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    20 20-Minute Meals You Can Whip Up When You Don't Really Feel Like Cooking

    Put something delicious on the table...even if you have just 20 minutes.

    Sometimes you need something fast and easy to put on the dinner table. Even when you're not really in the mood to cook, you can still whip up something satisfying. Here are a bunch of no-fuss recipes you can make in just 20 minutes.

    1. Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

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    Cook beef and your favorite veggies in a skillet. Then add cooked lo mein or spaghetti and toss with sugar, soy sauce, hoisin, garlic, and ginger. Get the recipe for beef and broccoli lo mein here.

    2. Sweet and Spicy Mango Shrimp

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    Cooked in garlic, soy sauce, lime juice, Thai chili sauce, and red pepper flakes, this shrimp dish is the perfect mixture of sweet and savory. Serve it on a bed of rice, in tortillas as tacos, or on top of a salad. Get the recipe for sweet and spicy mango shrimp here.

    3. Creamy Tuscan Sausage Gnocchi

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    Start with store-bought gnocchi, add crumbled sausage, sun dried tomato, spinach, whipping cream, and chicken broth and turn it into a hearty, Italian-inspired dinner in no time. Get the recipe for creamy Tuscan sausage gnocchi here.

    4. Easy Chicken Piccata

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    Chicken breasts get dredged in flour and then cooked in a zesty lemon caper sauce. This dish tastes restaurant-quality, but in reality it's quick and easy. Get the recipe for easy chicken piccata here.

    5. Ramen Carbonara

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    Italian and Japanese ingredients combine to make this creamy and indulgent carbonara that begins with packaged ramen noodles. Get the recipe for ramen carbonara here.

    6. Thai Green Curry With Vegetables

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    Green curry pasta, coconut milk, fish sauce, and lime form the base of this sweet-meets-savory curry. Serve it with whatever vegetables or protein is in your fridge. Get the recipe for Thai green curry with vegetables here.

    7. Quick Chicken Tacos

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    This chicken is quickly tossed in garlic, olive oil, lime, and spices, then cooked in a skillet and served in tortillas. While homemade pico de gallo is easy to make, you can cut down even more time by buying a store-bought version. Get the recipe for chicken tacos here.

    8. Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein

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    If you don't have lo mein noodles on hand, you can use whatever is in your pantry like spaghetti or fettuccine. Get the recipe for Sriracha shrimp and zucchini lo mein here.

    9. Cauliflower Rice Shrimp Fajita Bowls

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    The best part about this recipe is its versatility. Swap the shrimp for chicken, tofu, or even flank steak and use whatever grains you like best. Plus, you can prep these bowls at the beginning of the week and enjoy them later. Get the recipe for cauliflower rice shrimp fajita bowls here.

    10. Chicken Bruschetta Quinoa Salad

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    Simple, fast, and nutritious, these juicy chicken and quinoa bowls are dressed up with a homemade bruschetta made with diced tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper. Get the recipe for chicken bruschetta quinoa bowls here.

    11. Sesame Chicken

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    You can now make this takeout classic in your very own kitchen, and it will take you less time than waiting for the delivery food to arrive. Get the recipe for sesame chicken here.

    12. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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    Can't make it to P.F Chang's for dinner tonight? Bring this signature recipe right into your own kitchen. You can always use ground beef, turkey, or even tofu in place of chicken if you prefer. Get the recipe for chicken lettuce wraps here.

    13. Coconut Cashew Salmon Curry

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    This salmon is poached in a quick curry made with coconut milk, cashew butter, red curry paste, soy sauce, and fish sauce. Serve it over rice with your favorite veggie on the side. Get the recipe for coconut cashew salmon curry here.

    14. Lemon Pesto Penne

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    There's nothing fancy about this pasta: Penne, broccolini, and oven roasted tomatoes get tossed in feta, lemon juice, and store bought pesto. Make enough for leftovers, which taste delicious served hot or cold. Get the recipe for lemon pesto penne here.

    15. Creamy Shrimp Alfredo for Two

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    Frozen shrimp, spaghetti, and heavy cream form the base of this delicious seafood pasta. Then, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper give it a huge flavor boost. Get the recipe for creamy shrimp alfredo here.

    16. Creamy Goat Cheese Spaghetti

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    You don't need any fancy ingredients to whip up a cozy bowl of pasta. Spaghetti, spinach, goat cheese, and garlic are the stars of the show in this easy meal. Get the recipe for creamy goat cheese spaghetti here.

    17. Veggie Pad Thai

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    This veggie-packed recipe is totally customizable so you can work with whatever is in your fridge. Stir fry the vegetables with rice noodles in a sauce made with soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, tamarind puree, and sesame oil. Get the recipe for veggie pad Thai here.

    18. Chicken Noodle Soup

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    The key to this quick soup is starting with pre-cooked chicken breast or rotisserie chicken to cut down on cooking time. Get the recipe for 20-minute chicken noodle soup here.

    19. Zucchini Ribbon Pita Pizzas

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    Use store bought pita, naan or flatbread as the base of these quick pizzas, then add any of your favorite toppings! Get the recipe for zucchini ribbon pita pizzas here.

    20. Szechuan Eggplant and Pork Stir Fry

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    Pork loin and Chinese eggplant get stir-fried with bamboo shoots and onion in a sticky glaze made with Get the recipe for eggplant and pork stir fry here.