5 Super Simple Dinners Anyone Can Make

Cooking a meal requires some skill. From measuring and chopping to timing and garnishing, there’s a lot that goes into creating a dish. Oftentimes, people avoid cooking because they feel unqualified, or nervous about whether or not people will enjoy what they’ve made.

You don’t have to wear a chef hat or have a culinary education to whip up an amazing meal. You might even possess some bomb cooking skills, but lack the time or the energy to make dinner. As a result, you let a busy schedule or overwhelming fatigue tempt you to order takeout or resort to a sad bowl of cereal for dinner.

Here at SkinnyMs., we believe skill deficiencies, time limitations, and laziness aren’t valid reasons to avoid cooking a healthy dinner for you and your family. With the right recipes under your belt, you can make delicious, nutritious dishes with little effort, ultimately saving you time, money, and guilt.

We’ve grouped together our top picks of easy-peazy recipes that taste impressive, despite requiring little work. Whether you’re cooking for one or cooking for a crowd, these insanely simple dinners remove stress from the process. Let’s get started!

1. Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken
Crock Pot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken Recipe

Nothing beats the aroma of hearty, flavorful chicken greeting you after a long day at work. You can whip up this protein-packed dish in a flash. Just toss a few simple ingredients in your slow cooker and leave the rest to the appliance! Budget-friendly and satisfying, this easy recipe is a real winner.

2. 5-Minute Prep Tex-Mex Casserole

5-Minute Prep Tex-Mex Casserole Recipe
This colorful casserole merges Southwestern and Mexican flavors into one fabulous fusion of tastes and textures that’s certain to impress a crowd. Surprisingly enough, this delicious dish calls for just a couple steps on your part, and takes very little time to prepare—5 minutes tops!

3. Lemon Garlic Pasta with Fresh Veggies
Lemon Garlic Pasta with Fresh Veggies

Ordinary pasta recipes can get pretty blah over time. This stunning recipe brings excitement back to the classic comfort dish! Fresh veggies like tender broccoli florets, juicy onions, and cherry tomatoes add flavorful vibrancy to this delicious meal that tastes even better than it looks!

4. Pan-Seared Salmon with Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Cumin Scented Pan Seared Salmon with Balsamic Roasted Vegetables%0A

Wonderful for beginners, this recipe includes all the instructions you need to cook salmon to flaky, mouthwatering perfection. Paired with melt-in-your-mouth roasted veggies, this wholesome meal will have you feeling like you’re fine dining.

5. One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta
One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta Recipe3

Unlike most pasta alfredo dishes, this light recipe wont hurt your waistline and retains all those cheesy, garlicky flavors you love. Best of all, you’re just one pot away from creating this drool-worthy dish, making meal-prep and cleanup a breeze!

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