31 Effortless Dinners to Make Every Night This Month

31 Effortless Dinners to Make Every Night This Month

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Spring dinners are just around the corner, but we still kinda want to cuddle under a fluffy blanket and eat comfort food. Here, an easy meal plan that strikes just the right balance.

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Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Balsamic Beets

It’ll satisfy your craving for something warm and cozy but is packed with bright, crunchy veggies that won’t weigh you down. Win-win.

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Chopped Italian Salad Pizza

PSA: Lettuce does have a season, and it’s starting to happen right now. So instead of throwing it all together in a boring bowl…garnish your pizza, people.

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Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Yep, it’s a Sunday, but you’ll only have to spend 30 minutes whipping up this skillet.

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Green Bowl with Chicken, Citrus and Herbs

Packed with juicy protein and hearty greens, this clean-eating dinner makes magical leftovers.

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Instant Pot Vegan Farro Risotto

Risotto is one of our favorite foods, but we always look for ways to make it easier. Enter the version that practically cooks itself.

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Mozzarella Meatball Frittata

Family-friendly magic. Plus, you can jump-start the recipe with store-bought frozen meatballs.

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Indian Salad Bowl with Crunchy Chickpeas

This 20-minute power meal is fresh, vibrant and just so happens to be packed with wrinkle-eliminating nutrients.

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Honey-Mustard Chicken Bake

Boneless chicken thighs are seasoned with a zesty homemade honey-mustard sauce and served over rainbow-colored veggies.

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Shrimp Fajita Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing

There’s something irresistible about bright and tangy mango, avocado and spicy shrimp.

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Creamy Gochujang Zoodles

The whole point of zucchini noodles? To load them up with the tastiest toppings imaginable.

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Joanna Gaines’s Asparagus and Fontina Quiche

Finally, there’s a light at the end of the cold-weather tunnel. We’re obsessed with Gaines’s beautiful signature quiche, laced with fontina, Gruyère and thin strips of asparagus.

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One Pot Pasta Limone

Think of this one-pot wonder as dinner in your back pocket: Most of the ingredients are in your pantry and it’s ready in practically no time. (Well, 15 minutes to be precise.)

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Easy Indian-Inspired Kitchari Bowls

Our simplified version starts with red lentils, which you can find at any supermarket, plus plenty of fresh vegetables. Balancing your doshas = the cure to all the winter blues.

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Rainbow Collard Wraps with Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

Make these beauties up to two days in advance and wow everyone at the dinner table.

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Clean-Eating Bibimbap Bowls

Sometimes, even we get sick of quinoa. Whip up these brown-rice based bowls and marvel at their flavorful, nutritious crunch.

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Easy Skillet Linguine with Trumpet Mushroom ‘Scallops’

Fun fact: Sautéed trumpet mushrooms look like scallops but are much easier to cook (and a hell of a lot cheaper). 

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15-Minute Cheater’s Pad Thai

Pad Thai is the LBD of comfort food. Dependable and there for you when you need it most. This one takes no time to make after a long day.

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Roasted Beet Tartare

Hold up…beet tartare? Yep, it looks just as fancy as its meaty counterpart but is so much easier make at home. (Don’t forget the soft-boiled egg.)

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Poblano and Mushroom Tacos with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

If your taco night revolves around ground beef, Monterey Jack cheese and sour cream, it’s time to expand your repertoire.

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Pan-Fried Cod with Orange and Swiss Chard

News flash: Cooking seafood doesn’t have to be tricky and time-consuming. Case in point, this recipe, which goes from the fridge to the table in 30 minutes.

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Chickpea and Vegetable Coconut Curry

In case you haven’t noticed, the humble chickpea is having a major moment right now. It also absorbs all of the tasty flavors surrounding it, like red curry paste and lime juice.

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Shrimp with Cauliflower ‘Grits’ and Arugula

Low-carb, yet surprisingly filling. We won’t tell if you start with store-bought riced cauliflower.

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Vegan Lentil-Mushroom Burgers

At last, a veggie burger that’s actually juicy. Pile ’em high with sliced vegetables and they’re pretty as can be.

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Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower Bowls

Traditionally, this dish is made with chicken and cooked inside a big clay oven. But we decided to sub in our favorite veggie (cauliflower, of course) and grab our sheet pan to cut down on time and dirty dishes. 

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Charred Broccoli with Sriracha Almond Butter Sauce

If you’re looking to bulk this up, toss it in a big bowl with soba noodles. Yu-um.

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Ina Garten’s Updated Chicken Marbella

Hello, old friend. Chicken thighs are marinated with prunes, olives, capers and a stunning amount of garlic. There’s a reason it’s a classic; it’s full of big flavors and so easy to make.

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Harissa Chickpea Stew with Eggplant and Millet

Swap in whatever veggies and grains you have on hand. This recipe is all about flexibility.

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Vegan Slow-Cooker Detox Coconut Soup

Reset your system with this light (but still creamy) concoction. It’s vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and piled high with crisp greens.

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Keto Sheet-Pan Chicken and Rainbow Veggies

You’ve got hungry kiddos on your hands and you want something healthy and delicious that requires practically no thought or dishes. We’ve got you.

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Orecchiette with Spring Greens

Spring has sprung, and this calls for a celebration. We present you a bountiful spring salad plate of pasta.

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Baked Sesame-Ginger Salmon in Parchment

Make a whole feast—no pots or pans required. 

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