Everyone has busy days when the last thing they want to think about is what to make for dinner. And especially on the nights when everyone gets home late, you don’t want to fuss with spending a lot of time in the kitchen creating something complicated. Instead, it’s nice to have a few fast recipes to fall back on. Try these quick and delicious dinner ideas, and you’ll have hearty meals on the table with minimal stress.
French Bread Pizzas
You have to crank on the oven for this meal, but the prep is super easy. While your oven is preheating, chop up some veggies and pepperoni. Alternatively, you can prep your veggies earlier in the day and opt for shredded cheese to save you another step. In addition, this meal lets everyone customize their pizza how they like it. Then, simply bake and enjoy with a side salad.
Bacon and Egg Ramen
A pack of ramen is super easy to prepare, but you can make it a whole new experience with a few extra ingredients. First, arrange some bacon on a pan and bake it in the oven. While the bacon cooks, fry at least one egg per person and set it aside. For some extra flare, chop some spring onions for a garnish. Then, crumble some bacon and add an egg to the top of the ramen for a delicious and hearty bowl.
Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
You can make easy meals that don’t feel unhealthy. Bake the sweet potatoes in the oven, and you can quickly cook some delicious black beans while they bake. In fact, use canned beans to speed up the process. But first, sauté some diced onion, and add some fajita seasoning if you want a little spice. Then, when you top your potatoes with the beans, don’t forget to add some sliced avocado or sour cream.
Sheet Pan Sausage and Veggies
A one-dish meal is the best on the busiest nights, and if you line the pan with foil, the clean-up is a breeze. First, cut your sausages into bite-sized pieces. Then, add veggies like cut potatoes, broccoli, cut bell peppers, or fresh green beans to the pan and arrange in a single layer. Add salt, pepper, and olive oil drizzled over the top, and bake the whole sheet for an instant dinner.
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Sheet Pan Nachos
Destined to be another sheet pan classic, these nachos can deliver the protein and veggies you need on every chip. Line your sheet pan with foil or parchment paper, and then add a layer of chips. Then, you can either top with cooked ground beef or beans. Next, add whatever you like to your nachos, such as sliced onions, black olives, or jalapeños. Add plenty of cheese and bake just until the cheese is melted. Finally, add some fresh salsa, sour cream, and cilantro to complete the meal.
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