Speedy Shepherd's Pie
Making the most of supermarket convenience items gets this family favorite on the table in a flash. Precut matchstick carrots are easier to chop into small pieces quickly, and using prepared mashed potatoes for the topping is a good trick for when you don't have leftover mashed potatoes on hand.
Sausage and Black-Eyed Pea Hash
This simple one-dish meal is made even more delicious with a fried egg on top of each plate; the yolk creates its own creamy sauce. If you can find fresh peas, use them in place of canned.
Crisp Cauliflower Fritters
Mom's Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Baked Mozzarella Bites
Serve this quick after-school snack to your kids as an alternative to traditional fried cheesesticks.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
You probably have everything on hand to make these chewy, chocolaty peanut butter cookies. To fit the cookies on a single sheet pan, divide cookies into 5 rows of 4. Pressing the cookies flat helps them bake quickly and get lovely crisp edges; otherwise they'll be too round and undercooked.
Sirloin Steaks with Mushroom Sauce and Chive-Garlic Potatoes
It doesn't get heartier than a big piece of steak topped with savory gravy and paired with creamy mashed potatoes. And our version manages to keep calories in check: The whole meal has just 326, with just 3.4 grams of saturated fat. For the full steak house experience, add this 86-calorie-per-serving Creamed Spinach.
Sausage and Chicken Gumbo
Quick Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup in just 20 minutes? Absolutely! Heat the broth mixture in the microwave to jump-start the cooking. Meanwhile, sauté the aromatic ingredients in your soup pot to get this dish under way. Though we like the shape of fusilli, you can also make this soup with wide egg noodles, rotini, or even orzo.
Chip-Crusted Fish Fillets
The tang in the salt and vinegar chips mellows as the fish bakes in the oven, creating a crunchy spin on fish and chips. Look to hook-and-line-caught Atlantic or Pacific cod for the most sustainable choice.
Steak Tips with Peppered Mushroom Gravy
Briefly cooking the gravy with thyme sprigs saves the time of stripping the tiny leaves from the stem, but still gives you the herb’s woodsy flavor. Serve this rich and hearty beef mixture on a bed of egg noodles and you will find that this comforting meal is just the thing you had in mind.
Speedy Chicken Potpie
Linguine with Easy Meat Sauce
For picky eaters, try serving this meat sauce over whimsically shaped pasta, like bow ties, rotini, or wagon wheels.
Barbecue Pulled Chicken Sliders
Didn't think pulled chicken was possible in less than 20 minutes? You'll become a believer once you try your first bite of this delicious sweet and savory sandwich. For a less sweet option, use sliced dill pickles.
Salmon Croquettes are packed with fresh flavors from lemon juice, green onions, and red bell pepper. Easy to prepare and even more easily devoured, if the question around your house is centered on what’s for dinner, then the answer is Salmon Croquettes.
Ham and Swiss Egg Sandwiches
Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon
Quick Fall Minestrone
Pork Chops with Country Gravy
Quick Chicken and Dumplings
Steak and Cheese Sandwiches with Mushrooms
Ham and Cheese Hash Browns
Creamy Herbed Mashed Potatoes
Pan-Seared Shrimp Po' Boys
Chipotle Sloppy Joes
Grilled Turkey and Ham Sandwiches
Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup with Chicken
Sausage, Pepper, and Mushroom Pizza
Sausage, Escarole, and White Bean Ragout
Spicy Sweet-and-Sour Pork
Straw and Hay Alfredo with Roasted Asparagus
Root Beer Sloppy Joes
Root beer adds a warm caramel note to these fun sandwiches. Serve with baked sweet potato chips.