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Easy Dinner Recipes for Beginners

Intriguingly Easy and Delicious Dinner Recipes for Beginners

Many beginners usually find cooking an intimidating task, and so are reluctant to try their hand at it. To help you guys out, here are some easy dinner recipes, that are not only simple, but delicious too.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
Nowadays, due to our hectic and busy lifestyles, cooking has taken a back step. Where we normally think of spending time with family and friends, going for a movie or just simply relaxing at home in our spare time, cooking comes nowhere close to our list of 'dos'. As a result, most of the time, we rely on fast or junk food, which do help us in such situations, but are definitely not very healthy for our body. Don't lose heart, as here comes some ideas that are yummy and won't require much of time or effort.

Ham & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • ¼ cup grated Swiss, Monterey Jack or part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp chopped ham
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
Directions

Preheat the oven to 400°F, and slightly coat the baking sheet with cooking spray. Take a bowl and mix cheese, ham, mustard, and pepper. Cut a horizontal slit along the thin, long edge of a chicken breast half and stuff ¼ of the filling in the center. Fill the remaining chicken breast pieces in similar manner. Lightly beat egg white in a bowl and put the breadcrumbs in a shallow glass dish. Carefully hold the chicken breast half together, dip in the egg white, and then dredge in the breadcrumbs. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, put the chicken pieces, and cook until golden brown from both the sides. Now keep the chicken, browned-side up, on the prepared baking sheet, bake for 20 - 25 minutes, and serve hot.

Pasta with Butternut Squash and Sage Brown Butter
Ingredients
  • Medium (3 pound) butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 pound dried pasta
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage, chopped, or 1 tsp dried sage, crumbled
  • ½ cup virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped, toasted pecans (optional)
Directions

Preheat the oven at 400°F. Toss the squash with 1 tbsp of olive oil, and spread it on the baking sheet along with salt and pepper. Baking while stirring in between for nearly 30 minutes or until it slightly caramelized and then keep aside. Cook pasta in boiling water, meanwhile melt butter with the remaining olive oil in the sauce pan over medium-high heat until it bubbles. Reduce the heat, add sage, and a dash of salt, and cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the squash and pecan to it. Finally, toss it with cooked pasta and serve hot with Parmesan.

Corn Pudding
Ingredients
  • 1 (15 oz.) can creamed corn
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1½ cups frozen corn
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 cups crushed cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup milk
Directions

Preheat the oven at 350°F and grease the baking pan with cooking spray. Take a large bowl and mix together the creamed corn, frozen corn, eggs, sour cream, milk, green onion and cracker crumbs. Pour the mixture in to the prepared pan and bake for 45 - 50 minutes or until it turns golden brown.

These were some of the easy dinner recipes for beginners, that are really mouth-watering and enticing to the taste buds. Try making these at home, and enjoy with your loved ones.
Stuffed chicken breast