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10 5-minute Dinner Ideas

Steak and Baked Potato

Meat and potatoes are some of the quickest and easiest foods to prep. Pick out your favorite cut of steak and pair it with a russet potato. Some people like to marinate their steak, but purists typically go with a little salt and pepper rub. Garlic, olive oil and rosemary are also nice additions to a good rub. From there, whether you grill it, sear it or bake it is up to you.

Potatoes are about as quick and easy as it gets: Just turn your oven on 400 degrees Fahrenheit and place your potato on the rack. If you have a minute, rub the potato in olive oil or butter and sprinkle some seat salt or garlic salt on the skin. This will ensure a crispy, golden brown outer crust.