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    Mar 7, 2020

    24 Legitimately Easy Dinners That'll Feed Your Whole Family

    Here's what to cook after a long day. (Or week, or month.)

    Brooke Greenberg / BuzzFeed

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to share their favorite fast and easy family dinners.

    We wanted to know what you cooked at the end of a long day (or week, or month) — the standby meals and recipes you find yourself coming back to because they're simple, tasty, and your whole household loves them. Here's what you said! 🌮

    1. Burrito Bowls

    2. Orecchiette with Broccoli and Sausage

    3. Build-Your-Own Calzones

    4. Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos

    5. Bowties and Broccoli

    budgetbytes.com

    "Boil pasta, then toss in the broccoli florets for the last few minutes of cooking. For the sauce, combine some butter, garlic and oil in a separate pan, then put everything together and top with Parmesan. Such an easy 10-minute dinner." —Emma


    Recipe: Bowties and Broccoli

    6. Sweet Potato, Shrimp, and Kale Skillet

    7. Veggie Omelets

    8. Classic Sloppy Joes

    9. Sweet Potato Chili Cheese Fries

    go2kitchens.com

    "Slice a few sweet potatoes and roast them in the oven for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, make a quick chili with black beans, red onion, and taco seasoning. When the sweet potatoes are done, top them with chili and shredded cheese, and broil for an extra few minutes. Then top with anything: salsa, cilantro, guacamole, etc." —Michelle

    Similar recipe: Sweet Potato Chili Cheese Fries

    10. Vegan Sheet Pan Tacos

    cookingclassy.com

    "So simple. Spend a few minutes chopping, then pile everything onto a baking sheet and roast." —Pauline, Facebook

    Recipe: Vegan Sheet Pan Tacos

    11. Crock Pot Beef & Broccoli

    12. Easy Stuffed Peppers

    13. Veggie-Wrapped Frozen Egg Rolls

    14. Mac 'n' Cheese with Spinach and Tomatoes

    food52.com

    "Cheap and easy dinners have become very important to me since having two kids! My family loves mac 'n' cheese — but with extra veggies added in."

    Erica

    Recipe: Mac 'n' Cheese with Spinach and Tomatoes

    15. Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast

    16. 15-Minute Chicken & Veggie Stirfry

    17. Pasta Aglio e Olio

    18. Remixed Rotisserie Chicken

    BuzzFeed

    "I buy a rotisserie chicken, shred it, and use it for meals throughout the week when I’m busy with work and don’t feel like cooking. You can make tacos, salads, chicken salad sandwiches, casseroles... the list goes on!" —Tawana

    Read more: Recipes That Use Store-Bought Rotisserie Chicken

    19. Creamed Eggs

    20. Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

    21. Instant Pot Spaghetti

    22. Baked Fish in Lemon & Butter Sauce

    primalpalate.com

    "So simple, and works with with pretty much any white fish. Serve with veggies, grains, or even fries for a lighter take on fish and chips." —Annie, Facebook

    Recipe: Baked Fish in Lemon & Butter Sauce

    23. Chicken Broccoli Pasta

    24. Shortcut Ravioli Lasagna

    thefoodcharlatan.com

    "For the easiest lasagna ever, layer frozen ravioli, tomato sauce (with meat, if you'd like), shredded mozzarella, and bake. Serve with toast with butter and garlic salt — aka shortcut garlic bread." —Erica


    Full recipe: Shortcut Ravioli Lasagna

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