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Are you a terrible cook, new at cooking, or just plain lazy? Cooking can be a tedious task, but when you’re hungry, you’re hungry. Even if you’re terrible at cooking, new at it, or lazy, these 8 recipes are so easy that even you can do it! So without further ado, let’s get to it!

Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil, AKA Aglio e Olio

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Aglio e Olio is an authentic Italian pasta dish renowned for its simplicity. Each ingredient shines, providing a savory, aromatic, and slightly spicy flavor balance.

Here’s a simple recipe from the Food Network.

  • Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions.
  • In a pan, heat olive oil and sauté minced garlic until golden brown.
  • Add the cooked spaghetti to the garlic oil and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  • Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Baked Chicken and Vegetables

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The combination of savory chicken and roasted tender vegetables provides a tasty contrast of flavors. You can also adjust this recipe according to your preferred vegetables and meat. Here’s an easy recipe:

  • Set your oven to 425°F.
  • Place chicken breasts, bell peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes on a baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and desired dried herbs.
  • Bake the chicken for 25-30 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.

Stir-Fried Vegetables

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Not only is this dish healthy, it offers a beautiful array of colors along with a fresh, rich, and enticing taste.

Fill your tummy with this easy recipe:

  • Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large pan.
  • Add thinly sliced mixed vegetables of your choice and stir-fry until it’s crispy yet tender.
  • In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and a pinch of sugar. Pour the sauce over the vegetables and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Serve over rice or noodles.

Tomato Basil Soup

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Tomato Basil Soup offers a comforting and robust flavor, with the sweetness of tomatoes beautifully enhanced by fragrant basil. Follow these steps to make your own:

  • In a pot, heat olive oil and sauté chopped onions and garlic until softened.
  • Add canned crushed tomatoes, vegetable broth, and a handful of fresh basil leaves.
  • Simmer for 15-20 minutes. Blend the soup until smooth or leave it chunky if preferred.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

One-Pot Chicken and Rice

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Here’s a recipe from All Recipes. Chicken and rice is the best combination as the rice absorbs the flavorful chicken broth, creating a rich flavor that’s loved by all ages. Not to mention, it’s a nice comfort food.

  • In a large pot, sauté chopped onions and minced garlic until fragrant.
  • Add pieces of chicken, rice, chicken broth, and your choice of vegetables.
  • Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer until the rice is cooked and the chicken is tender.

Baked Salmon Filets with Lemon

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The combination of mild salmon with bright, tangy lemon notes offers a refreshing and satisfying balance.

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.
  • Place salmon fillets on a baking sheet lined with foil.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, then squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top and season with salt, pepper, and dried dill.
  • Bake the salmon for 12-15 minutes or until it flakes easily.

#7 – Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Nothing makes you happier faster than a grilled sandwich filled with cheese. The simplicity and familiarity of the flavors make it a beloved classic enjoyed by both kids and adults.

Here’s a delicious recipe!

  • Spread mayonnaise on only one side of each slice of bread.
  • Place a slice of cheese between the sides of the bread that has no mayo.
  • Gently spread butter in a skillet over medium heat and grill the sandwich until both sides are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Quesadillas

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This dish offers a mouth-watering meal full of comfort and flavor. The best part about quesadillas is you can put in whatever proteins and vegetables you desire along with some cheese. If you’re going to add in meat, you should cook that first before adding it to your quesadillas.

  • Prepare your quesadilla filling
  • Take a large tortilla and place it in a pan over medium heat.
  • Thinly spread your filling on top of the tortilla and place another tortilla on top.
  • Cook in a skillet over medium heat until the tortilla is crispy and the cheese is melted, flipping halfway through.

Voila! We hope you enjoy these 8 easy recipes!

Daniel Kim
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