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What's Your Go-To Easy Dinner If You're Short On Time?

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We all know the scene. It's the end of a looong day — and you're starving by the time you get home.

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You want something more substantial than say, boxed mac, but you also don't want to spend two hours in the kitchen.

So you turn to your go-to easy dinner: something that tastes amazing, and doesn't take long to make.

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Maybe it's something you can just quickly toss on a sheet pan (and eat ASAP):

Cubing the chicken first means that everything cooks through in about 15 minutes.Recipe: Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken & Veggies
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Cubing the chicken first means that everything cooks through in about 15 minutes.

Recipe: Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken & Veggies

Or an odds-and-ends bowl you can whip up with whatever's left in your fridge:

Like rice, a fried egg, and whatever veggies — tomato, broccoli, avocado — you have on hand. (Plus plenty of hot sauce!)Recipe: Rice Bowl with Fried Egg & Avocado
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Like rice, a fried egg, and whatever veggies — tomato, broccoli, avocado — you have on hand. (Plus plenty of hot sauce!)


Recipe: Rice Bowl with Fried Egg & Avocado

Maybe it's something that cooks itself in a slow cooker — and makes for great leftovers:

You can let this simple soup cook all day long in the Crock Pot. Then, when you get home, just blend everything and enjoy!Recipe: Slow Cooker Thai Curry Soup
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You can let this simple soup cook all day long in the Crock Pot. Then, when you get home, just blend everything and enjoy!

Recipe: Slow Cooker Thai Curry Soup

Or maybe it's turning to a five-ingredient recipe that you never get sick of.

In this case, there's only a few ingredients — olive oil + garlic + tomato paste + chickpeas + pasta (and rosemary, if you want!) — but there's a ton of flavor.Recipe: Quick Pasta & Chickpeas
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In this case, there's only a few ingredients — olive oil + garlic + tomato paste + chickpeas + pasta (and rosemary, if you want!) — but there's a ton of flavor.

Recipe: Quick Pasta & Chickpeas

Or maybe it's just quickly upgrading a classic, like instant ramen.

It takes all of five minutes to fry some bacon + an egg. (Plus some green onions if you're feelin' fancy.)Recipe: Upgraded Ramen with Fried Egg & Bacon
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It takes all of five minutes to fry some bacon + an egg. (Plus some green onions if you're feelin' fancy.)

Recipe: Upgraded Ramen with Fried Egg & Bacon

Whatever your go-to easy dinner is, we want to hear about it! Share your staples in the comments below — along with a link to the recipe + a photo, if you have one — and you might be featured in a future BuzzFeed post.

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