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33 Easy Dinner Ideas For When You're Not Sure What To Make

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Sometimes you just need a go-to easy dinner recipe — one that's perfect for busy nights where you don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, but still want something more substantial than, say, a PB&J.

So we rounded up some of our favorite easy dinner ideas, from customizable personal pizzas to a no-fuss stir-fry. Dinner will be ready in no time!

1. Asparagus-Stuffed Chicken Breast

Grilled chicken breast topped with melted cheese and asparagus in a pan

2. One-Pot Creamy Tuscan Pasta

A pot of penne pasta with spinach and tomato sauce

3. Honey Soy-Glazed Salmon

Grilled salmon with glaze alongside steamed broccoli

4. Fajita Parchment-Baked Chicken

5. The Best Ever Slow Cooker Pot Roast

6. Veggie Garlic Noodles

7. Chicken & Biscuit Bake

8. Taco Soup

9. One-Pot Lemon Garlic Shrimp Pasta

10. Chicken & Veggie Stir-Fry

Chicken & Veggie Stir-fry

11. Oven-Baked French Bread Pizzas

12. Easy Butter Chicken

Easy Butter Chicken

13. Upgraded Ramen

14. Easy Chicken Alfredo Penne

Easy Chicken Alfredo Penne

15. Meal Prep Pesto Chicken & Veggies

16. Black Bean–Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

17. Easiest One-Pot Beef with Broccoli

18. Instant Pot Veggie-Packed Mac 'n' Cheese

19. Sheet Pan Sausage & Veggies

20. Vegan Chickpea Shakshuka

21. Pesto Chicken Bake

22. Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos

23. 10-Minute Lemon Garlic Salmon & Asparagus

24. Protein-Packed Veggie Bowl

25. Tuna & Avocado Wrap

26. BBQ Meatloaf & Veggie Dinner

27. Teriyaki Chicken & Veggie Foil Packs

28. Bowties & Broccoli

29. Stuffed Bell Pepper Boats

30. Roasted Veggie & Black Bean Tacos

31. Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

32. 15-Minute Lo Mein

33. Instant Pot Cashew Chicken

What's your go-to easy dinner? Tell us in the comments below!

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