Popular Quick and Easy Recipes

There's definitely a place for multi-hour braises and slow-simmered soups, but sometimes you just need a quick and easy recipe to get dinner on the table. But fast doesn't have to mean skimping on flavor - sometimes it's just a matter of using time-cutting techniques and ingredients. (Simply buying meat and produce pre-cut will save you a huge chunk of time, for example.) There are hundreds of easy chicken recipes you can make in less than 30 minutes, as well as beef, pork, pasta, or whatever else your family likes. Making the most of tools like your microwave and slow cooker can also speed things up. Even if you've had a long day, it's worth a few minutes at the stove to avoid eating dinner out of a box, isn't it?

Zucchini, Cheddar, and Sage Crust Pizza with Chicken and Apples

Jazz up your pizza night with this creative recipe. Cheddar and zucchini add flavor to the crust, elevating it way beyond store bought.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Zucchini, Cheddar, and Sage Crust Pizza with Chicken and Apples

Chicken, Apple and Spinach Empanadas

Shredded chicken, apple, and spinach are joined by melted cheese and onion in these savory empanadas. Assembled in pre-made dough wrappers, they're a quick meal idea for on-the-go families.

From Family Circle

Chicken, Apple and Spinach Empanadas

Chicken and Apple Stromboli

Ideal for chilly autumn nights, this cheesy stromboli is quick to make and easy to eat. Just braid dough over chicken, squash and spiced apples, then bake, slice, and serve.

From Parents

Chicken and Apple Stromboli

German Chocolate Bar Cookies

Try this German favorite for your next party. The crunchy, chocolatey cookies feature Nabisco wafers, flaked coconut and chopped pecans and can be made in just 35 minutes.

From Family Circle

German Chocolate Bar Cookies

Maple-Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

A bit of maple syrup gives these cookies a deeply sweet flavor. Oats and raisins add hearty texture—and add nutritious value to boot.

From Family Circle

Maple-Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Maple-Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

A bit of maple syrup gives these cookies a deeply sweet flavor. Oats and raisins add hearty texture—and add nutritious value to boot.

From Family Circle

Maple-Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Almond Lace Cookies

Paper-thin but intensely flavorful, these dainty lace cookies are a snap to make. Simply combine five ingredients, mix in sliced almonds, and bake.

From Family Circle

Almond Lace Cookies

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

These cookies combine soft and crunchy textures for a delicious treat. Pretzel pieces mixed in with chocolate dough make for a sweet and salty snack.

From Family Circle

Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Apple-Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket

Put an autumn spin on traditional pigs in a blanket. These cheesy puff pastry bites feature apple chicken sausage for a melding of sweet and savory flavors.

From Family Circle

Apple-Cheddar Pigs in a Blanket

Caramel Apple Cake in a Jar

This caramel apple cake in a jar is almost too pretty to eat. Simply halve cupcakes and layer them with caramel, spiced apple bits and fluffy whipped cream.

From Family Circle

Caramel Apple Cake in a Jar

Apple Granola Pie

No need to choose between pies and crisps when you make this crumbly dessert. Sprinkled with an oat and brown sugar topping, this granola pie is sure to be a hit at any holiday dinner.

From Family Circle

Apple Granola Pie

Salted Caramel Apples

Add refined flavor to a traditional autumn treat. After dipping apples in melted caramel, sprinkle them with sea salt flakes for a sweet and salty snack.

From Family Circle

Salted Caramel Apples

Double Chocolate Apples

Coated with chocolate and candy melts, these candied apples are a sweet treat for fall. Sprinkle apples with M&Ms before they harden for an extra dose of chocolate.

From Family Circle

Double Chocolate Apples

White Chocolate-Pistachio Apples

Dress up your dessert with more than just peanuts. Shelled, chopped pistachios give these candy-coated apples a sophisticated crunch.

From Family Circle

White Chocolate-Pistachio Apples

White Chocolate-Oreo Apples

Sandwich cookies give these candied apples a second dose of sweetness. Simply chop up Oreos and sprinkle the chunks on a dipped apple and let dry.

From Family Circle

White Chocolate-Oreo Apples

Chocolate Apples with Sprinkles

Put a twist on traditional caramel apples by coating the fruit with semisweet chocolate instead. Topped with nonpareils or sprinkles, they're a less-messy treat kids will love.

From Family Circle

Chocolate Apples with Sprinkles

Drizzled Chocolate Apples

Kids will love helping decorate these spooky autumn treats. After dipping apples in semisweet chocolate, use a piping bag to add the drizzle over the top.

From Family Circle

Drizzled Chocolate Apples

Banana-Nut Oatmeal

For a sweet and nutritious breakfast that'll keep you going all morning, try this oatmeal made with ripe bananas, steel-cut oats, brown sugar, and chopped walnuts.

From Family Circle

Banana-Nut Oatmeal

Jerk Chicken and Slaw

From Better Homes and Gardens

Jerk Chicken and Slaw

Tropical Berry Pops

This season's best berries bring a color palette of red, purple and blue to star in good-for-you desserts. They're light on calories and heavy on flavor.

From Midwest Living

Tropical Berry Pops

Strawberry and Mango Smoothies

From Midwest Living

Strawberry and Mango Smoothies

Apple-Cinnamon Parfaits

Combine crunchy and creamy textures when you make this parfait. Layered spiced apples, apple-cinnamon yogurt, and crunchy granola make it look as good as it tastes.

From Family Circle

Apple-Cinnamon Parfaits

Turkey-Swiss Chard Wraps with Apples

This turkey breast is extra tender after a stint in the slow cooker, and it's a delightful lunch or light dinner when wrapped in Swiss chard with apple, pistachios and a homemade dressing.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Turkey-Swiss Chard Wraps with Apples

Puff Pastry-Wrapped Mini Hot Dogs

These little appetizers are the grown-up version of pigs in a blanket. They take less than an hour including bake time—sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese or finely shredded Gruyere cheese on top for a warm, cheesy appetizer or snack.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Puff Pastry-Wrapped Mini Hot Dogs

Caramelized Peanut Brittle

Nothing says holidays more than homemade candy. Get started on yours now—you can make this delectable peanut brittle up to a month in advance to make things a little easier in the busy holiday season.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Caramelized Peanut Brittle

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