8 quick and easy dinner ideas




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Meal planning can be a chore when you get into a rut. Thinking and cooking breakfast and lunch uses up so much creativity and energy that, at dinner time, sometimes we don’t even have the courage to go back to the kitchen, do we?

For that reason, the Kitchen Guide has selected the best quick and easy dinner ideas that won’t waste your time, but also serve you a lot of flavor and nutrients! Leave discouragement aside and check out the recipes:

Check out 8 quick and easy dinner ideas

Greek rice in pressure

The pressure cooker will be your right arm on the days you ask for a quick meal and, with this Greek rice, it’s no different! Check out how to cook a delicious recipe:



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Time: 20min

Performance: 4 servings

Difficulty: easy

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 carrot in cubes
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup seedless black raisins
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 2 cups of raw parboiled rice
  • 4 cups (tea) of water
  • salt to taste

Preparation mode

In a pressure cooker, heat the oil over medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic for 3 minutes. Add the carrots, peppers, peas, raisins, chicken stock, rice and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add water and season with salt. Cover the pan and cook, in low fire, after starting the pressure, for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and wait for the pressure to release naturally. Open the pan, fluff the rice with a fork and serve immediately.

sweet and sour cabbage salad

The sweet and sour cabbage salad is a delicious combination of flavors and should be made when the day calls for a lighter dinner.



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Time: 20min (+1h in the fridge)

Performance: 4

Difficulty: easy

Ingredients

  • 3 cups thinly sliced ​​red cabbage
  • 2 cups thinly sliced ​​green cabbage
  • 2 cups pineapple (chopped)
  • 2 cups diced turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup (tea) of peas
  • 1/2 cup (tea) of olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Preparation mode

In a pan with boiling water, place the cabbages and then remove, transferring to a bowl of water with ice. Drain and mix with the rest of the ingredients. Place in the fridge for 1 hour and then serve in individual bowls.

fake croque madame

With a chic look, but easy execution, the fake croque madame looks beautiful on the plate and even surprises the family!



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Time: 30min

Performance: 2 servings

Difficulty: easy

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 2 cups (tea) milk
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 6 slices of crustless bread
  • 4 slices of ham
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling
  • 2 fried eggs
  • margarine to grease

Preparation mode

In a pan, heat the butter and melt the vegetable stock. Add the cornstarch dissolved in the milk. Adjust the seasoning and stir until thickened. Reserve. In a greased pan, place a slice of bread and then a portion of the white sauce. Place a layer of chopped ham and another slice of bread. Add another layer of sauce and ham and finish with sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake in a preheated oven until golden. Place a freshly fried egg, with soft yolk, on top of each sandwich before serving.

Practical steak on pressure

Relying on the practicality of the pressure cooker, you can make a delicious steak in just 30 minutes. So, even in the rush, you don’t give up this source of protein!



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Time: 30min

Performance: 4 servings

Difficulty: easy

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 800g soft coxão steaks
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 sliced ​​onions
  • 1 green pepper in slices
  • 1 yellow pepper in slices
  • 1 red pepper in slices
  • 2 sliced ​​tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 cup (tea) of water

Preparation mode

Heat the oil in a pressure cooker over high heat and fry the steaks with salt and pepper for 3 minutes. Add the onion, peppers, tomato, extract, broth and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the water, adjust the salt, cover and cook for 10 minutes, on low heat, after the pressure starts. Turn off, let the pressure release naturally and open the pot. serve.

8 quick and easy dinner ideas

Oven-baked vegetarian omelet

For vegetarians – and even the curious on duty – this oven-baked veggie omelet is the perfect recipe for today’s dinner!



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Time: 30min

Performance: 6 servings

Difficulty: easy

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 3 and 1/2 tablespoons of wheat flour
  • 1/2 grated carrot
  • 1/2 grated zucchini
  • 1 cup broccoli (cooked and chopped)
  • 1 chopped seedless tomato
  • 2 tablespoons of cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon (coffee) baking powder
  • salt to taste
  • margarine to grease

Preparation mode

In a bowl, place the eggs and flour and beat with a wire whisk or fork until smooth and aerated. Add the carrot, zucchini, broccoli, tomato, curd, yeast, salt and mix. Pour in a greased medium refractory and take it to the medium oven, preheated, for 20 minutes or until golden. Remove and serve immediately.

skillet cauliflower

As a side dish or main dish, cauliflower in a skillet is great! Check out the full recipe, taste and be surprised by the flavors:



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Time: 20min

Performance: 5 servings

Difficulty: easy

Sauteed Cauliflower Ingredients

  • 1 cauliflower in bouquets
  • Salt, pepper and oregano to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 sliced ​​garlic cloves
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 diced seedless tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced ​​cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Preparation mode

Cook the cauliflower in boiling salted water for 4 minutes or until al dente. Drain and reserve. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and brown the garlic. Add the onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the tomato, salt, pepper and oregano. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the tomato has broken down. Stir in the cauliflower, cover and cook for 3 minutes. Spread the cheese, cherry tomato and basil. Cover and cook for another 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Then serve the cauliflower from the skillet.

Potato and macaroni gratin

Macaroni and Potatoes in a Single Plate: Can You Go Wrong? Of course! This tasty recipe makes up to 6 servings and will please even the boring ones.



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Time: 40min

Performance: 6 servings

Difficulty: easy

Ingredients

  • 400g penne or screw noodles
  • 2 cups of diced potatoes
  • 2 cups (tea) milk
  • 1 can of sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 50g grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt, pepper and grated nutmeg to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup of prosciutto (small cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley

Preparation mode

Cook the pasta in boiling water for 4 minutes. Add the potato and cook another 2 minutes. Drain and transfer to a refractory.

In a bowl, mix the milk, cream, mozzarella, onion, salt, pepper, nutmeg and pour over the dough. Mix the Parmesan, breadcrumbs and sprinkle over the pasta.

Spread the ham and take it to the medium oven, preheated, until golden. Sprinkle with the parsley.

Baked dogfish with vegetables

Got a dog lost at the bottom of the freezer and don’t know what to do? Check out this delicious recipe for oven-baked dogfish with vegetables:



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Time: 50min

Performance: 5 servings

Difficulty: easy

Ingredients

  • 1 kg of dogfish in slices
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of dry white wine
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for greasing and drizzling
  • 500g sliced ​​potato
  • 1 yellow pepper in strips
  • 1 onion in slices
  • 300g sliced ​​cherry tomatoes
  • 1 sliced ​​leek stalk
  • 100g of black olives
  • 1 lemon slices

Preparation mode

Season the fish with the juice, white wine, garlic, salt and pepper. Line a baking sheet with greased parchment paper and layer the potatoes on top. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and, on top of them, place the seasoned fish. Top with the bell pepper, onion, leek, tomato and olive. Drizzle with more oil, sprinkle with salt and top with the lemon slices. Then cover with more parchment paper and bake in a preheated medium oven for 40 minutes. Finally, remove and serve then drizzled with more oil.