I’m gonna be REAL honest. I HATE to cook. Sometimes I’ll get this random weird desire to whip up a 5 course meal– but that wave hits me about once every 6-8 months. For the most part, my kitchen expertise consists of easy Pinterest recipes that I can pull together quickly or frozen store bought meals that require “open, heat, eat.” I’m not proud of it, but it’s who I am as a person. So in an effort to save face with my “love to cook” Southern ladies reading this, I’ve pulled together a list of my tried and true, always a hit, easy recipes. Whether you’re a mom with kids starting back to school, or you’re single and want to stop seeing your bank account only consist of restaurants (speaking from experience), or maybe you’re like me and just hate to cook– here are my yummy (sometimes healthy) “30ish minutes” dinner ideas! Keep reading!
This recipe was passed on to me by a friend and it is a STAPLE in our house. Some call it “Taco Soup,” but either way, it’s easy, it’s SO GOOD, and it just screams, “WELCOME FALL!”
I made this for the first time the other night. Not only was it EASY AS PIE, but my husband said this was one of his favorite dishes I had ever made. #thanksPinterest
1 lb ground beef
Chicken & Veggie Pasta
This is one I pulled together myself. Yes, out of my own brain. Can you believe it? It’s kind of like a healthy “bowl” you could get somewhere like Chipotle, except I use chicken, seasoned veggies and veggie pasta. This is one of our “go-to” healthy meals during the week.
One Dish Chicken, Potatoes, & Greens
I’m not sure if I saw this on Pinterest or by a friend, but this one dish meal is about as easy as it comes. If you stick around our house much, you’ll eat this meal a couple times a month. Don’t judge, we’re living our best life with this dish.
4-6 thawed, boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Chicken Parmesan Casserole
I came across this one on Pinterest and it’s been a hit for everyone who’s tried it. You can eat this by itself, or serve it over pasta (there’s a theme here *SMH*). Choosing veggie pasta can help you get an extra serving of veggies in for the kids (or your picky husband) without them even knowing it.
4 cups (about 1.5 pounds) fully cooked chicken (shredded or cubed)