20 Easy Dinner Ideas For When You’re Not Sure What

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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!

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tasty.co

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Pizza night is the best night — especially when everyone gets to build their dream slice. (Or three!) Recipe here.

damndelicious.net

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

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foodwithfeeling.com

It’s packed with protein and fiber, and you can add toppings — like avocado or sour cream — depending on what’s in your fridge. Recipe here.

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thekitchn.com

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The Instant Pot does all the hard work here — and you’ll also get a healthy dose of fresh greens! Recipe here.

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chelseasmessyapron.com

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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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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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minimalistbaker.com

This vegan-friendly version swaps eggs for protein-packed chickpeas, and makes enough for four. Recipe here.

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simplysissom.com

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

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budgetbytes.com

These are super customizable — depending on your time or budget. Either stick to the inexpensive base: tortilla chips, black beans, canned tomatoes, and cheese. Or upgrade with the works: jalapeños, pickled onions, sour cream, and anything else you might want. Recipe here.

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gimmedelicious.com

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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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tasty.co

This may look involved, but after a bit of prep — crisping chickpeas, roasting sweet potatoes — it’s mostly just assembly. Recipe here.

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eatyourselfskinny.com

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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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budgetbytes.com

Perfect for meal preppers. Recipe here.

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thekitchn.com

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You can make these in the oven or on the grill in just about 20 minutes — and thanks to the foil, cleanup is a total breeze.

Recipe here.

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budgetbytes.com

The trinity of weeknight dinners: fast, cheap, and easy. Recipe here.

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skinnyms.com

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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.

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cookingclassy.com

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

familyfreshmeals.com

Heads up that this one does have to cook for a few hours, so you’ll need to plan accordingly. But it’s a true drop-and-go dinner — and basically makes itself. Recipe here.

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pinchofyum.com

Better than takeout — and better for you, too. For extra protein and fiber, swap in soba noodles. Recipe here.

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fitfoodiefinds.com

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The easy sauce — which includes soy sauce, garlic, and ginger — comes together quickly and packs a ton of flavor. Recipe here.

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