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11/03/2015 08:52 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What To Eat Every Night For The Entire Month

If "What are we having for dinner?" is a question that fills you with dread every single night, maybe it's time to stop asking it.

Our brilliant solution: meal templates. Simply assign a different theme (say, "pizza" or "casserole") to each night of the month and then cook something that falls into that category. No guesswork. Plenty of creativity.

Here, 30 templates (and even more recipe ideas) to get you started.

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DAY 1: PIZZA NIGHT

15 minutes: Pita Pizza

30 minutes: Egg Florentine Pizza

60 minutes: Sweet Potato and Rosemary Pizza

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DAY 2: CHICKEN NIGHT

15 minutes: Greek Chicken Cutlets

30 minutes: Buttermilk Fried Chicken

60 minutes: Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken

Related: Skinny Chicken Dinner Recipes

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DAY 3: SALAD NIGHT

15 minutes: Warm Beef and Veggie Amaranth Salad

30 minutes: Prosciutto, Pear, Roasted Endive and Candied Walnuts Salad

60 minutes: Falafel Salad with Spicy Yogurt Sauce

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DAY 4: PASTA NIGHT

15 minutes: Cacio e Pepe

30 minutes: Orecchiette with Sausage and Kale

60 minutes: Angel Hair Pasta with Mushroom, Basil and Fried Egg

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DAY 5: BREAKFAST FOR DINNER NIGHT

15 minutes: Amaranth Pancakes

30 minutes: Breakfast Burrito

60 minutes: Italian Sausage and Ricotta Frittata

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DAY 6: VEGETARIAN NIGHT

15 minutes: Brussels Sprout and Tempeh Stir-Fry

30 minutes: Couscous and Feta Stuffed Peppers

60 minutes: Eggplant Meatballs with Za'atar and Kale Pesto

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DAY 7: RICE NIGHT

15 minutes: Green Bean Avocado Fried Rice

30 minutes: Wild Mushroom Risotto

60 minutes: Balsamic Roasted Winter Squash and Wild Rice Salad

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DAY 8: STIR-FRY NIGHT

15 minutes: Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry with Peanuts

30 minutes: Steak Stir-Fry

60 minutes: Black Pepper Stir-Fried Noodles

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DAY 9: SANDWICH NIGHT

15 minutes: Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Avocado

30 minutes: Bourbon Caramelized Bacon and Heirloom Tomato BLT

60 minutes: Chicken Parmesan Panini

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DAY 10: SLOW COOKER NIGHT

15 minutes prep: Brown Sugar Pulled Chicken with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

30 minutes prep: Slow-Cooker Chipotle Beef Tacos with Cabbage and Radish Slaw

60 minutes prep: Lemongrass Baby Back Ribs

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DAY 11: GAME FOOD NIGHT

15 minutes: Perfect Microwave Nachos

30 minutes: Devilish Chili-Cheese Dogs

60 minutes: Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups

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DAY 12: SOUP NIGHT

15 minutes: Classic Black Bean Soup

30 minutes: Ginger Carrot Bisque

60 minutes: Potato Leek Soup

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DAY 13: STEAK NIGHT

15 minutes: Broiled Flank Steak with Warm Tomato Topping

30 minutes: Steak Tacos Al Carbon

60 minutes: Oven Sirloin Steak Stew

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DAY 14: SEAFOOD NIGHT

15 minutes: Grilled Salmon with Heirloom Tomatoes

30 minutes: Lemon Ricotta Pasta with Seared Scallops

60 minutes: Seared Halibut with Citrus Beurre Blanc

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DAY 15: CASSEROLE NIGHT

15 minutes: Skillet Chicken and Dressing Casserole

30 minutes: Sweet Chili Ranch Chicken Casserole

60 minutes: Enchilada Casserole

Related: 8 Cauliflower Casserole Recipes

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DAY 16: BURGER NIGHT

15 minutes: Mustard-Glazed Mushroom Burger

30 minutes: Andouille Slider Burgers with Caramelized Onions

60 minutes: Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger

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DAY 17: CHEESE NIGHT

15 minutes: Make Your Own Cheese Plate

30 minutes: Cheesy Chicken Pasta Bake

60 minutes: Truffled Mac & Cheese

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DAY 18: FRENCH NIGHT

15 minutes: Easy Cheese Fondue

30 minutes: French-Style Chicken with Peas and Bacon

60 minutes: Ratatouille

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DAY 19: CHILI NIGHT

15 minutes: 5-Ingredient Chili

30 minutes: Spicy Ancho Turkey Chili

60 minutes: Seafood Chili

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DAY 20: TAPAS NIGHT

15 minutes: Tortilla Espanola

30 minutes: Tapas Feast

60 minutes: Chilled Mussels with Saffron Mayonnaise

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DAY 21: ITALIAN NIGHT

15 minutes: Tuna Bucatini

30 minutes: Brown Butter Ravioli with Rotisserie Chicken, Walnuts and Sage

60 minutes: Spaghetti and Meatballs

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DAY 22: BBQ NIGHT

15 minutes: BBQ Beef Sandwiches

30 minutes: Shrimp Skewers

60 minutes: Brown-Sugar Barbecue Chicken Drumettes

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DAY 23: POTATO NIGHT

15 minutes: Easy Potato Gnocchi

30 minutes: Baked Eggs and Potatoes

60 minutes: Baked Potato Soup

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DAY 24: COMFORT FOOD NIGHT

15 minutes: Microwave Mac and Cheese

30 minutes: Fried Chicken

60 minutes: Cheesy Meatloaf Minis

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DAY 25: FLATBREAD NIGHT

15 minutes: Japanese Mushroom Flatbread

30 minutes: Grilled Spelt Flatbread with Tapenade and Tomato

60 minutes: Fig and Blue Cheese Flatbread

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DAY 26: WAFFLE NIGHT

15 minutes: Cheddar Waffle BLT

30 minutes: Biscuit and Egg Waffles

60 minutes: Chicken and Waffles

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DAY 27: CURRY NIGHT

15 minutes: Curried Quinoa Salad with Cucumber-Mint Raita

30 minutes: Squash Coconut Curry

60 minutes: Thai-Style Beef and Broccoli Curry

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DAY 28: GLUTEN-FREE NIGHT

15 minutes: Pan-Roasted Grouper with Provencal Vegetables

30 minutes: Honey-Mustard Teriyaki Chicken and Peach Kabobs

60 minutes: Grilled Cauliflower with Winter Pesto

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DAY 29: Taco Night

15 minutes: 15-Minute Stir-Fried Steak Tacos

30 minutes: Caribbean Chicken Tacos

60 minutes: Build-Your-Own Tacos

Related: 26 Recipes For The Ultimate Mexican Fiesta

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30: LEFTOVERS NIGHT

Your fridge is stocked after 29 days. Mangia!

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