7-Ingredient (or Less) Dinners

Take the hassle out of dinner tonight with these quick and easy meals, from Asian-inspired beef and noodles to lemon chicken with fresh herbs.


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Peppered Salmon with Roasted Root Vegetables

    A simple sauce made from orange juice adds delicious flavor to this 30-minute dinner recipe.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
Roast   20 mins  425° 
Cook   7 mins 
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Chicken and Asparagus Skillet Supper

    Asparagus, squash, and green onion add a spring-fresh touch to this simple chicken and bacon combo.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Grilled Shrimp and Romaine

    Seasoned with olive oil and kosher salt, this grilled shrimp is simple and delicious. Serve it with garden-fresh lettuce.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Grill   7 mins  to  12 mins 
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Mexican Beef and Tortillas

    What to do with pot roast leftovers? Make these 20-minute tortillas. Pantry-ready tomatoes with green chilies add a zesty kick, while garden-fresh cilantro adds a touch of spring.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Grilled Salmon with Garden Mayonnaise

    A garden-fresh mixture of celery, green onion, tarragon, lemon juice, and mayonnaise tops this simple salmon grill. Serve it with fresh grilled asparagus.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Grill   8 mins  to  12 mins 
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Roast Pork Salad with Ginger-Pineapple Dressing

    Pork tenderloin tops antioxidant-rich spinach and juicy pineapple. The pork is a good source of B vitamins and riboflavin -- nutrients that promote healthy red blood cells -- and it's lower in fat and calories than skinless chicken breast.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Roast   25 mins  425°F 
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Veggie Fish Chowder

    With tender white fish, fluffy mashed potatoes, and fresh spring veggies, this simple supper is sure to become a weeknight favorite in your house.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Sausage-Fruit Kabobs

    For a winning warm-weather supper, brush slices of zucchini, apple, and sausage with our simple-to-make honey mustard glaze before grilling.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Grilled Tuna Salad

    This artful tuna salad is good for you too. The recipe calls for olives and an olive oil-based dressing -- both high in heart-healthy fats that fight inflammation and antioxidants that combat cancer.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Broil   8 mins 
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Chicken Breasts with Herbs

    A quick saute followed by a brief braising keeps chicken breasts moist -- the garlic, fresh lemon, and parsley stay bright, too.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   14 mins 
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Basil-Buttered Salmon

    For a summer-fresh twist on grilled salmon, brush on a mixture of warm melted butter, basil, parsley, and lemon peel. Serve it with crisp-tender asparagus.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Broil   8 mins 
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Spicy Beef-Noodle Bowl

    No complicated sauce required for this delicious Asian-inspired dish -- just pick up a bottle of peanut sauce from the market and you'll be set.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Pork and Potatoes with Tomato Relish

    A topping of grilled onions, fresh tomatoes, and red wine vinaigrette adds pizzazz to classic comfort food.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Chicken with Summer Squash

    Prepared rotisserie chicken is a shortcut to home style -- just quarter the chicken and serve it on a bed of sauteed squash, cherry tomatoes, and arugula (or spinach) leaves.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Mediterranean Salmon and Noodle Bowl

    Balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil make a simple sauce for this toss-together dinner of spinach, salmon, sweet peppers, and fettuccine.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Sesame and Ginger Chicken

    A blend of crushed red pepper and Asian-style sesame-ginger dressing adds a delicious kick to this simple chicken dinner. Honey-roasted peanuts add crunch.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Saucy Beans and Eggplant

    Make a meal out of fried eggplant with our garlic-sauced beans and green onion-seasoned brown rice.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Sausage and Orzo

    This simple supper of sausage, orzo, green onions, and sweet peppers tosses together in minutes; leftovers make a great lunch.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   16 mins 
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Chicken and Lemon-Broccoli Alfredo

    Light Alfredo pasta sauce dresses up simple stovetop chicken and mushrooms. Broccoli cooked with fresh slices of lemon makes an easy (and healthy) side dish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Beefy Bagel Sandwiches

    To reinvent steak leftovers from last night, simply layer the meat, mixed greens, red onions, and dried tomatoes on a toasted bagel.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Garlicky Peppers and Shrimp

    This dinner party-worthy dish is a snap to make -- simply toss together grilled sweet peppers, garlic, cayenne pepper, and jumbo shrimp.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Tilapia with Grape Chutney

    A blend of fresh grapes, dried fruit, onions, and preserves gives this tasty whitefish a spring touch. Serve it with brown rice.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Chicken with Capers

    This lightly breaded chicken packs 42 grams of protein per serving, and fresh green beans make a quick vitamin-rich side.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Wilted Cabbage and Brats

    Fresh apples lend a touch of fall to napa cabbage and smoked bratwurst. Sour cream, sage, and Dijon mustard dressing adds zest.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Ravioli with Spinach Pesto

    For a 20-minute dinner they'll love, toss store-bought four-cheese ravioli with fresh squash, spinach, and basil. Bottled Caesar vinaigrette makes a tangy topper.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Spinach Salad with Ancho Chili Pepper Chops

    Spicy pork and crisp bacon top garden-fresh spinach. Fresh onion sauteed with vinegar and chili pepper makes a simple and flavorful dressing.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Smoked Turkey Panini

    This mile-high turkey sandwich gets a fresh spin with thick-sliced country Italian bread and bruschetta topping.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Parmesan-Crusted Fish

    Japanese-style bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese make a quick and easy coating for baked cod; julienne carrots and greens add pretty spring color to the plate.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
Bake   4 mins  to  6 mins  450°F per 1/2-inch thickness of fish
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Triple-Mango Chicken

    Chunks of juicy tropical fruit and thinly sliced zucchini freshen up quick and easy grilled chicken.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Pork Chops Primavera

    A simple blend of apple butter and soy sauce jazzes up basic pork chops. Fresh green beans and cherry tomatoes make a colorful -- and healthy -- side.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   18 mins 
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Pineapple Chicken

    Juicy pineapple tempers the spice of this curry-flavored chicken dish. Sweet peppers and jalapenos make a pretty garnish.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Herbed Lamb Steak Salads

    Creamy yogurt and fresh mint make a delicious dressing for this 20-minute salad of hearty lamb, crisp greens, and crunchy radishes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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