Simple Beef Stroganoff
Pantry Items: Egg noodles, cream of mushroom soup
Ready in 30 minutes! "This is a very simple and quick beef stroganoff that can be made after a busy day at work," says Brenda. "It uses ground beef and mushroom soup!"
Yummy Lemon Salmon Burgers
Pantry Items: Canned salmon, Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
"A quick, delicious, and nutritious way of serving up canned salmon," says MELDS. "You can enjoy this with or without the dressing, in a hamburger bun, or with a salad."
Spicy Tuna Rice Bowl
Pantry Items: olive-oil packed tuna, long-grain rice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil
"What we have here is equal parts tuna and rice by weight, which for me, gives this the perfect balance between protein and starch," says Chef John. "While this may remind some people of a fried rice dish, this is significantly lighter, and actually very low on the fat content, but that doesn't mean it's not satisfying, and like most rice dishes, it's very comforting."
Tomato-Cream Sauce for Pasta
Pantry Items: Diced tomatoes, pasta, olive oil
Ready in about 20 minutes! "So easy and so delicious!" says MariyaC. "The whole family keeps asking for more. Each time, I've followed the recipe 'as is' but added baby shrimp to the saute mix. The results never cease to amaze!"
Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers
Pantry Items: Canned black beans, onions, dried bread crumbs
Ready in about 35 minutes. "You will never want to eat frozen veggie burgers again," says LAURENMU. "These are so easy, and you'll be proud to have created such a vegetarian delight."
Baked Italian Chicken Thighs
Pantry Items: Ragú Simply Chunky Marinara Sauce, olive oil
Ready in about 40 minutes. "These juicy chicken thighs are topped with a flavorful blend of three cheeses and your favorite marinara sauce," says France C. "Serve over pasta or rice or alongside roasted potatoes for a tasty weeknight meal. I like to shred my own cheese, as I find it melts better, but feel free to use pre-shredded to save time."
Quick Spicy Black Bean Soup
Pantry Items: Chicken broth, black beans, corn, white rice
"Easy to prepare and very tasty!" says fabeveryday. "Makes a big portion so it’s great for meal prepping for lunches the next few days."
Easy Chicken Noodle Casserole
Pantry Items: Spaghetti, cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soups
"It is easy to prepare and everyone I have made it for really likes it!" says Daniella Stevens. "I like to cook my chicken ahead of time and freeze it, so that it is even quicker to make when I'm ready)."
Quick Chicken Divan
Pantry Items: Cream of chicken and cream of mushroom soups, frozen broccoli
Ready in about 45 minutes! "My family loves this recipe," says Shannon Fountain. "My kids love it because the broccoli is 'hidden' under all the chicken and cheese! This is an excellent way to use up leftovers."
Easy Tuna Casserole
Pantry Items: Canned tuna, cream of chicken soup, French fried onions, macaroni
"Tuna, macaroni, creamy soup, cheese and fried onions are all you need to make this super easy tuna casserole," says LMCDEVIT. "It's great as leftovers, too."
Pantry Items: Canned garbanzo beans, onions, dried bread crumbs
Ready in about 30 minutes! "This is a tasty dense falafel that contains no eggs," says JeanieMomof3. "Serve on pitas with tzatziki or tahini sauce with lettuce and tomato."
Red Lentil Curry
Pantry Items: Lentils, curry paste, tomato puree, onions
Ready in about 40 minutes! "This is a rich and hearty lentil curry, great as a main meal rather than as a side dish like the more traditional Indian dhal," says Emma Maher. "This really is an easy dish to make. This dish is great served with basmati rice."
Lori's Beef and Spaghetti Macaroni
Pantry Items: Spaghetti sauce, macaroni, onions
Ready in about 30 minutes! "This recipe was right up my alley!" raves Kelli. "Quick and easy to make plus my family LOVED it!"
Pantry Items: Spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, onions, noodles
Ready in 45 minutes. "This no-bake skillet lasagna is made right on your stovetop and is a fast and easy alternative to store-bought hamburger mixes!" says Brittany.
Chicken Cacciatore with Rice
Pantry Items: Whole peeled tomatoes, tomato sauce, instant rice
Ready in about 40 minutes. "What an easy and delicious recipe!" says Kim. "5 stars for simplicity alone! I actually used some leftover brown rice in place of the insta-rice to make it even easier, Served this topped with some freshly grated Parmesan and a side of roasted broccoli. Perfect easy dinner!"
Ranch Taco Soup
Pantry Items: Crushed tomatoes, canned pinto beans, corn, black beans, diced tomatoes and green chiles, black olives, ranch dressing mix, and taco seasoning mix
Ready in about 45 minutes. "This thick and hearty taco soup comes together in a flash," says Soup Loving Nicole. "The subtle hint of ranch sets it apart from your average taco soup. Garnish with chopped cilantro if desired."
Tender Tomato Chicken Breasts
Pantry Items: Stewed tomatoes, chicken broth (with mixed veggies from the freezer)
Ready in 45 minutes. "Being a mom of a 7 month old, I've learned to take a lot of shortcuts and still be able to cook quality food," says Erin. "This is quick, easy, and tasty. Serve with rice, if desired. To kick it up a bit, add chopped green peppers in with the tomatoes."