5 Quick, Easy Dinners You Can Make Tonight (No, Really)

posted: 09/09/15
by: Courtney Reimer

Need a quick and easy dinner idea for tonight? Short on time and groceries? We looked to Instagram for inspiration and found these gems. Most of them can be made with things already in your cupboard and fridge, and shouldn't take you more than 20 minutes. And you'll feel better than if you order takeout again.

Tortilla Style Tacos from an Instagrammer we can only infer is from Australia since she refers to ground beef as "mince." Super simple, and they look pretty good!

Pork noodle salad. We love this Eating Well recipe because it incorporates protein using a burger. Chances are you have some kind of burger in your freezer -- we bet a turkey burger would work just as well.

20-Minute Thai Pork & Vegetable Noodle Salad #quickdinner

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Spicy chicken and broccoli.
Dani lost 200 pounds on her own, and she's chronicling it all online. The secret to her spicy chicken and broccoli by adding Frank's hot sauce.

Starting this week off right! Dropped my son off for his first day of grade 1 in a new school and was off to the gym for some fasted cardio and then lifting! It was great!!! Now dinner time and im keeping it simple! Did broccoli with chicken breast cooked with green onions and lots of franks! Did extra protein for them gains and am now eyeballing a water melon! Lol. Hope you guys have had a great day and are sticking to the path to reach those goals!!! Lets do it!! No time like the present!! Xo #fitfam#instafam#instafood#food#foodporn#healthyfoodporn#foodie #dinner#dinnertime#healthy#meals#mydinner#yum#goodfood#yummy#quickdinner#quickmeal#igfitness#igfit#weightloss#weightlossjourney#200lbslost#getfit#gethealthy#newstart#newweek#staystrong#stayfocus#loveyouguys#xo

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Baked pasta with mushrooms and cheese. Sometimes it's all in the presentation -- would you have guessed that this recipe contains little more than pasta, mushrooms and cheese (and a lot of ingenuity)?

Whole wheat papardelle with shrimp. If you don't have a bag of frozen shrimp in your freezer, definitely get one. They're are an easy protein to add to a last-minute dinner like this one.