Quick and Easy Dinners


Week 9/30/19

Happy Monday Babes! I’m back again with dinner for the week. These are sure to help fill everyone’s tummy without breaking the bank. I switched to a new recipe interface for my posts so that it was easier and now they’re pinnable AND printable so you can toss them right in your recipe book or tin if you want. The ingredients for each of these recipes added up to less than $50 for our family of 5 and I was hype. So here ya go, enjoy!

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Quick to put together, just pop in the oven and move on to another task until dinner is done.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 package Lipton onion soup mix
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup (10 oz can)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  • Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Add Chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper
  • Pour uncooked rice over chicken. Sprinkle with onion soup mix.
  • Combine mushroom soup and 1 1/2 cups of water. Pour over chicken.
  • Cover and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes or until rice is tender.

Notes

It should be noted that this recipe always takes the original poster 1 hour and 15 mintues but depending on your own variables, this recipe can take an extra 25 minutes. 

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

It's chicken and cheese so you really can't go wrong, lol.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Janelle

Equipment

  • 9x13 Casserole Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 pint Sour Cream
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup (10.5 Oz can)
  • 1 can Diced Green Chiles (4 Oz can)
  • 10 Flour Tortillas
  • 2 cups Mild Shredded Cheese
  • 3 Chicken Breast (precooked and cut up or use a rotisserie chicken)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Combine sour cream, soup, and chilies in a bowl
  • Take 3/4 cup of soup mixture and slather the entire bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish. This will be a thin layer that will help the enchiladas from sticking to the bottom.
  • In each tortilla, layer soup mixture, cheese & chicken. Roll up and place in the casserole dish. Top with remaining soup mixture and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted.

Notes

This recipe is orginally from Brenda Williams in the Laura’s Legacy Cookbook. But the website I found it on was sited and credited on this recipe card with the link. Hope you enjoy!

PARMESAN GARLIC SPAGHETTI

A quick 5 ingredient meal that is sure to fill your tummy when you need something quick but delicious or if you need a quick and delicious side. You can't go wrong with this one.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Damn Delicious

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Spaghetti
  • 10 tbsp butter
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves

Instructions

  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine butter, garlic and red pepper flakes over medium heat until the butter has melted. Cook, whisking constantly until the foam subsides and the butter begins to turn a golden brown, about 4-5 minutes, skimming foam as necessary.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in pasta and Parmesan until well combined, about 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Notes

5 ingredients and 20 minutes. How can you go wrong?!

Hawaiian Chicken Bake Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick dinner ideas, quick dinners, quick family meals, family dinners, quick and easy dinners, easy dinner ideas, quick and easy dinner ideas
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Kimber

Ingredients

  • 3-4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6-12 tbsp Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 can Pineapple Slices, drained
  • 6-8 Slices Provolone Cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F
  • Lay the chicken breast flat in a baking dish. Spread 1-2 Tbsp of BBQ sauce on each chicken breast.
  • Place 2 pineapple rings on each chicken breast.
  • Layer 2 slices of cheese on top of the pineapple on each chicken breast.
  • Lightly cover with foil and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Then remove the foil and continue to bake for 15-25 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear.
  • Serve with rice, greens, or potatoes.

Poor Mans Stew

A quick and hearty meal, perfect for fall and winter nights.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick dinner ideas, quick dinners, quick family meals, family dinners, quick and easy dinners, easy dinner ideas, quick and easy dinner ideas
Servings: 5 Servings
Author: Sarah Olson

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker (5 quarts or larger)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Beef Browned and drained
  • 1.5 lb Potatoes Diced large
  • 3 Carrots Sliced
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 1 Garlic Clove Minced
  • 6 ounce Tomato Paste Can
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano

Instructions

  • Add the cooked ground beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic to a 5-quart or larger slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the tomato paste, water, salt, pepper, onion powder, and oregano.
  • Pour this mixture over everything in the slow cooker. Stir.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 7 hours, without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • Serve with buttered sandwich bread or rolls.

Notes

From the OP: This recipe makes about 5 servings. The nutritional value below is for 1/5 of the recipe. Nutritional values are approximate. If you require a special diet, please use your own calculations

Would you like a dessert week too since the holidays are coming? I’ll be posting some fun dessert recipes that are quick and delicious and you can take them to any holiday party.

Always Remember You’re Beautiful!

-Lola

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