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Something about a solo date night just feels so satisfying. Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or simply want to treat yourself to a night of self-indulgence, a simple, healthy dinner you can make in minutes is the perfect way to show yourself some love. These quick and delicious dinner ideas are your best bet for a relaxing evening in.
1. Pita Pizza
Pita Pizza is the fastest pizza you’ll ever make in your life. Just top a pita with tomato sauce, spinach, and cheese, throw it in the microwave for two minutes, and a cheesy, comforting pizza is literally at your fingertips.
2. Cream Cheese Balls
Cream Cheese Balls are delicious with crackers. You can make a lot of little ones or one big one. These are made in the shape of pumpkins for the season, but you don’t have to make the effort to do that.
3. Easy Tuna Wrap
This Easy Tuna Wrap comes together in minutes and will keep you full for hours on end.
4. Shrimp Campechana
Served in small cups, Shrimp Campechana is a wonderful appetizer you can eat with a spoon or some corn chips. Either way, it’s delicious.
A good Queso dip is something every girl appreciates. This made-from-scratch version is truly a cut above the rest. Store-bought just cannot compete.
6. Tex-Mex Dip
A good layered dip is something most people appreciate. This Tex-Mex Dip is great with corn chips or pita chips and is always a crowd-pleaser. Serve a scoop over lettuce for an easy taco salad.
7. Stuffed Mushrooms
If you are partial to finger foods, these Stuffed Mushrooms are a tasty option. You can adjust the ingredients to include or exclude anything you want.
8. Ground Turkey Meatballs
Serve these Ground Turkey Meatballs by themselves or over rice. You can also put some dip in small cups and dip your meatballs as you enjoy them.
9. Chicken Sliders
While sliders are generally supposed to be an appetizer, they can also become a delicious meal. Chicken Sliders are always a safe bet, and you won’t have to worry about packing up leftovers.
10. Black-Eyed Pea Hummus
Serve Black-Eyed Pea Hummus with pita chips or corn chips for an appetizer that is just different enough to be completely delicious.
11. Accordion Potatoes
While these take a bit of time to prepare, served on skewers, Accordion Potatoes are a fantastic appetizer with a little bit of ketchup. They are fun to make, and everyone loves potatoes.
12. Classic Bruschetta
If you want a reliable appetizer that is amazingly good every time you make it, this Classic Bruschetta (pronounced: “Brew-sketta – and make sure you say it with an Italian accent.) is the recipe you want to turn to. No better girl dinner exists.
13. Air Fryer Smashed Brussels Sprouts
If you want a girl dinner that is just a little different from the usual, try Air Fryer Smashed Brussels Sprouts. Serve them with ranch dip or ketchup, and get all the veggies you need into your day.
14. Air Fryer Pasta Chips
If you haven’t tried Air Fryer Pasta Chips, you’re missing out. They make a wonderful appetizer or even a fantastic movie snack. Load up on chips and serve with a little dish of marinara for a dip.
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This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.