Dinner Ideas for The Tired Recipe Hunter

Desperate for new dinners? We've been there—staring into the abyss of online recipes until caving and making the same old thing. Forget all that. Here are 6 deliciously simple dinner recipes to make right now.

By: Anna Decker / 04/12/2019

1. Pork Banh Mi Tacos with Sriracha Mayo & Mint

Banh Mi are Vietnamese sandwiches characterized by fresh or pickled veggies, herbs (like mint or cilantro), and pork. This recipe is our twist on that tradition, using flour tortillas to take tacos to a unique place. The vibrant result is a Banh Mi-taco mash-up that is just as fun and flavorful as it sounds. Feel free to leave the hot sauce out of the mayo for delicate taste buds! Cook, relax, and enjoy!

2. Greek Poutine with Spiced Pork & Creamy Feta Sauce

Poutine is a popular Canadian dish made with French fries, cheese curds, and gravy. What’s not to love? We’re putting a Greek spin on poutine, replacing french fries with oven-roasted potato slices, cheese curds with creamy feta sauce, and gravy with crispy ground pork. We flavored our pork with warm spices and orange to evoke loukaniko sausage, an aromatic pork sausage from Greece. Cook, relax, and enjoy!

3. Buffalo Glazed Chicken Breast with Chopped Salad

Buffalo chicken wings are a bit of a guilty pleasure around here. This dish takes the best parts of a big bowl of Buffalo wings and deconstructs it so that you can have it for dinner. The spicy sauce is offset with a cooling and crunchy salad, inspired by a side of carrot sticks and creamy dressing. The added bonus is you won't need ten napkins to stay clean! Cook, relax, and enjoy!

4. Apricot-Mustard Glazed Pork with Roasted Potatoes & Buttered Peas

It's hard to beat a perfect roast dinner! For this one, we've glazed a juicy pork tenderloin with apricot preserves, because pork and fruit go together like peas and carrots, which is exactly what we serve on the side! Along with crunchy-on-the-outside, and tender-on-the-inside roasted potatoes. Make sure to spoon any extra pan juices over the pork for a delicious finish. Cook, relax, and enjoy!

5. Creamy Cheese Tortelloni with Mushrooms, Peas & Crispy Panko

This bowl of tortelloni gives you a hefty dose of cheesy comfort, thanks to the tortelloni filling and the creamy sauce with mushrooms and peas. It's definitely not without crunchy texture, thanks to the crispy panko that is scattered across the top. Cook, relax, and enjoy!

6. Grandma-Style Margherita Pizza with Caesar Salad

Everyone wants a piece of the pie—especially when it's grandma's pie! Grandma-style means rustic, not-so-perfectly square, just perfectly-delicious. With a quick garlicky-tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and lots of fresh basil, it's just like Nonna's! And the perfect side? A crisp Caesar salad, loaded with creamy dressing. Cook, relax, and enjoy!

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