11 No-Brainer Recipes When You’re Stuck With “What’s For Dinner?”

If you have no idea what to make for dinner tonight, these quick and easy recipes will come to the rescue. After all, eating a home-cooked meal is healthier and more economical than takeout. So when you need a little help getting dinner on the table, turn to these eleven recipes to get the job done.

1. BBQ Chicken Pizza

Parsley sprinkled over the top of the BBQ Chicken Pizza for garnish.
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Use up your leftover chicken and turn it into this delicious BBQ Chicken Pizza. It’s so crunchy and flavorful that no one will ever guess it only took you 15 minutes to prep.

2. Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries just out of the oven and garnished with dollops of sour cream, slices of jalapeno pepper, diced red onion, and fresh cilantro.
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Chili Cheese Fries are an American favorite when it comes to comfort food. But that doesn’t mean they have to be unhealthy. If you have some fries in the freezer, a can of chili, and some grated cheese, you’ve got dinner.

3. Sheet Pan Nachos

Sheet pan nachos on a sheet pan with melted cheese over the top, and garnished with olives, avocado pieces and chopped tomatoes.
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These Sheet Pan Nachos are the perfect “make-everybody-happy-for-dinner” meal. If you have a bag of corn chips and some grated cheese, you can make this with whatever topping you want or let everyone pick their own toppings.

4. Tuna Pasta

A white bowl holds a serving of tuna pasta salad and is garnished with fresh greens.
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Have some pasta, a can of tuna, and some mayo? Add an onion to that, and you’ve got a nice pot of Tuna Pasta. Peas are optional.

5. Sheet Pan Quesadillas

A portion of loaded sheet pan quesadilla sitting on a white plate, garnished with fresh cilantro.
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Have some tortillas, cheese, and refried beans at home? Then you can easily make these Sheet Pan Quesadillas. Add whatever toppings you feel like adding based on what you have.

6. Veggie Pizza

Fresh basil leaves added to the baked pizza.
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If you have pita bread, some spaghetti sauce, and some veggies in the fridge, this Veggie Pizza is a great option for dinner, and everyone can choose their own toppings.

7. Nacho Fries

Nacho fries on a wood cutting board.
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Nacho Fries are a great option if you have some fries in the freezer and some cheese in the fridge. Toppings are your choice.

8. BLT Wraps

A finished BLT Wrap laying stacked on a piece of parchment.
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If you have some bacon, lettuce, and mayo in the fridge, along with some tomatoes on the counter, BLT Wraps are a total possibility for dinner tonight.

9. Quick & Easy Pumpkin Soup

Quick & Easy Pumpkin Soup In a decorative bowl.
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Quick & Easy Pumpkin Soup is great when you have a can of pumpkin in the pantry and some spices in your cupboard. Add a little chicken broth, and dinner will be ready in under 10 minutes.

10. Homemade Mac And Cheese

A white crock sits on a placemat filled with Homemade Mac and Cheese. A spoon rests in the pasta.
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Have some pasta, milk, cheese, and cornstarch at home? Give this Homemade Mac And Cheese a try for dinner tonight. Add a side salad and some garlic bread for a well-rounded meal.

11. Refried Bean Soup

A small bowl of Refried Bean Soup on a wood table. A wood spoon lays next to the bowl.
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If you have a can of refried beans and a jar of salsa at home, you can quickly make this Refried Bean Soup in the time it takes to heat it up.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

A dutch oven with a cooked whole chicken topped with rosemary twigs.
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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

A skillet filled with ground turkey, chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado and garnished with fresh parsley.
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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

An overhead view of a small canning jar filled with overnight oats with raisins.
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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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