We all have those nights were we get home from work, look in the fridge and think, "What in the world am I going to make for dinner?". You're rushed, you're tired and you don't want to have a big mess to clean up. When nights like these come up, it's great to have a few simple, one-pan meals to fall back on. We've compiled list of 10 dinners that require minimal ingredients and hands on time. Bon Appetit!

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1. Linguine With Spicy Shrimp

This dish only takes 20 minutes from start to finish. This simple dish is still full of flavor thanks to the crushed red pepper, garlic and lemon zest.

Recipe here.

 Linguine With Spicy Shrimp

2. King Ranch Chicken

Bring back the casserole for a night. This Tex-Mex dish will not disappoint!

Recipe here.

 King Ranch Chicken

3. Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata

Protein packed frittatas are great for any meal. Round this out with a green salad and crusty bread.

Recipe here.

 Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata

4. Chicken Fajitas

A staple for any Mexican food lover. This recipe shows you how to make your own fajita seasoning, but you can buy a package of the premade stuff to save time.

Recipe here.

 Chicken Fajitas

5. Greek Pork Chops with Squash & Potatoes

Place your pork chops in the marinade in the morning and by the time you get home, they will be ready to cook. A hearty meal with minimal effort!

Recipe here.

 Greek Pork Chops with Squash & Potatoes

6. Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce

Toss all of your ingredients into one pot, heat on medium-high and in under a half hour you'll have a perfect pasta dish.

Recipe here.

 Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce

7. Beef and Shallot Stew

While this one is short ingredients, it's not short on flavor. This one has minimal hands on time, but the stew will need to cook for about two hours.

Recipe here.

 Beef and Shallot Stew

8. Skillet Rice with Shrimp and Chicken

Keep this staple recipe fresh by substituting different proteins, or make it vegetarian by omitting proteins and using vegetable stock.

Recipe here.

 Skillet Rice with Shrimp and Chicken

9. Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

A classic meal for any night of the week. Achieve extra yummy veggies by cooking the chicken atop them.

Recipe here.

 Chicken with Potatoes and Carrots

10. Skillet Orzo with Fish and Herbs

Any white fish, or even salmon, will work for this recipe. A tasty and healthy meal for the family!

Recipe here.

 Skillet Orzo with Fish and Herbs



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