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Life is super busy and sometimes the last thing you want to do is come home and have to cook. For those nights, this article is your best friend. With a mix of luxurious, high-end recipes and affordable, student-friendly ones, this list is perfect for all occasions. Check out these yummy, easy, and convenient 10 minute dinner recipes!

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10 Minute Dinner Recipes You Must Try

1. Moroccan Prawn Rice

This recipe by Olive Magazine looks and tastes so much more complex than it actually is!

With simple ingredients like onions, olive oil, chicken stock, and lemons, this recipe is elevated with prawns and is the perfect low calorie meal for the nights you don’t want to cook.

This recipe tastes like a restaurant meal in only 10 minutes!

2. Barbecued Tandoori Lamb Cutlets with Coconut Rice

A restaurant quality meal at home in 10 minutes? YES, PLEASE!

To make your life much, much simpler this recipe by taste uses tandoori paste and microwavable coconut rice that only take a few minutes to cook in the microwave.

If you want to make this recipe even more delicious, you can fry some frozen vegetables, though it’s not necessary.

You have to try this recipe! It’s easy, simple, and only takes 10 minutes.

3. Spaghetti with Spicy Tuna Ragout

This canned tuna recipe by Delicious is prepared in only two steps! The most complicated part of this recipe is cooking the spaghetti, so trust me, it’s really simple and easy.

At the end of the recipe, there’s a short video on how to cook spaghetti, just in case you need a refresher!

This recipe is a great example of food that tastes great and seems very complicated but is actually very easy and simple.

4. Cheddar-Garlic Grits with Fried Eggs

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Cheddar-Garlic Grits with Fried Eggs

This vegetarian recipe by Buns in my Oven is creamy and garlicky and you get great protein with the fried eggs on top! Use prepackaged grits packets and cook them with the recommended servings of garlic.

In terms of calories, this recipe is healthier than most grits recipes because it cooks the grits in water and not milk. If you want it to be even healthier, cut back on the cheddar cheese but let’s be honest, the more cheese the better!

You can also add extra spices and toppings – depending on your taste. Chili flakes would be a great addition for a little extra heat.

The recipe gives detailed instructions and has nutritional facts, so you’ve got all your bases covered! Plus, it only requires 7 ingredients!

5. Sweet Potato Toasts

This recipe by Eat This, Not That is gluten-free and great if you’re trying to cut back on the carbs. Swapping toast for sweet potatoes is a great source of fiber and a fun and creative twist on your typical toasts.

This recipe makes four servings and gives you the option to decide between 3 different toppings: almond cherry, Southwestern, and PB&J.

What’s extra convenient about this recipe is that you just have to microwave the sweet potato slices on high for one minute and the toppings only take a few minutes so the total time you spend on this recipe is much less than 10 minutes!

6. Garlicky Tomato Spaghetti

This recipe by The Kitchn is easy, fresh, and hearty. The recipe uses fresh tomatoes (about 10 to 12 of them!) but you can totally use canned tomato paste to give it a similar essence of tomato.

Add lots of garlic and basil for freshness and seasoning.

This recipe is so delicious and hearty, it’s hard to believe it only takes 10 minutes to make.

If you don’t have tomatoes or tomato paste on hand, garlic spaghetti is also really easy and delicious.

PRO TIP: use some of the spaghetti water to make your garlicky spaghetti more creamy and thick. Plus, the pasta water adds great flavor and depth to the dish.

7. Argentinian Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri

This recipe by Eat This, Not That is mouth-watering. Chimichurri sauce is an Argentinian sauce usually made with chopped parsley, minced garlic, olive oil, oregano, and red wine vinegar.

This dish is surprisingly simple and rests on the beautiful flank steak as the star of the show. Then, just add your chimichurri sauce and scallions. You can also had a little rice or tortilla on the side for carbs to fill you up.

Luxurious, delicious, and only 10 minutes – a must try!

8. Charred Beef and Rice Noodles

This beef and noodle stir-fry by taste is quick, easy, and delicious.

Basically all you have to do is cook your beef in a wok, then the noodles, and that’s pretty much it! Stir-fry’s are great because you can add any vegetables you want, so it’s easy to personalize.

Some great vegetables to add in this stir-fry are broccoli, carrots, onions, and bean sprouts.

This is a great idea for 10 minute dinner recipes!

9. Italian Tuna Melt

This Italian tuna melt is a much healthier tuna sandwich than most because it replaces mayo with a pesto paste.

Use drained canned tuna to make this sandwich. Add your pesto mix and any other vegetables you would like (onions, lemon juice, olives) and mix it all together to create your sandwich meat. Put it on the pan with the bread of your choice and cheese. Cook until the cheese melts.

Easy, peasy, YUMMY!

10. Healthy Burrito Bowl

Chipotle’s burrito bowl may seem healthy with all that lettuce and tomato, but it’s actually around 745 calories when you factor in all the salsa, cheese, and sour cream. This healthy burrito bowl recipe by Pop Sugar clocks in at about 350 calories and is a great, healthy alternative to the beloved Chipotle burrito bowl.

Follow the full recipe for this easy and delicious meal idea. You know it’s easy because the directions are only two steps!

I hope these 10 minute dinner recipes make your life fast, easy, and delicious!

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