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    7 Lazy But Brilliant Dinners You Should Make This Week

    Minimum effort, maximum comfort.

    1. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

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    All you have to do is whisk together a few spices for the seasoning, and then throw all the ingredients on a sheet pan and bake for about 20 minutes.

    Get the recipe here.

    2. Potato Soup

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    You don't always need five hours to make soup. This one, filled with potatoes and bacon goodness, is ready in 30 minutes.

    Get the recipe here.

    3. Creamy Tomato Shells

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    The greens are optional. Literally all you need for this one is pasta, pasta sauce, cashews, water, and some garlic if you want to add even more flavor.

    Get the recipe here.

    4. Watercress, Leek, Cheddar, and Sourdough Gratin

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    This recipe takes a bit more time than the others on this list, but most of it is just spent baking. Really, the only challenge here is to cook the leeks in a pan with a little bit of oil and some water for 15 minutes. The rest is just dumping the ingredients into a casserole dish and baking them.

    Get the recipe here.

    5. Easy Italian Pasta Salad

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    Ready in 30 minutes and you can use store-bought Italian dressing if you want to cut down on time. Also, this makes for a lot of food (more than 15 cups) so unless you're feeding a large group, you should have plenty left over to eat throughout the week.

    Get the recipe here.

    6. Sheet Pan Winter Buddha Bowls With Tahini Sauce

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    By now, you know sheet pan dinners are a lazy cook's best friend. The only other steps to this one is to cook some quinoa and quickly whisk together a dressing. If you're feeling fancy, you can top the whole thing with a fried or poached egg.

    Get the recipe here.

    7. Easy Chicken Zucchini Noodle Stir-Fry

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    If you don't own a spiralizer, check out your grocery store for premade zoodles or try these DIY methods. Or, you know, you can also replace them with actual noodles. Either way, it'll be good.

    Get the recipe here.