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7 Delicious Recipes of Great Easy Dinner Ideas

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Do you want to get delicious dinner spending less time in your kitchen? If your answer is “yes” you can try with our great easy dinner ideas to satisfy your desire of a tasty dinner. In our busy days, it is really difficult to get enough time to spend in the kitchen for our dinner preparation.

It is true, we do not have enough time to spend in cooking our dinner after returning at home from outside.  But we cannot deny the importance of dinner. So we need to take the foods at our dinner time which have food values and tasty as well. Our great easy dinner ideas will help you to have a concept of easy cooking. You do not need to be anxious for cooking if you have our great easy dinner ideas with you.

I am sharing seven recipes for you using our great easy dinner ideas. These recipes from great easy dinner ideas will help you to get the proper nutritious and tastier dinner with less effort. I choose to fish, meat, and asparagus as the main ingredients using which you can make your dinner full of taste and nutrition as well. You do not need to spend more time to prepare these recipes if you follow our great easy dinner ideas. I have chosen the ingredients keeping concentration on our body needs. Our great easy dinner ideas will help you to enjoy your healthy dinner with scrumptious foods.


Content in this article

  1. Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Rub
  2. Soy- Glazed Salmon with Cucumber- Avocado Salad
  3. Spaghetti and Meatballs
  4. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
  5. 20 Minute Chicken Thigh and Couscous with Dill
  6. Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff
  7. Asparagus and Chicken Stir Fry

1. Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Rub

Great Easy Dinner Ideas Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Rub

Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Rub

Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Rub is our first recipe of great easy dinner ideas.  The dish is very simple to make and very tasty as well. The main ingredient of the recipe is salmon fish. You will need only 15-17 minutes to prepare this when you are with our great easy dinner ideas.

Ingredients:

  • Nonstick Cooking Spray
  • Chili Powder- 1 Tablespoon
  • Light Brown Sugar- 1 Tablespoon
  • Ground Cumin-1 Teaspoon
  • Salt-1/8 Teaspoon
  • Freshly Ground Black pepper-1/8 Teaspoon
  • Salmon Fillets (skin and bones are removed)-6
  • Olive Oil- 1 Tablespoon

Preparation:

  1. First of all, you need to coat the grill or grill pan with cooking pan and preheat with medium heat.
  2. Mix chili powder, brown sugar, and cumin, salt and pepper while the grill is heating.
  3. Brush each salmon fillet with ½ teaspoon of oil.
  4. Rub each fillet with ½ tablespoon of the mixture.
  5. Now grill the salmon, 4 to 5 minutes and then flip it and cook for further 5 to 6 minutes. You can cook for 1 to 2 minutes more if it is needed.
  6. Keep the cooked salmon in a serving dish. You can decorate the dish with cucumber, tomato and onion.

You will get a tastier dish using our great easy dinner ideas. This dish is not only simple to make but is luscious.  The dish contains proper nutrition for your body. Salmon provides you protein, vitamin D and Omega3- fatty acids. Brown sugar provides minerals, vitamins and energy. Cumin provides lipid, sodium, potassium and carbohydrate. Cumin also helps in digesting. So our great easy dinner ideas do not provide only tasty recipes but help you to get health benefits.s


2. Soy- Glazed Salmon with Cucumber- Avocado Salad

Glazed Salmon with Cucumber- Avocado Salad

Glazed Salmon with Cucumber- Avocado Salad

Our second recipe, Soy- Glazed Salmon with Cucumber- Avocado Salad is also prepared with Salmon fish. Like our first recipe, Salmon is the main ingredient in our 2nd recipe. Please maintain the following steps of our great easy dinner ideas.

Ingredients:

  • Salmon fillets- Skinless Centre Cut -4/6 ounce
  • Honey-1 table spoon
  • Low Sodium Soy Sauce – 2 1/2teaspoon
  • Cornstarch-1/2 teaspoon
  • Sesame Oil-1 teaspoon
  • Kosher Salt
  • Rice vinegar-2 tablespoon
  • Mayonnaise- 1 tablespoon
  • English cucumber-quartered length wise and sliced-1
  • Thinly slice scallions-3
  • Halved, seeded and chopped avocado-1
  • Jarred Pickled Ginger (if you need)

Preparation:

  1. Firstly preheat your oven up to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine honey. 2 teaspoon soy sauce and cornstarch in bowl. The bowl needs to be microwave safe.
  3. Need to simmer the microwave.
  4. Now, you need to rub the fish fillet with ½ teaspoon sesame oil and add salt on it.
  5. Bake the fish for 5 minutes keeping in a baking dish.
  6. Remove the dish from the oven.
  7. Add honey soy sauce mixture with a brush.
  8. Keep in the oven again and cook for more 7 to 9 minutes.
  9. You need to whisk rice vinegar, mayonnaise, the remaining half teaspoon soy sauce and sesame oil in a large bowl.
  10. Mix cucumber, scallions and ¼ teaspoon salt and then flip.
  11. Fold in the avocado gently.

Your dish is ready to eat now. You can prepare dish with all available ingredients. The ingredients and spices are used in the dish are available in our kitchen. So you do not need to pay extra time and money to collect the grocery. Moreover, you are getting nutritious food at your dinner time following our great easy dinner ideas. The dish provides you calories, carbohydrates, fat, cholesterol, sodium, fiber and protein.


3. Spaghetti and Meatballs

It is our 3rd recipe. The name shows that I am going to make the recipe with spaghetti and meat.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • Ground Beef-1 lb.
  • Breadcrumbs-1/3 c
  • Parsley- finely chopped-1/4 c
  • Parmesan-freshly grated-1/4 c
  • Egg-1
  • Garlic cloves-minced- 2
  • Salt-1 tsp.
  • Red pepper flajes-1/2 tsp.
  • Olive oil-2 tbsp.
  • Finely chopped onion-1/2 tsp.
  • Bay Leaf-1
  • Crushed tomatoes in puree-1 35 oz. can
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground Black peeper
  • Spaghetti- 1 lb. prepare as per the package instruction

Preparation:

  1. Mix beef with breadcrumbs, parsley, parmesan, egg, garlic, salt and pepper flakes in a large bowl. Make 16 balls with the mixture.
  2. Preheat a medium pot with medium heat.
  3. Add 1 tbsp. oil.
  4. Cook the balls for 10 minutes. Let the balls be browned and boiled.
  5. Now keep the balls on a plate.
  6. Add the rest quantity of olive oil, onion. Combine bay leaf and tomatoes. Add salt and pepper. Bring it to simmer
  7. Now add the meatball into the pot and cook for 8-10 minutes and wait until the sauce is thickened.
  8. Your dish is ready now.
  9. You can serve pasta with meatball and sauce.

Readers, hope you will like the recipe of our great easy dinner ideas. If you have maximum 1 hour in your hand you will prepare the dish very easily. You do not need to spend more time for the preparation of the ingredients which are used to cook the dish.


4. Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

My 4th recipe is Chicken Bacon Ranch casserole which we can make very easy and with less labor following our great easy dinner ideas. You will need to spend only one hour to prepare the recipe. So, please see how I have used our great easy dinner ideas to cook the recipe.

 Ingredients:

  • White Rice: 1 ½ c
  • Cooked and chopped Bacon- 8n slices
  • Finely Chopped Onion-1/2
  • Boneless, skinless Chicken Breast cut into small pieces-3
  • Olive Oil-2 tbsp.
  • Ranch Seasoning- 2 tbsp.
  • Chicken broth-2 ¼ c
  • Heavy cream-1/4 c
  • Shredded Cheddar-1 C
  • Mozzarella-1/2 c.
  • Chopped Parsley-2tsp

Preparation:

  1. You need preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Now, add rice, bacon and onions into a 9’’ by 13’’.
  3. Mix oil on the chicken and needs to season with ranch seasoning.
  4. Now place the chicken in baking dish with rice.
  5. Stir it well until all ingredients are distributed properly.
  6. Add chicken broth, heavy cream and mix again.
  7. Now mix cheddar and mozzarella on the top.
  8. Now cover the backing dish with a foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  9. After 30 minutes remove the foil and back again for 15-20 minutes. You need to wait until the chicken and rice are cooked well.
  10. Add parsley to garnish the dish. The dish will not tasty only it will also be eye-catching.

So, readers, prepare the dish without any further delay and enjoy your dinner. If you follow the recipe of our great easy dinner ideas cooking will not be a problem to you.


5. 20 Minute Chicken Thigh and Couscous with Dill

The name of our 5th recipe indicates that you can prepare the recipe within 20 minutes only.

Chicken Thigh and Couscous with Dill

Chicken Thigh and Couscous with Dill

Ingredients:

  • Unsalted Butter- 1 tbsp.
  • Couscous -1 ¼ cups
  • Dill fronds-loosely packed -1 cup
  • Chopped boneless, skinless chicken thighs-8
  • Tomatoes -1 cup, each pierced halfway through with a paring knife.
  • Lemon zest -2
  • Lemon juice 3
  • Medium lemon cut into 4 wedges -1
  • Dried Oregano-1/2 tsp.
  • Olive oil-2 tbsp.
  • Ground Black peeper
  • Persian cucumber, quarter, cut into ½ inch chunk- 2
  • 2 percent Greek yogurt-1/2 cup

Preparation:

  1. Keep an oven rack positioning about 4 inches away from the broiler heat source.
  2. Add 1 ½ cups water, butter and ½ salt in saucepan and bring to simmer over medium high heat.
  3. Stir in couscous after removing from heat and let stand, covered for five minutes.
  4. Now fluff the couscous with a fork, mix in the dill and cover then set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, toss the chicken, tomatoes, lemon zest and juice, olive oil, salt 1 tsp., oregano and ½ teaspoon pepper on a rimmed baking sheet.
  6. Unfold the chicken thighs to cover with the marinade and lay them as flat
  7. Broil it 10 to 12 minutes until the chicken is cooked and browned rotating the pan and flipping the tomatoes and chicken halfway through.
  8. Keep two chicken thighs and few tomatoes to each plate.
  9. Add pan juices into the dilled couscous.
  10. Keep ¼ cups of couscous on each plate and add a scoop of cucumbers, a spoon yogurt and a lemon wedge.

I know you will not be able to wait to get the taste of the dish as soon as it is cooked. So, readers be connected with us and get more great easy dinner ideas for appetizing recipes.


6. Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff

I am going to share another recipe from our great easy dinner ideas. The main ingredient is beef. The total preparation time of the dish is 40 minutes. The cooking process is not difficult. Let’s see the cooking process of the dish using our great easy dinner ideas.

Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Pressure Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients:

  • Lean Beef chuck-cut into 1-inch pieces- 1 ½ lb.
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black pepper
  • Olive Oil-1 Tbsp.
  • Chopped Medium Onion-1
  • Dry White Wine-1 Cup
  • Dijon Mustard-1Tbsp
  • All-purpose Flour-1tbsp
  • Low Sodium Beef Broth-1cup
  • Whole White Button Mushroom-1 lb.
  • Carrots-cut into ½ inch chunks
  • Chopped Stalks Celery-2
  • Neufchatel Cheese-1/4 cup
  • Roughly chopped fresh parsley-1/4 cup
  • Whole wheat Egg Noodles-12 ounces

Preparation:

  1. Mix ½ teaspoon of each salt and pepper with beef.
  2. Add oil in a pressure cooker and make it hot with medium heat.
  3. Add the beef to be cooked about four minutes. The beef must be browned on all sides.
  4. Now add onion and cook it for 4 minutes. By this time it will soften and browned.
  5. Mix white wine, mustard and flour. Bring to simmer and cook for about 2 minutes.
  6. Mix beef broth, mushrooms, carrots and celery.
  7. Cover the pressure cooker with its cover and bring it to high pressure over medium heat.
  8. Cook for 18 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and open carefully releasing the air.
  10. Mix in the Neufchatel, parsley, salt and pepper to increase the taste.
  11. Cook egg noodles as per the package instruction.
  12. Drain and keep warm.
  13. Divide the noodles and beef stroganoff in serving bowls.

You can prepare all the ingredients before you leave for work in the morning. Pressure cooker will help you to cook faster.  I am sure that you will just love the said recipe from our great easy dinner ideas.


7. Asparagus and Chicken Stir Fry

This recipe is the 7th and last recipe which I have tried as one of great easy dinner ideas.  You need only 32 minutes to make the dish for our dinner.

Asparagus and Chicken Stir Fry

Asparagus and Chicken Stir Fry

Ingredients:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts-1 lb.
  • Minced garlic-2 cloves
  • Peeled fresh Ginger, cut into thin matchsticks-2 inch
  • Soy sauce-1 tbsp.
  • Sugar-1 tbsp.
  • Cornstarch-1 tbsp.
  • Kosher Salt-1/4 tsp.
  • Dry Sherry-1tbsp
  • Chicken broth-3/4 cup
  • Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp.
  • Medium Asparagus, woody stems trimmed, sliced into 1 inch pieces-2 bunches.
  • Thinly sliced of white and green parts of scallions -1 bunch
  • Brown or white Rice

Preparation:

  1. Freeze the chicken for 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Slice thinly against the grain to strips
  3. Mix half the garlic and ginger, soy sauce, sugar, 1 tsp. of cornstarch, 1tsp. of salt, and sherry with the chicken in a bowl.
  4. Add 1 tbsp. of oil in a large nonstick skillet and heat over high heat.
  5. Add asparagus, scallions, remaining garlic, ginger, ¼ cup of water, 1/4 salt.
  6. Needs to stir-fry until the asparagus is bright green but crisp. Need to cook about 3 minutes.
  7. Keep in a bowl.
  8. Heat the skillet again. Let it be very hot.
  9. Add rest quantity of olive oil.
  10. Add the chicken and stir fry for 3 minutes. Wait until the chicken loses its color and will be little brown.
  11. Add the asparagus and mix to heat through.
  12. Stir in the reserved cornstarch mixture and bring to a full boil. It will be thickened.
  13. Now your dinner is ready to enjoy.

Iam sure about that you will obviously try the dish and will be fond of the item. You do not need many more ingredients to cook the dish and you do not need much time to cook. Our great easy dinner ideas will make your cooking easy. You can get a healthy and tastier dish with less effort in your weekdays following the suggestions of our great easy dinner ideas.


Readers, I hope that I have succeeded to give you the confidence that you can cook your dinner with your own hand very easily if you follow our shared recipes of our great easy dinner ideas. I am trying to help you in your busy life sharing our recipes, concepts as you do not feel boredom in the kitchen. Iam sharing our great easy dinner ideas with you as cooking become enjoyable for you. Cooking does not only need to satisfy your stomach but it is an art if you know how to make cooking more interesting. When you will love to cook or it is not boring for you obviously your cooking will be tastier and amazing.


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