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Mar 31, 2020

17 No-Fuss Ideas For When You Don't Know What The Heck To Make For Dinner

Keep calm and cook dinner.

Does the idea of cooking stress you out? Or perhaps you just have no clue what to make. Here are a handful of no-fuss recipes literally anyone can make. They each call for just a few simple ingredients and can be whipped up in 30 minutes.

1. Easy Migas Eggs

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This Mexican comfort food is made with crispy tortilla chips in scrambled eggs with jalapeño, garlic, and lots of cheese. Serve it with refried beans and tortillas on the side. Get the recipe for easy migas here.

2. Hummus Flatbread With Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto

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This no-cook flatbread is a godsend on lazy nights. Just top store-bought naan or flatbread with hummus, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto from the jar, and any of your favorite Mediterranean ingredients like arugula or feta cheese. Get the recipe for hummus flatbread here.

3. Mushroom Toast With Fried Egg

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Because fancy toast + crispy fried eggs = a perfect meal any time of day. Get the recipe for mushroom toast with fried egg here.

4. Five-Ingredient Chicken Piccata

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Chicken breasts, butter, lemon, capers, and either white wine or chicken broth are the only ingredients you need to whip up this restaurant-quality chicken dinner. Get the recipe for five-ingredient chicken piccata here.

5. Italian Shrimp Pasta

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If you have frozen shrimp, spaghetti, and marinara sauce, you have all the essentials to make this easy weeknight pasta. Get the recipe for Italian shrimp pasta here.

6. Creamy Lemon Pasta

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Heavy cream, your favorite kind of pasta, lemon juice, and Parmesan cheese goes a long way in this seriously decadent dinner. Get the recipe for creamy lemon pasta here.

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Pair this rustic meal with some crusty bread for soaking up all the juicy, garlicky goodness, and a glass of red wine for good measure. Get the recipe for sautéed white beans with garlic, sage, and tomatoes here.

8. One-Pan Vegetarian Quesadillas

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These comforting quesadillas are stuffed with canned black beans, corn, peppers, onions, and shredded cheese, but you can really get creative and use whatever else is in your fridge. Get the recipe for one-pan vegetarian quesadillas here.

9. 15-Minute BLT Pasta Salad

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This easy pasta salad calls for just give ingredients: Your favorite pasta, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and shredded cheddar. You could make the sour cream dressing from scratch, but a store-bought dressing or just a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic will do the trick. Get the recipe for 15-minute BLT pasta salad here.

10. Easy Sausage and Cabbage Skillet

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This super simple recipe comes together with just a handful of basic and cheap ingredients: Your favorite cooked sausage, shredded cabbage, garlic, and oil for sautéing. Get the recipe for easy sausage and cabbage skillet here.

11. Easy Tuna Melts

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Prepare canned tuna however you like it — with mayo and mustard of with olive oil and vinegar —then place it on your favorite sandwich bread, topped with sliced tomatoes and cheddar cheese. Get the recipe for easy tuna melts here.

12. One Pan Spicy Mexican Rice Skillet

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If you want more protein, you can add ground beef, shredded rotisserie chicken, or even a fried egg. Get the recipe for one-pan spicy Mexican rice skillet here.

13. Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

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You can basically forget about excess ingredients. All you really need to make this tacos are canned black beans, sweet potato, avocado, and tortillas. Get the recipe for black bean and sweet potato tacos here.

14. One-Pot Pasta With Peas And Bacon

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If you're least favorite thing about cooking is doing the dishes, you're in luck. This satisfying pasta recipe comes together entirely in a single pan. Get the recipe for one-pot pasta with peas and bacon here.

15. Rotisserie Chicken Fried Rice

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You can whip up this takeout classic right in your own kitchen with little more than rotisserie or shredded leftover chicken, egg, rice, frozen mixed vegetables, and soy sauce. Get the recipe for rotisserie chicken fried rice here.

16. Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo

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How do you turn a box of orzo into a seriously crave-worthy meal? Add butter, chicken broth, milk, garlic, Parmesan and whatever spices you have on hand for a decadent, creamy, and cheesy pasta dish. Get the recipe for garlic parmesan orzo here.

17. One-Pot Chicken Caprese Skillet

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This cheesy chicken may look fancy, but all it really requires is boneless chicken breasts, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. Get the recipe for skillet chicken Caprese here.