10 Simple Recipes You Can Make for Dinner

Most of us enjoy a good meal. As much as we may love eating, however, shopping, cooking, and cleaning up afterward can be quite another matter! And we may be running low on simple recipes that everyone will love.

The good news is a meal doesn’t have to be complicated and messy or include exotic ingredients to be delicious. The following recipes all require about 5 easy-to-find (and easy to pronounce) ingredients.

Simple Recipes You Can Whip Up for Dinner

1. White Chicken Chile

To make this simple chile, all you need is Chicken, salsa verde (homemade or store-bought), 2 cans of beans, chicken stock, and cumin. Top it off with your favorite toppings. Avocado, sour cream, shredded cheese, green onions, or fresh cilantro would all be delicious!

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2. Baked Salmon with Asparagus

This recipe is simple to make and it’s a breeze to clean up since everything is baked wrapped in a convenient foil packet. You’ll need skinless salmon fillets, asparagus spears, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, lemon slices, and fresh dill. Add a side salad and some rice for a complete meal that’s quick and healthy!

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3. Maple Salmon

As long as we’re talking about salmon, here is a second easy way to prepare it. Make a simple marinade with maple syrup, soy sauce, and garlic. The fish needs to marinate for about 30 minutes before baking. Serve with veggies and brown rice or quinoa and enjoy!

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4. Curried Chicken Legs with Carrots, Rice, and Lime

This simple meal is made with whole chicken legs, curry powder, carrots, rice, and limes. The chicken and carrots cook together on a baking sheet, making for fewer dishes to clean when you’re done.

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5. Chicken Caprese Salad

This salad is the perfect light meal to top off a hot summer day. Simply combine marinated mozzarella balls, grilled chicken breast, tomatoes, and seasoning. Though the recipe doesn’t call for it, some fresh basil would add some nice flavor as well.

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6. Simple Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is another great choice on those warm evenings when you’re just not in the mood for making a hot meal. This recipe is made with whole wheat pasta, jarred roasted red peppers, pesto, fresh mozzarella cheese, and arugula. It requires very little preparation, and if you cook the pasta ahead of time, you won’t even have to turn on your stove!

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7. Easy Sweet Potatoes and Eggs

This combination may not have occurred to you before, but it’s a tasty spin on breakfast for dinner, and so simple to throw together. Toss in some fresh kale, spinach, or another vegetable of your choice to add a serving of leafy greens.

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8. Slow Cooker Pineapple Salsa Chicken

For an interesting variation on chicken tacos, try this recipe. It uses boneless chicken breasts, salsa, pineapple chunks, and zucchini. Toss the chicken and salsa into your slow cooker, and add the zucchini and pineapple shortly before eating. Serve in a tortilla or with rice or quinoa. If the combination doesn’t appeal to you, omit the pineapple and zucchini or serve them on the side. The shredded chicken and salsa is delicious on its own!

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9. Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies

Cleanup doesn’t get much easier than a meal that’s baked in one pan. Combine steak, baby red potatoes, and broccoli with some seasonings and broil. Dinner’s ready in no time!

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10. Honey Garlic Shrimp Skillet

This simple recipe can be ready for your table in about 20 minutes! Marinate shrimp in a sauce made from honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Then cook and serve with a side of veggies and pasta or rice.

Get the recipe here.

Making great food doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. In a relatively short time, using basic ingredients, you can prepare simple recipes that are both nutritious and delicious. Bon appetite!

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