A homemade meal doesn't have to be hard or take up too much time.
Even the most passionate cooks need a night off from making dinner sometimes. If take-out isn’t an option, these quick and easy meals practically cook themselves. Try one of these simple dinner recipes tonight and find a new favorite.
Tuscan Pasta with Tomato-Basil Cream
Dress up refrigerated store-bought ravioli with a rich cream sauce flavored with fresh tomatoes and basil. This recipe only calls for six ingredients but it tastes like a restaurant-quality dish.
White Lightning Chicken Chili
Recipe: White Lightning Chicken Chili
This delicious and hearty chili lives up to its name—it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish to prepare.
Chicken Noodle Bowl with Peanut-Ginger Sauce
Top quick-cooking rice noodles with shredded rotisserie chicken, chopped vegetables, and a quick blender peanut sauce for a simple meal that tastes way better than the sum of its parts.
BLT Salad with Olive Vinaigrette
Recipe: BLT Salad with Olive Vinaigrette
This salad is easy to make and easy to love. The Kalamata Olive Vinaigrette comes together even faster in a food processor.
One-Pot Pasta with Tomato-Basil Sauce
This pasta is truly a one-pot recipe. All of the ingredients cook together at the same time, making tender noodles in a tangy tomato-basil sauce.
Texas Caviar Rice and Beans
Recipe: Texas Caviar Rice and Beans
Rice and beans is a staple “too tired to cook meal” but this hearty version adds a spicy, fresh twist without adding much time in the kitchen.
Sheet Pan White Pizza with Salami and Peppers
This outrageously good pizza comes together even faster when you use store-bought dough and preheat the baking sheet in the oven while you get the toppings ready. A hot baking sheet will cut your baking time in half and give you an extra crispy crust.
Cheesy BBQ Sloppy Joes
Recipe: Cheesy BBQ Sloppy Joes
This simple supper will satisfy the heartiest appetites and the pickiest eaters. Made with pantry staples and lean ground beef, these sloppy joes are a great weeknight meal.
Recipe: Speedy Scampi
Pasta is one of the fastest, easiest dinners around and this flavorful shrimp scampi is no exception—it’s done in under 20 minutes. Buy shrimp that are already peeled and deveined to save even more time.
Easy Skillet Tacos
Recipe: Easy Skillet Tacos
Taco night is a favorite meal in most families and this recipe, using ground beef, corn taco shells, and a few pantry staples, comes together so quickly, perfect for the busiest weeknights.