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    Here Are 29 Low-Effort Dump Dinners For Lazy Nights

    Just toss the ingredients together and wait.

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    Full of chicken, vegetables, and lots of spices, you'll want to make a big batch of this hearty, dinner-worthy stew. Get the recipe here.

    2. Stuffed Shells With Spinach

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    Coat your Crock-Pot with marinara sauce, then layer the pasta shells and fill them with a mixture of spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, Parmesan, garlic, and Italian seasoning. After a few hours in the slow cooker, dinner is ready. Get the recipe.

    3. Chinese Pulled Pork

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    Serve this sweet and tangy pork — cooked in hoisin sauce, Chinese five-spice, honey, ginger, and soy sauce — in lettuce wraps, in sliders, or on a bed of rice with sautéed veggies. Get the recipe here.

    4. Indian Butter Chicken

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    This creamy, fragrant marinade is made with yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, and ginger. Keep a few frozen bags of marinated chicken for when you're craving a healthier version of your favorite takeout food. Get the recipe.

    5. Instant Pot Salmon

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    Forget about your fear of cooking fish at home. This tender, flaky salmon is virtually impossible to mess up. Get the recipe here.

    6. Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

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    Officially the easiest way to turn any night into a fiesta. Get the recipe here.

    7. Thai Chicken Curry

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    Coconut milk, red curry paste, ginger, and fish sauce make for a seriously delicious curry with a kick. Get the recipe here.

    8. Greek Chicken and Rice

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    Whether you're cooking for a crowd or a family, or looking for an easy meal prep recipe, you'll love these no-stress grain bowls. You can easily swap the rice for quinoa and add any of your favorite veggies. Get the recipe here.

    9. Spring Chicken Soup

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    Just because the weather is warming up doesn't mean you have to swear off chicken soup for good. Try this seasonally appropriate version, made with spring veggies like leeks, zucchini, and onion. Get the recipe here.

    10. Shrimp Scampi Paella

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    Spanish and Italian flavors collide, combining two classic seafood dishes into one delicious meal. Get the recipe here.

    11. Pulled Pork Gnocchi

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    PSA: You can make this restaurant-quality meal in your very own kitchen with very minimal effort. All you need is a little patience and a big appetite. Get the recipe here.

    12. Spicy Asian Beef

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    Beef gets tossed in a sauce made of sesame oil, ginger, chilli, soy sauce, and maple syrup and cooked in the slow cooker until tender and flavorful. Get the recipe here.

    13. Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Tacos

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    Throw this marinated, slow-cooked chicken into tortillas, garnish it with salsa or guacamole, and call it a fiesta. Get the recipe.

    14. Meat Lasagna

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    Making lasagna from scratch doesn't have to be a huge ordeal. Just add layers of uncooked lasagna noodles, browned beef, spaghetti sauce, and lots of cheese to your slow cooker. Cook it on low for about four hours until the noodles are tender and cheese is melted. Get the recipe here.

    15. Jambalaya

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    This Cajun recipe may look daunting, but all you have to do is toss sliced sausage, shrimp, chicken breasts, veggies, garlic, and seasoning into the Crock-Pot. Then wait for dinner to cook itself. Get the recipe.

    16. Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

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    A can of cream of chicken soup goes a long way in this decadent recipe. Get the recipe.

    17. Spring Pea Risotto

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    Now you can cook this Italian comfort food from scratch without any hassle. Just add butter, shallots, garlic, broth, and white rice to your Instant Pot and cook. Once it's all done, stir in the Parmesan, lemon zest, peas, and asparagus and allow the risotto to warm up. Get the recipe here.

    18. BBQ Ribs

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    Forks are optional but extra napkins are encouraged when chowing down on these saucy, fall-off-the-bone barbecue ribs. Get the recipe here.

    19. Chicken Teriyaki Bowls

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    Toss everything into your Instant Pot and set it on high pressure. In less than 15 minutes, dinner is ready. You could also try making it with shrimp, pork, or even tofu. Get the recipe here.

    20. Stuffed Peppers

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    You can substitute ground beef for turkey or, if you want a meatless meal, use black beans or quinoa. Get the recipe.

    21. Creamy Broccoli Mac 'n' Cheese

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    This homemade mac 'n' cheese is worlds better than the boxed stuff, and basically just as easy to make. Get the recipe here.

    22. Baked Ziti

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    In your Crock-Pot, cook Italian sausage until browned and add the onion, pepper, tomatoes, cream, pasta, and spices. After about three hours, when the dish is ready, top with mozzarella cheese until melted. Get the recipe here.

    23. Lemon Chicken and Potatoes

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    Just cook the chicken on the stove, skin-side down, for four minutes until golden brown. Then add it to a layer of potatoes in the slow cooker and top everything with lemon sauce. A complete meal will be ready by dinner time. Get the recipe here.

    24. Crispy Pork Carnitas

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    Bookmark this one for taco Tuesday. Get the recipe.

    25. Chicken Burrito Bowls

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    Place chicken, rice, spices, corn, black beans, salsa, and chicken broth in your Instant Pot and watch dinner cook itself. Dress these bowls with your favorite burrito toppings like avocado, jalapeño, and pico de gallo. Get the recipe here.

    26. Wild Rice Soup

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    It doesn't get easier than this creamy, comforting soup recipe. All of the ingredients go into the Instant Pot. Then all you have to do is wait. Get the recipe here.

    27. Butternut Squash Lentil Curry

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    For a meatless meal that'll fill you up, try making this veggie-packed curry. You can also prepare the ingredients ahead of time and store this ready-to-make meal in the freezer. Get the recipe here.

    28. Sausage, Spinach, and White Bean Soup

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    Craving a piping bowl of soup on a cold fall day? Ten minutes of prep time and a little bit of patience is all you need. Get the recipe.

    29. Penne With Cajun Mustard Cream Sauce

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    The pasta and andouille sausage cooks at the same time in your Instant Pot with butter, diced tomatoes, and spices. When it's ready to eat, just stir in the mustard, lemon juice, and cream cheese. Get the recipe here.