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?

Chicken Stuffed with Tomato and Cheese

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Chicken Stuffed with Tomato and Cheese

Turkey Sausage and Spinach Orecchiette

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Turkey Sausage and Spinach Orecchiette

Broccoli-Onion Pie

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Broccoli-Onion Pie

Meatballs in Creamy Dill Sauce

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Meatballs in Creamy Dill Sauce

Pork Medallions with Apples

From Family Circle

Pork Medallions with Apples

Chocolate Pancakes

Chocolate for breakfast? Sure when you make these chocolate pancakes filled with chocolate chips.

From Family Circle

Chocolate Pancakes

Chocolate Blitzen

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Chocolate Blitzen

Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Turn a yummy side dish into a delicious dessert. This quick and easy recipe will keep everyone wanting more.

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Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Savory Thyme Granola

Seasoned with bold flavors such as Parmesan cheese and Worcestershire sauce, this savory thyme granola is a homemade snack mix you're sure to come back to again and again.

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Savory Thyme Granola

Grilled Potato Slices

Grilling potatoes gives them a slightly sweet flavor and it frees up the oven and stovetop for other dishes, making this a wonderful side or appetizer for a crowd.

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Grilled Potato Slices

Sweet Potato Fries

You'll be surprised at how much better homemade sweet potato fries are than their diner counterparts. Slightly crispy and creamy on the inside, these fries are worth the effort.

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Sweet Potato Fries

Broiled Lobster Tails with Garlic-Chili Butter

Garlic-chili butter dresses up these broiled lobster tails. This no-fail recipe will have everyone clamoring for more.

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Broiled Lobster Tails with Garlic-Chili Butter

Garlic-Roasted Asparagus

Roasting asparagus brings out a slightly sweet flavor which pairs well with the classicly pungent notes of garlic. Try this for brunch alongside poached eggs, or as a dinner side with your favorite main dish meat or fish.

From Midwest Living

Garlic-Roasted Asparagus

Moroccan Beef and Pumpkin Bake

Ground beef, vegetables, and couscous are covered with a sweet cornbread topping in this spicy and surprisingly low-calorie casserole dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Moroccan Beef and Pumpkin Bake

Golden Squash Bisque

By starting with cooked squash, you can get this comforting soup recipe from the stove to the table in under 30 minutes. Serve it with a stack of crackers, crusty Italian bread, or a simple salad to complete the meal.

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Golden Squash Bisque

Pretty in Pink Smoothie

The flavors of watermelon, strawberries, and fresh basil join forces in this fresh smoothie that's just right on a warm summer day.

From Midwest Living

Pretty in Pink Smoothie

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Nothing beats a warm and gooey chocolate chunk cookie, except perhaps one you make at home. Make an extra batch of dough, portion cookies, and store in the freezer to bake off another day when you need a treat.

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Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ranger Cookies

Your favorite on-the-go goodie gets the dessert treatment. Mix raisins, dried cherries, dried cranberries, and more dried fruit bits to create this sweet and filling snack.

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Ranger Cookies

Mexican Cornmeal Pancakes with Black Bean and Pineapple Salsa

A spicy and sweet black bean and pineapple salsa tops savory pancakes for a Mexican meal fit for brunch or dinner. Pieces of ham add salty, meaty flavor to each tasty cornmeal cake.

From Midwest Living

Mexican Cornmeal Pancakes with Black Bean and Pineapple Salsa

Blue Cheese Broccoli au Gratin

Bacon and bread crumbs add texture to this cheesy broccoli casserole. Turn this into a make-ahead dish by following the prep steps, then chill it for up to 24 hours before baking.

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Blue Cheese Broccoli au Gratin

Almond-Clementine Lace Cookies

In under an hour, you can turn out bakery-quality cookies. Use clementine or orange juice to give the thin shells fresh flavor.

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Almond-Clementine Lace Cookies

Cherry-Almond Spritz Sandwich Cookies

These classic cookies are ready in less than 30 minutes, so you can whip them up all season long. Use real maraschino cherries and almond extract to create the creamy filling.

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Cherry-Almond Spritz Sandwich Cookies

Soba Noodles with Spring Vegetables

This 30-minute meal is perfect weeknight food and is a great way to use up leftover chicken in a new way. Both Asian soba noodles and whole-wheat spaghetti work well in this noodle bowl.

From Midwest Living

Soba Noodles with Spring Vegetables

Avocado Smoothie

Avocado adds healthy and filling fats to a morning smoothie and lends creamy texture. Alongside banana, orange juice, ginger, and honey, it's a nutritious way to start the day.

From Midwest Living

Avocado Smoothie

Basil, Chicken, and Tomatoes

Rotisserie chicken and fresh ingredients including tomatoes and avocadoes combine in this quick dinner salad that's satisfying and nourishing. It's perfect for those eating Paleo or gluten-free diets.

From Midwest Living

Basil, Chicken, and Tomatoes

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