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
Slicing the beef into small pieces first means everything cooks through in about five minutes. Recipe here.
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.
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
Doesn't get much easier than this, TBH. Recipe here.
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.
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.
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.
White Pizza with Pesto
The whole thing is ready in less time than it takes for delivery to arrive. Recipe here.
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.
Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli
To save even more time, use store-bought rotisserie chicken. Recipe here.
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.