5 Quick and Easy Dinners to Dish Up Pre-Trick-or-Treat



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As excited as your kids might be for a candy-filled evening, all decked out as their alter egos, it goes without saying that the whole family is going to need some real sustenance to get through a night of trick-or-treating. Fuel up and save time (and energy) for the real task ahead with easy meals you can get on the table in 30 minutes or less.

Prepare a crowd-pleasing taco bar in no time at all with quick cooking skirt steak, a stack of tortillas, and toppings as you like it. 

Cauliflower Fried Rice is displayed, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 12.

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Teri Lyn Fisher

Make this riced cauliflower dish for the whole family in just 20 minutes – about the same time it might take you to cook rice from scratch. Rotisserie chicken and frozen veggies help cut down on cook time while balancing out this healthy dish.

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Armando Rafael

With just a handful of ingredients and a short cooking time, this recipe is everything we love about sheet pan cooking. A quick run under the broiler lightly chars the broccoli and cooks the fish – protected from overcooking by a simple, magical sauce of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon zest and scallions that also flavors the fish – until it’s tender.



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Another easy meal with a DIY element, Melissa d’Arabian’s recipe features a flavor-packed filling of ground turkey, mushrooms, scallions and water chestnuts. Serve with additional vegetables and a sweet and tangy drizzling sauce.

Food Network Kitchen’s Quick and Healthy Chicken-Cheese-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for Healthy Dishes Every Grown Up Needs to Know, as seen on Food Network.

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Tara Donne

Not in the mood for pots and pans? The only cooking you’ll need to do for this recipe is in the microwave. Shortcut your way dinner success with a shredded rotisserie (or leftover) chicken breast and cheddar cheese-stuffed sweet potato, topped with avocado and scallions.

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