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23 Easy Dinners You Can Actually Make On A Weeknight

You can cook all of these in 30 minutes or less. Sorry, Seamless.

1. Quick Tex-Mex Sweet Potato Skillet

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2. Cheesy Sausage Tortellini

Tortellini is queen when it comes to making an awesome, easy dinner that seems way more complicated than it actually is. Get the recipe.

3. Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake

CCQB, to her friends. Can you EVEN with that mozz stretch? Get the recipe.

4. Korean Beef Bowl

Start a pot of rice before you begin prep for the beef part of this, which only takes 15 minutes. Get the recipe.

5. Mexican Tortilla Casserole

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6. Chipotle Tofu Chilaquiles

Vegans deserve exciting dinners too. Get the recipe.

7. Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry

This calls for a few ingredients you might not necessarily have on hand — sake, edamame, soba noodles — but it comes together really easily, and you absolutely won’t regret having that stuff around. Get the recipe.

8. Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

Pumpkin puree adds lovely color, extra nutrition, and infinite coziness to this easy stovetop mac. Get the recipe.

9. Miso Ramen With Shitake and Chicken

The clock starts on this recipe with an already-cooked chicken breast, but even if you add the time to poach or bake it, you probably won’t break 30 minutes. It’s that fast!

10. Tex Mex Taco Pasta

God bless taco seasoning, honestly. (If this offends your sensibilities, feel free to DIY it). Get the recipe.

11. One-Pot Chicken and Kielbasa Bake With Beans

This is served over some nice chewy farro to balance out all that protein. You can set the farro (or rice, if you prefer) to simmer before you start making everything else and it should be cooked by the time the chicken is done. Get the recipe.

12. Chipotle Butternut Squash Alfredo

A sweet, spicy, and simple pasta with pomegranate, because you’re QuiRkY! (Aren’t you?). Get the recipe.

13. 30-Minute Spicy Ancho Turkey Chili

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15. Tomato and White Bean Stew With Chicken Sausage

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16. One-Pot Spaghetti in Rich Tomato Sauce

You know what never hurt any spaghetti? PLENTY of olive oil. Get the recipe.

17. Quick Fall Vegetable Curry

Sweet potatoes, cauliflower, and chickpeas know how to party. Get the recipe.

18. Sesame and Peanut Noodles

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19. Bacon and Brussels Sprout Risotto

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20. Apple and Spinach Pork Chops

ALL THIS in just 30 minutes? Believe it, my child. Get the recipe.

21. 30-Minute Coconut Curry with Quinoa

Coconut quinoa, to be specific, because no one ever complained about double coconut. Get the recipe.

23. Sloppy Joes With Avocado and Fried Egg

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