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    Updated on Mar 9, 2020. Posted on Jan 2, 2019

    17 Of The Easiest Recipes Of All Time (Seriously)

    These dinner ideas are as simple (and tasty) as they get.

    Maybe you're a terrible cook. Maybe you just don't feel like cooking something fancy. In any case, you can still put something delicious on the table. Here are a handful of seriously easy recipes you truly can't mess up.

    1. 15-Minute Lo Mein

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    This vegetable lo mein tastes just as good as takeout, and it'll be on the table faster than the delivery man could get it to your door. Get the recipe.

    2. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

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    Not only will these fajitas fill you up, but you won't have to worry about doing many dishes. Get the recipe.

    3. Honey Balsamic Chicken

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    Everyone could use a few easy roasted chicken recipes in their rotation. These chicken thighs go from ordinary to super flavorful with the help of honey, balsamic, garlic, and butter. Get the recipe.

    4. Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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    You can always substitute chicken for your favorite protein like tofu, shrimp, or ground beef. Get the recipe.

    5. White Bean Soup With Vegetables

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    Grab a can of white beans and the leftover vegetables in your fridge and whip up this comforting soup. Get the recipe.

    6. Smoked Gouda and Mushroom Quesadillas

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    This classic finger food gets a fancy upgrade with the help of the sautéed buttery mushrooms and melted gouda cheese. Of course, you can always add your go-to toppings and condiments. recipe.

    7. Mexican Beef and Rice Skillet

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    Start with a bag of microwaveable rice to make this easy dinner even more fool-proof. Get the recipe.

    8. One-Pot Pasta With Spinach and Peas

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    The best part about one-pot pasta recipes is that you can get creative. Follow the recipe or toss in whatever vegetables you have lying around. Get the recipe.

    9. Sheet Pan Lemon Butter Veggies and Sausage

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    Vegetables get coated in a mixture of butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and garlic, then roasted in the oven with your favorite type of sausage until tender and delicious. Get the recipe.

    10. Scrambled Egg Tacos

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    Make these tacos for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The choice is yours. Get the recipe.

    11. Spicy Maple Glazed Salmon

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    A simple rub made with a handful of household spices — cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika — takes salmon to the next level. Get the recipe.

    12. 15-Minute Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

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    You don't have to buy the fanciest steak you can find. An affordable chuck steak will do the trick. After all, it's all about the delicious sauce. Get the recipe.

    13. Enchilada Sweet Potatoes

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    You can play around with whatever ingredients you like best. Just roast a sweet potato in the oven, slice it, and remove some of the flesh, then bake it for a little longer stuffed with your favorite garnishes. Get the recipe.

    14. One-Pot Chicken and Rice with Artichokes

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    Forget about dirtying all those different pots and pans. One skillet is all you need to make this family-friendly chicken dish. Get the recipe.

    15. Wild Rice and Leftover Turkey Soup

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    Put leftover chicken or turkey to use in this no-fuss soup recipe. It's the perfect remedy to cold winter nights. Get the recipe.

    16. Sticky Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp

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    Serve this stress-free shrimp recipe with your favorite grain such as cauliflower rice, quinoa, or noodles. Get the recipe.

    17. 10-Minute Margherita Naan Pizza

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    Start with store-bought naan and load it with your favorite pizza toppings. You can get as fancy as you'd like, but you can never go wrong with a humble margherita. Get the recipe.