Sometimes getting dinner on the table seems like a daunting task, but with a little preplanning, it can be quick and easy and even save you money. These quick and easy dinner recipes make getting dinner on the table faster than ordering take-out!
This first recipe is great for the Mexican food lover. The soup and sour cream combine with the taco sauce and chilies to create a creamy but flavor filled sauce. The chips add a simple but nice contrast. You can control the spiciness of this dish by using either a hot or mild taco sauce.
Chicken n’ Chips
1 can cream of chicken soup
8 ounces sour cream
2 tablespoons taco sauce
1/4 cup chopped green chilies
3 cups cubed chicken
12 slices American cheese slices
4 cups broken tortilla chips
Stir together the soup, sour cream, taco sauce and chopped chilies.
In a shallow 2 qt baking dish layer 1/2 of the chicken, soup mixture, cheese and tortilla chips. Repeat Layers.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.
Serve the Chicken n’ Chips with Spanish rice, refried beans and a fresh, crisp salad.
The second recipe is an easy spin on the traditional comfort food of Beef Stroganoff. The aroma of the garlic cooking is fabulous. The flavors meld together very nicely.
Quick and Easy Beef Stroganoff
beef round steaks – cubed; 1 pound
1 onion chopped
can mushrooms do not drain: 1 4-ounce
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3 teaspoons beef bouillon
3 cups water
4 cups medium egg noodles
1 cup sour cream
Spray a large pot with cooking spray. Cook beef, onions, mushrooms and garlic over medium high heat. Stir occasionally until meat is cooked through.
Add water, beef bouillon, egg noodles and sour cream to the meat mixture. Turn the heat up to high and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, turn heat down to low (do not cover). Cook on low for 5-7 minutes until pasta is desired doneness, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat. Let sit 4-5 minutes before serving. Sauce will thicken as it stands.
To round out this meal, serve with fresh rolls that are warmed in the oven and canned or frozen peas.
This third recipe is a stick to your ribs kind of meal. The stuffing gives this recipe a nice change of pace from your tradition meat and potatoes type dinner. This recipe is also very budget friendly.
Hearty Hamburger Casserole
ground beef: 1 pound
chunky vegetable soup: 1 19-ounce can
package instant stuffing mix:1 6-ounce
shredded Cheddar cheese: 1/2 cup
Brown beef in a large skillet until no longer pink. Drain any fat and stir in soup. Set aside.
Prepare stuffing mix according to package directions while beef is cooking.
Spray a 2 qt baking dish with cooking spray. Spoon half of the stuffing into baking dish. Layer with beef mixture, cheese and remaining stuffing.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.
This is pretty close to a one-dish meal, but to make it complete, serve with fresh, warmed rolls and a side salad.
These quick and easy dinner recipes should provide some variety to your dinner repertoire and at the same time get dinner on the table fast!