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7 Easy Dinners That Basically Make Themselves

Minimum effort, maximum payoff.

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1. Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon

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One-pan meals are such a great option for beginner cooks. You're literally cooking everything together at the same time. The only extra step this recipe requires is to whisk together in a bowl a super quick marinade (lime juice, olive oil, water, and a few herbs and spices).

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3. Healthy Baked Pesto Rigatoni

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If you own a food processor, making homemade pesto will actually be super easy. But if you don’t, store-bought works too. The rest of the recipe is super straightforward: just cook some pasta, drain it, mix it with the pesto and tomatoes, pour the whole thing in a casserole dish, top with cheese, and bake!

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5. Easy Chili Lime Fish Tacos

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Quickly roast some fish with an easy chili lime sauce, toss a few toppings (cilantro, jalapeńo, etc) together with the fish, serve on tortilla, and enjoy!

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