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11 Weeknight Dinners You Can Make Without a Recipe

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Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.

Today: Be bold and go recipe-less tonight for dinner -- it's much easier than you think.

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Kale Salad without a Recipe

Some weeknight evenings, you get home and just want to throw a meal together. No cookbooks, no searching for recipes that you have all of the ingredients for already, no trying to divide measurements so that the dinner serves one instead of six. Just a plain and simple thrown-together meal.

While just winging it can be exciting and adventurous, having a little guidance before you whip something up can be super helpful. So, we’ve gathered some easy, recipe-less meal ideas to be your guide to tonight’s dinner. Grab a glass of your favorite drink and have fun with your recipe-free cooking.

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Veggie Burger

Veggie Burger

 

 Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad without a Recipe

 

Lasagna

Lasagna without a Recipe

 

Kale Salad

Kale Salad without a Recipe

 

Burrito

Burrito without a Recipe

 

Frittata

Frittata Without A Recipe

 

Panzanella

Panzanella without a Recipe

 

Fried Rice

Fried Rice Without a Recipe

 

Nachos

Nachos

 

Gazpacho

Gazpacho

 

Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad

Tell us: What's your go-to recipe-less weeknight dinner?


Tags: weeknight dinner, dinner, how-to & diy, everyday cooking, back to school, back to work, september