20 Legitimately Easy Dinner Ideas

For when you’re not sure what to make.

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We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community for their go-to easy dinner ideas — the ones 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. Here are some of their picks, along with several of our favorites! 🍝

Easiest One-Pot Beef with Broccoli

Easiest One-Pot Beef with Broccoli

Slicing the beef into small pieces first means everything cooks through in about five minutes. Recipe here.

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Sheet Pan Sausage & Veggies

Sheet Pan Sausage & Veggies

Line the sheet pan with parchment or foil for the quickest cleanup — then serve over rice, stuffed into a pita, or on its own. Recipe here.

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Upgraded Ramen

Upgraded Ramen

It takes all of five minutes to fry some bacon + an egg. (Plus some green onions if you're feelin' fancy.) Recipe here.

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Pesto Chicken Bake

Pesto Chicken Bake

Doesn't get much easier than this, TBH. Recipe here.

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Ground Turkey Skillet with Green Beans

Ground Turkey Skillet with Green Beans

This recipe uses lean ground turkey as the base — but you could also swap in ground beef or chicken, tofu, or mushrooms. Recipe here.

primaverakitchen.com

10-Minute Lemon Garlic Salmon & Asparagus

10-Minute Lemon Garlic Salmon & Asparagus

Not an asparagus fan? The simple lemon and garlic sauce would work with whatever greens are in your fridge — like spinach, broccoli florets, or zucchini. Recipe here.

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Tuna & Avocado Wrap

Tuna & Avocado Wrap

Canned tuna gets a quick upgrade with hot sauce, Dijon, and green onions — piled into whole wheat tortillas. (You could also swap in bread, pita pockets, or just eat them as lettuce wraps.) Recipe here.

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White Pizza with Pesto

White Pizza with Pesto

The whole thing is ready in less time than it takes for delivery to arrive. Recipe here.

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Stuffed Bell Pepper Boats

Stuffed Bell Pepper Boats

These go from prep to plate in about 20 minutes. Keep the peppers whole, or slice them into bites (or “boats”) to turn them into kid-friendly finger food. Recipe here.

skinnyms.com

Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

Mac 'n' Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

To save even more time, use store-bought rotisserie chicken. Recipe here.

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Roasted Veggie & Black Bean Tacos

Roasted Veggie & Black Bean Tacos

This budget-friendly version takes pantry staples — like black beans and canned corn — and roasts everything on a sheet pan. Recipe here.

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20 Legitimately Easy Dinner Ideas