store bought hoisin or teriyaki sauce. Get the recipe.


10. Tuscan White Bean Skillet

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This meatless dinner will fill you right up, thanks to protein-packed cannelini beans sautéed with mushrooms, canned tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, and artichoke hearts. Get the recipe.

12. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

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If you're a fan of buffalo chicken wings, these spicy meatballs will be an instant hit. Serve them with pasta, zucchini noodles, rice, or even over salad. Get the recipe.


13. Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

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While you cook the bell peppers, onions, and flank steak with olive oil and spices, wrap some corn tortillas in foil and let them toast. Voilà: easiest one-pan fajitas ever. Get the recipe.

15. Thai Zucchini Noodles in Spicy Peanut Sauce

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The star of this quick dinner is the sweet and tangy peanut sauce, which is made with garlic, peanut butter, tamari, ginger, lime, and red pepper flakes. You can easily make this recipe vegetarian or use your favorite protein in place of chicken. Get the recipe.

16. One-Pan Baked Teriyaki Salmon and Vegetables

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If you're looking for a short cut, a store bought teriyaki sauce will taste just as delicious as a homemade version. Toss in any of your favorite vegetables like broccoli, carrots, Brussels sprouts, or bell peppers. Get the recipe.


17. Mu Shoo Pork or Chicken

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Make this moo shu filling with boneless chicken breasts or pork chops, coleslaw, mushrooms, scallions, and eggs. Then serve it in flour tortillas, lettuce wraps, or even over a bed of rice. Get the recipe.

19. One-Pan Spanish Chicken and Rice

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Sometimes you just crave something simple. For those nights, bookmark this no-frills chicken and rice. It's still super flavorful, thanks to paprika, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder and coriander. Get the recipe.

20. Spicy Southwest Stuffed Peppers

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Dress up these stuffed peppers with any of your favorite Tex-Mex toppings. You can also make them vegetarian by swapping black beans for ground turkey. Get the recipe.


21. Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

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For a 30-minute dinner that feels surprisingly fancy, look no further than this seafood pasta. It's topped with a spicy and creamy sauce made with mayo (or greek yogurt), Thai sweet chili sauce, garlic, lime, and Sriracha. Get the recipe.

23. Creamy Pesto Pasta with Chicken and Sun Dried Tomatoes

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Homemade pesto, grilled chicken, sun dried tomatoes, and your favorite type of pasta is really all you need to throw together this crowd-pleasing dinner. Get the recipe.


25. Pesto Turkey Tortellini Soup

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Give classic chicken noodle soup an upgrade with pesto, ground turkey, and cheese-filled tortellini. Get the recipe.

26. Baked Sweet and Sour Cauliflower

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If you like sweet and sour chicken, make sure to try this vegetarian version. It's made with cauliflower coated in a finger-licking mixture of sugar, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic powder, and cornstarch. Get the recipe.

27. Grilled Sweet Potato Pizzas

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For a family-friendly dinner recipe, put out a bunch of pizza toppings and let the kids make their own mini sweet potato crust creations. Get the recipe.

28. Greek Turkey Meatball Gyros

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These easy Greek meatballs are made with ground turkey, red onion, garlic, oregano, and spinach. Wrap them in pita bread with chopped vegetables and a drizzle of tzatziki or plain yogurt. Get the recipe.


30. Turkey Lasagna Roll-Ups

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Start with your favorite cooked meatballs (or a vegetarian substitute), roll them up in lasagna noodles and cheese, and bake them in tomato sauce until everything reaches piping hot, melty perfection. Get the recipe.

31. Cauliflower Fried Rice

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If you're not a fan of cauliflower rice, you can use any other grain like quinoa,

regular rice, or orzo. You can also jazz this dish up with your favorite protein like shrimp, chicken, or pork. Get the recipe.