7+ easy dinner recipes that everyone should know about

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Dinner time can be quiet stressful for any family. The majority of people work all day only to come home tired and then have to stop and think about what they’re going to make for dinner. Then, when you finally decide on something, you still have to make it.
Thinking about what to make for dinner is only half the battle. The execution of it is a whole other battle on its own. Take all the tiresome work out of cooking with the following recipes. These are quick and easy recipes that you can make that will help dinner time run a little easier.
1. Easy taco bake
One of the best tastes about tacos is the taco spice flavor that the meat generally has. Harnessing that specific type of flavor can be easy if you have taco spice, but it doesn't necessarily fit with any dish. For this slow cooker recipe, taco meat is paired with pasta, resulting in one tasty dinner. Get the recipe here.
2. Easy cheeseburger macaroni casserole
The next time you crave a cheeseburger but don't have any buns or you just don't want to make a big mess, make this cheeseburger macaroni casserole instead. The recipe below is everything you love about cheeseburgers but with the convenience of it all sitting nicely on a fork: ketchup, mustard, dill and, of course, lots of cheese. If you use just a bit of bacon grease, you can even re-create the feeling of a bacon cheeseburger. Get the recipe here.
3. Brown sugared meatloaf
Meatloaf is a comfort food classic, but this version puts a bit of a spin on the original. Adding brown sugar to the ketchup mixture adds a gentle hint of sweetness as well as a richness from the caramelization that occurs naturally in the oven. It's sure to become a new favorite.
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4. Tuna melt casserole
I love tuna melts. And I like them a really specific way. Of course, there has to be a lot of tuna in them. And I prefer that they're topped with caramelized onions and tons of gooey cheese. Typically, I also like all of this piled in between slices of crispy rye bread, but sometimes I want something a little different. When that's the case, I make this recipe. Get the recipe here. ​
5. Mashed potato casserole
While traditional mashed potatoes are fabulous any day of the week, this absolutely stunning recipe for mashed potato casserole is an instant classic. It takes traditional mashed potatoes a few steps further and brings this humble plate of food into a whole new realm. For this recipe, we use Yukon Golds for their natural butteriness. After you pair them with butter, sour cream, cream cheese, chives and Parmesan cheese, it'll be hard to have mashed potatoes any other way. Get the recipe here.
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6. 3-ingredient slow cooker pork chops
The following recipe is a 3-ingredient slow cooker pork chop recipe, and it really doesn't get simpler than this. To get the flavor, this recipe relies on store-bought canned soups and seasoning packets. Get the recipe here.
7. Slow cooker pork tenderloinA few minutes of prep in the morning is going to really pay off at the end of the day with this recipe. Get out your slow cooker and make dinner time a breeze. Get the recipe here.
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