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19 Quick And Easy Meals You'll Actually Want To Make Over And Over Again

*Chef's kiss*

We asked the BuzzFeed Community what simple and delicious recipes they like to cook over and over again. Here are the ones that will have you feeling like a five-star chef using only one-star effort.

1. Stracciatella Soup

A Couple Cooks / Via acouplecooks.com

"Vegetarian but packed with protein and cheese! Takes less than a half an hour to throw together and can feed a single person for multiple days."

claired18

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2. Trader Joe's Gnocchi with Extra Fixin's

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"In a pinch, when I’m short on time or feeling lazy, I love Trader Joe’s frozen gnocchi. I doctor it up with pancetta and some salt."

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3. Garlic Butter Shrimp and Rice

Diethood / Via diethood.com

"Garlic butter shrimp and rice from Diethood. So easy and so amazing. I could eat four servings of this by myself. It was one of the first recipes I learned to make and I still make it all the time."

lavinium

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4. Chili Lime Sweet Potato and Chicken Skillet

Sweet Peas and Saffron / Via sweetpeasandsaffron.com

This chili lime chicken and sweet potato dish by Sweet Peas and Saffron. So quick and easy to customize!

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5. Easy German Pancakes

Smitten Kitchen / Via smittenkitchen.com

"The batter can be made in five minutes. The oven heating up is the longest part. This is a great breakfast recipe that always impresses people, and it’s amazing with powdered sugar and FRESH lemon juice squeezed over it."

ralurore1010

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6. Baked Cavatappi Pasta

A Couple Cooks / Via acouplecooks.com

"So easy and can prep ahead of time! I’m a chef and work nights, home around 1 a.m., and this is usually my go-to when I come home!"

pandabear14

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7. Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

She Wears Many Hats / Via shewearsmanyhats.com

"Serve warm topped with chopped bacon and squeeze on a slice of lime. Don't skimp on the lime! Enjoy :)"

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8. Tried-and-True Stir-Fry

The Recipe Critic / Via therecipecritic.com

"Prawn and vegetable noodle stir-fry with soy sauce, Chinese five-spice, lime juice, and maybe a little bit of peanut butter."

richardblaquiere98

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9. Rigatoni With Broccoli

Marlena's Kitchen / Via marilenaskitchen.com

"Rigatoni with broccoli! Or any kind of pasta. Just needs a few ingredients, and it takes a lot less time if the pasta is cooked already."

misssinger1721

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10. Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken)

Cafe Delites / Via cafedelites.com

"It sounds hard, it sounds spicy, and it's neither of those things! It takes maybe 15 minutes total and is easy enough for any level cook to prepare."

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11. Comforting Chicken and Rice Casserole

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"My mom’s chicken and rice casserole was one of my favorites until I found out I was lactose intolerant. It’s super simple and easy to make. She would always use boil-in-a-bag rice, broccoli that had been previously frozen, a can of Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, a rotisserie chicken, pre-shredded cheddar cheese, and seasoning, all thrown together and baked for about 20 minutes. I relied on it for most of my freshman year of college because it was so affordable and easy to make."

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12. Veggie Philly Cheesesteaks

Domestic Superhero / Via domesticsuperhero.com

"I make vegetarian Philly cheesesteaks! It's a super easy and cheap meal."

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13. Easy Alfredo Pasta

Cookies & Cups / Via cookiesandcups.com

"Easy alfredo! Boil a pasta of your choice, then melt some butter in a pan and sauté some minced garlic, add evaporated milk and parmesan, throw in your pasta, and boom, you have a meal."

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14. Egg Drop Soup

The Girl Who Ate Everything / Via the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

"I make egg drop soup anytime I'm feeling crummy. It takes like 10 minutes and is a godsend. So easy and a fantastic soup for when you're surviving but not thriving."

akerkhoff

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15. Burrito Bowls

Dinner At The Zoo / Via dinneratthezoo.com

"It's one of those meals that keeps really well for leftovers the next day."

ispeakmeow

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16. Mediterranean Couscous

Two Peas and Their Pod / Via twopeasandtheirpod.com

"It’s so good and leftovers last forever!"

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17. Quick and Easy Crockpot Chicken Parm

The Recipe Critic / Via therecipecritic.com

"Put three or four skinless, boneless chicken breasts in a crockpot. Pour in a jar of your favorite pasta sauce. Cook until the chicken is done. Top each breast with Parmesan cheese and serve over noodles."

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18. Super-Quick Stuffed Mushrooms

Fifteen Spatulas / Via fifteenspatulas.com

"Stuffed mushrooms. I sauté the mushroom stems with onions and mix with cream cheese. Top with Parmesan cheese and broil in the oven until the tops brown. Super-easy yummy app!"

sarahk34

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19. Healthy and Comforting Mujadara

Themed Mediterranean Dish / Via themediterraneandish.com

"A Lebanese dish made of lentils with rice and caramelized onions. Healthiest and most effective comfort food ever. I have it at least three times a month, sometimes more."

leonia

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