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It’s the night before Christmas…and you’ve got a ton of sh** to do. Here, nine Christmas Eve dinner ideas that are special and low-maintenance.

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Cacio E Pepe

Start to finish, this decadent (and six-ingredient) dish takes 20 minutes. You can’t go wrong.

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Ratatouille

Sure, it sounds ambitious, but not if you chop the veggies in advance.

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Baked Zucchini “Ziti” Spirals with Mozzarella

Keep the kids busy (and away from the gifts) by asking them to help roll the spirals.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

Easier (and tastier) than takeout.

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Brussels Sprouts Pizza With Balsamic Red Onions

It takes 35 minutes from start to finish. (Not bad.)

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

It’s all about the layers. (Did we mention it’s gluten-free?) 

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Easy Bacon Butternut Squash Risotto

White wine—and only an hour of cook time—required.

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Kale Minestrone Soup

Think of all the things you can get done while the soup simmers (sipping mulled wine included).

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One-Pan Roasted Salmon with Potatoes and Romaine

Don’t forget to save a few bites for Santa.

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