You’ve worked your butt off all day, you’re tired, the kids are tired, your partner is tired, even the dog is tired and you’ve got to cook dinner.
You’ve checked the freezer for easy meals – nothing… Urrgghhhh… That means you actually have to cook! Then again, that doesn’t necessarily mean slaving in your kitchen for hours. Here are some simple, quick, and easy recipes for dinner for when you don’t feel like cooking! From start to finish – all are under 25 minutes or less!
It takes about 20 minutes to cook – but only 5 minutes to assemble. Serve it with some frozen veggies (cook for 7 minutes in the microwave) and a good splash of good ole’ Aussie Tomato Sauce. They are delicious cold for school lunches the next day too! This is like a ‘Cheaters’ version of sausage rolls!
They are easy, good for you and the kids love them. Takes about 15 minutes to put together, and 5 minutes to cook. Best of all – serve on their own!
This is actually one of my favourite dinner recipes. Cook the sausages in a moderate oven for 20 minutes until cooked (or you can grill or BBQ them!) Serve with mashed potato and gravy. Will take about 20 minutes all up if you put the potatoes on at the same time you put the sausages in the oven! Throw some onion rings in the gravy if you have the time for an even more delicious meal!
4. Fried Rice
Got some leftover meat in the fridge? Cut it up finely, throw it in a fry pan with some onion and a hand full of frozen veggies, add some cooked rice (takes 10 minutes in the microwave) – add some soy sauce and your done! All up – 15 minutes!
Got some pitta bread or some pre-made pizza dough in the freezer? Then you have a meal! If you have no pizza sauce, just use Tomato or BBQ sauce as a base, throw any leftover meats, capsicum, onion, cheese – whatever you have. Place under the grill for about 7 minutes – and you’re done!!
Got some mince – then try this cheaters recipe for dinner (click on the link!). Provided you have all the ingredients in the house – it will honestly take less than 10 minutes to get the meal on the table. Just use the vegies you have on hand – it’s especially good with cabbage!
Grab the recipe here!
Great for the kids – easy for you!
I love this recipe – you throw all the ingredients in together – and out comes a quiche with ready-made pastry – it’s a miracle!
Super healthy, quick to throw together and totally delicious – this should be a part of every busy family’s weeknight meal plan!
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What do you cook when you don’t feel like it? Tell us some of your favourite recipes for dinner!