These easy meals to cook will save you on busy nights! These quick meals require almost no effort or thought process and are the perfect way to get a healthy dinner on the table without picking up the phone for take-out. Perfect for those nights you are just too tired to cook!
Quick and Easy Meals
I get it. You have kids, you work full time, you have an illness you battle. You think you don’t have time to cook.
Let me be honest with you.
Even though I love to cook, there are many days I just don’t feel like it.
Sometimes I am worn out from the day or we are in a time crunch. Other times I don’t feel well. And sometimes, I just don’t want to!!!
So today, I am throwing you a lifesaver. I am giving you my go-to easy meals that I resort to on those nights I do not have time or energy to make dinner.
And guess what?–These are not only easy but relatively healthy as well.
Breakfast for Dinner
Brinner, or breakfast for dinner, is one of my kids’ favorites.
Who does not love tacos?!
Sometimes a good old peanut butter and jelly hits the spot for a quick meal, but don’t always resort to that classic when you need an easy meal.
Why not make a Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwich?
This easy meal is complete with a 2 ingredient soup that will surprise you when you see the ingredients!
Add in some fresh fruit and veggies with ranch, and you have an easy, healthy meal!
What could be easier than boiling some water and adding dry pasta?
You can top the pasta with your favorite marinara, or just add butter and Parmesan cheese to the cooked pasta.
Or why not make 15 Minute Fettuccine Alfredo–it is a one-pot pasta in which the noodles do not even require draining!!! That is my kind of easy meal!
I have a number of easy stir fry recipes on hand for dinners that can be made in 15 minutes or less.
Another favorite quick recipe is Fried Rice.
You better believe that if I have leftover rice, I am surely going to be making some fried rice for a quick meal.
Baked Potato Bar
I could eat a baked potato and a salad and be happy just about any night of the week.
But why stop with a plain baked potato?
Sheet Pan Meals
You have to love when you can toss a bunch of ingredients on a sheet pan and place into the oven and FORGET about it!
These easy recipes may require a bit longer to cook, but they are two of the most hands-off recipes!
But when you are really short on time, just open a jar of refried beans, spread it on a tortilla, sprinkle it with cheese, and microwave until warm.
Or try out my Easy Veggie Tostada–like a mini Mexican Pizza but super quick!!!
While I love my homemade pizza, it is not the meal to resort to when I am exhausted or short on time.
Most soups take hours to simmer to develop flavors. This easy recipe for Tortellini Soup takes a few short-cuts and a rich, hearty soup can be yours in minutes!
These are just a few of my quick meal ideas. I would love to hear your ideas in the comments!