31 Ridiculously Easy Dinners to Make Each Night in May




Here you have 31 ridiculosly easy dinners to make each night in may; from Pure Wow




It’s time to put your giant puffy coat into storage, buy a new sundress and scour the farmers market for gorgeous, in-season produce. There’s tons to do and standing over the stove for hours every night isn’t part of the plan. But with these 31 easy dinner recipes, your entire month is covered—now get a cold brew and go to the park.




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Green Bowl with Chicken  Citrus and Herbs

MAY 1: GREEN BOWL WITH CHICKEN, CITRUS AND HERBS

Let’s start the month off with a flavor explosion, shall we? This spice-packed bowl by Hannah Bronfman is ready to eat in just 25 minutes.

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One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

MAY 2: ONE-POT TOMATO BASIL PASTA

We have a secret. That whole “boiling water and cooking pasta separately” thing? Totally unnecessary.

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Chrissy Teigen s Cheesy Chicken Milanese

MAY 3: CHRISSY TEIGEN’S CHEESY CHICKEN MILANESE

Fact: Everything’s better when it’s stuffed with cheese. (Chrissy Teigen just gets us.)

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Vegan Fiesta Taco Bowl

MAY 4: VEGAN FIESTA TACO BOWL

There’s no meat in this dish, but it’s still packed with protein (and crunchy tortilla chips).

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Zoodles with Avocado and Mango Sauce

MAY 5: ZOODLES WITH AVOCADO AND MANGO SAUCE

With this sweet and tangy sauce, you’ll completely forget you’re eating spiralized veggies instead of pasta.

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Bruschetta Chicken

MAY 6: BRUSCHETTA CHICKEN

Did we mention this dish is gluten-free, low-carb and keto? (Yeah, it’s pretty much magical.)

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Instant Pot Vegan Farro Risotto

MAY 7: INSTANT POT VEGAN FARRO RISOTTO

This is one of those dishes that makes you scratch your head and ask, “Wait, is this really vegan?”

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Firecracker Chicken with Rice

MAY 8: FIRECRACKER CHICKEN WITH RICE

Sure, you could order takeout. Or you could whip up this delightfully sticky firecracker chicken with rice—it’s on the table in 35 minutes.

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Honey Mustard Sheet Pan Salmon

MAY 9: HONEY MUSTARD SHEET-PAN SALMON

Throw all of the ingredients onto one pan, pop it in the oven, and the whole family will be chowing down in 45 minutes.

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Pasta Florentine with Grilled Chicken

MAY 10: PASTA FLORENTINE WITH GRILLED CHICKEN

You love chicken. You love pasta. Why not combine them into this creamy, smoky and downright delightful pasta Florentine with grilled chicken?

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Ketogenic Baked Eggs with Zoodles and Avocado

MAY 11: KETOGENIC BAKED EGGS WITH ZOODLES AND AVOCADO

Whether you’re a keto dieter or not, these adorable little nests are the ideal meal for a busy weeknight.

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Skillet Pasta with Summer Squash  Ricotta and Basil

MAY 12: SKILLET PASTA WITH SUMMER SQUASH, RICOTTA AND BASIL

Sorry, Lady and the Tramp. When the weather gets warm, spaghetti and meatballs just won’t cut it. Serve up this skillet pasta with summer squash, ricotta and basil instead.

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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos with Blue Cheese Crema

MAY 13: SWEET POTATO AND BLACK BEAN TACOS WITH BLUE CHEESE CREMA

Just because you’re going meatless doesn’t mean you have to stick with salad. These tacos are hearty, filling and packed with protein—and they just so happen to be vegetarian.

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Chicken and Snap Pea Stir Fry

MAY 14: CHICKEN AND SNAP PEA STIR-FRY

So you really, really don’t feel like cooking. (We’ve been there.) But if you have five ingredients, a few pantry staples and 20 minutes, this deliciousness could be your destiny.

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Kelp and Zucchini Noodle Pad Thai

MAY 15: KELP AND ZUCCHINI NOODLE PAD THAI

If you haven’t cooked with kelp noodles, we guarantee this recipe will have you hooked. They’re gluten-free, Paleo and rich in iron, vitamin K, calcium and fiber.

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Grilled Curry Chicken Thighs

MAY 16: GRILLED CURRY CHICKEN THIGHS

The secret? Baste the chicken thighs with a five-ingredient curry sauce as you grill. (And add a healthy side of curry rice noodles, of course.)

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15 Minute Mediterranean Couscous with Tuna and Pepperoncini

MAY 17: 15-MINUTE MEDITERRANEAN COUSCOUS WITH TUNA AND PEPPERONCINI

Toss couscous with a few flavorful, super-savory ingredients and you’re done. All meals should be this easy (and delicious).

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Slow Cooker Korean Short Rib Tacos

MAY 18: SLOW-COOKER KOREAN SHORT RIB TACOS

Gochujang adds extra oomph to the short ribs and bright and briny dill pickle spears balance everything out.

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Cheater s Skillet Lasagna with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

MAY 19: CHEATER’S SKILLET LASAGNA WITH CORN AND CHERRY TOMATOES

This shortcut has the same cheesy goodness you crave (and then some), minus the hours of assembly time. All you need is a trusty skillet and 35 minutes.

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15 Minute Skillet Pepper Steak

MAY 20: 15-MINUTE SKILLET PEPPER STEAK

No special ingredients, less than 230 calories a serving and very few dirty dishes make this an instant weeknight hit.

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Salmon Bowl with Farro  Black Beans and Tahini Dressing

MAY 21: SALMON BOWL WITH FARRO, BLACK BEANS AND TAHINI DRESSING

Once you try the turmeric-tahini dressing, you’ll never go back to plain-old vinaigrette again.

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Pistachio Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Apple and Escarole Salad

MAY 22: PISTACHIO-CRUSTED PORK TENDERLOIN WITH APPLE AND ESCAROLE SALAD

A crust of bright-green ground pistachios and spices makes this dish a hit. And best of all: It cooks from start to finish on a single baking sheet.

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15 Minute Cheater s Pad Thai

MAY 23: 15-MINUTE CHEATER’S PAD THAI

On those nights when you’re craving pad Thai, try this 15-minute cheater’s version. It’s quick and easy enough for weeknights, but fancy enough for Saturday night with a glass of wine.

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Mozzarella Meatball Frittata

MAY 24: MOZZARELLA MEATBALL FRITTATA

We love the way the pockets of mozzarella puff and bubble, but you can easily swap in another leftover cheese and meat or vegetable (think Gruyère and bacon or feta and squash).

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15 Minute Lemon Broccolini Pasta

MAY 25: 15-MINUTE LEMON BROCCOLINI PASTA

Three minutes of prep time and 12 minutes of cooking time. Yep, you heard us.

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Grilled Peach and Halloumi Salad with Lemon Pesto Dressing

MAY 26: GRILLED PEACH AND HALLOUMI SALAD WITH LEMON-PESTO DRESSING

Here’s the problem with salad: Five minutes after eating, we’re starving again. So we designed a salad so filling, it’s enough for a hearty dinner and leftovers the next day.

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Grilled Flatbread Pizza with Artichoke  Ricotta and Lemon

MAY 27: GRILLED FLATBREAD PIZZA WITH ARTICHOKE, RICOTTA AND LEMON

Jump-started with store-bought flatbread, it’s the crispest thin-crust pizza you’ll ever taste—no kneading necessary.

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20 Minute Shrimp Scampi Zoodle

MAY 28: 20-MINUTE SHRIMP SCAMPI ZOODLES

It’s buttery and bright like the classic dish—but minus the carbs. Whip it up in a single skillet for a satisfying lunch or dinner.

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Chopped Italian Salad Pizza

MAY 29: CHOPPED ITALIAN SALAD PIZZA

Thanks to store-bought dough, this thin and crispy-crusted beauty is as easy to toss together as a kale salad (but about a million times more satisfying).

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Greek Chicken and Rice Skillet

MAY 30: GREEK CHICKEN AND RICE SKILLET

It’s the ultimate trifecta: Easy, gorgeous and so damn delicious.

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Grilled Peach  Prosciutto and Mozzarella Sandwich

MAY 31: GRILLED PEACH, PROSCIUTTO AND MOZZARELLA SANDWICH

One of the greatest joys in life? Taking the first bite of a chewy, too-big-for-your-face sandwich. So let’s end the month right.

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