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Look, we all have nights when we just can’t muster the strength to cook a big meal. But here’s a secret: Cooking a delicious dinner doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. To prove it, here are 25 easy recipes that use only five ingredients.

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Cacio e Pepe

Hands down, the one pasta recipe everyone should know.

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Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

There’s no meat, but this dinner is packed with protein.

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One-Pot Spicy Asian Noodles

Fact: We’ll eat pretty much anything covered in creamy peanut sauce.

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Soy and Sesame Grilled Chicken

Way better (and healthier) than General Tso’s.

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Peach, Basil and Chèvre Salad

A fancy-looking appetizer doesn’t have to be complicated.

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Grilled Pesto Pizza

Um, can pizza night be every night?

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Sweet Potato Fritters

Pile 'em up high, please.

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Kale Caesar Pasta Salad

Because everything’s better with pasta.

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Lemon Butter Scallops

Oooh, simple and sophisticated.

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Tomato Soup

You only need 20 minutes to make this cozy fall meal.

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Baked Coconut Curry Cod

Shh, don’t tell anyone how easy this was to make.

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Honey Garlic Salmon

Load up on some omega-3s tonight.

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Avocado Egg Rolls

Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside.

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Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

We’re sort of obsessed with zoodles.

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Lemon Breaded Chicken

Tastier than fried. We promise.

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Pea and Mint Soup

Sorry, split pea, but we’re breaking up with you.

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Creamy Spinach Tortellini

It doesn’t get much cheesier than this, people.

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Honey-Chili-Garlic Tiger Prawns

Sweet, spicy and full of sizzle.

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Easy Potstickers

Way better than takeout…and just as easy.

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Vegetable Frittata

Breakfast, lunch or dinner. The choice is yours.

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Steamed Cod with Ginger and Scallions

Winner, winner, five-ingredient fish dinner.

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Mushroom Flatbread

Cheesy, savory and doughy.

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Chicken Guacamole Taquitos

Easiest fiesta ever.

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Shrimp Scampi

Spice up pasta night.

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Mexican Rice

That’s it: We’re never going to a restaurant again.

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