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It’s the night before Christmas…and you’ve got a ton of stuff to do. Here, 18 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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SUPER GREEN FRITTATA

Any veggies you have in the fridge will do. 

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SHEET-PAN LEMON BUTTER VEGGIES AND SAUSAGE

Three cheers for no dishes to wash. 

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Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Only 30 minutes before you can take a bite out of this one. 

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15-Minute Skillet Sesame Chicken with Broccoli

Way faster than delivery. 

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Cheater’s White Wine Coq au Vin

Oooh, fancy. 

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CREAMY CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM SOUP

This will warm you up. 

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Sheet-Pan Chicken Stir-Fry

More broccoli, please

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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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greek oregano chicken and orzo with tomatoes in garlic oil

Only one pot required. 

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Easy One-Pan Baked Ziti

Just ten minutes of prep time.  

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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

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Brussels Sprouts Pizza With Balsamic Red Onions

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

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Baked Chicken and Mushroom Risotto

Because who has time for all that stirring, anyway?

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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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Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough

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